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 responsibilities, … 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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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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New Financing Program Helps U.S. Veterans

January 24, 2012 (PRWeb) – RJ Yanni & Associates, LLC is reaching out to patriotic Americans to support a fund raising campaign that will facilitate self-employment opportunities for U.S. Veterans. U.S. Veterans who are returning, or have returned from the … 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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New Report Cites Rise In Army Suicide Rate, Sex Crimes

January 24, 2011 (New Haven Independent) – Troops who have deployed to war zones two or more times have a higher risk of committing suicide than those who have deployed once or never deployed, a new Army report shows. The … Continue reading

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New Veterans for Common Sense Impact Report is Now Available

Veterans for Common Sense is the only organization making extensive use of the Freedom of Information Act to compile a regular and comprehensive report of this nature. Our concise report uses primary source data obtained from the Department of Defense … Continue reading

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Wars lessons being applied to ease combat stress

Published January 18, 2012 | Associated Press CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. –  When the Marine unit that suffered the greatest casualties in the 10-year Afghan war returned home last spring, they didn’t rush back to their everyday lives. Instead, the Marine … Continue reading

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