Veterans Affairs News

November 2018

11/30/2018:  Former President George Herbert Walker Bush dies at age 94 (CBS 13 KVAL 11/30)

                     Vending Machine To Help Veterans Charity Opens In London (Forces Network UK 11/30)

                     Veterans Affairs, Whales and the PDB Quiz (Presidential Daily Brief 11/30)

                     'Blue Water Navy' bill sinking in Senate despite late-hour talks (Stars & Stripes 11/29)

                     Veterans Benefits Administration to close benefits help desk in Bremerton (Kitsap Sun 11/29)

                     Amid confusion, VA says vets will receive full GI Bill payments delayed by IT failure 🎥 (CBS News 11/29)

                     'This has been a need for a long time:' Davenport VA clinic readies for early spring opening (Quad City Times 11/29)

                     U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs: Benefits chief tells subcommittee GI Bill issues to be addressed (Fort Campbell Courier 11/29)

                     Work Orders Reveal Rodents in White House, Chilly Temps at VA Headquarters (NBC 4 News 11/29)

                     Shortage of civilian doctors in military hospitals causing treatment problems (Stars & Stripes 11/29)

11/29/2018:  Legislators Demand Back Pay for Veterans (Big Island Now 11/29)

                     Special treatment? Veterans Affairs director grants state relief funds to employees 🎥 (Indy Star 11/29)

                     Service Credit Union partners with VA to help disabled veterans (New Hampshire Union Leader 11/29)

                     Can Veterans Affairs take away a vets’ benefits if cannabis is detected? 🎥 (ABC 7 WWSB 11/28-29)

                     Citing medical records project, Mann-Grandstaff VA delays 24-hour urgent care to 2020 (Spokesman-Review 11/29)

                     Secretary of Veterans Affairs meets with Veterans in Ada (CBS/Fox 12 KXII 11/28-29)

                     'Not acceptable': Thousands of disabled veterans wait more than a year for benefits (CTV News 11/28-29)

                     Veterans Affairs Dept. tells Capitol Hill it won't repay underpaid GI Bill benefits recipients (NBC News 11/28)

                     Horry County VA tries to keep lines moving for claims 🎥 (ABC 15 News 11/28)

                     Volunteers sending care packages to troops overseas and at the border for the holidays (Fox 43 News 11/28)

11/28/2018:  EVENT [12/14]: Roseburg VA to hold town hall Dec. 11 (News-Review 11/28)

                     Tennessee veterans didn't received GI Bill benefits for months. Here's why. 🎥 (Tennessean 11/28)

                     Veterans Affairs delays GI Bill housing allowance changes for year due to computer problems (NBC News 11/28)

                     Department of Veterans Affairs and GE Healthcare Partner to Accelerate Use of 3D Printing in Patient Care (Business Wire 11/27)

                     D.C.’s VA hospital pursuing ER expansion (Washington Business Journal 11/27)

                     Parks named VA director (Arkansas Democrat Gazette 11/27)

                     More than 3,000 veterans waited over a year for Ottawa to process disability claims (CBC 11/27)

                     Philly's Veterans Affairs office want to make sure our vets are taken care of 🔊 (KYW 1060 News 11/27)

11/27/2018:  Rounds, Noem invite Veterans Affairs Secretary to tour home state VA facility (Ripon Advance 11/28)

                     Tulsa's VA clinics to be consolidated under one roof in south Tulsa with more offerings (Tulsa World 11/26-27)

                     Veterans Affairs turnaround under Trump administration keeps veterans off the streets (Daily Torch 11/26)

                     Veteran students experience delays to GI Bill payments 🎥 (NBC 4 WSMV 11/26)

                     GAO to look into whether Mar-a-Lago trio inappropriately influenced VA (CNN 11/26)

                     Browns support military veterans with exclusive tour of training facility (Cleveland Browns 11/26)

