For Joe Steen, the call to serve came early. At age 17 he pestered his mother to let him sign up for military service, and went off to fight in Korea. It wasn’t a choice really; it was a matter of tradition. “Everyone in my family was in the military,” he said.”My father, grandfather, and […]
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Instead of settling into retirement and putting up his feet after 26 years in the Air Force, John Prater headed to the college classroom. However, somewhere along the way he began to suffer the effects of memory loss brought on by a chemical imbalance in his brain. Extensive time at a veterans hospital, disability programs […]
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 […]
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 […]
Hurricane Katrina brought a lot of heartaches to a lot of people, but to the military veterans who live on the North Shore the hurricane was a godsend. Prior to Hurricane Katrina, veterans living on the North Shore had to travel to New Orleans or Baton Rouge to receive free medical services from the Veterans […]
BY BILL WAGNER — STAFF WRITER — Sept. 24, 2006 — Many of the veterans who stepped forward to defend their nation in wars past continue to serve their country and their comrades. They are the volunteers who assist the professional staff at VA medical centers through the 50 states and in the veterans’ homes […]
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, […]