Posted on Jun 1, 2015
PO1 John Miller
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What do you all think? Can the VA achieve this goal? Despite all the trash most of us talk about the VA, this is one program I truly hope is successful.

There are veteran's groups out there that do help homeless vets, but none have quite the resources out there the VA does.

For example, a great group of vets that I hope to be officially joining next month, the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, works with a local charity to get homeless vets into housing, assist with job placement, and getting treatment and financial benefits from the VA.

http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/benefits/veterans/2015/05/31/homeless-veterans-deadline-nears/28070349/
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SSG Roger Ayscue
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Anything that we can do to assist these that are part of our family. I would think that we have millions of square feet of space in barracks that are on closed or scaled back bases that VA could use to house and assist in the transition back to civilian life BONAFIDE vets with issues.
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Sgt Judy Leonard
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OK that is fair but Im sure and hopefully the VA would verify it first. as opposed to assuming Im not because Im female as they often do at the VA. no disrespect but I think that a barracks set up wouldnt really be housing because I think ultimately most people want a home a true home of there own where there are not stict military style rules. my opinion. to me that kind of situation is another shelter
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Sgt Judy Leonard
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PO1 John Miller - great idea, however, there are many places that already do that and its apparent that it doesnt work. We need fresh ideas. I believe they should be housed permanently and sent the help they need
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SSG Roger Ayscue
SSG Roger Ayscue
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Sgt Judy Leonard - OK, so a place to live or sleeping under a bridge...
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Sgt Judy Leonard
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I think some prefer under a bridge as apposed to strict rules.
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SSgt Forensic Meteorological Consultant
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The idea that there is less homeless is not correct. They simply changed the definition of homeless and I can show you the homeless and where they go. They are still there.
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PO1 John Miller
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Kind of like how unemployment is "down" because so many people have been unemployed for so long that they've exhausted unemployment benefits and have pretty much given up finding a job. Or how the people who count unemployment numbers count temporary and seasonal jobs as full-time employment.
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LTC John Shaw
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I don't see the goal as realistic but i am happy to see a VA leader who will challenge the organization to do something to affect positive change.
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PO1 John Miller
PO1 John Miller
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LTC John Shaw, I think a lot of us feel the same way Sir!
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