                     This week in Congress: After Thanksgiving break, but before the next shutdown threat (Marine  Corps Times 11/26)

                     VA's $25B 'VECTOR' services contract open for business (Washington Technology 11/26)

11/26/2018:  PCC grad dedicated to serving vets receives William Rawlinson Scholarship (Reflector 11/25)

                     They served their country. Why aren’t elite colleges serving them better? (Washington Post 11/25)

                     Veterans desperate for gov’t follow-through (Newsday 11/25)

                     Suzanne Gordon talks about her new book about the VA, among this week’s literary events (Twin Cities Pioneer Press 11/25)

                     A glimpse into the struggles of military veterans (Martinsville Bulletin 11/25)

                     New bar and grill in Roland offers community feel, veteran support (Ames Tribune 11/24)

11/25/2018:  Interruption of counseling upsets veterans (The Day 11/24)

                     Hubbards veteran shouldn't be waiting for bed at Camp Hill, resident says (Chronicle Herald 11/24)

                     George Wanberg to be inducted into Veterans Hall of Fame (Daily Commercial 11/24)

                     City Hall: Alderman questions putting historic preservation ahead of expanding care for veterans (NH Union Leader 11/24)

                     OPINION: Transition of Power Shouldn't Halt VA Reform Momentum (Daily Caller 11/24)

                     Loans for veterans soar in Washington state, lender says (Olympian 11/24)

                     Cedar Falls man pleads guilty to stealing pain meds from veterans' mail (West Cedar Falls Courier 11/24)

                     Fake Navy vet gets sentenced for scamming VA (Navy Times 11/24)

                     Should’ve Used Blockchain: VA Unable to Process GI Bill Payments for Veterans 🎥 (CCN 11/24)

11/23/2018:  Rapid Response Clinic provides addiction treatment (The Columbian 11/23)

                     Bill Would Protect Vets from VA Pay Errors (FEDWeek 11/23)

                     Giving thanks to our veterans and the workers who care for them (The Hill 11/22)

                     VA­ and America—must not neglect catastrophically disabled veterans (The Beacon 11/22)

11/22/2018:  Charleston man who claimed to be veteran and defrauded the VA is sentenced (Post and Courier 11/21-22)

                     VA mishandled claims for veterans with ALS, watchdog finds (JD News Online 11/21)

                     Trump Administration Defends Legality Of VA Shadow Rulers (Talking Points Memo 11/21)

                     Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs launches new program 🎥 (ABC 20 Springfield 11/21)

                     VA picks developer to put 900 homes for veterans on West LA campus (Curbed Los Angeles 11/21)

                     Confirmation of new Veterans Affairs CIO takes new urgency in light of recent GI Bill benefits problems (Military Times 11/21)

                     Cleveland APL urges end to ‘painful’ dog experiments at Cleveland VA Medical Center 🎥 (Fox 8 Cleveland 11/21)

                     Groysman nominates Markarova for finance minister, Friz for veterans' affairs minister (Unian Information Agency 11/21)

11/21/2018:  VA officials say they were blindsided by computer problems, process changes on GI Bill payments (Stars & Stripes 11/21)

                     Veterans Affairs Committee candidates sought (Argus-Press 11/21)

                     Afghanistan veteran’s brutal off field battle after decade-long service (Nine News Australia 11/21) 

                     Local businessman creates scholarship for veterans at South Plains College (Everything Lubbock 11/20)

                     Ceremony honors veterans, offers support (South Strand News 11/20)

                     Whistleblowers Allege Human Research Violations At San Diego VA 🔊 (KPBS News 11/20)

                     Data shows VA leadership failed to stop sexual harassment at Salisbury VA, WBTV reports (Charlotte Observer 11/20)

                     Vietnam veteran sailors want medical benefits for Agent Orange exposure 🎥 (WRAL 5 News 11/20)

                     Apple in talks w/ Department of Veterans Affairs to offer veterans medical records access on iPhone (9to5 Mac 11/20)

