VA Offices Under Scrutiny for Mishandling Claims

Last week, a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) official reported that VA employees had improperly adjusted dates on veterans benefits claims, according to The Washington Times.The VA inspector general learned that managers at the Philadelphia VA office… Read More

Homeless Veterans to Receive Housing Under Settlement

Reuters reported earlier this year that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) had agreed to provide housing for homeless veterans living in Los Angeles, California.In January, VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald signed an agreement with attorneys who… Read More

Veterans Battle After-Effects of Brain Trauma

For American soldiers Shane Garcie and Tommy Shoemaker, the war is over but the battle has just begun. Garcie and Shoemaker have had problems with mood and memory since returning from military tours in Iraq, according to an article from CNN.The news service… Read More

American War Veteran Gets Help in Fight for VA Benefits

Conley F. Monk, Jr., a Vietnam War veteran, has a new resource in his fight for disability benefits: college students.This month, a legal clinic staffed by law students filed suit to help him and other veterans complete the benefits appeals process run… Read More

Agent Orange: Seven Things Every Veteran Needs to Know

Veterans exposed to Agent Orange have known about its health consequences for years, but there are still lingering questions regarding disability for conditions caused by the toxic herbicide.Read on to learn about seven of the most important things you… Read More

North Dakota Senator Introduces Veterans Access to Extended Care Act

On March 16, senators John Hoeven of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia introduced the Veterans Access to Extended Care Act, which would allow veterans to obtain greater access to long-term care in their home communities.The bipartisan legislation… Read More

This Week in Military Heroism: Battle of Iwo Jima

The Battle of Iwo Jima marks one of the most iconic battles in World War II History. The famous Raising of the Flag on Iwo Jima, taken February 23, 1945, is one of the most well-known photographs in the world. The fierce battle lasted for over a month,… Read More

PTSD: How Your Experiences Affect Your Claim

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is one of the most common mental health disorders affecting veterans of all ages. Whether it is the only condition from which a veteran suffers, or it is part of a constellation of injuries and afflictions, veterans… Read More

Wisconsin VA Hospital Under Investigation After 3 Deaths

The Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center is facing intense scrutiny and investigations by multiple federal agencies after a report from the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) found that the number of prescriptions for powerful painkillers was significantly… Read More

This Week In Military Heroism: POWs Released From Hanoi Hilton

February 12, 1973Forty-one years ago this week, prisoners of war held by the North Vietnamese were returned home as a result of the Paris Peace Accords. The mission, known as Operation Homecoming, returned 591 POWs back to the United States. Though these… Read More

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