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VETERANS’ CORNER: Agencies announce launch of online complaint system
Departments of Veterans Affairs, Defense, Education and Justice, along with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Federal Trade Commission, recently announced the launch of a new online complaint system.
VETERANS’ CORNER: VA acquires Colorado land for new cemetery
Land has been purchased by the Department of Veterans Affairs in Colorado for a new national cemetery.
VETERANS’ CORNER: TET reunion coming to Abilene next Saturday
The 27th Annual “TET” reunion, honoring all veterans, is coming to Abilene on Saturday, Feb. 1.
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VETERANS’ CORNER: Groups fight efforts to reduce retirees’ benefits
A combination of lawmakers and veterans groups are stepping up efforts to fight cuts to benefits for military retirees under the bipartisan budget agreement passed by Congress before the holiday break.
VETERANS' CORNER: New VA regs designed to help vets with TBI
New regulations developed recently by the Department of Veterans Affairs will allow veterans with severe traumatic brain injury and diagnosed with any of five other ailments an easier path to receive additional disability.
VETERANS' CORNER: Sharing a timeless story of a soldier at Christmas
A soldier fingers his weapon and stares into the darkness watching for any sign of the enemy. The soldier is alone this night because his best friend, who usually shared this position with him, was killed. The soldier misses him.
VETERANS' CORNER: VA announces cost-of-living increase beginning Jan. 1
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Dec. 4th that families and survivors receiving disability compensation and pension benefits will receive a 1.5 percent cost-of-living increase in their monthly payments beginning Jan. 1.
VETERANS' CORNER: VA pushes online health info for vets, service members
The Department of Veterans Affairs is urging all veterans and service members to join the millions already accessing VA health care information and service online. VA is marking this milestone by spreading the word about the benefits of My HealtheVet Personal Health Record, such as VA prescription refill, VA notes, VA Blue Ribbon and secure messaging with VA health care providers.
VETERANS' CORNER: Low-tech treatment making a difference in PTSD cases
Having read and heard of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), many do not realize how prevalent PTSD is among our veterans. More than 20 percent of soldiers returning from the war in Iraq and 11 percent of those who served in Afghanistan are affected, as are 30 percent of veterans across the board, with more than 184 new cases diagnosed daily.
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