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Veterans Corner

Veterans Corner
  • Veterans' Corner

    Recently while attending ceremonies where the U.S. Flag was displayed, I noticed some confusion among veterans dressed in civilian clothes regarding proper etiquette saluting the U.S. Flag.

    June 10, 2013

  • Veteran's Corner

    Last week I received an email from a veteran in California, seeking assistance in replacing his dog that had to be put down after attacking a small child.

    June 3, 2013

  • Veterans' Corner

    An unfair fight for job seeking veterans has become increasingly evident on the jobs front.

    May 21, 2013

  • Veterans Corner

    A new hotline has been developed and launched by the Department of Veterans Affairs specifically for women veterans.

    May 13, 2013

  • Veterans' Corner

    Department of Veterans Affairs doctors are continuing to prescribe tranquilizers such as Valium and Xanax to veterans diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder, despite VA guidelines advising against their use for the condition.

    April 22, 2013

  • Veterans' Corner

    The Veterans Administration has streamlined its efforts to help homelessness by concentrating on veterans in four areas. Employment, safe housing, health care and mental heath care are now more defined to aid veterans quicker.

    April 14, 2013

  • Veteran's Corner

    Suicide remains a problem without a clear solution in both the active-duty and veterans' communities. After another rise in military suicides last year, the armed services last week outlined to Congress their efforts to reverse the trend and evaluate their prevention programs.

    April 6, 2013

  • Veterans' Corner

    Having recently attended a veterans funeral service, I overheard a disagreement between some attendees regarding the reciting of meanings during each fold of the flag. The meaning of the folding of the American flag is not without importance, however, meanings of each fold are not official and not required.

    March 31, 2013

  • Veterans' Corner

    Despite assurances that veterans benefits and services will be exempt from the budget cuts effective March 1, veterans and their families will share the suffering along with military counterparts.

    March 24, 2013

  • Veterans' Corner

    Even as the Pentagon lifts the ban on women in combat roles, returning servicewomen are facing a battlefield of a different kind. They are now the fastest growing segment of the homeless population, an often invisible group bouncing between sofa and air mattress, overnighting in public storage lockers, living in cars and learning to park inconspicuously on the outskirts of shopping centers to avoid the violence of the streets.

    March 10, 2013

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