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Veterans Affairs

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Top Veterans Affairs Articles

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  • Mikulski says Senate committee puts veterans 'ahead of the line'

    Mikulski says Senate committee puts veterans 'ahead of the line'
    WASHINGTON – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara A. Mikulski said Monday she "put veterans ahead of the line" with the passage of a $158 billion spending bill for military construction and veterans issues. The legislation, which...
  • Cut the Joint Strike Fighter, not funds for veterans' benefits

    U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski deserves praise for trying to reduce the claims backlog at the Department of Veterans Affairs ("Senate committee taking up VA claims backlog," June 18). Congress should also work on repealing sequestration, which is hurting...
  • Slain urologist recalled as devoted, caring

    Slain urologist recalled as devoted, caring
    Shortly after 9/11, Dr. Ron Gilbert penned a letter to his sons advising them to live honorable and meaningful lives. "Try not to be bitter about the many unfortunate things that may happen to you in your life," he wrote. "Your response to difficult...
  • Gordon Bricken dies at 76; uncovered Santa Ana's Civil War ties

    Gordon Bricken dies at 76; uncovered Santa Ana's Civil War ties
    A former Santa Ana mayor turned headstone hunter, Gordon Bricken explored Orange County cemeteries to document how many Civil War veterans were buried there — and then set out to tell their tales. One astonishing story: The influx of hundreds of...
  • Brown signs bills to aid veterans, boost community college costs

    SAN DIEGO — Californians will be asked to make $600 million available to help struggling military veterans find housing under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown signed Thursday. The governor also signed measures to allow community colleges to charge...
  • 'Unforgettable' play pays tribute to Howard County couple, Korean War veterans

     'Unforgettable' play pays tribute to Howard County couple, Korean War veterans
    The Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington might seem an odd place for a play memorializing a Howard County couple. But on a pleasant summer evening earlier this year, that’s exactly what was showing. The play was “Unforgettable: Letters...
  • Baltimore VA focuses on breast cancer services to meet demand

    Baltimore VA focuses on breast cancer services to meet demand
    The rise in the number of female military veterans has led the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center to update its breast cancer care options to meet the growing demand. "Females are the fastest-growing demographic of veterans," said Dr. Ajay Jain,...
  • UCLA will appeal to save its stadium lease on veterans land

    UCLA will appeal to save its stadium lease on veterans land
    UCLA will appeal a decision that could force it to give up its baseball stadium on land leased from the U.S. veterans' agency. U.S. District Judge S. James Otero rejected a bid by the university and the Brentwood School to overturn his August ruling...
  • Maryland prisoners train service dogs for veterans

    Maryland prisoners train service dogs for veterans
    Within the stone walls of the Maryland Correctional Institution, Kent Brewer braced for the end he knew was coming. The inmate began to sneak pieces of sausage out of the cafeteria for his roommate, speaking to him in sentimental tones and succumbing to...
  • Forward strides for stroke survivors

    Forward strides for stroke survivors
    One night in 1999, a rash of frightening sensations hit Paul Titus all at once. His left arm went numb. His left eye began twitching. He couldn't speak without slurring. Unaware what the symptoms meant, he was slow to call for help. When his...
  • Possible gunman reported at Veterans Affairs clinic in North Hills

    Los Angeles police have cordoned off an area around the Veterans Affairs North Hills Clinic following a report of a man with a gun, officials said. Someone called police about 8:42 a.m., saying they may have seen a man with a gun, authorities said....