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Ohio Veterans News
 

The following links are provided courtesy of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services (ODVS) and provide information from national sources.

National Policy and Government News

 

Aug 18, Military Times, VA amends access rules for service dogs at facilities:

http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/benefits/veterans/2015/08/18/va-amends-access-rules-service-dogs-facilities/31905433/

 

Aug 17, Stars and Stripes, VA weighs PTSD care that avoids traumatic memories:

http://www.stripes.com/news/va-weighs-ptsd-care-that-avoids-traumatic-memories-1.363275

 

National Military and Veteran News

 

Aug 18, The Hill, US military joining firefighting effort:

http://thehill.com/policy/defense/251336-us-military-joining-firefighting-effort

 

Aug 18, Daily Press, Floundering for-profit colleges are using the GI Bill to make money off veterans:

http://www.dailypress.com/news/nationworld/la-fi-for-profit-colleges-gi-bill-20150809-story.html

 

Aug 17, Washington Post, History made: Army Ranger School to graduate its first female students:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2015/08/17/history-made-first-female-soldiers-to-graduate-army-ranger-school/?hpid=z4

 

Aug 17, Stars and Stripes, Emma Didlake, believed to be the nation's oldest veteran, dies at age 110:

http://www.stripes.com/news/emma-didlake-believed-to-be-the-nation-s-oldest-veteran-dies-at-age-110-1.363273

 

Aug 07, Plain Dealer, New veterans claims handled quickly in Cleveland, but appeals piling up at the VA:

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/08/ohio_va_office_tallies_its_sco.html

 

Jun 26, Plain Dealer, What to do when the VA rejects your disability claim:

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/06/what_to_do_when_the_va_says_no_1.html

 

State Military and Veteran News

 

Aug 17, Sandusky Register, Civil War encampment:

http://www.sanduskyregister.com/news/history/9346676

 

Aug 17, Dvids.net, New York Soldiers supports Ohio Guard and shooting's 'National Matches':

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/173424/new-york-soldiers-supports-ohio-guard-and-shootings-national-matches#.VdOEj02h19M

 

Aug 16, Norwalk Reflector, 162 WWII veterans living in Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky honored:

http://www.norwalkreflector.com/article/news/8067036

 

Aug 14, Dvids.net, Ohio National Guard provides free medical care for citizens during GuardCare:

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/173274/ohio-national-guard-provides-free-medical-care-citizens-during-guardcare#.VdOEk02h19M

 

Aug 11, Plain Dealer, USS Cod holds Veterans Fair Aug. 22:

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/08/uss_cod_holds_veterans_fair_au.html

 

Aug 05, Plain Dealer, Pennies serve as a salute to vets at national cemetery (photos):

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/08/pennies_salute_vets_at_nationa.html

 

People Stories

 

Aug 17, Washington Post, Soldier’s journey to heal spotlights ‘soul wounds’ of war:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/soldiers-journey-to-heal-spotlights-soul-wounds-of-war/2015/08/17/a74c4356-44a1-11e5-9f53-d1e3ddfd0cda_story.html

 

Aug 15, Springfield News-Sun, For those who fought in Pacific, memories never fade:

http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/news/local-military/for-those-who-fought-in-pacific-memories-never-fad/nnJ7b/

 

Aug 14, Plain Dealer, An eyewitness to Japan's surrender 70 years ago:

http://www.cleveland.com/profiles-of-service/index.ssf/2015/08/an_eyewitness_to_japans_surren.html

 

Aug 12, ABCnews.com, Ohio Veteran Gets French Honor for Military Service in WWII:

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/ohio-veteran-french-honor-military-service-wwii-33034269

 

Jul 07, Plain Dealer, Saluting the legacy of Sharon Lane, a nurse killed in Vietnam:

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/07/saluting_the_legacy_of_sharon.html

Aug 11 Will the Army open its elite Ranger Regiment to women? A controversial decision awaits:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2015/08/11/will-the-army-open-its-elite-ranger-regiment-to-women-a-controversial-decision-awaits/

 

Aug. 10 New York Times: Housing for Homeless Veterans Is Planned for Ex-Walter Reed Site

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/11/us/housing-for-homeless-veterans-is-planned-for-ex-walter-reed-site.html?_r=0

 

Aug 10 These 4 books show the inner workings of Delta Force
http://www.wearethemighty.com/5-books-show-inner-workings-delta-force-2015-08#ixzz3idAcL85E

 

Aug 03, Cincinnati.com, New VA head focuses on vets, employees:

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2015/08/03/new-va-head-focuses-vets-employees/31077877/

 

July 06, Dayton Daily News, Centerville grad named undersecretary of U.S. Army:

http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/local/centerville-grad-named-undersecretary-of-us-army/nmsSN/

 

National Military and Veteran News

 

Aug. 6 CBS News: Veterans returned home with higher skin cancer risk, study finds

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/veterans-iraq-afghanistan-skin-cancer-risk

 

Aug 03 SCVNews, VA Begins Compensating C-123 Agent Orange Claimants

http://scvnews.com/2015/08/03/va-begins-compensating-c-123-agent-orange-claimants/

 

Jun 08, Dayton Daily News, History made as new general takes command at Wright-Patterson:

http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/local/history-made-as-new-general-takes-command-at-wrigh/nmYKb/

 

State Military and Veteran News

 

Aug 03, Dayton Daily News, Dayton National Cemetery offering full military funerals:

http://www.mydaytondailynews.com/news/news/local-military/dayton-national-cemetery-offering-full-military-fu/nnCKX/

 

July 01, Columbus CEO Magazine, Ohio Veterans find help turning skills into jobs:

http://www.columbusceo.com/content/stories/2015/07/ohio-veterans-find-help-turning-skills-into-jobs.html

 

May 06, Columbus Dispatch, Agreement to expand medical options for VA patients in Ohio:

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/05/06/agreement-to-expand-medical-options-for-va-patients.html

 

People Stories

 

Aug 03, Mansfield News Journal, Bellville veteran left electronics behind after war:

http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/history/2015/08/02/bellville-veteran-left-electronics-behind-war/31031127/

 

Aug 01, wfmj.com, Paw Platoon: Valley officer and veteran saves canine lives:

http://www.wfmj.com/story/29685976/paw-platoon-valley-officer-and-veteran-saves-canine-lives

 

Jul 29, Stars and Stripes, Flag kept as souvenir by World War II veteran returns to Japan:

http://www.stripes.com/flag-kept-as-souvenir-by-world-war-ii-veteran-returns-to-japan-1.360215