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Veterans Affairs

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Top Veterans Affairs Articles

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  • Another veteran squares off with VA for benefits

    Many veterans say getting the Department of Veterans Affairs to grant them the benefits they've earned is like pulling teeth. The VA actually pulled Anthony Basti's teeth. He wants it to finish the dental work he believes should have followed. He said...
  • Honoring veterans by hiring veterans

    Honoring veterans by hiring veterans
    Helping veterans isn't just a part of my job. For me, it's personal. It's in my blood. On Veterans Day, I can't help think of my uncles who volunteered for the service after fleeing a brutal regime in the Dominican Republic. They hadn't been in...
  • Housing homeless vets in West L.A.

     Housing homeless vets in West L.A.
    On a day when we honor the men and women who've served in the U.S. military, we must not forget that tens of thousands of veterans across the country are homeless, including an estimated 6,300 living in Los Angeles County, the largest concentration of...
  • What veterans bring to a job

    What veterans bring to a job
    On Veterans Day, we honor and thank the men and women who have served our country. While the day focuses on their service, it’s also a reminder of the transitions they face returning to civilian life. One of the biggest transitions veterans may...
  • Homeless veterans discuss challenges of shaking addiction

    Homeless veterans discuss challenges of shaking addiction
    On the job as a member of the Coast Guard, Ryan Kazmarek said he learned responsibility and discipline. But when he was off duty, the Dundalk man struggled with a "work hard, party hard lifestyle" that led him to alcoholism and — after he left the...
  • Veterans Affairs properties are at risk of being demolished

     
    Hundreds of landmarks on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs properties are at risk of being demolished because of the agency’s lack of maintenance and its failure to comply with federal laws protecting historic sites, according to a study by the...
  • Married same-sex couples still not eligible for veterans' benefits

    Married same-sex couples still not eligible for veterans' benefits
    A recent Pentagon announcement made it clear that same-sex spouses of U.S. military personnel will begin receiving full benefits immediately. But once military service ends, they may be out of luck. LGBT veterans and their partners could find themselves...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, Sept. 1 First Sunday Arts Festival Event takes place from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1 and features crafts, artists, music, street performers and sidewalk dining in the first block of West Street and Calvert Street in Annapolis. Free....
  • Judge strikes down stadium lease for UCLA baseball on VA campus

    Judge strikes down stadium lease for UCLA baseball on VA campus
    A federal judge ruled Thursday the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs misused its sprawling West Los Angeles campus by leasing land for a hotel laundry, a film studio storage lot and UCLA's baseball stadium, but stopped short of ordering the tenants...
  • A partial win for disabled vets in fight with West L.A. VA

    A partial win for disabled vets in fight with West L.A. VA
    A federal judge's ruling Thursday jeopardizes the Department of Veterans Affairs' practice of generating revenue by leasing out unused space on its West Los Angeles acreage. It's a win for veterans advocates and the American Civil Liberties Union, which...
  • One man's efforts untangle WWII prisoners' Catch-22

     One man's efforts untangle WWII prisoners' Catch-22
    — The last Illinois survivor of a mostly forgotten World War II prisoner-of-war saga lives in a white farmhouse 7 miles north of town. Retired from grain farming since 1988, Alva Moss, 89, walks a narrow road, mows his lawn and plays tennis for...