Monthly Archives: May 2012

Twenty-One Attorney’s General write Congress to fix 90-10 loophole

The movement to change the loophole incentivizing the misleading and aggressive targeting of our troops and veterans for their education benefits is gaining momentum. Read the bipartisan letter to the chairs and ranking members of the Senate HELP and Veterans … Continue reading

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Two UC-San Diego Researchers Aim to Help Gulf War Veterans with Gulf War Illness

By friend of VCS and Gulf War and Somalia veteran Anthony Hardie   Written by Anthony Hardie, 91outcomes.com “This is just as much about future combat operations as it is about the past“; Healthy and Ill 1991 Gulf War Veteran Research … Continue reading

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Enrollment begins for jobs program targeting older vets

Published: May 29, 2012 From Stripes.com U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR With the Vow to Hire Heroes Act passed by Congress and signed by President Obama last year, a new employment program aiming to recalibrate the career prospects of veterans over … Continue reading

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VA Partnership Aims to House 10,000 Homeless Veterans

Advancing the goal of eliminating veterans homelessness by 2015. Glad to see the problem getting serious attention and concentrated efforts. People who served their country should not have to sleep on its streets.    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs WASHINGTON … Continue reading

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AP IMPACT: Almost half of new vets seek disability

From AP Impact BY MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP CHIEF MEDICAL WRITER America’s newest veterans are filing for disability benefits at a historic rate, claiming to be the most medically and mentally troubled generation of former troops the nation has ever seen. … Continue reading

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Honoring the Exchange of Life for Life

From the New York Time At War Blog By Alex Horton   The face never comes into view in my dreams, but I know it’s him. The twisted mouth is agape, molded in an eternal gasp of shock. The lower … Continue reading

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Survivors of military suicide victims come together to grieve

By Rebecca Ruiz For the family and friends of service members who died by suicide, Memorial Day can be not only a solemn day, but also a painful reminder that military suicides are not treated the same as combat deaths. … Continue reading

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Why Smart Businesses Understand That Veterans Are Outstanding Employees

Great quotes form VCS friend Steve Robinson Ryan Scott, Contributor + Comment now Amidst a sluggish economy that keeps slogging, increasing attention has been called to the abysmal employment rate of returning veterans.  How bad is it?  The latest figures by … Continue reading

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