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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 09, 2012

VA partnered with the First Army at Camp Shelby, Miss., to launch a streamlined version of its online application for VA health benefits (VA Form 1010EZ) for Servicemembers returning from deployment.

Heroes Village

As part of its “Plan to End Veteran Homelessness,” the Veterans Administra-tion (VA) estimates there is a critical need for about 90,000 units of perma-nent housing for homeless and low-income veterans.

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My name is Rodney Marshall, owner of Aldevra. Many people have followed our case over the last several months.

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.

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.

VA Deploying 20 New Mobile Vet Centers

The Department of Veterans Affairs today deployed 20 additional Mobile Vet Centers from the production facility of Farber Specialty Vehicles to increase access to readjustment counseling services for Veterans and their families in rural and underserved communities across the country.

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.

Those Who Serve Supporting Those Who Served…

Veterans at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital were honored to have a visit on Thanksgiving from the Commanding General of the Natick Soldier Systems Center, Brigadier General John McGuiness, a combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, and his wife Gail.

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 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.

Guitars for Vets

Music therapy has been embraced for years as an effective therapy to help Veteran patients cope with physical or emotional injuries

New Wellness Magazine for Veterans

Veterans Health Matters is a new wellness magazine for Veterans receiving their health care in the VA Sunshine Healthcare Network of eight VA medical centers and more than 50 clinics.

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".

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 09, 2011

VA’s Health Services Research & Development Service recently launched a Webpage designed for the Veteran community.

New Brace Salvages Limbs, Mobility and Morale

A wounded warrior limped into Ryan Blanck's office at the Center for the Intrepid here one day with a plea for help.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 08, 2011

The "70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor – Wednesday, Dec. 7 – comes as another new generation of service men and women return home from the war in Iraq, where US troops will exit by the end of the month.

New Online Tools for Veteran Job-Seekers

Veterans now have on-demand access and can download official data about their military training and experience, which can be used to help them find jobs and continue their careers.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 02, 2011

Looking to head back to school? Visit VA’s GI Bill page to apply for benefits online, browse frequently asked questions, and read a guide for choosing the right school for you.

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

The Senate will vote next week on whether to extend the Social Security payroll tax cut that is set to expire at the end of the year, President Obama said Tuesday, although Republican opposition seems likely to doom it.

VA Announces 89 Percent On-Time Delivery of IT Projects

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced its information technology (IT) systems development metrics for fiscal year (FY) 2011, highlighting its successful delivery of 89 percent of all IT project milestones.

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

From the challenge of coming home to the issue of jobs, on Veterans Day, Secretary Shinseki is talking about how important Veterans are to America--and how important it is to leverage their skills.

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

How to Help Vets after Veterans Day Veterans Day is celebrated just once a year, but there’s a lot you can do to support Veterans year round. Learn more from one Veteran and VA employee at VAntage Point.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – November 08, 2011

The week of Veterans Day is a great time to connect with VA through social media. Learn the latest from the Department by “liking” us on Facebook and following us on Twitter. And be sure to connect with your local facility, too!

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – November 07, 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 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.

Vets Connections Matches Job Seekers with Employment, Education Resources

Under the strain of a poor economy, many Veterans must endure the stresses of navigating the job-hunting jungle as they search for work or a course of study to enhance their resumes.

National Veterans Creative Arts Festival — Stage Show Celebration

At the 2011 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, 108 Veteran artists and performers spent the week in Northwest Arkansas to celebrate the therapeutic value of the arts with a gala stage show, and introductions to new forms of artwork.

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

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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.

Vets Reveal Creative Talents in Fayette, Ark.

More than 100 talented Veterans from across the Nation will attend the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival in Fayetteville, Ark., Oct. 17 – 23, showcasing their winning entries in art, music, dance, drama and creative writing.

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.

VA Launches Outreach Campaign to Eliminate Homelessness Among Veterans

As part of its drive to end homelessness among Veterans by 2015, the Department of Veterans Affairs is launching a nation-wide outreach initiative, “Make the Call,” to spread the message about its special programs to help homeless Veterans and their families to 28 communities across the nation in October.

VA to Build Polytrauma-Blind Rehabilitation Center in Palo Alto

The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded a $98.8 million contract to build a new rehabilitation facility located on the campus of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System.

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