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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • A poignant tale from ex-Marine held in Mexico, but not the whole story

    Andrew Tahmooressi, the former Marine sergeant who spent seven months imprisoned in Mexico, will spend a quiet Veterans Day at home with his family in Florida. He was released by a Mexican federal judge on Oct. 31, after a finding by both defense and...
  • Again, our thanks and new support for veterans

    Again, our thanks and new support for veterans
    The signs are promising that America is finally doing right by returning veterans. For too long, veterans seemed little more than a bumper-sticker slogan or political prop. But the tide appears to be turning. Real changes are happening. Businesses,...
  • On this Veterans Day, a legless hero thrives

    On this Veterans Day, a legless hero thrives
    "There on the beaches of Normandy, I began to reflect on the wonders of these ordinary people whose lives are laced with the markings of greatness. At every stage of their lives they were part of historic challenges and achievements of a magnitude the...
  • Gratitude for sacrifice

    The carnage exacted by the First World War stands as a staggering testament to the cost of that bloody conflict. The wide-ranging combat claimed millions of lives, a figure that is virtually unfathomable in our modern era of precision weaponry. In its...
  • Lehigh Valley hospitals' model way of helping veterans to be promoted statewide

    Lehigh Valley hospitals' model way of helping veterans to be promoted statewide
    Lehigh Valley hospitals take a very simple, initial step that distinguishes them from most other health care providers: They ask incoming patients if they are veterans. Soon, hospitals elsewhere might start asking, too, under an initiative announced...
  • VA Wait Times For Health Care Improve In Connecticut

    VA Wait Times For Health Care Improve In Connecticut
    Ninety-six percent of veterans awaiting appointments at VA medical centers in Connecticut are being seen within 30 days, new data show, with Connecticut performing slightly better than the national average. At Connecticut Veterans Administration medical...
  • Study: More than 4 in 10 Palm, Broward households struggle to make ends meet

    Study: More than 4 in 10 Palm, Broward households struggle to make ends meet
    Stagnant wages and a high cost of living are preventing more than four of 10 households in Palm Beach and Broward counties from saving and even affording basic necessities, and households that struggle the most can be found in the region’s oldest,...
  • John Mica gives I-4, VA updates

    John Mica gives I-4, VA updates
    Homelessness, veterans' issues and politics will be topics this weekend on local public-affairs programs. The lineup: Incoming House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island, talks to Ybeth Bruzual on News 13's "Political Connections" at 11 a.m. and 8...
  • John A. Bartgis, newspaperman

    John A. Bartgis, newspaperman
    John A. Bartgis, the former publications manager and senior copy editor in the Office of Communications and Public Affairs at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, died Oct. 28 at Good Samaritan Hospital of acute pancreatitis. He was 87. The son of...
  • Martin Schram: Helping a reform-minded secretary fix the VA

    Martin Schram: Helping a reform-minded secretary fix the VA
    At last, America's military veterans seem to have a secretary of Veterans Affairs who gets it. VA Secretary Robert McDonald, the former chairman, president and CEO of Proctor & Gamble who came to the VA just three and a half months ago, has made clear...
  • Farewell to a fine public servant: George H. Painter, 1926-2014

    Farewell to a fine public servant: George H. Painter, 1926-2014
    In these cynical times when working for the government is often caricatured as almost an act of moral turpitude, lifelong public servants seldom get the respect and admiration they deserve. The passing last weekend of George H. Painter, who served 35...