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Secretary of State announces public-private veterans partnership

Posted November 1, 2013 by Cheryl Pellerin

As Veterans Day approaches, Secretary of State John F. Kerry Oct. 31 announced a new public-private partnership intended to help veterans find international employment opportunities in the private and public sectors. “The Veterans Innovation Partnership, VIP as we are calling it, is not about just what the State Department can do for veterans, it’s really…

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VA launches online tool to calculate Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits

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The Veterans Affairs Department Feb. 4 launched a new online tool to make it easier for veterans, service members and family members to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and learn more about VA’s approved colleges, universities and other education and training programs across the country. “We are pleased that Post-9/11 veterans are taking advantage…

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‘Red Tail’ member visits the Pentagon

Posted March 23, 2012 by

The Air Force hosted one of the original Tuskegee Airmen and his family March 16 during a tour of the Pentagon. Retired Lt. Col. Walter McCreary, his daughter Stephanie Lynch and grandson Nicholas Lynch were given a tour of the Air Force Art Gallery, the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial and the Tuskegee…

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Lawmakers question VA’s plans to hire more staff

Posted May 9, 2012 by by Kevin Freking

Members of Congress expressed doubts May 8 on plans by the Department of Veterans Affairs’ to hire 1,900 additional workers to improve access to mental health care. Rep. Jeff Miller, chairman of the House committee with jurisdiction over veterans’ issues, said the VA’s plans to beef up staffing looked like a knee-jerk reaction to a…

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Detroit to host veterans’ assistance events

Posted June 15, 2012 by

Detroit’s Cobo Center will host three major U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs-sponsored events from June 26-29. The VA for Vets Hiring Fair, the Veteran Open House, and the National Veterans Small Business Conference and Expo are expected to attract thousands of job-seeking veterans, business owners and federal employees. Detroit’s VA for Vets Hiring Fair is…

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Military advisers reflect on Vietnam War experiences

Posted September 4, 2012 by by John Valceanu

Two former military advisers who served with Vietnamese units during the Vietnam War spoke about their experiences in the Pentagon Aug. 28 and shared their thoughts on advisory programs and counterinsurgency operations. Retired Marine Corps Gen. Anthony Zinni and retired Army Lt. Col. James Willbanks took part in a panel discussion on “Advisers in the…

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VA medical facilities named to Joint Commission’s top performers list

Posted October 24, 2012 by

Nineteen Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities from across the Nation were recently recognized by The Joint Commission as top performers on key health care quality measures for 2011/2012. “We at VA are very pleased with The Joint Commission recognition. We are proud of the medical facilities that made this list, proving VA’s commitment to…

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Soldier KIA during Vietnam War identified

Posted December 10, 2012 by

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced Dec, 6 that the remains of a serviceman, killed in action during the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Capt. James M. Johnstone, of Baton Rouge, La., will be buried Dec. 12, in Arlington…

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Boehner says U.S. veterans’ claims system is broken

Posted February 25, 2013 by Lisa Cornwell

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said the system for handling veterans’ disability claims is broken and he wants the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs to explain what is being done to fix it. Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, said in a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki this week that the…

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After 62 years, Korean War Medal of Honor recipient rests in American soil

Posted April 22, 2013 by by David Vergun

Lt. Col. Don C. Faith Jr., a World War II and Korean War veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., April 17

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