Monthly Archives: February 2012

Head of Madigan removed from command amid PTSD probe

 It was VCS that first testified before Congress about the billions of dollars “saved”  by preventing tens of thousands of veterans from obtaining any (or timely) PTSD medical care and disability benefits from DoD and VA. –VCS Board ——- Col. … Continue reading

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For-Profit Colleges Lose Incentive to Target Vets Under Bills

From Bloomberg News By John Hechinger and John Lauerman – Feb 15, 2012 11:01 PM CT For-profit colleges would lose a financial incentive to enroll soldiers and veterans under U.S. Senate and House bills aimed at curbing what sponsors call aggressive … Continue reading

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Senate investigates Veterans Affairs program

Dayton Business Journal Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 8:14am EST The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs   has until March 2 to provide detailed information about its process for verifying veteran-owned small businesses as eligible to win set-aside contracts to a Senate committee, … Continue reading

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Princeton Trails Columbia in Welcoming Vets to Ivy League

From Bloomberg February 16, 2012, 10:12 AM ESt By Andrew Theen (Updates with Dartmouth’s comment in 25th paragraph.) Feb. 15 (Bloomberg) — John Around Him left Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota for the Army and served in the 2003 … Continue reading

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New VA Resources to Prevent Suicide

VA Introduces Text Messaging to Expand Efforts to Prevent Suicide Veterans Crisis Line Provides Confidential Help to Veterans and Families WASHINGTON (Feb. 15, 2012) – The Department of Veterans Affairs is expanding its efforts to prevent suicide through several new … Continue reading

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Good News for Veterans in the FY 2013 Budget–VCS Supports VA Budget as three steps in the right direction

Below is a copy of email sent to members by our ED. This week the Department of Veterans Affairs released its Fiscal Year 2013 budget request, a request of 140.3 billion. The highlights are as follows: The $140.3 billion for … Continue reading

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Efforts lag to improve care for National Guard

From the Washington Post By Lauren Everitt, Andrew Theen and Gulnaz Saiyed, Published: February 14 Despite years of efforts to improve health care and support networks for the National Guard and military reserves, these service members report higher rates of mental health … Continue reading

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VA Budget Deals With Homelessness and Jobs

February 13, 2012 (Military.com) – The Department of Veterans Affairs sent Congress a proposed budget of $140 billion for fiscal 2013 on Monday, which includes a 33 percent increase in funding to tackle homelessness and a $1 billion request for … Continue reading

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Is VA Choosing Corrupt Contractor Over Veterans?

From disabledveterans.org founder and VCS Staff member by BENJAMIN KRAUSE on FEBRUARY 15, 2012 The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) recent response to allegations of its back door dealings to avoid hiring veterans was nothing short of embarrassing. It was like watching the … Continue reading

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Veterans Affairs Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Seeks Ten Percent Increase to Cope with New Veterans’ Demands

WASHINGTON – With more than 1 million active-duty personnel scheduled to join the ranks of America’s 22 million Veterans during the next five years, the President has proposed a $140.3 billion budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs for the … Continue reading

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