Archive for the ‘Veterans’ News’ Category

Happy 238th Birthday to the U.S. Army

It’s no coincidence that the United States celebrates Flag Day on the birthday of it’s Army branch. On this day in 1775 U.S. Congress adopted the Minutemen of Boston as it’s first official United States Army force in order to stand up to an upcoming British assault. Tomorrow marks the day that this branch was […]


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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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New Hampshire Welcomes Home Vietnam Vets

For the first time in the United States, veterans who served in the Vietnam War were officially welcomed home on March 30. More than a thousand people attended the ceremony in Concord, NH where speeches from Vietnam veterans, Governor Maggie Hassan, U.S. Representative Carol-Shea Porter, and others gave their thoughts about the long-unrecognized veterans and […]


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RallyPoint New Networking Site to Help Vets Find Jobs

Most people realize that in order to get a job in this tough economy, it’s not necessarily “what” you know, but “who” you know. That helps explain the explosive growth of LinkedIn, which now has over 200 million members. Job seekers have come to see the effectiveness of the networking site in helping to land […]


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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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