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The results indicate that mental health injuries are the biggest challenges facing the newest generation of veterans, IAVA Research Director Jackie Maffucci, said after a panel discussion about the survey.
5 hrs ago | West Sussex Today
An 85-year-old who served in the Korean War is always looking for ways to raise money for a war veterens charity, once spending two days by himself on a stall to raise 1769.83.
The state has replaced a special American flag that was stolen from a 102-year-old WWII veteran in Greeneville.
Dick Hoover, Fort Loudon, served in the Air Force during the Korean War. Hoover handled his security dog, Pess, during his service.
Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., chairman of the House veterans panel, and his Senate counterpart, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., had a public spat Thursday that appeared to jeopardize efforts to agree on a plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.
"It's an honor I never thought I would see," said Wayne Swanson, referring to the Purple Heart he recently received for military merit in Vietnam.
Reg Goding, a leading light for Blind Veterans UK, has died aged 97,at Dean Wood Nursing Home, Brighton Mr Goding led an incredible life, which saw him serve in some of the most significant battles in the Second World War.
Legislation designed to prevent for-profit colleges from gaming the federal aid system and exploiting veterans died within 15 minutes of being introduced earlier this month.
After The New York Times reported that Sen. John Walsh plagiarized at least a quarter of his master's thesis, the Montana Democrat is telling The Associated Press that post-traumatic stress disorder may have played a role.
The newest generation of combat veterans is struggling with integration into civilian life, confronted by suicidal thoughts, mental-health issues, unemployment and the inability to get timely assessments of their disability claims, according to a nationwide survey of 2,089 members of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.
With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing new proposals Thursday to fix a veterans health care program scandalized by long waits and falsified records covering up the delays.
In 2003, a veteran who had served in the Vietnam War entered a Veterans Affairs live-in treatment facility after trying several times to kill himself - including by stabbing himself in the stomach.
West Middlesex Normandy Veterans Association is disbanding in November and the council wanted to pay tribute to them and say thank-you for the part they played in British history.
Mark Taylor, a Thruway Authority toll plaza supervisor in Canaan, N.Y., was nearing the end of his night shift at the when a clerk called him to her booth.
An Army veteran who says his pet ducks help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder is now hoping for a change in the Ohio village law that prohibits him from keeping the animals in his backyard.
Moran, R-Kansas, said the problems at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center put veterans' lives at risk and forced employees to work under conditions of fear and retribution.
Updated: Sat Jul 26, 2014 09:00 am
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