Veterans Affairs News

January 2019



Demand a fix for all veterans (01/31)

Iraq, Afghanistan vets are split on whether wars were ‘worth it’ (01/31)

Veterans Will Have More Access to Private Health Care Under New V.A. Rules (01/30)

U.S. Rep. Lamb tapped as vice chairman of Veterans’ Affairs Committee (01/30)

Poor Leadership Set Back VA Data Center Consolidation Efforts, Watchdog Says (01/30)

Veterans don’t need to pay for help accessing benefits, official says (01/30)

Ex-Springfield man pleads guilty to making bomb threat at Veterans clinic (01/30)

Department of Military and Veterans Affairs experiences strong 2018 (01/30)

Charged by win in Agent Orange case, veterans groups vow to press on (01/30)

Darren Chester meets with Port Augusta veterans (01/30)

Benefits For Navy Victims Of Agent Orange – Just 50 Years Later (01/30) 📅


Court rules VA must pay disability benefits to ‘blue water’ Vietnam veterans (01/30)

Local veterans’ groups advocate for county services (01/30)

SoldierStrong Donates State-of-the-Art Exoskeleton to the Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System (01/29)

Lawmakers anxiously await Veterans Affairs’ new community care standards (01/29)

Review finds more cases handled by impaired pathologist at VA clinic in Fayetteville, Ark. (01/29)

DMVA Active in 2018 Supporting Veterans, Commonwealth and Nation (01/29)

What a long, strange trip it’s been: Veterans struggle getting transportation to VA clinic (01/29)

New building gives veterans modern care, more space (01/28)

Oceanside Man Sentenced for Stealing Benefits Meant for Veteran's Widow (01/28)


Are you one of these 133,000 vets who may qualify for a tax refund windfall? Don’t wait to file your claim. (01/29)

Lawmakers want more VA research into medical marijuana, but lack agreement on path ahead (01/29)

Veteran Affairs Minister visits the Fleurieu (01/29)

Capito presents awards to veterans at the Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center (01/28)

Veterans Affairs Spins Non-VA Emergency Bill Denials With Local Story (01/28)

Letter: Help is available for veterans (01/28)

VA: 12 Veteran Deaths Possibly Linked To Dismissed Doctor 🎥 (01/28)

VA secretary predicts controversy over upcoming change to private-sector care program (01/28)

State: No medical marijuana at veterans' nursing homes (01/28)


Bedey proposes legislation to expand county veterans’ services offices in state (01/25)

Manteno veterans’ home resident with Legionnaires’ dies (01/25)

Millions of GI Bill dollars are going to questionable schools — and it could soon be billions: VA watchdog (01/25)

Cabinet backs Burgess to lead Veterans’ Affairs (01/24)

House Bill Would Direct Veterans Affairs to Research Medical Marijuana (01/24)

Volunteers needed to drive veterans to Lebanon VA hospital 🎥 (01/24)

Navy denies claims linked to contaminated water (01/24)

Veterans groups still left in the dark over how sweeping law will change VA (01/24)

Bill to safeguard VA disability and military retirement pay introduced (01/16)


New session means more turnover for House Veterans’ Affairs Committee (01/23)

Danny Burgess Jr. Chosen To Head Veterans' Affairs (01/23)

Office of Veterans Affairs fundraising for new Veterans Memorial (01/23)

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits (01/23)

Paul Muschick: VA security staff used as taxi service? This stuff drives me nuts. (01/23)

VA, others team up to prevent veteran suicide (01/22-23)

American Legion calls for change at Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs (01/22)


VA mental health care expanded to other than honorably discharged veterans (01/22) 📅

PSEG-LI volunteers help WWII veteran, wife (01/21)

EVENT [01/24]: VA meeting scheduled on Thursday (01/23)

Bergman to serve second term on Veterans Affairs Committee (01/22)

V.A. Wait Times Now Shorter Than for Private Doctors (01/22)

