Monthly Archives: June 2012

Mental health group urges increased assistance for military, families

By Farah Mohamed | McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON — A new report by the National Alliance on Mental Illness said the government needs to fill the gaps in mental health coverage for America’s soldiers and veterans, who – along with their families … Continue reading

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70 years gone, Montford Point Marines get their due

Only about 120 of the nearly 20,000 African Americans who trained at the segregated Montford Point in Camp Lejeune are still alive. They will be honored with the Congressional Gold medal. | Shawn Rocco/Raleigh News and Observer/MCT MORE ON THIS … Continue reading

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A matter of degrees: VA finally opens doors to licensed counselors

By LEO SHANE III Stars and Stripes Published: June 27, 2012 WASHINGTON — John Emmons works as a mental health specialist for the Army in Afghanistan, but he can’t get a job doing the same work for the Department of Veterans … Continue reading

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Capitol Hill PTSD awareness event highlights struggles, triumphs

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, June 27, 2012) — Army wife Kristina Kaufmann knows the severity of post-traumatic stress disorder. She has lost three friends to suicide because of it. But she also knows the power she has to help stop … Continue reading

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After Court Settlement, VA Takes Over GIBill.com and Other Sites

From VA’s blog June 27, 2012 by Alex Horton In a legal win for Veterans, VA is taking control of the formerly privately-owned website GIBill.com. This means Veterans will be better protected against deceptive marketing practices launched by businesses eager to cash … Continue reading

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