Veterans

VA realigns several program offices to improve efficiency in meeting veterans’ health care needs

Posted November 26, 2018 by

As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ modernization efforts to improve efficiency in care coordination for veterans and meet a presidential executive order for reorganizing the executive branch, VA plans to realign several programs within its Veterans Health Administration into four offices.  A requirement of Executive Order 13781, Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the…

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Final Doolittle Raider’s tradition of honor, legacy of valor celebrated at memorial

Posted April 19, 2019 by Dan Hawkins

Air Force photograph by Tristin English Attendees bow their heads during the invocation at a memorial service for retired Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” E. Cole at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, April 18, 2019. Cole, the last surviving Doolittle Raider, was the co-pilot on a B-25 Mitchell for then-Col. Jimmy Doolittle during the storied World…

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Soldiers missing from Vietnam War accounted for

Posted October 21, 2015 by

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Oct. 16 that the remains of three servicemen, missing from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be buried with full military honors. Army Maj. Dale W. Richardson, of Mount Sterling, Ill.; SSgt. Bunyan D. Price Jr. of Monroe, N.C.; and Sgt. Rodney L. Griffin of…

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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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Vietnam War pilot to receive Medal of Honor

Posted June 22, 2016 by Elizabeth M. Collins

President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to a daring helicopter pilot who displayed extraordinary heroism during the Vietnam War, the White House announced today.

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How to maintain TRICARE coverage after 65

Posted September 9, 2016 by

By taking a few simple steps, retirees can make sure they have their TRICARE benefits after they turn 65. Four months before turning 65 years old, individuals will receive a postcard from the Defense Manpower Data Center, the office that supports the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, with information about keeping TRICARE coverage after age…

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Tucson Veterans Day Parade 2016

Posted November 14, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Airman Nathan H. Barbour Col. Scott Campbell, 355th Fighter Wing commander, and his wife Col. Kim Campbell, 612th Theater Operations Group commander, arrive at the Tucson Veterans Day Parade in Tucson, Ariz., Nov. 11, 2016. Scott Campbell is responsible for one of the largest installations and flying operations in the Air…

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Veterans care still ‘high risk’ as Trump mulls VA head

Posted January 13, 2017 by Hope Yen

Veterans health care remains a “high risk” issue threatening the federal budget and quality of care for former service members, auditors say in a forthcoming report. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office will place the Veteran Affairs Department’s health system once again on its “high risk:” list when it’s released next month. Issued every two years,…

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VA establishes commission to recommend new under secretary VHA

Posted April 10, 2017 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced April 10 the establishment of a search commission to help identify candidates for the position of Under Secretary for Health of its Veterans Health Administration. The Under Secretary for Health manages VHA, the nation’s largest health-care system, which has an annual budget of approximately $61 billion and oversees the…

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Michigan high school teacher, coach to receive Medal of Honor

Posted June 14, 2017 by David Vergun

Photograph courtesy of James McCloughan U.S. Army Pfc. James McCloughan, 1969. The White House announced June 13 that on July 31, President Donald Trump will present the Medal of Honor to Spec. 5 James C. McCloughan. McCloughan’s valorous actions occurred during 48 hours of intense fighting against enemy forces on Nui Yon Hill near Tam…

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