Monthly Archives: May 2012

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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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 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 Study Participants … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Veterans Face Ruin Awaiting Benefits As Wounded Swamp VA

VCS has been working hard on capitol hill to bring attention to this issue and gain relief for veterans who are waiting. By William Selway – May 23, 2012 9:56 PM CT Facebook Share Rebecca Tews sat at her kitchen table … Continue reading

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Businesses Backing Vets: How Companies Are Putting Veterans to Work

  From the Huffington Post By Ryan Scott Founder and CEO, Causecast Part of a Memorial Day series by Causecast that examines how Corporate America is finding new ways to help veterans. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that “the unemployment rate for … Continue reading

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Better Business Bureau warns of scams targeting troops, veterans

By DAVE DEWITTE The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Published: May 22, 2012 The Better Business Bureau this week released a list of active scams targeting military veterans and their supporters. Scams include those that target service personnel and their families, but … Continue reading

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Angry vets demand end to backlog of disability claims

More than 200 veterans attend a forum organized by lawmakers seeking to expedite stalled or bungled disability claims. One attendee filed his claim in 1947. Veteran Douglas Briggs throws up his arms in frustration as he makes his feelings known … Continue reading

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