“We are dealing with veterans, not procedures—with their problems, not ours.” —General Omar Bradley, First Administrator of the Veterans Administration


"If military action is worth our troops’ blood, it should be worth our treasure, too — not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013


"12 years also is a long time. We now have a lifetime responsibility to a generation of service members, veterans and their families." Dr. Jonathan Woodson 11 Sep. 2013: With 9/11 Came Lifetime Responsibility {two tax cuts, especially for the wealthy, came with these two recent unpaid for wars, nor the results of, DeJa-Vu all over again from the previous decades and wars from! Ignore the many issues, by those served, no need to fund!}

Rachel Maddow: Obama indicates beginning of end of war on terror "We got a huge round of tax cuts in this country a few weeks before9/11. Once 9/11 happened and we invaded Afghanistan, we kept the tax cuts anyway.
How did we think we were going to pay for that war? Did we think it was free?
Then, when we started a second simultaneous war in another country, we gave ourselves a second huge round of tax cuts. After that second war started. The wars, I guess, we thought would be free, don`t worry about it, civilians. Go about your business."
23 May 2013

Sen. Bernie Sanders told Republicans: “If you can’t afford to take care of your veterans, than don’t go war. These people are bearing the brunt of what war is about, We have a moral obligation to support them.” February, 26th, 2014

How We Could Do More For Our Vets: "We need to go into debt to pay our debt to U.S. veterans to make sure they get the care and services we owe them."


“Why in 2009 were we still using paper?” VA Assistant Secretary Tommy Sowers “When we came in, there was no plan to change that; we’ve been operating on a six month wait for over a decade.” 27 March 2013


WHY? GOOD QUESTION THOSE SERVED SHOULD ANSWER!


Prior too this present Executive and Veterans Administrations and just touching on the problems:


And more disturbing in relation to even before and through the early years of the Afghanistan, quickly abandoned missions of, and Iraq occupations, this:


ProPublica and The Seattle Times Nov. 9, 2012 - Lost to History: Missing War Records Complicate Benefit Claims by Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans

"DeLara's case is part of a much larger problem that has plagued the U.S. military since the 1990 Gulf War: a failure to create and maintain the types of field records that have documented American conflicts since the Revolutionary War."


Army Says War Records Gap Is Real, Launches Recovery Effort


Add in the issues of finally recognizing in War Theater and more Veterans, by this Veterans Administration and the Executive Administrations Cabinet, what the Country choose to ignore from our previous decades and wars of: The devastating effects on Test Vets and from PTS, Agent Orange, Homelessness, more recent the Desert Storm troops Gulf War Illnesses, Gulf War Exposures with the very recent affects from In-Theater Burn Pits and oh so so much more! Tens of Thousands of Veterans' that have been long ignored and maligned by previous VA's and the whole Country and through their representatives!


How does a Country HONOR It's Fallen, by Their Own 'Sacrifice' in Taking Care of the Brothers and Sisters They Served With!!


These present wars have yet to be paid for, rubber stamping and rapid deficits rising started before 9/11 and continued with same for the wars. But especially in the early some six years of extremely little was added to the Veterans Administration budgets by those Congresses, and since obstructed by same war rubber stampers, as to the long term results of War, DeJa-Vu all over again. Keeping the VA under budgeted causes problems and of many grow worse, which costs more to correct much more, which is the goal of those seeking to privatize Government Agencies as they attack the people of and which was created by their own incompetence and ideologies, but doing those served will!


"You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today." - Abraham Lincoln


"To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan" - President Lincoln








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Veterans and Military: Reports, In-depth Studies and Site Pages

Many of these links are Government and Other Organizations In-depth studies that are in PDF form, those I've uploaded to a document site where you can view without downloading the PDF. Other links are to the sites to find much more information.

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Special Report: The Aftermath of War

The lead in site page to all the reports with FEATURED CONTENT below report scroll

Introduction: Serving Those Who Serve

July 13, 2011 - This Special Report aims to address those symptoms and syndromes most commonly seen by clinicians who treat service members.

The Long War Comes Home

July 13, 2011 - Mitigating Risk and Promoting Resilience in Military Children and Families

Traumatic Brain Injury Among Veterans Returning From Afghanistan and Iraq

July 13, 2011 - Strategies for Diagnosis and Treatment

Suicide Among Service Members

July 14, 2011 - Understanding the Reasons for Suicide Ideation and Treatment Strategies

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New Guide Helps Communities Aid Homeless Women Vets

July 20, 2011 – The Women’s Bureau of the Department of Labor has released an online publication that will help community service providers aid homeless women veterans, Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis said today.

Solis addressed an audience of several hundred at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Theater on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery. read more>>>
Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness: A Guide for Service Providers

Online Document Reader

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The Brain at War Resource Guide 2011


Click on pic to visit site with information, related report links and the pdf of the report. To view the report in an online document reader click here, no need to download.

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Guide on Gulf War I Veterans for Clinicians

Revised and Released July 2011

Visit the Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses homepage to learn about Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses and VA benefits and find link to download the released guide.

To study without download you can find the guide here in an online document reader

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2011 Edition: Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors


In Online Document Reader if on slow connect so no need to download the PDF.

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Million Veteran Program (MVP)


The Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Research and Development is launching the Million Veteran Program (MVP), an important partnership between VA and Veterans. The goal of MVP is to better understand how genes affect health and illness in order to improve health care for Veterans.

