October 2018

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WASHINGTON (DVA)—

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced it has appointed Michael S. Heimall, a former director at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, to take on new duties as director of the Washington DC VA Medical Center (DCVAMC) on Oct. 14.

 

https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=5128

Military Times, 11 October.

Veterans receiving disability pay and military retirees will see a 2.8 percent cost-of-living boost starting in December, their largest increase in six years.

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2018/10/11/veterans-military-retirees-will-see-a-28-percent-cola-boost-for-2019/

Military Times, 17 October.

Simonovich’s job as a datacaster for the Akron RubberDucks (a minor league affiliate of the Cleveland Indians) came through the Individual Placement and Support program, designed to match individuals with mental health challenges to potential job opportunities built around their workplace needs.

Earlier this month, Department of Veterans Affairs officials announced plans to partner with nonprofit Social Finance to expand use of the program in VA medical centers. Nearly 500 veterans in the New York and Boston region will take part in what officials hope is the first wave of a broader deployment of the resource.

 

https://rebootcamp.militarytimes.com/news/2018/10/17/actors-and-athletes-have-agents-to-help-them-find-work-now-vets-with-ptsd-can-too/

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