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Congress Asked To Raise Spending Cap For Denver VA Hospital

DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s congressional delegation asked the U.S. House and Senate on Wednesday to raise the spending limit on Denver’s new veterans hospital from $800 million to $1.1 billion so the troubled project can be completed. 326 more words


"Even If It Worked, I Would Oppose It": Republicans Too Often Prioritize Partisan And Ideological Goals Over Practical Ones

As hard as it may be to perceive right-wing neurosurgeon Ben Carson as a credible presidential candidate, he received a very warm welcome at Steve King’s “Iowa Freedom Summit” over the weekend, and Carson arguably delivered one of the more polished presentations of the gathering. 440 more words


North Texas/South Georgia Caregivers!

There are upcoming caregiver classes that are being held in Tallahassee if you are interested.  The caregiver office indicated you DO NOT have to be a registered caregiver to attend so please contact Bina and let her know you would like to attend!   187 more words

Mental Health

January 27, 2015

Dear Sgt. Shaft,
Will veterans and their dependents be receiving an increase in their VA compensation, pension and dependency indemnity compensation this year? And, can you tell me how much that will be and when it will start? 914 more words

Sgt. Shaft

I Had A Doctor's Appointment, Today.

I had a doctor’s appointment today. That is because I am Fifty years-old and that means I have an examination ever year, whether I want it or not. 629 more words


Veteran Suicide: Can you stop it?

A recent article in the L.A. Times confirms that the suicide rate among veterans is higher than the non-veteran population by 50%.

There are many reasons why veterans and active military commit suicide. 433 more words

White House Launches Techie Recruitment Effort

White House officials launched a new recruiting drive this week to convince the nation’s best and brightest software engineers, project managers and designers to put their lucrative careers on hold in favor of improving the federal government’s famously inefficient tech systems. 474 more words