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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • A bit of history, a bit of strategy and thoughts on the social safety net with candidate Norm Mosher

    The guy shaking hands down at Newport News Shipbuilding this morning could be one of the more unusual Congressional candidates around -- Norm Mosher, the Democratic challenger in the 1st district, is the only political hopeful Shad Plank's ever heard to...
  • Secret Service under pressure after fence jumper incident

    Members of Congress insisted Sunday that the Secret Service improve its procedures after an Army veteran, apparently suffering from mental problems, jumped a fence and managed to make it into the White House residence. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.),...
  • Suicide By Veterans Remains A Daunting Problem As VA Struggles To Improve Care

    Suicide By Veterans Remains A Daunting Problem As VA Struggles To Improve Care
    As with many suicides, nobody saw this one coming. Back from his service in Afghanistan, Matthew Melanson was part of a tightly knit group of students at Tunxis Community College. The 22-year-old National Guardsman from Simsbury was known as an avid...
  • Restored Rosslyn Hotel annex will house 75 homeless veterans

    Restored Rosslyn Hotel annex will house 75 homeless veterans
    Anthony Smith slept near the baseball diamond at a West Los Angeles park Sunday night, huddled with the olive drab duffel pack he has carried since his four-year stint as an Army medic during the Gulf War. "I saw a lot of blood and despair," said Smith,...
  • Reforms Aim To Fix Problems In Connecticut Veterans Care

     Reforms Aim To Fix Problems In Connecticut Veterans Care
    WASHINGTON — A new law designed to reform the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs should bring improvements in the delivery of medical care to Connecticut veterans, although some of the changes will be slow in coming and problems are expected to...
  • VA scandal: 3 whistle-blowers reach settlements with agency

    VA scandal: 3 whistle-blowers reach settlements with agency
    Three employees who complained about the troubled Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix have reached settlements with the scandal-scarred federal agency that runs the health system for veterans, it was announced Monday. The employees were among the first...
  • Veterans' OASIS: A Refuge And A Resource For Vets On Campus

    Veterans' OASIS: A Refuge And A Resource For Vets On Campus
    FARMINGTON — When Michael McMinn got out of the Marine Corps after four years and two deployments, he wanted nothing to do with the military. Two friends from his platoon had committed suicide, and the military seemed like too much of a reminder....
  • Hobbled VA caregiver program dims chance of expansion

    For older generations of spouses, mothers and other family caregivers of severely disabled veterans, the startling feature of the Family Caregiver Program that Congress enacted in 2010 was its exclusivity. The unprecedented package of caregiver benefits...
  • Hampton VA discrimination case remains unresolved

    Hampton VA discrimination case remains unresolved
    One year after winning a racial discrimination case against the Hampton VA Medical Center, Sadie Sheafe says hospital officials still haven't done enough to atone for a rejected promotion. The Department of Veterans Affairs, while admitting "proven...
  • Sentara, VA facilities to share patient records

    Sentara Healthcare announced Tuesday that its sites in Hampton Roads and northern Virginia can now securely exchange patient information with local Department of Veterans Affairs' facilities. The Hampton VA Medical Center was tapped in 2012 to test a...
  • Gov. Brown signs bills aiding immigrant children, troubled students

    Gov. Brown signs bills aiding immigrant children, troubled students
    California Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed legislation to provide $3 million in legal aid for the thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America who have flooded into the U.S. illegally this year. The Democratic governor also approved a...