Member Combat: Combat Veterans to Careers

https://www.facebook.com/combatveteranstocareers/videos/1278239592256002/   Combat Veterans to Careers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides support and opportunities to enhance the quality of life for our combat veterans and their families. The goal at Combat Veterans to Careers (CVC)  is to provide opportunities for combat veterans who are ready for a rewarding, lifelong career. By focusing [...]

TAKE ACTION: What is H.R.303 and Why You Care

Guest blog by: Kade Patterson  H.R.303 allows veterans with disabilities to receive retirement pay and disability compensation Our Veterans with disabilities and their families need you! Please, reach out to your elected officials and make sure they have Veterans best interest at heart! The H.R.303 bill being proposed will allow for the receipt of both [...]

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month: #ThinkAhead #BIAmonth

  Brain Injury Awareness month happens every March, reminding us to be aware of those affected by traumatic brain injury. During this month, we are helping to raise awareness about the causes of TBI, how to prevent these injuries, and what you can do to help the recovery process. THINK AHEAD ABOUT TBI Be safe: [...]

Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson on Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing

Source: http://www.va.gov/   Remarks by Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Orlando, Florida March 15, 2016 Several years ago, I went to West Point for the first home game of the season. At lunch before the game, I was seated next to a young soldier. His dad, Craig, introduced me to his son, [...]

PAWS Act Seeks to Help Veterans With PTSD Get Service Dogs

Source: http://freebeacon.com/ A bill introduced to the House of Representatives on Wednesday would create a program to help connect veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with service dogs. The Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) Act, introduced by Rep. Ron DeSantis (R., Fla.), would establish a pilot program within the Veterans Administration. That program would provide a [...]

House passes flurry of veterans bills, bigger deal could be looming

Source: http://www.militarytimes.com/ Lawmakers could be headed toward a veterans omnibus bill covering a host of health, education and employment issues after House members passed a package of nine veterans-themed measures Tuesday evening. The flurry of legislation came after a day of debate and discussion about veterans issues on the House floor. All of the measures were passed [...]

Veterans Choice program hurting some vets’ credit scores

Source: http://www.militarytimes.com/ Some veterans are seeing their credit ruined by using the Veterans Choice health program because the Veterans Affairs Department is not reimbursing participating physicians promptly, forcing them to bill their veteran patients who often can’t pay. Veterans advocates and House lawmakers said Thursday that veterans using the community care program face long delays in treatment and bad credit [...]

Former Air Force colonel provides disabled veterans with sports opportunities

Source: www.washingtonpost.com Federal Player of the Week When Michael F. Welch meets some of the people who benefit from the sports programs he oversees at the Department of Veterans Affairs, he takes it in stride when they break down in teary thanks. Welch, 57 and a retired Air Force colonel, is the Paralympic program specialist for [...]

Combat-related lung diseases lack diagnosis guidelines, researchers say

Source: http://www.militarytimes.com/ Evidence is mounting that veterans are suffering from pulmonary disorders related to deployment to the Middle East, but little is being done to diagnose and treat these illnesses, say researchers who are proposing new guidance for treating affected troops. Thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan vets have respiratory problems that affect their daily lives, but few [...]

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