                     Some veterans with ALS were deprived of health care benefits, VA watchdog finds (Washington Post 11/20)

                     Veterans Affairs unexpectedly canceled overtime work to address GI Bill claim backlog (NBC News 11/20)

11/20/2018:  Burn Pits and Veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq 🎥 (IAVA 11/20)

                     EVENTS [11/21-22]: Free Thanksgiving meals available in Bay County (Panama City News Herald 11/19)

                     Opinion: To drain the VA swamp, Trump must first wade into it (Detroit News 11/19)

                     Charlie Crist doubles down on medical cannabis protections for veterans (Florida Politics 11/19)

                     Senate Budget Committee also has some questions about those VA software issues (FedScoop 11/19)

                     VA IT Faces Criticism on Delayed GI Bill Payments (MeriTalk 11/19)

                     Calling treatment 'nothing short of horrifying,' veterans groups demand VA nursing home fixes (Boston Globe 11/19)

                     HSGS to build 150-kW solar array for California Veterans Affairs care center (SolarPower World 11/19)

                     New research could lead to disability benefits for Vietnam veterans with high blood pressure (Military Times 11/19)

                     Delegation invites VA Secretary to Hot Springs VA Hospital 🔊 (KELO News 11/19)

                     Federal government diverting veterans in crisis away from emergency fund, say outside agencies (CBC 11/19)

11/19/2018:  Betty Whaley on a mission to help veterans (Johnson City Press 11/18)

                     Veterans Journal: Good news about the VA’s website, bad news on the GI Bill (Providence Journal 11/18)

                     Journal Times editorial: Promise to veterans going unfulfilled (The Journal Times 11/18)

                     VA honors Native American veterans with special ceremony (Valley Morning Star 11/18)

                     VA glitch delays stipends for 10,000 veterans (NBC 16 WNDU 11/18)

                     Consumer Watch: Benefit programs available for veterans (Times Free Press 11/18)

                     Louisiana’s wounded veterans eligible for exclusive fishing (Houma Today 11/17)

11/18/2018:  Critics Say Bring Border Troops Home for Thanksgiving. This Navy SEAL Veteran Says It's Part of the Job (Townhall Online 11/17)

                     'Dear Serviceman': Veteran Meets Stranger Whose Letter 'Got Him Through' Vietnam 🎥 (CBS 2 WFMY 11/17)

                     EDITORIAL: Veterans are not being served (Chronicle Herald 11/17)

                     Veterans Wait on Checks from VA Due to System Errors, Some Face Eviction 🎥 (Ozarks First 11/17)

                     Federal judge allows class-action lawsuit by mentally ill veterans (Fox 61 News 11/17)

                     VA Secretary Robert Wilkie visits VCOM in Spartanburg (Go Upstate 11/17)

                     What the State of the VA Tells Us About Trump’s War on Welfare (Intelligencer 11/17)

                     President Trump touts U.S. Senate and Senator Isakson’s contribution to veterans (All On Georgia 11/17)

                     Veterans with PTSD can sue for benefits (Journal Gazette 11/17)

                     Special snapper trip opened to wounded, disabled veterans (The Advocate 11/17)

                     Queensbury veteran awarded France's highest honor (Post Star 11/17)

                     Veteran Lands in Belton with a Legacy of Service (Belton Journal 11/17)

                     Put him on a leash: Dog testing by government is wrong (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 11/17)

                     Burn Pits Exposed: A Look at How Military Got Rid of 'Anything and Everything' on Overseas Bases (NBC 10 News 11/16)

11/17/2018:  Rossville-Alvin students read essays for Veteran's Day (Hoopeston Chronicle 11/16)

                     Millbrook World War II veteran returns to Omaha Beach 75 years later (NBC 12 WSFA 11/16)

                     What We're Reading: VA Healthcare Changes; Mental Health and Gun Violence; CDC Suicide Report (AJMC 11/16)

