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Army Wants PTSD Clinicians to Stop Screening for Fakers

VCS ED quoted. —- By Katie Drummond Email Author April 23, 2012 | 3:38 pm |   After a spate of controversies over inaccurate PTSD diagnosis techniques, the Army has released new guidelines meant to prevent doctors from screening for “malingerers,” who are … Continue reading

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Army’s new PTSD guidelines fault Madigan’s screening tests

  By HAL BERNTON The Seattle Times The Army Surgeon General’s Office has issued new guidelines for diagnosing PTSD that criticize an approach once routinely used at Madigan Army Medical Center. The policy, obtained by The Seattle Times, specifically discounts tests … Continue reading

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A Good Education With the G.I. Bill

From NYT.com Published: April 5, 2012 Service members and veterans looking to learn more about their educational benefits under the G.I. Bill may be in trouble if they plunge unprepared into the wilds of the Internet. Many reputable private and … Continue reading

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Veterans Agency Broke Law in Contract Awards, U.S. Watchdog Says

From Bloombergnews.com By Kathleen Miller on March 15, 2012 The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs violated a 2006 law that directs the agency to favor small businesses led by veterans, a government watchdog agency ruled for the third time in … Continue reading

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Vets’ jobless rate takes big drop in February

  By Rick Maze – Staff writer-Army Times Posted : Friday Mar 9, 2012 9:30:24 ESt Programs aimed at helping Iraq and Afghanistan veterans find jobs may be paying off, as the federal government reported a dramatic drop in the … 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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VCS Release: Endorsement of Senator Durbin’s Protect Our Students and Taxpayers(POST)Act

Below is the text of the a letter of support VCS sent to Senator Durbin’s Office. We appreciate his and congressional efforts to protect our veterans and service members education benefits from unscrupulous targeting for their education benefits. Please show … Continue reading

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New Study Gives Scope and Cost of Combat-Related Conditions Among Veterans

February 24, 2012 (New York Times) – It’s difficult to know just how many of the two million people who have served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been afflicted with two common combat ailments, post-traumatic stress disorder … Continue reading

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