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US senators propose legislation to move homeless vets to West Los...

After Al Gunn's lower right leg was blown off by a land mine in Vietnam in 1972, he turned to substance abuse and homelessness shortly followed.

Vets Facing Homelessness Grill VA Officials with Tough Questions at Conference

A heated war of words was exchanged between veterans facing homelessness and the federal department tasked with looking out for them during a conference in Cambridge Saturday morning.

VA report says 97 percent of appointments ‘completed within 30 days’

The Department of Veteran Affairs has released a 50-page document, MyVA, outlining its improvement goals in the aftermath of last year's internal report of doctored waiting lists that hid how long veterans waited for care.

VA Whistle-Blower Claims She Was Fired For Speaking Out For Veterans

By all accounts, the Veterans Healthcare System is broken, and too often, letting down the very veterans it's supposed to serve.

More VA Lies, Fakery And Fraud Equals More Homeless veterans

A fake gate-opening ceremony, a fake homeless welcome center, and other VA fakery, lies and fraud highlighted VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald and his homeless expert Vince Kane’s recent trip to the Los Angeles VA and it hasn’t stopped nor has Veterans homelessness been reduced.

Leaked Document: Nearly One-Third Of 847,000 Veterans In Backlog For VA...

Death Analyses 2015 Veterans Affairs WASHINGTON -- More than 238,000 of the 847,000 veterans in the pending backlog for health care through the Department of...

Iraq War Veteran Fights For His Life Against VA Negligence

Alex Vancel is an American veteran of the Iraq War. He volunteered after 9/11, and America called upon him to fight on our behalf in the inferno of Iraq.

Veterans Request for American Embassy at Los Angeles VA

The decades-long strict sanctions imposed by the U.S. Government prohibiting war-injured and homeless Veterans from entering the Los Angeles VA for the most basic of human right

Sent Away by the VA, It happens Every Day

Iraq war veteran Chris Dorsey figured that no one would believe he had been turned away from a VA clinic when he sought an appointment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

One year after VA scandal, the number of veterans waiting for...

One year after an explosive Veterans Affairs scandal sparked national outrage, the number of veterans on wait lists to be treated for everything from Hepatitis C to post-traumatic stress is 50 percent higher.

VA Announces Availability of Renewal Funding

The Department of Veterans Affairs is announcing the availability of 1-year renewal funding in fiscal year 2015.

Veterans, homeowners express concerns about VA campus plans

Veterans will have a new clinic in Lincoln.

VA seeks to offer aid to Air Force reservists exposed to...

Reversing a long held position, the Department of Veterans Affairs now says Air Force reservists who became ill after being exposed to Agent Orange residue while working on planes after the Vietnam War should be eligible for disability benefits.

More VA Land Misappropriation and More Retaliation Against Veterans

Recently, I was interviewed by John Ismay, an Iraqi War Veteran who is the “Veterans and Military Issues Reporter” for Southern California Public Radio.

VetLikeMe 5/22/2025

Opinion: Frye Gets It Right This should have been in the mail this afternoon, but the VetLikeMe digital engineers tell us it got lost in the...

4:20 Radio: Top 10 Cannabis Songs of All-Time

Get the best weed songs with Guest VT celebrity Johnny Punish and some guy named Alex Stoned. Oh, they also discuss the House of Representatives killing a bipartisan amendment that would have increased military veterans' access to medical marijuana.

VA Mismanagement, Malpractice Detailed in Reports

More than 120 previously unpublished investigations by the Veterans Affairs Department's inspector general, dating as far back as 2006, reveal problems at VA medical centers nationwide ranging from medical malpractice and patient safety concerns to mismanagement, infighting and corruption.

Veterans denied disability benefits by VA

A Central Florida veteran is fighting for his life, as well as disability and insurance benefits, after he said the kidney cancer that is costing him his life was caused by water contamination at Camp Lejeune.

VA gets praise for Choice changes,

Advocates applauded the progress the Department of Veterans Affairs has made in a much-maligned program ...