VA’s benefits appeals process will see a dramatic changeover next month (01/22)

VA to implement changes to simplify appeals process for veterans 🎥 (01/22)

Some claims require appeal process (01/22)

Leon County Commission to discuss veterans emergency assistance program 🎥 (01/22)


VA-Enrolled Veterans Invited To Submit Art For Competition 🔊 (01/22)

Oxford American Legion Post memorializes the 'Four Chaplains' (01/21) 📅

Standing down and showing up at Franklin Park veterans event (01/21)

Gov. Holcomb appoints new director for struggling Indiana veterans agency (01/21)

Brindisi seeks veterans, farm interests for new advisory councils (01/21)

Manchester VA to Host Town Hall to Discuss Health Care (01/21)

Harlingen Veteran Concerned about VA Wait Times 🎥 (01/21)


Ministry for Veterans’ Affairs to consider issue of granting combatant status to volunteers (01/22)

As secretary, Shulkin had no clue how to fix Veterans Affairs; here are the first steps 🎥 (01/21)

How Veterans' Affairs could gain, or break, a fragile trust (01/21)

Town hall to explain vets' services (01/21)

VA Inspector General Cites Poor Oversight of College Programs Approved for GI Benefits (01/21)

Repay short-changed veterans, says MP Llew O’Brien (01/21)

To be successful, new VA CIO must listen, do research and be humble (01/21)

Unclaimed veterans buried with dignity, thanks to strangers (01/20)

Health care: VA hospitals, clinics in eastern Kansas provide array of services (01/19)


Pappas gets committee assignments — transportation and veterans' affairs (01/17-18)

IDVA workers got welfare benefits for needy vets — including child care, posh couples retreat 🎥 (01/17)

Veterans' Affairs chief could get approval (01/17)

Veterans Affairs $165M gaffe headed to Federal Court in proposed class-action lawsuit (01/17)

Secretary Robert Wilkie speaks on the state of Veteran Affairs (01/17)

Rep. Susie Lee appointed to House Committee on Veterans' Affairs (01/17)

Congresswoman Luria joins House Committee on Veterans' Affairs (01/17)


Veterans welcome? Less than 2 percent of Capitol Hill staffers have military experience (01/11)

Number of veterans employed on Capitol Hill still low, review finds (01/10)

Takano takes helm of VA committee, inspired by 'positive force' of incoming House members (01/10)

Services Provided Warren County Veterans Can Be Found at Veterans Affairs (01/10)

Marietta approves veterans outpatient clinic (01/10)

Privatizing Veterans Affairs Made the Department Even Worse (01/10)

Meeting South Dakota's New Secretary of Veterans Affairs 🔊 (01/10)

The West LA VA Is Trying To Evict A Jewish Veterans Group (01/10)


Number of veterans employed on Capitol Hill still low, review finds (01/10)

Takano takes helm of VA committee, inspired by 'positive force' of incoming House members (01/10)

New Potter County Veterans Affairs director has been hired (01/09)

VA Awards Contracts Worth Up to $55 Billion for Private-Sector Care (01/09)

Governor Cooper Appoints UNCW General Counsel John P. Scherer II to NC Veterans Affairs Commission (01/09)

VA to build primary care center, expand its Great Falls clinic, in 2019 🎥 (01/09)

America's veterans said to be disproportionately affected by government shutdown (01/09)

With the passage of the 2018 farm bill, will the VA finally study cannabis? 🎥 (01/09)

Tribune Editorial: No time to second guess veterans home funding (01/09)


Assistance for disabled vets available in PT (01/09)

Case of Legionnaires’ confirmed at Manteno Veterans’ Home 🎥 (01/09)

Veterans missed out on services because of state mistakes, brig. general says (01/08)

Welcome Home to Joplin (01/08)

Daughter sues Veterans Affairs over father's death at Columbia hospital (01/08)

Baxter County veterans protest lack of health care options (01/08)

