Top 5 Veterans News: Oct. 20, 2017

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  1. NOMINATIONS FOR PRESTIGIOUS MARINE CORPS HERITAGE FOUNDATION AWARDS PROGRAM. The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation awards program will be accepting submissions for 2018 awards starting October 16, 2017. Each year, the Foundation presents a series of awards to both Marines and civilians, to recognize their exemplary work in advancing and preserving Marine Corps history. Individuals will be honored at the Foundation’s annual Awards Ceremony on April 28, 2018.
  2. Veterans React To Trump Politicizing Condolences Of Military Deaths. After the attack on October 4 in Niger, President Trump did not make a public statement about it until a reporter asked him about it just a few days ago. And then things went into uncharted territory. The president said he has called all of the families of fallen troops since he took office. But at least nine Gold Star families contacted by The Associated Press said he never called.
  3. Students honor veterans with documentaries. Nicholas Osborne was once a Coast Guard intelligence officer who served overseas in Kuwait and Iraq, before heading to Champaign. Osborne is now the director of the Chez Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education on campus. The center offers a variety of services for military-connected students, such as those enrolled in the Army, National Guard and more. Those services include career assessment, counseling, physical/speech therapy, residential services and academic advising.
  4. Local veterans discuss long health care waits with Larsen. A federal program to prevent veterans from long wait times at health care facilities doesn’t seem to be working. “I had some hand surgery over there, and it took quite a while to get it authorized, about eight months,” said retired veteran Peter DeLorenzi about a procedure at San Juan Island’s Peace Island Medical Center.
  5. Doctors Offer Free Medical Pot Assessments for Veterans. There’s a group of doctors who are offering medical pot assessments for veterans. Although they’re not officially associated with the Department of Veterans Affairs, they seem to take the wellbeing of veterans seriously. Here’s the scoop. Canna Care Docs It’s no secret that the world of politics is rife with corruption and hypocrisy.


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