Category Archives: VCS In The News

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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We’re quick to send them off to war, but slow to help

Ben Quoted. From Pioneer Press By Ruben Rosario Posted:   09/22/2012 12:01:00 AM CDT Updated:   09/22/2012 10:27:27 PM CDT The following is an ongoing national disgrace: According to a weekly monitoring of government data by the Center for Investigative Reporting, … 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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