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Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans and Agent Orange Exposure


Released:
May 20, 2011
Type:
Consensus Report
Topics:
Veterans Health, Environmental Health, Select Populations and Health Disparities
Activity:
Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans and Agent Orange Exposure
Board:
Board on the Health of Select Populations

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DCoE’s 2010 Annual Report

DCoE’s 2010 Annual Report is now available online as a downloadable PDF file {can be viewed here as a no need to download in document viewer}. Read about DCoE’s progress and accomplishments of 2010 in advancing the quality of care for psychological health and traumatic brain injury for our nation’s warriors. The annual report also details the achievements of each DCoE component center.

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VA/DoD Collaboration Guidebook for Healthcare Research

May 2011 - Over the past 20 years, there have been numerous legislative efforts to encourage and increase collaboration between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD), covering issues from the construction of military and VA healthcare facilities to the sharing of electronic medical records. Collaboration is one of three guiding principles of the VA/DoD Joint Strategic Plan for 2009-2011.

Working together, VA's Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) and the DoD have produced the VA/DoD Collaboration Guidebook for Healthcare Research to facilitate collaborative human subject healthcare research between VA and the DoD. The Guidebook provides suggestions and guidance for: {continued}

Link to view Guidebook without downloading

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Disaster Resources for Survivors and the Public


To Read Booklet Without Download, VA site in graphic link has much more including a Japanese Translation.

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Fiscal 2010 Sexual Assault in the Military Report Released

SAPRO Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) is responsible for oversight of the Department's sexual assault policy. SAPRO works hand-in-hand with the Services and the civilian community to develop and implement innovative prevention and response programs. {For the Reports and More}


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NEW: Understanding PTSD Treatment will help you learn about the most effective treatments for PTSD. These include trauma-focused therapies and medications. Hear from the therapists that are providing these treatments. Replace common myths with beliefs based on fact. Visit the National Center for PTSD site for much more information.

To read the booklet without download, pdf and much more can be found at above link.

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Recovering Warrior Task Force
Mission Statement


The Recovering Warrior Task Force (RWTF) will provide the Department of Defense (DoD) with advice and recommendations on matters and policies relating to case management, staffing of wounded warrior organizations, establishment and effectiveness of performance and accountability standards, availability of services for traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), establishment and effectiveness of the Defense Centers of Excellence, effectiveness of the Interagency Program Office, effectiveness of wounded warrior information resources, support available to family caregivers, legal support available, availability of vocational training, effectiveness of programs to improve or enhance the Disability Evaluation System (DES), support and assistance provided to members as they progress through DES, support systems in place to ease the transition from DoD to Veterans Affairs (VA), interagency matters affecting members in their transition to civilian life, effectiveness of the Senior Oversight Committee, overall coordination between the Departments, and such other matters as the RWTF considers appropriate.

To read the Charter of the Task Force, without downloading click here.

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Urged $65.3 Billion for Veterans Health Care and Benefits
Independent Budget Urges $65.3 Billion Investment in Veterans Health Care and Benefits
The Independent Budget (IB) To view without downloading

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RANDs "Invisible Wounds of War" and Terri Tanielian Win 2011 HSR Impact Awards from Academy Health

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Press Release: VA & HUD Issue First-Ever Report on Homeless Veterans 10 February 2011
To read PDF report without download
Assessment Key to Preventing and Ending Homelessness

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Special Environmental Health Registry Evaluation Programs for Veterans

VA maintains several health registry evaluation programs to track the health of Veterans exposed to environmental hazards during military service.

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December 2010: Management of Traumatic Stress, Veterans Administration site page of report, VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines. To view report without downloading click here.

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VA Press Release January 25, 2011: VA Publishes Final Regulation to Aid Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange in Korea. View those pages of the report without downloading here.

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New Report Press Release on Military Families: Military Families’ Emotional State Showing Signs of Strain. The Rand Study Report: Views from the Homefront: The Experiences of Youth and Spouses from Military Families

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National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC): Veteran care, a difficult task {Please visit their site for more, but to view report without downloading click here}

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VA: Fiscal Year 2010 Performance and Accountability Report Published November 15, 2010

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Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Information about health problems associated with military service during Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom and related VA benefits. The 2010 Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Task Force Report {no download needed} Gulf War and Health: Volume 8. Health Effects of Serving in the Gulf War Published April 9, 2010

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Army Health Promotion, Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention Report Released on 29 July 2010 {Please visit site but to view report without download click here}

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DCoE: New Suicide Prevention Publication, link is a 16page pdf download. {or view doc here with no download.}

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Department of Veterans Affairs: Children and Trauma Produced in 1991 {Keep in mind the children of the conflict theaters}

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Traumatic Brain Injury: A Guide for Caregivers of Service Members and Veterans, Approved by the Defense Health Board on November 12, 2009, Approved for distribution within the DoD on April 14, 2010.

For individual download of Each Section of the Caregiver Guides at the Defense Health Board.

Or you can read each without download on following links: TBI Family Caregiver Curriculum (FCC) Welcome Pages

TBI Family Caregiver Curriculum (FCC) Companion Pages

TBI Family Caregiver Curriculum (FCC) Module #1

TBI Family Caregiver Curriculum (FCC) Module #2

TBI Family Caregiver Curriculum (FCC) Module #3

TBI Family Caregiver Curriculum (FCC) Module #4

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DoD Evaluates Sexual Harassment and Prevention Response Efforts at the Military Service Academies {visit site for more but to read report with no download click here}

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Trauma and PTSD among Civilians in the Middle East

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The Impact of Trauma and War on Work

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PROMISE project: Improving End-of-Life Care for Veterans

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Combat Stress Care of Women Vets

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I will be adding more to this page either as I find them or new studies etc. are done by professionals in or out of the military ranks but related to, which by extension are and should be used within the society at large.