- Veterans' Corner
VETERANS’ CORNER: Veterans invited to take part in ‘Take the Step’
The Department of Veterans Affairs for PTSD invites the public to participate in its “Take the Step” campaign.
VETERANS’ CORNER: Studies show impact to brains of Gulf War vets
Researchers at Georgetown University, led by Dr. Rakib U. Rayhan, have discovered through brain scans the loss of brain matter in two regions of the brain of Gulf War veterans.
VETERANS’ CORNER: A way to honor UAV and cyberspace, achievements
Just two months after previous Defense Secretary Leon Panetta created and established the Distinguished Warfare Medal, new Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has eliminated the medal.
VETERANS' CORNER: Salute-ations
Recently, while attending ceremonies where the U.S. Flag was displayed, I noticed some confusion among veterans dressed in civilian clothes regarding proper etiquette saluting the U.S. Flag.
VETERANS’ CORNER: The differences in therapy, service and working dogs
Last week I received an email from a veteran in California, seeking assistance in replacing his dog that had to be put down after attacking a small child.
VETERANS' CORNER: Ending veteran homelessness
On May 17, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced two new grants established toward its goal of ending veteran homelessness in 2015.
VETERANS’ CORNER: Leveling the employment field
An unfair fight for job-seeking veterans has become increasingly evident on the jobs front.
VETERANS’ CORNER: VA moves to expedite veterans’ claims
The backlog of veterans claims processing has been disastrous over the past few years. On April 19, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced initiatives to expedite compensation claims decisions for veterans who have waited one year or longer.
VETERANS' CORNER: Many vets with PTSD still prescribed benzodiazepines
Department of Veterans Affairs doctors are continuing to prescribe tranquilizers such as Valium and Xanax to veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, despite VA guidelines advising against their use for the condition.
VETERANS’ CORNER: Helping homeless vets
The Veterans Administration has streamlined its efforts to help homeless vets by concentrating its efforts to help veterans in four areas. Employment, safe housing, health care and mental heath care are now more defined to aid veterans quicker.
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