The New York Times – Kristofer Goldsmith was discharged from the Army at the height of the Iraq war because he was not on a plane to Baghdad for his second deployment. Instead, he was in a hospital after attempting suicide the night before. Click Here.
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Star Tribune – A bill sponsored by U.S. Sen. Al Franken and Rep. Tim Walz aimed at tackling the Department of Veterans Affairs benefit-claims backlog passed the House of Representatives last week. See Full Story Here.
The Herald – After enlisting in the Marines in 1979, Doug Jones spent time at Camp Lejeune, a 264-square-mile base camp in North Carolina.He said he never tasted anything unusual in the base’s water during the four to five months he spent there between deployments. “But we drank a heck of a lot of it,” he […]
Baltimore Sun – Sen. Barbara Mikulski announced Thursday the introduction of a bill that would give military sexual assault survivors more control of their health care, according to a news release from Mikulski’s office. The Military Sexual Assault Victims Empowerment (SAVE) Act would allow service members to seek care outside of the Department of Veterans […]
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced that it plans to propose expanded disability compensation eligibility for Veterans exposed to contaminated drinking water while assigned to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Read more about the proposed plans here.
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