Veterans groups sue over data theft

WASHINGTON – A coalition of veterans’ groups charged in a lawsuit Tuesday that their privacy rights were violated after thieves stole personal data on 26.5 million military personnel from a Veterans Affairs employee. The class-action lawsuit against the federal government, filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, is the second suit since the VA disclosed […]

Mental disorders plague Iraq, Afghanistan vets

WASHINGTON – More than one-third of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans seeking medical treatment from the Veterans Health Administration report symptoms of stress or other mental disorders – a tenfold increase in the last 18 months, according to an agency study. The dramatic jump in cases – coming as more troops face multiple tours in Iraq […]

VRC Purple Day, A Salute to Military Families

HARRISBURG, Pa. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Sept. 21, 2006 — Veterans Resource Central (VRC), a Harrisburg-based non-profit group, announced yesterday that “Purple Day in PA,” a statewide salute to military families, is planned for Saturday, Oct. 14. The organization will observe the event, which was officially designated by a Pennsylvania Senate resolution passed this summer, […]