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First WARTAC-Europe graduates offered jobs with VA; next classes begin in...

More than 40 transitioning service members from throughout Europe graduated last month from the Department of Veterans Affairs' first overseas Warrior Transition Advancement Course.

Protestors raise awareness for unfilled VA jobs outside Thomas E. Creek...

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.

How Is The VA Staffing Crisis Affecting South Texas Veterans?

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.

The VA overpaid tens of thousands of veterans, and now it...

Every month since June 2009, Tad Steckler has received a disability benefits check from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

VA Secretary David Shulkin: Our plan to deliver greater accountability to...

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. Senate approves Shulkin as VA Secretary

Paul Rieckhoff, founder and CEO of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, said he hopes the new secretary will follow through on President Donald Trump's campaign promises to veterans.

Isakson Meets with VA Secretary Nominee Dr. David Shulkin

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 care still ‘high risk’ as Trump mulls VA head

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.

Why privatizing the VA won't do much to help veterans

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.

Denver veterans get 5 tons of donated food in VA event

E.J. Walton charged across the lawn clutching two paper bags of groceries, one of several trips he made on Friday.

Togus VA helps homeless veterans

The Togus Veterans Affairs Medical Center hosted its 19th annual "Homeless Veteran Stand Down" program Saturday to help veterans get the services they need to get back on their feet.

VA attempts to recoup money paid to veterans in prison

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.

HUD, VA combine to help cut vet homelessness

HUD provides rental assistance to homeless veterans and the VA complements it with case management and clinical services.

Veterans find gardening at Topeka VA to be therapeutic activity

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.

16 veterans face fraud charges for VA travel vouchers

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Asheville says 16 veterans are accused of submitting fraudulent travel vouchers for reimbursement.

Campus hosts first veterans’ town hall with the VA

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.

Veterans help veterans use the VA home loan

Sandy Heath stood with invitations to her wedding in hand, two destinations before her: garbage can or mailbox.

Veterans Choice program is hot topic during candidate's visit to VA...

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.

Report Finds Sharp Increase in Veterans Denied V.A. Benefits

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.

Whistleblower At Phoenix VA Continues His Fight To Save Suicidal Veterans

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.

VA trying to locate rural veterans who need services

There is a new push to find New Mexico's veterans living in rural areas who may be in need of help.

Veterans group holds town hall meeting on VA hospital issues

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.

US Attorney declines prosecution of former VA execs

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.

VA to pay for robotic legs to let paralyzed veterans walk...

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 in region still wary of VA, study shows

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.

Hillary Clinton rolls out plan to reform VA

Hillary Clinton on Tuesday rolled out her plan to address issues within the Department of Veterans Affairs, pledging in New Hampshire to "modernize" the struggling agency and "overhaul" its governance.

VA pitches ‘fundamental shift’ in veterans’ health care to Congress

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.

VA addresses suicide by gun problem among female veterans

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.

VA audit: Overworked Seattle office didn’t read mail, told veterans they’d...

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.

VA program helps veterans start new career

Getting struggling veterans back on their feet, that’s the goal of a unique program a the Ralph H. Johnson VA Hospital. The first step is to help veterans find jobs, and then keep them.

New VA program helps veterans find meaningful employment

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.

VA medical job vacancies hurting veterans

THE Veterans Health Administration has 41,500 job vacancies for doctors, nurses and other medical professionals across its 150-hospital system.

House passes bill to streamline firings, demotions at VA

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.

Veterans voice health care concerns with VA officials

Dozens of local veterans addressed concerns with officials from Overton Brooks VA Medical Center during a Thursday evening town hall meeting.

Firing More VA Employees Faster Will Not Improve Services for Veterans

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.

VA Aims to Help Homeless, at-Risk Veterans Find Stable Jobs

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.

Veterans see even longer waits for health care while VA faces...

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.

VA Choice Program must work better for our veterans

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.

Veterans Groups File Suit Over New VA Policy on Benefits

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.

VA nominee vows transformation of veterans health care

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.