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Veterans Exposed To Toxic Chemicals Accuse VA Of Foot-Dragging

Retired Senior Master Sgt. Leslie Howe has battled two cancers -- non-Hodgkin lymphoma and prostate cancer, both of which have been linked with exposure to Agent Orange, the herbicide used by the U.S. military to destroy enemy cover and crops during the… Read More

Vietnam Veterans Still Have PTSD 40 Years After the War

The Vietnam War ended 40 years ago, but its effects on the mental health of veterans still lingers.This has not only surprised some experts, but it has raised concerns among health professionals about the ongoing care of these aging veterans.The study… Read More

VA Manager Indicted on 50 Counts of Falsifying Records of Veterans

A manager at a Veterans Affairs medical center in Georgia is on leave with pay following his indictment on 50 counts of ordering his staff to falsify medical records of veterans waiting for outside medical care.The case against Cathedral Henderson appears… Read More

Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Exposed to Burn Pits Worry About their Health

In Afghanistan and Iraq, especially in the early years, soldiers burned their waste in big, open-air pits. A burn pits just a big hole in the ground. You push dirt up and just have trash there, and light it on fire and walk away, says Army veteran Eric… Read More

Veterans To Lose Some Benefits in Grand Island

LINCOLN, Neb.--┬áHundreds of veterans and their families are trying to figure out what they'll do. Now that the Department of Veteran's Affairs has run out of money to pay for programs some vets use daily- and their families said they can't go without.A… Read More

Pennsylvania Expands Education Benefits for Veterans

Military personnel can be assigned to serve around the globe, but when veterans come to Pennsylvania, out-of-state tuition and fees in higher education can be a financial burden.That wont be the case anymore, thanks to a new state law that took effect… Read More

Senate moves to strip Veterans Affairs of authority over big construction after VA Hospital overruns

The U.S. Senate has tentatively approved legislation to strip the Veterans Affairs Department of the authority to manage large construction projects after massive cost overruns on a Denver-area hospital.The Senate voted to amend a defense bill to give… Read More

Military veterans can ride free on Santa Fe buses

A new program that allows military veterans in Santa Fe to ride city buses for free is up and running.Veterans can sign up at the Santa Fe Trails administrative office at 2931 Rufina St. They should bring a Veterans Affairs identification card and proof… Read More

Agent Orange decision turns attention to 'blue water' veterans

WASHINGTON The Department of Veterans Affairs decision to grant Agent Orange benefits to C-123 crews raised concerns on Capitol Hill on Thursday for another class of potential victims: blue water sailors.Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said Congress… Read More

After years of denials, VA seeks to offer disability aid to reservists in Agent Orange dispute

WASHINGTON Reversing a long-held position, the Department of Veterans Affairs now says Air Force reservists who became ill after being exposed to Agent Orange residue while working on planes after the Vietnam War should be eligible for disability benefits.The… Read More

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