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Veteran’s Services Organization Embraces Recovery Coach Training

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The recovery coach training, based the CCAR peer-to-peer model, will provide the SUS staff with tools to better serve veterans who live with substance abuse and/or mental health issues.

August 27th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

Ranking Member Michaud Statement on President Obama’s Executive Actions for Veterans

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President Barack Obama announced today a series of executive actions that will strengthen access to timely, high-quality healthcare and services for veterans.

August 26th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

Michaud Statement on VA’s Office of Inspector General Report

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U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME), Ranking Member of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, released the following statement this afternoon in response to the release of the VA OIG report looking into allegations of wrongdoing in Phoenix:

August 26th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

School Program Aims to Help Veterans

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A program aimed at helping veterans hone their skills through education to prepare them for careers is seeing booming registration at Western Kentucky University.

August 25th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News | Read More »

Veterans’ Next Battle: Legal Rights

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In a year when the Department of Veterans Affairs has repeatedly come under fire for problems ranging from deadly delays in medical appointments to its hefty backlog of benefit claims, the need for legal assistance for veterans has often taken a lower priority.

August 19th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

House Passes Bipartisan VA Conference Agreement

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan VA conference agreement by a 420-5 vote this afternoon. Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME), Ranking Member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, worked over the weekend to finalize the deal with Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

July 30th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

VetLikeMe July 24, 2014

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A recent Gallup poll puts Congress’s approval rating at 15 percent (which is actually up six points since November).

July 30th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

The VA Needs Leadership, Accountability and Enforcement, Not More Money

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The chairmen of the House and Senate VA Conference Committee today announced an agreement on legislation intended to repair the scandal-ridden Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

July 29th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

Veterans Benefits Fair to be Held July 31 in Adams

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The Tomah Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center will team up with Adams County Veterans Service office to host a Veterans Benefits Fair on July 31, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., at 569 North Cedar Street in Adams-Friendship, Wis.

July 25th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News | Read More »

Chairman Sanders Details VA Proposal

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enate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today detailed compromise legislation that he offered to House negotiators that would reform the VA and give it the tools to provide quality, timely health care to veterans.

July 24th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Veterans Voice Problems With VA’s New Pain Killer Policy

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A new Veterans Administration policy is making it more difficult for local veterans to obtain medicines for chronic pain that are potentially addictive.

July 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

VetLikeMe Weekly July 10

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Submitted by Sarah Schauerte On Monday, President Barack Obama announced his nomination of former Procter & Gamble executive Robert McDonald as the next Secretary of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”). On July 7, the President referred his nominee to the U.S. Senate. This, of course, comes on the heels of former Secretary Eric Shinseki’s resignation last month, which followed high-profile scandals surrounding several VA medical centers.

July 16th, 2014 | Posted in Editor,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

VA Details Health Care Needs

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The Department of Veterans Affairs needs $17.6 billion to hire 10,000 doctors, nurses and other health care providers and make other reforms in order to meet the needs of a growing number of veterans and reduce long waiting times for health care, Acting Secretary Sloan Gibson told the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs today.

July 16th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Vets turning away from VA, towards American Legion for medical help

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A counselor at the local Veterans Affairs office looked at Rebecca King, a victim of domestic violence and abuse who was seeking help for depression, and told her she would not be able to see a psychologist.

July 7th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

Veteran Dies Waiting for Ambulance in VA Hospital

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A veteran who collapsed in an Albuquerque Veteran Affairs hospital cafeteria, 500 yards from the emergency room, died after waiting 30 minutes for an ambulance, officials confirmed Thursday.

July 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Of Interest,Vet News | 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 »

Two military service awards for Vietnam War era draftees and volunteers

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A new Conscription Ribbon to be awarded to all men (really boys) who were drafted and served honorably in the United States Military, from 1 July 1958 through 7 May 1975, because we did not need to be pardoned; to include veterans who are eligible for the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for service in Vietnam.

June 21st, 2014 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

FBI Investigating Veterans Affairs Arizona Office

The American people have never raised hell about the cover up of Israeli spying here

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is probing allegations of criminal wrongdoing at the Phoenix office of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which has been central to a scandal over veterans’ healthcare that has rocked the Obama administration.

June 12th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

With More Veterans Needing Health Care, What Will The Cost Be?

Vietnam veteran Ron Silver Eagle D'Andre (right) attends a town hall meeting at American Legion Post 1 in Phoenix on Monday, concerning health care issues at the Phoenix VA facilities.

A new generation of American vets is home from war — about 2.6 million of them. And there are about 10 million older veterans, many from the Vietnam era, hitting their 60s, 70s or 80s. Taking care of both groups is getting expensive.

June 12th, 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 »

Veterans Affairs Scandal and More MuckReads on VA Health Care

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The scandal surrounding long wait times within the Veterans Affairs’ health care system has garnered national attention as VA secretary Eric Shinseki resigned amidst growing opposition to his leadership.

June 6th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

VA Scandal and Plans for Downsizing Social Security Administration

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The media have been rightly focusing their attention on the long waiting lists for veterans seeking medical care, and even worse, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs cover-up.

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

We Have Found the Enemy!

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War is Hell! Whether America’s Military men and women are fighting a war or trying to heal from fighting a war, it’s always hell because the war never ends.

June 1st, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,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 26, 2014

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. More veterans are being allowed to obtain health care at private hospitals and clinics in an effort to improve their treatment following allegations of falsified records and delays in treatment.

May 26th, 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 22, 2014

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The head of the Department of Veterans Affairs on Wednesday “clawed back” a performance bonus from a senior official at the Phoenix VA amid allegations of improper scheduling procedures at the hospital…

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

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – May 21, 2014

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The recent revelations about the Department of Veterans Affairs point to serious problems.

May 21st, 2014 | Posted in VA Home Loans,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 »

 

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