For Erica Slone, the choice boiled down to a simple equation: Die. Or go to Fort Thomas.
We know that change for homeless veterans overall comes down to addressing each individual veteran, but how can you capitalize on what we are learning from overlapping national initiatives that challenge Mayors and push for ‘functional zero’?
I want to educate Sens. Bob Casey and Pat Toomey, my fellow veterans and the general public about Senate Bill 1082, the VA Accountability Act, and the scorn that is being unjustifiably heaped on the rank-and-file employees of Veterans Affairs facilities.
Your agency and community may have more flexibility in your resources than you think!
Department of Veterans Affairs officials mulled a plan to ration expensive medications after asking Congress for $500 million to pay for the same drugs.
Analyzing Alex Jones debating with David Duke on a variety of current topics in national news.
A Virginia executive was convicted by a federal jury on 14 counts related to providing things of value to the former director of the Cleveland and Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center in exchange for confidential information about VA construction projects, law enforcement officials said.
The Los Angeles VA shredded veterans’ benefit claims without ever processing them, the department’s inspector general said in a report Tuesday that suggests the problems exposed last year continue.
by Robert L. Rosebrock LOS ANGELES – Two years ago while speaking before the national convention of Disabled American Veterans in Florida, President Barack Obama made a heartfelt promise: “We’re not going to rest until every Veteran who has fought for America has a home in America.” Well, it appears that Mr. Obama has […]
Robert Brummel’s troubles began even before he left the Army in 2010. Then things went downhill when he became a civilian.
Looking to steady his presidential bid that seems to be stumbling, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is pitching an overhaul of how the country treats veterans as he campaigns Monday in South Carolina.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program.
Gov. Bruce Rauner signed several bills on Sunday affecting Illinois veterans, including a measure establishing a discount card program and another offering property tax breaks for those with military-related disabilities.
Veterans of World War Two have taken part in events to mark the 70th anniversary of VJ Day, when Japan surrendered and the war ended.
A research team at Johns Hopkins University says they have found a unique honeycomb pattern of broken and swollen nerve fibers in brains of Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans who survived improvised explosive device (IED) blasts, but later died of other causes.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald is in Alaska this week to see veteran care in rural Alaska firsthand. He says there’s work to be done across the country and right here in Alaska to better serve veterans.
The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee said Monday the troubled VA should fire problem employees faster and that Congress should make it easier for the entire government to dismiss bad workers.
The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will begin amending its regulations to possibly cover more conditions affecting veterans exposed to contaminated drinking water at the Marine Corps base in N.C. between 1953 and 1987.
Through the federal government employee shopping program, PayCheck Direct helps federal government employees and veterans buy what they want and need today, then make interest-free payments over 12 months.
Somedays the Department of Veterans Affairs catches more criticism than any other federal agency.
After Al Gunn’s lower right leg was blown off by a land mine in Vietnam in 1972, he turned to substance abuse and homelessness shortly followed.
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced plans on Monday to begin revising how it grants disability benefits for veterans who lived at Camp Lejeune, a Marine Corps base in North Carolina, during the 30-plus years that toxic chemicals tainted the base’s drinking water.
Robert Porter sleeps on a broken hospital bed donated from Goodwill and rides in his wife’s broken wheelchair. The bed won’t properly adjust, so his back is up and his legs won’t go down.
The number of military families who struggle to put food on the table has been growing in the years since the Great Recession, the nation’s largest network of soup kitchens and food pantries said Tuesday.
A heated war of words was exchanged between veterans facing homelessness and the federal department tasked with looking out for them during a conference in Cambridge Saturday morning.
The Senate has voted to end a special food allowance stateside that was conceived 14 years ago primarily to avoid more news reports of military families using food stamps.
The Department of Veteran Affairs has released a 50-page document, MyVA, outlining its improvement goals in the aftermath of last year’s internal report of doctored waiting lists that hid how long veterans waited for care.
President Obama today announced that he is nominating former U.S. Representative Mike Michaud for the position of Assistant Secretary of the Veterans Employment and Training Service at the Department of Labor (DOL-VETS).
In the wake of last year’s VA waiting list scandal, the House on Wednesday passed a bill to streamline the process to remove or demote Veterans Affairs employees who are not up to par.
We’re paying special tribute to our Vietnam War Veterans — 40th Anniversary of the end of the War.