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Tens Of Thousands More Vets Than Reported Forced To Wait For Help

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands more veterans than previously reported are forced to wait at least a month for medical appointments at Veterans ...

VA Crisis: It's About Access Not Quality of Care

Joseph C. Chiovaro, M.D. | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics
Joseph C. Chiovaro, M.D.

No system is without its flaws, and the VA is no exception. There are more than 14,000 full-time physicians in the VA system, many of whom have passed up higher paying or more prestigious jobs to work with veterans. The problem is an issue of access, not quality of care.

Voices of McClellan Vets Silenced Daily by Gridlock in Washington

Rep. Paul Tonko | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Rep. Paul Tonko

Veterans signed up and wore the uniform under a sense of duty and desire to keep our nation safe. These are the last people Members of Congress should break our country's promises with. Yet, that is what is happening to an unknown number of Americans who served at Fort McClellan in Alabama for decades.

Still Thinking About Memorial Day

Margery Leveen Sher | Posted 05.28.2014 | Fifty
Margery Leveen Sher

My father's World War II generation gave a lot and suffered a lot. But our country did right by them when they came home. They were able to go to college and find jobs. They led pleasant lives and watched their children grow up in peace.

Memories

Neil McCarthy | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact
Neil McCarthy

It was the summer of 1979. There were about 20 interns, and we were each assigned to an Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA), one of the hundred or so line prosecutors in the office. I was assigned to AUSA Ted Lackland.

Actor Ken Wahl's Second Calling: Animals for Disabled Vets

Joan K. Smith | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

Ken Wahl says that his current activism is the most rewarding thing he's ever done, far beyond his acting career or Hollywood stardom. And he's not giving up soon.

Entrepreneurship & Crowdfunding: An enabling tool for veterans with disabilities

Kiva Zip | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Kiva Zip

Mirza Tihic: Director of Program Support Services at IVMF Two years ago, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) became a trustee wit...

When Good People Quit, It's Not Them, It's You

Renny McPherson | Posted 03.30.2014 | Small Business
Renny McPherson

Being self-critical is never easy, but it's paramount to understanding how your company is functioning, and what you can do to improve it.

Bearing Witness: Shinseki Does Right for Vets

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Sometimes people in Washington do a really good job, but take a lot of crap unfairly. Sometimes it takes a "nerd-in-residence" to start to set the record straight.

The Defenders Lodge

Gloria Duffy | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact
Gloria Duffy

We must look to these kinds of initiatives to solve our problems. While Washington battles sway one way or another and some things do get done, the pitched fighting and gridlock in Congress simply do not measure up to meeting the practical challenges before us.

6 Veterans Who Are Creating Real Change In Politics, Business, Service

Posted 11.12.2013 | Impact

A nonprofit is aiming to advance the conversation surrounding vets -- holding what are essentially TED talks to share "big ideas" and innovations surr...

Oldest Living Veteran Cites Whiskey, Cigars As Key To Longevity

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

Richard Overton, who at 107-years-old is America's oldest living veteran on record, was honored last week at a Veterans Day ceremony in Austin, Texas....

Successful Veterans Reintegration Starts With Holistic Services and Jobs

Jim Gibbons | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Though Veterans Day comes just once a year, we should remember to thank and support our veterans all year long. At Goodwill, we encourage you to let the veterans in your life know that we stand ready to help them address their career needs.

I Am Honored

Enid Borden | Posted 12.17.2013 | Impact
Enid Borden

There are moments in one's life that stand apart from the rest. There are magnificent highs and terrifying lows. But then there are those other moments when you know that something seemingly ordinary turns out to be, well, extraordinary.

The New Crop Of Students Heading To Campus

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 12.17.2013 | College

TOLEDO, Ohio — TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Adam Fisher isn't your typical college freshman. At 25, he's older than most of his classmates. He's marri...

Housing Our Veterans

Gregory C. Scott | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Gregory C. Scott

Every day, veterans in our program come up to me and simply say, "thank you." One of the joys of my life is when I see veterans transform their lives in a short amount of time, and are now successful in their endeavors to get the needed services they seek.

The Nerd-in-Residence

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

The Department of Veterans Affairs has named me a "nerd-in-residence." The Department of Veterans Affairs is doing some really good stuff for vets that no one hears about, catching up since 2009. I've helped, in a very minor way, for several years; now I gotta do more.

Let's Give Veterans Something to Celebrate Next Labor Day

Jim Gibbons | Posted 10.30.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Labor Day was instituted to commemorate the economic and social contributions of U.S. workers. Most of us see the three-day holiday weekend as a much-...

Interview: Swords to Plowshares

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.29.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Jordan Towers, Social Media Coordinator for Swords to Plowshares, talked about how the org has provided core services, like housing, employment, and training to vets since 1974.

Helping Out Homeless Veterans

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.21.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, the Department of Veterans Affairs does more and more to give homeless vets a hand: VA triples spending on homelessness problem.

The Egyptian Coup Is a Bad Precedent for All Democracies

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 09.04.2013 | World
James Marshall Crotty

You may not like the Muslim Brotherhood. You may not support its religion-infused politics, its arrogant brand of Islam, its views of the U.S. and Isr...

Thank You Note for VBA Workers

Craig Newmark | Posted 08.27.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Government workers don't get much respect these days, and are sometimes the targets of unfair abuse. That's not right.

Big Improvements in VA Self-service for Disability Claims Processing

Craig Newmark | Posted 08.20.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

You can use something like TurboTax to do your own taxes. You get the right records, and use their software to submit an entire package. Veterans Affairs is now deploying something real similar.

A Call to Arms: Helping Female Veterans Find Jobs

Jim Gibbons | Posted 08.20.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Two years ago, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden called on Goodwill and others to support our military veterans by participating in the Joining Forces campaign. Goodwill rose to that call.

Help Me Give Back to Vets and Their Families

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey there folks, I'd like your help, if you're able, to raise money for nonprofits who work with veterans and military families. The Veterans Charit...