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Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – November 18, 2013

Veterans and elected officials gathered Saturday morning at the first Veterans Legislative Forum to discuss the main issues veterans face today…

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – November 15, 2013

We are pleased to announce the release of the 2010-2012 American Community Survey (ACS) 3-Year Estimates, the most relied-upon source for up-to-date socioeconomic information every year.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – November 14, 2013

Program Analyst, Social Media Administrator, Veterans Benefits Administration Casondra Williams' "invisible monster" - PTSD

Congress Sends Veterans COLA to President Obama

A cost-of-living adjustment that would boost benefits for veterans with service-connected disabilities and for their survivors won final congressional approval today.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – November 12, 2013

Yesterday, the nation paused to honor you—the men and women who have fought in war and stood watch during peacetime.

Post 9/11, Many Veterans with Disabilities Still Have Chance at "Retiree"...

About 70,000 disabled veterans who served on active duty after 9/11, and were medically discharged with disability ratings of 20 percent or less, still have a shot to gain “retiree” status, with base shopping privileges and lifetime eligibility to TRICARE for them and families.

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

It’s American Diabetes Month. Are you a Veteran with diabetes mellitus type 2 who was exposed to Agent Orange during service? You may be eligible for VA benefits.

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

On Nov. 1, 1945, in response to both Congress and Veterans, VA created the Prosthetic Appliance Service. In 2008, VHA established the first National Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service (PSAS) Day, which evolved into National PSAS Week in 2012.

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

The mastermind of a 15-year kickback scheme that cost the Navy $18 million was sentenced on Friday to 10 years in prison, a sentence a federal judge said was meant to punish as well as send a message to other government employees.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – October 30, 2013

A letter from Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki to Rep. Lynn Jenkins says help is on the way…

Army Plans to Close Retiree AKO Accounts by Mar. 31, 2014

On Sept. 20, the Army published its plan to modernize Army Knowledge Online (AKO). The plan transitions business users to a suite of more secure, interoperable Department of Defense (DOD) services. The improved security requires users to have Common Access Cards (CAC) embedded with users& #8217; personal digital certificates.

HVAC and SVAC Leaders, VSOs to Call for Extending Advance Funding...

On Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. at the House Triangle on the east front of the U.S. Capitol, leaders from the House and Senate Committees on Veterans’ Affairs as well as representatives from leading veterans service organizations (VSOs) will hold a press conference to call for swift congressional approval of legislation to extend advance appropriations to all Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) programs.

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.

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

The Marine Corps Uniform Board has pulled its survey of options for a gender-neutral dress and service cover after widespread negative reaction to one of the options, which has been slammed as “girly” and “appalling.”

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

PTSD: Exposure versus Cognitive Therapy: VA is preparing to launch a study that will examine the two leading forms of treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder: Prolonged Exposure Therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy.

State Veterans Agency Chief Urges Tuition Break for Vets

Mike Prendergast, executive director of the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs, urged members of the Volusia and Flagler county chapters of the Military Officers Association of American to be active on state veterans issues and, in particular, help pass a bill to give in-state tuition breaks to veterans.

30 Years Later, Survivors Recall Beirut Blast

In a moment of quiet reflection, Ed Ayers sat in front a wall etched with the names of 241 Americans who were slaughtered 30 years ago when a suicide bomber drove a truck into a four-story military barracks in Beirut. He wept as he remembered his own peacekeeping service before his unit was replaced by the troops who were attacked.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – October 24, 2013

Servicemembers and Veterans are eligible for an array of benefits while participating in approved education or training programs. There are also benefits available for certain dependents.

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

October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month - when individuals, families, schools, and communities across the nation help to raise awareness about bullying prevention.

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

National Physical Therapy Month reminds us how important VA physical therapists are to so many Veterans on the road to managing their conditions with unique treatment interventions.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – October 18, 2013

Kellie Lafave, a VA Suicide Prevention Coordinator, crisscrosses Montana in her Ford Escape, teaching people how to detect the warning signs of suicide in Veterans they care about.

Map Helps Vets Find Best College

The American Legion, Student Veterans of America (SVA) and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) have created an interactive map that will help student veterans decide which States provide them the best deal on college.

Veteran Turns Homes Into Transitional Housing for Female Veterans

One veteran in D.C. has dedicated his efforts to helping female veterans find a place to live.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – October 15, 2013

If you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one, visit Military Pathways to take a free, anonymous, online self-assessment for common mental health conditions such as depression, posttraumatic stress disorder or generalized anxiety disorder.

Subcommittee Examines VA Pain Management Practices

Today, the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on pain management programs and the use of medications, particularly opioids, to treat veterans experiencing acute and chronic pain.

Shutdown’s Impact on VA Examined at House Hearing

Today, the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee held a hearing that examined the impacts of a federal government shutdown on benefits and services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, who was the only witness at the hearing, provided testimony detailing the latest impacts of the shutdown on the VA and veterans. His testimony can be found here.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – October 08, 2013

Too many Veterans are dependent on alcohol and drugs which can lead to physical and mental health problems. VHA has programs which assure Vets they do not have to try to stop on their own.

Rep. Michaud Reacts to VA Furlough Announcement

Today, Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME), Ranking Member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, reacted to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announcement that over 7,000 Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) employees will be put into furlough status and that regional VBA offices will be closed.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – October 07, 2013

VA is introducing a new kind of nurse at its medical centers across the country, and it’s making a big difference in the level of care patients are receiving. They’re called Clinical Nurse Leaders.

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.

Rep. Michaud Condemns Use of Veterans as Political Pawns

Today, Representative Mike Michaud (ME-02), Ranking Member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, spoke on the House floor today during debate on H.J.Res. 72, a bill that partially funds VA operations and furthers the standoff over the government shutdown.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – October 03, 2013

Have questions about the Affordable Care Act? Below are two sites for you.

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

October is National Energy Action Month! The Green Management Program encourages you to do your part to reduce energy at work, home, and during the commute.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – September 24, 2013

Management Analyst, Department of Veterans Affairs An suicide attempt left Sue Martin blind but ready to rebuild her life. Read about that journey in her post.

Leave No Man Behind: Bill Bell and Search for American POW/MIAs...

"No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.

Officers of Southland Veterans Charity Fined $2.5 Million

California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris has announced a settlement with a charitable organization whose executive officers she sued for improperly diverting funds intended to support programs serving veterans and active-duty service members.

A Soldier's Wife

One night her husband thought he was back in Iraq and tried to kick down the door of their home on Garden Gate Lane. He shouted something in Arabic she didn't understand.

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 …

Veterans Helping Veterans

As your constituent and a member of Veterans-For-Change [VFC], an advocacy group for Veterans rights, benefits, and treatment, we bring to your attention the ever-increasing problems affecting Veterans and their families every day.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – September 03, 2013

Posted by U.S. Public Health Service Capt. Janet Hawkins, Deployment Health Clinical Center. Capt. Janet Hawkins is a violence prevention subject matter expert at the Deployment Health Clinical Center.