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Veteran Services

Gary Sinise: Government Alone Can't Take Care Of Our Veterans

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs restructures itself to improve access to its services, celebrity advocates for vete...

Taking Veterans' Concerns Seriously

Rep. Marc Veasey | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Rep. Marc Veasey

While our country continues to fall short of ideal in keeping our commitments to our veterans, I am optimistic that Congress and Veterans Affairs have together taken steps in the right direction.

A Really Good Question

Jeff Hensley | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Jeff Hensley

The vast majority of these are worthy and noble endeavors, showing veterans their service is appreciated. And yet, far too many veterans struggle with the transition to civilian life. With all these organizations offering help, how can this be?

Yoga: How We Serve Veterans and the Homeless While Homeless

Rob Schware | Posted 04.08.2013 | Impact
Rob Schware

As defense spending cuts limit vital benefits for veterans and our country increasingly faces the issue of veteran homelessness, we offer this interview with Mark Francis-Mullen, who became a certified yoga teacher and taught yoga at the Denver VA Regional Medical Center while homeless.

VA Backlog Processing Claims, a Call for Reinforcements

Shad Meshad | Posted 03.16.2013 | Impact
Shad Meshad

What kind of nation asks men and women to put their lives on hold and in jeopardy, promising them medical care and benefits, and then fails to deliver that care when it's most needed?

In Their Debt: A Reminder of Our Duty to Vets

Lorin M. Fife | Posted 11.13.2012 | Los Angeles
Lorin M. Fife

Let us show that our heroes will be cared for, venerated and provided the critical services that enable them to lead fulfilling, productive lives outside the military.

Startling Numbers Behind Veteran Homelessness

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.08.2012 | Business

Fighting in a war can be a harrowing experience, but imagine coming back and not being able to find a home. More than one million veterans are at ...

Serving Those Who Have Served Us

Tony Woods | Posted 06.14.2011 | Impact
Tony Woods

The government has a role to play in ending veteran homelessness, but so do we as citizens. It is time for all of us to step up and serve.

How Social Media Is Making Veteran Service Organizations Better

mashable.com | Lisa Waananen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook have completely changed the way the VA and traditional veterans' service organizations reach the new ...

Vets With PTSD Use Puppy Love For Support

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Veterans suffering from PTSD are using service dogs to alleviate some everyday stresses, giving them a new lease on life, reports CNN. Organizations ...