Monthly Archives: December 2011

VCS in the News. Preliminary Impact Report.

Iraq War Lives on as Second-Costliest U.S. Conflict Fuels Debt 2011-12-27 05:00:29.0 GMT By Mike Dorning Dec. 27 (Bloomberg) — The war in Iraq is officially over. The costs will go on. Eight years of dodging improvised explosive devices, repelling … Continue reading

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From the Daily Beast

  As the Troops Come Home From Iraq, Here’s a Holiday Gift You Can Give Helen Benedict Dec 23, 2011 4:45 AM EST A series of hardships await soldiers who return home, including suicide, domestic violence, and divorce. But there … Continue reading

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VCS&VUFT Landmark Lawsuit in the News

Mercury News editorial: Help Iraq veterans succeed when they get home Mercury News Editorial Posted: 12/18/2011 08:00:00 PM PST The final withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq is a welcome way to conclude 2011. Young Americans will be coming home, and … Continue reading

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Houston ripoffs of disabled vets went undetected for more than a decade By LISE OLSEN, HOUSTON CHRONICLE Updated 01:02 p.m., Wednesday, December 21, 2011 1 of 2 VIEW: Larger | Hide Leland Spencer, sitting, shows his Christmas tree with his mother Shirley German, left, … Continue reading

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Wounded Doc Speaks out on his battle with PTSD

In this Dec. 14, 2011 photo, Dr. Ken Lee performs acupuncture on Gus Sorenson, a paralyzed patient at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center. Lee was nearly killed by a suicide bomb attack in Iraq in 2004. Now Wisconsin’s National Guard’s … Continue reading

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Reunited Troops, Families Face Stresses of Reconnecting

December 20, 2011 (USA Today) – Jesse “Jay” Collins didn’t expect to be home for Christmas this year. He thought he would spend the holidays in Iraq, far from his wife and kids. Then weeks ago, he packed up as … Continue reading

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Residents Oppose Planned San Diego Vet Center

December 21, 2011 (Stars and Stripes) -A proposed rehabilitation facility for veterans in San Diego is garnering opposition from local residents who say they support the troops — just not in their backyard. The head of one Washington-based veterans advocacy … Continue reading

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Unemployed Veterans

December 21, 2011 (WBUR) – Military veterans, back from Iraq and Afghanistan, who can’t find jobs. We’ll look at the challenge, and what it means to serve your country and then not find work. Troops go to war. Troops come … Continue reading

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