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American Legion Commander Salutes DoD’s Latest Move to Open Bases for VSO Support

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The leader of the nation’s largest Veterans service organization praised Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s recent directives for military commanders to be more welcoming of nonprofit groups that wish to provide support for troops and their families.

State Veterans program comes to Flint

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FLINT (WJRT) - (01/22/15) - A state program to help Veterans is setting up shop in Flint.

The goal of the Veterans Community Action team, or VCAT, is to help Vets find solutions to any issues they might be having, and connect them to the right person - which is something Veterans have had a tough time doing in the past

Disability appeals process forces some Vets to wait years

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More than half of all VA disability appeal cases are sent back for another review — sometimes more than once — and must be addressed before new cases are opened, leading some Veterans to wait years for a final decision, the Veterans Affairs Department admitted Thursday.

Senate to conduct more on-the-ground oversight of VA

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The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, now under Republican control, said Wednesday that it would make its mission to keep a closer eye on the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs, including holding hearings at Secretary Robert McDonald’s headquarters and traveling to Arizona to get a firsthand look at the office that denied Veterans care by trapping them on secret waiting lists.

K9s For Warriors Asks: Can We Stop 22 Veterans From Committing Suicide Today?

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NOCATEE, Fla. -- 22 Veterans and active duty military personnel commit suicide in the United States every day. K9s For Warriors wants you to know, we have a solution to STOP22.

"I went to grab my pistol and before my hand even touched it, my service dog started barking non-stop, which is not like him. He was jumping in my face and wrapping his head around the arm I was going to grab the gun with. When I finally pulled away, he stopped barking and just stared at me." - A K9s For Warriors Graduate.

The Value of Hiring Veterans

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President Obama encourages more companies to follow UPS example

Despite recent job growth across our nation, military Veterans still face unique challenges as they enter the workforce. Nine percent of Veterans who joined the armed forces since 2001, but have now returned to civilian life, are still unemployed. One of every two Veterans who has transitioned from the military in the last 5 years is unemployed.

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