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Disabled Vets National Foundation Supportive of Legislative Efforts to Address Backlog...

The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (www.dvnf.org), a nonprofit veterans service organization that focuses on helping men and women who serve and return home wounded or sick after defending our safety and our freedom, is praising recent legislation that would form a commission to evaluate new ways to reduce the backlog of veterans' claims.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – October 15, 2013

If you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one, visit Military Pathways to take a free, anonymous, online self-assessment for common mental health conditions such as depression, posttraumatic stress disorder or generalized anxiety disorder.

Sanders Says Seniors and Disabled Veterans Deserve More Help, Not Cuts

With senior poverty in the United States significantly increasing, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today expressed deep concern that Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees may receive only a 1.5 percent cost-of-living adjustment next year.

Veteran Justice Demanded from Federal Judge

In a Central District Federal Courtroom on August 16, it was a battle over "plain language" as a team of well-prepared ACLU attorneys overwhelmed an unimpressive team of U.S. Attorneys from the Department of Justice in defining the law and the facts regarding a lawsuit against the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on behalf of disabled and homeless Veterans.

Disabled Veterans National Foundation Applauds Department of Transportation's Training Grants for...

The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (www.dvnf.org), a non-profit veterans service organization that focuses on helping men and women who serve and return home wounded or sick after defending our safety and our freedom, applauds the Department of Transportation's grant to assist veterans in getting hired in the commercial trucking industry.

Veterans Protest GOP Limits on Veterans Tax Credits

Veterans groups are rising up against what they consider a “shameful” move by Republican state lawmakers to strap limits on a popular tax credit for 100 percent disabled veterans and surviving spouses.

National Emergency! Reinstate the Draft

Fellow Americans, Reveille is sounding and it’s time to wake up! Our country is in a “State of Emergency” as a major war is being waged on our homeland soil against the very men and women who wage war in our behalf around the world.

Senate Opposes Cuts to Social Security – Veterans Benefits

The Senate tonight voted to block cuts in benefits for Social Security and disabled veterans.

Sanders Questions Vets Service Organizations on Cuts in Disability Benefits

As a Friday deadline neared in Congress’s latest budget showdown, Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today questioned veterans group leaders about a proposal that would cut the benefits of more than 3.2 million disabled veterans and more than 55 million Social Security recipients.

The Abuse, Abandonement and Planned Replacement of the American Soldier


New Members Appointed to VA Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced the appointment of six new members to the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – January 16, 2013

Veterans with Physical Disabilities Take on Sports: Disabled U.S. Navy Veteran and U.S. Paralympian Michael Johnston encourages fellow Veterans to use adaptive sports to get back in the game with a new PSA from VA and U.S. Paralympics.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 03, 2012

The Southwest Riverside County chapter of the Military Officers Association of America meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5," and "is focused on supporting members who are struggling with the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – October 24, 2012

More than 200 wounded Veterans are taking part in this year's Ride 2 Recovery, a seven day, 450 mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Many of the Vets were recruited at VA's resident trauma recovery program.

Returning Veterans to Functionality

A close up of a person with a prosthetic leg walking down a wooden staircaseThe U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides Kinesiotherapy services to Veterans and Servicemembers by using scientifically based exercises that are modified to enhance the strength, endurance, and mobility of individuals with physical limitations or those requiring extended physical conditioning.

Veterans Learn About Sports…and Themselves

The goal of the National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic is to let our nation’s heroes know that they can successfully adapt to their new lives after an injury, discover new interests and continue to participate in many activities they enjoyed in the past.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – September 04, 2012

Disabled Veterans are among the athletes competing at the Paralympics in London. Army Vet Eric Hollen, pictured left, represented the U.S. in the target shooting competition.

For Disabled Vets Awaiting Benefits, Location Matters

If you're a Northern California veteran who has waited a year for a decision on a war-related disability claim, you might consider a move to South Dakota -- where the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs typically responds in less than half the time.

For Disabled Veterans Awaiting Benefits Decisions, Location Matters

If you’re a Northern California veteran who has waited a year for a decision on a war-related disability claim, you might consider a move to South Dakota – where the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs typically responds in less than half the time.

