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Steven Maieli is the founder of, which highlights links to federal, state, for-profit and nonprofit veterans benefits and other resources. Since 2009, he has also maintained a personal blog, on transitioning veterans' issues. The son of a Vietnam veteran, Maieli served in the Air Force security forces from 1999 to 2003. After being honorably discharged, he used the Montgomery GI Bill, Post-9/11 GI Bill and the New York State Veterans Tuition Award to earn a master's degree in school guidance counseling. He now works as a veterans employment specialist with the New York State Department of Labor. He was born and raised and still lives on Long Island, N.Y.
  1. Army couple in documentary told from caregiver's point of view

    • April 17, 2014

    The timing couldn't be better: In a month dedicated to military and veteran caregivers, a documentary about an Army couple's struggles after …

  1. 'Complex' report on allotments now 3 months late

    • April 16, 2014

    Defense officials are more than three months late on a report on the military allotment system, which will recommend steps to protect troops from …

  1. Congress unhappy with DoD, VA health records progress

    • April 16, 2014

    House lawmakers plan to hold back millions in dollars of technology funding from Defense and Veterans Affairs department planners until Congress is …

  1. Patients rate VA medical centers high for satisfaction

    • April 16, 2014

    Patients at Veterans Affairs medical centers remain satisfied with the care they receive and complaints are down, a new survey released Wednesday by …

  1. Military hotline aids sexual assault victims

    • April 16, 2014

    One of the first things you notice about the Pentagon's sexual assault support hotline is its non-military look.

  1. Tricare presents plan for re-enrolling some in Prime

    A veteran patient recieves a vaccination. Tricare announced Tuesday its plans for reinstating thousands of beneficiaries who lost eligibility for Tricare Prime last October. Stephanie McCrobie / U.S. Navy
    • April 17, 2014

    Tricare announced Tuesday its plans for reinstating thousands of beneficiaries who lost eligibility for Tricare Prime last October, but by law, not …

  1. Your medical files may be at risk

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    • April 15, 2014

    After veteran Aaron Alexis shot and killed a dozen people at the Washington Navy Yard last September, the Air Force noted a spike in the number of …

  1. Anonymous online counseling for vets shows early success

    • April 14, 2014

    When they contracted with the Vets Prevail program late last year, Veterans Affairs Department officials hoped the Web-based mental health resource …

  1. White House unveils expanded support for military, vets' caregivers

    • April 11, 2014

    The White House continued its focus on veterans and military families by announcing new programs Friday to expand support and services available to …

  1. Homeless vets in rural areas lack options, advocates say

    • April 11, 2014

    Housing advocates worry that veterans in rural America may be getting left behind in the national push to end homelessness.

  1. 40 lawmakers seek to halt closure of military fast food outlets

    Troops and and civilians enjoy American fast food at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center's food court in 2009. Army & Air Force Exchange Service PAO
    • April 11, 2014

    Forty lawmakers have signed a letter asking the Labor Department to exempt some military morale, welfare and recreation and exchange operations — …

  1. Life insurance premium rate to go up this summer

    • April 10, 2014

    The premium rate for Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance will rise July 1 to 7 cents per month for every $1,000 of coverage, up from the current 6.5 …

  1. Congressman: Wait until '15 for major pay, benefits reform

    House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard 'Buck' McKeon, R-Calif., runs a March 14 hearing on Capitol Hill. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images
    • April 10, 2014

    The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee wants to wait on major military compensation reform until next year, but may accept some smaller …

  1. Senate bill would expand benefits for caregivers

    • April 10, 2014

    Responding to a Rand Corp. report issued last week on challenges facing those who care for ill or injured veterans, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., on …

  1. Mission Family: Résumé tool helps spouses highlight experience

    • April 13, 2014

    With the military's heavy moving season upon us, the thoughts of many spouses often turn to résumé writing.

  1. Key senator opposes commissary budget cut

    Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images
    • April 10, 2014

    The chair of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee strongly opposes a Pentagon plan to cut funding for commissaries, another signal that the …

  1. Tricare Help: It will cover some co-pays for other insurance

    • April 9, 2014

    Q. I'm a retiree who is eligible for Tricare but has other health insurance, to which Tricare acts as second payer.

  1. Ask the Lawyer: Sniffing legal substances is still against rules

    • April 9, 2014


  1. Some Vietnam vets with PTSD fight for benefits

    • April 9, 2014

    George Siders remembers his first enemy kill like it happened yesterday.

  1. Carter, Dole spouses join military families effort

    • April 8, 2014

    Michelle Obama and Jill Biden are getting a dose of high-profile support for their nationwide effort to help military families.

  1. Fla. veteran treats PTSD by going nude

    Max Sanchez, a war veteran, says going bare at a nearby clothing-optional community helps him deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. WTSP-TV
    • April 8, 2014

    Every year, millions of people in the United States are diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder, but for some a doctor's office just isn't …

  1. Small study finds problem in Gulf War vets' cell function

    • April 8, 2014

    A minuscule study of cell function in veterans of the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War could have widespread impact on future research into Gulf War illness.

  1. Caregivers for post-9/11 vets need more help, study finds

    Military caregivers — spouses, parents and friends who assist severely injured service members with complex, chronic conditions and mental health issues — need more support themselves, a new study says. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
    • April 8, 2014

    More than 1 million Americans provide care and support for injured or ill Iraq and Afghanistan war-era veterans, and they often do so at great …

  1. VA doesn't track tissue used in surgeries, GAO says

    • April 8, 2014

    Veterans Affairs Department officials used tens of thousands of biological implants in surgeries last year, but they can't fully account for their …

  1. After guardsman son's suicide, parents work to save others

    • April 8, 2014

    Former Army National Guard Sgt. Daniel Somers served as a turret gunner and tactical human intelligence team member during two deployments to Iraq.

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