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Midwest VA hospitals also had secret waiting lists

Midwest VA hospitals also had secret waiting lists | Veterans | Scoop.it
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Problems with delayed care and unauthorized wait lists found at Department of Veterans Affairs facilities in Arizona also existed in seven facilities serving the Midwest, b…
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... the Phoenix VA Health Care System had about 1,700 veterans in need of care on secret waiting lists, and another that had 1,400 waited over 90 days for primary care appointments. #Veterans #VHA #Caregiving

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Watch: Elderly Woman Calls For Help After Armed Robbers Attack Her, Then 3 Marines Appear

Watch: Elderly Woman Calls For Help After Armed Robbers Attack Her, Then 3 Marines Appear | Veterans | Scoop.it
“She said, ‘Help, I’m being robbed...'”
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...three U.S. Marines were in the right place to leap into action when a woman in her 60s was attacked by two armed robbers Tuesday afternoon in Lynnwood, Wash.  #Veterans #Military #USMC #Seniors 

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Some Top Officials Knew of V.A. Woes, Before the Scandal - NYTimes.com

Some Top Officials Knew of V.A. Woes, Before the Scandal - NYTimes.com | Veterans | Scoop.it
Top officials knew of #VeteransAffairs woes before scandal (of course)
http://t.co/op8CFTFqMW
#whistleblowers
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...the department’s inspector general found that 1,700 patients there had not been placed on proper waiting lists and may never have received medical care. A top official in the inspector general’s office also testified that delays for care had contributed to some patient deaths. #Veterans #VA #VHA #PTSD #Caregivers #Caregiving

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Veterans can apply to upgrade discharge for PTSD

Veterans can apply to upgrade discharge for PTSD | Veterans | Scoop.it
Webpage assists PTSD veterans apply for discharge upgrades
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Thousands of Vietnam-era soldiers may have been given punitive discharges because they suffered from PTSD before it was recognized as a debilitating medical condition... #Veterans #Military #PTSD #VA #Caregiving #Caregivers

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Judge weighs in on firing of Phoenix VA director - ArmyTimes.com

Judge weighs in on firing of Phoenix VA director - ArmyTimes.com | Veterans | Scoop.it
A judge has ruled that the Department of Veterans Affairs was justified in firing the former director of its Phoenix office.
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Chief Administrative Law Judge Stephen C. Mish ruled that the VA had the grounds to fire Sharon Helman over several gifts she received from a health care consulting organization, including plane tickets, travel, tickets to a Beyonce concert and entry for a marathon. #Veterans #VA #VHA #Caregivers #Caregiving

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Army veteran gives advice to people with PTSD - KBTV Fox 4 Beaumont

Army veteran gives advice to people with PTSD - KBTV Fox 4 Beaumont | Veterans | Scoop.it
BEAUMONT - by Jessica CrawfordIn 2010, Elvin Baca served as a specialist in the Army. During his one
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Baca is coping with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. The disorder is something many veterans may struggle with as they return home from the war in Afghanistan this year.  #Veterans #VA #VHA #PTSD #Caregivers #Caregiving 


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Army spouse runs food pantry in Va. so military families can afford the holidays

Army spouse runs food pantry in Va. so military families can afford the holidays | Veterans | Scoop.it
An Army spouse runs an informal food pantry so needy Fort Belvoir families can celebrate, too.
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Wife of an Army sergeant and mother of six, Vance is the dynamo behind an informal food bank called “Heidi’s Pantry”for the Fort Belvoir community in southern Fairfax County.  #Veterans #ActiveDuty #Military #FoodPantry

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Service is a family commitment we are brothers and sister in arms and our families  know they are all part of of a larger family. It makes me proud.


Sadly though this quote from the article may surprise some citizens,


"Shocking as it may seem, wearing your country’s uniform is no guarantee that you earn enough to provide Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for your family on your own."

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Veterans, servicemembers or military spouses: @elearners is giving away a scholarship of $1000!

