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Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News May 23, 2012

On May 21, VA Secretary Shinseki and Defense Secretary Panetta toured the Federal Health Care Center in Chicago, named after Capt. James Lovell (pictured).

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News May 22, 2012

When they landed, Pathfinders with 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division bounded from the aircraft with their Afghan partners.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News May 19, 2012

It is the solemn 24-note military bugle call that launched a thousand handkerchiefs and became an American musical icon.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News May 15, 2012

VA partnered with Blue Star Families and Facebook to create an online safety net for active duty troops, Veterans, and their families.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News May 09, 2012

If you've ever deployed in combat, you may qualify for counseling services at your local Vet Center. Individual, group, and family counseling are available in facilities away from big hospitals, and 70% of the support staff are Veterans themselves.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News May 04, 2012

Three Seattle-based Department of Veterans Affairs doctors received national recognition Wednesday for their research helping veterans" with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), amputations and Type 2 diabetes.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News April 23, 2012

Veterans Affairs will "host the National Veteran Small Business Conference and Expo in Detroit from June 26 to June 29" at the Cobo Center.

New VA Initiatives to Improve Benefits Delivery to Veterans and Families

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced today the national deployment of claims transformation initiatives to 12 regional offices in the remaining months of fiscal year 2012 to improve benefits delivery to Veterans, families and their survivors.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News April 14, 2012

The Department of Defense and Department of Veteran Affairs must disclose more information about sexual assault on women in the military.

VA Grant Supports Improvement at Pennsylvania Veterans Facility

The Department of Veterans Affairs is awarding nearly $1.9 million to install life safety fire alarms and sprinkler systems at the Pennsylvania Veterans home in Hollidaysburg.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News April 03, 2012

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which provides VA an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to supporting Veterans who experienced military sexual trauma (MST).

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News March 28, 2012

Hiring Our Heroes, a partnership between NBC News and the US Chamber of Commerce that seeks to help vets find jobs.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News March 27, 2012

VA recently launched a contest to help the people, who help the homeless – Project REACH (Real-time Electronic Access for Caregivers and the Homeless).

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News March 19, 2012

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is collecting video testimony from people suffering from traumatic brain injury for an online film festival designed to educate the public about TBI.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News March 16, 2012

On March 31, The USO will host a free welcome home event for Vietnam Veterans, in a long overdue show of gratitude for those who served. VA will be on hand to sign up Vets for services and care.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News March 15, 2012

Despite high rates of alcohol abuse," the US Army "has delayed for nearly three years a plan to offer all soldiers access to confidential counseling for drinking problems, a move that leaders in alcohol abuse treatment say is a mistake.

National Veterans Creative Arts Festival Set for Massachusetts

More than 3,000 Veterans across the country have begun entering local competitions for the 2012 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, scheduled for Oct. 8-14 in Boston.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – February 29, 2012

Edmonton Journal In the year after release from the military, veterans see a spike in income: a combination of their military pension, severance and any disability pay.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – February 27, 2012

If Marjorie Newman hadn't asked for help, she believes she would be living under a bridge or dead." Newman is one of the "16 veterans living at the Veterans Life Changing Services home and hoping for a better life.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – February 21, 2012

VA Secretary Meets with Business Leaders VA has partnered with a number of companies in an effort to find meaningful employment for Veterans.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – February 17, 2012

Home loans guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs continue to have the lowest serious delinquency and foreclosure rates in the mortgage industry.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – February 16, 2012

The National Guard has set up a toll-free, peer-to-peer counseling hotline to provide Guard members and all reserve component members the ability to speak with counselors on the phone or online.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – February 07, 2012

VA's Million Veteran Program is seeking volunteers to build a blood sample bank in an effort to solve genetic mysteries. The program may help in the development of better treatments and preventive measures.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – February 01, 2012

Heart disease is the #1 cause of death for women and women Veterans. VA encourages all to recognize National Wear Red Day, Friday, Feb. 3, by sporting some red to help raise awareness of heart disease for all women.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – January 18, 2012

VA will host its first Veteran Career Fair and Expo on Jan. 18 in Washington, DC. The free event is for Veterans and will provide information on education, benefits, jobs, health care, and small business opportunities.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – January 09, 2012

With the tax filing season upon us, there are a number of scams that impersonate the IRS. Some of them appear with great frequency, particularly during and right after filing season.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – January 03, 2012

A joint US-South Korean investigation team announced that it discovered no evidence of Agent Orange during its probe into claims that the toxic defoliant was buried on Camp Carroll.

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

Over 100,000 Veteran employees at VA work to provide services to their fellow Veterans. In honor of Veterans Day, we collected over 1,500 photos of employees in uniform. Take a look!

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

As the population of female Veterans continues to grow, it's important to realize the unique challenges they face. Listen to their stories of service in their own words

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 – 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.

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

VA launched its Paralympic Program Website as part of an ongoing commitment to support the rehabilitation and recovery of disabled Veterans through participation in adaptive sports.

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

A new VA study found that Veterans with PTSD or depression were around four times more likely to have a drug or alcohol problem

Obama Offers Major Initiatives To Hire Vets

After receiving another disastrous report in June for post-9/11 Veterans, President Obama discussed his plans to ensure that all Veterans have the support they need and deserve when leaving the military.

Coming Together To Fight For A Troubled Veteran

When the standoff began on a humid August night, it seemed destined to become one more case of a returned soldier pulled down by a war he could not leave behind.