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Top VA health care official announces initiatives, progress made to improve access

Posted April 8, 2016 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ top health care official announced April 8 progress and new steps VA is taking to improve Veterans access to health care. Dr. David J. Shulkin, Under Secretary for Health, announced the measures during a briefing to a group of more than 100 journalists attending the Association of Health Care Journalists’…

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VA awards grants to develop technology to help veterans, service members modify their specially adapted homes

Posted March 28, 2016 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced March 28 the award of $784,421 in Specially Adapted Housing Assistive Technology Grants to eligible individuals, researchers, and organizations to develop new technologies that would enhance veterans and service members’ ability to live in specially adapted homes. The SAHAT Grant Program was authorized by Congress to design assistive technologies…

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Tuskegee Airmen gather for 75th anniversary, induct CSAF as honorary member

Posted March 28, 2016 by TSgt. Patrick Brown

Original members of the Tuskegee Airmen, their families and supporters gathered in downtown Montgomery, Ala., March 22 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Tuskegee Airmen Experience.

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VA to commemorate 50th anniversary of Vietnam War

Posted March 25, 2016 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced March 24 it will conduct hundreds of events in VA facilities across the nation on Mar. 29 to recognize, honor and thank U.S. Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifices as part of the national Vietnam War Commemoration. VA Secretary Robert McDonald will host a wreath-laying…

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VA proposes, takes actions on leaders at Veterans Benefits Administration

Posted March 25, 2016 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced actions against four leaders at the Veterans Benefits Administration and close-out of an Administrative Investigation Board review of the Denver Hospital Replacement project. Based on results of investigations VA proposed three actions and issued one action. These actions include: * Danny Pummill, Acting Undersecretary for Benefits, received a proposed 15-day…

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Blue Angels presentation

Posted March 25, 2016 by

Members of the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels, in town for the Los Angeles County Air Show, made a stop at the Pete Knight Veterans Home in Lancaster March 18. “The U.S. Navy Blue Angels presentation at the Pete Knight Veterans Home was fantastic,” said Steve Knight, R-Calif., and whose father the home is named after….

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‘Rosie the Riveters’ honored with visit to Washington

Posted March 25, 2016 by Mike Householder

Seven decades after their “we can do it” attitude proved invaluable to the Allied victory, about 30 “Rosie the Riveters” were honored March 22 with a trip to Washington that included visits to the National World War II Memorial. Wearing honor flight red cardigans, the women — now in their 80s and 90s — whose…

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Wanted: Honor Flight Guardians

Posted March 11, 2016 by Arthur Mondale

As more veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam travel to Washington, D.C., as part of the Honor Flight program, more volunteers are needed to escort them.

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WASP pursued love of flying, fought for women vets’ recognition

Posted March 11, 2016 by Shannon Collins

Women have been graduating from the Air Force Academy since 1980, and flying in combat missions since Operation Desert Storm, but before them were the World War II Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs.

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Korean War casualty gets final rest

Posted March 11, 2016 by Gary Sheftick

After 65 years, Pfc. James M. Smith was finally laid to rest by his family, March 9, with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. Smith was 19 years old when Chinese forces attacked his unit, Feb. 12, 1951, north of Hoengsong, Korea. He was a member of Company K, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division.

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