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Fixing backlog of claims at Veterans Affairs is ‘taking too long,’ Utah veteran says

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When Ike Hall got out of the Army, he waited about nine months for the Department of Veterans Affairs to agree that he’d been permanently disabled in the Iraq war. It felt like forever – which is why Hall has joined a campaign to press the federal government to do better with the current backlog. Continue reading

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Amputee veteran helps train troops for war

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Producer Stu Segall, best known for the TV show “Silk Stalkings,” started Strategic Operations more than a decade ago to offer the military what it calls “hyper-realistic” training by using movie-making special effects and actors. Continue reading

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Incarcerated veterans train dogs for other vets

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The number of programs nationwide using inmates to train service dogs is growing, but the program at Western Correctional Institute might be the first to use incarcerated veterans to train dogs for other veterans. Continue reading

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Injured veterans conquer Grand Teton

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ATOP THE GRAND TETON – Chad Jukes’ bugle pierces the somber silence at the top of the world, 11 years after America gasped through the sudden, wrenching throes of terror. The peg-legged veteran’s heart-swelling “Taps” rouses a team of injured … Continue reading

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Wounded veterans enjoy day of fishing in Ohio

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The fishing excursion at the Ohio Division of Wildlife’s premier 90-acre Castalia cold-water fish hatchery was the third in what has become an annual fly-fishing series for wounded war veterans. Continue reading

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Plastic surgery advances benefit veterans

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Scientists are growing ears, bone and skin in the lab, and doctors are planning more face transplants and other extreme plastic surgeries. Around the country, the most advanced medical tools that exist are now being deployed to help America’s newest veterans and wounded troops. Continue reading

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Fund helps Pentagon add clinics for veteran care

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Faced with tighter budgets after the Iraq War but still in charge of treating tens of thousands of injured troops, the military is getting a hand from a private foundation that is building medical centers specializing in the signature physical and psychological injuries of Iraq and Afghanistan. Continue reading

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Wounded veterans begin climb on Denali, Alaska, today

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Most Americans never climb to the peak of any mountain, let alone the highest mountain in North America. Five wounded soldiers, including retired Army Sgt. Neil Duncan, embark upon the month-long challenge of climbing to 20,320-foot summit Denali on Mt. … Continue reading

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Wounded veteran’s jokes make you uncomfortable, and make you laugh

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In 2007 in Iraq, a bomb hit the Humvee that Henline and four men were riding in; only Henline survived (barely), but badly burned and disfigured. While undergoing extensive care in the burn unit of the Brooke Army Medical Center, in San Antonio, Texas, Henline used humor to help get over his situation and pain. Since then, he’s been getting on stage to help injured soldiers like him heal through humor. Continue reading

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