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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Fredericks: Frank Wagner running for governor

    Radio man John Fredericks is in Chantilly for the annual Virginia GOP Advance and says state Sen. Frank Wagner confirmed his plans to run for governor in 2017. Just ran into State Sen. Frank Wagner @VA_GOP #Advance who confirmed he plans to run for Va...
  • Navy releases updated hair styles for women

    Navy releases updated hair styles for women
    The Navy released its updated hairstyle regulations for female sailors earlier this week in its All Hands magazine. It took nearly a year to come up with the new policy that allows a broader range of acceptable hairstyles, which the magazine article...
  • Long-delayed Colorado VA hospital suffers another setback

    Construction of the Veterans Administration hospital in Aurora, Colo. — already years behind schedule and hundreds of millions of dollars over budget — was dealt another blow when the company building the facility was told it could walk away...
  • VA delay triggers $6,324 bill for dying veteran who got married

    GOLD BAR, Wash. When Rob Arthur was diagnosed with brain cancer back in January, the gaunt, gray-haired Vietnam veteran decided to wed his longtime girlfriend, Debbie Shafer, in a hospital room. The marriage has been a source of comfort for this couple...
  • Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac unveil mortgages with 3% down payment

    Hoping to broaden the pool of home buyers and boost the real estate market, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are launching mortgage programs with down payments as low as 3%. The move, targeting buyers with good credit but little cash, has drawn fire for...
  • Military could be hit with 2015 pay, benefit pinch

    Military could be hit with 2015 pay, benefit pinch
    Military folks will see compensation packages pinched in 2015 under a deal struck this week by House and Senate negotiators finalizing pay and benefit changes in the fiscal 2015 defense authorization bill. But the compensation pinch in 2015 could become...
  • Hunters Run has three-day fundraiser for hospital

    Hunters Run has three-day fundraiser for hospital
    Hunters Run and Bethesda Hospital have a unique relationship. As the first-response hospital for the residents of the active-adult community, residents depend on the hospital for their medical care and response. Over the past years, the community has...
  • HUD secretary, in Baltimore, announces more vouchers for homeless veterans

    HUD secretary, in Baltimore, announces more vouchers for homeless veterans
    With the deadline set by President Barack Obama for ending homelessness among veterans now just a year away, U.S. Housing Secretary Julian Castro traveled to Baltimore on Monday to announce fresh funding for a program that helps former service members get...
  • Family says Amtrak stabbing suspect is Army vet, has mental health issues

    Family says Amtrak stabbing suspect is Army vet, has mental health issues
    Family of the man ordered held on $1 million bail in the stabbing of four people on a Chicago to Port Huron, Mich., Amtrak train said Saturday that the man has mental health issues and should have been hospitalized. Michael Darnell Williams, whose last...
  • 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...
  • Police release more details about shooting that injured 5 men near Déjà Vu Restaurant and Lounge in Newport News

    Police release more details about shooting that injured 5 men near Déjà Vu Restaurant and Lounge in Newport News
    Five men were shot outside a restaurant in Newport News Tuesday night, police said.  Just before 8:25 p.m., officers were called to Deja Vu Restaurant and Lounge at 6128 Jefferson Avenue. Initially, police were responding to a call of shots heard in the...