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More than 40 transitioning service members from throughout Europe graduated last month from the Department of Veterans Affairs' first overseas Warrior Transition Advancement Course.
Members of the American Federation of Government Employees Local 1038 stood in front of the Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center on Friday holding signs that read “VA Vacancies Go Up Yet Care Goes Down” and “Don’t Dismantle My VA” Friday morning.
There are an estimated 49,000 job vacancies at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and more than 35,000 of those jobs are in the Veterans Health Administration.
Every month since June 2009, Tad Steckler has received a disability benefits check from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
On February 28, 2017 President Trump, while addressing a Joint Session of Congress, once again identified accountability in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as a top priority. The President is right, veterans deserve much better.
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, today met with Dr. David Shulkin, President Donald J. Trump’s nominee to be secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), to discuss his priorities for leading the second largest agency in the federal government.
Veterans health care remains a “high risk” issue threatening the federal budget and quality of care for former service members, auditors say in a forthcoming report.
You don’t often see Donald Trump pull a punch, but he did it last week. Trump spent his entire campaign deeply angered by how the government treats veterans, particularly regarding their medical care.
E.J. Walton charged across the lawn clutching two paper bags of groceries, one of several trips he made on Friday.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is billing veterans who were incarcerated at any time since 2008 for benefits they received – but shouldn’t have – while in prison, a VA official said Tuesday.
U.S. Army veteran Mitch Sullivan has found participating in a gardening project at the Colmery-O’Neil VA Medical Center in Topeka to be a therapeutic experience.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Asheville says 16 veterans are accused of submitting fraudulent travel vouchers for reimbursement.
The first U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs town hall at UC Berkeley will take place Tuesday, June 7, at Alumni House, as part of the VA’s ongoing outreach to vets and their families. as well as vet service groups, community partners and non-governmental organizations.
Invited to a meeting with the top brass at the Manchester VA Medical Center, Mayor Ted Gatsas said on Wednesday that he didn’t make it through the front door before hearing a complaint about the Veterans Choice system.
Joshua Bunn was a rifleman in one of the bloodiest valleys in Afghanistan, where his infantry unit killed hundreds of enemy fighters and lost more comrades than any other battalion in the Marine Corps in 2009.
Many of us are aware that veterans commit suicide at an average of 22 per day. We’re appalled by the daunting statistics while at the same time selfishly thankful that it didn’t happen to someone within our family.
There is a new push to find New Mexico's veterans living in rural areas who may be in need of help.
The Department of Veterans Affairs ousted the head of its Ohio-based regional network Thursday and disciplined an official at the Cincinnati VA medical centerin connection with a probe of the hospital's management and veterans' care.
Federal prosecutors have decided not to press criminal charges against two former executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs who were accused of manipulating the agency's hiring system for their own gain.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has agreed to pay for robotic legs that could allow scores of paralyzed veterans with spinal cord injuries to walk again.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald renewed his apology Wednesday for a fatal Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Allegheny County, vowing to make the nation’s largest hospital system more transparent, efficient and responsive.
The Veterans Affairs Department will meet veterans’ health care needs through closer coordination with outside hospitals, clinics and doctors, the department says in a plan its sending to Congress on Sunday.
Female veterans who try to take their own lives are often successful at a far higher rate than their female non-veteran counterparts because of one reason: They use guns.
Dozens of West Coast military veterans incorrectly received letters indicating they’d lose unemployment benefits after an overworked Department of Veterans Affairs office in Seattle lost track of records the veterans had submitted, according to a VA Inspector General report released this week.
After more than a decade of deployments, the unemployment rate for veterans from all wars remains higher than that of the general population in Utah.
In the wake of last year’s VA waiting list scandal, the House on Wednesday passed a bill to streamline the process to remove or demote Veterans Affairs employees who are not up to par.
Dozens of local veterans addressed concerns with officials from Overton Brooks VA Medical Center during a Thursday evening town hall meeting.
In a rush to assist poorly served veterans, many in Congress are supporting legislation to quickly fire the “bad apples” at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
David Bowles is excitedly making plans to move from a homeless shelter to an apartment of his own in a few weeks, thanks to a new Department of Veterans Affairs program helping homeless veterans find long-term employment.
The number of veterans seeking health care but ending up on waiting lists of one month or more is 50 percent higher now than it was a year ago when a scandal over false records and long wait times wracked the Department of Veterans Affairs, The New York Times reported.
When our men and women in uniform complete their military service, they fulfill their solemn vow and commitment to our nation. It is our duty to honor our commitment to them. Unfortunately, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) too often fails in fulfilling its pledge to provide quality medical care to our nation’s veterans.
Two veterans groups said Thursday that they filed suit against the Department of Veterans Affairs over a new policy requiring veterans to fill out a formal application or speak to a designated VA employee to begin the process of receiving benefits, rather than giving a simple notice.
The nominee to lead the Veterans Health Administration told Senate lawmakers Tuesday that he intends to "transform" the country's largest health care organization, using his private sector experience to help guide the Department of Veterans Affairs beyond the patient access problems that led to long waiting lists and falsified records in Phoenix and elsewhere around the country.
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