"It had been four years since Erickson, a trauma nurse, witnessed some of the worst from the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. When she transferred from the Walter Reed Army Hospital to join the 86th Combat Support Hospital at Fort Campbell, those gruesome memories came rushing back. Her sleep, and her health, deteriorated. Less than a year later, Erickson was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder."
Researchers with the Veterans Affairs Salt Lake City Health Care System have recently found that those troops who have been discharged for misconduct are at a higher risk, nearly five times, of homelessness than those with normal separations.
Are you looking at using your GI Bill? Here are some important facts that you may not have known.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has recently reported that disability claims have fallen below 100,000 cases, showing that the efforts made in modernizing their systems are paying off.
Due to changes with Tricare, Military families and retirees who regularly refill some brand-name medications at retail pharmacies will need to either switch to home delivery, get their drugs at a military treatment facility or start paying for them out of pocket beginning October 1.
The Martinsburg VA Medical Center (VAMC) will hold an open house for all Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND) Veterans showcasing the new OEF/OIF/OND clinic on Thursday, September 17, 2015, from 2 to 6 p.m.
Massachusetts General Hospital's Psychiatry Academy is offering a free, 11.5 CME/CE online seminar, "Mental Health Care for Family Members of Post 9/11 Veterans: Practical Approaches to Addressing the Impact of the Invisible Wounds of War on Families," starting September 14th. Click on the image to register.
September 8th through September 11th, Prince George's Community College and the Veterans Upward Bound Program host "Veterans Welcome Back Week."
The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched two new no-cost training programs. The Accelerated Learning Programs (ALPs) and VA Learning Hubs, which are designed to help transitioning Service members and Veterans from all eras learn the skills they need, as well as earn credentials, and advance in civilian careers following separation from service.
With the start of the new school year, there are numerous deals available for military families which provide them with discounts and other resources to make this school year a success.