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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • VA opens more doors to rural veterans in Virginia

     VA  opens more doors to rural veterans in Virginia
    About 5,500 veterans live on Virginia's Eastern Shore, and roughly 1,300 are receiving health care through the Hampton VA Medical Center. Keeping an appointment with a primary care doctor means driving from Accomack or Northampton counties, paying $13...
  • Pilot program at Lovell trains medics to care for veteran patients

    Pilot program at Lovell trains medics to care for veteran patients
    Joe Carney of Gurnee has served four tours of duty in the Middle East as a paramedic in the U.S. Army and now a new pilot program is helping him to become a physician's assistant. Carney, 32, met with Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Lake Forest, who voiced his support...
  • Legislative notebook: Equal pay bill goes down

    RICHMOND – Republican state senators shot down changes to the state's equal pay regulations on Monday. Senate Bill 772 would have toughened existing penalties for not paying men and women an equal wage for equal work, making the penalty triple...
  • New Generation Of Veterans Has Higher Suicide Risk, Study Finds

    New Generation Of Veterans Has Higher Suicide Risk, Study Finds
    Justin Eldridge's family will never fully understand why nothing seemed to ease the anguish of the young Marine and father of five as he wrestled with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury after a deployment to Afghanistan in 2004-05....
  • Privatized housing residents to feel BAH pinch too

    Families living in privatized military housing units will not escape the impact of moves Congress made last month to dampen the value of Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), says a Defense Department housing expert who is coordinating with service...
  • Our broken promise

    As home to some of the nation's most important military installations, Hampton Roads enjoys a reputation for being friendly to veterans. A great many local residents are active-duty members, served in the armed forces or are family members of those who...
  • Most view CDC favorably despite Ebola uproar, survey says

    Most view CDC favorably despite Ebola uproar, survey says
    Despite criticism for its response to Ebola in the United States last year, a majority of Americans have a favorable view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a survey released Thursday by the Pew Research Center. The survey...
  • Bill to prevent veterans' suicides raises questions about funding

    WASHINGTON A bill to reduce suicides among veterans stalled in the Senate last month despite its heartrending cause and strong bipartisan support. Now it's on the verge of final passage thanks to the departure of its main critic. Veterans were infuriated...
  • Credit insurance can be hard to find for older home buyers

    Q: My neighbor told me about a clause to be added at the time of signing to buy a house. It would pay off the remaining mortgage in case of death of a spouse. We are buying a house through a Veteran's Administration (VA) loan for $350,000 and we are...
  • Review: 'The Evil Hours' by David J. Morris

    Review: 'The Evil Hours' by David J. Morris
    'The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder" is an engaging exploration of, and a timely resource on, the affliction first known in modern times as shell shock. David J. Morris, a former Marine who covered the Iraq war until he was...
  • Do-nothing Congress? See what Florida members say they did in 2014

    Do-nothing Congress? See what Florida members say they did in 2014
    Congress has a reputation as a bunch of bickering do-nothings. It's well-deserved. In fact, I was wondering what on earth Florida's members did all last year. So I asked them. The question I posed: What difference did you make? Every one of them...