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SVA Announces "Not Recommended" List of Schools for Veterans
Student Veterans of America (SVA) is announcing an initiative to raise awareness of schools facing issues that may present challenges for veterans, and will strongly urge student veterans to avoid these institutions. The decision to create this resource came after SVA received several complaints regarding student recruitment practices taking place in Southern California; Even after Corinthian Colleges announced their business closure, several schools affiliated with the company continued to actively recruit students, traveling to military bases to speak with active duty servicemembers.
LA Mayor Eric Garcetti pledges to end veteran homelessness in 2015
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti committed Wednesday to accept the Obama administration's challenge to end veteran homelessness in Los Angeles in the next 17 months, saying he will not accept that "veterans live in our city without a place of their own."
GI Bill Fact Sheet June 2014
In August 2009, the Post-9/11 GI Bill became effective for our current generation of Servicemembers and Veterans. The Post-9/11 GI Bill program provides the most generous VA educational benefit since the original GI Bill, giving Veterans and their family members an opportunity to accomplish life goals, whether in degree programs at more than 9,000 universities or in certificate or other training programs. The multitude of opportunities is described at
Audit: More than 120,000 veterans waiting or never got care
An internal Veterans Affairs audit released Monday said tens of thousands of newly returning veterans wait at least 90 days for medical care, while even more who signed up in the VA system over the past 10 years never got an immediate appointment they requested.

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Just about the time I was working to develop and lobby for the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Bill, which resulted in the creation of the Vet Centers (now numbering over 300 nation-wide), Dr. Charles Figley published his book Stress Disorders among Vietnam Veterans (1978). An internationally recognized Traumatologist, Figley has devoted his career to the study and treatment of trauma. That’s over 35 years of experience, much of it with veterans. 

You probably knew him as Maverick or Rockford. He was an icon in film and television. At the National Veterans Foundation we knew him as a supporter who was there for veterans over and over. James Garner served as an honorary board member of the NVF for many years. In 1996 we honored him as our Veteran of the Year. But he wasn’t the kind of man to make a big deal of that. I doubt that there are even a handful of people out there who knew about his support for vets.

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: a duck walks into the VA…

Sometimes exaggerating to the point of absurdity is a way to draw attention to something. And sometimes a story needs no exaggeration at all.  It’s absurd all on its own.