VA Testing Meditation As A Treatment For PTSD

In investigating ways to treat post-traumatic stress, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is studying the use of transcendental meditation (TM) to help returning...

Budget Cutting Affects Veterans On A Local Level

Federal budget cuts could spell the end of a New York grant that has helped about 100 local Rochester veterans annually find jobs. The Department...

Obama Signs Executive Order to Curb For-Profit College Abuses

On Friday, President Obama signed an executive order to curb marketers from targeting veterans with deceptive advertising campaigns about college opportunities. Under the order,...

Veteran Suicides On The Rise

An estimated eighteen veterans commit suicide daily, according to a report by the Army Times. With multiple tours of duty for military personnel in Iraq...

OMB: Veterans Benefits Are Off The Budget-Cutting Table

Yesterday, at the request of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, the Office and Management and Budget (OMB) confirmed that the budget for the Department...

VA Busted On Mental Health Care Numbers

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was called out yesterday by the Inspector General on the claim that 95% of its patients are evaluated...

The VA Increases Mental Health Providers: Is It Enough?

The VA announced on April 19, 2013 that it will increase mental health providers by 1600 and add 300 clerical workers. However, is that...

DC Dispatch Spring 2012:Veteran Health Insurance, For-Profits

“My old counselor refused to respond to phone calls, emails, certified letters, or messages to her boss,” said Steve Luck, a disabled veteran from...

GI Bill Legislation Would Encourage Franchise Ownership

Veterans would be able to use the GI Bill for franchise ownership education, according to a new Bill introduced by Congressman Tim Griffin (AR...

Homeless Suit Against VA Will Proceed

Homeless veterans outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) West Los Angeles medical campus will have their day in court, according to a...

Should For-Profit Colleges Burn at the Stake?

"We deal with people that live in the moment and for the moment." "Their decision to start, stay in school or quit school is...

Is Army PTSD Misdiagnosis Scandal Also Fraud?

Recent comments uncovered by Army investigation reveal possible high-level medical fraud being committed against active duty military personnel. To prevent fair disability ratings for servicemembers...

New Ideas Used to Combat Veteran Unemployment

High veteran unemployment has finally given birth to new approaches for transitioning military members. One on one life coaching could prove to be a...

Military Service Hazardous to Your Health

Retired Colonel and PhD E.C. Hurley recently warned of issues that have been known to impact veterans after leaving service. While not new, what is...

Veteran Unemployment Target of New Bill

A bill aimed “to get more of our veterans back to work” has been identified to reverse veteran unemployment trends. Two proposals to improve veteran...

Is VA Choosing Corrupt Contractor Over Veterans?

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) recent response to allegations of its back door dealings to avoid hiring veterans was nothing short of embarrassing....

Dispatch from Washington DC

“I have been following your blog for some time,” said Rory Riley, staff attorney for the Committee. I received a call before Christmas from...

Senator Burr Takes Stand Against United States Marine Corps

Senator Richard Burr's office, in connection with a bipartisan group of Senators and Congressmen, have openly questioned a recent move by the United States Marine...

Santorum Put the Screws to Elderly Veterans

Anyone watching Thursday’s Republican debate in South Carolina could not help be notice the quick “rah rah” from the politicians about veterans. Every candidate...

VA Voc Rehab Buys Disabled Veterans iPads and More

Ever wonder why your buddy was approved for a Mac while you got a PC? Or why you were denied an iPad? Well, this...