In the military, there are thousands of jobs, from combat infantry, to F-15 and A-10 pilots, to accountants and truck drivers. And servicemembers doing any of these jobs can suffer injuries that result in disabilities. Many of these disabilities may have nothing to do with combat, but nonetheless, are service-related disabilities.
First lady Michelle Obama recently announced a new part of her "Joining Forces" campaign that will hope to better address a serious injury for those in Ohio and across the country. When an individual experiences a traumatic brain injury, they can be saddled with a lifetime of complications. With her recent announcement, the first lady hopes to prepare future physicians for the long-term challenges.
As one of the two major wars that the United States is involved in comes to a close, many troops are returning home to states like Ohio. One of the signature injuries sustained by troops during the wars in the Middle East is the traumatic brain injury, and many soldiers are suffering from the effects.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has finally caught up with technology and launched an Internet site available to Ohio veterans and their families. The Internet site was launched as a part of a program called Veterans Relationship Management aimed at making veterans' access to health care and benefits information much less frustrating and confusing.
Founders of the Veterans Relationship Management hope that by the end of 2010, veterans will experience improved telephone service when they contact a call center and be able to reach a live agent without being put on hold. Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Eric. K. Shinseki promised that "veterans will have a better experience when they contact VA for assistance, and our employees will be able to quickly convey accurate, up-to-date information through call centers and the internet."