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Veterans Affairs

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Top Veterans Affairs Articles

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  • Honoring veterans by hiring veterans

    Honoring veterans by hiring veterans
    Helping veterans isn't just a part of my job. For me, it's personal. It's in my blood. On Veterans Day, I can't help think of my uncles who volunteered for the service after fleeing a brutal regime in the Dominican Republic. They hadn't been in...
  • Housing homeless vets in West L.A.

     Housing homeless vets in West L.A.
    On a day when we honor the men and women who've served in the U.S. military, we must not forget that tens of thousands of veterans across the country are homeless, including an estimated 6,300 living in Los Angeles County, the largest concentration of...
  • No longer the Greatest Generation's VA

    No longer the Greatest Generation's VA
    Just in time for Veterans Day, the embattled secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric K. Shinseki, announced last week that his department had reduced its backlog of overdue disability claims from more than 600,000 in March to about 400,000. "The trend...
  • Homeless veterans discuss challenges of shaking addiction

    Homeless veterans discuss challenges of shaking addiction
    On the job as a member of the Coast Guard, Ryan Kazmarek said he learned responsibility and discipline. But when he was off duty, the Dundalk man struggled with a "work hard, party hard lifestyle" that led him to alcoholism and — after he left the...
  • Senator rebukes Gansler's statements about Veterans Administration processing

    Senator rebukes Gansler's statements about Veterans Administration processing
    A Maryland state senator who heads the General Assembly's veteran's caucus rebuked Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler Tuesday night over the Democratic gubernatorial candidate's claim he could fix problems with federal processing of veterans' claims...
  • Commentary: Make every day Veterans Day, back jobs bill

    Do you remember Veteran's Day, Nov. 11? Do you remember your pride when you honored our solders, past and present, for their service to our nation? Today our veterans need more than a day of remembrance; they need us proud-to-be-an-American citizens to...
  • Measure allows VA to exhume capital criminals

    WASHINGTON — Congress sent President Obama legislation on Wednesday that its chief sponsor said he wished weren't necessary. The Alicia Dawn Koehl Respect for National Cemeteries Act authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs to disinter from...
  • Project offers free legal help for backlogged veterans claims

    Project offers free legal help for backlogged veterans claims
    South Florida veterans whose disability claims have been lingering for at least four months will be getting a special offer from the Department of Veterans Affairs: a free attorney. The regional VA office in St. Petersburg is one of two claims centers...
  • Veterans' Housing Complex Shows Way Forward

    Stories that surround homelessness are often difficult to hear, especially when they come from men and women who have served in our military. Despite our best intentions and clear national goals, meeting the needs of our most vulnerable veterans remains a...
  • Slow march to VA housing

    Slow march to VA housing
    On the Department of Veterans Affairs' two huge campuses in Los Angeles County, there are only two buildings slated to provide permanent housing for veterans with special needs: New Directions Sepulveda I and II in North Hills, which celebrate their grand...
  • U.S. veterans agency opens North Hills property to homeless vets

    U.S. veterans agency opens North Hills property to homeless vets
    Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and other psychological diagnoses end up living in the streets because they're too disabled to seek help, advocates have long argued. The answer, they say, is permanent supportive housing, with medical,...