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AOS announces the arrival of the Virtual Resiliency Campus
The AOS Virtual World is the next generation of innovation for virtual world services and resources designed to serve Soldiers and Families worldwide.
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Army OneSource introduces Money Matters Mobile!
Money Matters Mobile is available now! Access the new financial readiness application through your SmartPhone browser today and begin taking steps to ...
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Bureau Gets Service Members Debt Relief From Predatory Lender
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and 13 state attorneys general obtained about $92 million in debt relief from Colfax Capital Corp. and Culver...
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Behavioral Health
Virginia Wounded Warrior Program

VWWPEnhancing the Quality of Life for Virginia’s Veterans, Service Members and their Families.

The Virginia Wounded Warrior Program (VWWP) in cooperation with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, monitors and coordinates behavioral health and rehabilitative services and support services through an integrated, comprehensive and responsive system of public and private partnerships. VWWP facilitates these services for Virginia veterans, members of the Virginia National Guard and Armed Forces Reserves (not in federal service), and their families with a special emphasis on those affected by stress related conditions or traumatic brain injuries resulting from military service.

Visit Virginia Wounded Warrior Program Online at www.wearevirginiaveterans.org Or Call us Toll Free at 1‐(877‐285-1299



The AACC and Army OneSource partner to provide Faith-Based Treatment Services

AACC LogoThe American Association of Christian Counselors is committed to the needs of the military and has been working diligently to increase our presence and resources under the strong leadership of Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Bob Dees who is our Military Director. As such, the AACC is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with Army OneSource and the groundbreaking opportunity to provide faith-based treatment services to those men and women who serve so sacrificially in our nation’s armed forces.



Shinseki: VA seeks to fix mental health gaps

By Rick Maze - Staff writer
Tuesday May 8, 2012

There were no apologies Tuesday from Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to veterans who struggle to get mental health appointments, only a promise that VA will hire additional staff as quickly as possible and a warning that the need for treatment is likely to grow.

Shinseki testified before the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee in response to a two-week-old VA inspector general report that found less than 50 percent of veterans seeking help received an initial evaluation within 14 days, which is the VA’s stated goal.

VA had been reporting that 95 percent of first-time patients were receiving a mental health evaluation within 14 days, but the IG found this was not accurate.

Shinseki did not dispute the findings, but said the mental health and well-being of veterans “is the highest priority for me, our department and our nation” and insisted VA has been expanding its ability to help.

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Helping Military Families: "A Handbook for Family & Friends of Service Members Before, During and After Deployment"

More than 1.6 million men and women have served in Afghanistan and Iraq since 2001. Almost half of these heroes are married, and almost half have children - most of whom are five years and younger. Our service members make great sacrifices overseas, but so do the friends, families and loved ones they leave behind.

A new one-of-a-kind resource handbook and video is being made available to servicemembers’ families and friends, courtesy of an independent film production company, Vulcan Productions, owned by philanthropist Paul G. Allen. The handbook and video aim to help families and friends prepare for the emotional challenges encountered before, during and after deployment

Together in partnership with the representatives from the U.S. military, leading researchers and clinicians and veteran service organizations from around the country, Paul G. Allen's Vulcan Productions is honored to release a new multimedia resource to serve these military families: "A Handbook for Family & Friends of Service Members Before, During and After Deployment"

 



By Nick Simeone
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2013 – Defense Department officials are working to standardize a program designed to help service members get care for family members with chronic health issues or special needs who otherwise might face forgoing an assignment or having to cut short a deployment because of an inability to find such care.

The Exceptional Family Member Program supports military families with special medical and educational needs, and the program is now in the process of being standardized across the force to make it easier for such families as they move from one assignment to another, regardless of location or military affiliation.

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PRNewswire via COMTEX
July 24, 2012, 9:10 a.m. EDT

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash., July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The Department of Defense has a new smartphone mobile application to help service members and their families manage the challenges of military life. LifeArmor has seventeen behavioral topics with information, assessments, videos with personal stories and interactive exercises to develop coping skills. LifeArmor can be downloaded for free at the App Store, Google Play and soon on the Amazon Marketplace.

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US Army examines why some soldiers avoid PTSD care, strategies to keep them in treatment

May 7, 2012

U.S. Army researcher Maj. Gary H. Wynn, M.D., shared new analysis on why some Soldiers suffering from combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) never seek care or drop out of treatment early during a presentation today at the American Psychiatric Association's annual meeting. His presentation, "Epidemiology of Combat-Related PTSD in U.S. Service Members: Lessons Learned," also described the approaches the Army is using to address this issue and improve overall patient outcomes.

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Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. is a program dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and veterans through fly fishing and fly tying education and outings. Must be a Disabled Veteran.  Program activities include fly fishing instruction, fly tying classes, fly casting workshops, and fly fishing outings. For more information visit Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing or contact Robert Estepp at 304-255-2121, Ext. 4228.