Tag Archives: Gulf War

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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Veterans secretary looks to ‘correct’ past failures

From the Dayton Beach News Journal by Ray Weiss DAYTONA BEACH — The federal government is spending more money than ever for veterans’ medical and educational benefits, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki told an opening-ceremony AMVETS national convention crowd of … Continue reading

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Lejeune health care bill is unstuck in Senate

Great news. Be sure to let Senator DeMint know how much you disapprove of holding this bill up. —–   From the Army Times By Rick Maze – Staff writer A stalled veterans’ bill is now on track for Senate passage this … Continue reading

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US Retraining Programs Aims to Help Unemployed Veterans

  by David Rookhuyzen The Republic | azcentral.com Thousands of unemployed, middle-age veterans are getting a chance to start over under a special GI Bill designed to train them for new careers. Concerned about the high long-term jobless rate and growing … Continue reading

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The (pixelated) things they carry.

VCS Advocate Chris Miller’s New Article from The Guardian   US soldiers wear the grey pixel pattern in action. Photograph: Ramon Espinosa/AP Friday 13 July 2012 This is not the Army’s first uniform controversy, but given the costs we must … Continue reading

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Advanced Technology Identifies “Core” Brain Abnormality in Gulf War Illness

  Written by Anthony Hardie, 91outcomes.com (91outcomes.com) – A discovery by a Minneapolis medical researcher may lead to a new test to help identify Gulf War Illness, a unique disease that affects 250,000 veterans of the 1991 Gulf War, according … Continue reading

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Purple Hearts for PTSD debated

  By BARRIE BARBER Dayton Daily News Published: June 18, 2012 With more than 2 million service members returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan, post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury have become the signature wounds of both conflicts. But while … Continue reading

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Two UC-San Diego Researchers Aim to Help Gulf War Veterans with Gulf War Illness

By friend of VCS and Gulf War and Somalia veteran Written by Anthony Hardie, 91outcomes.com “This is just as much about future combat operations as it is about the past” Healthy and Ill 1991 Gulf War Veteran Research Study Participants … Continue reading

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AP IMPACT: Almost half of new vets seek disability

From AP Impact BY MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP CHIEF MEDICAL WRITER America’s newest veterans are filing for disability benefits at a historic rate, claiming to be the most medically and mentally troubled generation of former troops the nation has ever seen. … Continue reading

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Why Smart Businesses Understand That Veterans Are Outstanding Employees

Great quotes form VCS friend Steve Robinson Ryan Scott, Contributor + Comment now Amidst a sluggish economy that keeps slogging, increasing attention has been called to the abysmal employment rate of returning veterans.  How bad is it?  The latest figures by … Continue reading

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