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Veterans Affairs

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  • 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...
  • Army command honored for hiring workers with disabilities

    Bob DiMichele's left leg has been paralyzed since he was 2 years old. But he says it hasn't held him back from a three-decade career as a civilian in the Defense Department. The public affairs officer for the Army's Communications-Electronics Command,...
  • Sixty years of Korean armistice: One war, two histories, no peace

    Sixty years of Korean armistice: One war, two histories, no peace
    On one side of the world’s most heavily fortified border, North Koreans are celebrating Saturday’s 60th anniversary of the armistice that halted the Korean War with Victory Day fireworks and a military parade. In South Korea, Armistice Day...
  • 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....
  • Mikulski demands Baltimore VA improve 'lackluster' performance on key program

    Mikulski demands Baltimore VA improve 'lackluster' performance on key program
    In a letter sent Monday to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Maryland's senior senator called on the VA's Baltimore office to develop an action plan within 10 days to improve its "lackluster" approach to an initiative designed to...
  • Employees at troubled Baltimore VA office got bonuses

    Employees at troubled Baltimore VA office got bonuses
    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs office in Baltimore — under fire for being one of the worst-performing in the country — gave out a total of $64,000 in bonuses to its employees over the past three years, agency records show. The...
  • Police warned Navy officials about Aaron Alexis

    WASHINGTON — Police in Rhode Island warned the U.S. Navy last month that Aaron Alexis was hallucinating and hearing voices, and security officials at the local Navy base where he worked promised to look into the matter. Newport Police Lt....
  • Waxman: VA should end bid to retain tenants at West L.A. property

    Waxman: VA should end bid to retain tenants at West L.A. property
    Rep. Henry A. Waxman is urging the Department of Veterans Affairs to settle a lawsuit over leasing out the agency's sprawling West Los Angeles campus. In a letter to veterans affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki, the Beverly Hills Democrat called a recent...
  • Generous aid for relatives came at great personal cost

    Dear Liz: I have $40,000 in credit card debt due to home healthcare I had to provide for my mom, who lived with me for six years before she passed away in 2011. I filed a Veterans Affairs claim on her behalf but just got a VA check for $344 with no...
  • VA should hand out pink slips, not bonuses

     VA should hand out pink slips, not bonuses
    The $64,000 in bonus money paid to a non-performing agency such as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs office in Baltimore is, in one word, sickening ("VA paid bonuses at Md. office," Sept. 19). The story about rewards for "individual performance"...
  • Keeping guns away from people with mental illness is a complex issue

    Keeping guns away from people with mental illness is a complex issue
    WASHINGTON — For years, federal and state governments have struggled to build a background check system that can keep guns out of the hands of mentally troubled people. Monday's mass shooting at the Navy Yard shows that goal remains elusive. The...