KTNV ABC-13 (Las Vegas, Nevada), Sept. 23: Las Vegas Vet Center offering several same-day services to local veterans
Joseph Lasky served in the Army and is now the director of the Las Vegas Vet Center which is an extension of the Department of Veteran Affairs. Lasky says we all deal with stress and anxiety but having a place to turn to is key. His center offers same-say services to local Veterans.
Thousands of LGBTQ veterans who were discharged from the military under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy have gained new access to benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The guidance was detailed in a blog post on the VA's website by Kayla Williams, assistant secretary for public affairs in the department's Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs.
Coeur d’Alene Press, (Tacoma, Washington), Sept. 22: The Veterans' Press: Idaho veteran with PTSD finds a path to 'hope and help'
A Veteran with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder found help with a writing group at the American Lake VA Medical Center, which led to a book of poems. He said VA saved his life.
Houston Chronicle (Houston, Texas), Sept. 21: Houston's Dr. SreyRam Kuy will be spotlighted as a national inspiration
Houstonian Dr. SreyRam Kuy will have a chance to share her light for the world to see. Kuy, the deputy chief medical officer for the South-Central VA health care network, will be one of 10 individuals featured as “Inspiration Spotlights” during the George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards held in New York City.
Muskogee Phoenix, (Muskogee, Oklahoma), Sept. 21: Former Muskogee VA volunteer, Korean veteran soaring high
In 1958, 17-year-old Tom Cotton deployed to Korea with the U.S. Army's 13th Engineering Combat Battalion. The battalion's primary mission was finding mines left over from the Korean War and destroying them. Cotton who volunteered at the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center from 2007 to 2020, recently crossed off a bucket list item by skydiving.
KNWA FOX-24, (Fayetteville, Arkansas), Sept. 20: Bo’s Blessings cleans every headstone at Fayetteville National Cemetery
Volunteers gathered at Fayetteville National Cemetery Saturday morning to clean every headstone on the property. The headstone cleaning It was an event put together by Bo’s Blessings, a local Veterans organization. Founder of Bo’s Blessings, Jannie Layne, says this is an event they will run several times a year in conjuncture with the Fayetteville National Cemetery.
The Journal, (Martinsburg, West Virginia), Sept. 20: Martinsburg VAMC supports Veteran moms with drive-thru baby shower
From handmade quilts and blankets to cases of diapers and wipes, Veteran mothers at the Martinsburg VAMC were safely equipped with necessities and other gifts by way of a drive-thru baby shower. The baby shower gifts were a result of months of planning on behalf of the Women’s Clinic staff at the Martinsburg VAMC and donations given to Voluntary Service.
WLUC NBC-6, (Marquette, Michigan), Sept. 19: Marquette County VA brings Gulf War Veterans together 30 years later
“For all of us to get back together, we can reminisce about what happened. And really during the Gulf War, I think it was a very high watermark of how our leaders got together and accomplished the mission in a short period of time,” said Marquette County VA committee chairman, George LaBlonde, a Gulf War Veteran serving as a U.S. Army pilot for the 101st Airborne Division.