Category Archives: Veterans Articles & News

House bill would speed disability payments to wounded troops

From Triblive.com By Carl Prine Published: Saturday, October 6, 2012, 5:36 p.m. Updated: Saturday, October 6, 2012 A bipartisan bill promises to speed disability payments to troops wounded in Afghanistan, but it must clear a Congress so divided that 96 percent of proposed … Continue reading

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Veterans can find help through crisis line

By MARY WICOFF  Commercial-News, Danville, Ill. Published: October 7, 2012 DANVILLE — Veterans in crisis no longer have to keep the problem a secret — especially if it’s something life-threatening, such as thoughts of suicide. “We’re here. We’re proactive,” said Natalie … Continue reading

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Sergeant carried his secret anguish home

From the Leaf-Chronicle by Philip Grey CLARKSVILLE, TENN. — Sgt. Justin Junkin came home from Afghanistan to his wife and infant daughter in May 2011, carrying his weapon, his gear and a bomb inside his head. The secret that he brought … Continue reading

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Veteran creates nonprofit that provides clothing to wounded

From the Baton Rouge Advocate By George Morris Badly wounded in Iraq, Lt. j.g. Jason Redman, a Navy SEAL, thought he would die, but did not. Later, he dealt with the emotions of well-meaning hospital visitors. He’s faced 37 surgeries … Continue reading

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Department of Education Gives $14.3 Million to Support Veterans in College

From US News and World Report The U.S. Department of Education recently announced in a press release that it has donated more than $14.3 million in grants to Veterans Upward Bound projects, which are designed to help former service members … Continue reading

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