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VetLikeMe, October 30 2014

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has proposed sweeping changes in federal small busslaminess size standards based on inflation that could force thousands of small business that depend on federal contracts to close their doors.

We’ve Cut Off the Chicken’s Head

Montel Williams says “It’s time we took the chicken down…”

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

HHS plans to issue a $50 million funding opportunity announcement to help Community Health Centers expand services to people living with mental illness, and drug and alcohol problems.

New Health Care Info System Will Help Veterans Treatment

The Department of Veterans Affairs segment in Northwest Florida has joined several civilian hospitals to share certain health care information as a way of speeding and improving treatment.

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

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VA Grants Will Expand Transportation in Highly Rural Areas

Veterans will have improved access to health care under a Department of Veterans Affairs initiative that supports new transportation services for those living in highly rural areas.

VA Hires Over 1600 Mental Health Professionals to Meet Goal

Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has met the goal to hire 1,600 new mental health professionals outlined in President Obama’s Aug. 31, 2012, Executive Order to Improve Access to Mental Health Services for Veterans, Service Members, and Military Families.

Unsaid Issue Behind Veteran's Rising Suicide Rate Is Shame Based Guilt

No one really talks about the psychic damage that combat veterans feel when they take someone's life, regardless of the military situation ~ but the effect is real and usually manifests itself as shame based guilt whereas the innate deep need to love and accept love is quite often permanently disabled.

Unsaid Issue Behind Veteran’s Rising Suicide Rate Is Shame Based Guilt

No one really talks about the psychic damage that combat veterans feel when they take someone's life, regardless of the military situation ~ but the effect is real and usually manifests itself as shame based guilt whereas the innate deep need to love and accept love is quite often permanently disabled.

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

Here’s a tip from a former smoker. Michael, an Army Vet, says if your doctor gives you 5 years to live, spend it sharing your wisdom and love with your family. If you are ready to quit smoking, VA can help.

VA Joins With Million Hearts Campaign

February is American Heart Month, a time to educate Americans on what they can do to live heart-healthy lives.

Josie Monaghan – Vet Mother Angel Of Antioch, California

Frustrated by the VA's failure to provide ample community based veterans support ~ Blue star mother, Josie Monaghan, has taken the bull by the horns and with the help of a band of committed local citizens has created a heart centered East County veteran's drop in center, in Northern California.

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.

A Radical Remedy for Veterans – Humanity and Truth

I read this article on the drugging of soldiers recently and realized that the men they are writing about represent a few tiny drops in the ocean of suffering that we as a society have created through war and the aftermath, through inhuman designs and inhuman acts.

VA Teams Up with American Heart Association to Raise Awareness of...

The Department of Veterans Affairs will raise awareness of heart disease in women, particularly women Veterans and VA employees, at a “VA Goes Red” health expo Thursday, Sep. 27, outside VA’s central office at 810 Vermont Avenue.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – July 31, 2012

An emphasis on translating military skills into civilian language has gone into a revamped Transition Assistance Program run by the Department of Defense.

Others-First Charity Awards Grant to “Vets Workshop”

The Veterans Workshop is grateful to the organization "Others First" for their generosity and help.

VT EXCLUSIVE: The FLAG that Identified The USS LIBERTY AGTR-5

A Letter from a USS LIBERTY survivor dated 10 June 1967 and a recollection from member of Rescue, Damage Control and Repair Team that boarded the USS Liberty on the early morning hours of June 9, 1967.

EXCLUSIVE TO VT: Message To The Churches From: USS LIBERTY Survivor,...

“Does this pain ever go away? Not when it remains unresolved does it ever really go away, and of course the Liberty matter still remains unresolved."

The Attack on the LIBERTY

"The Untold Story of Israel’s Deadly 1967 Assault on a U.S. Spy Ship" blows apart the only American investigation that was ever conducted: the U.S. Naval Court of Inquiry's white wash rush job that confirmed Israel's claim of "mistaken identity."

Lung Disease Following Deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan

United States military personnel and civilian contractors deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan may be at risk for respiratory symptoms and chronic lung disease, including asthma and constrictive bronchiolitis.

Former Navy Doctor spearheading “Remote Medicine Initiative” to Pakistan

Let me introduce you to Dr. Gary Levin. Dr. Levin was in the US Navy from 1969 to 1971 serving as a general medical officer. He was in an amphibious group, and served on the USS Jeneau, LPD 10.

Google+ Plus and the L-Shaped Ambush (Part two)

In my earlier writings about the Google+ platform I suggested to my readers that this Google product was perhaps the most significant leap in social media technology since the invention of the telephone.

With LOVE To Vets with PTSD

"I have seen way too many OD’s from alcohol, but I have never seen an OD from cannabis. My opinion is that cannabis is a hell of a lot better than alcohol, Valium, or any synthetics because it is natural.”-John Fleming, MD.

Google+ Plus and the “L-Shaped” Ambush

I was invited to attend a symposium at the US Naval War College in Newport, RI last summer to learn something about how our Navy deals with terrorist threats to our fleets worldwide.

New Online Enrollment Application Available for Servicemembers

The Department of Veterans Affairs partnered with the First Army at Camp Shelby, Miss., to launch a streamlined version of its online application for VA health benefits (VA Form 1010EZ) for Servicemembers returning from deployment.

Military Veterans And Cancer

Men and Women in the military know that they risk their lives when they go into combat. What they have not anticipated is that they might be exposed to chemicals or toxins that could cause cancer many years later

Minnesota Veteran Returns War Medals in Protest

“My ex-wife didn’t serve in Vietnam, I did. She wasn’t forced to killed people, I was. She wasn’t the one severely wounded, I was.

The VA in 3D: Examiner Examined (Part 6)

Captain May, I am writing for The Washington Examiner, and have come across your posts on the Veterans Today website. I can hardly believe the treatment you have endured, and wish to expose the abuse veterans receive from Veterans Administration hospitals. — Sincerely, Samantha Gilman, Opinion Page

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – January 25, 2012

The White House is planning a series of online follow-ups and forums after Tuesday night's State of the Union address, including a veterans-focused session Thursday morning featuring Matt Flavin, the administration's point person on veterans issues and wounded warrior policy.

Connecting the Military Dots

She walked onto the campus of the West LA Veterans Hospital in her Anne Taylor outfit and instantly could feel her throat tighten. "You OK Ma'am?" said one of the VA tour guides, a young male half her age.

CIA – DOD – Panetta and the Hidden Truth

Former CIA Director Panetta condemns Marines peeing on dead Taliban with "utterly deplorable" comment. Ain't that the pot calling the kettle black? .

Pissed off Marines

As many of you already know, I volunteer at the "National Veterans Hotline" a few nights per month. The hotline website can be found at www.Veterans911.com Last night, I was on duty for close to four hours and during that time I talked to over twenty callers.

Mitt Romney – Ted Kennedy and Veterans Milking Cows

Years later, I found out that the anonymous donor was Romney. Out of his own pocket he did this.

The Veterans Annual Checkup

Some Veterans think you only go to the doctor when something is wrong. Why go to the doctor when you feel healthy?

New Online Group for Out of Work Veterans

I was sent an email by a veteran who had lost his job last summer, and has been searching hard for a place to find work.

Sons of the Fallen from Iraq and Afghanistan

I seldom get moved about a movie, or a cause, beyond the confines of my own home, where I take time for my own kids every day, day after day, week after week.

Homeless Veterans, Cable TV and the FBI

Once upon a time, I ran the largest shelter for Homeless Veterans in the USA, located in Boston Massachusetts. Here is a story that I remember with a smile:

Homeless Veterans Bank Robbery

Every day at the homeless veterans shelter in Boston at ten in the morning there was a huge influx of vets.

Homeless Veterans need to Stand Up – Not Stand Down

Almost 20 years ago I met a combat Vietnam Veteran named Robert Van Keuren and his partner in crime Dr. Jon Nachison both advocates like me doing work for homeless veterans in San Diego.