Veterans, servicemembers or military spouses: @elearners is giving away a scholarship of $1000! | Veterans | Scoop.it
eLearners is awarding a $1,000 to two lucky students who are Veterans, Active Duty Servicemembers & spouses. Learn more about eLearners military scholarships eligibility.
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To help ease the burden, eLearners and EducationDynamics is awarding a new $1,000 scholarship to two lucky students who are Veterans, Active Duty Servicemembers or Spouses of Servicemembers or Veterans. - #Veterans #ActiveDuty #Education

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Former Maryland Veteran Administration Official gets prison for Agent Orange benefits scheme

Former Maryland Veteran Administration Official gets prison for Agent Orange benefits scheme | Veterans | Scoop.it
An Army veteran and former Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs official has been sentenced to prison for defrauding the agency out of $1.15 million in diabetes benefits, according a U.S. attorney’s office in Maryland.
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David Clark also counterfeited Defense Department forms to make it appear the veterans had served in the Vietnam War and had received numerous awards. Clark falsely claimed he received a Purple Heart. #VA #VietnamVet #Fraud #Military #Veterans

 

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Veterans outraged after receiving trespassing citations at VA | WINK NEWS

Veterans outraged after receiving trespassing citations at VA | WINK NEWS | Veterans | Scoop.it
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“Here we are senior citizens, we’re veterans, one of our members is 82-years-old and they said you must leave this area immediately it’s restrictive,” recalled Simon. “They issued us citations, calling it trespass. How do you trespass in a facility that was supposedly built for you?” #Veterans #PTSD #Military

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Pacific Cove Tides - Alzheimer's

Pacific Cove Tides - Alzheimer's | Veterans | Scoop.it
Marijuana Could Fight Alzheimer’s Disease, A New Study Claims
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Marijuana use continues to divide much of the country, though acceptance of it is gaining, and its legalization is likely inevitable. Some of the research passed around doesn’t paint the drug in the best light. #Alzheimer's #Dementia #Caregivers #Caregiving

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Marijuana use continues to divide much of the country, though acceptance of it is gaining, and its legalization is likely inevitable. Some of the research passed around doesn’t paint the drug in the best light. #Alzheimer's #Dementia #Caregivers #Caregiving

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14 Things to Be Thankful for in 2014

14 Things to Be Thankful for in 2014 | Veterans | Scoop.it
It turns out there are lots of things going right in America today.
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Thanksgiving is a time to cast aside the gloom and pessimism and look to the things that have gone right in the last year.  #Thanksgiving #Caring #Sharing #Gratitude

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Get a Jump Start on Post-Military Education - via @KateReimann

Get a Jump Start on Post-Military Education - via @KateReimann | Veterans | Scoop.it
Use these fast-track tips to get a jump start on post-military education during your civilian transition without wasting time or money.

Via eLearners
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Think a four-year degree program is the only way to become qualified and competitive in the civilian workforce?  Think again. Use these fast-track tips to get a jump start on post-#military education without wasting time or money. #Veterans #Education #Military

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Think a four-year degree program is the only way to become qualified and competitive in the civilian workforce?  Think again. Use these fast-track tips to get a jump start on post-#military education without wasting time or money.

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7 Myths (and 1 Big Fact) about PTSD

7 Myths (and 1 Big Fact) about PTSD | Veterans | Scoop.it
This week, the Savvy Psychologist talks about healing PTSD and the stigma that can get in the way, with a special emphasis on veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
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Almost 30% of Iraq and Afghanistan vets treated through the VA system are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  But the stigma of having a disorder keeps many vets from seeking treatment, increases a sense of isolation, and perpetuates sensationalized media images.  #Veterans #PTSD #VA

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Why You Should Stay Away From The Guy With Too Many Selfies

Why You Should Stay Away From The Guy With Too Many Selfies | Veterans | Scoop.it
The amount of selfies a man posts may capture whether he is more likely to be narcissistic, psychopathic, or display other anti-social characteristics.
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“It’s not surprising that men who post a lot of selfies and spend more time editing them are more narcissistic, but this is the first time it has actually been confirmed in a study,” Fox said.#Male #Selfies #Narcissism 

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Homeless veterans move into Sacred Heart Apartments

Homeless veterans move into Sacred Heart Apartments | Veterans | Scoop.it
Darren Dalpiaz has trouble remembering things. It’s a side effect, the 48-year-old veteran said, of a severe head injury he suffered while in the Army. He also has social anxiety disorder.
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Dalpiaz had been homeless for 10 years, wandering the streets in New Orleans and beyond and struggling to survive. But now he’s among 11 chronically homeless veterans with apartments in the old Sacred Heart convent and school in Mid-City. #Veterans #VA #VHA #caregivers #Caregiving


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22 Military-Inspired Baby Names for Boys

22 Military-Inspired Baby Names for Boys | Veterans | Scoop.it
Whether you Go Army, Semper Fi, or live "not for self but country," if the military's a part of your or a loved one's life, of cou...

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Military-inspired names for boys aren't solely the namesakes of war heroes. These days, any powerful-sounding military term is fair game.  #Veterans #Military #Soldier

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Clare's curator insight, December 17, 2014 6:37 PM

O hush the noise, ye men of strife, and hear the angels sing.

