| Apr 20, 2013
— When Mathew Vance began looking for a job in Hampton Roads, he had plenty of experience to sell.
The 30-year-old Wyoming native had been a combat medic in the Army and later in the Texas Army National Guard. He had deployed twice to Iraq,...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 4:29 PM
Maryland's U.S. House delegation met Wednesday with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki to keep pressure on the agency to fix problems at the troubled Baltimore office and follow up on promises for improvement.
Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, a Southern...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 12:01 PM
A grenade found at a Westside Veterans Affairs hospital Monday morning that forced authorities to evacuate the building was a replica, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said.
Deputies were called about 7 a.m. to the VA West Los Angeles...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 10:10 AM
Blackstone Group, the New York-based private equity group, announced Tuesday it would hire 50,000 military veterans over the next five years across its various businesses.
The company said it is partnering with the White House, which is leading an...
| May 2, 2013
| 5:28 AM
Six military veterans from Maryland pleaded guilty to fraud charges this week in a scheme to obtain federal military benefits and state tax breaks with faked documentation claiming they were exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, according to the...
| May 17, 2013
The Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training's Baltimore complex is full of neatly made beds and shining-clean floors, a military-like environment for homeless former service members working to get their lives back on track.
| May 16, 2013
| 9:37 AM
The old gravestone is broken. A crack about three-quarters of the way to the top has severed it, exposing a rough, jagged edge, like a chipped front tooth.
The detached top, where the name and date of birth were long ago etched, lies on the ground. It's...
| May 22, 2013
| 4:04 PM
A bipartisan group of lawmakers pressed the Obama administration Wednesday to reduce the backlog of disability claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs by improving cooperation between the several agencies that have a role in the process.
| May 28, 2013
| 3:06 PM
As officials at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs look internally for solutions to a claims backlog that is drawing increasing fire from Capitol Hill, they are also reaching for outside help from some of the nation's best-known veterans groups....
| May 24, 2013
| 4:32 PM
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough visited the Baltimore regional office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday to discuss efforts to address the agency's persistent backlog of veterans disability claims.
The Baltimore office,...
| May 24, 2013
| 5:10 PM
U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki's visit to Connecticut earlier this month to promote his new all-automated claims processing system was just so much "blah, blah, blah," according to one unimpressed Vietnam vet.
Who can blame veterans for...