Veterans News

Navajo Veterans Housing Project Continues into Second Year

FARMINGTON A 2013 project to build houses for Navajo veterans in each of the five agencies is continuing into another year.An update about the Navajo veterans housing project was provided on Wednesday to officials in the Navajo Office of the President… Read More

VA Secretary McDonald Visits Wilmington Center

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald toured the Wilmington VA Medical Center Monday.McDonald met with hospital leaders and workers, as well as veterans."We have a lot of work to do," McDonald said.Media was not allowed on the tour portion… Read More

Vermont VA to Make Some Veterans' Stories Part of Record

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) - Vermonts only veterans hospital is going to be joining six other Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals in making the life stories of some veterans a part of their medical record.The program, called My Life, My Story,… Read More

Veterans Officials Say 48 Arkansas Claims' Dates Altered

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. An inspection of the Little Rock veterans benefits center found that staff members were marking overlooked claims many almost 2 years old to make them appear as if they had just been filed.The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (… Read More

Ramsey County Veterans Court Seeks Vets to Volunteer as Mentors

The Ramsey County Veterans Court is seeking veterans to serve as volunteer mentors to Veterans Court participants.Ramsey County Veterans Court provides veterans of the United States military branches who are charged with committing a crime in Ramsey County… Read More

New Law Will Let Deployed Nebraska Parents Pick Someone to Perform Custodial Duties

LINCOLN Danelle Nelson has completed six deployments during 15 years in the Nebraska Air National Guard.The 36-year-old technical sergeant from Kearney recently told Nebraska lawmakers that she doubts she would consider a seventh.In tearful testimony,… Read More

New York Poised to Become Largest U.S. City to End Veteran Homelessness

New York is poised to become the largest U.S. city to end veteran homelessness by the end of 2015, an incredible achievement for a city that in 2012 had the second largest population of homeless veterans in the country.From 2011 to 2014, New York City… Read More

Army Reserve Officer Nominated as Conn. Veterans Affairs Commissioner

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has put forward Lt. Col. Sean Connolly of Hebron as his choice to succeed Linda Schwartz as the state's Veterans Affairs commissioner. Connolly must first, however, be confirmed by the General Assembly.Connolly serves in the 655th… Read More

Conservative Veterans Group Proposes Privatized Health Care

A conservative veterans group is testing its clout with a radical plan unveiled Thursday to largely privatize VA health care.Concerned Veterans for America is calling for the Veterans Health Administration the wing of the VA that oversees health care… Read More

Lawmakers Puzzled Why Few Veterans Go Outside VA for Care

WASHINGTON -- Senators said Thursday a new multi-billion-dollar program to provide outside health care to veterans caught up in long waits at the VA does not appear to be working.Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., pressed the Department of Veterans Affairs… Read More

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