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Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – August 20, 2013

Today, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Young Invincible announced the Healthy Young America video contest in an effort to inform young people about health insurance coverage and new options under the Affordable Care Act.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 19, 2012

On December 18, Sen. Daniel Inouye, an Army Veteran of World War II, Medal of Honor recipient, and longstanding Veterans advocate, passed away at the age of 88.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – November 19, 2012

Four patients at one of Pittsburgh's Veterans Affairs hospitals have been successfully treated for Legionnaire's disease, and the hospital's water supply is being chlorinated to prevent others from catching the sometimes deadly form of pneumonia.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – July 23, 2012

1-877-WAR-VETS is a confidential call center where combat Veterans and their families can call to talk about their military experience or any other issue they are facing in their readjustment to civilian life.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – July 19, 2012

A VA outpatient clinic in Tulsa, Oklahoma is taking new strides to provide comprehensive health care for women Veterans.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – July 16, 2012

U.S. Navy Veteran and longtime movie icon Ernest Borgnine died at the age of 95 on July 8. Raised during the Great Depression, Borgnine enlisted in the Navy in 1935, mainly to help his family through the difficult times.

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

A Pentagon review of compensation members of the National Guard and reservists receive is recommending that changes be made to make salaries and benefits more equitable, according to an article from The Associated Press.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – July 02, 2012

In support of homeless Veterans, one VA employee bicycled from West Virginia to Washington, D.C. to raise money.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News June 14, 2012

On Tuesday, New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver "and Assemblywoman Addie Russell...announced the passage of legislation requiring the Division of Veteran's Affairs to develop a program that will assist New York's men and women veterans who are suffering from military sexual trauma (MST).

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News May 31, 2012

On May 30, VA Secretary Shinseki partnered with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Donovan to discuss the progress in ending Veteran homelessness at the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News May 26, 2012

The 13-year program will “honor and give thanks to a generation of proud Americans” who served in Vietnam.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News May 18, 2012

A disabled veteran has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider anew whether states violate federal law when they allow divorce courts to count a veteran’s disability compensation in calculating spousal support.

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

On April 27, the White House announced measures that will help curb the practices of some abusive schools, which target Veterans for their education benefits.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News April 19, 2012

Get More Out of the VA Home Loan Process - FAQs & Rates Made Simple. Houston Chronicle The newest VA Mortgage Experts are spreading VA Home Loans out to Veterans across the nation and were recently licensed in another state, which is Sunny California.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News April 16, 2012

This week VA celebrates National Volunteer Week. VA relies heavily on volunteers to perform a variety of tasks all to provide service to Veterans.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News April 11, 2012

The Obama administration on Monday defended its decision to negotiate with North Korea as the reclusive regime prepared for a long-range rocket launch and a possible nuclear bomb test — two actions that fly in the face of the deal the United States struck recently with leaders there.

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

It is highly likely that North Korea is preparing for an underground nuclear test in another apparent snub of the international community, a South Korean spokesman said.

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.

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

On March 31, the North Carolina USO organized a welcome home celebration for Vietnam Veterans at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The event drew over 60,000 Vets and their families.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News March 23, 2012

VA Releases Disability Benefits Questionnaires.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News March 14, 2012

VA’s Offices of Rehabilitation Services, Research and Development, and Public Health will highlight VA’s state-of-the-art care provided for Veterans as part of the Congressional Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill in downtown Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, March 21, 2012.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News March 13, 2012

The VA Western New York Healthcare System held its 'Hire a Hero' job fair at the VA hospital in Buffalo on Saturday.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Todays News March 09, 2012

March is Professional Social Work Month and more than 9,000 master's level social workers serve as licensed independent practitioners in VA's healthcare system.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Todays News March 08, 2012

Green Bay Press Gazette Wisconsin must do more to find employment for the thousands of military veterans who return from the Middle East without the promise of a job, the state's veterans affairs chief said Tuesday.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – March 05, 2012

Veterans Affairs officials say they are meeting requirements laid down in a 2010 law mandating the agency to improve health care to veterans and their familes.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – March 01, 2012

Victoria Advocate Through the outpatient Department of Veterans Affairs clinic, he started meeting with a social worker and joined a weekly therapy group.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – February 29, 2012

Edmonton Journal In the year after release from the military, veterans see a spike in income: a combination of their military pension, severance and any disability pay.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – February 23, 2012

The 82nd Airborne Division in World War II played a central role in the Battle of the Bulge, with paratroops fighting in or near scores of Belgian towns.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – February 15, 2012

If massive Defense Department cuts go through next year, little-noticed potential victims on the chopping block include the schools on military bases in the U.S. and abroad.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – February 08, 2012

February is designated as National Recreation Therapy Month in recognition of the contributions made to health care nationwide by recreation therapy professionals.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – February 07, 2012

VA's Million Veteran Program is seeking volunteers to build a blood sample bank in an effort to solve genetic mysteries. The program may help in the development of better treatments and preventive measures.

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

The VA announced Friday it has "partnered with the First Army at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, to launch a streamlined version of its online application for VA health benefits (VA Form 1010EZ) for service members returning from deployment.

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

Some Veterans covered under the Veterans Group Life Insurance program (VGLI) now have the opportunity to increase their coverage to the current maximum coverage under the Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI) program.

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 22, 2012

The US Department Of Veterans Affairs "formally launched its new program designed to train wounded vets to become acquisition professionals with a ribbon-cutting ceremony held Jan. 19 at its Frederick, Md., facilities.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – January 20, 2012

The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center was recently selected as a Women’s Health Practice-Based Research Network Member Site by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – January 12, 2012

VA employs 500 full-time chaplains to serve the spiritual and emotional needs of Veterans across the country.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – January 11, 2012

It's not just the troops who go to war, but families as well. Read about the experience of war on the homefront, told by the father of an Iraq Veteran, on VAntage Point.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – January 07, 2012

Unfortunately, many Veterans must deal with stereotypes that surround wartime service. Learn more about how these stereotypes persist, and what can be done to stop them, at VAntage Point.