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’d heard the horror stories from other Vets and wondered if VA was just another government bureaucracy, but when the clerk (herself a Veteran) sat down with me, it was painless.
Dr. Tommy Sowers is a former U.S. Army Special Forces officer and was the 2010 Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives in Missouri’s 8th congressional district before being sworn in on Aug. 20, 2012 as assistant secretary for public and intergovernmental affairs for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Louisville will launch the first ever veterans court in Kentucky. The court will give veterans services and programs that are not available to average civilians. A federal grant is covering the cost of the court.
On Sept. 25, VA Secretary Shinseki was the keynote speaker at the National Indian Health Board Annual Consumer Conference in Denver.
Homeless female veterans face many barriers in obtaining gainful employment. In fiscal year (FY) 2010, 77% of homeless female veterans were unemployed.
Some 8,600 homeless veterans will benefit from $15 million in grant money for job training through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis said today.
VA Releases Disability Benefits Questionnaires.
VA’s efforts to provide housing and health care support for women Veterans have never been more critical.
Andy and Miriam Miranda don’t fit the historical profile of homeless veterans. Former teachers with master’s degrees who have a six-year-old son, they have lost a house to foreclosure and were evicted from an apartment for falling behind on rent.
The National Salute to Veteran Patients program encourages all Americans to visit and volunteer at VA medical centers and to send letters of thanks or valentines to those who have protected our nation.
The U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development today announced that a new national report shows that homelessness among veterans has been reduced by nearly 12 percent between January 2010 and January 2011.
Veterans returning home from combat duty are under the impression they are ready and able to find work, and a stable, safe home environment.
Since our nations founding, America's Veterans have fought for our liberties contained within our Constitution and Bill of Rights.
When will Congressman Henry Waxman and Senator Dianne ever get serious about providing shelter for the 20,000 Veterans living homeless and hungry on the dangerous streets of Los Angeles, our nation’s capital for homeless Veterans?
FOR CENTURIES, nations have waged war over land ownership and territory boundaries. After America’s triumphant victory in the Revolutionary War, the United States Government appreciatively awarded personal land ownership to those who sacrificed on behalf of our new Nation.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is booting a bus company, a car rental firm and a commercial laundry from its sprawling campus a few miles from the ocean as it tries to counter accusations that it puts commercial interests ahead of housing homeless vets.
Did you know that VA’s Health Services Research & Development Service (VA HSR&D) is working to support Secretary Shinseki’s pledge to end Veteran homelessness by 2014?
Veteran homelessness is a critical issue: The economic downturn continues and thousands of service members leave the military every year to a tough job market.
VISN 10 has developed a Five Year Plan to end homelessness among Veterans that is centered on VHA’s six strategic pillars. Each pillar is important to have in place for the plan to be successful.
The New England Center for Homeless Veterans is having our 2nd annual Harbor Cruise this Thursday, July 14th, from 6-9.
Neither rain nor wind, nor heat and humidity dampened the enthusiasm of participants and volunteers during the first national VA2K, held on June 2 across VA.
VA is continuing to develop housing opportunities for homeless and at–risk Veterans by adding 34 VA locations across the country, which will increase the Department’s available beds by over 5,000.
The St. Cloud VA Health Care System has been selected as a site for development of a new building for homeless or at-risk Veterans and their families through public-private partnerships and VA’s enhanced-use lease (EUL) program.
Betty is an Air Force Veteran who served from 1979-1983. She was proud to have served her country, and of her accomplishments, but while in the service, she suffered two sexual attacks that left her with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from Military Sexual Trauma (MST).
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