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Air Force vet who posed as Marine and tried to get rich off of COVID-19 relief efforts pleads guilty to fraud
VA secretary could run the Pentagon if Trump fires Defense Secretary Esper, report says
Senior White House officials have spoken to Wilkie in the past month about the possibility that he could become defense secretary, NBC reporters Carol E. Lee and Courtney Kube first revealed on Monday.
230,000 veterans’ disability ratings are stuck in limbo due to COVID-19
"We must have a plan to keep vets safe but also keep claims moving forward.”
‘Risk the coronavirus or keel over anyway’ — Veterans worry going to VA amid COVID-19
Vulnerable veterans worry they are at risk when going to VA medical facilities because of coronavirus cases.
The VA needs to do more to protect nurses and doctors during the COVID-19 pandemic
Former Veterans Affairs secretary David Shulkin says that the department isn't doing enough to protect its healthcare workers — and that could have dire consequences as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
The VA needs to do more in the fight against COVID-19
Advocates demand that the Department of Veterans Affairs act quickly to help veterans protect their benefits and health.
VA suspends military funeral honors at national cemeteries until further notice over COVID-19 outbreak
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Friday afternoon that it is prohibiting large burial services and suspending military funeral honors until further notice starting Monday.
The MISSION Act was supposed to speed up health care for vets. In Georgia, the wait keeps growing
"I am dependent upon them for my life, and I really can't depend on them."
The deputy secretary of the VA was just fired ‘due to a loss of confidence’
The Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Robert Wilkie, just fired his deputy, James Byrne.
Jon Stewart joins fight to help veterans exposed to toxic chemicals from burn pits
''After all that you've given, the last thing you should be doing is fighting the very country that you gave so much to. It makes no sense.'
A Vietnam vet found covered in ant bites is forcing the Atlanta VA to finally reckon with years of dangerous practices
In the last two years alone, employees at the Atlanta VA Medical Center filed 288 complaints with the VA inspector general, 43 of them alleging whistleblower retaliation, others alleging abuse of authority and regulation violations.
The VA is refunding $400 million in mistaken home loan fees to thousands of vets
The refunds were the result of a "multi-year internal review of millions of VA-backed home loans spanning almost two decades," the department said in a statement
VA hospice nurse arrested for allegedly stealing morphine from her dying patients
Kathleen Noftle was arrested and charged on Sept. 18 with diluting morphine meant for her dying veteran patients so she could take it for personal use
This 100-year-old vet escaped a Nazi prison camp. Now he’s at the center of a lawsuit over a Bible at his local VA
Herman "Herk" Streitburger was on his final bombing mission and due to go home when his plane was hit by German fighters over Hungary in 1944. He was captured and held as a prisoner of war, enduring starvation, forced marches and a harrowing escape
With the ‘Tally Bill’, vets could hold the VA accountable when medical malpractice occurs at the hands of a contractor
The recently introduced "Tally Bill" could allow veterans to hold the Department of Veterans Affairs responsible when medical malpractice occurs at the hands of a contractor.
EXCLUSIVE: After the VA missed a spine-eating infection, a loophole kept him from suing. A new bill would change that for other vets
The VA missed an infection in Brian Tally’s spine, and allegedly waited until the statute of limitations was up on his lawsuit before telling him his doctor was a contractor, which meant he couldn’t sue. Now, there’s a bill in the works to prevent that from happening to other vets.
A VA worker survived a shooting at his hospital. Now he’s stuck in a ‘bizarre’ maze of federal workers’ comp claims
Three months after what his bosses at the hospital call "the active shooter incident," the 65-year-old Riviera Beach man still feels like a target is on him.
VA won’t ramp up security after rash of suicides on premises. Here’s why.
In the wake of a troubling trend of veteran suicides and at least one shooting on the premises of Department of Veterans Affairs facilities in recent weeks, VA leaders are preparing for congressional scrutiny and hearings on the matter.
The Trump administration’s next push to stop veterans suicides: grants for care beyond the VA
The Trump administration is looking into offering grants to connect veterans who are not already getting care from the Department of Veterans Affairs with the outside support they need as part a new initiative to tackle veterans suicides
Trump Nominates White House Doctor Ronny Jackson For 2nd Star, Despite Ongoing Investigation
"The White House nominated him for rear admiral upper half (2-star) and re-submitted the nomination to the 116th Congress in Jan. 2019."
Lawmakers To The VA: Time To Grow A Pair And Start Studying Medical Marijuana
The ranking Republican congressman responsible for veterans affairs has once again introduced legislation directing the Department of Veterans Affairs to research the potential applications of medical marijuana to treat issues like post-traumatic stress disorder.
The Question No One Is Asking About Privatizing The VA
Does privatizing essential human services such as those for military veterans serve the public interest? New research suggests that privatization may come at a social cost.
The VA May Blow $2.3 Billion In GI Bill Funds On Schools That Don’t Deserve It, IG Says
Editor’s Note: This article by Richard Sisk originally appeared on Military.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community. The VA...
VA Shadow Rulers Had Sway Over Contracting And Budgeting
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on ProPublica. Newly released emails about the three Trump associates who secretly steered the...
Washington Veterans Are Unconvinced A New $10 Billion Computer System Will Actually Improve VA Service
Spokane, Washington, will lead the $10 billion effort to revamp the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ medical records system, but...