Veterans Services

NY Times Editorial Board: Veterans make up 8.5 percent of America’s adult population but account for 18 percent of its suicides. In 2014, according to new data from the Veterans Affairs Department, 7,403 veterans killed themselves. That is about 20 deaths a day.  This is a national emergency, and attacking it is the primary mission of the V.A.’s Veterans Crisis Line, a call center based in Canandaigua, N.Y.

By Leo Shane, III: The Department of Veterans Affairs could turn its entire medical system into a nationwide center for excellence for cancer treatment in the next few months.  That’s the upshot of VA's role within the White House’s “moonshot” to eliminate cancer, a $1 billion attempt to bring about a decade’s worth of medical advances in half that time.

By Lolita C. Baldor:  Senior military leaders expressed concern this week that the launch of new Pentagon rules allowing transgender service members to serve openly in the U.S. military is moving too quickly, arguing that details must still be resolved, several senior U.S.

Today, all 50 states have taken action to support the military community by making it easier for military spouses to overcome barriers to employment.By streamlining licensing and credentialing, military spouses – many of whom require licenses – can continue working no matter their location.

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