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Advocates raise call for veterans suicide prevention policy

Suicide among veterans is a growing national problem, but many advocates say despite efforts to put bipartisan issues through Congress, little policy has been pushed forward to help vets at risk.

Friday - 03/14/2014, 07:24am EDT

Tags: veterans, Megan Cloherty, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Tom Tarantino


Glenn Close urges Congress to pass mental health bill

Actress Glenn Close visited Capitol Hill Wednesday to urge Congress to pass a bill that would broadly expand mental health services across the country.

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 04:06pm EST

Tags: mental health care, Congress, glenn close, Mike Chapman, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Creigh Deeds, Dick Uliano

Vets fume over Walter Reed furloughs

First air traffic controllers. Then the Capital Police. Now staffers at Walter Reed are getting furlough notices and that has one veterans groups fuming that care could suffer for injured troops returning from Afghanistan.

Friday - 05/31/2013, 08:54pm EDT

Tags: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, sequestration, Afghanistan War, Iraq War, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America


Calling on businesses to step up for returning vets

While veterans groups are encouraged by news that Walmart plans to hire 100,000 veterans in the next five years, it says it's time for many more companies to step it up.

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 08:28am EST

Tags: Walmart, Paul Rieckhoff, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

Business boot camp helps veterans translate skills to boardroom

A 15-day boot camp for veterans helps them retool their skills to the business world.

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 10:03am EST

Tags: darci marchese, veterans, employment, Fullbridge Program, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America