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VA holds aggressive national recruitment to hire mental health professionals

Posted June 15, 2012 by By Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON — Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki recently announced the department would add approximately 1,600 mental health clinicians as well as nearly 300 support staff to its existing workforce to help meet the...

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TAP prepares service members for life after military

Posted August 8, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Ellie Bogensperger, 99th Force Support Squadron community readiness specialist, instructs a class during the Transition Assistance Program on Goals, Plans, Success and Resiliency at the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 4. The TAP is designed to teach military members…

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DOD, VA release mobile app targeting post-traumatic stress

Posted August 3, 2012 by By Air Force News Service

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have released a free Apple and Android smartphone mobile application for use with post-traumatic stress disorder treatment. The app is called PE Coach; PE stands for “prolonged exposure.” Psychologists at the Defense Department’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology, known as T2, and the VA National…

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U.S Vets Stand-Down — the results

Posted April 27, 2012 by By Ron LaBar

Last week, USVETS hosted a post-event meeting to review the outcomes of the 9th Annual Veterans Stand Down that was held March 21-22, 2012 at the East Las Vegas Senior Community Center. It was my first visit to the USVETS facilities located at 525 E. Bonanza.

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VA Releases New PSA targeting women Veterans

Posted November 30, 2012 by

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs has developed a new public service announcement (PSA) to let women Veterans know they’ve come to “The Right Place” when seeking VA health care. “We want to send a very clear message to women Veterans that VA is here to meet your health care needs,” said Secretary of…

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Processing of retroactive Agent Orange claims nearly complete

Posted June 22, 2012 by anradmin

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that nearly 230,000 claims have already been processed for the three newest Agent-Orange related conditions through June 2012, including over 150,000 claims required to be adjudicated under the order of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in Nehmer v. U.S. Department of Veterans…

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President pledges support to veterans

Posted August 29, 2014 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON — The country is welcoming home a new wave of veterans, and Americans have a sacred trust to get them the benefits they earned, President Barack Obama said Aug. 26. In a speech to the American Legion’s annual convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, Obama said more than a million service members will return to…

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New VA Medical Center dedicated

Posted August 10, 2012 by By Master Sgt. David Miller

The first Veterans Affairs Medical Center ever built in southern Nevada and the first built in the United States in 17 years was dedicated August 6th by VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki, with more than 700 people in attendance.

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Nellis Warrior competes in 3rd Annual Warrior Games

Posted May 11, 2012 by By Tech. Sgt. Maresha Haynes

In June 2010, a helicopter carrying seven rescue personnel crashed in Afghanistan. The rescue crew was on its way to save injured service members in the field when the helicopter was struck by enemy fire. Five crew members died from their injuries. But two survived.

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VA Purchases land for two new national cemeteries in Florida

Posted November 30, 2012 by Department of Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced that it has purchased land for two new national cemeteries in Florida.

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