                     VA seeks to reduce GI Bill payment delays after IT problems (Iron Mountain Daily News 11/16)

                     New Dakota Dunes VA clinic features more space, services for veterans (Sioux City Journal 11/16)

                     Vietnam War veterans honored in Mount Jewett (Bradford Era 11/16)

                     Veterans will move to Kearney Jan. 16 (The Independent 11/16)

                     A solution to stop our veterans from dying while waiting for medical care (The Hill 11/16)

                     Judge allows class-action lawsuit by mentally ill veterans (Washington Post 11/16)

11/16/2018:  VA Officials Say Delays Won't Harm Veterans (Inside Higher Ed 11/16)

                     10,000 Student Veterans Haven't Received Crucial GI Bill Payments, VA Admits 🎥 (Fortune 11/16)

                     VA secretary: President Trump has kept his promises (USA Today 11/16)

                     Skanska awarded contract to build new $25 million Veterans Affairs clinic (Nerej 11/16)

                     Computer Flubs Left Vets Short of Housing Benefits (Wall Street Journal 11/15)

                     VA officials grilled over delayed payments to thousands of student veterans (CNN 11/15)

                     Veterans not getting GI Bill payments because VA's computer system broke (Trib Live 11/15)

11/15/2018:  Trump touts veterans affairs modernization efforts (WRAL 11/15)

                     Veteran Leaders Call for Probe of Abuse Allegations at VA Nursing Homes ( 11/15)

                     The new shows what’s possible for government tech after the disaster (Quartz 11/15)

                     EVENT [12/5]: Veterans Affairs to hold health care town hall in North Bend (Register-Guard 11/14)

                     Lawmakers balk at $350M addition to VA's health record deal (FCW 11/14)

                     Saylesville students host Veterans Day tribute (Valley Breeze 11/14)

                     Shea wins veterans race (Mount Desert Islander 11/14)

                     County Tribute Honors Veterans (Cape May County Herald 11/14)

                     HOMAGE TO VETERANS: Servicemen, women commemorated (San Pedro Valley News 11/14)

                     Bipartisan Lawmakers Introduce Three Medical Marijuana Bills For Veterans (Marijuana Moment 11/14)

                     Finding nursing home care for veterans in Southwest Florida 🎥 (Wink 11/14)

                     Feds find 'blatant disregard' for veteran safety at VA nursing home among the nation's worst (USA Today 11/14)

                     Moulton Legislation would push VA on medical marijuana for veterans (Boston Globe 11/14)

                     Veterans Affairs reverses decision, opens beds for Allied war vets (CBC 11/14)

                     Staffers at Veterans Affairs office in Waco glad to help (The State 11/14)

                     Despite objections, VA secretary backs continuing canine medical testing (Military Times 11/14)

                      --> Background: VA promises full review of all medical testing on dogs, with a goal of ending the practice (Military Times 3/13)

                     Gov., LDWF, La. Veterans Affairs, CCA partner: Offer wounded, disabled vets fishing opportunity (NBC/CBS/CW KALB 11/13)

                     Four years after scandal, VA gets praise for health care but falls short on access (Washington Post 11/13)

                     Veterans speak out about role of veterans affairs in midterm election 🎥 (KXLF 4 News 11/13)

                     Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs honors military service members 🎥 (WAFB 9 News 11/12)

                     Veterans Affairs official reassigned after House hearing over delayed GI Bill benefits (NBC News 11/12)

                     VA’s software so SNAFU’d that vets were made homeless waiting for benefits (ARS Technica 11/12)

                     VA is Looking for a Platform to Track Talent and Spot Future Leaders (NextGov 11/12)

11/14/2018:  Veterans Day remembrance: speaker urges involvement in veteran 'family' 🎥 (Democrat & Chronicle 11/11-12)

11/13/2018:  What American Veterans Face in 2018 (Pacific Standard 11/12)

