IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN VETERANS OF AMERICA

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Name: IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN VETERANS OF AMERICA
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Schumer requests NYC parade for returning troops

April 13, 2014 07:09 EDTNEW YORK (AP) -- Sen. Charles Schumer is proposing a New York City homecoming parade for troops returned from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.Along with veterans' groups, Schumer says it's time to honor "America's post 9/11 troops," ... [Published CBS 6 - Apr 13 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Ft. Hood Fallout: Mental Screening for Military Recruits

Military recruits might have a new hurdle to overcome before joining the armed forces: a mental health test.Lawmakers from both parties in Washington are coalescing around legislation that would require military recruits to undergo a mental screening, ... [Published The Fiscal Times - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 12 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

VIDEO: The real Stephen Colbert

Second City alums Stephen Colbert, right, and Steve Carell perform a skit at the improv troupe's 50th anniversary show. For more improv, see Colbert's guest appearance on "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" In 2011, Stephen Colbert put politics aside to help honor ... [Published Los Angeles Times - Apr 12 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Toomey Fighting VA Claims Backlog

Pat Toomey, R- Pa., issued the following news release:. Senator Pat Toomey is tackling one of the Veterans Administration's longest and most serious shortfalls- the disability claims backlog. The 21st Century Veterans Benefits Delivery Act is supported ... [Published Insurance News Net - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Sen. Toomey Fighting VA Claims Backlog

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) is tackling one of the Veterans Administration’s (VA) longest and most serious shortfalls – the disability claims backlog.As part of his latest effort to help ensure our nation’s veterans receive the service ... [Published WJET - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Call for mental screenings for recruits was awaiting Congress before Hood shooting

A Pennsylvania congressman says a bill that might have prevented the latest Fort Hood shooting spree was sitting on Capitol Hill when Army Spec. Ivan Lopez opened fire on April 2, killing three fellow soldiers and wounding 16 before committing suicid ... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Veterans Affairs Official to Join Sanford School Faculty

Tommy Sowers , assistant secretary for public and intergovernmental affairs at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will join the faculty of Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy this summer. Sowers has received a one-year appointment ... [Published Duke University - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 2 reports

San Diego VA backlog down to 48%

The San Diego disability claims office of the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department has slashed its backlog in the past year, the result of intense pressure on the federal agency over a national logjam that topped 600,000 claims a year ago.As of Monday, 48 ... [Published U-T San Diego - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Mar 30 2014 - Updated Mar 31 2014 - 2 reports

National study shows military suicide rates climbing Utah no exception

Army veteran Julio Bernal from Takoma Park, Md., works with others from Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) to place 1,892 flags representing veteran and service members who have died by ... ... [Published Big News Network - Mar 31 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 3 reports

Senate bill would tackle military suicides

Email Alerts *DEFCON Hill feed Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) introduced legislation Thursday that would take steps to try to curb the number of veterans who commit suicide.The bill from Walsh, the first Iraq veteran in the Senate, would extend combat eligibility ... [Published The Hill - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 5 reports

Veterans demand action to address suicide spike in their ranks

Olivier Douliery Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) holds an event, March 27, 2014 to place American flags on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., representing the 1,892 veterans and ... ... [Published Big News Network - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 24 2014 - 5 reports

Vets group calls for better suicide prevention services

When Kristofer Goldsmith tried to kill himself six years ago, the Army responded by kicking him out of the military for misconduct.Goldsmith is on Capitol Hill this week trying to make sure other troops’ cries for help aren’t similarly ignored.“People ... [Published Military Times - Mar 24 2014]

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..." But the spokesman also said that a New York City parade "would be inappropriate at this time given ongoing deployment and combat operations [in Afghanistan]."
...has proudly supported the search for what is genuine and authentic in our lives," said Amanda Devore Moehr, marketing manager for Miller High Life. "The new campaign extends this concept to connect with legal age beer drinkers, toasting them with the Champagne of Beers as they celebrate the richness in their lives."
"You know, 'We're just old guys, and we're going to die, so why pay much attention to them?' ...That's kind of the feeling that some of our members have" said Tom Berger, executive director of the Vietnam Veterans of America national health council
"As of December 2013, over 265,000 appeals were waiting for a decision"

