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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Top U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Articles

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  • VA: Steps underway to fix problems in Philadelphia office

    The Veterans Affairs official overseeing benefits is pledging aggressive action to address charges of mismanagement of disability claims, saying the agency has improved training, streamlined applications and taken steps to hold people accountable....
  • VA says it will relax 40-mile rule for private medical care

    Responding to pressure from Congress and veterans groups, the Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday it is relaxing a rule that makes it hard for some veterans in rural areas to prove they live at least 40 miles from a VA health site. The change...
  • Thousands in Florida potential victims of Marine camp contamination

    Thousands in Florida potential victims of Marine camp contamination
    Christina Peach's parents welcomed a seemingly healthy baby into the world in 1975 at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Camp Lejeune, the North Carolina base where her father was stationed as a Marine sergeant. Seven years later, a chemical...
  • Philadelphia VA office investigated over disability claims

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has launched an investigation into allegations of widespread mismanagement of disability claims at its Philadelphia office as it braces for a report from its inspector general. The high-level administrative...
  • Laws to prevent abuse of GI Bill benefits weren't enforced, records show

    Laws to prevent abuse of GI Bill benefits weren't enforced, records show
    Helicopter flight training companies were able to collect tens of millions of dollars a year through a loophole in the latest GI Bill in part because officials didn't enforce laws aimed at preventing abuse of veteran education benefits, according to...
  • VA Jail Release Program Provides Veterans With Housing, Health Care

    A month before he left prison, Jeffrey Murdock, a veteran who suffers from depression and multiple sclerosis, thought his future would entail living as a patient in a state mental hospital. But Murdock's outlook changed drastically after a Veterans...
  • Troubled VA Medical Center in Tomah gets new leadership

    The director of the troubled Veterans Administration Medical Center in Tomah has been reassigned. Mario DeSanctis has been reassigned to a position at the Great Lakes Health Care System network office, "a position outside the Medical Center," according...
  • Man Who Killed Boss Closer To Being Discharged From CVH

    Man Who Killed Boss Closer To Being Discharged From CVH
    MIDDLETOWN — In 1985, in the throes of a paranoid delusion and driven by voices, former Marine Bryan Giordano of Bridgeport killed his boss while the two were installing carpet in a Westport office building, attacking Hector Fraser without...
  • Budget blueprints alarm joint chiefs but one offers lifeline

    Military leaders over the past week have sharpened warnings that force readiness is unraveling and it could plummet if Congress allows the next round of defense cuts mandated by the 2011 Budget Control Act (BCA), with its sequestration tool, to take...
  • For the record

    "An Apartment in Berlin": In the March 18 Calendar section, an article about the documentary "An Apartment in Berlin" said that a former Israeli soldier was studying at Humboldt State. He studies at Humboldt University in Berlin. Natural Products Expo:...
  • Howard County health digest

    Wellness classes Howard County General Hospital will offer the following wellness classes. Unless otherwise listed classes will be held at the HCGH Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia. •Living with diabetes. Learn from an...