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Formerly homeless vet says ignoring VA services led to downfall

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Ronald Harrington says West Haven, Conn. VA system gave him a “hand up.” Continue reading

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New military medicine center to open at UCLA

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The first university-based military medicine center on the West Coast will launch at UCLA, thanks to an initial $2 million gift from two sons who want to support their father’s dream of helping servicemen and women, school officials will announce … Continue reading

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Veterans expelled from US for minor crimes fight deportations

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After honorable discharges from the Army in 1979, and the National Guard in 1983, Arnold Giammarco sunk into a pattern of substance abuse, shoplifting and jail before turning his life around, marrying in 2010, and becoming a father. But the … Continue reading

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Back Home: Army sergeant joins ‘healing side of the fight’

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Army Sgt. Sean Simmons lost four soldiers from his Green Beret unit during operations in Afghanistan and saw another 20 suffer injuries such as head traumas, loss of limbs and wounds so debilitating that they were sent home. When Simmons … Continue reading

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VA grants fund telehealth, training to improve care for women veterans

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Using telehealth to care for rural women. Improving training in women’s health. Remodeling emergency rooms to provide more privacy. The VA is funding innovation across the country to improve care for women veterans. Continue reading

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‘Changing the culture’ helps Fort Bliss lower suicide rate

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Soldier suicides at Fort Bliss in New Mexico are on the decline, bucking an Army-wide trend. Continue reading

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Colorado veteran: Yoga for Vets can ‘help find a sense of calm’

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Clay, a University of Colorado senior and Army veteran, joined a Yoga for Vets class to help him cope with stress. “The most enlightening thing I’ve discovered,” he said, “is that the only thing we can control in our lives is our breath.” Continue reading

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Iraq veteran who lost all 4 limbs receives double-arm transplant

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Brendan Marrocco was the first soldier to survive losing all four limbs in the Iraq War, and doctors revealed Monday that he’s received a double-arm transplant.
Those new arms “already move a little,” he tweeted a month after the operation. Continue reading

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Exposed to burn pits, Iraq veteran from Idaho pursues environmental career

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Burning military waste in Iraq and Afghanistan sparked Marine Corps veteran Jacob Odekirkis’ interest in a career in environmental contamination. Continue reading

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Young Marine pioneers latest technology in complex prosthetic arm

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Two years later after his arm was severed by an explosion in Afghanistan, a young Marine is pioneering the use of a new $110,000 robotic arm with an electronic motor and sensors able to read signals from his brain. Continue reading

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