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Military health: The insurmountable gulf

“From the beginning, the VA has refused to honestly face the problems that face veterans,” said Joel Graves, a Gulf War veteran who until last year had served on a committee advising the VA on research priorities related to the illness. Graves and others contend that the agency...
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Why a veterans’ mental health bill is stuck in Congress

The Pentagon has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to help struggling soldiers, but numbers show these efforts have done little to stop the 22 veterans who commit suicide every day. President Obama has vowed to do more to stop what he has called “an epidemic” of...
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LOVME Uniting our Veterans’ and their Families

I am the widow of a Vietnam veteran who died in 2005 due to exposure to Agent Orange and his service. Our daughter, Dee Reyes has been sick all of her life. I have advocated for my daughter since she was 7 years old. This is how we founded Agent Orange Legacy in 2007. Learn more...
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VA director email: ‘Where is my Christmas present?’

The former Calhoun County Veteran’s Affairs director who resigned on Monday had sent emails to military veterans that asked for “pain meds,” Christmas presents and other gifts, as well as a cut of their benefits, in return for his help, according to documents obtained today by 24...
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The Record: Treating vets

Some doctors say they’ve seen it all. However, that may not be the case when the patient is a veteran. Rutgers University’s Robert Wood Johnson Medical School to teach health practitioners specific things to look for with veterans from the country’s different...
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VA loses first case against clinic director in scandal

Sharon Helman, the director, was fired from the Department of Veterans Affairs, but only because she improperly took thousands of dollars in gifts. A personnel appeals judge last week rejected the VA’s claim that she should also have been dismissed for overseeing the wait lists....
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Medical association considers changes in Gulf War study

The Department of Veterans Affairs commissioned the Institute of Medicine to conduct the review, and the committee’s report is expected to help lay the foundation for future treatments and benefits for thousands of Gulf War veterans. The VA previously determined...
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House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health Holds Hearing on H.R. 5484, The Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2014

House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health Holds Hearing on H.R. 5484, The Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2014 On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, Vietnam Veterans of America National President John Rowan will present testimony before the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on...
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VA protected from sequester cuts, but veterans will feel the pain

“There’s a very large concern about the secondary effects (of sequestration) on veterans programs nationwide,” said Joe Davis, spokesman for the Veterans of Foreign Wars. “We still don’t know all the ways veterans might be hurt.” VA programs and payouts are exempt from the...
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Lawmakers urge VA to keep better records

  In November, media investigators at Pro Publica and the Seattle Times found that the Veterans Benefits Administration denied some claims because service members’ units had lost or inaccurately catalogued their field records, making it impossible to prove they had deployed...
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