Veterans Affairs News

March 2019



Huge ghost town next door clouds Iowa city's future

Vietnam Veterans Receive Recognition

Photos: LA Dept. of Veterans Affairs 'Welcome Home, Vietnam Veterans' program honors vets

Office of Veterans Affairs co-director gives presentation to Golden K

Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs advisory meeting slated for April 4

Roby: Working to improve veterans’ care

Honoring LI's Vietnam Veterans 🎥

Program Enhances Care at Veterans' Homes

Hospice of the Chesapeake celebrates Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day


VA Secretary Outlines IT Modernization Plan to House Representatives

List of Agent Orange-related illnesses covered by VA may expand

Unisys Selected to Assist Department of Veterans Affairs Move to the Cloud for More Efficient and Secure Service to Veterans

Veterans Affairs did not meet service standards for most programs last year

Manchester VA Medical Center selected to kick off VHA's high-reliability-organization journey

Funding approved to relocate veterans center from Talihina to Sallisaw

Social transitions for senior veterans

No delay for new veterans community care rules, despite concerns from advocates

Perspecta Lands $155M Contract to Continue Supporting Veterans Affairs’ EHR System


Veterans Affairs Secretary Wilkie on President's 2020 Budget Request 🎥

VA recommends dropping legal challenge over ‘blue water’ Navy veterans benefits

SA to play a lead role in VA’s medical reliability initiative

Iosco County Veterans Services going strong more than a year after creation

VA representatives share new programs 📅

Veterans invited to resource event

Staffing models are helping DHS finally answer basic questions about its workforce


Wilton native named secretary-designee for the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs

San Bernardino County veterans received most in federal benefits in state

New Appeals Process for Veterans Aims to Cut Wait Times

Among False Claims, Trump Attacked McCain For Failing Veterans 🔊

UPMC, TriWest reach deal to treat Erie-area veterans

Transgender veteran clashes with Shreveport VA over medical records 🎥


Federal watchdog: VA leadership failures are to blame for GI Bill payment issues

Native American Veterans Fight On, For Support And Recognition 🔊 📅

Elks Lodge in Frackville Accepting Donations for Veterans 🎥

Roto Donates to Veterans Affairs

Sprint to Provide Free Unlimited 4G LTE Data for Veterans Affairs Telehealth Patients


UD Helping Wilmington VA Medical Center

Legislators testify on veterans’ bill

Seattle VA to focus on PTSD research, service

Gov. Ron DeSantis, First Lady Visit Veterans at Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs HQ

Bill takes aim at how VA offers access to mental health care

Congressmen urge FBI to investigate bots targeting veterans with fake news

VA’s Private Care Program Headed for Tech Trouble, Review Finds

VA’s caregiver program losing top official at a critical moment

VA Officer Warns of Scheme


Work on national cemetery in Alameda could start next year

Two Veterans Groups, Left and Right, Join Forces Against the Forever Wars

Kenosha County to host town hall meeting for veterans

The American Legion at 100 years

SERVING OUR VETERANS: Service Connected Rating

In new $122M building, Seattle VA hospital hopes to push frontiers of medicine for PTSD, brain injuries and more

Denton Veterans Advocates Secure Building for PTSD Treatment Center

Nurses Picket VA Headquarters to Protest Private Care and Vacancies


Charleston VA looking for more veteran caregivers as number of aging patients grows 🎥

Veterans groups appeal to Trump over benefits for Blue Water Navy veterans

VA Chief Robert Wilkie is reportedly lobbying to be the next Defense Secretary

With Lawsuit Pending, Stitt Nominee for Veterans Secretary Withdraws

VA Medical Center to hold town hall meeting

Key veterans groups blast Trump’s VA budget proposal as falling short of veterans’ needs

Senior lawmaker pushes on EHR access issues

This VA report touts ‘positive outcomes’ from its suicide prevention programs — but veteran suicide rates haven’t slowed


State to investigate alleged mistreatment at Huntsville VA retirement home 🎥

Sanford Health announces $25 million gift from Denny Sanford to fund precision medicine for U.S. veterans

Cabinet appoints State Secretary of Ministry for Veterans Affairs

Live at 9 a.m.: Sanford, VA to announce veteran care initiative 🎥

Trump wants a huge increase in VA spending, but some vet groups are still unhappy. Here’s why.

House Veterans Affairs is Having Trouble Hiring Tech Experts


Boozman honored with Disabled American Veterans 2019 Outstanding Senate Legislator of the Year Award

Among Veterans Organizations, Health Care, Suicide and Education Are Top Priorities

Nearly 40,000 veterans waiting for disability benefits as backlog keeps growing

Vietnam War Veteran: Agent Orange to blame for 7th cancer diagnosis in 5 years 🎥

VA Broadens Comprehensive Care by Providing Genomic Testing in Advanced Cancer

VA plans to go live with Cerner EHR pilot by March 2020

VA and DOD set to pick health data decider


California veterans home threatens to expel 84-year-old widow for leading Bible study group

VA's Wilkie: Executive Order Aims at Ending Vets' Suicides 🎥

Gerald Butts gives his version of Wilson-Raybould's shuffle to Veterans Affairs

East Haven’s Zullo gets legislative committee assignments, including vets affairs

VA Procurement and Security Clearance Processing Land on GAO’s High-Risk List

VA to Pilot Health Records System in March 2020

Fort Meade Veterans’ Affairs hosts Creative Arts Show

VA pays $950,000 to patient of ex-Iowa surgeon hired despite incompetence allegations 🎥


Veterans Affairs doctor says he's no hero for tackling shooter 🎥

Iowa City VA transportation program second largest is country

Collin Peterson speaks in Willmar about veterans homes, Agent Orange

McConnell: Trump to include VA hospital in budget proposal

Community Veteran Engagement Board to host Veteran Resource and Job Fair


Gig Line: Kudos to veteran supporters

Veterans’ groups fear their priorities will be lost in the constant shuffle of ministers

Stitt’s Pick for Veterans Secretary Accused of Underpaying Veterans

Lawmakers seek funding for veterans services database

Indiana County Office of Veterans Affairs to get $20K

VA Secretary Rejects Push for Gender-Neutral Motto

Veterans Affairs loans have spiked since 2007 recession: Study

Move to Veterans Affairs a “great honour” says MacAulay

Veterans Affairs Medical Center doctor takes a bullet in order to stop gunman 🎥

Doctor describes how he tackled gunman at Florida hospital 

Syracuse man charged for threatening to kill employees at Veterans Affairs Hospital 🎥

Will the correct Rep. Levin please report to the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee?