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Helping Vets! You can do it!

There is a great program that provides nutritious meals to our Homeless and Hungry Vets, with YOUR help!

These generous sponsors provide these meals according to the number of clicks per day. The more clicks, the more meals provided. To date, more than 275,000 meals have been provided to our needy Vets.

It’s getting cool outside. This promises to be a long hard winter nationwide. Please help every day by clicking on this link.

http://theveteranssite.greatergood.com/clickToGive/vet/home

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Helping Homeless and Hungry Vets One Meal at a Time

Times are tough for everyone, but even moreso for our Homeless and Hungry Vets who are not getting the support they were promised from the VA.

We have literally tens of thousands of Vets living on the streets going hungry. That is a travesty.

You can help! Generous sponsors have teamed with the Veterans Site to help provide meals to these Vets based on the number of clicks per day. The more clicks, the more meals provided. Over 275,000 meals have been provided to these needy heroes.

Winter is coming. These Vets are going to need nutritious meals more.

Do your part. It’s free to you. It’s easy. Clicking takes all of about 3 seconds.

Click.Every.Day.

 

http://theveteranssite.greatergood.com/clickToGive/vet/home

The Special Men Who Guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

For over fifty years, an elite group of specially trained U.S. Army soldiers have meticulously guarded the Tomb of the Unknowns — an elaborate sarcophagus monument dedicated to four unidentifiable soldiers who died in World Wars I & II and the Vietnam War.

Read more at http://blog.theveteranssite.com/guarding-the-honored-unknowns/#yOgJRGmtj6BuXzUT.99

 

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.

WTVR.com

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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Breaking News 8/2/2014

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/man-afghan-uniform-shoots-foreign-troops-24843858

Veteran dies in VA hospital waiting for ambulance to take him 500 yards to ER

It is so sad that this happened.

Q13 FOX News

VA-hospital

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO — A veteran died at a Veterans Affairs Hospital after waiting 30 minutes at the facility for an ambulance to take him 500 yards to the emergency room. Now the hospital is reviewing its policy.

VA officials told KOAT the patient collapsed in the cafeteria on Monday and needed to be taken around the building to the ER.

Witnesses said he looked like he was having a heart attack, so cafeteria staff followed procedure and called 9-1-1. VA policy states that if any medical emergency happens outside the main hospital staff should call 9-1-1.

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The Alburquerque Fire Department told KOAT that an ambulance dispatched a crew to the hospital at 12:30 p.m. Paramedics loaded the veteran and drove him across the complex to another building.

By the time he got to the ER, he died.

KOAT asked VA officials why the man was not wheeled over…

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