Veteran Affairs Newswire (Page 4)

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  1. For some veterans, July 4th fireworks trigger PTSDRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | CBS News

    The explosion of fireworks on the Fourth of July can have unintended consequences for some veterans who fought for their country. While many enjoy the festivities, those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder may find the noise can trigger a frightening reaction.

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  2. Tim McGraw Gives Away Mortgage-Free Homes to VeteransRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | WVII

    The 48-year-old country crooner teamed up with Operation Homefront and Chase to award mortgage-free homes to 36 veterans throughout McGraw's Shotgun Rider Tour. "[These are] people who have given us security for a lot of years," McGraw said.

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  3. Why Chief Data Officers Should Really be Chief Digital OfficersRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Government Executive

    Unfortunately, it's probably also not enough. Now that many agencies have gotten around to vetting, hiring and enabling a data executive, the needed role has grown larger.

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  4. Hilton Worldwide to Expand Call Center Operations in OrlandoRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Hotel Interactive

    Hilton Worldwide today announced that it is expanding its Hilton Reservations and Customer Care operations and is hiring 70 part-time, work-from-home positions in Orlando to provide inbound reservation support for guests. "At Hilton Worldwide, we are committed to providing exceptional guest experiences across our twelve global brands.

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  5. Veterans Honor Guard receives an $8,000 giftRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Cleveland Daily Banner

    Lee University baseball coach Mark Brew is excited about the success of a third Military Appreciation Day celebration this year, and appreciative of the funds raised to benefit another Bradley County a LEE BASEBALL COACH Mark Brew and the Lee University baseball program presented the Bradley County Veterans Honor Guard with an $8,000 check as the recipients of this year's Military Appreciation Day benefit.

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  6. Celebrating veterans, Independence DayRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Fairfax Times

    Every year on July 4th we celebrate the birth of our nation, taking special pride in the men and women who wear the cloth of the nation in defense of our freedom.

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  7. Fourth Of July Fireworks Celebration In WoodbridgeRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Patch.com

    The annual Woodbridge Township Independence Day celebration and fireworks display will be held Thursday at Alvin P. Williams Memorial Park on the waterfront in the Sewaren section of town. "We are extremely excited to announce that Woodbridge Township is again hosting one of the largest Independence Day fireworks display and entertainment events in the state," Mayor John E. McCormac said in a prepared statement.

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  8. VA clinic tells vet: 'We're not accepting any new patients'Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | New York Daily News

    An Iraq war veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress received an astonishing response from a desk clerk when he visited a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs clinic in Georgia for care. "We're not accepting any new patients," the VA staff member told vet Chris Dorsey in a video he posted to YouTube on Tuesday.

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  9. Tim McGraw giving mortgage-free homes to veteransRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | USA Today

    Country music star Tim McGraw has already given six mortgage-free homes to U.S. veterans this year and plans on giving more before his tour ends in September. Tim McGraw giving mortgage-free homes to veterans Country music star Tim McGraw has already given six mortgage-free homes to U.S. veterans this year and plans on giving more before his tour ends in September.

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  10. VA to Iraq war vet: 'We're not accepting any new patients'Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    So when he went on Tuesday to another facility, the VA Oakwood, Georgia, Community Based Outpatient Clinic, he flipped on his smartphone camera. On the video, Dorsey is heard waiting patiently in line for more than 5 minutes.

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  11. New License For Illinois VetsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | WMGI-FM Terre Haute

    Illinois Secretary of State Jessie White announced that beginning today U.S. military veterans will be able to get an updated drivers' license/ID card with the word "Veteran" displayed under the signature front of the card. Take your DD-214 or Certification of Military Service to your local Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs' Office to have a certification stamp placed on your DD-214 or Form 13038.

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  12. Virtual Training Helps Vets with PTSD, Mentally Ill Nab More JobsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Wireless Design & Development

    Finding a job is difficult for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder and individuals with severe mental illness, who have high unemployment rates even though many want to work. A virtual human -- based on software originally used to train FBI agents -- helped vets with PTSD and individuals with severe mental illness build their job interview skills and snag significantly more job offers, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.

