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Veterans First – Not Veterans Last

The Department of Labor (DOL) has a "Homeless Veterans Reintegration Project" that is operated out of the office of the Assistant Secretary of Veterans Employment and Training.

Veterans Suicide – Ken Smith on Iran’s Press TV

Military suicides have increased since the start of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a study conducted by the Center for a New American Security.

A Veteran Commits Suicide Every 80 Minutes

A veteran commits suicide every 80 minutes, according to a study published Monday.

American Prosthetic Sharing Program

"Used Prosthesis should be brought to foreign military veterans."

Veterans Unemployment Continues

I was called recently by someone I know, who asked me to talk to a veteran that he knew who was in trouble.

“When Jane & Johnny Come Marching Homeless”

There are hidden wounds soldiers have always experienced upon returning home from every war- this documentary will shed Light and Healing on these many issues through the Voices of Veterans and their Families.

All Men Are Created Equal – Except Homeless Veterans

Since our nations founding, America's Veterans have fought for our liberties contained within our Constitution and Bill of Rights.

“Traumatic Brain Injury and the Great Lie”

I recently was invited by a good friend who lives in the Berkshire mountains of western Massachusetts to participate in a panel discussion about PTSD and TBI .

“PTSD Secrets”

I must confess right upfront that this posting is a little self promotion. Well, kind of. Three months ago, a dear friend of mine that I have known for over 25-years contacted me with an urgent request concerning his son who had recently returned from Afghanistan.

How to Stay on Top of GI Bill Benefits

Even before the semester starts, I’m sure my Veterans office on campus is tired of me. I often call or email questions about my enrollment, or if VA has paid my tuition bill.

VA Reaches Out to Veterans to Explain Upcoming Changes to GI...

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is reaching out to inform Veterans of recent changes made by Congress to the Post 9/11 GI Bill that take effect in 2011.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – August 03, 2011

On August 1, major changes to the GI Bill went into effect. Learn more about the changes and how they can affect you at VAntage Point.

IAVA: VA Makes Strides to Cut Down New GI Bill Claim...

Yesterday, the VA held an important conference call on how New GI Bill 2.0 will empower them to improve processing and delivery of education...

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News

From The VA VA’s The American Veteran Wins Two Emmy Awards VA’s video magazine, The American Veteran, recently received two Emmy Awards at the...

Regional Veterans News 6/10/10

Regional stories on veterans' health, education and other benefits and issues today from Meridith, Vermont, Atlanta, Georgia, Monterey, California, Reading, Pennsylvania, Elmira, New York, Winter Springs, Florida, San Rafael, California, Salt Lake City, Utah, andCharlotte, North Carolina.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced an $80 million competition Monday that asks the private sector to address some of the department's biggest challenges.

Regional Veterans News 6/9/10

Regional stories on veterans' health, education and other benefits and issues today from Big Spring, Texas, Chicago, Illinois, Salem, Oregon, Manatee, Florida, Rome, Georgia, Buffalo, New York, Cape May, New Jersey, Martinsburg, West Virginia, San Francisco, California, and Helena, Montana.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News

“Where can you find the highest quality health care in the U.S. ? There isn't one single answer, but believe it or not, many studies and independent experts point to the Veterans Health Administration as among the best.” So begins a June 2, 2010, article on MarketWatch, the Dow Jones online daily financial news report. The article quotes Elizabeth McGlynn, associate director of Rand Health, a division of the Rand Corp., in Santa Monica , Calif. , who co-authored a comparative study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in 2004 that found the VA outperformed its community health-care counterparts by 20 percentage points in preventive care. It also performed significantly better on chronic disease care and in overall quality.

Regional Veterans News

Regional stories on veterans' health, education and other benefits and issues today from Brunswick, Florida, Sacramento, California, Columbus, Ohio, Houston, Texas, Fishers, Indiana, Syracuse, New York, Roanoke, Virginia, Tucson, Arizona, Castro Valley, California, and Springfield, Missouri.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News

From The VA Secretary Highlights VA’s Homeless, Suicide Prevention Efforts On Thursday, Secretary Shinseki visited the Canandaigua, NY VA Medical Center in an effort...

Regional Veterans News 6/7/10

Regional stories on veterans' health, education and other benefits and issues today from Lancaster, Ohio, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Greencastle, Pennsylvania, Billings, Montana, Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Stamford, Connecticut, Portland, Maine, Enid, Oklahoma, Sheridan, Wyoming, and LeRoy, Illinois.

