Monthly Archives: January 2012

Directive-Type Memorandum – Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES)

December 19, 2011 MEMORANDUM FOR: SEE DISTRIBUTION SUBJECT: Directive-Type Memorandum (DTM) 11-015 – Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) References: See Attachment 1 Purpose. This DTM: • In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive 5124.02 (Reference (a)), establishes policy, assigns … Continue reading

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Preventing Military Misconduct Stress Behaviors

January 27, 2012 (Huffington Post) – January 2012 ushered in a new year, but an old, recurring problem for war veterans. According to a January 2012, CareerCast.com article, “The 10 Most Stressful Jobs in 2012,” the No. 1 stressful vocation … Continue reading

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Preventing Military Misconduct Stress Behaviors

January 27, 2012 (Huffington Post) – January 2012 ushered in a new year, but an old, recurring problem for war veterans. According to a January 2012, CareerCast.com article, “The 10 Most Stressful Jobs in 2012,” the No. 1 stressful vocation … Continue reading

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Army is Reviewing Madigan’s Reversal of PTSD Diagnoses

The Army plans to review a Madigan Army Medical Center psychiatric team that reversed the PTSD diagnoses of more than a dozen soldiers, potentially weakening their case to receive a medical retirement. January 26, 2012 (Seattle Times) – The Army … Continue reading

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Active-Duty Soldiers Take Their Own Lives at Record Rate

January 19, 2012 (New York Times) – Suicides among active-duty soldiers hit another record high in 2011, Army officials said on Thursday, although there was a slight decrease if nonmobilized Reserve and National Guard troops were included in the calculation. … Continue reading

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Yet another confirmation that 18 veterans a day commit suicide. Our lawsuit is mentioned.

The Truth-O-Meter Says: “Before this day is out, 18 more veterans will have taken their own lives.  That is the daily average, it is intolerable, and it has to stop.” Rush Holt on Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 in a press release … Continue reading

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7 Job-Hunting Tips for Transitioning Veterans

Veterans transitioning to civilian life can have a tough time finding employment. Here are some tips to make the search easier. January 24, 2012 (Fort Stewart Patch) – Veterans returning home from abroad and transitioning to civilian life are likely … Continue reading

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Key Points of President’s State of the Union Address

January 24, 2012 (CNN) – Here are key initiatives from President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night: • Implementation of a minimum tax for multinational companies, which would fund additional tax breaks for companies that create jobs … Continue reading

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