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NPR Discusses Mental Health & Discharge

On October 28th, NPR shared a story, "Missed Treatment: Soldiers With Mental Health Issues Dismissed For 'Misconduct'," about the issues that many service members face when dealing with mental health issues and discharge from the military.

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Veterans Law Project

The Veteran Law Project provides free civil legal services for eligible Veterans in the Northern Virginia area.

No Cost of Living Adjustment for 2016

The 2016 cost of living adjustment (COLA) for federal benefits will be zero for 2016.

Army Draws up List of Possible Family Programs to Cut

The Army is developing a priority list to identify which of its programs can be downsized or cut.

Request for Donations – Safe Haven

Veteran’s Safe Haven is looking for donations of household and clothing items for their homeless veteran residents who are transitioning from the Safe Haven house to their own apartment.

MDVA Shares Veterans Day Ceremonies

Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs has compiled a list of Veterans Day Ceremonies throughout the state at the various memorials and cemeteries. Click on the image for more location information. You can sign up to receive regular notices from the MDVA at their website http://veterans.maryland.gov/

Female Veterans Needed -$50

Female Veterans with children who deployed during OEF/OIF are needed for a focus group. Participants will be paid $50 for their time. If interested, contact Leigh Leslie at lleslie@umd.edu.

Virginia Wounded Warriors Get New Name

The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) is pleased to announce the rebranding of the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program to Virginia Veteran and Family Support (VVFS), effective October 1, 2015.

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