                     DeSoto Veterans receive honors despite rain (DeSoto Times-Tribune 11/12)

11/11/2018:  There Are 40,000 Job Openings At The Veterans Health Administration (News 5 NY 11/11)

                     Veterans haven't received GI Bill benefits for months due to ongoing IT issues at VA (NBC News 11/11)

                     Veterans Day: By the time I saw my VA doctor, he said it was too late (Fox News 11/11)

                     Veteran helps fellow service members navigate benefits (Michigan Live 11/11)

                     Too many veterans are suffering; here’s what we’re doing (Denver Post 11/11)

                     EVENT [10/11]: Veteran’s Day Ceremony to Honor the Men & Women Who Served Our Country 🎥 (Parkland Talk 11/10)

                     Anne Sadler: What is a VA loan? Are you eligible? (Journal Standard 11/10)

                     Veterans serving veterans make Waco VA Regional Office turnaround possible (Waco Tribune-Herald 11/10)

                     Assembly Military & Veterans’ Affairs Chair Tucker Salutes Veterans (Insider NJ 11/10)

11/10/2018:  Repay dogs for their military service. Stop the deadly VA canine experiments. (USA Today 11/10)

                     VA, unions spar over move to end physicians’ use of ‘official time' (Military Times 11/10)

                     Resources for veterans (Atlanta Journal-Constitution 11/10)

                     VA secretary says he will continue agency’s controversial experiments on dogs (Washington Post 11/9)

                     Lost VA contract leads to layoffs at local BlueCross BlueShield (Myrtle Beach Online 11/9)

                     Top scams targeting veterans (NBC WITN 11/9)

                     Veterans sacrificed enough: USA TODAY investigations of VA health care help our heroes (USA Today 11/9)

                     New Veterans Affairs Office serves second largest veteran population in South Carolina (My Horry News 11/9)

                     Vermont Veterans Cemetery: How veterans and their families can apply for burial (Burlington Free Press 11/9)

                     JESSICA LAWS: Veterans Affairs failing to protect those who served (The Intelligencer 11/9)

                     Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs Offers Tips on helping Veterans (KPEL 11/9)

11/09/2018:  New Veterans Corner and Commission for Veteran Affairs (Maryland Independent 11/9)

                     Veterans Affairs CTO Explains How it Relaunched (Government CIO Media 11/8)

                     Oak Hill Cemetery's Veterans Day service recognized by the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs (Tristate Homepage 11/8)

                     Berks VA: To secure benefits, enroll soon after discharge (Reading Eagle 11/8)

                     Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic marks 5 years in Tomball (Community Impact News 11/8)

                     For today’s VA, it’s the best of times and the worst of times 🎥 (Military Times 11/8)

                     VA's EHR project is 'yellow trending towards red,' says report obtained by ProPublica (Becker's Health & IT Report 11/8)

                     VA, skirting court order, kills ‘official time’ for medical professionals (Washington Post 11/8)

                     Suburban Residents Speak Out Against Proposed V.A. Cemetery (NBC 5 Chicago 11/8)

11/08/2018:  After Listening to Veterans, VA Put All Its Services on One Website (NextGov 11/7)

                     Army veteran’s family agrees to $2.5 million in settlement with VA over wrongful death suit (Stars & Stripes 11/7)

                     EVENT [11/11]: Celebrate Veterans Day with the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs 🎥 (Baton Rouge Proud 11/7)

                     Chamber hears about veterans affairs (Democrat News 11/7)

                     EVENTS [11/9-12]: Honor veterans with local events this weekend (Bakersfield Online 11/7)

                     Parker County schools to honor Veterans Day (Weatherford Democrat 11/6)

                     Florida voters approve constitutional amendment requiring state veterans affairs, anti-terrorism offices (Times Union 11/6)

11/07/2018:  6 Years: VA Reconsiders Kidney Transplant Denial Of Native American Veteran 🎥 (Disabled Veterans 11/7)

