Category Archives: VCS In The News

U.S. Senator Baldwin Announces Growing Support for VCS-Supported Major Bipartisan VA Reform Bill

U.S. Senator Baldwin Announces Growing Support for Major, Bipartisan, VCS-Supported VA Reform Bill SOURCE:  Press Release, office of U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Jason Simcakoski Memorial Opioid Safety Act would provide VA with the tools it needs … Continue reading

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VCS ED on PRI’s “To the Point”

Yesterday VCS Executive Director Patrick Bellon was on Public Radio International’s “To the Point” with Warren Olney.  Also on the program were Jim Dao of the New York Times and Under Secretary for Benefits Alison Hickey. The topic was the … Continue reading

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Scores of recent Texas war veterans have died of overdoses, suicide and vehicle crashes, investigation finds

By American-Statesman Investigative Team They survived the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. But they did not survive the homecoming. A six-month American-Statesman investigation, which paints the most complete picture yet of what happened to Texas’ Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who … Continue reading

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PTSD: Genetic link could lead to vet drug treatment

VCS ED quoted  From the New Haven Register By Peggy McCarthy, Conn. Health I-Team Writer A recent study that discovered a genetic link to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) could ultimately lead to breakthroughs in treatment or prevention, but advances … Continue reading

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GOP Cut Veterans Job Bill: How Vets Became the Latest Casualty in the War Against Obama

From Policy Mic by Jeff Danovich   Dear Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul, and the 45 other United States Senators who thought it was more important to score political points than to do the right thing, On behalf of veterans throughout … Continue reading

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Obama Campaigns For Veterans’ Mental Health

From NPR by Scott Horsley On Friday, President Barack Obama was at Fort Bliss, Texas, where he spoke to troops and met with military families, including some who lost loved ones in Afghanistan. As that war winds down, the president … Continue reading

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VCS Presents Testimony before DNC Platform Committee

VCD AD for Advocacy Ben Krause presents our testimony before the DNC platform committee

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VCS on Al Jazeera English’s Inside Story

VCS supporters, yesterday VCS Executive Director Patrick Bellon appeared along with Major General Paul Eaton and journalist Aaron Glantz on Al Jazeera English’s  Inside Story. The panel discussed issues facing America’s and what has been done recently to help veterans … Continue reading

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Will Veterans Lose if Mitt Romney Wins?

  VCS Executive Director quoted extensively _____________________________________ What would a Mitt Romney Administration really mean for America’s veterans? On Tuesday, Romney named former President George H.W. Bush and former Sen. Bob Dole as honorary co-chairmen of his Veterans and Military Families for … Continue reading

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A beautiful Department of Veterans Affairs Mental Health Center, but is it enough?

VCS ED quoted.  By GARY PETERSON AND MARK EMMONS  Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Published: June 22, 2012 The new Mental Health Center at the Palo Alto Veterans Hospital in Palo Alto, opens Friday, June 22. The Mental Health Center … Continue reading

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