Veterans Affairs News

February 2019



Large-scale closures of VA facilities could be coming sooner than expected. Here’s why. (02/28)

Department of Veterans Affairs Selects Go Energistics to Support Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center Building 86 Renovation (02/28)

Senate committee hears concerns about recent Veterans Affairs minister shuffles, possible merger with Defence (02/28)

Patient Shoots Doctor at Veterans Affairs Hospital in Florida, Officials Say (02/27)

VA Expands Vets' Access To Private Care But Gives No Plan To Pay For It (02/27)

Marine appointed to lead Racine County Veterans Services Office (02/27)

House tightens oversight of state emergency assistance grants to Hoosier veterans (02/27)

Sen. Tester calls on Legion to help outreach efforts to veterans (02/26)


Hospice agencies plan Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day (02/26)

House Unanimously Passes Frye's Bill Ensuring Fairness Of Veteran's Relief Fund (02/26)

Veterans Exposed to Flaming Piles of Trash, Known as Military 'Burn Pits,' Caught in Battle with VA to Receive Medical Care (02/25-26)

Lawmakers back tighter rules on Indiana veterans fund grants (02/25)

Aurora Rep. Named Director of Vets' Affairs (02/25)


The public can now comment on VA’s proposed rules for expanding private-sector care (02/23)

O'Brien County VA administrator retiring (02/22)

VA Releases Rules For Law That Would Increase Access To Private Care 🔊 (02/22)

Udall Fights to Improve VA Services for Native American Veterans (02/22)

New veterans care facility planned at Tradition 🎥(02/22)

Rep. Luria: Emergency declaration 'concerning,' Virginia bases will lose millions 🎥 (02/22)

Quieter campgrounds being promoted for veterans for 4th of July weekend 🎥 (02/22)


Relief funds for military families passes key committee (02/21)

Indiana veterans agency on track to cede grant-issuing power, as anti-corruption bill advances 🎥 (02/21)

Ron Marchant: County continuing to expand, prioritize veterans services (02/21)

Another VA Official Is Taking Heat Over Travel Expenses (02/21)

Critic of Waste at Veterans Affairs Now Faces Questions About His Travel Costs (02/20)

Fireside Chat to highlight veterans issues in 116th Congress (02/20)

New appeals process for local veterans denied benefits 🎥 (02/20)

'The Administration is Setting Us Up to Fail,' says VA Workers Union (02/20)


Cuomo eyes name change for NY veterans agency (02/20)

Merger of DOD, VA Health Systems Getting More Consideration (02/19)

Gov. McMaster announces proposed statewide veterans affairs cabinet agency (02/19)

New veterans affairs director says 'there will be changes' 🎥 (02/19)

Veterans deserve reproductive health services (02/18)

A Senior Adviser to Robert Wilkie used VA Funds to Pay for Travel Costs (02/18)

Honor sacrifices made by Blue Water veterans (02/19)


I’m Crying’: Gary Sinise Chokes Up Watching Surprise All-Star Thank You Video 🎥 (02/16)

Pritzker names second Veterans Affairs director in 2 weeks (02/16)

EVENT [02/19]: Veterans Affairs to hold resource fair (02/15)

'Here we go again': Union frustrated by veterans affairs minister's resignation (02/15)

Veteran surprised with Chevy Cruze at LSU baseball season opener 🎥 (02/15)

Republican Women honor Villages WW II veteran spotlighted by Trump in State of the Union (02/15)

The VA Is Paying for a Top Official’s Cross-Country Commute (02/15)

Salem VA Medical Center leadership discusses five-star rating 🎥 (02/15)

Vets groups recommend VA budget increase to handle expansion of private care (02/15)


N.C. veterans affairs department honors African-American service members (02/14)

Veteran agency's secretive deal with former state senator possibly violated lobbying laws 🎥 (02/14)

State of the VA: Collective bargaining on table (02/14)

Disabled vets scammed in $2 million bribery scheme (02/14)

Covering the Lives of Veterans, Revered but Often Forgotten (02/14)

Family wants state to change how it handles veterans’ pension benefits (02/13)

Lawmakers move to end 'barbaric' dog experiments at the VA (02/13)

