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Cross-country horseback rider finishing dad’s bucket list

KINGMAN – Cliff Romberger served in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971 and died in 2015 of a brain disease as a result of exposure to Agent Orange. He was a lifelong horseman and never fulfilled his last bucket list item: to ride coast to coast on horseback. His son is now fulfilling that wish.

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Chairman Roe: PTSD is a Treatable Condition


Chairman Roe: PTSD is a Treatable Condition

Washington, June 7, 2017 | For more information, contact: Tiffany Haverly, (202) 225-3527
Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), held a hearing to promote wellness and healing for veterans experiencing PTSD.
Opening Remarks As Prepared for Delivery

During the Civil War, it was called “soldier’s heart.”

During World War I, it was called “shell shock.”

During World War II, it was called, “battle fatigue.”

Today, we know it as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and last fiscal year alone almost six hundred thousand veterans sought care for it from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

During today’s hearing, we are going to discuss whether the current system of VA health care services and benefits effectively promotes wellness and supports veterans with PTSD in seeking treatment.

– See more at: https://veterans.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1783#sthash.sUNQipC4.dpuf

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Positive change is sweeping through Arizona under permanent VA leadership – VAntage Point

Positive change is sweeping through Arizona under permanent VA leadershipVA

Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2017 1:57 pm

Posted in Health, MyVA by Jessica Slider

Permanent leadership is now on board at Arizona’s three VA health care systems and positive change is sweeping throughout the state. With three VA hospital campuses, 25 clinics, nine Vet Centers, two cemeteries and one regional office, VA now has new leadership onboard that is dedicated to improve health care access to the more than 532,000 Veterans they serve. RimaAnn Nelson, director of the Phoenix VA Health Care System, meets with volunteers prior to the local point-in-time homeless count. “This is not the health care system it was in April 2014,” said RimaAnn Nelson, director of the Phoenix VA Health Care System.  “We still have areas to improve and we will not stop looking at ways to improve our health care delivery.  “But I am proud to say, Phoenix VA has truly become the location for innovation.”

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Website updates for Arizona Council of Vietnam Veterans of America

We have recently updated several pages of http://www.vvaarizona.org website.  These updates include:

For mobile devices (tablets and smart phones) visit our  updated mobile site:  AZ VVA Council – Mobile

 

VA’s rule establishes a presumption of service connection for diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune – VAntage Point

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VA’s rule establishes a presumption of service connection for diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune. VA to provide disability benefits for related diseases 27 Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 1:51 pm Posted in News Releases, Top Stories by OMR 27 comments 450 viewsVA regulations to establish presumptions for the service connection of eight diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune, N.C. are effective as of today.

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