Category Archives: News

Supportive Services for Veteran Families

This is a housing first program that provides case management services to qualifying Veterans through supportive services to very low-income Veteran families struggling with homelessness or sustaining permanent housing.  Eligible participants must be a member of a Veteran family (Either … Continue reading

Posted in News | Leave a comment

 H.R. 5484, the Toxic Exposure Research Act:

Representatives Dan Benishek (R-MI) and Mike Honda (D-CA) have introduced the Toxic Exposure Research Act (H.R. 5484) that will, when enacted into law, establish a national center at a VA medical facility for research on the diagnosis and treatment of … Continue reading

Posted in News | Leave a comment

 Mom of Marine Lost to Suicide Calls On Congress to Pass Critical Legislation:

On November 19, 2014 before the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee (SVAC), Susan Selke, mother of Clay Hunt, a Marine veteran who died by suicide in 2011, urged Congress to take swift action in passing the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention Bill … Continue reading

Posted in News | Leave a comment

 VA Implements Second Phase of Choice Card Program:

On November 18, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it began mailing Veterans Choice Cards on November 17 to veterans currently waiting more than 30 days from their preferred date or the date that is medically determined by … Continue reading

Posted in News | Leave a comment

 Veterans React to VA’s Reorg Plan:

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a reorganization and overhaul plan for the entire department on November 10, 2014.  According to some Veteran Service Organizations, transformative change that delivers for veterans is long overdue.  Secretary McDonald is focusing on … Continue reading

Posted in News | Leave a comment

 Online Shop Connects Veterans to Employers:

A new integrated employment tool connects veterans and service members about to transition with employers and helps them translate their military skills into the civilian workforce.  The Veterans Employment Center is an online tool that connects veterans, transitioning service memebrs … Continue reading

Posted in News | Leave a comment

 Online Shop Connects Veterans to Employers:

A new integrated employment tool connects veterans and service members about to transition with employers and helps them translate their military skills into the civilian workforce.  The Veterans Employment Center is an online tool that connects veterans, transitioning service memebrs … Continue reading

Posted in News | Leave a comment

 Soldier in Korea gets helmet that saved his life in Afghanistan:

The hit-and-run attack in an Afghan town left Staff Sgt. Ryan Frye with a concussion, a scratch on the left side of his head, and a helmet so dented he couldn’t fit his hand inside it when he finally realized … Continue reading

Posted in News | Leave a comment

 Bureau of Labor Statistics Reports Increase in Unemployment Rates for Veterans in October 2014:

Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) reported that the unemployment rate for Post-9/11 veterans increased, from 6.2 in September 2014 to 7.2 in October 2014. Among all veterans, unemployment rates also increased slightly, up 0.6 points from 4.7 percent in … Continue reading

Posted in News | Leave a comment

DAV 5K, Run to Honor Veterans

Over the next decade, it’s estimated that the number of injured U.S. military veterans will rise from 3.8 to 4 million. It is thanks to the bravery and sacrifice of those men and women, and of those who came before … Continue reading

Posted in Events, News | Leave a comment