VA’s Family Caregiver Program Aids Disabled Veterans in Their Homes

The Clinton mom has been serving as a caregiver for her son, Nathan Florey, now 27, since he suffered an aneurysm during a 2008 Army deployment to Iraq.

Goverment’s Cowardly Betrayal!

Anyone who has been paying the slightest bit of attention knows that we are living in some very perilous times here on American soil.

House Approves Vets Legislation, Sends Two Bills to Senate for Consideration

The House unanimously approved Monday two bills meant to help jobless and disabled veterans

Paralympic Program Motivates Disabled Veterans

The best way to learn about opportunities is to talk to your VA clinical team who can help you choose the right sport.

Veterans Face Ruin Awaiting Benefits as Wounded Swamp VA

Rebecca Tews sat at her kitchen table in North Aurora, Illinois, stared into her laptop and tried to find a place for her family to live.

Disabled Army Vet Faces Deportation for Volunteering to Serve Community

Zahid Chaudhry, a disabled US Army vet, is facing deportation proceedings because he volunteered to assist his local police department as an emergency volunteer.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News April 06, 2012

Improving the health and health care of women Veterans is a high priority within the Department of Veterans Affairs, said a panel of leading researchers on March 27.

Iraq, Afghanistan Vets Find Healing in Helping Wounded Warriors

Five years after suffering a traumatic brain injury in combat, Chris Carver is among a growing legion of veterans from operations in Iraq and Afghanistan who have discovered the healing power of helping other wounded warriors on their road to recovery.

Veterans with Disabilities Take Rehabilitation to New Elevations

This week, nearly 400 Veterans will hit the slopes for the 26th National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, taking place in Snowmass Village, Colo., March 25 - 30.

Paralympians Provide Example, Inspiration to Disabled Vets

As disabled veterans gathered at the base of Snowmass Mountain to tackle their first ski runs on adaptive skis during the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, they had an unexpected cheering squad: U.S. Paralympians, including two training for the 2012 Summer Games in London.

Disabled Veterans Use Adaptive Sports in Rehabilitation

After 10 years of war, disabled Veterans are returning to new challenges, finding ways to live life to the fullest while overcoming their disabilities.

124th Anniversary Celebration of the Deed of 1888

A Grateful and Patriotic Tribute to John P. Jones and Arcadia B. de Baker Benevolent Land Grantors of the March 5, 1888

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – February 10, 2012

VA is sending new Health Benefits Handbooks to Veterans enrolled in VA health care starting this month. The handbooks are personalized with details on VA health services each Veteran may be eligible to receive.

Veterans and Beneficiaries Receive 2012 Cost of Living Adjustment

Veterans, their families, and survivors receiving benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs saw a 3.6 percent increase in their compensation and pension benefits beginning January 1.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – January 30, 2012

The National Salute to Veteran Patients program encourages all Americans to visit and volunteer at VA medical centers and to send letters of thanks or valentines to those who have protected our nation.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – January 03, 2012

A joint US-South Korean investigation team announced that it discovered no evidence of Agent Orange during its probe into claims that the toxic defoliant was buried on Camp Carroll.

Devine Providence Can Be Found If You Just Look Around

Sometimes there is meaning even in worse-case scenarios

VA Publishes Final Regulation on Clothing Allowance Eligibility

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki today announced the publication of a final regulation in the Federal Register on clothing allowance that expands the eligibility criteria for Veterans with multiple prosthetic and orthopedic devices or skin conditions caused by prescribed medications.

Connecting Disabled Veterans with Golf Enriches Lives at Iowa Event

Nearly 240 Veterans with injuries and other disabilities will be in Iowa to participate in the National Veterans TEE (Training, Exposure, and Experience) Tournament Sept. 12-15.

VA Paralympic Program Office Launches Website for Disabled Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has launched its Paralympic Program website as part of VA’s ongoing commitment to support the rehabilitation and recovery of disabled Veterans through participation in adaptive sports.

Veterans Administration Inspector General Audit Report

The VA office of the Inspector General (OIG) released today “Audit of Veteran Owned and Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Programs.”