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Call for NYC Parade for Iraq and Afghanistan Vets [Published Military.com - 4 hours ago]
Miller High Life Launches New Campaign [Published Beverage World - Apr 15 2014]
Miller High Life Launches 'I Am Rich' Campaign [Published Media Post - Apr 15 2014]
Miller High Life launches ‘I Am Rich’ campaign [Published Beverage Industry - Apr 15 2014]
Toasting The Pursuit Of The High Life® [Published TickerTech.com - Apr 14 2014]
Ft. Hood Fallout: Mental Screening for Military... [Published The Fiscal Times - Apr 14 2014]
Why Are So Many Older Veterans Committing Suicide? [Published National Journal - Apr 13 2014]
Schumer requests NYC parade for returning troops [Published CBS 6 - Apr 13 2014]
JBLM soldier among those in limbo, waiting for ... [Published Tacoma News Tribune - Apr 13 2014]
DAVIS: Hidden heroes [Published Washington Times - Apr 12 2014]
VIDEO: The real Stephen Colbert [Published Los Angeles Times - Apr 12 2014]
Toomey Fighting VA Claims Backlog [Published Insurance News Net - Apr 11 2014]
Sen. Toomey Fighting VA Claims Backlog [Published WJET - Apr 10 2014]
Thompson Legislation to Improve Military Mental... [Published GantDaily.com - Apr 10 2014]
Veterans Affairs Official to Join Sanford Schoo... [Published Duke University - Apr 09 2014]
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a Misnomer [Published Examiner.com - Apr 09 2014]
Call for mental screenings for recruits was awa... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Apr 09 2014]
After guardsman son's suicide, parents work to ... [Published Air Force Times - Apr 08 2014]
MT-Sen: The Fort Hood Shooting Is A Good Reason... [Published Daily Kos - Apr 08 2014]
Senator to Offer Veteran Suicide Prevention Bill [Published About - Apr 07 2014]
Fort Hood violence and stereotyping [Published U-T San Diego - Apr 06 2014]
Mental health issues beyond the combat zones [Published MSNBC - Apr 06 2014]
Names of Iraq, Afghan war dead to be read aloud... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Apr 06 2014]
Editorial notebook: Our attention can’t wane on... [Published Sacramento Bee - Apr 05 2014]
Ft. Hood shooting underscores Army's mental hea... [Published Los Angeles Times - Apr 05 2014]
Memorial ceremony set to read names of Iraq-Afg... [Published Washington Post - Apr 05 2014]
Suicide and veterans; a new battlefield [Published KansasCity.com - Apr 04 2014]
Vets react to shooting at Fort Hood [Published Air Force Times - Apr 04 2014]
Fort Hood spotlights mental health gaps [Published WPTV TV Channel 5 - Apr 04 2014]
State plan for cutting military suicides [Published Montana Standard - Apr 04 2014]
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Healing the ‘Invisible Wound’ [Published Washington Free Beacon - Mar 28 2014]
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Dar Place was two feet away when his friend and fellow soldier took his own life during the Gulf War. Two decades later, like so many other veterans, Place is still haunted by the plague of suicide in the military. “I personally saw ...
Veterans group to launch suicide-prevention cam... [Published Federal Eye - Mar 24 2014]
An emerging veterans group plans to descend on Capital Hill this week to demand new action on veterans issues and launch a national campaign to combat suicide among former troops. The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America has named veteran-suicide ...
Senate GOP Blocks Vets’ Benefits Bill Over Dipl... [Published Think Progress - Feb 27 2014]
CREDIT: AP Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked a bill that sought to provide veterans with greater access to health care and education over an amendment aimed at increasing sanctions on Iran. Democrats failed to reach the 60 votes necessary ...
Pentagon Budget Slashes Benefits for Active Dut... [Published Breitbart Feed - Feb 25 2014]
Welcome to Barack Obama’s America, where the Pentagon budget slashes benefits for active duty personnel while Obama wants a pay raise for civilian federal employees. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s new defense budget includes cutting healthcare ...
Senate Votes to Restore Military Pensions [Published Washington Free Beacon - Feb 12 2014]
The Senate voted to restore military pensions on Wednesday, ending a months long battle over a controversial provision in the bipartisan budget deal that cost veterans thousands in lost retirement pay. The Senate approved a House bill that restored ...
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