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  • Sad state of affairs
    Veteran Affairs secretary compares agency to Disneyland
    The poor treatment of veterans in the U.S. is one of the country’s biggest embarrassments. Veterans Affairs has been under scrutiny for the abysmal wait times for care and service that veterans are forced to endure. After being probed...
  • Senator Rob Portman
    Senates approves amendment that supports permanently disabled veterans
    The US Senate unanimously approves an amendment that will help ensure that permanently disabled veterans to have student loans forgiven. The amendment, introduced by U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Angus King (I-ME) and Chris Coons (D-DE), was...
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    National Vietnam Veterans Foundation is not a real charity
    Charity Navigator, America's largest and most influential charity watchdog organization, just gave the National Vietnam Veterans Foundation a zero rating. That is the lowest possible rating, so basically Charity Navigator is saying that the...
  • Veterans' Surf Day brings healing to local Vets
    Veterans' Surf Day brings healing to local Vets
    The Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN) Gulf Coast hosted their first free surfing event for military members and their families on Saturday, May 14, 2016, in Galveston, Texas. Local sponsors rallied to support the troops; Southern Spears Surf...
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    The VA has been shredding documents related to veterans' claims
    Investigators from the VA Office of Inspector General conducted spot checks at 10 Veterans Benefits Administration offices around the country and found that VA employees have been systemically shredding documents related to veterans' claims....
  • Flagman pays tribute for service
    Flagman pays tribute for service
    Joe Radin, known as Beavercreek’s flagman, can be found seating within the booths of Beavercreek’s Frisch’s Big Boy, scanning the customers. Not to ease drop but to look for military vets. Since his wife’s death four years...
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    Department of Defense ignores suicide prevention and PTSD Treatment
    According to a report published last month by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Department of Defense (DOD) needs to take additional actions to address the problem that within the DOD there is a stigma attached to mental health...
  • Petland announces support of Heartland Canines for Veterans
    Petland announces support of Heartland Canines for Veterans
    Petland, Inc. is a franchise operation that boasts quality, full service retail pet centers across the United States, Canada, Japan, China, Mexico, South Africa, Brazil and El Salvador. The company takes pride in Petland’s community service...
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    GAO investigation finds that the VA hasn’t fixed wait times
    Just when you think that the news couldn’t get any worse for the Department of Veterans Affairs, the news gets worse for the VA. On Monday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released the results of its investigation of patient wait...
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    VA Commission on Care suggests eliminating the VA
    Just when you think things couldn’t get worse for the VA, things get worse. A blue-ribbon panel created by Congress to evaluate the Veterans Affairs health system (Veterans Health Administration) is considering a proposal to eliminate all VA...
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    Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall coming to Spencerport June 16-20
    The Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Wall in Washington travels around the country every year. The Moving Wall will be on display at the Ferris Goodridge American Legion Post at 691 Trimmer Road in...
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    VA wait-time scandal happened in Rochester too
    Two years ago CNN broke the story that at least 40 U.S. veterans died while waiting for appointments at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, and 1,400 to 1,600 veterans had been forced to wait months to see a doctor. Yesterday USA...
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    VA screws up the Veterans Choice card program
    In 2014 Congress created the Veterans Choice Program in the aftermath of the Department of Veterans Affairs wait-list scandal, in which thousands of veterans were forced to wait months just to get an appointment for medical care at the Carl T....
  • WGF Veterans Project
    Active military and vets who want to write TV and film, this program is for you
    To increase the number of active military and veteran voices in the television and film world, the Writers Guild Foundation (WGF) has created the Veterans Writing Project.Those selected for the program are paired with professional writers to...
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    VA fires three more executives involved in the wait-list scandal
    The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that it has fired three top executives at the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix because of their involvement in the wait-list scandal that rocked the VA last year. In November 2014, the...
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