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Veterans Affairs

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  • After a conviction, help for incarcerated veterans

    After a conviction, help for incarcerated veterans
    Christian Rojas has a plan. The Iraq War veteran wants to get his paralegal certificate. Then, he figures, he'll go into business for himself, helping people write their wills and file motions in court. He dreams of earning a law degree eventually and...
  • Experts settle on two definitions for mysterious Gulf War illness

    Experts settle on two definitions for mysterious Gulf War illness
    More than two decades since the first U.S. invasion of Iraq, medical authorities can’t agree on a definition of Gulf War illness, the mysterious array of ailments afflicting many veterans of the conflict. In the latest attempt to settle the...
  • Dr. A. H. 'Harry' Oleynick, neurologist

    Dr. A. H. 'Harry' Oleynick, neurologist
    Dr. Anatol H. "Harry" Oleynick, a retired neurologist who taught for half a century at the University of Maryland Medical School, died Feb. 19 of cancer at the Veterans Administration Hospital on Loch Raven Boulevard in Northeast Baltimore. The former...
  • Hmong vets suffer setback in quest for burial at U.S. cemeteries

    Hmong vets suffer setback in quest for burial at U.S. cemeteries
    WASHINGTON — For years, they have sought to heal what they call a lingering wound from the Vietnam War era. Hmong veterans — who fought in the CIA-backed secret war in Laos in the 1960s and '70s — have tried to obtain the right to be...
  • Will gays march in Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade after all?

    In Arizona, corporate presure might have helped persuade Gov. Jan Brewer this week to veto legislation derided as anti-gay. Now in Boston, this weekend, political pressure appears to be reopening a door for gays to one of the major events in the city,...
  • Innovative program is tailored to prevent homelessness among vets

    Innovative program is tailored to prevent homelessness among vets
    SAN DIEGO — Kris Warren, a Marine veteran with combat duty in Iraq, remembers the disorientation and other problems that kept him from reentering civilian life. Finally he mustered the courage to ask for help from the Department of Veterans...
  • Feinstein bill pushes housing for homeless vets at West L.A. VA campus

    Feinstein bill pushes housing for homeless vets at West L.A. VA campus
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced a bill Tuesday to smooth the way for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to partner with private agencies to develop housing for homeless veterans on its West Los Angeles campus. The legislation would...
  • Helping the VA help L.A.'s homeless vets

     Helping the VA help L.A.'s homeless vets
    For years, the effort to establish housing for chronically homeless veterans on the VA's sprawling West Los Angeles campus has been painfully, shamefully slow, as mistrust and inertia have impeded progress at the same time that two wars have...
  • New Focus For Veterans Housing With Few Takers

    In 2009, when veterans' homelessness was becoming a national embarrassment, five houses owned by the state sat empty across from the State Veterans Home & Hospital in Rocky Hill. The houses were once used by staff. The Courant asked state Department...
  • Baltimore VA office worst in nation for processing disability claims

    The Baltimore office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is the slowest in the country in processing disability claims for servicemen and servicewomen — averaging about a year — and makes more mistakes than any other office. The...
  • 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...