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Top 10 reasons why US should keep intervening in Ukraine

"We lost Crimea, so why not lose the whole country?"

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

In collaboration with VA, Blue Star Families and the Wounded Warrior Project, Facebook has announced the launch of powerful tools designed to connect military and Veteran families with mental health services like the Veterans Crisis Line.

Google+ Plus and the L-Shaped Ambush (Part two)

In my earlier writings about the Google+ platform I suggested to my readers that this Google product was perhaps the most significant leap in social media technology since the invention of the telephone.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – February 22, 2012

February is heart month and VA researchers are working hard on identifying ways to improve care for Veterans with heart disease.

Google+ Plus and the “L-Shaped” Ambush

I was invited to attend a symposium at the US Naval War College in Newport, RI last summer to learn something about how our Navy deals with terrorist threats to our fleets worldwide.

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.

Military Veterans And Cancer

Men and Women in the military know that they risk their lives when they go into combat. What they have not anticipated is that they might be exposed to chemicals or toxins that could cause cancer many years later

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – January 25, 2012

The White House is planning a series of online follow-ups and forums after Tuesday night's State of the Union address, including a veterans-focused session Thursday morning featuring Matt Flavin, the administration's point person on veterans issues and wounded warrior policy.

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

On January 19, VA held a ribbon cutting ceremony to launch a special internship program to prepare newly-returned Veterans to become federal contract specialists. View photos

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.

Connecting the Military Dots

She walked onto the campus of the West LA Veterans Hospital in her Anne Taylor outfit and instantly could feel her throat tighten. "You OK Ma'am?" said one of the VA tour guides, a young male half her age.

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

The Department of Veterans Affairs mourns the passing of its first Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Edward Joseph Derwinski, who was appointed by President George H.W. Bush and served America's Veterans from March 15, 1989 to September 26, 1992.

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

VA will host its first Veteran Career Fair and Expo on Jan. 18 in Washington, DC. The free event is for Veterans and will provide information on education, benefits, jobs, health care, and small business opportunities.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – January 17, 2012

Beyond two locked security doors on the seventh floor of Seattle's Veterans Affairs hospital (VA) on Beacon Hill, patients are treated for some of the more severe cases" of PTSD.

CIA – DOD – Panetta and the Hidden Truth

Former CIA Director Panetta condemns Marines peeing on dead Taliban with "utterly deplorable" comment. Ain't that the pot calling the kettle black? .

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

Two U.S. Army combat brigades will be withdrawn from Europe as part of a new Pentagon defense strategy that aims to find efficiencies while also shifting more strategic focus to Asia.

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 10, 2012

As the Pentagon scales back amid looming budget cuts, it envisions a smaller, more flexible and technologically advanced force.

Mitt Romney – Ted Kennedy and Veterans Milking Cows

Years later, I found out that the anonymous donor was Romney. Out of his own pocket he did this.

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.

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

VA and Housing and Urban Development recently released a national report that shows Veteran homelessness fell nearly 12 percent between January 2010 and January 2011.

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

An Ohio-based "company is building vehicles used as mobile centers to expand veterans' access to counseling" and healthcare.

New Online Group for Out of Work Veterans

I was sent an email by a veteran who had lost his job last summer, and has been searching hard for a place to find work.

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

VA will host its first Veteran Career Fair and Expo on Jan. 18 in Washington, DC. The free event is for Veterans and will provide information on education, benefits, jobs, health care, and small business opportunities.

Sons of the Fallen from Iraq and Afghanistan

I seldom get moved about a movie, or a cause, beyond the confines of my own home, where I take time for my own kids every day, day after day, week after week.

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.

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

Nearly a decade of wars has taken a grueling toll on the families of thousands of dead warriors, including 20 from Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 30, 2011

Veterans of the Gulf War with undiagnosed illnesses have an additional five years to qualify for VA disability benefits. The eligibility window has been extended to December 31, 2016.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 29, 2011

VA's GI Bill page can help you apply for education benefits, answer frequently asked questions, and even help you decide on the best school that suits your needs. Also, keep up to date with the Post-9/11 GI Bill Facebook page.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 28, 2011

Sally Ann Homes, M.D., the spinal cord injury care line executive at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, recently received the Operation American Heroes Foundation Founder’s Award.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 27, 2011

Treatment for physical and mental wounds of war doesn’t always come in the form of medication or therapy. Rehabilitation can take other forms that speak to the expressive side of people as they sort out the difficult moments that happen during a deployment.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 24, 2011

The Military Construction and Veterans Affairs portion" of a fiscal 2012 omnibus bill "includes larger-than-expected reductions.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 23, 2011

The Pentagon has tapped elements of four brigade combat teams to lead the mission shift this spring, according to the Army.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 22, 2011

The holiday season can be a time of joy, happiness and family get-togethers. But for some Veterans, it is a time of loneliness and anxiety about their future.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 20, 2011

VA and Housing and Urban Development recently released a national report that shows Veteran homelessness fell nearly 12 percent between January 2010 and January 2011.

Homeless Veterans Bank Robbery

Every day at the homeless veterans shelter in Boston at ten in the morning there was a huge influx of vets.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 19, 2011

The Dallas VAMC and Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center in Bonham, Texas started a program that has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception in September.

Homeless Veterans need to Stand Up – Not Stand Down

Almost 20 years ago I met a combat Vietnam Veteran named Robert Van Keuren and his partner in crime Dr. Jon Nachison both advocates like me doing work for homeless veterans in San Diego.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 16, 2011

A program at the Fresno VA Medical Center called "No Veteran Dies Alone" ensures Vets at the end of their lives receive the care and dignity they deserve.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 15, 2011

VA is committed to supporting Veterans and their families even during limited operations in absence of appropriations, commonly known as a government "shutdown".