While the focus of military/Veteran minded Americans has been on VA reform, Military budget cuts and Veterans transitioning back into civilian life, it is important to remember that while war continues, the lives of those who serve are still in peril. The ongoing loss of American lives serves to remind us of this fact. On […]
Entries for July, 2014
It is always maddening to hear stories in the news about cowardly criminals targeting the elderly. The stories can be even more aggravating for Veterans when they hear that the victim was one of their own. WWII Veteran James Sorrentino is 101 years old. He served in the Army Air Corps and Air Force. On […]
On July 29, 2014, the Senate unanimously confirmed Robert McDonald as the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. By a vote of 97-0, the Senate approved President Obama’s nomination to head the VA. McDonald is tasked with the duty of repairing the integrity, efficiency and reputation of the VA. McDonald takes over […]
Each year, thousands of military service members are treated for concussions and traumatic brain injuries. These injuries occur can occur in both combat and training environments. But brain injuries are not limited to members of the armed forces, they are also an issue for thousands of civilians as well. Brain injuries can happen anywhere, and […]
In most cases, anyone with a medical complaint is prescribed medication in an attempt to manage their symptoms. The results of a recent survey revealed that one third of Veterans polled said that they are on at least ten different medications.Hundreds of thousands of Veterans have been prescribed opiates for pain. There are thousands of […]
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