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Today in History: The Start of the Korean War

63 years ago, today – North Korea began it’s effort to take over the South Korean peninsula through openly declared war. In the early morning, the North opened fire on the South in an aggressive advance, leading to well over 70,000 South Korean troops either lost or missing in just one day. Though the actual […]

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Cancer-Stricken Veterans Receive Good Treatment at VA Hospitals

Military veterans who have been diagnosed with cancer can take comfort in knowing that they receive equal and often better care when treated in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) hospitals compared to traditional hospitals that accept Medicare. The study, which was recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, showed better survival rates among older cancer […]

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President, VA Making Progress on Veterans’ Mental Health Issues

Did you know that 19 out of 100 veterans of the Iraq war have reported a mental health problem? According to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), for Afghanistan war vets the number is 11%. For those who fought in Desert Storm, it’s 10%. For Vietnam Veterans, it’s 30 out of 100. We at Towne […]

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