| Dec 26, 2012
| 4:20 PM
The Baltimore VA Medical Center said Wednesday it has become the first hospital in Maryland to offer three-dimensional mammograms, a technology it hopes will better detect breast cancer in women.
Approved by the Food and Drug Administration last year, 3-...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 6:32 PM
A former high-ranking official at the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs has been accused of running a kickback scheme from his state office, allegedly fabricating military achievements and disability claims in exchange for a cut of the resulting...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 4:12 PM
When retired Master Sgt. Sheryl A. Webb left the U.S. Army in 1997, she was scarcely aware of services that U.S. Veterans Administration hospitals offered specifically for women.
That was well before women became the fastest growing demographic group...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 6:08 PM
Calling the failures at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Baltimore "inexcusable," Maryland's congressional leadership on Monday demanded the beleaguered agency develop an immediate plan to fix the local problems in processing disability claims....
| Feb 8, 2013
| 7:44 PM
A 250-year-old grist mill near the mouth of the Susquehanna River has sat mostly vacant since the end of the Civil War, its thick stone walls serving no purpose but the protection of a few old tools.
Though the building is historic — it was listed...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 4:51 PM
January 28, 2013
The Honorable Eric K. Shinseki Secretary U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 810 Vermont Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20420-0001
Dear Secretary Shinseki:
We are writing to express our continued frustration about the on-going and...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 9:13 AM
How many veterans die annually while they wait for the embattled U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to approve their claim for disability benefits? The answer: The VA won’t say.
In half a dozen calls and emails, The Baltimore Sun asked the VA...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 6:45 AM
It almost makes you laugh. Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger says that the situation at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Baltimore "is and has been unacceptable for years" ("Officials demand answers from VA," Jan 29).
Well, if it has been that...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 11:15 AM
The problems cited by the article "VA falls short on helping veterans" (Jan. 27) regarding the Veterans Affairs Department's huge delays in processing disability payments raises another question regarding how well it administers its responsibility for...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:38 PM
For 21/2 years, Iraq combat veteran Robert Fearing battled overwhelming anxiety and paranoia, a remnant of the mortar attacks he endured in the desert, all the while swallowing his frustration at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for failing to...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 6:58 AM
Family members of nearly 19,500 veterans who died while they waited for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to complete a review of their disability benefits claim collected $436.9 million last year, according to information the agency provided...