Facing increased demand for services at a time it is trying to rebuild a reputation tarnished by cover-ups of long wait times for medical and mental health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs is waging a campaign to get more volunteers into its hospitals and clinics.
Homeless veterans in Boston and surrounding communities will have better access to improved living accommodations, transitional services, and vocational programs, as a center dedicated to helping them begins work on a multimillion-dollar renovation downtown.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said his department’s goal of cutting the number of homeless veterans to zero by next January is less important than making sure that number doesn’t rise again in years to come.
The same American Flag that hung proudly on the front gates of the Los Angeles VA on Sunday in honor of Memorial Day but was ordered removed by VA bureaucrats, on Monday it was attached to a pole and carried proudly in the Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade along with “Mr. Patriot,” Ted Hayes.
More than 120 previously unpublished investigations by the Veterans Affairs Department’s inspector general, dating as far back as 2006, reveal problems at VA medical centers nationwide ranging from medical malpractice and patient safety concerns to mismanagement, infighting and corruption.
Two veterans groups said Thursday that they filed suit against the Department of Veterans Affairs over a new policy requiring veterans to fill out a formal application or speak to a designated VA employee to begin the process of receiving benefits, rather than giving a simple notice.
House Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Corrine Brown introduced legislation today requiring that gender-specific services be continuously available at every VA medical center and community based outpatient clinic in the country.
No matter the organization or interest, benchmarks are used as a way to measure the success or failure of an agenda. Since the 114th Congress just passed its first 100 days, its agenda as it relates to veterans and veteran issues should be examined.
Another veterans scandal hit the Obama administration Wednesday with the emergence of an internal Veterans Affairs memo that allowed bureaucrats to cook their books and assert they were answering diligently President Obama’s call to reduce the backlog of veterans’ benefits claims.
The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) TA Center will hold four webinars to provide information on the HVRP Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA).
From 1962 to 1974, the Department of Defense’s Deseret Test Center in Fort Douglas, Utah planned and conducted a series of biological and chemical warfare vulnerability tests. These tests are known as Project 112 and Project SHAD and consisted of both land-based and sea-based tests at different locations. Approximately 6,000 U.S. Servicemembers were involved in […]
Veterans’ Day 2011, then-presidential candidate Mitt Romney was in South Carolina, visiting with roughly a dozen veterans, and raised the prospect of privatizing VA care.
Having spent nearly three decades as a firefighter, I have always taken my role as chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee very seriously.
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald today announced the award of nearly $93 million in Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) three-year grants that will help approximately 45,000 homeless and at-risk veterans and their families.
Robert A. “Bob” McDonald, the 8th Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), announced soon after his Senate confirmation:
Congresswoman Corrine Brown, the Ranking Member on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, introduced H.R. 1575, a bill to make permanent a successful psychiatric and psychological counseling pilot program run by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for newly returned women veterans.
Sarah Palin is using recent scandals to apparently push for the dismantling of the Veterans Administration.
Some spouses walk away from the marriage with half or more of the veteran’s disability compensation as alimony.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is accelerating the deployment of a state-of-the-art tool to help protect Veteran patients using high doses of opioids or with medical risk factors that put them at an increased risk of complications from opioid medications.
America’s capital for homeless Veterans is not only in a state-of-emergency to house and care for thousands upon thousands of war-injured and impoverished Veterans, but it’s also in a state-of-emergency for trusting and caring VA leadership to end this crisi
A veterans advocacy group is proposing radical changes to the Department of Veterans Affairs, including a plan that would dismantle the agency in the hopes of injecting both improved care and increased choices for veterans.
How does an entrusted public servant “lie, cheat and steal” in one quick swoop and still remain in charge of one of the most entrusted responsibilities of our Federal Government as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)?
On Jan. 28, 2015, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert A. McDonald and attorneys representing homeless veterans in Los Angeles announced a historic agreement that dedicates the West Los Angeles VA campus to serving veterans in need.
President Obama and the Veterans Administration bureaucracy are already sabotaging the VA-reform law passed in August.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced on Friday it will find housing for 650 veterans, the first details of a plan to expand services at the agency’s West Los Angeles campus.
On January 12, 1998, Andrew Brannan was driving his truck at 98 miles an hour on a country road near his Dublin, Georgia, home when he was pulled over by Deputy Kyle Dinkheller. Brannan, a white-haired, 66-year-old man, got out of his truck, shouted profanities, and danced around, yelling, “Here I am, here I am … [s]hoot me.
A Navy veteran has pleaded guilty to charges that he lied about his company’s qualifications to the Veterans Affairs Department to get $1.5 million in contracts for work at one of its hospitals.
NPR — along with seven public radio stations around the country — is chronicling the lives of America’s troops where they live. We’re calling the project “Back at Base.” This is the first of a three-part series about veteran benefits.
“Nearly 50,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans were either homeless or in a federal program aimed at keeping them off the streets during 2013, almost triple the number in 2011″
Matt Windsor, McKean County Director of Veterans Affairs, wants everyone to know exactly how the Disabled Veterans’ Real Estate Tax Exemption program works.