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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Veterans Day: HBO concert, '60 Minutes' interview

    Veterans Day: HBO concert, '60 Minutes' interview
    Veterans Day this year will be marked with a concert on HBO and a newsmaking interview on "60 Minutes."   On Tuesday, HBO offers "The Concert for Valor." The channel has said the event is "to honor the courage and sacrifice of America's veterans and...
  • Lehigh Valley hospitals' model way of helping veterans to be promoted statewide

    Lehigh Valley hospitals' model way of helping veterans to be promoted statewide
    Lehigh Valley hospitals take a very simple, initial step that distinguishes them from most other health care providers: They ask incoming patients if they are veterans. Soon, hospitals elsewhere might start asking, too, under an initiative announced...
  • A poignant tale from ex-Marine held in Mexico, but not the whole story

    Andrew Tahmooressi, the former Marine sergeant who spent seven months imprisoned in Mexico, will spend a quiet Veterans Day at home with his family in Florida. He was released by a Mexican federal judge on Oct. 31, after a finding by both defense and...
  • Again, our thanks and new support for veterans

    Again, our thanks and new support for veterans
    The signs are promising that America is finally doing right by returning veterans. For too long, veterans seemed little more than a bumper-sticker slogan or political prop. But the tide appears to be turning. Real changes are happening. Businesses,...
  • On this Veterans Day, a legless hero thrives

    On this Veterans Day, a legless hero thrives
    "There on the beaches of Normandy, I began to reflect on the wonders of these ordinary people whose lives are laced with the markings of greatness. At every stage of their lives they were part of historic challenges and achievements of a magnitude the...
  • Gratitude for sacrifice

    The carnage exacted by the First World War stands as a staggering testament to the cost of that bloody conflict. The wide-ranging combat claimed millions of lives, a figure that is virtually unfathomable in our modern era of precision weaponry. In its...
  • New VA chief may fire 1,000 staffers over healthcare scandal

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced a series of reforms Monday aimed at improving the agency’s customer service after concerns about substandard healthcare forced a leadership change earlier this year. Three months after taking the...
  • Forty years after 'Fourth of July,' Ron Kovic still speaking up against war

    Forty years after 'Fourth of July,' Ron Kovic still speaking up against war
    In the fall of 1974, a tormented young Vietnam War veteran rolled his wheelchair into the Sears store on Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica and bought a typewriter for $42. He lugged it back to his apartment at Third and Pacific and began writing in a fever,...
  • VA head outlines fix for troubled agency

    VA head outlines fix for troubled agency
    The new head of the Department of Veterans Affairs described the broad outlines Monday of an overhaul of the agency, which has been battered by scandals over lengthy delays setting up doctor's visits and attempts to cover up those backlogs. Advocates...
  • After VA scandal, new American Legion director sees wait times and service improving

    After VA scandal, new American Legion director sees wait times and service improving
    Verna L. Jones, the Maryland woman who started this month as new executive director of the American Legion office in Washington, assumes the job as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs tries to work through the management problems that have been blamed...
  • Hampton VA discrimination case remains unresolved

    Hampton VA discrimination case remains unresolved
    One year after winning a racial discrimination case against the Hampton VA Medical Center, Sadie Sheafe says hospital officials still haven't done enough to atone for a rejected promotion. The Department of Veterans Affairs, while admitting "proven...