Categories
VFW Magazine

Finding missing military records at state archives: if you can’t locate your records in St. Louis, look no further than your state capital. Valuable documents are often housed close to home

Finding missing military records at state archives: if you can’t locate your records in St. Louis, look no further than your state capital. Valuable documents are often housed close to home Margaret Moen Old soldiers might never die, but their records can be destroyed. The 1973 fire at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in […]

Categories
VFW Magazine

a daring combat jump under the cover of darkness deposited the 173rd Airborne Brigade into northern Iraq in March. Its presence virtually sealed off the oil-rich region

Jumping into the Iraq War: a daring combat jump under the cover of darkness deposited the 173rd Airborne Brigade into northern Iraq in March. Its presence virtually sealed off the oil-rich region Tim Dyhouse They couldn’t drive to the battlefield, so they did what they do best: jump feet first into the fray. Two battalions […]

Categories
VFW Magazine

‘Honoring’ draft dodgers

‘Honoring’ draft dodgers A town in western Canada planned a monument to American draft dodgers from the Vietnam War. Now it will be located on private land near Nelson, British Columbia. The bronze statue of “a Canadian helping two scared American men” was to be dedicated at the Our Way Home Festival, July 8-9, 2006. […]

Categories
VFW Magazine

Do you suffer high anxiety? research reveals more about how stress affects body and mind. Here is the rundown on causes and therapies

Do you suffer high anxiety? research reveals more about how stress affects body and mind. Here is the rundown on causes and therapies Norman Brown Physicians are seeing an unprecedented number of patients with anxiety disorders. So many, in fact, that tranquilizers have become the fifth most commonly prescribed drug, far ahead of any antibiotic […]

Categories
VFW Magazine

Restructuring facilities will enhance veterans health care: in a shift from inpatient to outpatient care, VA proposes closing seven hospitals and smaller facilities at estimated savings of $400 million a year

Restructuring facilities will enhance veterans health care: in a shift from inpatient to outpatient care, VA proposes closing seven hospitals and smaller facilities at estimated savings of $400 million a year Janie Blankenship IN the changing face of VA health care, seven VA hospitals from Canandaigua, N.Y., to Livermore, Calif., will most likely close their […]

Categories
VFW Magazine

Studying the health consequences of war: in what is being hailed as “a new era of caring for combat veterans,” often persists long after the shooting stops

Studying the health consequences of war: in what is being hailed as “a new era of caring for combat veterans,” often persists long after the shooting stops Susan Katz Keating What are the health consequences of combat? Two new VA medical facilities aim to find out. These facilities–each known as the War-Related Illness and Injury […]

Categories
VFW Magazine

Black listed cancer treatment could save your life

Black listed cancer treatment could save your life Baltimore, MD — As unbelievable as it seems the key to stopping many cancers has been around for over 30 years. Yet it has been banned. Blocked. And kept out of your medicine cabinet by the very agency designed to protect your health–the FDA. In 1966, the […]

Categories
VFW Magazine

Congress supports concurrent receipt – Legislation – military retirees; Bush does not

Congress supports concurrent receipt – Legislation – military retirees; Bush does not – Brief Article Tim Dyhouse The House and Senate versions of the 2003 Defense Authorization Act contain options restoring full military retiree pay to veterans receiving VA disability compensation, also known as concurrent receipt. The House version (H.R. 4546) would give military retirees […]

Categories
VFW Magazine

National D-day Foundation

National D-day Foundation – Things to Know and Remember It is seeking personal mementos related to the Normandy invasion. If you would like to contribute historical items, contact: National D-Day Foundation, 202 E. Main Street, P.O. Box 77, Bedford, VA 24523. 1-800-351-3329. Web site: www.dday.org. COPYRIGHT 2002 Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States […]

Categories
VFW Magazine

Grenada remembered with pride: some 20,000 Americans served on or around Grenada between Oct. 23 and Nov. 21, 1983—19 were killed and 116 wounded. The experience was positive for most who view the mission as a success

Grenada remembered with pride: some 20,000 Americans served on or around Grenada between Oct. 23 and Nov. 21, 1983—19 were killed and 116 wounded. The experience was positive for most who view the mission as a success – Operation Urgent Fury Al Hemingway Oct. 13, 1983, a Marxist coup overthrew the government of the small […]