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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 28, 2013

As part of developing this registry, we asked for public comments on the proposed questionnaire by August 20, 2013. We received more than 300 comments.

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

The Department of Defense's Office of Warrior Care Policy (WCP) has just released the summer edition of their quarterly newsletter, The Continuum, available for download here.

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.

VOW to Hire Heroes Act: VRAP Benefits for Unemployed Veterans

VA's Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) offers up to 12 months of training assistance to unemployed Veterans between 35 and 60 years old.

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

National Immunization Awareness Month is a reminder that people of all ages can protect their health by getting recommended vaccinations.

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

Visit USA.gov's Health Insurance page to learn about the new Health Insurance Marketplace and other types of health coverage.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – August 20, 2013

Today, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Young Invincible announced the Healthy Young America video contest in an effort to inform young people about health insurance coverage and new options under the Affordable Care Act.

Putting Veterans to Work

Forty-five percent of veterans need help finding a job, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reports.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – August 19, 2013

$300 million more for a VA program called Supportive Services for Veteran Families which is helping prevent and end homelessness among tens of thousands of homeless Veterans and their families.

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 13, 2013

Hear Chief Bill Tippins, Former POW, as he tells the story of how he survived incredible odds and several escape attempts. When he was liberated by the Russians in April 1945, he weighed a little over 100 lbs

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – August 09, 2013

The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system with over 1,700 sites of care, serving 8.3 million Veterans each year.

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.

VA Exhibits Cutting Edge Health Care

Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today joined the Department of Veterans Affairs at an exhibit of cutting-edge medical technology that is improving treatment and expanding access to care for million veterans throughout the country.

Veterans Summer Celebration & Picnic

August 3rd is the Third Annual Veterans Summer Celebration and Picnic held on the Grand Lawn of the Los Angeles VA National Veterans Home. Prominent guest speakers, music, entertainment, sing-along, picnic-style refreshments and fellowship provide the patriotic foundation for a Grand Salute to honor our World War II Veterans.

Veterans Summer Celebration & Picnic

August 3rd is the Third Annual Veterans Summer Celebration and Picnic held on the Grand Lawn of the Los Angeles VA National Veterans Home. Prominent guest speakers, music, entertainment, sing-along, picnic-style refreshments and fellowship provide the patriotic foundation for a Grand Salute to honor our World War II Veterans.

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

OEF/OIF/OND and 1990–91 Gulf War Veterans: Submit your comments through August 20, 2013 about the proposed questionnaire (PDF) for the planned Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry.

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.

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

Were you exposed to Agent Orange during your military service and have a chronic B-cell leukemia? You may qualify for VA health care and disability compensation.

VetLikeMe Edition 4.5

In 2004, Tammy Duckworth (D-IL [8]) was deployed to Iraq as a Blackhawk helicopter pilot for the Illinois Army National Guard. She was one of the first Army women to fly combat missions during Operation Iraqi Freedom until her helicopter was hit by an RPG on November 12, 2004.

Bill to Reform VA’s Budget Planning Introduced – Subject of House...

Today, Rep. Mike Michaud (Maine-02), Ranking Member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, announced the introduction of H.R. 2704, the “Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Planning Reform Act of 2013,” a bill he wrote to require the VA to institute a more analytical and transparent budget development process.

Veterans find out-of-state military service can cost big when starting college

Some military service members and veterans are being denied their most well-known government benefit: college tuition coverage.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – July 11 2013

The mission of the VA is to serve Veterans with the highest-quality health care available anywhere in the world. Here is an introduction to benefits and links to find out more and how to apply.

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

President Barack Obama on Monday urged his cabinet to create ways to make the government more efficient, saying American taxpayers deserve the best bang for their buck…

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

Prudential’s Communications Manager for the Office of Servicemember's Group Life Insurance If you have Veterans’ Group Life Insurance (VGLI), then you should know that VGLI Paperless Billing is now available.

Helping Veterans Pursue Entrepreneurial Dreams

As Americans, we often find much to debate—and disagree upon—related to our nation’s policies and affairs.

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

Secretary Shinseki visits with Veterans at VA's Salt Lake City Valor House: Opened in November 2012, the Valor House gives homeless Veterans the resources and security they need to work towards self-sufficiency.

HVAC Explores VA Lease Scoring Stalemate

Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held a hearing on the capital investment options available to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in light of changes made by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on how the cost of major medical facility leases are scored.

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

No outdoor area is safe during a thunderstorm, but if you're caught outside with no safe shelter options, take these steps to reduce your risk of being struck by lightning...

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.

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

If you’ve never considered getting an HIV test before, consider getting one now. VA recommends all Veterans, regardless of age and personal risk, get tested at least once in their lifetime. Testing is available at your local VA medical center.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – June 19, 2013

After returning home, Mitcham was encouraged by her colleagues to seek appropriate care, and continued to serve for several years after seeking treatment.

Veterans Uninformed about Medicare

Medicare eligible, senior-aged military veterans may disproportionately be making costly Medicare mistakes, according to initial results of a study conducted by the company 65 Incorporated.

Veterans May Be Issued Missing High School Diplomas

The Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs, Many-Bears Grinder and the Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman will be presenting a high school diploma to Korean War Veteran, William Milton Duncan this Wednesday, June 19th at 10:30 a.m. in the Senate Library in the State Capitol.

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

According to Fred Davis, campus director for the Office of Veterans Affairs at Rutgers-Camden, Orellana is familiar to many veterans on campus.

Washington DC Trash

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ looming “Backlog” problem is the same as our governments problem, big time!

The VA's Sinking Ship

On February 15th the Department of Veterans Affairs Chief Information Officer Roger Baker, left the agency.

VA Disability Claims for Sleep Apnea Skyrocket in Recent Years

The Department of Veterans Affairs is reportedly spending over $1.2 billion per year to treat sleep apnea, leading one attorney to call on Congress to investigate.

Security of Veterans Private Information Examined

Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee held a hearing that examined the security of veterans’ private information.