IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN VETERANS OF AMERICA

Type: Organization
Name: IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN VETERANS OF AMERICA
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Veterans need candidate on their side

Dear Editor:Do veterans think that Scott Garrett is their friend? Yes he did vote with President George W. Bush to give veterans employment in Iraq and Afghanistan but how did he vote if they made it home? He voted for the 2005 budget which underfunded ... [Published North Jersey.com - 2 hours ago]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

Indiana cracks down on scam charities

Mary sends us a link to Courthouse News Service which reports that the Indiana attorney general is going after three veteran charities; Indiana sued Sandbox Veterans of America, Catholic Veterans of Indiana, and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America ... [Published This ain't Hell, but you can see it from here - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 1 reports

Linkin Park bonds with military, vets

Linkin Park — the Agoura Hills, California, band known for its edgy blend of rap, rock and metal, and dynamic collaborations with artists from Jay-Z to Steve Aoki — recently teamed with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America to draw attention to the ... [Published Air Force Times - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 1 reports

Congress should pass veterans suicide prevention bill

Immediately prior to recessing for another seven weeks, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed four veterans bills. These pieces of legislation included reforms to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) construction projects, extension of several ... [Published The Hill - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Oct 07 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 1 reports

Bishop Statement on Veterans' Group Priority List

Congressman Tim Bishop issued the following statement regarding the release of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America’s (IAVA) legislative priority list:“I thank the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America for recognizing my legislation to fight ... [Published Congressman Tim Bishop - Oct 07 2014]
First reported Oct 07 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 1 reports

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Oct. 6, 2014

Lillard: Dispensary arrest a good place to startTo the Editor:During the early morning hours of Sept. 24, the local medical marijuana dispensary was burglarized. While I am sorry for the dispensary’s loss, this offers another opportunity to explain why ... [Published La Grande Observer - Oct 07 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 06 2014 - 2 reports

Veterans group highlights issues for November midterms

Aiming to make veterans issues campaign issues, the largest advocacy group for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans has released a voter guide for the upcoming midterm elections. Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America is not endorsing candidates but is encouraging ... [Published Stars and Stripes - Oct 06 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

UPDATE: Why veterans have more money problems

When service members return from active duty, they're more likely to face severe financial challenges than civilians. That's why the Obama administration and Department of Defense want to tighten rules (pdf) to help protect military service personnel ... [Published Morningstar.com - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Former student veteran earns grant and lands in Senate report

Daphanie Johnson is one of two former students a U.S. Senate committee cited in a July staff report that made a case against for-profit colleges for taking advantage of military veterans. Yet Johnson first heard about the Senate investigation when journalists ... [Published Inside Higher Ed - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Indiana Goes After Sham Veterans Charities

By CHRIS RANDOLPHFORT WAYNE, Ind. (CN) - Three groups that claim to be charities for veterans keep the money they raise, Indiana's attorney general claims in court.Indiana sued Sandbox Veterans of America, Catholic Veterans of Indiana, and Iraq and Afghanistan ... [Published Courthouse News Service - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

New Electronic Form to Streamline Chaotic VA Claims Process

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Veterans Affairs is changing the way veterans file disability claims, in the hopes of speeding up the process.The new system, which introduces standardized electronic forms for veterans to fill out, is aimed at streamlining ... [Published Military.com - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

New electronic form to streamline chaotic VA claims process

The Department of Veterans Affairs significantly underestimated demand for a caregiver program for Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, overtaxing already stretched resources and limiting services to veterans and their loved ones, an independent federal ... [Published Stars and Stripes - Sep 25 2014]

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"Overall, there certainly is a frustration with Congress’ productivity on veterans’ issues" Nicholson said
...at the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, a non-profit advocacy group dedicated to U S veterans of the War in Iraq and War in Afghanistan. "It's a life transition, a change of health care, location and their lifestyle." In fact, 69% said they consider "finding a job" the greatest challenge in transitioning
"I had no idea that my name was in the papers until after the fact" said Johnson. "It affects my life."
The attorney general calls defendant Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of AmericaAfghanistan Veterans of America Inc. "a sham organization that is not affiliated with the IAVA. Defendants Olivia Silvani, Adam Silvani, and Donald Shoppe used IAVA's name to gain recognition without actually donation to IAVA. To make the Indiana organization appear to be affiliated with IAVA, Olivia Locke included IAVA's president and CEO names and New York addresses in her Indiana Secretary of State filing, misrepresenting her organization's affiliation with IAVA" according to the complaint

