At first glance, the National Vietnam Veterans Foundation is a roaring success. According to its tax filings, the charity has received more than $29 million in donations from generous Americans from 2010 to 2014 for what it calls on its website “aiding, supporting and benefiting America’s veterans and their families.”
Veterans are still waiting to see a doctor. Two years ago, vets were waiting a long time for care at Veterans Affairs clinics.
Two years ago, vets were waiting a long time for care at Veterans Affairs clinics across the country. At one facility in Phoenix, for example, veterans waited an average of 115 days for an appointment.
Two veterans are building unique shelters in Kansas City to help homeless veterans.
With warm weather here to stay and summer just around the corner, make your backyard the go-to place this season.
Purple Heart recipient helps fellow veterans heal through creative writing in Oklahoma pilot program
Bill O’Pecko titled his story “Just Another Occurrence on the Sahara,” but what was ordinary during in the North African campaign of World War II now would be considered anything but commonplace.
Agencies are hiring more veterans to the federal workforce than ever before. But veterans and agency managers say they’re confused by veterans preference regulations, because they’re too complex and ambiguous.
Aims Community College students trying to raise awareness about military veteran suicide created a new fundraiser April 22 based on the number 22.
While the waiting periods for treatment at Veterans Administration facilities aren’t as godawful as they were at one point, that doesn’t make them good.
White House officials are pushing Congress to overhaul the appeals process for veterans benefits claims this year, noting the shrinking legislative window and calling the system a disaster.
The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is looking into whether a contractor thoroughly reviewed the files of Vietnam veterans who might deserve benefits for illnesses linked to exposure to Agent Orange.
Tens of thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with less-than-honorable discharges, many with physical and mental injuries, were being denied care by the Department of Veterans Affairs, claims a new report by a veterans’ advocacy group.
Joshua Bunn was a rifleman in one of the bloodiest valleys in Afghanistan, where his infantry unit killed hundreds of enemy fighters and lost more comrades than any other battalion in the Marine Corps in 2009.
President Barack Obama has ordered that all American flags in the U.S. be flown at half-staff through Saturday out of respect for the 31 people who were killed Tuesday in the Brussels murderous attack by radical Islamic terrorists. None of the reported dead were Americans.
Many of us are aware that veterans commit suicide at an average of 22 per day. We’re appalled by the daunting statistics while at the same time selfishly thankful that it didn’t happen to someone within our family.
The Department of Veterans Affairs confirmed Monday that it failed to contact tens of thousands of the more than 800,000 veterans who have applications for health care pending, nearly 300,000 of whom died before getting a resolution.
Top officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs will meet this week with leaders from several leading veterans’ service organizations, seeking common ground on a legislative proposal that would overhaul the appeals process for veterans’ compensation claims.
The VA Maine Healthcare System is calling attention to a newly formed network of organizations working to share information about veterans’ services.
As though it is not un-American enough that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has officially declared that our American Flag is a “placard, pamphlet, handbill or flyer” and further orders VA police to issue criminal arrest citations to Veterans and Patriots who display our Nation’s Colors outside the VA, but four deputy U.S. attorneys of the Department of Justice (DOJ) officially indicted the revered Flag of the United States of America, accusing It of being an imposter.
Details of an ambitious plan to revamp the West Los Angeles Veteran Affairs Medical Center were released Thursday, and the revitalization is expected to change lives.
It’s been a little more than a year since Tolor, 68, a Vietnam-era Army veteran, moved into the Liberation Family Services transitional shelter on Hull Street in South Richmond. That year has set him on a new course, he said.
That’s what one Veteran told us about the appeals process for Veterans’ claims. To better understand how Veterans experience the process – how the process fits into the context of their lives – a group of six researchers spoke at length with 92 Veterans whose service spanned the periods from World War II, Korea and Vietnam, to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Men and women veterans who experienced sexual assault or repeated, threatening sexual harassment while serving in the military are at heightened risk of suicide, according to a recent U.S. study.
Months-long delays for doctors’ appointments at the North Las Vegas VA Medical Center and paperwork snarling veterans’ use of VA “choice cards” to see private physicians were among the complaints House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller heard Wednesday.
Veterans Administration officials are working on a deal to keep the PainCare medical practice in the Veterans Choice program, officials from both organizations said Thursday.
During his Senate confirmation hearing in July 2014 to head the Department of Veterans Affairs, Robert McDonald pledged to “transform” the vast agency.
On February 3, the Flag of the United States of America will be on trial at U.S. Federal Court for the Central District of California, Courtroom 341, Citation Case #4161140 … United States of America v. Robert L. Rosebrock.
The Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved $7 million in funding to help get homeless individuals — particularly women and veterans – – off the street and into housing quickly.
When Anthony McCann opened a thick manila envelope from the Department of Veterans Affairs last year, he expected to find his own medical records inside.
A group of veterans who have each waited more than a year to have disability claims reviewed say they are being denied a right granted to most Americans—the ability to team up and bring class-action lawsuits to fight grievances.