Skip to:

News

Featured News

  • LESSONS LEARNED: WHAT MILITARY SERVICE TAUGHT THESE VETERAN BUSINESS OWNERS

    Julie Bawden Davis | Americanexpress.com

    While protecting our country and way of life, U.S. military personnel learn key lessons along the way. Thanks to their military training, those veterans who choose to run their own businesses after serving may often have an advantage over the competition.

    Read More

    Topics
    Employment
  • House passes bill taking VA telehealth across state lines

    Nikki Wentling | Stars & Stripes

    WASHINGTON – Cameras attached to the monitor of psychologist Harrison Weinstein’s computer projects his image to patients far from his office on the Department of Veterans Affairs campus in Salt Lake City.

    Read More

    Topics
    Mental Health
    Physical Well-Being
    VA
  • VA secretary wants full review of veterans benefits programs

    Leo Shane III | Military Times

    Veterans Affairs officials will launch a new advisory board to review department benefits to find ways to simplify the current process and cut back on bureaucratic costs.

    “We have to make simpler benefits determinations,” VA Secretary David Shulkin said at the National Press Club on Monday. “We’re spending too much on administrative costs, and we have to let veterans know what they can expect.”

    Read More

    Topics
    Benefits
    VA
  • Illinois to require veterans treatment courts across state in 2018

    The Associated Press | The State Journal-Register

    CHICAGO — A law passed last year requires every judicial circuit in Illinois to have a veterans treatment court starting Jan. 1.

    The courts allow veterans who were honorably discharged to plead guilty to a crime in exchange for a probation sentence, The Chicago Tribune reported. The sentence requires frequent court visits and mental health or substance abuse treatment.

    Veterans also can apply to have their records expunged upon completing the sentence. Those who use the courts typically face lower level felonies.

    Read More

    Topics
    Legal
  • Study: Veterans, employers far apart on how they understand each other

    Jake Lowary | Tennessean

    Employers and veterans are far apart on how they understand each other, but in many ways veterans are a lot like their civilian counterparts, a new study shows.

    The study, released Friday by the marketing firm Edelman, shows that employers and veterans differ greatly on what they see in each other, and adds to a growing divide that has complicated the transition for troops leaving the service searching for jobs.

    Read More

    Topics
    Employment
  • Survey: 58 percent of IAVA members have lost a veteran to suicide

    Leo Shane III | Military Times

    More than half of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America members know a post-Sept. 11 service member who has committed suicide, a figure that has climbed dramatically in recent years and underscores continued problems with young veterans and mental health care.

    The findings are part of the group’s annual membership survey, which drew responses from roughly 4,300 individuals on a host of post-military challenges, political priorities and social issues.

    Read More

    Topics
    Mental Health
    Physical Well-Being
    VA
  • House considers major changes to VA health care

    Nikki Wentling | Stars & Stripes

    WASHINGTON – Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin argued Tuesday that a House plan for veterans’ health care was too restrictive and wouldn’t offer enough veterans the choice of private-sector care.

    Read More

    Topics
    Legislation
    Mental Health
    Physical Well-Being
    VA
  • FTC Settlement over "Pay to Play" Rankings of Military-friendly Colleges

    Andrew Kreighbaum | Inside Higher Ed

    The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday announced a proposed settlement with a website whose "military friendly" rankings of colleges and universities promoted institutions that had paid to be included.

    Victory Media runs a number of magazines and websites targeting servicemembers and their families and operates a matchmaker tool and rankings to help them find the right postsecondary program. But FTC found that those publications basically funded as paid advertisements for institutions.

    Read More

  • VA proposes Choice program overhaul that eliminates 30-day/40-mile rule

    Nikki Wentling | Stars & Stripes

    WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs sent a bill proposal to Congress that would overhaul how veterans receive health care in the private sector and do away with the widely criticized “30-day/40-mile” rule, the agency announced Monday.

    The long-awaited proposal, titled the Veterans Coordinated Access & Rewarding Experiences Act, or CARE, promises to give veterans and their VA physicians flexibility in choosing whether they receive care at a VA facility or from a private-sector provider.

    Read More

    Topics
    Mental Health
    Physical Well-Being
    VA
  • VA releases plans for sweeping health care overhaul

    Leo Shane III | Military Times

    WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs officials on Monday presented Congress with their formal plan to ease rules concerning veterans seeking medical appointments outside the VA system at government expense, potentially sending tens of thousands of new veterans into the private sector for care.

    The proposal once again raises questions about the long-term goals of the VA medical system and potential privatization of veterans care, issues that have already caused infighting among some veterans groups and Capitol Hill lawmakers.

    Read More

    Topics
    Mental Health
    Physical Well-Being
    VA

Pages

Subscribe to Featured News