Burial Delays Prompt Push for VA Oversight in Congress

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WASHINGTON — A bill aimed at decreasing recent delays in veteran burials by giving Congress new VA oversight got a push forward from lawmakers Thursday. A Senate version of the bill requiring the VA to report any burial delays longer than 30 days was introduced by Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., following a filing earlier this year in the House, whic... more

Upcoming Military and Veteran 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 by emailing us at Attending a job fair is a proactive way of getting to know companies or industries you're interested in. It'... more

Veteran Waited 61 Years for Medals

NORTH BERWICK, Maine -- He volunteered to serve his country, went to war and waited 61 years for the recognition he deserved. On October 27, 1950, at the age of 20,Ted Towne enlisted in the Army. Assigned to the Heavy Mortar Company, 180th Regiment of the 45th Infantry Division, Oklahoma National Guard, Towne served nine months on the front lin... more

Study: Telemedicine Helps Treat PTSD in Vets

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WASHINGTON — Traveling long distances to health clinics presents one of the biggest obstacles to military veterans in rural areas seeking and sticking with therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder. A new study released Thursday suggests that telemedicine aids their access to care and increases the likelihood they will follow through with mont... more

Senators Join House with Veteran Anti-Suicide Bill

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A bipartisan group of Senators has introduced legislation they say will combat suicide among veterans by improving and consolidating current suicide prevention programs and eliminating those considered ineffective. The bill also aims to attract more psychiatrists to work at the Department of Veterans Affairs, make it easier for those needing me... more

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