Veterans Affairs News

August 2019

08/26/2019:

Veterans Affairs

Legion briefed on 'exciting time' for VA

A new veterans cemetery in Washington County will be the 2nd in Maine run by feds

Death of veteran at W.Va. VA hospital ruled homicide

Krueger: VA offers great health care, but too many changes

Internal VA emails critical of unofficial Trump 'advisors'

Carroll commissioners push transportation needs, discuss vet services, express concern about Kirwan proposals

A Kansas VA hospital police supervisor reported 'dangerous' deficiencies among his officers. Now he says he faced retaliation

Veteran Transition

Cookouts helping struggling veterans connect with their families and each other

How Cannabis Saved One Veteran From Taking His Own Life

Veteran hopes toolbox gift will help other veterans transition back to life after deployment

Veteran Homelessness

Moves to use census to find missing vets

Veteran shares journey: From living homeless behind Walmart, to tiny home, to hope

Colorado nonprofit looks to tiny homes to help homeless vets

HOPS for Heroes raises money to end veteran homelessness

Women Veterans

America has failed our female veterans. Here's how we can fix it

08/19/2019:

Veterans Affairs

New Hampshire Veterans Group Seeks to Intervene in POW Bible Display Lawsuit

$23 million contract awarded for national cemetery in Pembroke

Ex-pathologist at who worked while impaired at northwest Arkansas veterans hospital taken into custody

R.I. Veterans Journal: VA updates its disability ratings for claimants

VA health care facilities to go smoke-free in October

Combat veterans more prone to mental health issues in later life

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What all veterans should know about the American Legion

Veterans advocate speaks out after soldiers were denied more than $50 million in medical claims

Veteran Transition

Small Business Administration Initiatives Support Veterans’ Entrepreneurial Success

Rotary Club of Blue Bell raises $12,000 for MCCC’s Student Veterans

7th annual VA community mental health summit

Veteran Homelessness

Victoria has the will to help with homelessness

Aussie veterans left sleeping rough

Duo teams up for food and clothing drive for homeless veterans on Saturday

Charleston Habitat for Humanity nears completion of first affordable home for veterans

Women Veterans

Town Hall Aug. 24

Combat veterans more prone to mental health issues in later life

Brown. Co Fair recognizes non-combat, peacetime veterans

08/16/2019:

Veterans Affairs

Department of Veterans Affairs Expands Contract With IFB Solutions In Winston-Salem

Chester firm wins contract with U.S. veterans affairs for opioids project

Veterans Affairs secretary praises Boise VA during visit

New App from VA Streamlines Veterans’ Resources to Enhance Their Care

Navy vet has big scare with his personal information

Veteran Transition

WGU North Carolina and Veterans Bridge Home Announce New Veterans Appreciation Scholarships

Broncos Stadium At Mile High Is Site Of Job Recruiting Event For Veterans

Mobile resources for veterans

Walgreens wants a few good veterans for future leadership

Veteran Homelessness

Veterans forced to access homelessness services

Homes for Harrison's block party provides resources for homeless, sees largest turnout in four years

2019 Point-In-Time Count Identifies ‘Only’ 25 People Experiencing Homelessness in Canby

Concert raises funds for homeless veterans

Local law enforcement helps homeless veterans

Veterans seeking homeless services: report

Governor Tim Walz engages landlords in ending veteran homelessness

Solutions sought for veteran homelessness in NH

Homelessness in veteran community statement

Women Veterans

Social workers and community center team up in support of female veterans

Greenville Veterans seminar welcomes capacity crowd for first gathering

Date Rape, Rough Sex Alleged in Sexual Assault Trial of Navy Veteran

Auburn woman reaches finals of Ms. Veteran America

VA: It’s our responsibility to end harassment

08/14/2019:

Veterans Affairs

Man charged with weapons offense a day after shooting at VA hospital in Chicago

Warner urges Congress to approve last hurdle for Fredericksburg-area VA clinic

Minister of Veterans Affairs announces funding to help two Nova Scotia-based organizations advance Veterans' mental health

Training offered for clergy in suicide awareness, prevention

New VA chief of staff returns to emphasize quality

VA, DOD adopt single logistics system for healthcare supply chain

Protesters in Milwaukee take aim at Veterans Affairs contract negotiations

Veteran Transition

Editorial: Veterans' workforce program paying off

New funding announced to assist veterans and first responders with PTSD

Military Matters: Finding work after the military

Veterans invited to submit business plans for competition

Local combat veteran orchestrates special surprise for fellow Marine

Veteran Homelessness

As debate on homelessness rages, he’s in a Tacoma parking lot giving away haircuts

Philly powerlifter, 69, overcame blindness, homelessness, addiction, cancer, and the death of his daughter to become a champion

From the Editor: Raising awareness of the veteran suicide epidemic

Edwin King: A regional approach to homelessness is consistent with the challenge facing communities

Warner urges Congress to approve last hurdle for Fredericksburg-area VA clinic

HOPS for Heroes event in Mankato seeks to help end veteran homelessness

Women Veterans

SUPPORT SPOTLIGHT: THE MILITARY & VETERAN SERVICES CENTER OFFERS VETERANS SUPPORT FOR SUCCESS

Cody Splitt, trailblazing female attorney and U.S. Navy Veteran, celebrates 100th birthday

