Special Efforts Undertaken to Reduce Combat Veterans’ Motor Vehicle Crashes

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of deaths among combat veterans during the first years after their return home.  Several studies have reported an increase in post-deployment deaths among military personnel who served in a combat zone compared to their non-deployed counterparts, who are in the military but not deployed to a war, after both the Vietnam War and the 1991 Gulf War.  Preliminary evidence also indicates this is the case with veterans from the Global War on Terror.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Department of Defense (DOD) are working together … Read the rest

Walter Reed: After the Scandal, More Mistreatment of Veterans?

The recent scandal surrounding Walter Reed Army Medical Center–set off in February by a Washington Post investigative series documenting cases of alleged neglect–may not be the end of veterans’ grievances against the government. The Post’s disturbing account of building deterioration and patient neglect at the facility, which houses sick and wounded Iraq veterans, set off a political firestorm that resulted in the hospital’s highest official being relieved of command.

Now, Tresa Baldas at the National Law Journal reports that legal action may be close in tow, as Disabled American Veterans (DAV), a nonprofit group that assists veterans applying for disability

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