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Another casualty of war, another suicide; Will no one blame the...

- Another soldier’s suicide underscores the VA’s enormous challenge: Keeping veterans alive, as the U.S. Army last week in a maddeningly obtuse report blames "high...

Virtual Iraq/Afghanistan: How its helping Troops and Vets with PTSD

Back in May 2010, we ran an article Virtual Reality Combat Simulations as a Treatment for PTSD that resulted in a heated debate about...

House Committee Investigates How to Connect Injured Veterans with Innovative Treatment

Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, July 21, 2010, House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bob Filner (D-CA) led a roundtable discussion to review innovative treatment...

Veterans Administration Needs to Take Charge and Become Advocates for Change

- President Obama: “Whether you left the service in 2009 or 1949, we will fulfill our responsibility to deliver the benefits and care that...

No More Neocon Twaddle about the ‘Potential for Fraud’ on PTSD

via mal contends - Servicemen and women take an oath to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution, but their word on how they're doing afterwards is...

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News

From the VA:  "Soldiers killed themselves at the rate of one per day in June making it the worst month on record for Army suicides......

Helping Vets, Court diverts ex-military into treatment program

This idea is catching on across the nation: Let's not throw our veterans into prison when they get home. By Carol Ann Alaimo in the Arizona...

A predictable suicide at Camp Lejeune

- A doctor warned that mental health care for violent, disturbed Marines was inadequate. Sgt. Tom Bagosy proved it - By Mark Benjamin at Salon Marine...

End of an UNFAIR process for PTSD Veterans

By Eric Shinseki For 38 years, I was privileged to serve the men and women entrusted with our nation's security. The character of their service...

Regional Veterans News 7/14/10

Regional Veterans News 7/14/10 Regional stories on veterans’ health, education, benefits, legal affairs and other issues today from: Denver, Colorado - Denver's Brandon Center serves women...

Regional Veterans News 7/13/10

Regional Veterans News 7/13/10 Regional stories on veterans’ health, education, benefits, legal affairs and other issues today from: Jamestown, North Dakota - U.S. Sen Byron Dorgan...

PTSD Claims: Making the Process Easier for Our Veterans

TheWhite House Blog By Tammy Duckworth We often hear the cliché, “the fog of war”—a simplified expression used to describe the chaos and confusion so often...

New PTSD Rules Hailed by Veterans for Common Sense

Veterans for Common Sense Petitions VA to Improve PTSD Benefits From CNN: WHITFIELD: So is this good news in your view? SULLIVAN: This is great news and...

President Obama: Fixing VA and Providing More Help for Veterans with...

The first thing one needs to do to fix something is see that it's broken. I have never seen a president acknowledge what President Obama...

Obama: More post-traumatic stress help for vets

- No longer will veterans have to prove what caused their illness. Instead, they would have to show that the conditions surrounding the time...

Cautious Optimism Meets New VA Rule to Help Veterans with PTSD

By Aaron Glantz  (Bay Citizen / New America Media) San Francisco, California - When Walter Williams came home from his tours in Iraq and Afghanistan in...

Regional Veterans News 6/15/10

Regional stories on veterans’ health, education, benefits and other issues today from Lincoln, Nebraska; Vacaville, California; Seattle, Washington; Charlottesville, Virginia; Rural Alaska; Springfield, Missouri; Madison, Wisconsin; and Rifle, Colorado,

PTSD: VVAW Jumping in with Both Feet

By Ray Parrish, VVAW Veterans Benefits Counselor As mentioned in a previous article, Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) intends expanding its capability to offer...

VVAW to offer Expanded Services to Vets with PTSD

I ran across two articles in the latest edition of Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) The Veteran - Spring 2010 - newsletter both...

Soldiers & Suicide: A Warrior Poet’s Nightmare

This heart wrenching take on Soldiers, Veterans, and Suicide was sent into us by Brother Willie Hager and our friends at VetSpeak. Graphics added by...

Virtual Reality Combat Simulations as a Treatment for PTSD

Recently we at Veterans Today have been getting a lot of feedback both positive and negative on the Pentagon's experimentation with Virtual Reality War...

Wisconsin to Honor Vietnam War Veterans

Madison, Wisconsin—The Vietnam War veterans were betrayed. That's not the official slogan of the welcome-home Vietnam War veterans event to held be May 21-23 at Lambeau Field...

PTSD is Real, PTSD Fraud is Not – Veterans rebuttal to...

VCS Responds to AP: PTSD is Real, PTSD Fraud is Not Written by VCS - Republished on Veterans Today by permission from Veterans for Common...

PTSD Continues as Veteran Bashing Grows

As the political fallout continues over Allen Breed's AP hit job published over the weekend asserting that U.S. veterans and reformist DVA elements effectively collude to commit...

U.S. Troops Are Technically War Criminals, Fearing Hostile VA

Just off the phone with a veteran who told me U.S. soldiers and Marines often take pictures in war zones of enemy dead in...

AP: VA System Is ‘Too Easy’ for Veterans to File Claims!!

As PTSD claims soar, the systemic problem at the U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs is the ease with which veterans file for disability benefit...