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VetLikeMe September 25, 2014

As a child growing up just outside of New York City, I was a big New York Yankees fan. My grandfather used to love telling me stories about how far Mickey Mantle could hit a ball and what a tremendous pitcher Whitey Ford was, not just for his time, but for all time.

April 4 VetLikeMe Weekly

Braulio Castillo, the president of IT contractor Strong Castle, was arrested April 1 by Loudoun County, Virginia authorities and charged with first degree murder in the death of his estranged wife, Michelle.

The Cost of Freedom and SDVOSB

There are few people on earth who understand total commitment like the present and former members of United States Armed Forces.

Struggling Veterans May Get Help With Grant

Advocates and stakeholders are seeking extra resources to help rehabilitate veterans who have wound up in the criminal justice system.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – November 13, 2013

Deployment is not a singular experience. As a family member or friend, the deployment of a loved one may draw you into emotions and challenges you’ve no experience managing.

VA Meets President’s Mental Health Executive Order Hiring Goal

The Department of Veterans Affairs has hired 815 Peer Specialists and Peer Apprentices, exceeding the hiring goal set in President Obama’s Aug. 31, 2012 Executive Order aimed at improving access to mental health services for Veterans, service members and military families.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – October 28, 2013

Veteran and My HealtheVet Coordinator, Alaska Helping Veterans in Rural Alaska is a challenge My HealtheVet can solve.

CD Being Released to Benefit US Veteran Charities

DannyB is releasing his latest CD, We Remember, a collection of 10 songs dedicated to our Veterans and Military Service Personnel as a charity album.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – October 05, 2013

About 5 million veterans may not receive benefits “they earned and rely on” on Nov. 1 because of the partial government shutdown, the Senate Budget Committee chairman warned Friday.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – September 05, 2013

I was trained to be physically and mentally tough in the military. Having the stamina to kick in 100 doors a day in Fallujah, Iraq, was just as important as having the mental fortitude to keep fighting, even after the …

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – September 04, 2013

September is National Preparedness Month. VA reminds Veterans receiving health care that they need to be prepared. Check out this story for great online links to valuable check lists!

Veterans Get Free Help Filing Medical Claims

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs is recommending all veterans have their medical claims professionally prepared before they're submitted to the department.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – August 29, 2013

Stephen Warren, VA’s acting Assistant Secretary, Office of Information and Technology (OIT), recently appeared on NBC4 Washington’s GovInnovate to discuss how OIT’s progressive use of cloud technology allows VA’s IT infrastructure to remain agile and secure.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – August 26, 2013

In response to President Obama's Executive Order, the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs highlighted today the establishment of two joint research consortia, at a combined investment of $107 million to research the diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) over a five-year period.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – August 16, 2013

’d heard the horror stories from other Vets and wondered if VA was just another government bureaucracy, but when the clerk (herself a Veteran) sat down with me, it was painless.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – August 05, 2013

VA’s End of Life program has received an award from the American Hospital Association for providing compassionate care and helping patients and families facing complex health challenges.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – August 01, 2013

He was a descendant of a Revolutionary War soldier. He was a member of: Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Military Order of the World War. Name this president.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – July 23, 2013

When Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki spoke before the Veterans of Foreign Wars annual convention last summer, he closed his remarks with a series of one-year promises and the statement “I intend to be here to update you again next summer.

VA Acquires More Than 247 Acres to Continue Memorial Benefits for...

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently acquired 247.4 acres of land in Morovis, Puerto Rico, to prevent the loss of burial benefits to Puerto Rico’s Veterans when the Puerto Rico National Cemetery, located in Bayamón, closes to new casketed interments sometime in 2022.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – June 27 2013

The National Center for PTSD at VA continually promotes public awareness and understanding of PTSD. In June we ask everyone else to join our efforts.

VA Benefits Equality

Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today welcomed a Supreme Court ruling on federal benefits for married same-sex couples and urged the Department of Veterans Affairs to implement the decision and provide equal treatment for the spouses and children of all veterans.

Veterans service speeds up benefits

The Disabled American Veterans mobile service unit came to Springfield on Monday for the first time to assist veterans with benefits claims, and many of them came hoping to speed up the application process.

Veterans Protest GOP Limits on Veterans Tax Credits

Veterans groups are rising up against what they consider a “shameful” move by Republican state lawmakers to strap limits on a popular tax credit for 100 percent disabled veterans and surviving spouses.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – June 04, 2013

During PTSD Awareness Month, join VA in promoting public awareness and understanding of PTSD. We invite you to "Take the Step" and help the men and women who have experienced PTSD.

Cost-of-Living Adjustment for Veterans Proposed

Veterans benefits would rise to keep pace with inflation under legislation introduced today by Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – May 06, 2013

Gender differences in PTSD symptoms. The prevalence of PTSD appears to be similar in male and female Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is less clear whether there are differences in the types of symptoms reported. A study by researchers from the National Center for PTSD suggests more similarity than difference.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – April 26, 2013

With your talents translated into civilian-friendly language, you can craft a federal resume that best highlights your professional strengths. Get started today in the VA for Vets Career Center.

VA Budget Request Examined at Hearing

Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held a hearing on President Obama’s recently released Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) budget request.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – April 04, 2013

Disabled veterans can now move through airport security checkpoints without having to remove shoes, light jackets or hats, according to a new policy announced March 27, 2013, by the Transportation Security Administration.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – April 02, 2013

A new VA program is sending teams of health care providers into the streets to find and help an invisible army of sick, discouraged Veterans who spend their nights under bridges, on park benches, or on the sidewalk.

International Military Veterans Benefits

How do Military Veterans Benefits vary from one nation to the next? Check out the below countries.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – March 21, 2013

In honor of Women’s History Month in March, VA released a new Face Behind the File episode called Women on the Wing.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – February 26, 2013

As with a growing number of colleges and universities, the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management is launching what it sees as a unique initiative to recruit and support veterans for its master of business administration (MBA) program, selling itself as military friendly with the marketing slogan 'Change your stripes.

VA Affirms Commitment to Innovation

The Department of Veterans Affairs is launching the VA Center for Innovation (VACI), affirming its commitment to innovation and building on the success of the VA Innovation Initiative (VAi2).

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – February 04,...

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Sixty-five homeless Veterans will have a chance to transition back into society when the renovation of a building is completed at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center.

VA Introduces New and Enhanced Features for VA Blue Button

On Jan. 20, VA released an enhanced VA Blue Button, adding several new categories of information from the VA Electronic Health Record. Blue Button is the personal health record inside the My HealtheVet self-service platform and through My HealtheVet, VA Blue Button enables Veterans to download an electronic file that contains their personal health information.

VA/DoD Continue to Improve Online Access to Benefits Information

The Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense (DoD) just released improvements to the functionality of eBenefits, a joint self-service web portal that provides registered users with secure online information and access to a variety of military and Veterans benefits resources.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – January 25, 2013

POS-REP, short for “position report,” is a new social networking mobile app that allows Veterans to locate other Veterans, communicate and find resources in their area.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – January 22, 2013

U.S. Army Veteran; Communications Specialist, Veterans Benefits Administration Representatives from VBA’s Benefits Assistance Service (BAS) conduct dozens of outreach activities each year.

VA’s disability claims backlog tops 900,000

The Veterans Affairs Department’s disability claims backlog edged above the 900,000 mark this week, with 608,365 67.6 percent stuck in the system more than 125 days.