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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Politics as Usual

     Politics as Usual
    Dent's spending bill poised for House vote U.S. congressman Charlie Dent has made it through one big milestone in his tenure as one of the House Appropriations Committee's so-called cardinals: the spending bill he shepherded through subcommittee is...
  • Japanese American internment: Manzanar dismantled

     
    On Nov. 21, 1945, the Manzanar War Relocation Center was closed. Over the next year, the camp was dismantled....
  • VA: Mismanagement of claims in Philadelphia an unusual case

    WASHINGTON — The Veterans Affairs official who oversees benefits is rejecting notions that mismanagement at the Philadelphia office points to a broader, department-wide problem in handling veterans' claims and says an internal review will help...
  • 7 vets, including 1 in Virginia, sue to get their own military records

     7 vets, including 1 in Virginia, sue to get their own military records
    Seven disabled veterans, including one in central Virginia, have filed a federal lawsuit against the Department of Veterans Affairs, claiming they can't seek additional compensation because the agency won't turn over their records. Five of the seven are...
  • Call to consolidate commissaries, exchanges gaining momentum

    Consolidation of the Defense Commissary Agency and three separate military exchange services into a single Defense Retail Activity is gaining support among policymakers inside the Department of Defense and perhaps a key congressional subcommittee, a...
  • State tourism office websites, addresses, phone numbers

    State tourism office websites, addresses, phone numbers
    States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible. Alabama: Alabama Tourism Department, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-2262 or...
  • Vets, Blumenthal Lobby For Health Study Of Descendants Of Veterans Exposed To Toxins

    Veterans' exposure to toxic chemicals may harm their families' health for generations, causing cancer, birth defects and other medical problems, according to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal. He is co-sponsoring legislation to require that veterans be...
  • Mismanagement at Philly VA impeding service to veterans, audit says

    Mismanagement at Philly VA impeding service to veterans, audit says
    I was anticipating that a nearly yearlong audit of the veterans benefits processing center in Philadelphia, which handles claims from the Lehigh Valley, would reveal a pitiful operation. Just the anecdotal accounts I've heard from local veterans and...
  • VA employee says he was fired after warning of hospital cost

    VA employee says he was fired after warning of hospital cost
    A whistleblower said he was fired by the Veterans Affairs Department after warning of cost overruns at the Denver VA hospital, prompting a rebuke Wednesday from members of Congress who questioned why higher-ranking executives haven't been punished. VA...
  • Ex-troops with highest suicide risk often don't qualify for mental care

    Ex-troops with highest suicide risk often don't qualify for mental care
    The largest study to date of recent military and veteran suicides has identified two high-risk groups of former troops who are generally ineligible for the psychiatric care afforded to all others who served: those forced out of the military for misconduct...
  • Claims court convenes on campus to teach William and Mary law school students

    Claims court convenes on campus to teach William and Mary law school students
    In 1969, Clyde McKinney Jr. entered the Navy after passing a series of tests, including a routine exam showed his hearing fell below normal standards. Forty-six years later, that blip on his record is at the center of a fight over disability benefits....