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Vets jobs bill mired in Hill squabble

 From the Washington Post  By Steve Vogel, Published: September 18 A bill to put veterans to work preserving and restoring national parks and other federal, state and local lands has become mired in a political fight, facing a procedural vote Wednesday in the … Continue reading

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War might be making young bodies old

BOSTON (USA Today) - A litany of physical or emotional problems spill out as Iraq and Afghanistan veterans make their way, one by one, to the 11th floor of a VA hospital in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood. The tragic signs of … Continue reading

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Fighting military suicides with peer counseling

(CBS News) The Pentagon granted a six-month extension Wednesday to a pilot call-in program for American military personnel considering suicide. The suicide rate among both active-duty troops and reservists is alarming, and it’s increased dramatically this year. One effort to … Continue reading

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War Wounds

New York Times OP-ED COLUMNIST By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF IT would be so much easier, Maj. Ben Richards says, if he had just lost a leg in Iraq. Enlarge This Image Daniel Borris for The New York Times Maj. Ben Richards, … Continue reading

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Army’s huge culture shift: No shame in mental health help

  By Gail Sheehy, Special for USA TODAY Daniel Rodriguez joined the Army when his home life collapsed. His parents split. His father dropped from a heart attack. He was 18 and on the runty side for a high school … Continue reading

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Iraq, Afghanistan War Veterans Struggle With Combat Trauma

By David Wood From the HuffingtonPost   HAVERHILLL, Mass. — Before her life fell apart, before suicide began to sound like sweet release, Natasha Young was a tough and spirited and proud Marine. Straight off the hardscrabble streets of Lawrence, … Continue reading

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Troop HospitialIzations Are Up–VCS ED quoted

  YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Hospitalizations of troops with mental disorders such as suicidal or homicidal intent and debilitating psychosis reached a 10-year high in 2011, underscoring the mental and emotional toll of America’s dual wars in Iraq and … Continue reading

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Program Teaches Vets How To Survive The Classroom

From NPR By Daniel Zwerdling June 11, 2012 Most American troops have left Iraq, and many have left Afghanistan. Now more than half a million of them have left the service — and they’re going to college. Some vets say … Continue reading

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