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Through the glass: Veteran remembers his past

Posted July 31, 2015 by By Airman 1st Class Amber Carter

(This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.) Museums display artifacts that provide evidence of times from the past. Walking into a military museum is like sitting down with a senior veteran and hearing their war stories from the “good old days.”…

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Combat Veterans Get Telephonic Health Care Application Option

Posted April 1, 2016 by by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has amended its enrollment regulations to allow Veterans to complete applications for enrollment in VA health care by telephone without the need for a signed paper application. The change is effective immediately for Combat Veterans and will be effective July 5, 2016, for all…

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New grants for veteran housing and support in California

Posted July 24, 2015 by

(usvetsinc.org) U.S.VETS and other members of the California Association of Veterans Service Agencies (CAVSA) have been awarded first round Proposition 41 funding for six projects totaling more than $22 million in Sacramento and Los Angeles that will provide 392 units of housing and extensive supportive services for homeless low-income veterans. “This first round of awards…

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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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