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Vets National Advocates is excited to announce the winners of its annual academic scholarship and annual merit scholarship. Congratulations to Tyler Skala of Elizabethtown, Kentucky who will receive a $2,500 scholarship to continue his educational pursuits.… Read More

New Law Waives License Plate Fees for Combat Veterans

Illinois has just passed a law that will help veterans make the transition back to civilian life a little smoother. Both chambers of the Illinois State Legislature unanimously passed a law that gives active veterans returning from duty the right to qualify… Read More

Cost of Living Hike for Disabled Veterans

Congress is set to approve a cost of living hike for veterans in 2016. However, veterans and federal officials will not know how much the hike is for another two months. The increase will be announced in October, when the Social Security hike is also… Read More

VA Backlog of Veterans Benefits Claims Falls Below 100,000

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has reduced the number of backlogged claims by 84 percent since 2013 the lowest number since it began keeping records of this kind in 2007.Backlogged claims are defined as any veterans disability… Read More

Hundreds Show Up to Funeral of Veteran Who Had No Family

Hundreds of people show up to honor a Navy veteran who served in Vietnam and died on July 29th without any family to claim his remains or plan his funeral.Don Kaas, a Vietnam veteran, passed away at age 66 in July at a VA hospital. Despite their efforts,… Read More

Moral Injury: A Psychological Wound from War

Some veterans return from war with physical injuries, but many also return with mental injuries. The most common, and well-known, mental anguish that veterans suffer from after returning from war is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). But some studies… Read More

Former Walter Reed Medical Center May Become Veterans Housing

A deal being negotiated between the Army and the city of Washington, D.C., could give the historic Walter Reed Medical Center renewed purpose as housing for the citys estimated 340 homeless veterans living on the streets of the city.For many veterans,… Read More

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

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

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