Top 5 Veterans News: Oct. 26, 2017

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  1. Facebook shuts down ‘imposter’ veterans page. Facebook Inc. disabled a page on its social media platform Tuesday after determining it violated the intellectual property of a congressionally chartered veterans service organization. The company shut down the page Vietnam Vets of America, which created politically divisive posts and had a following of nearly 200,000 people.
  2. John Fogerty wants to help war veterans, says it is the ‘least we can do’. John Fogerty, a rock icon made famous by his anti-war songs during the Vietnam era, is devoting his time and resources to helping veterans in Las Vegas. Fogerty, a member of the 1960s and 70s band Creedence Clearwater Revival, recently attended a groundbreaking ceremony for a new crisis intervention center and memorial at Veterans Village, a community in downtown Las Vegas that gives former service members affordable housing, medical care, mental health counseling and offers career planning.
  3. Veterans resources on the minds of many. With Veterans Day on the horizon, a group will gather at University of Wisconsin-Waukesha to discuss resources available to assist those who have served in the U.S. military. To better understand how to connect our Wisconsin vets with the care “Preserving Pathways: A Neighborhood Conversation to Support Veterans” will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 1, at UW-Waukesha, 1500 N. University Dr.
  4. Mental health help help available to veterans. Do you know a veteran? Are you a veteran? Chances are, we all know someone who has served in the U.S. military. We often take for granted the safety that surrounds us now and throughout our lives. We owe a major debt of gratitude for their service and for their lives.
  5. Funding for a new veterans choice program remains the big, unresolved question for VA. Debate over the future of the Veterans Choice Program began in earnest Tuesday, as the Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and House VA Committee Chairman Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) presented their respective proposals to make community care programs permanent. Shulkin’s proposal, called the Veterans Coordinated Access and Rewarding Experiences (CARE) Act, would streamline VA’s seven disparate community care programs into one.

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