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July 31st Online Career Fair Will Bring Employers and Veterans Together in Real Time Worldwide

CHICAGO, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Milicruit, the recognized leader in virtual career fairs for veterans and military spouses, today announced that the next virtual career fair for veterans and military spouses will take place on July 31st from 1:00 to 4:00 PM EDT at www.veteranscareerfair.com. The … Continue reading

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Military sex assault victims’ PTSD claims neglected, panel told

From the Boston Herald by Jamie Goldberg   WASHINGTON – Ruth Moore described herself as a “vivacious” 18-year-old serving in the U.S. Navy when, she says, a superior raped her outside a club in Europe. After that, she attempted suicide … Continue reading

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VA Improves Online Access to Benefits Information

Nearly 1.7 million veterans and service members have registered for the Department of Veterans Affairs-Department of Defense web portal, eBenefits, which provides online information and access to a wide variety of military and veteran benefits resources. A VA news release … Continue reading

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Report:DOD and VA Do Not Adequately Track PTSD Treatment Successes

From Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON — Despite millions spent treating post-traumatic stress disorder, defense and Veterans Affairs officials have little idea how effective those programs are because they don’t track cases closely enough, a new report contends. Officials from the … Continue reading

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VA Oversight Hearing on Claims Backlog

  By Steve Fogel The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will join the fray over the Department of Veterans Affairs’ growing backlog of disability claims at a subcommittee hearing Wednesday morning. The backlog of claims filed by veterans seeking … Continue reading

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Wanted:Veterans and military to stand against for-profit schools and their abuses.

The for-profit education industry faces mounting criticism for its practice of targeting student veterans to take advantage of GI Bill funds. You might know that on April 27, President Obama took a stand against these abuses with an Executive Order … Continue reading

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VCS Spring Membership and Fundraising

Thank you for visiting our website.  Please feel free to look around. Perhaps you heard or saw one of our recent  interviews on NPR, the BBC or in the New York Times, regarding veterans mental health.  Were you wondering how … Continue reading

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Valuable Insight Gained from VA Suicide Prevention Hotline

Suicide hotlines are available throughout the United States and many other countries. They provide a lifeline for individuals who are contemplatingsuicide or having suicidal thoughts. The increase in military veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has elevated concern for … Continue reading

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At Veterans for Common Sense we are proud to be fighting for America and her veterans. Advocating for smart and pragmatic policy solutions and using the media to raise awareness and further the discussion on key issues. We have had … Continue reading

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Veterans study says thousands wrongfully discharged for personality disorders

By Erik Slavin Stars and Stripes Published: March 26, 2012 YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The Defense Department violated regulations by discharging thousands of servicemembers under the pretense of personality disorders during the past decade, according to a study by … Continue reading

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