Military doctors are looking to reduce the number of suicides among service members with psychiatric conditions by implementing a new screening system that flags those who are at the highest risk of taking their own lives. Most suicide screenings are questionnaires that are dependent on truthful answers from people who often feel the need to […]
Entries for November, 2014
When newly separated Veterans are scrambling to prepare for their first post-military job interview, they often find that their wardrobe is lacking. Many Veterans find that they can’t afford a new suit for that first interview. The Junior League of Richmond has launched a campaign in an attempt to help. Most men and woman who […]
For the second straight year, the Pentagon is expected to submit a five-year budget to Congress that will infringe on mandatory spending caps, this time by as much as $60 billion. Defense officials have said for months that the 2011 Budget Control Act (BCA), which limits how much the Pentagon can spend, wouldn’t limit the […]
Veterans will be happy to know that the Department of Veterans Affairs has made significant progress in improving the backlog of patients waiting for care at VA facilities. The VA has cut the number of Veterans who face a wait time of more than four months for an appointment from 120,000 in May, 2014 to […]
There is great news on the way for Veterans who are looking for post-military careers. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced a partnership with online education site Coursera to help Veterans get hired. First Lady Michelle Obama recently announced the partnership during a women Veterans career development forum held at the Women in […]
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