Monthly Archives: February 2015

It was meant to reduce wait times, but veterans say new choice cards are causing more problems

It was meant to reduce wait times, but veterans say new choice cards are causing more problems Veterans and some VA doctors say that the new “choice card” program, meant to reduce long patient wait times, is confusing and causing more … Continue reading

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Great Clips denies disabled Spokane veteran service

Great Clips denies disabled Spokane veteran service A disabled veteran from Nine Mile Falls is fuming after he said he was turned away from a North Spokane Great Clips because he had a service dog. Seth Cole said he walked … Continue reading

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Disabled American Veterans Chapter 21 gets boost

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 21 gets boost The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 21 on Thursday received a donation of $3,200 from local companies to help Richland County’s veterans with medical needs, mortgages and more. The effort began with a $1,000 … Continue reading

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Progress and Hope on Preventing Veteran Suicides

Progress and Hope on Preventing Veteran Suicides Suicide is a crisis in the United States military, and it is long past time that the government took meaningful action to address this urgent problem (“Congress Acts on Veteran Suicides,” editorial, Feb. … Continue reading

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Caring Pit Bull Helps Veteran With PTSD

Caring Pit Bull Helps Veteran With PTSD Former U.S. Marine Joe Bonfiglio, 24, and his pit bull assistance dog Zen, walk on the campus of Mercy College, in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., on Feb. 4. Zen has allowed Bonfiglio, 24, who … Continue reading

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VA secretary asks Iraq War veteran: ‘What have you done?’

VA secretary asks Iraq War veteran: ‘What have you done?’ Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald on Wednesday asked a Republican lawmaker who served in both Iraq wars, “What have you done?” as the two men sparred over huge cost overruns … Continue reading

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Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention Act to be Signed into Law by President Obama Thursday

Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention Act to be Signed into Law by President Obama Thursday In a rare convergence of human decency and common sense, Congress has passed a bill and President Obama will sign it. H.R. 203, the Clay Hunt … Continue reading

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Mayor’s veteran homelessness campaign nears goal

Mayor’s veteran homelessness campaign nears goal As the number of homeless veterans in New York City continues to trend sharply downward, the de Blasio administration’s newly reemphasized goal of entirely eliminating veteran homelessness in the five boroughs by the end … Continue reading

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CBS2 Investigates: Is This Man Claiming To Be A Disabled Vet To Scam People For Cash?

CBS2 Investigates: Is This Man Claiming To Be A Disabled Vet To Scam People For Cash? He sits in a wheelchair with a sign reading: “Could you spare a dollar for a homeless, disabled U.S. Navy vet?” The dog tags … Continue reading

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KVUE Defenders help get veteran benefits

KVUE Defenders help get veteran benefits A KVUE Defenders investigation gets results for a Vietnam war veteran. The Defenders also uncovered the nation’s most vulnerable veterans are experiencing an increase in delays getting their benefits. It involves veterans who receive … Continue reading

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