Monthly Archives: March 2012

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At Veterans for Common Sense we are proud to be fighting for America and her veterans. Advocating for smart and pragmatic policy solutions and using the media to raise awareness and further the discussion on key issues. We have had … Continue reading

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Corporate America’s Military Opportunity

Veterans offer companies the grit and skills needed to succeed. March 27, 2012 (Wall Street Journal) – In his State of the Union address this January, President Obama rang a bell that is still sounding 10 years after our wars … Continue reading

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New HUD and VA Initiative to House Nearly 10,000 Homeless U.S. Vets

March 27, 2012 (National Mortgage Professional) – U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric K. Shinseki have announced that HUD will provide $72.6 million to public housing … Continue reading

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First Defendants Graduate from L.A. County Veterans Court

March 27, 2012 (LA Times) – The first seven graduates of the Veterans Court in Los Angeles County will be honored Tuesday morning after undergoing mental health treatment and regularly appearing before a judge. The court, like others in Orange … Continue reading

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VCS in the News- After the War: PTSD and Veterans’ Care

BATTEN: Matthew Letterman came home from the Gulf War in 1991, but in some ways, he says, he never really left Iraq. LETTERMAN: I left a piece of myself over there. You know, I would like to either go there … Continue reading

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Secretary of the Army John McHugh says in Fort Bragg visit that PTSD reversals uncommon-VCS registers our disagreement

Staff photo by Marcus Castro [+] click to enlarge Secretary of the Army John McHugh answers questions Tuesday after a two-day visit to Fort Bragg. At left are Lt. Gen. Frank Helmick and Lt. Gen. John Mulholland. By Greg Barnes … Continue reading

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Survey Gives Glimpse Into Minds of Recent Veterans

  By JAMES DAO The 2012 edition of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America’s annual survey of its members came out on Monday. The largest such survey by the group to date, its results provide some interesting insights into what’s on the minds … Continue reading

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Veterans study says thousands wrongfully discharged for personality disorders

By Erik Slavin Stars and Stripes Published: March 26, 2012 YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The Defense Department violated regulations by discharging thousands of servicemembers under the pretense of personality disorders during the past decade, according to a study by … Continue reading

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