Monthly Archives: August, 2014

LIVE UPDATES: Fort Lee issues ‘all clear’ after soldier shoots herself

It’s a shame that the mental help that is available to our Soldiers is less than adequate. They should be receiving top-notch medical help in all areas.

Fort Lee Gate

FORT LEE, Va. — Fort Lee, an Army post in Central Virginia, was on lockdown Monday morning after officials say a female solider shot herself.

Officials said that first responders were dispatched to a report of a female soldier with a gun inside the Combined Arms Support Command Headquarters (Bldg. 5020) at 9 a.m.

That’s where the soldier reportedly turned the weapon on herself and fired one shot.

VCU Medical Center staffers confirmed that one patient from the Army post had arrived at the Richmond hospital. There has been no word on the soldier’s condition.

“Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are on scene and investigating the incident,” read a post on Fort Lee’s Facebook page.

News of the incident was first posted on social media.

“Active shooter incident reported at CASCOM HQ, Bldg. 5020,” stated a tweet sent out from the post around 9:30 a.m. “All personnel…

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Illinois creates foundation to help veterans | St. Louis

Supporters say having a non-profit foundation –rather than the state — oversee the network will provide more flexibility in raising and distributing funds. It also will allow the group to hire an executive director who’s not a political appointee.

via Illinois creates foundation to help veterans | St. Louis.

Breaking News 8/2/2014