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Veterans Affairs

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Veterans Affairs properties are at risk of being demolished

     
    Hundreds of landmarks on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs properties are at risk of being demolished because of the agency’s lack of maintenance and its failure to comply with federal laws protecting historic sites, according to a study by the...
  • Historic VA buildings at risk, preservation group says

    Historic VA buildings at risk, preservation group says
    Hundreds of landmarks on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs properties are at risk of being permanently abandoned or demolished because of the agency’s lack of maintenance and its failure to comply with federal laws aimed at protecting historic...
  • VA discriminates against sexual trauma victims, advocates say

    VA discriminates against sexual trauma victims, advocates say
    The Department of Veterans Affairs is approving claims for post-traumatic stress disorder stemming from military sexual assault or harassment at rates that are "significantly lower" than those for PTSD from combat and other causes, advocacy groups said...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Michelle Obama to Keynote Disney Event on Hiring of Military Veterans

    First Lady Michelle Obama will give the keynote address at a workshop on hiring military veterans on Nov. 14 at Walt Disney World. One of the first lady's signature priorities has been support for military families, and she has tried to draw the interest...