The Augusta Warrior Project is having such great results helping veterans that it’s getting national recognition. The number of homeless vets in Augusta and Aiken, South Carolina has dropped from 195 to six. The Project has also helped 185 vets find jobs. The National Wounded Warrior Project will work to help spread the model across the country.
Missteps and gaps in care that led to the suicides of three military veterans were at the center of a hearing Wednesday in Atlanta. Veterans told of indifferent caregivers and long waits for appointments at the Atlanta Veterans’ Administration Hospital in Decatur. Two officials have since retired and several others have been reassigned.