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Army under secretary: With or without sequestration, DoD will shrink

Army Under Secretary Joseph Westphal said if the automatic spending cuts known as sequestration go into effect, the impact to the Defense Department will be "devastating." At the same time, the DoD still must plan for cuts as tight budget continue and combat operations shrink.

Tags: Pentagon Solutions , Joseph Westphal , Army , DoD , budget , sequestration , Congress , In Depth , BRAC

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 08:26pm EDT

VA, DoD release mobile app to help PTSD patients

New mobile application helps military personnel and veterans undergoing post-traumatic stress disorder treatment to relieve stress and work through traumatic memories.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , DoD , mobile apps , mobility , Technology , National Center for PTSD , National Center for Telehealth and Technology

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 02:15pm EDT

New bid to train social workers on military issues

A new program is being launched to train thousands of social workers on how to aid troops coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Tags: Michelle Obama , DoD , DoD Report , Veterans Affairs , Iraq and Afghanistan

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 12:04pm EDT

Review says DoD not doing enough to treat war fighters' PTSD

An outside review panel has two disturbing conclusions about the Defense Department's handling of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Monday - 07/16/2012, 08:57am EDT

Panetta orders review of mental diagnoses

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday he has ordered all branches of the military to conduct an extensive review of mental health diagnoses amid criticism of how the services treat the men and women suffering the invisible wounds of the long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Tags: Leon Panetta , DoD , Afghanistan and Iraq , Senate , Congress

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 06:44pm EDT

Almost half of new vets seek disability

A staggering 45 percent of the 1.6 million veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are now seeking compensation for injuries they say are service-related.

Tags: Veteran Affairs , DoD , Afghanistan and Iraq , Disabled American Veterans , National Guard and Reserves

Sunday - 05/27/2012, 01:42pm EDT

Army launches review of PTSD diagnoses

Army leaders are launching a sweeping, independent review of how the service evaluates soldiers with possible post-traumatic stress disorder following recent complaints that some PTSD diagnoses were improperly overturned.

Tags: Army , DoD , Lloyd Austin , Joseph Westphal , John McHugh

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 03:50am EDT

VA tests meditation as PTSD treatment

The Department of Veterans Affairs is testing the effects of transcendental meditation on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Veterans Affairs Department , Federal Drive

Monday - 05/07/2012, 09:17am EDT
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