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Veterans to receive 1.5 percent cost-of-living increase

Posted December 4, 2013 by

Veterans, their families and survivors receiving disability compensation and pension benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs will receive a 1.5 percent cost-of-living increase in their monthly payments beginning Jan. 1, 2014. Were pleased there will be another cost-of-living increase for Veterans, their families and their survivors, said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki….

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Care, benefits for vets strengthened by $164 billion VA budget

Posted March 19, 2014 by

Continuing the transformation of the Department of Veterans Affairs into a 21st century organization, the president has proposed a $163.9 billion budget, a 6.5 percent increase over fiscal year 2014, that will support VAís goals to expand access to health care and other benefits, eliminate the disability claims backlog, and end homelessness among veterans. The…

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Face of Defense: France honors World War II veterans

Posted July 3, 2014 by PO1 Class David Kolmel

Navy photograph by PO1 David Kolmel Aboard the French FlorÈal-class frigate FS Prairial berthed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Rear Adm. Anne Cullere, commander in chief of French forces in the Pacific, presents U.S. World War II veteran Shuji Akiyama, whoíd fought with the 100th Battalion, the French Nation Order of the Legion of Honor during…

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Soldier missing in action from Korean War identified

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The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced April 9 that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Cpl. Patrick R. Glennon of Rochester, N.Y., will be buried April 11, at Arlington National…

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New veterans fight new battles after coming home

Posted May 24, 2012 by by Marilynn Marchione

America has a new generation of veterans. More than 1.6 million troops are back from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and they are unlike any other group of veterans the nation has ever seen. More of them are Reserves and National Guard. More are women. They have different injuries than those who fought before…

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Northrop Grumman hires 100th veteran through Operation IMPACT program

Posted June 25, 2012 by

Last week Northrop Grumman successfully hired its 100th severely injured veteran or family member through its Operation IMPACT...

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Winnefeld honors Korean War veterans’ service, sacrifice

Posted July 27, 2012 by by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

The bond between the U.S. and South Korea was built on blood and sacrifice, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff noted as he observed the 59th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice at Arlington National Cemetery July 27. Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr. joined Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta during the…

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DOD, VA to fund $100 million PTSD, TBI study

Posted September 19, 2012 by

The Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs are investing more than $100 million in research to improve diagnosis and treatment of mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. “At VA, ensuring that our Veterans receive quality care is our highest priority,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric K. Shinseki. “Investing in…

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Major hurdles remain to end veteran homelessness

Posted November 14, 2012 by Julie Watson and Pauline Jelinek

Arthur Lute’s arduous journey from his days as a U.S. Marine to his nights sleeping on the streets illustrates the challenge for the Obama administration to fulfill its promise to end homelessness among veterans by 2015. Lute has post-traumatic stress disorder from the 1983 bombing of the Marine barracks in Lebanon. He spent years drifting…

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First, second ladies vow to continue ‘Joining Forces’

Posted January 23, 2013 by by Donna Miles

Pentagon Channel still photograph First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, vow in an interview with The Pentagon Chanel in Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, to continue the Joining Forces initiative during the next four years with a goal of creating a national culture of appreciation and support. Lauding…

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