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  • Best of 2014
    Best of 2014
    2014 was a great year for live music in Hampton Roads. The Hampton Roads area has great music venues that provide a lot of entertainment and brings in many difference genres of music acts. One of the best music venues in the United States is The...
  • Former JAG on Army guidance for PTSD, OTH discharges of Vietnam-Era veterans
    Former JAG on Army guidance for PTSD, OTH discharges of Vietnam-Era veterans
    On Thursday, the Paulding County Republican Examiner (PCRE) received a statement from Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Larry D. Youngner who, prior to joining the firm, spent 31 years in the military, six years as an Army line officer and 25 years in...
  • Audit report finds homeless veterans could not reach VA call center
    Audit report finds homeless veterans could not reach VA call center
    The Veterans Administration (VA) suffers another setback as an audit report revealed that when thousands of homeless veterans were not able to reach the Department of Veterans Affairs national call center seeking treatment or shelter, they were...
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    The VA’s Choice Card Program
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has implemented the Second Phase of its new Choice Card Program.Last Monday, the VA began mailing Veterans Choice Cards to Veterans who are currently been waiting more than 30-days from their preferred date...
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    Open Letter to American Veterans from VA Secretary Bob McDonald
    Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald has issued the following open letter to American veterans.At the Department of Veterans Affairs, we have one of the most noble and inspiring missions in Government. I accepted this job...
  • VA Clinic in Hibbing Minnesota
    Foreshadowing Obamacare, Federal VA asked to investigate Hibbing MN VA
    Warning - reading this article may force you to think for yourself. Further warning, it is this writer's explicit intent to change your current romanticized perspective of reality to a perspective of reality that more accurately reflects the...
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    Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act
    A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators has introduced legislation designed to prevent suicide among veterans. The bill, which originated in the house of Representatives, is meant to improve and consolidate current suicide prevention programs in the...
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    Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act
    The Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014 is a public law intended to address the issues involved in the Veterans Health Administration scandals of 2014.According to the Department of Veterans...
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    More Than a Half Million Veterans Wait a Month for Care
    USA Today reports that the VA health care system is still moving at a snail’s pace. More than 600,000 veterans still have to wait at least a month for an appointment at a VA Hospital of Outpatient Center. That’s ten percent of all the...
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    To Save Your Marriage Stay Away from the VA
    The VA’s couples counseling program is broken, and the VA has no idea how to fix it. In fact they probably don’t even realize what a mess it is.The VA’s Facebook page says one thing, but the VA’s counselors say just the...
  • Speaker Boehner letter to VA Secretary
    Boehner wants action from VA Secretary regarding independent audit
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has written the Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald seeking action on the independent audit of veterans’ health care that is required by bipartisan legislation enacted last month. Boehner,...
  • Why send our troops into this environment?
    Obama orders 3,000 military people to virus exposure
    Just when you thought things couldn’t possibly get worse our President has ordered thousands of military personnel, trained for battle, not healthcare, over to Africa to assist in the Ebola outbreak. Let’s look at this logically. We...
  • Veterans provide for comrades and continue to serve their country.
    Veterans provide for comrades and continue to serve their country.
    By Michael IsamSt. Augustine, Fla, (August 18, 2014) – It takes much more than a village to provide for veterans.Have your doubts? Ask Tammy Shirley of the St. Johns County Veterans Service Office. Saturday was the culmination of a year...
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    America’s stuck in a Democratic “Mariana Trench”
    The $17.7 trillion debt is only one aspect of the problem America faces. The real stumbling blocks are the key people in office. Don’t bother asking our President what he’s going to do about all our many problems-he may miss his two...
  • VA addresses fatal flaws at Capital Hill hearings
    A real solution for America’s veteran healthcare
    Contributors Col. William J. O’Brien Jr., USMC (Ret), Capt. S. Layne Smith, USN (Ret)While the shocking news at the Veterans Healthcare Administration, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ largest component, headlined the tragic deaths...