VCS Presents Briefing on Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans to DoD Officials

Rehabilitating Wounded Veterans to Enable Them to Improve Their Health Outcomes

Written by Thomas Bandzul April 21, 2010, Washington, DC – Veterans for Common Sense presented the latest statistics about our Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans to more than 100 military medical leaders at a conference held in Washington, DC.

Associate counsel Thomas Bandzul briefed military officials about the increasing human costs of Iraq and Afghanistan wars, ways to reduce stigma / discrimination against veterans reporting mental health conditions, and improving transition to veteran status and access to VA healthcare and disability benefits.

The conference, the 2nd Annual Military Health Support System, was sponsored by marcus evans. VCS briefed military medical leaders about suicide at last year’s conference, including new information about how some service members and veterans complete suicide after learning they are going to re-deploy back to the Iraq / Afghanistan war zones.

VCS thanks marcus evans and the military medical professionals attending the conference for their work on behalf of our service members and their interest in challenges facing our veterans.

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