Veterans News

Chester County Housing Authority Launches Community Partnership to Find Homes for 100 Veterans in 100 Days

The Chester County Housing Authority has launched a new campaign for finding at least 100 veterans suitable homes in the next 100 days.The Authority announced this week that it would partner with a diverse group of community agencies, as well as departments… Read More

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald Holds News Conference

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald drew expressions of disappointment but no demand for his resignation Tuesday, one day after he apologized for erroneously claiming he served in the military's special forces."A lie is a lie,"… Read More

Public Invited to Oregon Dept. of Veterans' Affairs Advisory Committee Meeting

LEBANON The public is invited to attend and participate in the next quarterly meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs being from 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 4, at the Edward C. Allworth Veterans Home, 600… Read More

VA Secretary Calls Members of Congress, Veterans Groups to Apologize Personally

He called his supporters.He called his nemeses.Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald took to his phone Tuesday, personally apologizing for falsely telling a homeless veteran that he served in the special forces. The issue is particularly sensitive… Read More

Florida Lawmakers Weigh In on VA Secretary's False Special Forces Claim

WASHINGTON The Florida lawmakers who lead the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee weighed in Tuesday on the nations top veterans official for his statement inflating his military service.The Republican who chairs the committee, Jeff Miller of the Pensacola… Read More

VA Doctor Points to Gaps in Program

A doctor working at an outlying community outpatient clinic managed by the Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial Veterans Affairs Medical Center said he is as confused as his patients over the rules of the VAs new Veterans Choice program.The program, launched… Read More

VA Seeking Talented Vets for Creative Arts Competition in Pensacola

Gulf Coast veterans will have a chance to display their creative and artistic abilities in the local competition of the 2015 National Veterans Creative Arts Competition March 5 in Biloxi, Miss.Hosted by the Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans… Read More

Agent Orange Will Be Focus of March 8 Town Hall Meeting in Kansas

After successful town hall meetings on Agent Orange last year, the Vietnam Veterans of America will host additional ones in coming months, said Topekan Roland Mayhew.VVA Chapter 604 is presenting information on Agent Orange from 1 to 3 p.m. March 8 at… Read More

Veterans Affairs Reviews Prosthetics Lab After Complaints

After a blood clot forced the amputation of his left leg in 2012, retired Navy Cmdr. Robert Haas was counting on the prosthetics lab at Columbus Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Center to help him regain his mobility. Sadly, he says, his trust was misplaced.Despite… Read More

VA Suicide Hotline Film Wins Oscar

A film that turned the camera lens on those who work behind the scenes to keep veterans from committing suicide took home an Academy Award on Sunday night.As the feature film "American Sniper" stole headlines and has grossed more than $428 million worldwide,… Read More

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