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‘Man’s Best Friend’ Takes On New Meaning With Pairing of Therapy Dogs and Veterans.
Phase One of this project is pairing Veterans up with a dog from Best Friends Animal Society or NKLA, if they don‘t have a rescued dog of their own. The dogs they are paired up with will be chosen by the Veterans, not the program, and they will become their therapy dog or service dog in training. The dogs are taught basic to advanced obedience skills, followed by animal assisted therapy or service dog in training techniques. Whatever the need of each Veteran with their dog will be provided free of charge.
24 veterans receive the Medal of Honor from President Obama

President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to 24 veterans Tuesday, most of whom were 

Announce the release of The Attorney’s Guide to Defending Veterans in Criminal Court

The National Veterans Foundation (NVF) and the Veterans Defense Project (VDP) proudly announce the release of The Attorney’s Guide to Defending Veterans in Criminal Court (Defending Veterans), ready for distribution by March 1, 2014.  This legal treatise is the culmination of ten years of dedicated work that began in 2004: seven years trying to edit a previous edition of the book by NVF Founder and President Shad Meshad, and three years of serious combined editing work on new content by Brock Hunter and the VDP.  The VDP is a new nonprofit formed specifical

"The Warrior Transition Command encourages every wounded, ill and injured soldier to have a sport to call their own," said Army Lt. Col. Keith L. Williams, head of the Warrior Transition Command's adaptive reconditioning program. "When soldiers face injury or illness, they can still participate in sports and other physical activities. These activities significantly enhance their physical and emotional recovery … . The soldiers and Army veterans on this year's Paralympic team represent the enduring strength and resilience of the Army."
VA didn't pay some veterans' covered health costs, report says
Dozens of uninsured and disabled veterans owed compensation for emergency health care costs were erroneously turned down by the Department of Veterans Affairs, federal investigators say.
The comparison tool was developed in response to President Barack Obama’s Executive Order 13607 of April 27, 2012, which instructed agencies to establish standards for educational institutions that interact with servicemembers, veterans and their families, provide information on the costs and quality of institutions and programs, prevent deceptive recruiting practices and provide quality academic and student support services, according to a VA statement announcing the launch of the program.
Skin Cancer Risk Seen in Vietnam Vets Exposed to Agent Orange
Researchers analyzed the medical records of 100 men who joined the Agent Orange registry at the Veterans Affairs Hospital of Washington, D.C., between August 2009 and January 2010. The men lived or worked in contaminated areas (56 percent), were involved in the spraying of Agent Orange (30 percent), and traveled in contaminated areas (14 percent).
VA Offers Dental Insurance Program
More than 8 million Veterans who are enrolled in VA health care can choose to purchase one of the offered dental plans. This three-year pilot has been designed for Veterans with no dental coverage, or those eligible for VA dental care who would like to purchase additional coverage. Participation will not affect entitlement to VA dental services and treatment.
U.S. News Releases Best Colleges for Veterans Rankings
The new rankings include 10 separate categories: National Universities, National Liberal Arts Colleges, Regional Universities (North, South, Midwest and West) and Regional Colleges (North, South, Midwest and West). Among National Universities, Pennsylvania State University—University Park placed No. 1, followed by Tulane University in New Orleans and the University of Texas—Austin, which tied at No. 2.
Top 5 Things Women Veterans Need to Know
We women veterans are unfortunately considered an “invisible population.” We are the fastest growing population of homeless and our numbers are going to increase as the military draws down. Our service and transition struggles are recognized as being unique, but there is support coming.