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A story that lasts forever at Christmas time
A soldier fingers his weapon and stares into the darkness watching for any sign of the enemy. The soldier is alone this night because his best friend, who usually shared this position with him, was killed. The soldier misses him.
As Christmas and the New Year approach it’s time for reflection.
Some veterans continue to serve nation as research participants
The Department of Veterans Affairs Million Veteran Program recently enrolled its 100,000th volunteer research participant, and now stands at more than 110,000 enrollees, marking a major milestone in the nearly 90-year history of VA research.
Mortgage scams aimed at taking advantage of veterans probed
As more veterans begin to purchase new homes, an alarming trend by mortgage lenders and brokers continue, as they take unfair advantage of veterans with misleading advertisements.
VA to stop covering service dogs for veterans with mental disabilities
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.
The differences in Veterans Day, Memorial Day
Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Both holidays were established to recognize and honor the men and women who have worn the uniform of the United States Armed Forces. Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday in May, is set aside as a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle.
VA’s guaranteed home loans for vets hits the 20 million mark
The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced it has guaranteed 20 million home loans since its home loan program was established in 1944 as part of the original GI Bill of Rights for returning World War ll veterans.
Courts designed for helping, treating vets meet with success
When a veteran returns home from war, they trade adrenaline-soaked firefights for mall shopping and combat patrols for classrooms. When life screeches to a relative halt, there tends to be a common question among vets, now what?
Army addressing women’s health needs through urinary device
It’s happened untold times to female troops over the past decade in Iraq and Afghanistan. It’s not just uncomfortable, its a health hazard. Suppressing urination, limiting fluids to avoid having to go and primitive bathroom facilities have all contributed to a high rate of urinary tract infections suffered by deployed women.
VA launches effort to battle diabetes in veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs on Oct. 5th announced the implementation of a pilot version of the Diabetes Prevention Program, a program promoted nationally by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention aimed at reducing the number of veterans who develop diabetes. It will provide veterans with another tool to help lead a healthier, fuller life.
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