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A Veteran’s Chemical Burns Expanded Military Doctors’ Knowledge, but His Care Faltered

A Veteran’s Chemical Burns Expanded Military Doctors’ Knowledge, but His Care Faltered | Veterans | Scoop.it
An Air Force staff sergeant’s injuries from a chemical round led the Army to urge lifelong monitoring of such cases, but he says he was not tracked after retiring.
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When Sergeant Mould accepted medical retirement in 2006, he was suffering a cascade of health problems, but he said he had been assured of long-term monitoring. Instead, he said, “the Air Force never contacted me again. I’ve never been tracked.”  #Military #VA #Veterans #Caregiving #Caregivers


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Homeless Veterans appeal: They deserve our help to return to life in society

Homeless Veterans appeal: They deserve our help to return to life in society | Veterans | Scoop.it
I have a deep connection to the military – members of my family have fought in many wars and at all levels. My great-grandfather Robert McMillan served as a doctor with the Canadian Army in the First World War.

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The sacrifices made by the people in my family, or in the millions of other families throughout the UK, should never be forgotten. No veteran should ever find themselves without a home and if we all work together we can stop that happening. #MilitaryService #Sacrifice #PTSD #HomeLess

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Vet confronts alleged military faker at the mall

Vet confronts alleged military faker at the mall | Veterans | Scoop.it
The Black Friday shopper in Army camouflage and a Ranger tab caught the attention of Ryan Berk almost immediately. Berk, a former enlisted infantryman and combat vet, smelled a potential faker.
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In 2013 Congress passed, and the president signed, a new federal law that does criminalize misrepresenting oneself as having earned decorations or combat medals in order to obtain money or "tangible benefits. #Veterans #Military #Fraud

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Military Punishes Chaplain for Referring to Bible in Seminar

Military Punishes Chaplain for Referring to Bible in Seminar | Veterans | Scoop.it
A military chaplain gets in hot water for “using Christian scriptures and solutions" in a seminar about suicide after an atheist group complains.
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...Lawhorn explained how he learned to conquer adversity by following the example of Israel’s warrior king, David, one of the great heroes of the Old Testament. #Veterans #Military #Suicide

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Army Corps of Engineers to oversee VA hospital project in Aurora, Rep. Coffman's Office confirms

Army Corps of Engineers to oversee VA hospital project in Aurora, Rep. Coffman's Office confirms | Veterans | Scoop.it
Vets and workers expressed disappointment in the VA one day after construction stopped on the VA Hospital in Aurora.
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On Tuesday, construction stopped at the hospital on Colfax Avenue near Interstate 225, after it was determined the VA breached its contract with Kiewit-Turner, when estimated completion costs exceeded $1 billion. 

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Senators press Army secretary on retirement benefits

Senators press Army secretary on retirement benefits | Veterans | Scoop.it
Defense chiefs urged Congress to reverse defense cuts imposed by 2011 Budget Control Act.
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To demote these soldiers in retirement is an injustice that devalues their service and will materially disadvantage them and their families for the rest of their lives," they added. #Veterans #Military #VetRetirement

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VA tells a Vietnam vet dying from terminal brain cancer he owes $6,300 in pension overpayments

VA tells a Vietnam vet dying from terminal brain cancer he owes $6,300 in pension overpayments | Veterans | Scoop.it
The Department of Veterans Affairs wants a dying Vietnam vet in Washington state to repay $6,300 in pension benefits even though its paperwork backlog was responsible for the overpayments.
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The VA has no wiggle room for a dying Vietnam Veteran with Brain Cancer but they have  all the room in the world to abuse  Veterans with false appointment schedules, delayed medical treatments while VA staff get unlimited bonuses!   Really seem assbackwards to me! 

 

The VA tells the Times federal law dictates their response.

“Cases like this, it kind of breaks our heart,” VA spokesman Randall Noller said. “But we don’t have the wiggle room.”  

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A Day in the Life of an Ebola Worker

A Day in the Life of an Ebola Worker | Veterans | Scoop.it
Denial, violence and fear make it difficult to stamp out Ebola in west Africa
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Robinson is one of the thousands of people working to quell the Ebola epidemic in west Africa through an age-old public health practice called contact tracing. #Caregiving #Caregiver #Ebola

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World War II Vet Returns To France 60 Years Later To Realize He's Become A European Legend

This man was famous in Europe the whole time and he didn't know it.
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#Veteran'sDay - This lengthy video was posted nearly two years ago, but has gone viral in honor of Veterans Day. World War II veteran Vince Speranza retells the intriguing story when he served in Bastogne, France fighting the Nazis.  #Veterans #WW2 #Military

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