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VA Puget Sound to host town hall meetings for veterans

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The Veterans Administration is still reeling from allegations earlier this year that veterans died while waiting to receive care at VA hospitals. This week, local leaders will meet with veterans to see if care here is improving at all.

September 17th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Veterans Affairs secretary outlines 90-day reform plan for beleaguered agency

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Robert McDonald said agency would be made more efficient and all employees should ‘become a whistleblower in their own way’

September 8th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

New Rules May Allow Benefits Long Denied to Vietnam-Era Veterans

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Thousands of Vietnam-era veterans barred from receiving benefits because of less-than-honorable discharges may be eligible for upgrades under a new set of guidelines released by the Defense Department on Wednesday.

September 4th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News | Read More »

Michaud: VA Culture Change Means Protecting Whistleblowers from Intimidation, Retaliation

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The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee held a hearing last night examining the VA’s shortcomings in appropriately responding to information provided by whistleblowers, and into claims that whistleblowers within the VA face negative repercussions for stepping forward.

July 9th, 2014 | Posted in Regional,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

We’ve Cut Off the Chicken’s Head

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Montel Williams says “It’s time we took the chicken down…”

June 24th, 2014 | Posted in Editor,Politics,Vet News | Read More »

Veterans Health Spending to Jump With New Programs

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Spending on veterans’ health care could significantly rise in three years under the Senate’s solution to the long waits experienced by thousands seeking medical care at VA hospitals and clinics, according to congressional budget experts.

June 17th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

VA Audit Confirms American Legion Concerns About Wait Times

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American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger pointed to data just released today by the Department of Veterans Affairs as confirmation that the problems plaguing VA are widespread but fixable with proper leadership and appropriate resources.

June 10th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – May 29, 2014

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The Grants Management Services office, within the Office of Financial Policy, has developed a website to provide Veterans and their family members the most current website links and information on VA’s grant programs and providers that assist Veterans.

May 29th, 2014 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – May 27, 2014

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President Obama, just back from a surprise visit to the troops in Afghanistan, honored America’s fallen warriors in a solemn Memorial Day ceremony on Monday and acknowledged the need to confront the widening scandal at the nation’s veterans hospitals…

May 27th, 2014 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – May 23, 2014

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An exchange of letters between Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and a top Republican this month reveal the VA’s early efforts to explain a secret waiting list that one of its hospitals allegedly used to hide treatment delays.

May 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – May 18, 2014

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki on Thursday responded to the serious allegations of misconduct at VA health care facilities in personal terms, telling Congress that it is a privilege to care for his fellow veterans

May 18th, 2014 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

VA Inspector General Says No Evidence Yet Linking Deaths to Wait Times

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The acting inspector general for the Department of Veterans Affairs said no evidence had been found so far of patient deaths attributed to long wait times at the Phoenix VA Health Care System.

May 18th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – May 09, 2014

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The Veterans Administration can be a hero here instead of the villian.

May 9th, 2014 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – April 24, 2014

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All VA care locations offer 1st time screening & intervention for veterans.

April 24th, 2014 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – April 22, 2014

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Today marks the 44th anniversary of Earth Day. This occasion provides VA an opportunity to reaffirm and strengthen its commitment to safeguarding the environment.

April 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – April 11, 2014

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When your son gets a tummy ache or scrapes a knee, you take him to the doctor. When your daughter chips her tooth, you take her to a dentist.

April 11th, 2014 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

VA Hosts Senior International Forum and Ministerial Summit on Veterans Affairs

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Ministers responsible for Veterans Affairs and officials from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States today completed a series of meetings at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY discussing the latest research, best practices and various areas of collaboration to address the growing needs of Veterans.

April 8th, 2014 | Posted in Regional,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

VA Hosts Forum on Veterans’ Legal Needs

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today hosted the first national forum for law schools and legal organizations that provide free legal help to Veterans.

April 4th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News | Read More »

VA Kicks Off Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that more than 400 disabled Veterans are hitting the slopes this week at the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass Village, Colo., the largest adaptive sports event of its kind in the world, scheduled from through April 4.

April 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – March 25, 2014

VA’s Health Services Research & Development has videos on YouTube. VHA’s YouTube channel hosts a variety of informational and inspirational videos addressing many aspects of VA care—including research.

March 25th, 2014 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

VA Initiative Shows Early Promise in Reducing Use of Opioids for Chronic Pain

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has initiated a multi-faceted approach to reduce the use of opioids among America’s Veterans using VA health care.

February 26th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

VA Names Two New National Cemeteries in Florida

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the names of two new VA national cemeteries planned in Florida – the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Scottsmoor and the Tallahassee National Cemetery in Tallahassee.

February 18th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

Wounded Warrior Project – Saving Sargent Ryan

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It seems the Wounded Warriors Project is coming under a lot of fire for my article about it being a legal scam.

February 16th, 2014 | Posted in Editor,Vet News | Read More »

VA-Hold The Binoculars Backwards Please

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Sometimes, they really must take us for dolts, complete boobs or functionally illiterate, double -digit IQ quirks of society legally licensed to drive automobiles

February 8th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Editor,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

House Hearing Explores Private Sector Veterans Employment Initiatives

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Today, the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee explored veteran recruiting and retention initiatives of the private sector. Wal-Mart, Microsoft Corporation, and JPMorgan Chase were among those testifying at today’s hearing.

January 28th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – January 08, 2014

Learn how VA is Transforming to better serve our nation’s heroes. By funneling Veterans’ claims through the new Intake Processing Centers (IPC), the right claims get to the right lane at the right time; Transforming VA’s Claims Process: Organizational Model….

January 8th, 2014 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – January 06, 2014

As a way to help expand your professional opportunities, check out job-related education and training information on CareerOneStop. You’ll find resources on certifications, apprenticeships, financial aid, and more.

January 6th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

Veterans Fighting Back!

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A lawsuit set to be heard on June 23, 2014 before the 8th District Court, Clark County could be a deciding factor on whether veterans’ disability can be used to satisfy a civil judgment.

December 30th, 2013 | Posted in Editor,Top 10,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Project Sanctuary – A Colorado Charity

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Here’s a real heart warmer charity in Colorado. I read over their 2012 IRS 990 Sanctuary 990 2012 and it’s heartwarming to see real numbers that reflect the commitment we expect to see from a true charity.

December 29th, 2013 | Posted in Benefits,Gulf War,Gulf War Illness (GWI),Iraq War,Medical Disability Benefits,PTSD,Support the Troops,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Fallout From Wounded Warriors — Part II

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Any time you have a conflagration of public opinion about a charity, many will rush in from both sides of the controversy angrily proclaiming its innocence or perfidy.

December 27th, 2013 | Posted in Benefits,Gulf War,Iraq War,Support the Troops,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations,Veterans Affairs,Vietnam War | Read More »

 

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