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VA Announces Camp LeJeune Medical Reimbursement Program | Veterans for Common Sense

  Did you live at Camp Lejeune for 30 days or more between 1957-87? Veterans and their families who lived at the U.S. Marine Corps base and were potentially affected by contaminated water may be eligible for VA health benefits.  Learn … Continue reading

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Gulf War Advisory Committee Letter Expresses Grave Concerns to New VA Secretary | Veterans for Common Sense

The following is reposted from 91outcomes.com with permission. *** “I ask you to please post … this letter RAC members sent to Secretary McDonald after the RAC meeting this week.  VA staff now controls what is posted to the RAC … Continue reading

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MEDIA REPORTS: The Beginning of Finally Some Truth about the VA | Veterans for Common Sense

After a great deal of covering up, retaliation against and intimidation of whistleblowers, media reporting, Congressional hearing and inquiries, and VA delays, denial, and more covering up, finally this week it appears as though the first elements of truth are … Continue reading

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VCS to Participate in Sgt. Sullivan Center’s Event: Rebuilding Trust, Renewing Our Dedication to Transparency in Deployment Health Science | Veterans for Common Sense

  Having trouble viewing this?  Click here Sergeant Sullivan Center Reception: Honoring Excellence in Post-Deployment Health Rebuilding Trust, Renewing Our Dedication to Transparency in Deployment Health Science:            Awards Ceremony 2014 “If you blow the whistle … Continue reading

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VA’s Medical Research Failures Continue to Grow | Veterans for Common Sense

A new example of VA’s failures on medical research — an often overlooked area where VA remains badly broken — has emerged near Fort Hood. An Austin, Texas newspaper reports that a $3.8 million mobile MRI machine, widely touted by VA … Continue reading

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House bill would speed disability payments to wounded troops

From Triblive.com By Carl Prine Published: Saturday, October 6, 2012, 5:36 p.m.Updated: Saturday, October 6, 2012 A bipartisan bill promises to speed disability payments to troops wounded in Afghanistan, but it must clear a Congress so divided that 96 percent of proposed legislation … Continue reading

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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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Sergeant carried his secret anguish home

From the Leaf-Chronicle by Philip Grey CLARKSVILLE, TENN. — Sgt. Justin Junkin came home from Afghanistan to his wife and infant daughter in May 2011, carrying his weapon, his gear and a bomb inside his head. The secret that he brought … Continue reading

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Preventive care, doctor access improving for women veterans

From Stars and Stripes by Tom Philpott For a lot of years, women veterans felt unwelcome in Department of Veteran Affairs hospitals and clinics as if they weren’t real veterans, they complained. Reinforcing that impression was routine referrals to multiple … Continue reading

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Veteran creates nonprofit that provides clothing to wounded

From the Baton Rouge Advocate By George Morris Badly wounded in Iraq, Lt. j.g. Jason Redman, a Navy SEAL, thought he would die, but did not. Later, he dealt with the emotions of well-meaning hospital visitors. He’s faced 37 surgeries … Continue reading

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