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Veterans Forced to Repay Signing Bonuses…While Billions in Aid Continues Flowing...

So…long story short, veterans have begun paying back their bonuses, in some cases at the rate of hundreds of dollars per month, while others, those in financial binds who could not afford to meet the additional expenses, are said to be facing wage garnishment.

Being An American

This week begins the Republican National Convention where factions will be shouting they are more Conservative than the others.

Bill requiring VA study of female veterans’ suicide prevention programs heads...

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will have to look at whether its suicide prevention programs are meeting female veterans' needs under a California-led bill that passed the House on Tuesday afternoon.

VA’s Mob Boss Mentality

As a law-abiding 74-year American citizen, I have never been put in handcuffs until yesterday and it was carried out under your orders and done illegally and forcefully on your behalf by a bullying coward -- VA policeman M. Perez (Badge #2140). He is unworthy of any rank or merit.

Fix for VA health snarls veterans and doctors in new bureaucracy

Veterans are still waiting to see a doctor. Two years ago, vets were waiting a long time for care at Veterans Affairs clinics.

Two-day event aids homeless and at-risk veterans

A coalition of local organizations and businesses is working to ensure that the fourth annual North Florida Homeless Veterans Stand Down will make a difference in the lives of homeless veterans.

Veterans still face long waits at VA facilities

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.

Over 125,000 veterans denied benefits by the VA – report

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.

Where the Presidential Candidates Stand on Veterans’ Health Issues

At 23 million strong, America’s veterans make up one of the largest voting blocs in the nation.

VetLikeMe Feb 15, 2016

Why a Supreme Court Without Scalia Leaves Small Businesses in Legal Limbo

Double Dip: Always on the Wrong Side: US Vet Questions...

An American Marine combat veteran has provided his own analysis of why US military leaders are frequently perceived as “mental cripples, delusional, paranoid and morally repugnant”.

America’s Flag on Trial

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.

Veterans Fight for Power to Bring Class-Action Lawsuits Over Benefits

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.

Tucson VA launches clinic for transgender veterans

The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System will soon become the fourth in the country with special clinic hours for transgender veterans, those who were born male but identify as female, or vice versa.

New Directions For Veterans Opens Bridge Housing at VA Welcome Center

Under a $4.9 million contract with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, New Directions for Veterans (NDVets) has welcomed the first veterans into its Bridge Housing program for homeless veterans at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Veterans Welcome Center.

Veterans Helping Veterans

They were combatants of World War II, the Korean conflict or Vietnam. Today, many spend their days in assisted living facilities often combating loneliness.

VA looks to revamp private care for veterans in ambitious plan

The Department of Veterans Affairs will unveil a wide-reaching plan to Congress Wednesday to merge and expand its unwieldy networks of private doctors, an acknowledgment that the government cannot address a surging demand from veterans for medical care alone.

Legion Commander to VA: ‘Hold People Accountable’

The leader of the nation’s largest veterans organization called a senior VA official’s concession during a congressional hearing tonight that the department has an accountability problem “one of the understatements of the year.”

Trump announces plan to improve veterans’ health care

Donald Trump, never one to do anything small, on Saturday chose one of the largest battleships the Navy has ever built to roll out his plan to “make the VA great again.”

Veterans reshape the image of VFW #1 in Denver

When you see this particular room on the first floor of a building in the heart of the Santa Fe Arts District in Denver, a VFW post is the last thing you would expect.

Veterans With PTSD Could Get A Better Night’s Sleep With This...

For tirelessly defending their country, the least war veterans deserve is a good night’s sleep. But for some soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder, that basic right often feels like a luxury.

Obama taps D.C. lawyer Michael Missal as new Veterans Affairs’ watchdog

President Obama is nominating Michael Missal, a Washington attorney who specializes in government enforcement and internal investigations, to be the new chief watchdog at the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs.

Military spending bill advances; veterans legislation stalls

A military spending bill advanced Thursday in Congress, but legislation to help military veterans stalled.

The American Legion to VA: Hickey Must Go

American Legion National Commander Dale Barnett repeated his organization’s call for VA Undersecretary for Benefits Allison Hickey to resign amid new allegations of more wrongdoing by senior VA executives.

Morristown to hold Stand Down for homeless veterans

Community Hope, a nonprofit organization serving homeless veterans and veteran families, is hosting the Fourth Annual Stand Down in November.

Veterans court provides help for post-service problems

Robert Brummel’s troubles began even before he left the Army in 2010. Then things went downhill when he became a civilian.

Illinois governor signs bills affecting veterans

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.

How Planned Parenthood controversy killed a US veterans fertility bill

A bill that would have helped wounded American vets start families was withdrawn after new amendments that would bar the Veterans Affairs from working with 'organizations that take human aborted babies' organs and sell them.'

Veterans with PTSD struggle with fireworks explosions

As the fourth of July arrives, many veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder dread the nights full of explosions.

Fireworks can trigger PTSD in combat veterans

Purple Heart recipient Steven Diaz recalls the first time he heard fireworks after being injured in Iraq.
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