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VCS’s Paul Sullivan Appointed Deputy Secretary at Calif. DVA

VCS founder and former Executive Director Paul Sullivan has been appointed to serve as Deputy Secretary of Communications for the California Department of Veterans Affairs, a state government agency that is not part of the federal VA. According to the … Continue reading

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Sgt. Sullivan Center Announces Veterans’ Fellowship Work Opportunity

The Sergeant Sullivan Center and Veterans for Common Sense work on issues related to  veterans health and Toxic Wounds.   The following announcement is regarding an exciting one-year fellowship work opportunity in Washington, DC with the Sergeant Sullivan Center.  Recruitment objectives … Continue reading

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From our partner EPIC: Putting Iraq back on the agenda

For more than ten years, Veterans for Common Sense has worked hand in hand with our partner EPIC (The Education for Peace In Iraq Center) on national security issues and on Iraq. Ten years ago the United States launched Operation … Continue reading

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Report: New vets showing Gulf War illness symptoms

WASHINGTON — Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan may be suffering from the 20-year-old set of symptoms known as Gulf War Illness, according to a new report released Wednesday by the federal Institute of Medicine. “Preliminary data suggest … Continue reading

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VCS v. VA Update

On Monday, January 7, 2013, we lost our bid for the Supreme Court to hear our appeal so no Veteran waits for care or benefits, especially for mental healthcare.  Since our landmark lawsuit was filed in July 2007, Veterans for … Continue reading

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Veterans Vow Continued Fight to Fix VA

Supreme Court Denies Hearing on Suicidal Veterans Turned Away from VA For Immediate Release January 7, 2013 Contact: 202-558-4553 Washington, DC – On Friday, January 4, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the landmark case brought by Veterans … Continue reading

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Changes at Veterans for Common Sense

The Board of Veterans for Common Sense is sorry to announce the departure of Patrick Bellon as executive director of Veterans for Common Sense. Patrick will be moving on to take on bigger challenges, and we wish him the best. … Continue reading

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Mystery Republican Blocks Cost of Living Adjustment for Disabled Veterans

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray, Chairman of the Senate Veteran’s Affairs Committee, announced that an as yet unnamed Senate Republican has blocked a traditionally non-controversial bill that would provide over 3.9 million veterans and their survivors with … Continue reading

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