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VA continues long-term study on Gulf War era Veterans

Posted June 22, 2012 by anradmin

WASHINGTON – For the third time since the 1990-1991 Gulf War, Department of Veterans Affairs’ researchers will contact Gulf War-era Veterans as a part of a long-term study of their health. “Our message to our Gulf War Veterans is clear: We are not forgetting you, we are listening to you, and we...

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New VA mental health outpatient clinic to open in Reno

Posted August 17, 2012 by By Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON — To better serve the mental health needs of Veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a new Mental Health Outpatient Clinic at the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System in Reno, Nev. “VA is continuing to elevate its service to our Veterans by becoming the twenty-first century standard of excellence in health…

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VA eliminates copayment for In-Home Video Telehealth Care

Posted May 11, 2012 by By Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON — Effective immediately, the Department of Veterans Affairs will no longer charge Veterans a copayment when they receive care in their homes from VA health professionals using video conferencing. “Eliminating the copayment for this service will remove an unnecessary financial burden for Veterans,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. “We will continue…

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VA issues new report on suicide data

Posted February 8, 2013 by Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Veterans Affairs Department today released a comprehensive report on veterans who die by suicide. In the past, data on veterans who died by suicide was only available for those who had sought VA health care services. Today’s report also includes state data for veterans who had not received health care services…

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New VA form available for ordering Veterans’ grave marker medallion

Posted June 22, 2012 by By Department of Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs has streamlined the process for families of deceased Veterans to receive a medallion which can be affixed to grave markers at...

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Knowing where to request records saves time, money

Posted August 24, 2012 by By Tammy Cournoyer

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — In an effort to save time and money, the master personnel records branch staff at the Air Force Personnel Center wants retirees and former Airmen to know the correct procedures for requesting medical and personnel record information. “Knowing the correct procedures can not only cut down on the requestor’s…

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Help for Veterans who own businesses, seek jobs

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WASHINGTON — The National Veterans Small Business Conference, the government’s premier event for Veteran-owned small businesses, is coming to Detroit’s Cobo Center June 26-29, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced today. VA also announced that a “VA for Vets” Hiring Fair will be held…

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Down but not out: wounded warriors visit Creech

Posted February 8, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Nadine

Wounded warriors from across the country toured Creech Air Force Base as part of the Swett Warrior event Jan. 28. Creech Airmen welcomed almost 100 wounded warriors from past conflicts, including one Medal of Honor recipient.

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NELLIS NOTAM – June 22, 2012

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Former U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. (ret) Peter T. Kempf passed away June 15 after a prolonged battle with cancer. A career pilot with 33 years of service, he was a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons School and was the architect of the U.S. invasion of…

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Interagency agreement offers convenience to Veterans’ prescription refills

Posted August 30, 2012 by By Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON – Nearly 250,000 patients served by the Indian Health Service have utilized a prescription service available through an interagency agreement between IHS and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. “Federal partners such as IHS are invaluable in VA’s commitment to collaborating and expanding award-winning services that enhance patient care,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs…

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