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Veterans Ask Court to Reinstate Lawsuits over Open Burn Pits

  Veterans Ask Court to Reinstate Lawsuits over Open Burn Pits By Debbie Gregory During the OEF and OIF wars, government contractors burned up to 227 metric tons of hazardous waste at forward operating bases using jet fuel in large ground pits. Now veterans and their families have asked a federal appeals court to reinstate […]

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Military Connection: Study ties Veteran Suicide to Early Separations

By Debbie Gregory. A recent study found that there is no link between military/Veteran suicides and deployments, but surprisingly, connects high suicide rates to early separation. The study was conducted by researchers at the Department of Defense’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2). The researchers collected data on the 3.9 million men and women […]

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Military Connection: Great News for Veterans Suffering from TBI

By Debbie Gregory. On April 13, 2015, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the contract recipients for the Assisted Living Pilot Program for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (AL-TBI) program. The AL-TBI program was originally slated to end in 2014. But provisions in the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 extended this […]

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Military Connection: DOD Awards $2 Million Grant for PTSD Research

By Debbie Gregory. The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded a $2 million grant to RTI International, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. The DOD grant will allow RTI International to lead the first randomized, controlled trials of a procedure to treat Post-Traumatic Stress […]

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Military Connection: Embracing Your Veteran Culture

By Joe Silva So many Veterans today are suffering– alone. Veterans from all eras are struggling from afflictions such as PTSD or a service-connected disability, or from unemployment, underemployment, lack of fulfillment in their civilian lives, and just the general pressures of life. Military conditioning teaches service members not to share personal problems, to keep […]

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