Intel Report, January 20

Your intel report this week:

  • A couple of weeks ago, we responded to the media’s stampede to connect post-traumatic stress to a murder, and the dangers that come with a rush to conclusions. Flash forward to this week, when both Stars & Stripes and Time Magazine followed suit, urge similar caution in the wake of sensational news stories.
  • VA has not historically been a place where women felt comfortable. But many more women now serve in the military than in the past, and services for female Vets are now expanding. Because of that, a female Vet was the first to receive all her prenatal care at the George E. Wahlen VA Medical Center in Salt Lake City.
  • The National Center for PTSD  is a one-stop shop for information for mental helth resources, treatment options, and more.
  • A licensed psychologist new to VA wants to hear from Veterans: What makes a health provider stand out? How can she connect with you to provide the best care possible? Leave a comment on her blog post.
  • Volunteers are a vital part of VA’s mission. Read about one Veteran committed to serve others, and check out our volunteers page to find out how to get involved.


Alex Horton


  1. Martin E LaFleur    

    I had an appointment at VA Houston, I drove 90+ miles from Port Arthur, I also had to have lab work, I arrived at 6:30 AM because in Houston if you are not there early you will be waiting all day, My appointment with Dr. Lidsky was at 3:00 PM, I did not get to see the doctor until 4:30 PM, the cashier’s office closes at 4:30, so I was not able to get my travel pay, I called to get a travel pay voucher, so I could get my travel pay in Beaumont, I drove 40+ miles to Beaumont, I was told that they did not have any money,so I still have not recieved my travel pay, something has to be changed, please pass this on to the appropriate authority.

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