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Lautenberg Intros Bipartisan Veterans’ Education Bill

March 20, 2012 (NJToday) – U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and five of his Senate colleagues  have introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at providing every veteran who  receives educational assistance from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)  with the counseling … Continue reading

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Returning Women Veterans Face Challenges in a System Designed for Men

Returning women veterans face challenges in a system designed for men March 19, 2012 (PRI) – Almost eight percent of U.S. veterans are women, but the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is geared primarily toward men. That’s meant a lot … Continue reading

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Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans Push Back Against Stereotype of ‘Crazy Vet’

March 20, 2012 (chron) – The shooting massacre of Afghan civilians in Panjwai earlier this month has sent pundits and journalists scrambling for clues to explain what could have led Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales to sneak off his base … Continue reading

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40% of PTSD diagnoses at Madigan were reversed

  By Hal Bernton Seattle Times staff reporter A Madigan Army Medical Center screening team reversed more than 40 percent of the post-traumatic stress disorder diagnoses of patients under consideration for medical retirement since 2007, according to information released by U.S. … Continue reading

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P.T.S.D. Can Yield Positive, Yet Sometimes Deadly, Results

By JIM RENDON From http://6thfloor.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/22/p-t-s-d-can-yield-positive-yet-sometimes-deadly-results/ Just as my story about the Army’s program designed to help boost resilience in soldiers was approaching its final edit for The Times Magazine, news broke of the killing of 16 Afghan civilians by an … Continue reading

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Troops’ Mental Health: How Much Is Unknown?

  EnlargeSusan Walsh/AP Gen. Peter Chiarelli, former vice chief of staff for the U.S. Army, says the Army lacks reliable diagnostic tools to screen for mental health. text size A A A March 18, 2012 The killing of 16 Afghan civilians last Sunday … Continue reading

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Afghan Massacre: Rush To Judgment

For the past few days, Washington’s, America’s, probably much of the world’s airways have been filled with commentary about the horrific killings in Afghanistan allegedly committed by an American soldier. Radio, TV and the blogosphere have been inundated with reports, … Continue reading

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Wars’ Amputees: 4 of 5 Say “Life Is Full”

From Time’s the battleland blog By Mark Thompson | @MarkThompson_DC | March 12, 2012 |         Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden Marine Corporal Raymond … Continue reading

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Women Veterans Deserve Recognition, Services

March 4, 2012 (The Baltimore Sun) – March is designated as Women’s History Month, an opportunity to remember the role women have played in U.S. history since our nation’s inception. To serve in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, … Continue reading

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Important and Helpful Department of Veterans’ Affrairs Links

  Here is a list of very important links for veterans to aid in obtaining your benefits. Quick List ·         Veterans ON–line Application (VONAPP) ·         Enroll/Update Medical Benefits (10–10EZ) ·         My HealtheVet ·         eBenefits ·         Life Insurance Online Applications ·         … Continue reading

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