Veterans and Alzheimers and Brain Awareness Month

June is Alzheimers and Brain Awareness Month: A time to recognize the five million Americans affected by this terrible disease.Although age is the greatest factor contributing to the risk for developing Alzheimers, new research released in a special issue… Read More

Habitat for Humanity: Building Houses for Veterans

Habitat for Humanity, is an international non-profit organization that builds homes for deserving families who cannot afford a home.In America, the organization supports families by providing with homeownership classes, volunteer opportunities and new… Read More

A New Study Shows a Link Between PTSD and Sleep Apnea

A new study shows that veterans living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) could have a higher risk for developing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).The study of 195 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans 21 to 59 years old who visited a VA outpatient PTSD… Read More

Thousands of Service Members will Receive Checks This Month

Justice has finally been reached for thousands of service men and women who were charged excess interest on student loan debt by Navient Solutions, a student loan services company.According to the Justice Department, 77,795 members of the military will… Read More

Medical Marijuana Moves One Step Closer to Helping Veterans

Veterans may soon have access to a new type of medical treatment that was previously barred from the discussion: medical marijuana.The Senate Appropriations Committee voted this week to back the Veterans Equal Access Amendment, which would allow Veterans… Read More

How to Help Returning Veterans Adjust After Life in the Military

Returning home from service can be difficult for many veterans, including those who suffered combat trauma. At Vets National Advocates we understand how difficult it can be to adjust to life after the military, especially if you are unable to get the… Read More

Veterans Face Employment Challenges

After returning home from military service in Iraq and Afghanistan, veterans often face hurdles in the civilian job market, according to a recent article by management consultant Robert W. Goldfarb.Goldfarbs article in The New York Times details his recent… Read More

New York Man to Pay Restitution for Stealing 454 Markers from Veterans Graves

Joseph Kuzma, 35, of Byron has been sentenced to weekends in jail and must pay restitution to cover the cost of the 454 bronze markers and flag-holders he stole from veterans graves in western New York.For four months, Kuzma will be spending his weekends… Read More

Senators Introduce New Agent Orange Legislation

Some Navy veterans may soon have an easier time getting disability benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).Under a proposed law, soldiers who served aboard Navy vessels in Vietnam would no longer be ineligible for VA compensation for… Read More

Army Searching for Soldiers Exposed to Chemical Weapons

Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson has directed the military to find and offer medical exams to soldiers who may have been exposed to chemical warfare agents in Iraq, reported earlier this month.Carson recently instructed the Army… Read More

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