Professor Aims to Resume Research on Pot and PTSD

Associated Press | Jul 22, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. — Veterans, medical marijuana activists and scientists welcomed the first federally approved research into pot as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. But their hopes for the research were dashed when the University of Arizona fired researcher Suzanne Sisley, who undertook the study after clearing four years of bureaucr... more

Upcoming Military Job Fairs

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Attending a job fair is a proactive way of getting to know companies or industries you're interested in. It's also a great way to make contacts. If you hear about a veteran job fair that's not on this list, let us know -- contact us through our Request Information page. July 23, 2014 Norfolk, VA ... more

Iraq Vet Cited for Owning 14 Therapeutic Pet Ducks

Iraq war veteran Darin Welker, 36, of West Lafayette, Ohio, says his 14 pet ducks serve as mental and physical therapy for him. He's worried he'll have to give them up after village officials told him he can't keep them on his property. Trevor Jones/AP

Associated Press | Jul 21, 2014

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ohio -- An Army veteran who was wounded during the Iraq War is worried a citation will result in him losing his 14 pet ducks, which he says are therapeutic. Darin Welker, of West Lafayette, was cited with a minor misdemeanor June 23 for having the ducks in his yard. He is scheduled to appear in Coshocton Municipal Court for a h... more

Swim with Retired Navy Seals on Lake Norman

Charlotte Observer | Jul 21, 2014

People can swim with three retired Navy Seals on Lake Norman next week to raise awareness of Operation Restored Warrior, which helps veterans struggling to transition back into their communities. In August 2013, retired Seals Shannon Rusch, Rich Graham and Troy Pusateri swam 14.5 miles in Lake Norman to bring attention to veteran suicide rates ... more

VA Disability Compensation Rates

The following tables show the 2014 VA compensation rates for veterans with a disability rating 10 percent or higher. (Effective Dec. 1, 2013) Dependents Allowance: In addition veterans entitled to compensation whose disability is rated as 30 percent or more, shall be entitled to additional compensation for dependents as follows (monthly amount... more

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