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Report redefines how care, services are provided to Gulf War veterans

Posted May 22, 2013 by

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki recently announced that the Department’s Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses Task Force will publish a comprehensive draft report in the Federal Register for public feedback and comment. The report describes how the Department of Veterans Affairs has been, and will continue to address the concerns of Veterans who deployed…

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VA announces new grants to help end veterans’ homelessness

Posted May 22, 2013 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced two new grants to support Secretary Eric K. Shinseki’s goal of ending veterans’ homelessness in 2015. Under these new programs, homeless providers can apply for funding to enhance the facilities used to serve homeless veterans, and acquire vans to facilitate transportation of this population. “Those who have served…

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Joint effort aimed at promoting use of fully developed claims

Posted May 22, 2013 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs, Disabled American Veterans and The American Legion have announced a new partnership to help reduce the compensation claims backlog for veterans. The effort – the Fully Developed Claims Community of Practice – is a key part of VAís overall transformation plan to end the backlog in 2015 and process claims…

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VA requiring employees to work overtime

Posted May 17, 2013 by Kevin Freking

More than 10,000 workers who handle disability claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs will be required to work at least 20 hours of overtime each month in an effort reduce a sizable backlog, the department announced May 15. The overtime requirement will last through September and comes as many federal workers face furloughs because…

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Columbarium dedication honors military ceterans

Posted May 13, 2013 by J.D. Leipold

Army photograph Casket teams carry the engraved urns with the unclaimed cremated remains of the first service members to be placed in newly dedicated Columbarium 9 at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., May 9, 2013. Though the six veterans whose service era spanned the Civil War to Vietnam had no known relatives to see them rendered…

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Prince Harry places wreath at Tomb of Unknowns

Posted May 13, 2013 by by Terri Moon Cronk

Britain's Prince Harry received a 21-gun salute May 10 when his motorcade arrived at Arlington National Cemetery, where he placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

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Synonyms: Superman and Doolittle Raider

Posted May 10, 2013 by SSgt. David Salanitri

Air Force photograph by SrA. Carlin Leslie From right, retired Lt. Col. Dick Cole, retired Lt. Col. Ed Saylor and retired Staff Sgt. David Thatcher salute their fallen brother, retired Master Sgt. Edwin Horton, April 18, 2013 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. The men were all part of the Doolittle Raiders, who bombed Tokyo 71…

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Vietnam War sailors honored at Arlington

Posted May 3, 2013 by Smn. Antonio Rosa

The U.S. Navy honored four sailors from a Vietnam-era helicopter crew during an interment ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery May 2.

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First Lady unveils certification plan for veteran jobs

Posted May 1, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

White House photograph by Chuck Kennedy First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks at the White House Forum on Military Credentialing and Licensing, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building South Court Auditorium, April 29, 2013. The First Lady announced the IT Training and Certification Partnership, a new public-private partnership that will enable thousands of service members…

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Faith in captivity: Vietnam War POW inspires Airmen

Posted May 1, 2013 by SSgt. Jenna Hildebrand

With his hands bound in manacles, an imprisoned Air Force pilot watched from his bamboo holding cell as North Vietnamese soldiers moved a wounded American prisoner into the cell across from his.

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