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Veterans Hotline Seeking Volunteers

A new Veterans nonprofit, "Veterans Workshop" has begun their nationwide recruitment for Volunteers who can assist with answering calls from American Veterans via a new Veterans911 hot-line.

Your Military Service will be used Against You in a Divorce

In today’s world marriages which last a lifetime are extremely rare. In our society today, failed marriages and divorce are common place.

Red Hawk IT – SDVOB

SDVOB's are struggling to gain traction with Procurement officers is one of the most common statements that owners of SDVOB's share with me.

HUD Secretary Donovan : Veterans Don’t Count

Last week we asked the Honorable Shawn L.S. Donovan, Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development of HUD, the following question "Where has the HUD Veteran Resource Center (HUDVET) been hiding during our nations housing crisis?"

2011 Marine Corps 236th Birthday Message

The Continental Marines were the Marine Force of the American Colonies during the American Revolutionary War.

Veterans First – Not Veterans Last

The Department of Labor (DOL) has a "Homeless Veterans Reintegration Project" that is operated out of the office of the Assistant Secretary of Veterans Employment and Training.

HUD Secretary Donovan – Shame on You.

I know people who work at HUD, one of the largest federal agencies in the country. HUD of course deals in housing, but also in homelessness.

Veterans Suicide – Ken Smith on Iran’s Press TV

Military suicides have increased since the start of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a study conducted by the Center for a New American Security.

America’s War on Disabled Veterans

Do you pay federal income taxes every year? Do you think you know where your tax dollars are going?

A Veteran Commits Suicide Every 80 Minutes

A veteran commits suicide every 80 minutes, according to a study published Monday.

American Prosthetic Sharing Program

"Used Prosthesis should be brought to foreign military veterans."

Tic toc, Tic Toc… is Congress Going to Run Out the...

COLA versus the Congressional Super Committee and class warfare

Veterans Unemployment Continues

I was called recently by someone I know, who asked me to talk to a veteran that he knew who was in trouble.

Vets with PTSD and Compassionate Cannabis Laws

From the time of the United States Revolution through World War I, Veterans had legal access to cannabis; but in 1942 a few powerful men managed to have cannabis removed from the United States Formulary. Medical research has shown medical marijuana has been very successful in treating PTSD and it's symptoms.

“When Jane & Johnny Come Marching Homeless”

There are hidden wounds soldiers have always experienced upon returning home from every war- this documentary will shed Light and Healing on these many issues through the Voices of Veterans and their Families.

All Men Are Created Equal – Except Homeless Veterans

Since our nations founding, America's Veterans have fought for our liberties contained within our Constitution and Bill of Rights.

“Traumatic Brain Injury and the Great Lie”

I recently was invited by a good friend who lives in the Berkshire mountains of western Massachusetts to participate in a panel discussion about PTSD and TBI .

“PTSD Secrets”

I must confess right upfront that this posting is a little self promotion. Well, kind of. Three months ago, a dear friend of mine that I have known for over 25-years contacted me with an urgent request concerning his son who had recently returned from Afghanistan.

Tribes of the Veterans who are Homeless

After founding and then running a shelter for homeless veterans for a number of years, I began to see patterns of pathology among the clients.

Harold Russell, Where Are You When We Need You?

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month.

McCain Begins Attack on Military and Vets

Congress can begin slashing military pay and benefits, cutting access to Tricare Prime and upping fees for retirees. John McCain said so and he represents everything military.

A Closer Look at Warrior2Citizen Project

Assistance after the military to make the transition to civilian is often more difficult and complex that combat

Where Does VA Stand Compared to Other Countries?

Many Veterans have deep animosity the Veterans Administration. So where does our VA stand when compared to other countries? Are we really behind or leading the pack?

VA Collects Medical Evidence from Overseas Vets to Process Claims

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is reaching out to Veterans in new and innovative ways every day.

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.

Where Have All The Lawyers Gone…Long Time Passing.

