• 24Jul2014

    Polytrauma and TBI

    How a Decade of War Has Changed Treatment More than a decade of war has dramatically changed the way polytrauma (PT) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are treated in America’s veterans returning home with these life-changing…

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  • 23Jul2014

    DAV Calls on Congress to Fully Fund the VA

    Chairman Sanders, Chairman Miller, Ranking Member Burr, Ranking Member Michaud: Last week, Acting Secretary Sloan Gibson appeared before the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee to discuss the progress made by the Department of Veterans…

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  • 22Jul2014

    DAV: VA Reforms Must Go Beyond Short-Term, Short-Sighted Fixes

    Veterans deserve an end to the ongoing threat posed by budget gimmicks and political gamesmanship As Congress holds a confirmation hearing this week for President Obama’s nomination for Veterans’ Affairs Secretary, Robert…

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  • 22Jul2014

    Empowering America’s Heroes

    The journey from injury to recovery is not complete until a veteran is able to find meaning in life. For those who are able, that means getting back to work to care for their families. The importance of helping them accomplish…

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  • 18Jul2014

    New Funding Request Mirrors DAV’s Predicted VA Budget Shortfall

    Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson requested $17.6 billion in new funding for the department at a Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing Wednesday, almost directly on par with the figures DAV and other authors of the Independent…

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  • 18Jul2014

    Concerns Over VA Access Bills Meant To Help Veterans

    The House and Senate approved similar bills in June (S 2450 and HR 4810) written to take immediate measures to increase and improve veterans’ access to VA health care following the recent crisis. Both pieces of legislation…

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  • 17Jul2014

    Women Veterans Tell Inspiring Stories

    Through an ongoing collaboration with DAV, the cable network INSP has begun broadcasting a series of video productions highlighting veterans and their inspiring stories. The first of the “Unbroken Soldiers” series on INSP…

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  • 16Jul2014

    The Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program

    The Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship program honors eight outstanding young men and women each year for their volunteer support of veterans in the name of DAV through the VA Voluntary Service Program (VAVS) and/or through…

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  • 15Jul2014

    President Obama Nominates New VA Secretary Robert McDonald

    In late June, President Obama formally announced the nomination of Army veteran and former Proctor & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to serve as the new Secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department. DAV Washington Executive Director…

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  • 14Jul2014

    Family Matters

    DAV Helps Widow Stay in Home by Securing Overlooked DIC Benefits Thereasa Tyus normally looked forward to celebrating the holiday season with her large family in Detroit. But not last Christmas. In November 2013, instead of purchasing…

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