Women Veteran's Support Group to meet August 25 at Carson City's Mills Park

'We don't have anywhere else to go': Local women veterans center in danger of closing

08/12/2019:

Veterans Affairs

Another Pleads Guilty in Multi-Million Dollar Scam of VA Spina Bifida Program

VA Cuts Off Assisted Living Home After Finding Veteran Dead for 4 Days

Gov. Pritzker Honors Veterans At Illinois State Fair

Oakland County encouraging veterans to seek benefits with new marketing campaign

Veterans’ Administration establishes presence on-base at Crane

Burgum appoints Wahpeton's Overby as chairman of the AVOCA

Veteran Transition

Career opportunities at high-growth media and technology companies

‘Fore’ the veterans: Golf clinic teaches helps former service members living with disabilities

Veteran Homelessness

Editorial: Virginia Department of Veterans Services expands its mission

Let’s Talk Homelessness: Part One, Mental Health

Disabled Veterans Charities Launches New Website to Drive Support for Homeless Vets

Women Veterans

08/09/2019:

Veterans Affairs

Veterans urge changes before expansion of VA caregivers program

TriWest Healthcare Alliance Awarded Contract to Administer New Community Care Network for the Department of Veterans Affairs

VA wrongly denied $53M in emergency care claims, affecting 17,400 veterans, report says

Man pleads guilty to paying VA employee $1M to help con VA out of $3M

Drop-in center aims to help veterans with services

VA Same-Day Appointment Access Needs Performance Measures

Rep. Andy Kim: New Ocean County veterans clinic plans are underway

Thousands of Vets May Have Wrongly Been Billed for Emergency Care

Veteran Affairs head discusses mental health aid in NC visit

Veteran Transition

VA hosts initiative that assists in securing financial futures for Veterans, service members and their families

Retiree starts new career in agriculture

Two Marines Moving: A Spotlight on Veteran Nick Baucom

Veteran Homelessness

Tents For The Homeless: Woman Tackles Homelessness Head-On

Lynchburg area veterans cancel veterans parade to focus on homeless vets

Veterans’ housing to open in 2020

Veterans get connected to a variety of services at Stand Down event in Allegan

Charleston Veteran battles chronic pain, finds recovery, family

Saturday band event at Elks to benefit homeless veterans

Homelessness on rise in Central Oregon

Allegan County Veterans Stand Down event helps veterans connect with needed services

Women Veterans

What We Need to Understand About Veterans and Firearms

New Temple VA director holds meet and greet with workers, volunteers

08/07/2019:

Veterans Affairs

VA has healthcare careers perfect for Veterans

Fired Phoenix VA Executive Implicated in Veterans Wait List Scandal Fails to Win His Job Back

20 veterans die by suicide daily. A new bill aims to discover the role of prescription drugs.

Inspector General report blasts VA for ER bill denials

Empower the VA with the tools to help our veterans

Free family lodging being built near Omaha VA hospital

Veteran Dies by Suicide in North Carolina VA Parking Lot

As More Veterans Turn to Nursing Homes for Care, VA Needs to Improve Oversight

VA Claims Progress on Health Records System, But Can’t Account for Money Spent

VETERANS AFFAIRS SECRETARY TOURS WILMINGTON CLINIC, TALKS VET SUICIDE PREVENTION

Nonprofit grows number of assisted veterans, spouses

Southwest Airlines Wins Help Heal Veterans Partner of the Year 2018

Underwater memorial in Florida honoring veterans opens for diver

Veteran Transition

Program aims to connect veterans with best colleges

Veterans prepare for new battlefield: Entrepreneurship | Opinion

Helping veterans to come back

Mark Hedman: You Can Help Veterans Transition to Civilian Life

Veteran Homelessness

Veterans home needs to raise $30K downpayment

Motorcyclists join parade to support homeless veterans barracks

Women Veterans

08/05/2019:

Veterans Affairs

Nestor Aliga: College fee waiver for veterans

For some veterans, strangers are family at burial services

Capital City Sunday: Clean Wisconsin, Rep. Anderson & Veteran’s Affairs Sec.-designee Mary Kolar

Black Hawk Veterans Affairs changes location

Veteran Transition

Helping companies get scarce tech skills sets start-up on global push

Veteran Homelessness

Healthcare for Homeless Veterans Coordinated Entry Specialist Job in Fort Meade, South Dakota – Department of Veterans Affairs

Man says life's purpose is to build homes for homeless veterans

Tally of indigent in Arkansas up 10%; uptick observed since count in ’17

Food festival helps build homes for homeless veterans

Kelli’s Heroes: Plenty of events to attend to show your support of our veterans

Marin homelessness report shows ethnic disparity

Falcons donate more than $200K to Veterans Empowerment Organization

VA grant to continue homeless prevention program for Northeast Tennessee veterans

Florence Housing Authority has some vouchers for veterans

Women Veterans

Life and Leadership Lessons I Learned In The Military: “Resilience is the backbone of good leadership”

Local veterans presented with Quilts of Valor

Stories of Honor: Diane Carlson Evans co-founded Vietnam Women's Memorial after serving as Army nurse

CAROLYN KETCHEL: A special way to honor women veterans