                     The Surge Comes to Washington (Foreign Policy 11/6)

                     EVENTS [11/9-12]: Here's how suburban Milwaukee is celebrating Veterans Day (Journal Sentinel 11/6)

                     New nonprofit looks to raise awareness of veteran suicide (Murray Ledger & Times 11/6)

11/06/2018:  Parliament unanimously approves plan to stop leaving money unspent at Veterans Affairs Canada 🎥 (Global News 11/6)

                     EVENT [11/11]: Canandaigua VA plans events for month (Olean Times Herald 11/6)

                     Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center introduces automated appointment reminders 🎥 (WCPO 9 News 11/5-6)

                     Ottawa short-changed more than 270,000 veterans on pensions, disability payments (CBC 11/5)

                     Local veteran honored for saving man's life during Columbus crash 🎥 (NBC 4 WCMH 11/5)

                     Redevelopment of former Brecksville Veterans Affairs hospital to be named Valor Acres (Cleveland Online 11/5)

                     Vietnam veteran works behind the scenes to give honor where honor is due (Michigan Live 11/5)

                     U.S. Veterans Affairs Sec. Wilkie visits Ole Miss (Daily Mississippian 11/5)

                     City of Owasso hosts Veterans Appreciation Ceremony honoring men, women of military (Owasso Reporter 11/5)

                     Great Clips® Honors Veterans across the U.S. with Free Haircuts on Veterans Day (AP 11/5)

                     New eastern Idaho VA clinic triples those receiving care (Bellingham Herald 11/5)

                     Herashchenko calls on MPs to vote for creation of Ministry for Veterans Affairs this week (Ukrinform 11/5)

                     New housing and job program available for veterans in Northeast Wisconsin (Fox 11 News 11/5)

11/05/2018:  Virgin Australia praised, criticised for new boarding procedure 🎥 (News Australia 11/6)

                     Annual VA car show 🎥 (NBC 11 KKCO 11/5)

                     EVENTS [11/8-12]: Special Veterans Day events set for National WWI Memorial (Baltimore Post-Examiner 11/4)

                     EVENTS [11/10-12]: Area communities to celebrate Veterans Day (Joplin Globe 11/4)

                     Secretary of Veteran Affairs makes a stop at UM 🎥 (CBS WCBI 11/4)

                     Veterans Journal: VA delivers 81,000 appeals’ decisions to veterans in fiscal 2018 (Providence Journal 11/4)

                     Special Forces Veteran Shares All On Reality Of War In New Book (Forces Network 11/4)

                     Veterans Affairs Moves Forward With Abusive Dog Experiments (Disabled Veterans 11/4)

                     EXCLUSIVE: NDP to table motion requiring Veterans Affairs to carry over unspent funds 🎥 (Global News 11/4)

11/04/2018:  VETERANS' CORNER: Donations sought for local veterans wreath project (Indiana Gazette 11/4)

                     US Department of Veterans’ Affairs asks Australians to reflect in #1MS campaign (Mumbrella Australia 11/4)

                     Virgin Australia announces US-style plan to honour veterans on every flight 🎥 (The Guardian 11/4)

                     Widow wins nine-year battle with Veterans Affairs over cancer coverage (Chronicle Herald 11/3-4)

                     EVENT [11/4]: These veterans will help San Bernardino honor all who served (The Sun 11/3)

                     40 take part in second annual March of Honor to raise funds for Base Camp Lindsey 🎥 (Texoma's Homepage 11/3) 

                     EVENT [11/10]: Lower Makefield to honor its veterans with 12th annual parade and ceremony 🎥 (Bucks Local News 11/3)

                     EVENTS [11/8-16]:  20 ways to observe Veterans Day in the Salem-area 🎥 (Statesman Journal 11/3)

                     Sallisaw selected for new veterans center (Times Record 11/3)

                     Catching Up On An Earlier Story Iowa Veterans Trust Fund more than halfway to $50 million goal (The Gazette 11/3)

