Veterans

Pilot program for autism treatment extended

March 14, 2012

Military Times

http://www.militarytimes.com/news/2012/03/military-tricare-autism-treatment-pilot-program-extended-031312w/

By Patricia Kime - Staff writer

The Pentagon announced Tuesday it is extending a pilot program that provides autism treatment to the children of service members.



Ore. House Approves Veterans Jobs Bill

February 17, 2012

From KTVZ.COM News Sources

http://www.ktvz.com/oregon-northwest/30478684/detail.html

SALEM, Ore. -- The Oregon House approved bipartisan legislation Thursday allowing veterans to leverage their training and experience serving in the military when seeking jobs in civilian life.


Obama Announces Program to Hire Vets as First Responders

February 6, 2012

American Forces Press Service

http://www.defense.gov//news/newsarticle.aspx?id=67055

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr., American Forces Press Service

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 3, 2012 – President Barack Obama today continued his commitment to improving employment among veterans by introducing an initiative to hire them as the country’s first responders.


New Bill To Pair Dogs With Veterans

January 19, 2012

Global Animal

http://www.globalanimal.org/2011/10/15/new-bill-to-pair-dogs-with-veterans/55092/

Humane Society Legislative Fund, Michael Markarian




Disabled vets see an employment hot spot in the Bay Area

October 26, 2011

San Francisco ExaminerBy: Niko Kyriakou, Examiner Staff Writer


VA offers stipends for veteran caregivers

October 26, 2011

Community Impact Newspaper

By: Kirsten Romaguera

http://impactnews.com/tomball-magnolia/501-recent-news/13810-va-offers-stipeneds-for-veteran-caregivers

HOUSTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers program gave its first stipends in Houston to five recipients July 1 and its application process is ongoing.


Phone line aims to help veterans' transition

October 19, 2011

WTOP.COM 

http://wtop.com/?nid=41&sid=2402431

Max Smith, wtop.com

WASHINGTON - Going to war, and coming back, can put a lot of strain on veterans, but there are people who want to help, and they're just a phone call away.

The Veterans Crisis Line connects veterans who need help with someone in the Department of Veterans Affairs ready to help.


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