Where have all the lawyer gone...long time passing

Guilty Verdict in Case of Agent Orange

The verdict..."Guilty" in the case of the government's complicity in using Agent Orange

JCMVAMC To Benefit from Poker Run

The public is invited to participate in “RIDE FOR THE VETS” on Sept. 24, a poker run benefiting Veterans served by the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center and its outpatient clinics.

The tragedy of toxin use brings back memories of Dr. Joseph...

The use of Agent Orange could be considered by many as a war crime and perpetuated by our unwillingness to solve the toxicity problem

Agent Orange is NOT the Cause of Veterans Health Problems…prove it

In my last article I used a quote which was so similar to many of those who have shared their stories with me…

Why We Need to Protect Veteran’s Benefits

Nobody appreciate the soldier like another soldier. Nobody understands why we expect our veteran's benefits until you've been there.

Warrior 2 Citizen a unique program for military family counseling

Warrior 2 Citizen - the program to address the family needs of the transitioning warrior

Important Lesser Known Programs for Veterans

Learn all about the important not well-publicized programs are that available for the transitioning Veterans.

DTAP Program for Transitioning Disabled Vets

There are many available programs for transitioning disabled veteran, from both the public and private sectors; they will not be forgotten.

Late-onset Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

On February 15, 2001, Sonia Reich fled her home in Skokie, Illinois, insisting that someone was trying to kill her -- to "put a...

Cars Bars & Cigars

Hemancipation presents luxurious event at Tesla Motors May 19 to benefit veterans at New Directions, Inc.

ALERT: VA Salisbury NC Trying to Decrease Backlog of Claims

The VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network, which includes all of North Carolina and parts of Virginia and West Virginia, is the only VA network in the nation using the “blitz” method to clear its backlog. The network is behind on about 4,000 to 5,000 requests, LaPuz said. “Salisbury by itself is caught up, and now we’re trying to help out our sister facilities,” he said. “In three weeks — one week a month for the next three months — we expect to complete about 1,500 exams.” The goal is to complete these exams within 30 days from the date Starting this week, W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury is taking on a growing backlog of compensation and pension (C&P) exams during what staff term a “blitz” of three one-week sessions. The hospital, along with eight others in the VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network, is dedicating up to 80 percent of its primary care appointment schedule to the exams March 7-11, April 11-15 and May 9-13.

Latest Taps Desert Storm Veterans

We want to continue to honor our Gulf War Veterans and recognize their early deaths, it has only been 20 years since the Gulf War/Operation Desert Storm. WE are concerned that they are dying too early and still call for national registries of diagnosed illness deaths and the undiagnosed illnesses. This data could prove helpful to health care providers, medical researchers, and the veterans and their families in being proactive in their health concerns.

The Crisis Point For Gulf War Illness

It is 20 years since the Gulf War 1990-91, Operation Desert Storm(US), and our British Coalition Forces that are suffering with Gulf War Illness/es stood tall in London and welcomed the other coalition members that served and are also part of the unfolding health crisis of Post Gulf War Service. This crisis involved the largest ever number of veterans that have been affected by their service in the most Hazardous Toxic Soup of Environmental Exposures in any war.

Smoke Screen Budget Battles

It has been nearly impossible to comprehend where these sudden concerns about the deficit came from. Why? Because the people doing the most complaining were in charge when it all happened.

VA RAC GWI Meeting in DC Next Week- Shout Outs Point...


Gulf War Veterans Medical Alert: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Increase Risk...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a rateable condition by the VA that falls under gulf war illness. The gulf war veterans also have a researcher at VA Minneapolis, Dr Ron Bach studying Hypercoagulation in Gulf War Illness. So the following news article on medical research today on Blood clots and Inflammatory Bowel diseases/disorders needs to be circulated to the Gulf War Veterans and to the health care providers and researchers that are concerned about our gulf war veterans 1990-91. The take home highlights of the article are in Bold and underlined to draw your attention to what is the most important items in the research.