WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 1 million Americans are awaiting a hearing to see whether they qualify for disability benefits from Social Security, with the average wait of nearly two years - longer than some of them will live.
Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released findings from its analysis of Veteran suicide data for 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.
Dr. Miguel LaPuz, VA’s acting principal deputy undersecretary for health, joined James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital director Joe Battle in visiting a special needs shelter at the University of South Florida Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday, Sept. 12. The leaders met with Veterans who had evacuated their homes at the approach of Hurricane Irma and assured them that VA was ready to assist them in any way possible as hurricane recovery efforts continued.
After paddle boarding helped retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Josh Collins recover from multiple traumatic brain injuries (TBI), he embarked on a record-breaking 3,500-mile paddle boarding journey to raise awareness of TBI. Former Navy Lt. Amanda Burrill and former Army Sgt. 1st Class Elana Duffy are friends who both sustained TBIs, sought help and got better through a healthy lifestyle. All three Veterans are featured in new video profiles released by A Head for the Future, a TBI awareness initiative by the Department of Defense (DoD) that shares stories of TBI recovery and hope. The videos are available at dvbic.dcoe.mil/aheadforthefuture and on the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury’s YouTube channel.
VA is committed to serving Veterans and providing them with the best possible health care. This is why VA redesigned My HealtheVet and adopted U.S. Web Design Standards to improve Veterans’ online experience. My HealtheVet, VA’s online personal health record, is a free tool to help Veterans take charge of their health care.
Colorado VFW Post 3631 calls out to all Veterans groups to spread the word about Veterans suicide.
Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has fired former Washington, D.C., VA Medical Center Director Brian Hawkins for his failure to provide effective leadership to the D.C. Medical Center.
Veteran Laura Ortiz gets her strength and purpose from three words: faith, humility and service. Those three motivating ideals will be on full display this week at the National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic in San Diego.
Retired US Marine Corps Reserve officer Col. Allen Weh is president and CEO of CSI Aviation Services Inc., a worldwide aircraft charter and leasing service in Albuquerque. As a veteran and businessman, Weh has overcome the hurdles of making the transition into the civilian workforce and attributes his business success to the skills he learned in the military. Weh was appointed national chairman of the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.
In a world where impressions matter, misperceptions about the military can be detrimental to veteran job seekers. Here are a few common themes and why they’re wrong, as well as some tips for recruiters hiring veterans to get it right.