Regional Veterans News 6/6/10

Regional stories on veterans' health, education and other benefits and issues today from Homelake, Colorado, Shreveport, Louisiana, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Knoxville,Tennessee, St. Louis, Missouri, Nashville, Tennessee, Houston, Texas, Roseburg, Oregon, New Milford, Connecticut, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Regional Veterans News 6/5/10

Regional stories on veterans' health, education and other benefits and issues today from Brattleboro, Vermont, Emmitsburg, Maryland, San Francisco, California, Jacksonville, Florida, Cleveland, Ohio, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Fort Worth, Texas, Sacramento, California, Raleigh, North Carolina, and Buffalo, New York.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News

Nine out of 10 Veterans have never been tested for HIV. That’s going to change! Every year, the U.S. marks June 27 as National HIV Testing Day. This year, VA is going one better. We’re having VA HIV Testing Week, June 27–July 3. The week will kick off a sustained effort to increase HIV testing throughout VHA, with a goal of diagnosing those Veterans with HIV and providing them with the care they need.

Regional Veterans News 6/4/10

Regional stories on veterans' health, education and other benefits and issues today from Springfield, Massachusetts, San Antonio, Texas, Swannanoa, North Carolina, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Williamsburg, Virginia, Scottsdale, Arizona, Union Grove, Wisconsin, Columbus, Georgia, Jackson, Mississippi, The Dalles Oregon, and Canandaigua, New York.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News

Oncology Nurse Cathy Stinnett at the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center in Muskogee , Okla. , feels a passion for what she does and gets a lot of fulfillment from being there to help patients and family members through some of their most trying times. In May, Oncology Nurse Month, Stinnet was featured in a Tulsa World newspaper article about her job and the work she does daily to help patients deal with the serious challenges of cancer.

Regional Veterans News 6/3/10

Regional stories on veterans' health, education and other benefits and issues today from Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Churchville, New Jersey, Portland, Oregon, Yankton, South Dakota, Yakima, Washington, San Diego, California, Richmond, Virginia, Canton, Ohio, and Stillwell, Kansas.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News

The 24th National Veterans Golden Age Games wrapped up over the weekend, having set a record for attendance.

Regional Veterans News 6/2/10

Regional stories on veterans' health, education and other benefits and issues today from

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News

Watch this video to learn how Vet Centers provide free readjustment services for Veterans who served in combat—all in an environment Veterans find comfortable. This includes group and individual counseling, family counseling, and more.

Regional Veterans News 6/1/10

Regional stories on veterans' health, education and other benefits and issues today from Syracuse, New York, Phoenix, Arizona, Ottawa, Illinois, Salt Lake City, Utah, Rapid City, South Dakota, Huntsville, Alabama, Fresno, California, Washington, DC, Panama City, Florida, and Wilton, Connecticut.

Regional Veterans News 5/31/10

Regional stories on veterans' health, education and other benefits and issues today from Salem, Oregon, White Haven, Pennsylvania, Timonium, Maryland, Mattapan, Massachusetts, San Rafael, California, San Jose, California, Prescott, Arizona, Woodbury, Minnesota, Birmingham, Alabama, and Iron Mountain, Michigan.

Regional Veterans News 5/30/10

Regional stories on veterans' health, education and other benefits and issues today from Detroit, Michigan, Jacksonville, Florida, Bay City, Michigan, Knoxville, Tennessee, Kinston, North Carolina, San Mateo, California, Austin, Texas, Belleville, Illinois, and Seattle, Washington.

Regional Veterans News 5/29/10

Regional stories on veterans' health, education and other benefits and issues today from Newtown, Pennsylvania, Rock Island, Illinois, Watertown, Wisconsin, Helena, Montana, Silver City, New Mexico, New Bedford, Massachusetts, Knoxville, Tennessee, Phoenix, Arizona, and Moultrie, Georgia.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News

President Barack Obama will deliver the Memorial Day address at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery’s 11th Annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 31, 2010.

Regional Veterans News 5/28/10

Regional stories on veterans' health, education and other benefits and issues today from Molalla, Oregon, Scranton, Pennsylvania, Goshen, Indiana, Menifee, California, Madison, Wisconsin, Atlanta, Georgia, Leavenworth, Kansas, White Plains, New YorkJacksonville, Florida, Wilmington, and North Carolina.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News

National Veterans Golden Age Games Kick Off Vets from around the nation are in Des Moines, IA to compete in the 24th National Veterans Golden Age Games, the largest annual sports competition of its kind. On Tuesday, VA Chief of Staff John Gingrich (left) thanked sponsors and medical center staff.Learn more

Regional Veterans News 5/27/10

Regional stories on veterans' health, education and other benefits and issues today from Saratoga Springs, New York, Cleveland, Wisconsin, Des Moines, Iowa, Lansing, Michigan, Gainesville, Florida, Bristol, Virginia, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

Regional Veterans News 5/26/10

Regional stories on veterans' health, education and other benefits and issues today from Atascadero Lake, CaliforniaTampa, Florida, Brewton, Alabama, Deptford, New Jersey, Austin, Texas, Asheville, North Carolina, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Plainville, Connecticut, and San Diego, California.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News

Secretary Shinseki Addresses Veteran Homelessness On Thursday, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki and HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan appeared before the U.S. Senate to talk about Veteran homelessness. Secretary Shinseki also addressed the issue recently in this short video.