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Lawsuit alleges paperwork mistake has cost veterans millions

From Stars and Stripes by Leo Shane III WASHINGTON — Some combat injured sailors and Marines may have been cheated out of millions in veterans disability payments because of paperwork mistakes made by the services, according to a class-action complaint brought … Continue reading

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For too many veterans, the ultimate defeat

(Reuters) – by Phil Stewart On a warm summer afternoon in Champion, Ohio, Michael Ecker, a 25-year-old Iraq war veteran, called out to his father from a leafy spot in their backyard. Then, as the two stood steps apart, Michael … Continue reading

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Disabled Veteran Says United Airlines Staff Kicked His Service Dog, Asked If He Was ‘Retarded’

From the Huffington Post by Laura Hibbard   Jim Stanek, a disabled veteran and Paws and Stripes cofounder, claims United Airlines staff physically abused his service dog, Sarge, and verbally abused him during an unexpected 3-day layover at Dulles International Airport … Continue reading

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Will PTSD By Any Other Name Bring More Troops to Treatment?

by Aaron Levin From PsychiatryOnline While two generals and two psychiatrists disagree over diagnostic language, they do agree about the crucial need to get troops with posttraumatic stress disorder into care. The general wants to change one word. The psychiatrist … 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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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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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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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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Military, NFL team up to reduce shared stigma about concussions

By RICK MAESE The Washington Post Published: June 15, 2012 Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is one of several current and former NFL players who have partnered with the military to try to change the way both players and troops … Continue reading

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VA clinicians offer guidelines for treating combat vets

From the modern Physician By Rich Daly Posted: June 13, 2012 – 10:45 am ET A newly published review of the healthcare needs of recent combat veterans aims to help public and private providers who care for them. A group of … Continue reading

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