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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Large numbers of veterans with PTSD live near military bases

    WASHINGTON The Army specialist who killed three soldiers at Fort Hood last week isn't the only person from the neighborhoods that surround the massive military base near Killeen, Texas, who's been evaluated for or diagnosed with mental illness. Data...
  • Top official: Exchange-commissary merger could save both

    Top official: Exchange-commissary merger could save both
    To save commissaries and protect exchanges, Shull proposed to Frederick E. Vollrath, assistant secretary of defense for readiness and force management, a plan to merge commissary operations with exchanges and use resulting efficiencies to stabilize...
  • Hampton VA Medical Center 3rd worst in U.S. in delay-related deaths

    Hampton VA Medical Center 3rd worst in U.S. in delay-related deaths
    Two patients at the Hampton Veterans Administration Medical Center died and five became sicker because of delayed gastrointestinal care, according to a report released Monday by the National Veterans Administration. The report said the Hampton medical...
  • View list of new business licenses and renewals in Newport News

    Check out the list of business license applications filed with the Newport News Commissioner of the Revenue from January through March this year. This list does not exclude contractors, home-based businesses or independent contractors working at one...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Patrick Baskette Joins Employee Family Protection, Inc.

    Patrick Baskette has joined Employee Family Protection, Inc. ("EFP") of Glastonbury as a senior advisor. Founded in 1979, EFP is an innovative leader specializing in benefits communication and enrollment. EFP is an independent brokerage registered in...
  • VA's response to congressional inquiries about patient deaths called 'ridiculous'

    WASHINGTON A House of Representatives committee blasted the Department of Veterans Affairs on Wednesday over a lack of progress and accountability in the aftermath of at least 23 preventable veteran deaths that were the result of delays in treatment at VA...
  • Narrowed smoker discounts still seen as unhealthy

    Whether bases should "continue to sell tobacco is something we need to look at and we are," said Hagel. "We owe it to our people. The health care costs are astounding, well over a billion dollars just in the Department of Defense on tobacco-related...
  • Jailed Iraq veteran turns to governor for help

    Jailed Iraq veteran turns to governor for help
    GLOUCESTER — When he returned in 2008 from his second tour of duty in Iraq as a decorated Army sergeant, Steven Tozer says, he was a broken man. He is seated in an orange jail-issue jumpsuit behind a glass partition in a Gloucester County Jail,...
  • Home from war, our soldiers continue to die

    March ended with this uplifting news: For the first time in seven years, no U.S. soldiers died that month in combat. Not one. It's a relieving statistic, suggesting that the heavy toll in lives of U.S. military intervention is coming to an end. That...
  • Soldiers Dying In Battle For Mental Health

    March ended with this uplifting news: For the first time in seven years, no U.S. soldiers died that month in combat. Not one. It's a relieving statistic, suggesting that the heavy toll in lives of U.S. military intervention is coming to an end. That...
  • Fort Hood shootings could be a sign of wars' toll

    WASHINGTON For years after the 9/11 attacks, Americans worried about fundamentalist Islamic cells infiltrating the homeland and radical jihadists hiding in their midst. The latest mass shooting at a U.S. military base and the second in less than five...