SC veterans will get help with their pets in new program backed by Gov. McMaster (02/13)


VA Medical Center Extends Help to Macon Veterans (02/12)

Watch Tom Hanks, Kristen Chenoweth and More Join Veterans in Thanking ‘Lt. Dan’ Gary Sinise 🎥 (02/12)

EVENT [02/19]: Joplin VA clinic to open its doors (02/11-12)

News of Note—Apple partners with Veterans Affairs on health records; Trump plans to sign ‘American AI Initiative’ (02/11)

New VA rules on access to outside care leave many unknowns (02/11)

Honor sacrifices made by blue water veterans (02/11)

El Paso veterans encouraged to attend Veteran Town Hall (02/11)

WTAJ Originals: Veterans display art for competition 🎥 (02/11)


VA continues to fail male victims of military sexual trauma (02/11)

EVENT [02/15]: Veterans Corner: Fundraiser to help Summer Games; Veteran Q&A (02/11)

Apple Will Partner With Veterans Affairs to Make Medical Information More Accessible to U.S. Veterans (02/11)

EVENT [02/12]: Erie VA hospital hosts health fair (02/11)


Saginaw VA Medical Center working to combat veteran suicide (02/09)

Asheville veterans' hospital: Bedsores, heart failure numbers better; blood clots worse (02/09)

The Continuing Scandal at the Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Office (02/09)

Around Prince William: ‘Old warriors’ can learn new tricks (02/08)

Seats still available on free cruise to France for D-Day veterans (02/08)

House Democrats, Newly Empowered, Turn Their Investigations on Veterans Affairs (02/08)

Foundation Medicine gets genomic profiling contract from Veterans Affairs (02/08)

House passes bill to offer free child care at VA facilities nationwide (02/08)

Roseburg VA Mental Health Advisory Council seeks members, holds open house (02/08)


EVENTS [02/11-15]: Bath VA plans Veteran Patient Week (02/08)

Veterans Affairs care improving in Delaware, but veterans still face long waits 🎥 (02/08)

Veterans are committing suicide in VA parking lots: report (02/08)

What can veterans expect to see at the new VA medical center in Myrtle Beach 🎥 (02/08)

VA says it has never been more cooperative with Congress. So why can’t lawmakers get the answers they want? (02/08)

El Paso VA ranked among lowest in nation 🎥 (02/07)

Service Circuit: Organizations give veterans a voice (02/07)


VA one-stop facility is ‘progressing’ (02/06)

Lawmakers Want Cooperation from VA on EHR Modernization (02/06)

Roe: VA care in Tennessee making progress (02/06)

New Director Named For Roseburg Veterans Affairs Center (02/05)

Senators still seeking answers on joint DoD, VA leadership structure to manage EHR overhaul 🔊 (02/05)

Foundation Medicine signs $111M contract with Department of Veterans Affairs (02/05)

YMCA outreach assists veterans (02/05)


Kilili chooses disability assistance subcommittee for veterans work (02/05)

These volunteers spent 21 years comforting dying veterans, now the VA is evicting them (02/04)

New Roseburg VA director announced (02/04)

Would New Care Access Standards Pave the Way for VA Privatization? (02/04)

Role-playing group offers support for veterans (02/04)

Veterans Journal: Capitol Television series debuts with ‘Veterans Front and Center’ (02/04)


Students seek ways to honor men and women in uniform 🎥 (02/01)

Gray woman's winning design honors [Maine] veterans (02/01)

Veterans Affairs fails to meet FITARA data center consolidation goals (02/01)

Rep. Susie Lee to lead House Veterans Affairs Technology Modernization subcommittee (02/01)

New VA health care rules: Trump overreach or more choice for vets? (02/01)

VA Groups: Plan Keeps 'Arbitrary' Private Care Rules (02/01)

Freshman Lawmaker Will Oversee VA’s Multibillion-dollar EHR Overhaul (01/31)

House veterans' committee chairman promises 'imminent' hearing on new private-sector care rules (01/31)

Pritzker names public health, veterans’ affairs directors (01/31)

Paralyzed Veterans of America issues statement on Veterans Affairs' proposed access standards to community care (01/31)