An x-ray of Timothy Kuncl's ankle, showing the numerous screws installed to repair the fracture.
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Amputated Right Leg Will Be Most Important Witness In This VA Malpractice Suit
Kuncl donated the amputated portion of his leg to a local group that trains rescue dogs. The group preserved it and it is now the most important evidence in his case.
On Tuesday, September 9, 2014, VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald and senior VA staff testified before the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs on The State of VA Health Care, at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.
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VA Employees Received Millions In Improper Incentives, According To New Report
The report found that the VA comprehensively misused incentive programs, but the agency doesn’t like the way the programs are structured.
Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers remarks in Youngstown, Ohio, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016.
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Trump Just Met With A New Potential Nominee For VA Secretary
Veterans Affairs and the Department of Agriculture are the only cabinet posts still without a nominee.
The Veterans Affairs backlog in 2012
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Think Your VA Rating Is Wrong? Here’s What You Can Do
If you believe that the VA rated your disability incorrectly, there is a way to refute it.
In this Monday, March 30, 2015 photo, Army veteran Michael Thrun, left, and Navy veteran Thomas Berry sit in wheelchairs as they wait for their rides following treatment at the Veterans Administration Puget Sound Medical Center in Seattle. In an analysis of six months of appointment data at 940 VA hospitals and clinics nationwide from September 2014 to February 2015, the majority of Veterans Administration medical facilities in Washington state are meeting timeliness goals for scheduling doctor visits, but centers in Walla Walla, Vancouver and Chehalis have yet to hit their targets.
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Don’t Ditch The VA Now That It’s Finally Improving
The VA outperforms the private sector in many areas, according to a Harvard Business School case study.
Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, addresses the 117th annual VFW National Convention at the Charlotte Convention Center on Tuesday, July 26, 2016.
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The One Problem That Will Make Or Break Trump’s Pick For VA Secretary
The problems in the VA don’t stem from the top, but from middle management, which is entrenched in bureaucracy and plausible deniability.
Phoenix VA Health Care System in Arizona.
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VA Discloses Ratings Of Its 146 Medical Centers
Of the 146 medical centers rated, 120 of them, or 82 percent, improved in the past year, according to the VA.
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New Law Allows Injured Vets To Get Refund On Taxes They Were Never Meant To Pay
Taxes have been mistakenly withheld as far back as the First Gulf War.
President Barack Obama delivers a health care address to a joint session of Congress at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., Sept. 9, 2009.
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Congress Passes Gutted Veterans Reform Bill
They passed a few good ideas, but left most of the substance out for now.
U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services Chairman Senator John McCain listens to testimony from Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter during a hearing discussing Counter-ISIL(Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) Strategy, on Capitol Hill, July 7, 2015.
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McCain Has To Stand With Veterans, Not For-Profit Colleges
DoD and the VA can’t do much while powerful senators protect the bad actors.
Lance Cpl. Andrew Sedamanos rushes to his squad during Military Operations on Urban Terrain, otherwise known as MOUT, training at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twenty-nine Palms, Calif., Nov. 8, 2016. Smoke was used to provide concealment from simulated enemy forces in order for Sedamanos to manuever without the risk of exposure. Sedamanos  is a rifleman with Company C, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division.
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This Is What Happens When Troops Are Kicked Out Of The Military Because Of PTSD
The short, five-episode series "Charlie Foxtrot" makes a compelling case that leaders often take the easy way out when it comes to troops’ mental illness.
Service members, veterans and military retirees have a number of financial aid options they may be qualified for beyond military service-provided tuition assistance, according to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Education Center officials.
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The Pentagon Is Now Deploying Reservists Without Granting GI Bill Benefits
By law, reservists involuntarily mobilized under a new and obscure deployment code do not receive credit for the GI Bill while they are activated.