Monthly Archives: September 2013

VA program’s goal: Provide health care to help homeless veterans find stability

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Dr. Thomas O’Toole says veterans who served in Afghanistan or Iraq are at risk for a perfect storm of problems that could lead to homelessness. He oversees the VA’s Homeless Patient Aligned Care Teams, in 37 sites across the country, where homeless veterans can walk in, receive health care and begin trying to stabilize their lives. Continue reading

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Editorial: California sits on unspent billion for vets

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It’s a national embarrassment that so many of the military men and women who served in wars overseas come back and don’t have homes of their own or even places to sleep. California voters want to help veterans get decent … Continue reading

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Military service counts toward academic credit in many states

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Many states want college students who served in Iraq and Afghanistan to get academic credit for their military training and experience. The challenge is figuring out how many credits that training and experience is worth. At least 26 states have … Continue reading

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A new motto: Get active, get healed

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FORT BLISS, Texas — A group of Fort Bliss soldiers who are suffering the physical and emotional scars from war and constant training are on a new mission: to get active and heal by competing in sports. Seven members of … Continue reading

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Soldier back home in PA after fifth deployment to Middle East

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York, PA — While Seth Benge was serving in Afghanistan in 2010, his wife, Elizabeth, grew her hair out. She waited until he returned to get it cut. Then she donated some of her hair to Locks of Love, a … Continue reading

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Editorial: Veterans have earned right to fair treatment

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Last week was a lousy week for those charged with supporting America’s veterans. First, a Washington, D.C., television station revealed that while veterans were waiting longer than ever to receive the wartime disability pay they have earned, the Department of … Continue reading

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