29 Aug '12, 11am

Shinseki Notes Strides in Serving Nation’s Veterans #VA #Benefits

Shinseki Notes Strides in Serving Nation’s Veterans By Claudette Roulo American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2012 – The Department of Veterans Affairs has made great strides in meeting the challenges posed by a decade of war, and cooperation with the Defense Department is crucial to continued progress, VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki said today. In a speech at the American Legion convention in Indianapolis, Shinseki said repeated deployments over the last decade have created “issues that don’t show up right away.” “More [service members] are surviving catastrophic injuries, but higher survival rates also mean complex casualties,” he said. Post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injuries, [and] amputations, blindness, deafness and other injuries can have compounding effects, he explained. “It takes a superb, disciplined fighting force to handle this kind of strain...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=117670

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