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Veterans Affairs

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Top Veterans Affairs Articles

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  • VA chief Eric Shinseki tells veterans he will work for their trust

    Facing calls from Capitol Hill for his resignation, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki sought to speak directly to veterans Thursday, pledging to redouble efforts to "earn your trust." If any allegations of staff falsifying records to conceal...
  • Should VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resign?

    Should VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resign?
    WHAT DO YOU THINK? CLICK TO CAST YOUR VOTE! (Note: This is an unscientific poll.) Some Republican leaders are calling for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign because of recent scandals at medical centers.  But two influential...
  • Around Town: PCC gets a well-deserved salute

    There are a lot of reasons why Military Times ranked Pasadena City College (PCC) as the top community college for veterans in California. The annual ranking is based on “student success and academic quality.” Schools are evaluated on “...
  • Group asks Obama to 'clean up' Department of Veterans Affairs

    With President Obama in San Diego for a political fundraising event Thursday, a national veterans group called for him to "clean up" the Department of Veterans Affairs, mired in scandal over alleged lapses in medical care. "The president is here in...
  • Supervisors call for L.A. County contractors to hire more veterans

    Supervisors call for L.A. County contractors to hire more veterans
    Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to ask contractors to hire more local veterans on county construction projects.   Under the measure proposed by Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Michael D. Antonovich and approved unanimously by the five-...
  • Senate to investigate veterans' deaths at Phoenix VA facility

    The chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Thursday pledged to convene a hearing on allegations that excessive wait times at a Phoenix VA facility led to the deaths of 40 veterans. Thousands of veterans have been kept waiting for care,...
  • Protecting our protectors [Commentary]

    Protecting our protectors [Commentary]
    We are often left with nothing but unanswerable questions after we lose someone to suicide. "Why?" becomes "did we miss the signs?" and usually culminates with "what could we have done?" In March of 2011, I asked these questions after a soldier in my...
  • Baltimore VA offers assisted-living care in home setting

    Baltimore VA offers assisted-living care in home setting
    As an alternative to a traditional nursing home facility, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has turned to a new program in which those in need of assisted-living care are treated in a more intimate setting. Medical foster homes place up to three...
  • Pressure grows in investigation of Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital

     U.S. Veterans Affairs officials were under mounting pressure Friday to find an interim head for the troubled VA medical center in Phoenix, a day after three hospital executives were placed on administrative leave amid a wide-reaching scandal brought on...
  • Veterans cemetery at the Great Park?

    Veterans cemetery at the Great Park?
    When American Legion Chaplain Bill Cook peered through the chainlink fence at the windswept landscape — stripes of concrete marking a scrubby field framed by dark green foothills in the distance — he remembered the Phantoms. The fighter jets...
  • Veteran's Muster planned May 17 in Bel Air

    Veteran's Muster planned May 17 in Bel Air
    Harford County Commission on Veterans' Affairs is hosting Veterans' Muster from 9 a.m. to noon May 17 at the William N. McFaul Activities Center at 525 W. MacPhail Road in Bel Air. The event is planned as an effort for the Harford County Commission on...