Veterans News

Howard County veteran's benefits repeatedly delayed

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. A Howard County family said its two-year battle to claim veteran's benefits for an aging Army retiree has been thwarted by dropped calls, paperwork mix-ups and holdup after holdup.Bob Thornton, 85, fondly recalls his career as an Army… Read More

Veterans protesting closing of historic Veterans Affairs medical campus

HOT SPRINGS, South Dakota Veterans and residents of Hot Springs are marching through the town to protest what they see as the inevitable closure of the historic Veterans Affairs medical campus.The Save the VA group is organizing the march that begins… Read More

Vietnam War Veteran Passionate About Serving His Community

Vietnam War veteran Hansel Keene was so moved by the Marine Corps League Honor Guard, a few years ago, that he decided to join up. Now he is one of Livingston Countys more active veteran volunteers.Due to his passion and honor, the Livingston County Veterans… Read More

Inspection Report for Augusta VA Still Unreleased

The Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector Generals Office continues to withhold findings of health care violations at Augustas Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, despite six months of calls from congressional leaders to tell the public about how potentially… Read More

VA launching one-stop website for all veterans benefits

Veterans will soon be able to log in to just one website to manage their benefits, apply for doctors' appointments, and determine their eligibility for programs.Tom Allin, the first chief veterans experience officer at the Veterans Affairs Department,… Read More

'The VA needs change,' Veterans Affairs nominee says

Dr. David Shulkin, the Obama administration's nominee for undersecretary of health at Veterans Affairs, told lawmakers Tuesday he would work to create a VA medical system that would provide veterans superior care while attracting top talent to its ranks.Shulkin,… Read More

Pittsburgh, Erie VA hospitals turn attention to female veterans' needs

VA hospitals in Pittsburgh and Erie are emphasizing women's health services as the number of female veterans grows, changing the character of hospitals once dominated by mostly older male patients.Department of Veterans Affairs officials say the system… Read More

Governor to Announce the Delaware Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness

At 10:00 AM on Monday, May 4th, at American Legion Post 2, Dover, DE, Governor Markell will gather state and local leaders together to announce the Delaware Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness in 2015. This is one of the goals the Governor included… Read More

American veterans and Hep C

The greatest threat to American forces on the battlefield is obviously the enemy. But once back home, service members and veterans continue to face threats to their health and their lives. Sometimes these hazards are obvious, as in the case of physical… Read More

Veterans speak out at congressional hearing

Veterans from across the Mid-South were small in number but made their grievances known in a big way to the high-ranking chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs during a town hall meeting at Landers Center in Southaven on Monday. U.S. Rep.… Read More

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