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Pearl Harbor vet honored on 99th birthday

Posted April 7, 2017 by by Stephen Delgado

There are days and events in history that are etched in people’s minds forever. One of those days is Dec. 7, 1941, the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, and a day that President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed in a speech before a joint session of Congress would live in infamy. Although most people in the…

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VA announces new rules regarding service animals in VA facilities

Posted September 3, 2015 by

WASHINGTON – Today the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has revised its regulation regarding the presence of animals on VA property. The updated regulation will ensure VA practices remain consistent with applicable federal law. It will also assist individuals entering VA facilities in developing a clear and consistent understanding of the criteria governing…

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VA eliminates net worth as health care eligibility factor

Posted March 20, 2015 by

Washington – The Department of Veterans Affairs is updating the way it determines eligibility for VA health care, a change that will result in more Veterans having access to the health care benefits they’ve earned and deserve. Effective 2015, VA eliminated the use of net worth as a determining factor for both health care programs…

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Leo Thorsness, decorated POW in Vietnam with McCain, dies

Posted May 8, 2017 by AP

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) _ Retired Air Force Col. Leo K. Thorsness, a highly decorated Vietnam War pilot who was shot down and held for six years at the notorious “Hanoi Hilton” prisoner camp, where he shared a cell with U.S. Sen. John McCain, has died. He was 85. The Medal of Honor recipient, who…

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Raytheon offers tips on making the most of a military resume

Posted September 3, 2015 by Raytheon Public Affairs

For veterans, finding a civilian job can be the hardest part of leaving the military. But many skills that veterans learn in the service carry over well to the civilian job market. Raytheon employs more than 10,000 veterans, and Raytheon.com asked a few of them for advice on making military experience stand out on a…

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Care and benefits for vets strengthened by $169 billion VA budget

Posted February 20, 2015 by

WASHINGTON – The President has proposed a $168.8 billion budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in fiscal year 2016. The proposed budget will support VA goals to expand access to timely, high quality health care and benefits, continue the transformation of VA into a Veteran-centric department and end homelessness among Veterans. “VA has…

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Tucson VA calendar

Posted May 19, 2017 by Southern Arizona VA Health Care System

May 22 Intro to Qi-Gong — Health Education, Bldg. 30, Room 224, 8-8:45 a.m. Qi Gong for Experienced People — Health Education, Bldg. 2, Room N179, 9-10 a.m. Arthritis School — Health Education, Bldg. 60, Room NE102, 1-2 p.m. Drop In Smoking Cessation at the Tucson VA Medical Center — Health Education, Bldg. 90, Room 1103, 2-3 p.m. May 23 Chair Yoga — Health Education,…

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Luke veteran survives three wars, plane crash

Posted November 9, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Timothy Boyer

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — “I should have been shot down,” he said, recalling one of his 133 missions in his F-4 Phantom II during the Vietnam War. “I was patrolling a river just above the demilitarized zone. There was a large cargo boat the enemy would use to transport supplies so I figured I might…

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Prescription tracker gives vets online access to status

Posted February 6, 2015 by

Veterans can now track the status of most of their prescriptions online, thanks to an innovative idea by a Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) employee. The new 24/7 service allows online tracking for most prescriptions mailed from the VA Mail Order Pharmacy. The Prescription Tracker was recommended by VA employee Kenneth Siehr, a winner of…

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Tucson VA partners with Pima County One Stop

Posted May 19, 2017 by Luke D. Johnson

VA photograph Vocational development specialists from the Tucson VA provide Veterans the personalized support and counseling they need, which guides them to meaningful long-term employment. Veterans who are enrolled in the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System’s Department of Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program that are seeking employment now have additional support…

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