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Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – November 01, 2011

Did you know that November is National Family Caregiver Month? VA is honoring our partners in caring for those “who have borne the battle” by encouraging every VA employee to identify and recognize Family Caregivers at their facility.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – October 31, 2011

Veterans from across the country recently gathered in Arkansas for The National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, where they exhibited original artwork and performed a variety of musical and stage acts.

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

The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Coach smartphone application, jointly developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD), is being honored today as one of seven recipients of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman’s Awards for Advancements in Accessibility.

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

On October 25, Secretary Shinseki was on hand to help dedicate the newest Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center in San Antonio. The $66 million facility will offer inpatient and outpatient care to Veterans and servicemembers who have suffered multiple injuries.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – October 26, 2011

In an effort to help Vets use the skills they’ve acquired while serving, the White House announced on Tuesday new initiatives to create jobs for Veterans.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – October 25, 2011

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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 .

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

"The Senate moved Wednesday night to make sure disabled veterans receive the same 3.6 percent cost-of-living adjustment as Social Security beneficiaries and military retirees, but in typical congressional fashion it's not yet a sure thing."

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – October 21, 2011

The mental health care provided by the US Department of Veterans Affairs for veterans is as good as or better than that reported by the private, Medicare, or Medicaid systems.

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

The Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction (OALC) began implementing its reorganization as part of the Secretary’s initiative to transform VA’s acquisition and facilities management activities on Oct. 1.

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

More than 100 talented Veterans from across the nation have gathered for the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival in Fayetteville, Arkansas, showcasing their winning entries in art, music, dance, drama and creative writing.

Tribes of the Veterans who are Homeless

After founding and then running a shelter for homeless veterans for a number of years, I began to see patterns of pathology among the clients.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – October 18, 2011

VA recently launched a campaign to increase awareness about Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and the services provided to Veterans and service members recovering from TBI and co-occurring complex injuries.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – October 17, 2011

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October by asking all female Veterans to talk with their health care providers about appropriate breast cancer screenings, such as regular mammograms.

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

Veteran recalls bombing runs over Europe. Anniston Star According to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, 28900 WWII veterans are still living in Alabama, 780 of whom are in Calhoun County. However, Veterans Affairs also estimates that approximately 1000 WWII veterans die every day nationwide. ...

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – October 14, 2011

VA is bringing its internal message of culture change to the public with a new video about the vital role women play in the military, and the importance of providing women Veterans with high quality health care.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – October 13, 2011

VA is launching a nation-wide outreach initiative, “Make the Call,” to spread the message about its special programs to help homeless Vets and their families to 28 communities across the nation in October.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – October 12, 2011

Helping a Homeless Veteran is only a phone call away. VA’s Homeless Veterans Program Office is on a mission to ensure that everyone from VA employees, to first responders and civilian personnel know who and where to call should they encounter a homeless Veteran or a Veteran at-risk of becoming homeless.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – October 11, 2011

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

Veterans! Here’s your Top 10 News stories of the day compiled from the latest sources. We encourage you to browse our list so that you can take what you want and keep what you need

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – October 07, 2011

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the integral role of early detection in the prevention of breast cancer, all are encouraged to celebrate National VA Think Pink Day on Thursday, October 13th by wearing a pink ribbon and/or pink clothing.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – October 06, 2011

As more women join the military, VA has expanded care and benefits they have earned through service, including a grant that helped build a home for homeless female Veterans to help them get back on their feet.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – October 05, 2011

VA has approved retroactive traumatic injury benefits to Service members who suffered qualifying injuries during the period Oct. 7, 2001 to Nov. 30, 2005, regardless of the geographic location where the injuries occurred.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – October 04, 2011

Coming home from war can be a difficult experience for some Vets. At VAntage Point, Iraq Vet and author Colby Buzzell writes about his own struggle with reintegration and alcoholism—as a beacon for others.

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

Here is your chance to see how VA cares for the some of the most severely wounded and injured Service members and Veterans returning from war.

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

The Cincinnati VA Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program for COPD recently received certification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, making it the second VA program of its kind to receive this certification.

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

Bloomberg Guidant allegedly reneged on credits owed to the US Department of Veterans Affairs for replacement of units still under warranty and is accused of over-charging hospitals for the devices, causing them to over-bill Medicare, according to an e- mailed

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – September 26, 2011

The Veterans Day National Committee recently selected the National Veterans Day poster for 2011 designed by John Magine, a Vietnam Veteran who works as a visual information specialist at the VA Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla.

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

VA has launched a telephone service called Coaching into Care, which is a national phone service that links Veterans and their family members with benefits and services available in their communities.

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

VA recently announced that it will expand its pilot for the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER), which enables sharing of Veterans’ health records, adding six additional sites to the current five already using the program.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – September 21, 2011

VA recently automated the online Health Benefits Renewal (10-10EZR) process for Veterans in an ongoing effort to streamline access to benefits.

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

A Vietnam Veteran whose career has focused on helping war Veterans at VA's Vet Centers and a VA chief financial officer who led the agency to reduce costs were among nine federal officials honored with 'Service to America' medals.

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

Yesterday, 100 recently injured Veterans from around the country gathered in San Diego for the 4th National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic held through Sept. 23.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – September 17, 2011

"Veterans with traumatic brain injuries now have a new place to go in Sioux City. Opportunities Unlimited has been has been awarded a contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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

Twenty VA medical centers from across the nation were recognized by The Joint Commission as Top Performers on Key Quality Measures for 2010.

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

Seattle Medium The Veterans Treatment Court will connect eligible veterans to treatment and counseling services available through the federal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – September 14, 2011

On September 4, the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team took on local Washington, DC celebrities at Nationals Park.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – September 13, 2011

VA launched the telephone service, Coaching into Care, to provide assistance to family members and friends trying to encourage their Veteran to seek health care for possible readjustment and mental health issues.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – September 12, 2011

This month, Dr. Kathryn Magruder, a VA researcher at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, S.C., begins a nine-month Fulbright Scholarship in Ankara, Turkey.