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VETERANS’ CORNER: Veterans housing funding released
The Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Veterans Affairs announced Aug. 21 the second round of HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing funding to local public housing agencies across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
VETERANS’ CORNER: Cause, treatment of PTSD research begins
The Department of Defense and Veterans Administration initiated its five-year plan this month by establishing part one of President Obama’s 2012 executive order to research the diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.
VETERANS’ CORNER: Program aims to cut disability pay claims
The American Bar Association and the Legal Services Corporation, in conjunction with the Department of Veterans Affairs, announced Aug. 12 a new partnership and pilot program aimed at reducing the claims for disability pay.
VETERANS’ CORNER: Fourth anniversary of Post-9/11 Bill
Aug. 1st marked the fourth anniversary of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The VA has issued approximately $30 billion in 9/11 GI Bill payments since its inception in August 2009 and has helped nearly 1 million service members, veterans and their families pursue their education.
VETERANS’ CORNER: VA medical centers make 2013 ‘Most Wired’ list
The 2013 “Most Wired” hospitals named the Department of Veterans Affairs, representing 152 VA medical centers, to its list.
VETERANS’ CORNER: Labor Dept. grants to help train, employ homeless vets
On the heels of the recent announcement by the VA concerning grants for veterans’ transportation needs, the U.S. Department of Labor recently announced $17 million in grants to train and employ homeless veterans.
VETERANS’ CORNER: VA seeks transportation service providers for vets
The VA began accepting applications this month for grants to help state veterans service agencies and veterans service organizations operate or contract for transportation services, to transport veterans to VA medical centers and other facilities that provide VA care for those living in highly rural areas.
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.
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