Expanded Benefits for Camp Lejeune Veterans May be on the Horizon

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced earlier this month that it will reevaluate the way it awards benefits to veterans exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. The administration may move to establish presumptive status for exposed… Read More

Veterans May Benefit from Wider Variety of PTSD Therapies

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) states that offering a wider variety of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) therapies could benefit combat veterans and service members. Teaching coping skills, such as… Read More

Evicted WWII Vet Johnnie Hodges, Age 90, Receives Generous Donations

90-year-old Johnnie Hodges made a vow to never leave his Buffalo, NY home, the home he has lived in for more than 50 years. Unfortunately, on July¬†9th, he was taken from the home he loved so much. While he sat on his front porch, law enforcement and… Read More

Avoid These Mistakes When Applying for Veterans Disability Benefits

If you are a veteran suffering from a disability, getting veterans disability benefits could be an important lifeline for keeping your family afloat and staying on top of medical bills and other financial stressors. Unfortunately, the claims process is… Read More

Veterans Affairs Report Reveals Successes and Failures

On July 29, the office of Veterans Affairs (VA) released their Healthcare Inspection, a 50-page report documenting the VAs successes and failures in the aftermath of last years debacle.While the VA notes some positive changes, including hiring 1,000 doctors… Read More

Burn Pit and Dust Exposure: Greater Risk of Respiratory Diseases

According to a recent report, troops who worked in burn pits and who were exposed to multiple dust storms during service in Iraq and Afghanistan have an increased risk for developing respiratory conditions other than allergies.For many veterans, access… Read More

Many Vietnam Veterans Still Living with PTSD

More than 40 years after the Vietnam War, almost 11 percent of combat veterans are still suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a recent study. For many, the symptoms have actually worsened over the years.Vets National Advocates… Read More

VA Choice Usage Doubled Since April

The Veterans Choice Program was launched at the beginning of 2015 as a way to improve access to healthcare for veterans who live too far from a Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facility and who have to wait for an extended amount of time to see a VA doctor.… Read More

Unbreakable Bond: Marine Reunites With Military Dog

Its no secret animal-assisted therapy can help veterans with physical or mental health challenges. So imagine the joy a marine felt when he was reunited - years later - with a dog who had been by his side during a seven month tour in Afghanistan. Lance… Read More

Am I Eligible for Veterans Disability Benefits?

Veterans returning home are often faced with many challenges and changes from life in the service. If you suffer from an illness or an injury that resulted from your service, there is help available from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).This help… Read More

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