Dr. Kevin Cameron: “The VA is killing our veterans and drugging them into oblivion."
Among all U.S. adults—including Veterans—the average number of suicides per day rose from 81.0 per day in 2001 to 121.0 in 2020 (Source: Mentalhealth.va.gov, 2024) In 2017, combined, Medicare Part D and VA accounted for approximately $105 billion in prescription drug sales—nearly one-third of total U.S. expenditures—and covered nearly 52 million individuals. (Source: GAO.gov, 2024)
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Veterans' Director calls new Commissioner "a--hole" at 1st public meeting as change moves forward
The Executive Director of the Veterans' Service Commission, William Boettcher, called one of his new bosses an "a--hole" after the new commissioner put it on the record that he had asked for Boettcher's resignation in executive session as the meeting touched some nerves over changes introduced by the 2 newest members of the VSC, Urulee Watson and Steve Staniford. Boettcher has been the executive director overseeing services for Veterans for 32 years.
Veterans Invited to Tuscaloosa VA Town Hall: Updates and Resources
TUSCALOOSA, AL — The Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center is gearing up to welcome veterans to its quarterly town hall meeting. The event is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 15, and will take place in the sports atrium of Building 137.
Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury Among Veterans
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant concern among military veterans, often stemming from exposure to combat-related incidents, blast injuries, and other hazardous environments during military service. In this blog post, we will explore the prevalence, causes, types, and challenges of TBI among veterans, as well as the importance of access to care and support services. Additionally, we will discuss advancements in research, innovation, advocacy efforts, and the holistic approach to addressing TBI within the veteran community.
iStride -- The Stroke Therapy Shoe Empowering Patients’ Recovery
When someone sufferers a stroke it can affect their entire life. They might experience a range of physical, cognitive, and emotional that are frequently heightened if the person stroke sufferer is living and rehabilitating alone. However, new technology from a USF associate professor may be changing the game. The iStride device could revolutionize how people recover from strokes and get their life back on track.
New Names Engraved on Medal of Honor Memorial
The Olympia Capitol Campus will see four new names engraved onto its Medal of Honor Memorial, the Washington Department of Enterprise Services reports. The engraving is slated for Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 1 to 3 p.m., according to DES, and will add the names of four Washingtonians:
Hershel "Woody" Williams: A West Virginia Hero
Hershel "Woody" Williams, for whom the VA Medical Center in Huntington is named for, fought with unparalleled bravery during one of World War II's bloodiest battles – Iwo Jima. Beyond his heroic deeds on the battlefield, Williams also demonstrated immense courage in facing the personal demons that haunted him post-war. This article explores the life of a West Virginia native, from his roots to the harrowing days of combat, and the profound impact he made in the aftermath of war.
"Empowering Heroes: Homeownership Benefits for Veterans and Military Families"
Homeownership remains a cherished goal for veterans, service members, and their families, with their homeownership rate surpassing that of civilians. While the financial challenges of military service can pose hurdles, there are significant home-buying benefits and protections designed to ease the journey for those who have served.
The Flagpole of Freedom Park Project in Maine With the World's Tallest Flagpole Has Been Dropped
The Worcester family, best known for starting the nonprofit Wreaths Across America, revealed their plans for the Flagpole of Freedom Park last year. The park will contain 55 memorial parks organized by state and territory, and each of the parks will have memorial walls with the names of every veteran in history displayed. This park will also be the only landmark located in the United States that honors all of the American veterans who have died over the last 250 years, regardless of the length of their service or whether or not they died in service. The Flagpole of Freedom Park proposal says it is not a theme park or an adventure park. It is an immersive, tech-driven museum, unlike anything that currently exists in our country today. Flagpole of Freedom Park is an educational venture that will humanize and personalize the stories of American veterans, provide an immersive experience to learn about American history, and teach future generations about the milestones and moments that have shaped our nation’s history. The park and memorial walls will be free to the public, with optional areas that will offer educational experiences and entertainment that will be available for admission with a purchased ticket. The park will also offer four-season outdoor recreation opportunities such as hiking and biking trails, cross-country skiing, and sledding.
he Disappearing Act: Investigating the Frequency of Journalists Reported Missing and Possible Causes
In recent years, the world has witnessed a concerning trend of journalists being reported missing, raising questions about the safety and security of those committed to bringing the truth to light. While journalism plays a crucial role in upholding democracy and accountability, the risks associated with the profession have become increasingly evident.
Hunting Opportunities for Youth & Veterans by Henry County Water Authority
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USF Researchers Granted $14 Million for Traumatic Brain Injury Trial for Veterans
USF researchers are conducing a clinical research study using hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to treat symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI), with a focus on Florida veterans. The study will help determine if (HBOT) can ease the symptoms of (TBI) in Florida’s veteran, active duty, and reserve service members with PTSD.
Florida VA Mortgage Myths Busted
Navigating the world of mortgages can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to Florida VA home loans that are backed by the government. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions and false information out there. To help you better understand VA mortgages, we've compiled a list of important facts that are true and debunked some commonly believed myths. This information will help you make informed decisions when it comes to your mortgage options.
Poker to Help Veterans
ALL IN FOR VETERANS “Is an annual Texas Holdom style Charity Poker Tournament. Where winners will cash in on their portion of the $100,000 anticipated prize pool. “Ai4V” also supports “Operation Mobility” and several other Veteran initiatives, like creating meaningful employment for the ones that served also the song and documentary “This Van” Founders Michael W. Malott and Dustin Yohner invite you to come on out and Go All in for Veterans. “Be a Part of the Experience” of paying-it-forward.
Lee County Rallies for Homeless and Veterans: Annual Service Day Promises Aid and Hope
In a bold move to support the homeless and veterans, the Lee County Homeless Coalition gears up for its 24th Homeless Service Day and Veterans Stand Down. Scheduled for January 27, 2024, the City of Palms Park, Fort Myers event promises a lifeline from 8:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.