Around 8,000 military veterans and service members commit suicide every year according to the VA, including 300 on active duty. One local group is working to reduce those alarming numbers.
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Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (D-McAllen) recently submitted language for a bill that would help thousands of veterans who have been banished from their homes and stripped of their benefits after being deported.
President Trump held his first face-to-face meeting with representatives from prominent veterans groups on Friday, a step that community advocates called a productive and critical step in advancing the White House’s promises to veterans.
The Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative met Friday over a St. Patrick’s Day lunch to announce that their new Veterans Center will be located at the American Legion in Newhall.
Furious over a nude-photo scandal involving male Marines who made sexually violent comments online about female Marines, U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., said Tuesday that he wanted to explore how to punish non-active duty and retired personnel who participated.
In honor of national Women’s History Month, the Providence VA Medical Center is honoring women veterans with two events on Thursday, March 16, both at the Medical Center and at Rhode Island College, along with a Warwick Vet Center benefits seminar for women vets.
Research from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that veterans waited an average 24 days to receive care at any care facility that is administered by the Veterans Choice Program.
The Department of Veterans Affairs will offer urgent mental health care beginning this summer to thousands of former service members with less-than-honorable discharges, part of its expanded initiative to stem stubbornly high rates of suicide.
Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck has dropped an attempt to obtain a court order to remove the newest member of the County Veterans Service Commission after Rev. Wilburt O. Shanklin resigned from the panel, according to a court document.
A veteran who took his own life in the parking lot of the Durham VA hospital was in struggling to get his benefits.
The head of the Wisconsin veterans home at King has been reassigned amid reports of declining quality at the facility.
Speaking to House and Senate veterans’ affairs committees, the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars on Wednesday warned against the Department of Veterans Affairs excessively outsourcing medical treatment to the private sector.
Last week’s column carried a lead story on the U.S. Senate’s approval of Dr. David Shulkin, President Donald Trump’s selection to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. His remarks on his confirmation and promises to veterans are found below.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims has rejected with stunning speed a motion from the Department of Veterans Affairs that it be allowed to stop taking steps toward reimbursing hundreds of thousands of veterans
Leaders of local veterans’ groups say their members are aging and younger soldiers coming out of the military aren’t joining their ranks to take their place or help shoulder the burden of helping people, including other veterans, in their communities.
The old adage money talks certainly rings true in Washington. On capitol hill, money does more than just talk, it lobbies, and when it lobbies, Congress listens.
The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services will host veterans’ benefits outreaches in Valencia County in March, April and May.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has a simple, but crucial mission. The agency’s website quotes President Lincoln’s promise to veterans to describe it:
Why do the Koch Brothers and a members of the Medical Industrial Complex who sponsor Trump hate the VA?
Federal and state investigations are underway into the choking death of a man with later-stage dementia at the Oklahoma Veterans Center in Talihina.
Attention, women veterans. Did you know you are part of one of the fastest growing groups in the veteran community?
Patrick Mondaca served in Iraq with the U.S. Army in 2003 as a military police sergeant.
The Local Veterans Art Show opened Wednesday at the Samuel S. Stratton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 113 Holland Ave.
The Senate unanimously confirmed David Shulkin to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs Monday evening, capping off a relatively drama-free confirmation for the Obama-era official.
A far-reaching federal study hopes to provide new detail for veterans suffering from a traumatic brain injury, or TBI.
Clearfield County’s veterans are in dire need of volunteer drivers to take them to their medical appointments, according to Veterans Affairs Director Betina Nicklas.
The Veterans Administration is making changes to improve services, a VA official said, but her message was met with some skepticism at the monthly Mayor’s Veterans Committee meeting in Portage.
“If you know any homeless Vets, please give them this information. You never know how close someone is to giving up. Stay strong.”
An internal watchdog at the Department of Veterans Affairs released findings this week confirming what many veterans and lawmakers already knew: the $10 billion Veterans Choice Program created to give veterans access to private health care has been “cumbersome” and “confusing” to use.
David Shulkin, President Trump’s nominee to lead the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs, is pledging to accelerate improvements in the agency and provide veterans more care in the private sector.