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VA Cuts Funding for Service Dogs for PTSD Veterans

VA Cuts Funding for Service Dogs for PTSD Veterans

Courtesy Lindsey Stanek(NEW YORK) — The Department of Veterans Affairs will no longer cover the cost of service dogs assigned to people with mental disabilities such as post-traumatic stress disorder, according to the Federal Register. The VA laid out…

Study Shows Veterans May Be at Risk for Aging at Accelerated Rate

Study Shows Veterans May Be at Risk for Aging at Accelerated Rate

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Men and women who serve their country come home every day only to suffer from mild traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.  And now there is increasing evidence that there are even more negati…

President Obama to Troops: ‘I Meant What I Said’ on War, Veterans’ Care

President Obama to Troops: ‘I Meant What I Said’ on War, Veterans’ Care

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages(FORT BLISS, Texas) — President Obama told several hundred troops with the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss in Texas that he kept his promises as commander-in-chief during the past three-and-a-half years, ending the war in…

President Obama to Troops: ‘I Meant What I Said’ on War, Veterans’ Care

President Obama to Troops: ‘I Meant What I Said’ on War, Veterans’ Care

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages(FORT BLISS, Texas) — President Obama told several hundred troops with the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss in Texas that he kept his promises as commander-in-chief during the past three-and-a-half years, ending the war in…

George Lucas Mentors Military Veteran

George Lucas Mentors Military Veteran

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Capt. Hank Hughes, a decorated platoon leader, served twice in Afghanistan but now has left the military to find a new career. Many others are doing the same: Last year 180,000 troops retired from the military…

Obama Has Coffee with Vets as Romney Addresses VFW Convention

Obama Has Coffee with Vets as Romney Addresses VFW Convention

YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images(PORTLAND, Ore.) — While Mitt Romney was courting votes at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Reno, Nev., President Obama on Tuesday ventured to the Gateway Breakfast House in Portland, Ore., sliding into a restaura…

Soldiers and Veterans Should Have Annual PTSD Screenings, Report Says

Soldiers and Veterans Should Have Annual PTSD Screenings, Report Says

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Servicemen and women returning from the war zones get screened for post-traumatic stress disorder, but a new report says too little happens after that. An Institute of Medicine study says that of those who show sym…

Rep. Joe Walsh: Iraq War Vet Opponent Talks Too Much to Be ‘True’ Hero

Rep. Joe Walsh: Iraq War Vet Opponent Talks Too Much to Be ‘True’ Hero

US House of Representatives(WASHINGTON) — Rep. Joe Walsh’s Facebook page is flooded with negative comments after the Illinois Republican said Tuesday that his opponent, Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth, was not a “true” hero because …

Obama to Push Military Credentialing to Boost Veteran Employment

Obama to Push Military Credentialing to Boost Veteran Employment

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama will unveil a new initiative on Friday that will, for the first time, allow some U.S. service members to receive civilian credentials and licenses for skills they learn in the military.The effor…

Wounded Warriors Helping Dogs Help Vets

Wounded Warriors Helping Dogs Help Vets

Wounded warriors train service dogs to help other injured servicemen and women. (ABC News)(WASHINGTON) — A group of disabled Iraq and Afghanistan military veterans has taken on an important mission — training service dogs to aid other wounded vets on…

NATO Summit: Anarchists Clash with Cops, Vets Return Medals

NATO Summit: Anarchists Clash with Cops, Vets Return Medals

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Protesters clad in black clashed with police on Sunday at the end of what had been a peaceful march and rally by thousands of demonstrators, led by disenchanted veterans of the Iraq and Afghan wars protesting the …

Roll of Honor: A Modern Memorial for Fallen Veterans

Roll of Honor: A Modern Memorial for Fallen Veterans

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It is difficult not to be moved when visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.  For most it is heart wrenching to see the toll of that war so vividly laid out, with more than 58,000 names etched in stone.One …

Obama Courts Veterans’ Votes with Outreach Campaign

Obama Courts Veterans’ Votes with Outreach Campaign

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama is making a targeted effort to court the votes of military veterans and their families, believing the constituency is in play for November and could make a difference in key battleground states.The …

Iraq Vets Returning Medals at NATO Summit in Chicago

Iraq Vets Returning Medals at NATO Summit in Chicago

Khalid Mohammed-Pool/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A protest of Iraq war veterans at the NATO summit being held in Chicago this weekend is intended to send a strong message to Washington and the European alliance.Some members of the Iraq Veterans Against t…

Popular NJ Radio Host, Veteran’s Advocate Shot to Death

Popular NJ Radio Host, Veteran’s Advocate Shot to Death

(LINWOOD, N.J.) — A popular radio personality and veterans’ affairs advocate was found shot to death in her  New Jersey home, shocking neighbors and friends who say they can’t think of any reason somebody could want to kill her. …

More Stars Join Campaign to Support Returning Military Veterans

More Stars Join Campaign to Support Returning Military Veterans

Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The latest stars to get behind the Got Your Six campaign, in support of military veterans are Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael Douglas, Brian Williams, Tom Hanks, Alex Baldwin and Bradley Cooper.  All are fea…

US Veterans Targeted By Marketers in College Selection Process

US Veterans Targeted By Marketers in College Selection Process

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Post-9/11 GI Bill offers financial support for veterans’ education, leading some marketers to target vets with deceptive advertising about college opportunities and President Obama to sign an executive or…

Obama Cracks Down On For-Profit Schools That Prey On Veterans

Obama Cracks Down On For-Profit Schools That Prey On Veterans

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In front of thousands of service members, President Obama on Friday signed an executive order aimed at protecting veterans from for-profit educational institutions trying to “swindle” and “ho…

Prison Dorms for Vets Offer Special Programs to Address Needs

Prison Dorms for Vets Offer Special Programs to Address Needs

Kevin Horan/Stone(NEW YORK) — A west Georgia county jail opened a new dormitory on Monday that will specifically house inmates who are military veterans.The new dorm, built onto the Muscogee County jail nearly two weeks ago, adds to the growing number…

Obama Aims to Protect Vets from ‘Deceptive Targeting’ by Schools

Obama Aims to Protect Vets from ‘Deceptive Targeting’ by Schools

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — During his trip to Fort Stewart, Ga., on Friday, President Obama will sign an executive order aimed at protecting veterans and their families from “aggressive and deceptive targeting” by ed…

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