Intel Report, April 13



Your roundup of Veteran news and resources this week:

  • Get out your cell phone and take down the number to the Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255. The line is there 24/7/365 for Veterans and family members who may be facing a crisis. You can also chat online with a counselor or text 838255.
  • 70 years ago next week, nearly 80 men undertook one of the most daring missions in American military history: The Doolittle Raid. Now, only five are left to tell the story about the first strike against Japan in World War II. Check out interviews from the survivors and the unbelievable story of their mission.
  • Last week, we covered a few controversies surrounding for-profit schools and Veterans education benefits. Well, the news stories continue to mount. NPR covered lead generators that we have previously warned Vets about, and student Vets in western Michigan have voiced concern over schools that mislead students in order to receive GI Bill tuition.
  • The Colorado State Veterans Home at Rifle will be getting a facelift. Over $2.4 million in federal grants will be spent to make improvements and implement energy conservation measures.
  • Did you know that VA developed the nicotine patch, created the technology that led to CAT scanners, and conducted research that lead to a Nobel Prize? VA Research Week is coming on April 23, and it’s a time that Veterans, employees, and the public can learn more about the ways we’re working to improve the health and lives of Veterans.

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Alex Horton

Comments

  1. mary ellen owen    

    Why is it that I call all the links re: phone calls for Vets who are facing homeless ness?? and all the articles re: the numbers going up and up, esp for female vets?

    but where I live there is only one for females, 3 hours from the VA??
    since I have PTSD and receive a total of les than $400.00 a month, who is unable to get and keep a job due to my disability.

    where am I to go? hey, all the service’s etc and info given on your websites and through the crisis lines, are for county resources??
    I may as well develop a sure way to commit sucide than to ever live in a shelter , ever!!
    I have had 4 sucide attempts in the past, and looking back, never a better reason as now, No friends due to PTSD, no family in the state or offers of help, either financially or support from them. I am not a bad person, my family is just selfish and has always been so.

    they used to call, when everything is going great or wanted to visit san diego , while i lived there. Now I finally own my own condo, not one in since I bought it and lived here have anyone of them visited me, and now they know I have problems they don’t call or care just like I feel like from the VA

    You all are full of hot air, you talk and talk, but what are you doing to fix it??
    I was a happy go lucky girl going into the navy, and came out with Military Sexual trauma, you were suppose to keep me safe, I even reported it, back in 1980, to a Doctor to less after my first sucide attempt.
    the Military talks about caring etc. but you don’t you al have nice , jobs and am protected from lay offs being fired etc.

    Just do me a favor , stop pulishlishing the stories how many female Vets there are and the % of which are homeless. and all your friggen phone numbers to help, if i want to talk about it. I will talk to my cat, the results are the same.

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