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WWII vet, oldest Medal of Honor recipient, dies. Nicholas Oresko, an Army master sergeant who was badly wounded as he single-handedly took out two enemy bunkers during the Battle of the Bulge in 1945, died Friday night at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, hospital officials announced Saturday. He was 96.
Time for Congress to put veterans funding first. Hyperlink to Article The Hill: Unfortunately, the law did not protect other veterans’ benefits and services – including disability compensation, insurance, home loan guaranty and GI education support – from the uncertainty and disruptions caused by budget and debt ceiling battles.
Protest at Providence Federal Building. The Providence Journal U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs workers demonstrated on Friday outside the agency’s downtown office, in advance of possible …
Hitting the road for veterans. San Mateo Daily Journal Additionally, according to USA Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs states if … on television and radio programs including Fox News and Fox and Friends
Caregivers serving wounded warriors battle stress, neglect. Fox News Jay’s father, Joe Briseno, also an army veteran, told Fox News they have nearly … like us because we quit our jobs,” the elder Briseno told Fox News outside his … be met by the medical community or the Department of Veteran Affairs alone.
Hagel: Furloughed Pentagon civilians to be recalled back to work. Defense Department civilians who support “the morale, well-being, capabilities and readiness of service members” will soon be recalled from furlough, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Saturday.
US commando raids suggest future shape of counterterror bids . The U.S. commando raids in Libya and Somalia suggest the future shape of U.S. counterterrorism efforts – brief, targeted raids against highly sought extremist figures – and highlight the rise of Africa as a terrorist haven.
Army explores predicting suicides as a way to prevent them. Hyperlink to Article USA Today: Advocates say it is desperately needed as suicides among active-duty military and veterans reach record levels. Researchers at the Department of Veterans Affairs estimate that 22 veterans die by suicide each day.
Obamacare Aims to Close Medicare ‘Doughnut Hole’. Hyperlink to Article The Wall Street Journal: All of the VA plans—veterans’ health care, the Civilian Health and Medical program known as ChampVA, and the spina bifida health-care program—meet the standards, and then some, of Obamacare.
House to pass bills to reopen national parks, VA. Hyperlink to Article Las Vegas Sun (AP): Republicans say the GOP-controlled House intends to pass legislation to reopen portions of the government, including national parks and processing of claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs… While VA hospitals remain open and veterans benefits continue to be paid, the legislation would allow claims processors to continue to work on the agency’s lengthy backload of applications.
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Clinical Nurse Leaders Making a Difference at VA: VA is introducing a new kind of nurse at its medical centers across the country, and it’s making a big difference in the level of care patients are receiving. They’re called Clinical Nurse Leaders.