VA continues commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War

VA continues commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War 29 Image At Camp Nelson @VANatCemeteries in Kentucky, a wreath is presented in honor of today's National Vietnam War Veterans Day. #HonoringVets pic.twitter.com/UfKJgv0e4M Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 11:48 am Posted in Honoring Vets, Secretary's Blog, Top Stories by David Shulkin 29 comments [...]

By | 2018-04-10T14:24:17+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Seniors, Veterans, Women|0 Comments

US Announces New Sanctions on North Korea

US Announces New Sanctions Against Smugglers Who Bring Fuel to North Korea The White House takes aim at international shipping companies in its latest attempt to undermine Pyongyang’s weapons developments. The U.S. government will impose sanctions on 27 international shipping companies that have helped the North Korean regime smuggle coal and oil into the country, [...]

By | 2018-02-26T15:39:40+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Seniors|0 Comments

Black troops were pivotal in highway project

Black troops were pivotal in highway project Since the Yukon gold rush days, a road from the lower 48 states (outside) to Alaska had been discussed but it took WWll to jump start the project. The Lend-Lease Act of 1941, which authorized the transfer of military equipment to our allies before the Japanese attack on [...]

By | 2018-02-08T17:47:02+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Book, Seniors|0 Comments

Baby Boomers Threaten To Overwhelm The VA

Baby Boomers Threaten To Overwhelm The VA The volume of veterans set to reach retirement age in the next decade will put tremendous pressure on the VA healthcare system. The Long-Term Supports and Services (LTSS) is one program the VA is attempting to rebalance and revamp in an attempt to avoid any impact on veterans. [...]

By | 2018-02-08T17:47:02+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Seniors|0 Comments

Service-related Brain Injuries

Service-related Brain Injuries Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was the most unrecognized disorder for returning Vietnam veterans as well as for the veterans of all previous wars. Not reacting to this disorder cost thousands of lives due to suicide, mental illness and chronic health issues aggregated by PTSD. The outlook started to change in the [...]

By | 2018-02-08T17:47:02+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Seniors|0 Comments

When is the best time to plant a fruit tree?

When is the best time to plant a fruit tree? You could be close to losing your independence My column has been AWOL for the last couple of issues, and I apologize. I became one of the “walking wounded” in early June after a fall which broke my right arm. Despite having an extensive [...]

By | 2018-02-08T17:47:02+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Seniors|0 Comments