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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • 'Value brand' hoped to be an answer for commissaries

    The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) faced a tough operating environment in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30 as sales fell by 4.3 percent. The drop was because, in part, to commissaries closing for six days during a government shutdown last fall. But...
  • VA Maryland Health Care System is ready to help

    VA Maryland Health Care System is ready to help
    On Veterans Day we salute and honor the men and women who have served in the United States armed forces. It's a day we reflect on the contributions and sacrifices of service members and their families and demonstrate that our gratitude toward veterans...
  • Broward Sheriff's Office to undergo accreditation review

    Broward Sheriff's Office to undergo accreditation review
    Have you interacted with a Broward Sheriff's deputy, or do you have an opinion about the agency's performance? Now's your chance to share your views as BSO undergoes a review to maintain accreditation. Assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for...
  • American values under Obama

    American values under Obama
    Two columns ago, I passed on a series of political observations from the heartland. Today, a snapshot of American values and viewpoints a decade and a half into the "new" millennium. For my left-leaning readers, you have much to be pleased about as...
  • Health-care superusers overload hospital ERs

    Health-care superusers overload hospital ERs
    Ten years ago, Alvin Bolster was told his heart disease was so advanced, he only had three months to live. The doctors were wrong. His heart was in terrible shape, but the 77-year-old former engineer stabilized and even wrote a series of columns for...
  • Obamacare, deficit approach differentiate Warner, Gillespie

    The race for the Senate pits a governor-turned-senator who prides himself on his willingness to work across party lines against a former head of the Republican National Committee who says it's time to break Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's grip. Sen....
  • VA secretary brings recruiting tour for medical professionals to Hopkins

    VA secretary brings recruiting tour for medical professionals to Hopkins
    The head of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, visiting Baltimore on Tuesday, asked nursing students at Johns Hopkins to consider careers with the VA — part of a larger plan to combat the long wait times that have plagued the health care...
  • VA secretary misses the point in defense of his agency

    VA secretary misses the point in defense of his agency
    Secretary Robert McDonald of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs defends his department against critics by reciting the VA's proud history of care to veterans and technological innovation ("VA is critical to medicine and vets," October 23). But Mr....
  • Tech council bases report for VA improvements on visits to Hampton, Richmond facilities

    Tech council bases report for VA improvements on visits to Hampton, Richmond facilities
    A group of Virginia technology businesses delivered a report to the Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald that includes 39 recommendations for improving scheduling and work-flow issues that have resulted in long wait times at VA facilities...
  • Veterans encouraged to tap into benefits, services

    It's been 45 years since Bob's deployment in the Vietnam War. He didn't fight the Viet Cong, but served instead as an Army mechanic in Thailand, working on trucks that patrolled the perimeter of the U. S. Army installation at Camp Samea Sam. In the...
  • Rep. Duckworth retiring from military

     Rep. Duckworth retiring from military
    Rep. Tammy Duckworth, a double amputee from the Iraq War and lieutenant colonel in the Illinois Army National Guard, is retiring from the military, the Guard said Tuesday. Duckworth, 46, from Hoffman Estates, is running for a second term in Congress,...