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Veterans Affairs

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Top Veterans Affairs Articles

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  • Honoring World War II foot soldiers

    Honoring World War II foot soldiers
    During a forced march from Belgium to southern Germany in the closing months of fighting in Europe in World War II, U.S. Army prisoner of war Cpl. Michael Romanelli said he thought often of getting home — to any sort of life he could make....
  • Testosterone tied to heart risks among older men

    Testosterone tied to heart risks among older men
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older men who take testosterone are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke or die over the next few years, new research indicates. The study included men who were in their early 60s, on average. Most of them already...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • What veterans bring to a job

    What veterans bring to a job
    On Veterans Day, we honor and thank the men and women who have served our country. While the day focuses on their service, it’s also a reminder of the transitions they face returning to civilian life. One of the biggest transitions veterans may...
  • 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...
  • Homeless veterans to fill beds at West L.A. veterans campus

    Homeless veterans to fill beds at West L.A. veterans campus
    Vacant beds at the Veterans Administration campus in West Los Angeles will be filled by homeless vets on state waiting lists for nursing home care, authorities said Thursday. The arrangement is part of stepped-up federal assistance, including expanded...
  • Nurse seeking to aid wounded Marine says Bob Filner harassed her

    Nurse seeking to aid wounded Marine says Bob Filner harassed her
    SAN DIEGO -- A nurse alleged Tuesday that Mayor Bob Filner sexually harassed her when she met with him to seek help for a Marine injured in Iraq. Filner promised to help the Marine with the Department of Veterans Affairs but then told the nurse that she...