Sanders Urges VA to Use Emergency Powers to Save Lives

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today asked the Department of Veterans Affairs to invoke emergency powers to make expensive hepatitis C drugs available at affordable prices to treat tens of thousands of veterans now being denied the most effective care.

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.

Feds: VA worker stole thousands, spent it on prostitutes, strippers

A former federal employee in Michigan has admitted to embezzling at least $150,000 from a Department of Veterans Affairs retail store and spending it all on an addiction to gambling, prostitutes and strippers, including lap dances from a stripper named “Ashley,” according to a criminal complaint filed this week in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Senator: VA Denying Vets Their Constitutional Rights

the Senate Judiciary Committee requested an explanation from the Justice Department as to why nearly every name in the “mentally defective” category of the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) belongs to a Veteran or their dependents

No health drawbacks to veterans’ dual use of VA, Medicare Advantage,...

In a study that looked at a handful of quality measures for chronic disease care, veterans who used both Veterans Affairs care and a Medicare Advantage plan during 2008 or 2009 did no better or worse than those who relied strictly on VA.

Corrine Brown Introduces Legislation to Ensure Gender Specific Services at VA...

House Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Corrine Brown introduced legislation today requiring that gender-specific services be continuously available at every VA medical center and community based outpatient clinic in the country.

Honoring Women Veterans: Blog Post by DOL and VA Secretaries, Director...

It’s inspiring to see that after serving their country nobly in the armed forces, so many women and men veterans choose to continue working for the American people through Federal civil service.

VA memo ordered false health care claims to cover up backlog

Another veterans scandal hit the Obama administration Wednesday with the emergence of an internal Veterans Affairs memo that allowed bureaucrats to cook their books and assert they were answering diligently President Obama’s call to reduce the backlog of veterans’ benefits claims.

GOP candidates eye vouchers for veterans

Veterans’ Day 2011, then-presidential candidate Mitt Romney was in South Carolina, visiting with roughly a dozen veterans, and raised the prospect of privatizing VA care.

Lawsuit Seeks to Speed Veterans’ Disability Compensation Appeals

More than four decades after he first showed symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, Vietnam War veteran Conley Monk Jr. still is waiting for approval of medical coverage and, more recently, disability benefits, from the Veterans Administration.

Continuing Indiana’s commitment to our heroes in uniform

Having spent nearly three decades as a firefighter, I have always taken my role as chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee very seriously.

Veterans battle VA for atomic designation

One of Jeffery Dean’s close Army buddies died two days ago of a cancer that the Belfast man has no problem connecting to their stint cleaning up nuclear waste together on a tiny South Pacific atoll.

Blowing the Whistle on Bobby Shriver

Robert A. "Bob" McDonald, the 8th Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), announced soon after his Senate confirmation:

Sarah Palin Pushes Koch

Sarah Palin is using recent scandals to apparently push for the dismantling of the Veterans Administration.

Veterans sound off at VA meeting

Like many Permian Basin employers, the West Texas VA Health Care System has run into hard times staffing its facilities, which has impacted everything from scheduling appointments to answering calls.

VA doesn’t release 140 vet health care probe findings

The Department of Veterans Affairs' chief watchdog has not publicly released the findings of 140 health care investigations since 2006, potentially leaving dangerous problems to fester without proper oversight, a USA TODAY analysis of VA documents found.

Local VA Hospital To Merge With DMV

We spent years fabricating data to make our scores look better, but still the complaints came in

Robley Rex VA Medical Center, Louisville, KY

For two and one-half years, the ROBLEY REX VA MEDICAL CENTER in Louisville, Kentucky has been giving me the run-around, brush-off and line of bovine scatology about fee basis chiropractic visits.

VA empire strikes back — bureaucrats vs. veterans’ health

President Obama and the Veterans Administration bureaucracy are already sabotaging the VA-reform law passed in August.

VA Announces Availability of Funds Under SSVF Program

The SSVF Program's purpose is to provide supportive services grants to private non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives, who will coordinate or provide supportive services to very low-income veteran families who

VetLikeMe Weekly 1/23/2015

Every military member remembers two dates, the date they entered the service and the date they left.