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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • After inspection, Hampton VA improving stroke patient procedures

    After inspection, Hampton VA improving stroke patient procedures
    An inspector general's report released Tuesday faulted the Hampton VA Medical Center in how it assessed, screened and collected data on stroke patients, and the center's director said improvements are on the way. The center, which has struggled with...
  • Edward Hines, longtime chairman and CEO of family lumber company, dies at 79

     Edward Hines, longtime chairman and CEO of family lumber company, dies at 79
    Edward Hines spent more than 50 years working for the family lumber business that his grandfather founded in 1892. As president and CEO of Edward Hines Lumber Co. for more than 25 years, Mr. Hines navigated the firm through building booms and busts...
  • House subcommittee assails VA over West L.A. campus leases

    House subcommittee assails VA over West L.A. campus leases
    A congressional subcommittee on Tuesday ripped into the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for issuing commercial leases on its sprawling West Los Angeles campus while thousands of homeless veterans slept in the streets. "It's an atrocity," said Rep....
  • Military Update: Commission ideas draw bipartisan praise

    There is rising confidence across the Senate and House armed services committees that 2015 will be the year Congress passes legislation to modernize military compensation, with an alternative to traditional 20-year retirement and perhaps replacing the...
  • An Overdue Step To Halt Epidemic Of Veteran Suicides

    An Overdue Step To Halt Epidemic Of Veteran Suicides
    The U.S. Senate took a first step this week toward stemming the horrifying epidemic of suicide by armed services veterans. It's long overdue and desperately needed. On Tuesday, the Senate unanimously passed the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for...
  • Family left with questions, few answers after Marine kills herself, 3 children

    ATLANTA One aunt gets tearful as she ponders the devastating loss of Kisha Holmes and her children. Another expresses frustration at the VA's response both before and after the deaths of Holmes, a veteran with mental health problems, and her kids. And...