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1 hr ago | Kansas City InfoZine

Survey Finds Suicide a Major Concern for Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans

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.

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Related Topix: Life

5 hrs ago | West Sussex Today

War veteran and fund raiser, 85, is 'the most charming man I've ever met'

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.

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Related Topix: Life

9 hrs ago | The Island Packet

Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

How those veteran voters respond means a lot to Walsh, who has built his election campaign for the Senate around his 33-year career in the National Guard and his proposals to help veterans and their families.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, Montana, US National Guard, US Military, US Army, United States Army War College, Life

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

USA flag stolen from 102-year-old veteran replaced

The state has replaced a special American flag that was stolen from a 102-year-old WWII veteran in Greeneville.

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Related Topix: Greeneville, TN, Life, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Nashville, TN

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Korean War veteran has seen the world

Dick Hoover, Fort Loudon, served in the Air Force during the Korean War. Hoover handled his security dog, Pess, during his service.

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Related Topix: Life, Fort Loudon, PA, US Military, US Air Force, Prison, Dogs, Pets, Franklin County, PA, Opinion

The News Tribune

House and Senate chairs resume talks on VA

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.

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Related Topix: Life, Jeff Miller, Republican, US Politics, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Nursing, Medicine

The Forest Grove News-Times

Vietnam veteran surprised by Purple Heart - Friday, 25 July 2014 09:37

"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.

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Related Topix: Life, Boring, OR

The Argus

Tributes paid to war veteran, 97

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.

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Related Topix: Life, Explosion

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Mass murder suspect Desmonte Leonard in sex case against fmr. correctional officer

Prominent HIV/AIDS researchers were among the 298 victims identified aboard flight MH17.

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Related Topix: Montgomery County, AL, Life, Wetumpka, AL, Robert Bentley, US Governors

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Daily Beast

Why This Congressman Killed the GI BillBy Aaron Glantz

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Kline, University of Phoenix, Susan Davis, Democrat, Representative Mark Takano, Life

National Public Radio

Montana Sen. Walsh Says PTSD May Have Played A Role In His Plagiarism

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Democrat, Max Baucus, Life, Liberal Political News

Daily World

Newest veterans like medical treatment they got from VA, survey shows

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.

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Related Topix: Life, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Ann Kirkpatrick

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

House, Senate chairs offer competing bill on VA

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.

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Related Topix: US News, Life, US Politics, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Jeff Miller, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Ann Kirkpatrick

MilitaryCity.com

Documents detail VA mistreatment of vets

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.

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Related Topix: Life, Jeff Miller, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

This is Local London

Civic medals presented to Hillingdon war veterans

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.

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Related Topix: Greater London County, England, United Kingdom, Life

Marine Corps Times

Study: Childhood traumas are more common in military members

Childhood traumas are more common among military members and veterans than among civilians, according to a new study.

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Related Topix: Life, University of Memphis

Wed Jul 23, 2014

News Journal

Toll plaza boss saves lost senior 125 miles from home

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.

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Related Topix: Canaan, NY, Life, Bethlehem, NY, Selkirk, NY

Star-Telegram.com

Ohio veteran cited for ducks hopes for law change

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.

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Related Topix: US National Guard, US Military, West Lafayette, OH, Lafayette, OH, Life

Sunherald.com

Senator: VA center begged for surgical equipment

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Jerry Moran, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jerry Moran, Life, Kansas, Medicine, Nursing

WKXW-FM Trenton

Senate panel backs McDonald to head Veterans Affairs

The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee has endorsed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to be the new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Related Topix: Life, US Politics, Senator Rob Portman, US News, US Senate, Sherrod Brown, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat

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