11/03/2018:  THANK A VETERAN: Iraq, Afghanistan veteran aims to help fellow veterans (News & Tribune 11/3)

                     New VA clinic in Idaho Falls triples the number of veterans receiving care (Post-Register 11/3)

                     CLAREMORE DAV: Building better lives (Claremore Daily Progress 11/2)

                     St. Augustine to break ground on permanent VA clinic in 2019 🎥 (CBS 47 / Fox 30 News 11/2)

                     EVENTS [11/5-16]: Upcoming events to honor and thank Veterans for service (CBS 5 WABI 11/2)

                     EVENTS [11/5-12]: Jets to Honor Service Men and Women During Salute to Service Week (NY Jets 11/2)

                     EVENTS [11/5-12]: UTSA honors America’s veterans with salute to service events (UTSA Today 11/2)

                     Kiwanis of Greater Tuscaloosa hosts Veterans Appreciation breakfast (Tuscaloosa News 11/2)

                     EVENT [11/11]:  Museum events to focus on veterans (Oneonta Daily Star 11/2)

                     U.S. Sec. of Veterans Affairs Stops at Oxford Veterans Home 🎥 (Hotty Toddy 11/2)

                     ‘Visible commitment’ to local veterans: Amarillo VA breaks ground on new rehab & prosthetics building (CBS 10 KFDA 11/2)

11/02/2018:  Trump extends Veterans Day celebrations through all of November (Military Times 11/1)

                     Cerner posts update on Defense Department, Veterans Affairs EHR projects (Becker's Health IT & CIO Report 11/1)

                     Report: Management Drama Threatens to Derail VA’s Health Records Overhaul (NextGov 11/1)

                     Canceled Operations. Unsterile Tools. The V.A. Gave This Hospital 5 Stars (New York Times 11/1)

                     Let’s Talk Knoxville – Veterans Affairs 🔊 (KNIA / KRLS Radio 11/1)

                     Veterans Affairs secretary has a message for ex-military - and for New Orleans (NOLA Online 11/1)

                     Montco commissioners discuss transportation, veterans affairs (The Mercury 11/1)

                     VA: Fatal dog experiments moving ahead despite criticism from Congress, veterans groups (USA Today 11/1)

11/01/2018:  Veterans Week/Heroes Week 2018 [Special Newspaper Booklet] (Redstone Rocket 10/31)

                     Pay Satisfaction Improves, VA Cuts Pension Benefits for Veterans (Government Executive 10/31)

                     Post welcomes retirees, veterans to event (Fort Leavenworth Lamp 10/31)

                     EVENT [11/4]: Pulaski County Chamber women's group to host veteran for November meeting (Roanoke Times 10/31)

                     VA and 11,000 Nurses Reach Impasse as Secretary Rejects Negotiated Contract Proposal (Government Executive 10/31)

                     Readiness of VA emergency stockpile of drugs, medical supplies called into question (Stars & Stripes 10/31)

                     Message from Veterans Affairs Minister Darren Chester (Manning River Times 10/31)

                     Over 200,000 veterans left with late GI bill payments, American Legion says (ABC WDHN 10/31)

                     Three Bell County residents plead guilty in Temple VA fraud case (TDT News 10/31)

                     EVENT [11/14]: Marietta Christian Women’s Connection to have Veterans luncheon (Marietta Daily Journal 10/31)

                     National officer visits Post 5 (Emporia Gazette 10/31)

                     Test center worker helps her fellow veterans (Redstone Rocket 10/31)

                     EVENTS [11/3-11]: 2018 Veterans Day events in San Angelo, around Concho Valley 🎥 (Go San Angelo 10/31)

                     Yakima VA offering program for veterans’ caregivers (Yakima Herald 10/30)

                     U.S. VA secretary praises Bastion veterans community in Gentilly (New Orleans Advocate 10/30)