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VA announces progress made to improve access to care

Posted April 22, 2016 by

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) top health care official announced 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…

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Veteran’s Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014

Posted June 26, 2015 by Complied by Linda Welz

There is a recent change in the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (“Choice Act”) that relates to the GI Bill Resident Rate Requirements. These new requirements will ensure that our Citizen Airmen and their eligible family members will not have to bear the cost of out-of-state charges while using their education benefits….

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Drought exposes Civil War veteran’s grave in Monterey County lake

Posted June 12, 2015 by

BRADLEY, Calif. — Joseph Botts Jr. stepped out of his pickup truck into a scrubby, sunbaked field of salt grass and mustard weed and bent over a granite slab bearing a worn inscription: “Corp’l John McBride.” The retired park ranger has known about the Civil War veteran’s gravesite for most of his life. But for…

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VA, Congress work to change VA Choice eligibility

Posted May 15, 2015 by by Patricia Kime, staff writer

Congress and the Veterans Affairs Department are working to change eligibility rules and open the VA Choice program to veterans who can’t get needed medical care at their closest VA facility. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, said lawmakers and VA officials are working to change the regulation that bars…

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Former CMSAF Binnicker passes away at 76

Posted March 27, 2015 by By Stephen Losey

Former Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Binnicker, who was the service’s top enlisted man from 1986 to 1990, passed away in Calhoun, Georgia, on Saturday, the Air Force said. He was 76. Binnicker, a Vietnam veteran, served for 33 years before retiring in 1990. He had a considerable effect on the lives…

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Understanding and caring for women veterans

Posted March 20, 2015 by by Megan Crusher

The 163rd Reconnaissance Wing hosted the Caring for Women Veterans event, presented by the Inland Empire Veterans Mental Health Collaborative and held at the regional training site at March Air Reserve Base, Mar. 12. The program takes place quarterly at different locations throughout the community with a different topic pertaining to veterans at each event….

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