February 6, 2020
Ben Werner | USNI News
In 2019, 47 active-duty Marines committed suicide – 11 fewer than in 2018 – while the Navy reported 72 suicides, four more than a year earlier, according to preliminary totals from both services.
The Marine Corps suicide rate for the calendar year 2019 was 25.3 per 100,000 active-duty Marines, a decrease from the rate of 30.7 per 100,000 active-duty Marines in 2018.
January 31, 2020
Adam Stump | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Including Caregivers into Veterans’ medical teams was the focus of a launch event between VA and the Elizabeth Dole Foundation Jan. 31 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
The Campaign for Inclusive Care Academy is a groundbreaking model for health care systems nationwide, said Sen. Elizabeth Dole, herself a Caregiver for her husband, Sen. Bob Dole.
Sen. Elizabeth Dole speaks at the Campaign for Inclusive Care Academy event Jan. 31 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
January 27, 2020
Sixth annual class comprised of 60 Scholars including veterans, educators, physicians, public servants, and corporate professionals; program begins on January 28 in Washington, D.C.
January 9, 2020
Caleb Rans | Psychiatry Advisor
Insomnia-related sleep complaints were found to be highly prevalent in veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress.
January 8, 2020
Wyatt Olson | Stars and Stripes
Service members who suffered moderate to severe traumatic brain injury in combat have significantly higher incidence of mental health disorders in following years as compared to warfighters who sustained other traumatic injuries, a study found.
The study, published in the current issue of the journal Military Medicine, examined almost 5,000 cases of traumatic injury experienced by Marines, soldiers, airmen and sailors during combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan from February 2002 to February 2011.
January 3, 2020
Karen Jowers | Military Times
For the 4.1 million people who are newly eligible for shopping privileges on military installations, defense officials have provided some more details on access to the new shopping and recreation benefits open to them as of Jan. 1.
December 27, 2019
Dorothy Mills-Gregg | Military.com
Bank and lender scams bilk troops and veterans out of the most money -- an estimated $112 million since 2012 -- but job scams and identity theft are the most commonly reported, according to a new survey.
Compiled by technology consumer review website Comparitech, the report also found that a little over half of the 1 million service members, veterans and military family members who have been scammed in the last seven years were affiliated with the Army.
December 27, 2019
Leo Shane III | Military Times
Veterans Affairs officials are launching a new effort to reach out to recently separated troops to inform them about benefits and support services in an effort to ease transition issues and hopefully prevent more veteran suicides.
November 10, 2019
Tim Farrell | The Hill
For me, Nov. 11 is a day of reflection, honoring those who have served our country as we continue to strive toward the aspirations of global peace that spurred the proclamation of Veterans Day. As someone whose post-service professional life affords him the privilege of working with my fellow veterans and the groups that serve them, this aspiration is a constant drumbeat.
November 6, 2019
Sarah Burh | Tech Crunch
Apple has teamed up with Veteran Affairs (VA) to allow those who’ve served our country to now access their health records via iPhone. Health records access via Apple’s Health app has been available to iPhone users since the beginning of 2018. However, the ability to access that data has been limited to those hospitals and medical systems working with Apple to allow people to access their records.