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Message From The Secretary of Veteran Affairs

Throughout our history, Americans have embraced and aspired to live up to our great national declaration:

Historical Notes 38 U.S.C. & 511 Fuhrer – Alarming Part III

Save the best for last some have said. DANGER, DANGER, WILL ROBINSON ! Here is something for those with common sense ( the basis for intelligence ) that will open your eyes and mind.

V.A. Secretary New Fuhrer Part II

To clarify and give meaning of finger pointing directly at the NEW FUHRER give the following remarks from SENIOR CIRCUIT JUDGE of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals a big weight upon the scale of that which is fair and just.

VAPHS Director Honored for Leading Quest to End Homelessness

The Pennsylvania American Legion has recognized VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) Director and CEO Terry Gerigk Wolf for her support in the nonprofit's quest to end homelessness among Veterans.

A Holiday Message From The Secretary

On Christmas night, 1776, General George Washington led a poorly-clothed, poorly-equipped, and poorly-fed American Army across the icy Delaware River to attack well-equipped Hessian troops at the garrison in Trenton, New Jersey.

VA Publishes Final Regulation on Clothing Allowance Eligibility

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki today announced the publication of a final regulation in the Federal Register on clothing allowance that expands the eligibility criteria for Veterans with multiple prosthetic and orthopedic devices or skin conditions caused by prescribed medications.

Statement from Secretary of VA Eric K. Shinseki

“Honoring our sacred trust with our Veterans means doing all we can to help them find work when they come home.

Regime Change at the Largest VA in the Nation

For two-and-a-half years, fellow Veterans in Los Angeles and around the country have repeatedly written you and respectfully requested that you make major changes at the Los Angeles National Veterans Home.

VA Secretary Visits

Dr. Glenn Klute explains how USMC Veteran Will Silva's experimental prosthetic foot works to VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki during his visit to the Seattle Division of VA Puget Sound June 1.

Secretary Shinseki Visits Alaska

Secretary Shinseki made a few stops in Alaska over Memorial Day weekend. His itinerary included the cities of Bethel and Anchorage, along with the village of Kwigillingok.

HUD, VA Secretaries to Speak at NCHV Annual Conference

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2011 – Shortly after they were sworn into office in early 2009, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and VA Secretary Eric Shinseki met with the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) Board of Directors to express their support of President Barack Obama’s commitment to end veteran homelessness.

VA Names New Industry Innovation Competition Winners

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced today the second round of awards from the agency’s Industry Innovation Competition to six commercial and non-profit organizations. Five projects will provide new tools for Veteran entrepreneurs, reduce the risk of adverse drug reactions and streamline clinical coordination in VA hospitals.

The Million Veteran Program: VA’s Genomics Game-Changer Launches Nationwide

WASHINGTON (May 5, 2011) – An unprecedented Veterans Affairs (VA) research program that promises to advance the sophisticated science of genomics goes national today.

Freeman v. Shinseki

Following on the heels of the Henderson decision by the Supreme Court, on April 26, 2011, the Veterans Court (CAVC) issued a decision on a petition by William Freeman that ordered VA provide a process for veterans to challenge the appointment of a VA fiduciary to control his or her finances. Mr. Freeman wanted to challenge the appointment of a stranger to handle his finances instead of his sister, a woman who had taken care of him and his father for more than two decades.

Court Case on Denial of Help to Veterans Won’t Bring Relief

Don't expect much help for veterans from Henderson v. Shinseki, (No.09-1036). via mal Most of the members of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans...

PTSD Continues as Veteran Bashing Grows

As the political fallout continues over Allen Breed's AP hit job published over the weekend asserting that U.S. veterans and reformist DVA elements effectively collude to commit...

VFW’s Tradewell Betrays Veterans … Again

Thomas J. Tradewell Sr., a Republican flack who heads the Veterans for Foreign Wars (VFW), has an unusual give-away when he's lying. His mouth...