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Veterans Affairs

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Top Veterans Affairs Articles

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  • Baltimore VA hospital faulted for lengthy emergency room stays

    Baltimore VA hospital faulted for lengthy emergency room stays
    Shortages of beds, doctors and nurses in the Baltimore VA Medical Center's emergency room resulted in nearly half of a sample of patients spending more than 6 hours at the facility, including one who waited more than 24 hours, according to a critical...
  • VA opens first legal-aid clinic for homeless veterans

    VA opens first legal-aid clinic for homeless veterans
    Honorably discharged decades ago, a former Marine was living in a Baltimore homeless shelter, surviving with the help of $255 a month for a disability he suffered while in the service. Then he met Rochelle Richardson. Richardson, an attorney who works...
  • Filner won't receive award from women's veterans group after all

    Filner won't receive award from women's veterans group after all
    SAN DIEGO -- An association of women veterans has withdrawn plans to give an award to Mayor Bob Filner extolling him as a champion in the fight against sexual assault in the military. But Filner is still slated to be the keynote speaker at the group's...
  • L.A.'s Shakespeare Center sets stage for military veterans' success

    L.A.'s Shakespeare Center sets stage for military veterans' success
    Fifteen years ago former Pfc. and military police officer Jerry Whiteside had two masks tattooed on his left bicep, one smiling, one frowning. Inspired by the woman he was dating, an interest in theater and an assortment of substances in his system,...
  • Beyond 'Thank you for your service'

    Beyond 'Thank you for your service'
    "Thank you for your service" is, today, an oft-repeated mantra, uttered after encountering a member of the nation's armed forces or — if recognized — a veteran of past and present wars. And rightly so. Typically, a highlight of the 2013 All-...
  • Sixty years of Korean armistice: One war, two histories, no peace

    Sixty years of Korean armistice: One war, two histories, no peace
    On one side of the world’s most heavily fortified border, North Koreans are celebrating Saturday’s 60th anniversary of the armistice that halted the Korean War with Victory Day fireworks and a military parade. In South Korea, Armistice Day...
  • Md.'s House delegation demands fixes at Baltimore VA office from Shinseki

    Md.'s House delegation demands fixes at Baltimore VA office from Shinseki
    Maryland's U.S. House delegation met Wednesday with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki to keep pressure on the agency to fix problems at the troubled Baltimore office and follow up on promises for improvement. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, a Southern...
  • Grenade found in VA hospital was a replica, officials say

    Grenade found in VA hospital was a replica, officials say
    A grenade found at a Westside Veterans Affairs hospital Monday morning that forced authorities to evacuate the building was a replica, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said. Deputies were called about 7 a.m. to the VA West Los Angeles...
  • Blackstone commits to hiring 50,000 military veterans

    Blackstone commits to hiring 50,000 military veterans
    Blackstone Group, the New York-based private equity group, announced Tuesday it would hire 50,000 military veterans over the next five years across its various businesses. The company said it is partnering with the White House, which is leading an...
  • Six veterans plead guilty to Agent Orange benefits fraud

    Six veterans plead guilty to Agent Orange benefits fraud
    Six military veterans from Maryland pleaded guilty to fraud charges this week in a scheme to obtain federal military benefits and state tax breaks with faked documentation claiming they were exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, according to the...
  • Veterans, advocates brace for cutbacks

    The Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training's Baltimore complex is full of neatly made beds and shining-clean floors, a military-like environment for homeless former service members working to get their lives back on track. Its executive...