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TBI Facts - US Army Website

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a disruption of brain function resulting from a blow or jolt to the head or penetrating head injury.

TBI FACTS:

  • TBIs can occur on the battlefield, on the football field, on the playground, in a car accident, and even at home.

  • There are four categories of TBI including mild, moderate, severe and penetrating.

  • A mild TBI (mTBI), which is also known as a concussion, is the most common form of TBI.

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Realistic Hope A Traumatic Brain Injury Community

The undisputed "experts" at living a fulfilling life with a brain injury are those who "have been there done that."

The purpose of this site is to connect the survivors, their family, friends and caregivers who" have been there done that" to those looking for answers to accomplish the same.

Every brain injury is unique, however, everyone's roadmap has the same elements

Learn how others have traveled their journey and build your unique roadmap.

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Veterans Network Internet TV

Check out Veterans Network, the first inter-television Network dedicated to the men and women who have served and sacrificed for our nation's Freedom.

The Veterans Network has 22 Channels, including: Veterans News, Veterans Legislation Ledger, Veterans Nation Archives, Eleven Bravo, Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans Channel, Homeward Bound, C-4, Veterans Helping Veterans, Beneath The Uniform, TV Hour, National Veterans Foundation, The Wounded Warrior Project, The Fisher House, Step to the Plate, World War II, and U.S. Vets.

The Veterans Nation video above is from the Veterans Network website. Great videos filled with valuable information for Veterans by Veterans.




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Title 38 of the United States Code Veterans Benefits

As a Veteran, become familiar with Title 38 of the United States Code.

Title 38 of the United States Code outlines the role of Veterans' Benefits in the United States Code.

  • Part I—General Provisions
  • Part II—General Benefits
  • Part III—Readjustment and Related Benefits
  • Part IV—General Administrative Provisions
  • Part V—Boards, Administrations, and Services
  • Part VI—Acquisition And Disposition of Property

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Veterans Law Center for Legal Assistance

The Veterans Law Center provides support and counsel to America's Honorably Discharged Military Veterans, wherever they may be, and we do this free of charge to them.




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Veterans Agency Seeks to Scrap Ethics Law on For-Profit Colleges

The department says the conflict-of-interest statute, passed after scandals in for-profit education, is outdated, but others call it a safeguard.

Heres How Much of Your Taxes Have Gone To Wars

Previously unreported Pentagon data shows how much the average U.S. taxpayer has paid for combat operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and now Syria.

Once Trapped in Korea, Puerto Rican Vets Now Face Battle at Home

Puerto Rican veterans who survived the horrors of Korea wonder when their commander-in-chief will address their islands humanitarian crisis.

Could North Korea Shoot Down U.S. Warplanes?

Some of Pyongyang's surface-to-air missiles are old, but its newer ones could threaten American aircraft.

The Marines Finally Have Their First Female Infantry Officer

The lieutenant, who wants to keep her identity private, will lead a 40-person platoon.

Here Are the Options for Dealing With North Korea

As tensions between North Korea and the United States continue to intensify, two experts discuss the remaining options.

U.S. Was Ill-Prepared to Help Train Afghan Security Forces, IG Finds

One U.S. officer watched TV shows like Cops and NCIS for lesson plans, watchdog says.

Cyber Defense Is Very Much About Political Decisions

When European defense ministers played a tabletop cyber defense exercise, things got hard very quickly.

Analysis: Giving the Deep State More Leeway to Kill With Drones

President Trump is poised to compound the most grave moral failing of his predecessor by making targeted killings less safe, less legal, and less rare.

Gen. Odierno Discusses Army Efforts To Limit Traumatic Brain Injuries

MATT LAUER: It is a startling number. More than 244,000 U.S. troops have returned from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with traumatic brain injuries, an issue that is front and center for the NFL, a league dealing with the problem of concussions among many of its current and former players. The league is now teaming up with the U.S. Army and National Institutes of Health to research ways to limit these types of injuries. Roger Goodell is commissioner of the NFL. Dr. Story Landis is the director of the NIH's Neurology Institute, and General Odierno is the chief of staff of the Army. Good morning to all of you. It's nice to see you.

General, that's a huge number, 244,000 returning military personnel with these brain injuries. I know the seriousness of those injuries varies from person to person, but it's a problem that has to be addressed.

GEN. ODIERNO: Absolutely, and one of the problems we have are soldiers coming forward first to say I have a problem. And so one of the things we're really focusing on is making sure that the same qualities -- mental toughness,physical toughness,dedication to mission accomplishment -- does not impede people from saying "I have a problem and I need to get help." That's why this initiative is important to us. We're now putting sensors in helmets, our kevlar helmets for the first time. About 7,000 soldiers have those in their helmets. As we're collecting more and more data, we're learning more and more information, but we have a lot of work to do yet.

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Pro bono Resources for Veterans

The ABA Commission on Homelessness & Poverty provides help for veterans and families of veterans by providing this document containing Pro bono Legal Resources for Veterans and Military Families.




Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair in Utica, NY for military veterans, spouses

Utica, NY - The "Hiring Our Heroes" job fair will go from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Utica National Guard Armory, 1700 Parkway East, Utica, NY  13501. This job fair is open to veterans, active-duty military personnel, members of the National Guard and Reserves, and military spouses.

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VA reaching out to help Kansas veterans finalize claims, hear feedback at town

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WICHITA, Kansas — The Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center wants to hear directly from veterans and their families about their experiences with their services.

The facility has scheduled a town hall from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday in the facility's auditorium. The agency VA's regional office in Wichita also will be holding a benefits claim clinic from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Representatives from the Dole VA Medical Center will be available to provide one-on-one assistance to veterans during the town hall. Senior staff and medical experts will be in a move to improve communications with veterans, their families, and other beneficiaries.

Veterans can get help for their benefits claims at the clinic, and the VA says staff will be on hand to finalize their claims as appropriate.

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California: Call For Veterans Agency Fixes Is Reversed

By Associated Press

A federal court on Monday reversed its demand that the Veterans Affairs Department overhaul its mental health care system. A special 11-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said that any such changes need to be ordered by Congress or the president.

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Defense Department proposes Military Health Agency

The Department of Defense is looking for ways to cut costs in the Military Health Care System. One plan calls for Congress to create a New Military Health Agency.

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Military Retirement System Overhaul Proposals

Federal officials testified on proposals to overhaul the military retirement system. They urged caution in moving forward with overhauling the military retirement system and said options were being reviewed carefully by the Defense Department.

 

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VA News Week of August 6

VA News 509 airing the Week of July 30th.

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VA News this week - October 1 2012

VA News 515

October 1, 2012

Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs

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Effects of Deployment on Military Children

Behavioral experts Anita Chandra, behavioral scientist, RAND Corp. and Leonard Wong, research professor, Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College, testified about the effects of deployment on children from military families.

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