VA Mismanagement and Government-sponsored Health Plans

If I had to choose between high priced arrogant profiteering insurance corporations and uninspired, underpaid, uninterested bureaucratic medical providers, I would hitchhike to Mexico or Canada. […]

Bodies Are Just Assets to Greedy Funeral Giant – Dump NYSE: SCI

Hopefully SCI has bought their LAST politician. Its NOT about SERVICE, its about profiteering. Then the inevitable BUSH connection … SCI has been caught scamming before. […]

“The Armistice”: World War I ends on 11 November 1918 – Veterans Day 2008

The Cost Of War robs the world of its ability to pay the price of civilization. Learning to live WITH this planet is a much more noble cause than depopulating the planet of human life. […]

Can Wounded Soldiers Vote? No, Maybe, Well OK

Veterans Administration Bars Voter Registration Drives for Wounded Soldiers

On April 25, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued Directive 2008-023, “Voting Assistance for VA Patients,” allowing voter registration drives in VA hospitals, only to reverse itself on May 5 with Directive 2008-025. Without registration drives, it appears that each veteran […]

VA Caught In Suicide Coverup

(The Intelligence Daily) — Top officials at the Veterans Administration tried to conceal information from the public about the sudden increase of attempted suicides among veterans that were treated or sought help at VA hospitals around the country, a previously undisclosed internal VA email indicates.

The email was disclosed Tuesday in a federal […]

What Military Recruiters Don’t Say Can Kill

Such as the Stop Loss Policy

— they discovered that the military wasn’t what they thought it was going to be. Many of them told me that the military wasn’t even close to what their recruiters told them it was going to be (either the recruiter lied to them, or they were […]

PTSD Collateral Damage Inevitable – Military Unprepared

Murder Trial Points to War Trauma

A Maryland murder trial is being turned into a debate on the lingering traumatic impact of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq on the psyche of the Americans who served there.

Army Ranger veteran Gary Smith is on trial for murdering […]

The Dust Never Settles For Returning Veterans

Depression and suicidal thoughts aren’t limited to vets with PTSD; family members may experience it as well.

… an excerpt from testimony before a House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health hearing held February 28, 2008, regarding the Iraq War’s mental health impacts of Iraq War on the families of Guard/Reserve […]

What More Can We Do To Ruin Our Military?

Military Doctors Withholding Treatment from Soldiers with Mental Health Problems The military is denying crucial care to soldiers, making them vulnerable on the battlefield.

Since 9/11, one Army division has spent more time in Iraq than any other group of soldiers: the 10th Mountain Division, based at Fort Drum, New York.

Over […]

Bush Breaks More Promises To Soldiers Waiting For Citizenship

After the War, a New Battle to Become Citizens

Despite a 2002 promise from President Bush to put citizenship applications for immigrant members of the military on a fast track, some are finding themselves waiting months, or even years, because of bureaucratic backlogs. One, Sgt. Kendell K. Frederick of the Army, who […]