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Veterans need candidate on their side [Published North Jersey.com - 2 hours ago]
KLM's Super Helpful Social Play, And Virgin's 6... [Published Fast Company - Oct 17 2014]
Indiana cracks down on scam charities [Published This ain't Hell, but you can see it from here - Oct 14 2014]
“Bringing Our Veterans All The Way Home” Confer... [Published Big Country - Oct 13 2014]
Many tie Iraq, Afghanistan War veterans' illnes... [Published Live Well Nebraska - Oct 12 2014]
Beer and brats on captain's fantasy tailgating ... [Published Air Force Times - Oct 09 2014]
Linkin Park bonds with military, vets [Published Air Force Times - Oct 08 2014]
Congress should pass veterans suicide preventio... [Published The Hill - Oct 08 2014]
First Hour for the First Americans [Published Indian Country Today Media Network - Oct 07 2014]
Bishop Statement on Veterans' Group Priority List [Published Congressman Tim Bishop - Oct 07 2014]
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Oct. 6, 2014 [Published La Grande Observer - Oct 07 2014]
Veterans group highlights issues for November m... [Published Stars and Stripes - Oct 06 2014]
Suicide tops vets' group list of issues for mid... [Published Washington Times - Oct 06 2014]
Bill Hammond: Cuomo’s terrorism card game [Published New York Daily News - Sep 30 2014]
UPDATE: Why veterans have more money problems [Published Morningstar.com - Sep 29 2014]
Former student veteran earns grant and lands in... [Published Inside Higher Ed - Sep 29 2014]
In Afghanistan, Gov. Cuomo praises efforts of F... [Published Watertown Daily Times - Sep 28 2014]
Dover Speedway is the Latest Stop on IAVA’s Con... [Published WBOC TV 16 - Sep 26 2014]
Indiana Goes After Sham Veterans Charities [Published Courthouse News Service - Sep 26 2014]
New Electronic Form to Streamline Chaotic VA Cl... [Published Military.com - Sep 26 2014]
New electronic form to streamline chaotic VA cl... [Published Stars and Stripes - Sep 25 2014]
Fence jumper brings issue of troubled veterans ... [Published Washington Post - Sep 24 2014]
Subprime Students: How For-Profit Universities ... [Published Mother Jones - Sep 24 2014]
Student Debt Factories: The Scandal of For-Prof... [Published Informed Comment - Sep 23 2014]
Delaney Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Im... [Published Noodls - Sep 22 2014]
Man hopes Sandbox Vets settlement goes to VA [Published WANE-TV - Sep 19 2014]
With initiatives focusing on children, veterans... [Published Washington Post - Sep 19 2014]
Zoeller sues nonprofits, says they falsely coll... [Published News Sentinel - Sep 18 2014]
Video: First Female Navy Fighter Pilot Gives Lo... [Published WCBI - Sep 18 2014]
State files suitover nonprofit'salleged vet scam [Published Journal-Gazette - Sep 18 2014]
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Indiana cracks down on scam charities [Published This ain't Hell, but you can see it from here - Oct 14 2014]
Mary sends us a link to Courthouse News Service which reports that the Indiana attorney general is going after three veteran charities; Indiana sued Sandbox Veterans of America, Catholic Veterans of Indiana, and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America ...
Student Debt Factories: The Scandal of For-Prof... [Published Informed Comment - Sep 23 2014]
By Astra Taylor and Hannah Appel via Tomdispatch.com Imagine corporations that intentionally target low-income single mothers as ideal customers. Imagine that these same companies claim to sell tickets to the American dream — gainful employment, the ...
Veterans can share their VA experiences with th... [Published Federal Eye - Aug 06 2014]
A veterans group on Wednesday launched a new survey to gather information about veterans’ experiences with the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs. The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, which developed the survey, including extensive wait ...
Congress Has Finally Reached A Deal To Improve ... [Published Think Progress - Jul 28 2014]
CREDIT: Shutterstock Just a few days before Congress breaks for a five week recess, lawmakers have finally reached a deal on a legislative package intended to reform a veterans health program that has been plagued with controversy for months. House ...
Post-9/11 vets fight suicide, mental health issues [Published Full Text Reports... - Jul 25 2014]
Post-9/11 vets fight suicide, mental health issues Source: Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America The newest generation of combat veterans is struggling with integration into civilian life, confronted by suicidal thoughts, mental-health issues, unemployment ...
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