Sleep Apnea Boom Splits Vet Community

February 25, 2014 | Tom Philpott

Philpott’s Forum presents opinions, insights and, on occasion, answers questions from readers of Tom Philpott’s Military Update news column.  Below readers react to a recent column on an … [Read more...]

Spotlight Resource: The PTSD Coach Mobile App

October 12, 2012 | Terry Howell

Source: Department of Veterans Affairs  -  When used in conjunction with professional medical treatment, PTSD Coach provides you dependable resources you can trust. If you have, or think you … [Read more...]

VA Health Care Programs for Women Vets

October 05, 2012 | Terry Howell

In last week’s Military Update, Tom Philpott reports that  Department of Veteran Affairs' commitment to improve women's health services and to close a “gender gap” in preventive health … [Read more...]

Sequestration – The Intersection of Politics and Budget

August 20, 2012 | Terry Howell

Last week Military Update reported that lawmakers are more interested in winning reelection in November than in removing the threat severe cuts to government programs in January. … [Read more...]

Removing the Stigma of PTSD

July 15, 2012 | Terry Howell

[Editor's Note: As with many blog posts, a large portion of this post was taken directly from an original American Legion article, which can be found at: … [Read more...]

VA Dodges Sequestration Axe – For Now

April 24, 2012 | Terry Howell

Yesterday the Office of Management and Budget released a letter responding to a request for their official view on whether or not VA healthcare programs would be exempt from the impact of the looming … [Read more...]

Congressman Seeks to Protect VA From Sequestration

February 13, 2012 | Terry Howell

In a recent Op-Ed on, Representative Jeff Miller (R-FL),the Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, warned that sequestration of government programs is imminent. … [Read more...]

Is the Disability Claims Process Broken?

January 25, 2012 | Terry Howell

The House Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs latest hearing was held to determine if the current disability rating systems at the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs … [Read more...]

Healthcare Cuts Loom For 130,000 Vets

April 17, 2011 | Benjamin Krause

There has been some recent buzz about the House of Representatives proposing more cuts to veterans’ benefits. This time, the focus has fallen on VA Healthcare and excluding some veterans over … [Read more...]

Shutdown’s Impact on Vets Still Unknown

March 23, 2011 | Terry Howell

UPDATE: I recently spoke to a congressional staff member who confirmed that military retirees and veterans receiving monthly GI Bill or comp and pen payments are already protected from the affects … [Read more...]

Busting Myths About VA Health Care

November 19, 2010 | Terry Howell

The following post was originally featured on the VA's VAntage Point blog. By Alex Horton Rumor mills are permanent fixtures in schools, offices and wherever people congregate, and most of the time … [Read more...]

VA Eyeglasses and Hearing Aids

November 05, 2010 | Terry Howell

Eyeglasses and vision care can be very expensive.  Thankfully veterans who meet specific VA criteria have access to vision and hearing exams in addition to free eyeglasses and hearing aids. This … [Read more...]