Tag Archives: Veterans for Common Sense

VCS Advocate:VA Not Meeting Vets Mental Health Needs

From VCS Advocate and Purple Heart Iraq Veteran Christopher Miller The majority of VA frontline service providers work hard every day to give veterans the care they have earned and need. Yet the VA admittedly continues to have problems providing … Continue reading

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VCS ED on BBC News Hour

This weekend in addition to a Friday live interview VCS ED Patrick Bellon was featured in an interview on the BBC Newshour. This interview was only the latest round in our efforts to bring attention to the plight facing our … 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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Fort Bragg recommends changes to Warrior Transition Battalion based on inspection findings

VCS Executive Director Patrick Bellon Quoted —– From the Fayetteville Observer by Greg Barnes,Staff Writer An inspection of Fort Bragg’s battalion for wounded soldiers found that the post needs to do a better job of selecting and training the battalion’s … Continue reading

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A Veteran’s Death, the Nation’s Shame

VCS Staff Quoted ———— From the New York Times Nicholas D. Kristof HERE’S a window into a tragedy within the American military: For every soldier killed on the battlefield this year, about 25 veterans are dying by their own hands. … Continue reading

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VCS Special Commentary: Closer Look at Veteran Unemployment

 By Christopher Miller LLB(HONS) VCS Advocate and Truman National Security Fellow                Unemployment among veterans remains above the national average by many measures, sometimes doubling or tripling it in certain categories. The fact that veterans are struggling … Continue reading

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In Florida, Amputees Find Normal Life on the Golf Course–VCS Report Used

They’ve lost limbs and earned Purple Hearts for their service. Now an academy in Tampa is helping them regain what they want most: an everyday existence.   Army Sergeant Joel Tavera gets ready to swing at the Adaptive Golf Academy … Continue reading

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Suicides Highlight Failures of Veterans’ Support System–VCS Lawsuit Discussed

This article really shows the importance of our lawsuit. By AARON GLANTZ Published: March 24, 2012 Francis Guilfoyle, a 55-year-old homeless veteran, drove his 1985 Toyota Camry to the Department of Veterans Affairs campus in Menlo Park early in the … Continue reading

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