Monthly Archives: June 2012

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Virtual reality treatment used for PTSD treatment

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Researchers in California have come up with a new way of treating post-traumatic stress disorder in combat veterans – virtual reality. While it may look like a video game, the digital treatment is no toy. It is part of a … Continue reading

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Connecticut soldier — Captain K — turns his experiences in Afghanistan into children’s book

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Michael Kuszpa may look like just any ordinary, 30-something guy, a husband and a father to two little girls — but to the children of Madison, he’s Captain K, author of “Captain K’s Afghanistan Adventure.”

That’s the name of a children’s book that he wrote about his tour of duty in Afghanistan, from July 2004 to July 2005.
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San Francisco mural will include names of 4,484 fallen Iraq soldiers

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A mural being painted in San Francisco’s “Veterans Alley” will highlight each of the names of 4,484 fallen Iraq soldiers. Continue reading

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Veterans seethe after Stolen Valor Act overturned

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Veterans are seething after the Supreme Court’s rejection of the Stolen Valor Act, and round two – a new law – is already underway. Continue reading

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Veteran wins Idaho lottery, shares with Wounded Warriors

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An Army veteran who served during the first Gulf War and received a Purple Heart is sharing his Idaho Lottery winnings with the Wounded Warriors Project. Continue reading

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Marines hike the Appalachian Trail to raise money for wounded veterans

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For the past 3½ months, Sean Gobin and Mark Silvers, both U.S. Marines, have been hiking the Appalachian Trail to raise money in order to purchase adaptive vehicles for veterans who have had limbs amputated during their service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Continue reading

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Panetta: Educating children of military members is a matter of national security

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The education of military members’ children isn’t just important for their own well-being. It is also a matter of “national security” because it is crucial to attracting and retaining an all-volunteer force, according to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who spoke Wednesday at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center.

“The bottom line is that our military is better able to defend the country when we address the long-term educational needs of their children,” Panetta said in an opening speech at the two-day national conference of the Military Child Education Coalition. Continue reading

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Study reveals more needed to address veterans’ mental health needs

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The rate of depression among veterans has increased significantly in recent years. The large number of military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan has raised awareness about the mental health needs of our soldiers. Continue reading

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Pennsylvania legislator’s bill would battle job bias against veterans

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U.S. Rep Allyson Schwartz, D-Pa., has introduced legislation intended to help veterans combat job discrimination. The Servicemembers’ Access to Justice Act strengthens the law that prohibits workplace discrimination against veterans returning from service, according to information provided by Scwhartz’s office. Continue reading

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Planners committed to resource center for veterans in need

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LORAIN, Ohio — Local veterans remain hopeful for a deal to keep open the St. Joseph Community Center, which could become the site of the Valor Home resource center for veterans in need. The Valor Home Lorain County planning committee … Continue reading

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