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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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SMA on suicide: ‘It’s okay to seek help’

SMA Chandler frankly discusses his own issues.  From usamy.mil By David Vergun  Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, tells Soldiers thinking about suicide that it’s OK to ask for help. He also discussed his own behavioral health … Continue reading

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Mystery Republican Holds Up COLA Vote For Disabled Veterans

From VCS AD Ben Krause’s Blog disabledveterans.org   In another shifty move by Senate Republicans, one Senator anonymously blocked the annual vote for the Cost of Living Increase for disabled veterans. This serves as yet another blow to veterans legislation … Continue reading

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Tell Congress you disapprove of their failure to pass COLA for disabled veterans

Yesterday the Senate failed to pass a Cost-of-living-adjustment for disabled veterans. If you think this in an injustice you can tell your elected officials by using Popvox. Its an easy tool that will give you the information you need and … Continue reading

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Romney Mistakes Defense Spending For Veterans Health Care

From VCS AD and Disabledveterans.org  Ben Krause   Toady, Mitt Romney was cited conflating defense spending with veteran health care. He is already following through with campaign promises on that 47% of Americans. “Given the needs of our veterans, how … Continue reading

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VA processing claims at record pace, but still can’t keep up

From Stars and Stripes By Leo Shane III WASHINGTON – Veterans Benefits Administration processors completed more benefits claims than ever before last month, wrapping up work on a record 107,462 cases. The agency also announced that it topped 1 million … Continue reading

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For Veterans, a Surge of New Treatments for Trauma

From NYT.com By TINA ROSENBERG Fixes looks at solutions to social problems and why they work. TAGS: MENTAL HEALTH, PTSD, VETERANS Suicide is now the leading cause of death in the army. More soldiers die by suicide than in combat … Continue reading

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Slain Marine commander’s actions called heroic

Story of great American Heroes From The Washington Post  By Ernesto Londono Published: September 23, 2012 U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Chris K. Raible, Commanding Officer of Marine Attack Squadron 211 aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Ariz., was killed in … Continue reading

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Time to Pay the Price of War

From the Huffington Post By Leila Levinson The Lives of Others is a 2006 German movie about a secret policeman who spies on civilians suspected of criticizing the East German government. As well as revealing the consequences for the policeman of … Continue reading

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VA and DoD to Fund $100 Million PTSD and TBI Study

 WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense (DoD) are investing more than $100 million in research to improve diagnosis and treatment of mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  “At VA, ensuring that … Continue reading

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