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VETERANS' CORNER: Many veterans, families don’t know of living care assistance
According to a Harris Interactive survey commissioned by “A Place for Mom, Inc.” (APFM), the nation’s largest senior living referral service, 70 percent of veterans and their families who are 55 and older are not aware of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Aid & Attendance benefit, which provides financial assistance to help pay for assisted-living care for veterans and their spouses.
VETERANS’ CORNER: The differences between Memorial, Veterans days
Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Both holidays were established and honor the men and women who have worn the uniform of the United States Armed Forces.
VETERANS’ CORNER: Report details sexual abuse against women in military
A female soldier is groped inside a barracks, another in a base supply room, a third on a shooting range. A sailor is molested by her defensive tactics instructor and a Marine lance corporal is raped by a gunnery sergeant, who’s also a recruiter.
VETERANS’ CORNER: Take a good look before undergoing cataract surgery
As Vietnam-era military veterans are reaching their 60s and 70s, they are facing the inevitable. Several have undergone surgery and many more will have to do so in the future.
VETERANS’ CORNER: Veterans stepping up to help meet veterans’ needs
In the last weeks I have received some emails regarding veteran housing, especially from individuals personally responsible in assisting our veterans. One is a former Green Beret, 81-year-old Richard Simonian, an independent successful homebuilder, and the other is the Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation, chaired by Col. ( Ret.) Robert Siegert.
VETERANS’ CORNER: Federal shutdown could affect veterans benefits
Veterans, who already face a lengthy backlog in getting help, risk not getting their disability and pension benefits at all next month if the federal government shutdown lasts several weeks.
VETERANS’ CORNER: Time to change soldier perceptions, standards
An Army officer writing in a prestigious journal says the military services should not overemphasize physical strength when deciding whether a woman qualifies for direct ground combat.
VETERANS’ CORNER: Initiative hopes to provide better health-care access
On Sept. 19 the Department of Veterans Affairs announced that veterans will have greater access to quality health care through a new initiative Patient-Centered Community Care.
VETERANS’ CORNER: Despite efforts, military and vet suicide numbers rising
The good news: most people with military service never consider suicide. The bad news: the number of military and veteran suicides is rising, and experts fear it will continue to rise despite aggressive suicide prevention campaigns by the government and private organizations.
VETERANS’ CORNER: VA clarifies, expands terms related to chemical agents
On Sept. 6 the Department of Veterans Affairs adopted as a final rule its proposal to amend its adjudication regulations by clarifying and expanding the terminology regarding presumptive service connections for acute and subacute peripheral neuropathy, associated with exposure to certain herbicide agents.
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