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Women vets have more than double the suicide rate of civilian women
NEWSWEEK --- The suicide rate among women who have served in the U.S. military is more than twice as high as that of adult civilian women, according to new figures released by the Department for Veteran Affairs.
With VA Adaptive Sports, life has become a joy
VA --- Veteran Laura Ortiz gets her strength and purpose from three words: faith, humility and service. Those three motivating ideals will be on full display this week at the National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic in San Diego.
Pepperdine volunteers embark on day of service
MALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS --- More than 1,500 members of the Pepperdine University community took part in the university's day of service, Step Forward Day, on Sept. 9.
SF Bay Area high school books soon to include Filipinos’ sacrifices in WWII
INQUIRER --- Inclusion of the sacrifices of Filipino veterans in World War II in Grade 11 history books finally will be implemented in the San Francisco Bay Area this semester.
Taking care of our country’s veterans: One of our top national priorities
HUFF POST --- Veterans wrote a blank check on their lives when they volunteered to join the military, went to war in many cases, and risked not coming home to their families. They truly did serve our country by giving up their normal lives.
Former Special Forces medic to receive Medal of Honor for mission long kept secret
ARMY TIMES --- If he hadn't wanted to avoid the Marine Corps so badly, retired Capt. Gary Michael "Mike" Rose might never have been on the secret 1970 operation that earned him the military's highest award for valor.
Former Navy physician: The VA doesn't need to experiment on dogs
USA TODAY, LETTER TO THE EDITOR --- As a retired rear admiral in the Navy Medical Corps, I have great respect for Secretary David Shulkin's work for veterans, but his uncritical defense of the Veterans Affairs' controversial dog research is a concern
Cal State San Marcos receives $1 million donation for student veterans facility
KUSI --- Cal State San Marcos officials announced Wednesday that the school received a $1 million donation from the San Diego-based Epstein Family Foundation to support its center for student military veterans.
Innovative Partnership Keeps Powerful Medications in the Right Hands
DIGITAL JOURNAL --- Echelon Distribution, a Sacramento-based, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and a member of Disabled Veteran Business Alliance, is partnering with Safer Lock™ to provide new products to the DoD.
How Vietnam Dramatically Changed America’s Views On Honor And War
TASK & PURPOSE --- When Americans think of being at war, they might think of images of their fellow citizens suffering. We count the dead and wounded. But it was not always this way.
VA needs more oversight of telework, GAO finds
FEDERAL TIMES --- Nearly 8 percent of the Department of Veterans Affairs' workforce is eligible to work remotely. Yet the agency needs to do a better job of managing them, according to a Government Accountability Office audit.
Ten WWII veterans to receive France's highest honor
THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN --- Ten World War II veterans from Kern County and Southern California will receive France's highest honor Tuesday at Los Angeles National Cemetery for their efforts in liberating France from Nazi occupation in the 1940s.
Suicide rates among veterans highest in western US, rural areas
AIR FORCE TIMES --- Suicide among military veterans is especially high in the western U.S. and rural areas, according to new government data.
VA only filling half of its medical appointments while veterans wait for weeks
WASHINGTON EXAMINER --- Internal Department of Veterans Affairs data reveals the agency is only filling about half of its capacity to make medical appointments, even as veterans continue to wait an average of at least 30 days to make appointments.
This is how music affected the military careers of these veterans
WE ARE THE MIGHTY --- These veterans served in different branches and different conflicts, but one thing unites them — their love of music. We Are The Mighty and USAA flew the Mission: Music finalists to the world-famous Ocean Way Studio in Nashville
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