Tagged: veterans

Take Some Time this Weekend to Remember the Fallen

On most American calendars Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer. Common celebrations include taking advantage of the long weekend to visit with friends/family and participating in barbeques (weather permitting). If not already on your agenda, the Center for Homeland Defense and Security would like to remind all Americans to...

Government Officials Find “Continued Deficiencies” in VA Healthcare &Facilities

U.S. government officials have been sounding off this week on the state of VA (Department of Veterans Affairs) health facilities and healthcare management in the United States. Yesterday, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) issued a letter to the president titled, “Continued Deficiencies at Department of Veterans Affairs’ Facilities,”...

VA Inspector General Finds 1,700 Veterans “Forgotten or Lost” Within Healthcare System

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released today an Interim report that investigates allegations of “gross mismanagement…and criminal misconduct” by VA officials at the Phoenix Health Care System (PHCS). Allegations reported to the OIG Hotline indicated that the mismanagement and misconduct...

Parity for Patriots

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) recently released a report titled ‘Parity for Patriots: The Mental Health Needs of Military Personnel, Veterans and their Families.’ This report examines the mental health issues that our country’s service members and their families face, and what can be done about it. “The...

Is Homegrown Terrorism a Threat to Military Communities?

The United State House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security released the Majority Investigative Report: Homegrown Terrorism: The Threat to Military Communities inside the United States. A joint hearing of the United State House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security and the United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and...