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  13. Sneak Preview Screening: Fires on the PlainRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan

    Kon Ichikawa crafted a cinematic masterpiece in 1959 from Shohei Ooka's novel "Fires on the Plain" , about a Japanese soldier's gruesome ordeals in the closing days of World War II. Bleak, nightmarish and devastating, the film highlighted the surreal carnage and cannibalism on the Philippine front, where starvation was a far greater killer than enemy bullets and bombs.

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  14. Stephen Colbert Takes On the #GiveThem20 Challenge, Kind OfRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Mediaite.com

    Ever heard of the Give Them 20 challenge? It was first directed at Daily Show host Jon Stewart from Sid Goodfriend , the founder of American Corporate Partners, an organization dedicated to "helping military veterans transition from the armed services to the civilian workforce." Stewart's behind-the-scenes endeavors to help American military vets first came to prominence back in May. The challenge is similar to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in that one person does 20 push ups on video, posts it online, and challenges others to do the same.

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  15. VA mobile apps link into the Vista health recordRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | Federal Computer Week

    The VA is moving forward with a suite of apps for patients and providers that allow live connections into VA health records and enable such features as the summary of care seen above. Veterans and the providers who treat them are increasingly getting access to mobile apps that tie into the enterprise-wide electronic health records system Vista.

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  16. Groups come together to plan V-J Day commemorationRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Arizona Republic

    Groups come together to plan V-J Day commemoration Veterans Voice: It is hoped that many World War II veterans will attend this dinner Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1LUQZyx Veterans Voice: It is hoped that many World War II veterans will attend this dinner, and they will be honored To commemorate the peace treaty's 70th anniversary, the Republic of China Veteran's Association of Phoenix, The American Legion Judge Thomas Tang Post 50 and the Unified Arizona Veterans are conducting a cocktail reception dinner at 5:30 p.m. with a chicken dinner at 6:30 p.m. Aug. Co-Sponsors are the Veterans Affairs Council, Republic of China Taipei Economics and Cultural Office of Los Angeles and The Cultural Center of Taipei Economics and Cultural Office of Orange County, Calif.

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  17. Mashi is an incredible tale of an improbably journeyRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    It takes a great leap of faith to be the first from your country to compete on another nation's highest stage, but imagine how the story would be told if for 30 years nobody followed in your footsteps? Often relegated to a footnote in baseball's history, author Rob Fitts brings Masanori Murakami , the first Japanese player in the major leagues, back into the spotlight with his new autobiography, " Mashi: The Unfulfilled Baseball Dreams of Masanori Murakami, the First Japanese Major Leaguer ." Fitts captures the essence of Murakami's story, which is one that favors the journey over the intricacies of play-by-play.

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  18. Kinect helps detect PTSD in combat soldiersRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | MSDN Blogs

    "War is hell." So proclaimed U.S. General William Tecumseh Sherman, whose experiences during the American Civil War surely made him an expert on the subject.

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  19. American Legion renovation far from finishedRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Estes Park Trail-Gazette

    American Legion Post 119 Financial and Operations Manager Dottie Allen shows the north side of the building which will be renovated within the next few weeks. When Vietnam veteran Don Lochner visited Estes Park a few years ago, he went to the local American Legion post as he customarily did when visiting anywhere in the United States.

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  20. Kilian Duclay sails ahead by helping veteransRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Newsday

    As a longtime sailor, Kilian Duclay, a senior at Walt Whitman High School in Huntington Station, takes military veterans suffering from PTSD on boating excursions on Oyster Bay through his organization, "Sail Ahead." As a longtime sailor, Kilian Duclay, a senior at Walt Whitman High School in Huntington Station, takes military veterans suffering from PTSD on boating excursions on Oyster Bay through his organization, "Sail Ahead."

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