Lawmakers reintroduce legislation to help [Vietnam War] Blue Water Navy veterans (01/08)

Town halls planned to educate veterans about benefits 🎥 (01/08)


Program helps guide veterans to affordable benefits (01/07)

Refinance loan programs targeted to vets; what to look out for 🎥 (01/07)

VA hospitals, clinics and services open during government shutdown (01/07)

VA seeks Elko’s help for national cemetery (01/07)

Veterans assistance offered in Port Townsend (01/07)

Sen. Mike Regan appointed chairman of Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee (01/07)

Mark Takano, New Chairman of House Veterans Affairs Committee, Hits Florida to Tour Medical Center (01/07)

Borer named House chairwoman of General Assembly’s Committee on Veterans’ Affairs (01/07)


Berlucchi: Auburn Community Hospital deserves to continue treating our veterans (01/06-07)

EVENT [01/10]: State Veterans Affairs Director to speak at Edmonds Museum Jan. 10 (01/06)

EVENT [01/24]: VA sets grand opening and ribbon-cutting for new Springfield clinic (01/06)

Gold Coast Veterans Foundation continues its quest to help Ventura County's military (01/06)

Lamont Highlights Volunteerism on Whirlwind Tour of Nonprofits, Veterans Hospital (01/06)

Our View: VA problems remain amid some signs of progress (01/06)

Dog-gone leases 🎥 (01/06)


Veterans’ Groups Compete With Each Other, and Struggle With the V.A. (01/04)

Indiana OKs new rules for veterans' agency after scrutiny (01/04)

Senators Want Answers on Misspent VA Suicide Prevention Funds (01/04)

Illinois veterans homes report communicable diseases, resident complaints (01/03-04)

New rules strip veteran affairs agency of discretion after IndyStar investigation (01/03)

SRG Concludes Veterans Affairs Police Pilot Program for Crisis Interventions - Several Veterans Lives Saved (01/03)

Gfrerer confirmed to lead tech at VA (01/03)

What do veterans think of Dayton VA? Survey finds increase in trust 🎥 (01/03)

Trump signs bills holding VA accountable for delayed GI Bill payments 🎥 (01/03)

Why the Department of Veterans Affairs is the Tesla of At-Home Care (01/02)


Mental health center, DAV team to help veterans (01/03) 📅

Veterans Affairs skipped normal consultations to introduce new Pensions for Life for disabled vets (01/02)

Veterans Affairs has made real progress in Philadelphia | Opinion (01/02)

New in 2019: VA’s health care rules will be completely rewritten this year (01/02)

New veterans health clinic to be established apart from Auburn Community Hospital (01/02)

VA Secretary Pulls Out Of Speaking Gig For Student Veterans (01/02)

Give veterans benefits they’ve earned (01/02)


An ongoing MUSC study brings concerns about veteran suicide to the forefront (01/01)

Barrar sworn in to 12th term in House of Representatives (01/01)

Laws expected to improve veteran's healthcare to take effect in new year (01/01)

SLC Housing Authority sends demand letter to VA, saying building to house homeless veterans had vacant beds for years (01/01)

VA announces new director of the Office of Transition and Economic Development (01/01)

Fate of Grand Island Veterans Home remains undecided (12/31)


Longtime Collier veteran services manager leaves legacy of caring (01/01)

Administrator out at North Little Rock veterans home (01/01)

Top 10 Newsmakers No. 1: Veterans home (01/01)

Vets unhurt by shutdown (01/01)

Inspiration for Cohen Veteran Network calls Tampa fortunate to have a clinic in its future (12/31)

How a landlocked Ohio lab recreates conditions aboard aircraft carriers 🎥 (12/31)

Long Islands veterans deserve a better VA hospital (12/31)

Veterans Corner: Tax help for disabled veterans 12/31/18 (12/31)

Women, blacks, veterans: Maryland caucus leaders set goals for Maryland's 2019 General Assembly session (12/31)

Local healthcare company expands ties with the VA (12/30)