Monthly Archives: November 2011

Rise in PTSD Cases From Two Wars Strains Military Resources

November 30, 2011 (The Tennessean) – Ten thousand combat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder flooded into VA hospitals every three months this year, pushing the number of patients ill from the disorder above 200,000 and straining resources, Department of Veterans … Continue reading

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Senators Seek Answers on VA Mental Health Waits

November 29, 2011 (NavyTimes) -The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee wants to know why nearly a third of veterans seeking mental health care at Veterans Affairs Department facilities wait longer than 14 days — and in some cases, more than two … Continue reading

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VCS in the News: What Happens When Our Troops Return Home?

As soldiers leave war behind and return to Fort Hood, what comes next? November 6, 2011, Fort Hood, Texas (Austin American-Statesman) — By next summer, this sprawling Army post will be more crowded than it has been since U.S. soldiers … Continue reading

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VCS Vows to Win Landmark Court Case for Veterans

Veterans for Common Sense responds to new development in landmark case November 17, 2011, Washington, DC – There is an important new development in our landmark case against the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit Court of … Continue reading

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Veterans Group Could Lose Constitutional Battle with VA

November 19, 2011 (Military.com) – Last May, the VA lost its three-year case fighting against Veterans for Common Sense. But a recent appeal by the VA could unwind all that. The May ruling told the VA to pull its act … Continue reading

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Veterans Groups Brace for Disability Claims Hearing

November 22, 2011 (Wall Street Journal) – Veterans groups preparing for court hearing that could have a major impact on how disability appeals are handled. The Ninth Circuit agreed last week to rehear an earlier decision that placed the Department … Continue reading

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The True Cost Of Our Wars?

VCS FOIA Research in the News October 23, 2011 (Huffington Post) – The numbers below come from a report released by Veterans for Common Sense (VCS), a nonprofit that “raises the unique and powerful voices of veterans” to protect and … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Claims VA Negligent in Iraq War Veteran Suicide

Landmark VCS / VUFT Case Mentioned; VCS Outraged at VA’s Failure in Another Preventable Suicide Case October 12, 2011, Nashville, Tennessee (Associated Press) – The widow of an Iraq war veteran from Tennessee claims in a lawsuit that the Veterans … Continue reading

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