Veteran Affairs Newswire (Page 2)

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  1. Job fair for veteransRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | TwinCities

    A job fair at the Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul on Tuesday will be targeted to military veterans and their spouses. The "Hiring Our Heroes" job fair will feature employers such as the Mayo Clinic, Phillips Distilling Co., AT&T and Airstreams Renewables Inc. The event is free for veterans, transitioning active-duty service members and their spouses.

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  2. Pax River joins Vietnam War commemoration partner programRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | DC Military

    NAS Patuxent River is a proud member of the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration's Commemorative Partner Program, which was designed for federal, state and local communities, veterans' groups and other non-government organizations to honor our Vietnam Veterans and their families. A partner since August 2015, Pax River has committed to conducting two events each year for a three-year period that will recognize Vietnam Veterans and their families' service, valor and sacrifice.

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  3. .com | Zim war vets want Moyo, Kasukuwere out of Zanu-PFRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | News24

    A cartoon in a popular Zimbabwe daily that appeared to suggest women from the south of the country valued sex work more than school grades has sparked outrage. Harare - Zimbabwe's war veterans have called for the expulsion of national commissar Saviour Kasukuwere and Minister of High Education Jonathan Moyo from the ruling Zanu-PF, as factional wars within the party intensify.

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  4. WWII vet begins 10,500 journey to reunite with wartime girlfriendRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Foster's Daily Democrat

    A 93-year-old World War II veteran is embarking on a 10,500-mile journey to Australia to visit his wartime girlfriend after more than 70 years apart. It will take Norwood Thomas, who boarded a plane Sunday from Norfolk with his son, two days to reach the country, where he will be reunited with Joyce Morris, The Virginian-Pilot reported.

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  5. .com | Zim politicians' knickers in knots in Mugabe succession fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | News24

    Did a senior ally of President Robert Mugabe really steal women's knickers during the 1970's war for independence? Bickering between top officials in Mugabe's party ahead of his 92nd birthday this month has reached such levels that War Veterans' Minister Chris Mutsvangwa this weekend felt obliged to tell a national newspaper that he was not guilty of snatching the panties of female freedom fighters from washing lines so that he could resell them.

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  6. US Veteran Recalls Time Spent In Vietnam JungleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Greenville Sun

    Vietnam veteran David Tobie has become the latest recipient of a Quilt of Honor, Respect and Valor from the Greene County Quilters. Tobie was presented his quilt Saturday afternoon at The Greeneville Sun office, surrounded by several members of the his family.

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  7. Concussion linked to higher risk of suicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | CBS News

    Average people who suffer a concussion may be three times more likely to commit suicide years after their brain injury, a new Canadian study suggests. Further, the long-term risk of suicide appears to increase even more if the head injury occurs during a weekend, researchers found.

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  8. Sport injuries - such as concussions in football or rugby -... 2Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | This Is Somerset

    A large-scale study has found adults suffering concussion at weekends - such as during rugby or football matches - are four times more likely to take their own lives. The link between the brain injury and suicide has been identified before but it's the first time researchers have looked at sporting accidents rather than those at work.

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  9. WWII paratrooper, 93, Aussie-bound to reunite with 'one that got away'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Japan Times

    Norwood Thomas holds up a photo of Joyce Morris at his home in Virginia Beach, Virginia, in November. Thomas is embarking on a 10,500-mile journey to Australia to visit Morris.

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  10. Judge Reverses Firing of VA Senior Executive in AlbanyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Government Executive

    For the third time in less than a month , an administrative judge has reversed the Veterans Affairs Department's decision to discipline a senior executive accused of wrongdoing -- and the VA is not happy about it. The Merit Systems Protection Board on Friday overturned the department's decision in January to fire Linda Weiss , former director of the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center in upstate New York.

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  11. Tale of long-lost lovers rekindles readers' faith in fairy talesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Christian Science Monitor

    Norwood Thomas, 93, talks with Joyce Morris via Skype from his home in Virginia Beach, Va., on Nov. 6. During World War II, Ms. Morris lived in England and was Joyce Durrant, the girlfriend of Mr. Thomas, a D-Day paratrooper with the Army's 101st Airborne Division.

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  12. Better coordination, communication needed to help Maine veteransRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Bangor Daily News

    The young veterans returning home from deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan relate differently with each other, with veterans groups and with the Department of Veterans Affairs than their predecessors. Although half of Maine's veterans are under the age of 35, the state Bureau of Veterans Services is still largely equipped to reach out to and help out older veterans than those who have recently returned home from duty.

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  13. EmploymentMind the Gap: Veteran hiring and job retention 101Read the original story

    Monday | Colorado Springs Business Journal

    Currently, there are 21 million military veterans in the United States, a number that's grown by 2.8 million since 2011, according to studies by Syracuse University. These former military members often struggle to answer career questions: How do technical and leadership skills translate in the civilian world? Which job is the best fit? Some people are more adept at answering those questions - and others are left struggling with how to fit into civilian careers.

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  14. Risk of suicide increases three-fold after a concussionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Reuters

    Adults who suffer a concussion are at three times the long-term risk of suicide compared to the general population, according to a new study from Canada. Unlike some previous research, the new work focused on adults in the general population rather than either athletes or military personnel with head injuries.

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  15. Study Links Concussion to Risk of Later SuicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | WebMD

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  16. Springs VA clinic gets bad reviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Colorado Springs Independent

    Findings issued on Thursday by the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs showed 288 veterans encountered waits longer than 30 days at the Colorado Springs VA Clinic. Even worse, VA staff tried to make their record-keeping "appear the appointment wait time was less than 30 days," the IG reported.

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  17. Higher tax saving for disabled veterans takes effectRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Daily Herald

    Under a new law taking effect this year, veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who were severely wounded while serving their country will no longer be required to pay property taxes in Illinois. A property tax exemption for disabled veterans has been in effect since 2007, but the law taking effect this year applies to more disabled veterans and provides greater tax savings than was the case in prior years.

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  18. Risk of suicide drastically increases after a concussionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Las Vegas Review Journal

    Adults who suffer a concussion are at three times the long-term risk of suicide compared to the general population, according to a new study from Canada. Unlike some previous research, the new work focused on adults in the general population rather than either athletes or military personnel with head injuries.

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  19. Harrow war veteran injured in a grenade attack in Afghanistan...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Harrow Times

    A war veteran from Harrow who was injured in a grenade attack in Afghanistan was honoured during a royal visit to an ex-service personnel charity. Dwayne Deare was among a group of ex-service men and women who met The Duchess of Cornwall at a celebration to mark The Poppy Factory's milestone of enabling 500 disabled veterans back into employment.

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  20. Private MedicareRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Yahoo!

    Medicare, pharmaceutical and aged-care benefits would be delivered by the private sector under an extraordinary transformation of health services being secretly considered by the Federal Government. The West Australian has learnt that planning for the ambitious but politically risky outsourcing of government payments is well-advanced, with a view to making it a key feature of Treasurer Scott Morrison's first Budget in May. To be put to the market a few weeks later, the $50 billion-plus outsourcing would be the first time the private sector has delivered a national service subsidised by the government.

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