disabled veterans

For Those With Disabilities, A New Entrepreneurial Spirit

If you think the job market is tough for the able-bodied, consider the case for those with disabilities. In Florida, estimates of the jobless rate among disabled, working-age adults -- including large numbers of young, severely injured soldiers returning to civilian life -- run as high as 50 percent. To address the problem, nonprofit organizat... more

DoD Researchers Improving Understanding of TBI

Military researchers are learning more about traumatic brain injury.

Military researchers are getting better clues into a suspected link between combat-related traumatic brain injuries and whether the shocks and jolts that come along with a battlefield blast or concussion may have long-term neurological effects. Studies on the biological changes in the brain being done in collaboration with the U.S. Army Medical... more

Veteran Disability Compensation

If you are military veteran with a service-related disability you may qualify for over $3,100 in monthly benefits. These benefits are paid to veterans who have injuries or diseases that happened while on active duty, or were made worse by active military service. It is also paid to certain veterans disabled from VA health care. These benefits ar... more

Amputee Veteran Helps Train Troops for War

Former Navy corpsman Joel Booth, who lost a leg in Afghanistan, prepares with the help of a makeup artist to play his role as a downed helicopter pilot in a military training exercise at San Diego-based Strategic Operation. Photo: Lenny Ignelzi

SAN DIEGO - The sailor had been back from war for just over a year when friends invited him to watch an unusually emotional training exercise for troops preparing to deploy. The drill happened not on a military base but at a film studio, where Marine and Navy medics role-played wartime rescue missions with actors who had, in real-life, lost lim... more

Finding Jobs for Wounded Vets

We all know about the challenges facing veterans looking for jobs: an unemployment higher than the national average, and that's not even taking into account the challenges faced by wounded veterans who are in the civilian job market. One of the initiatives that aims to help wounded vets is the Network of Champions, a project formed in 2008 by de... more

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