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VA announces award of patient-centered community care contracts

Posted September 20, 2013 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Sept. 19 that Veterans will have greater access to quality health care through a new initiative: Patient-Centered Community Care. PCCC is an innovative solution that helps VA medical centers continue to provide quality care efficiently, said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. This will be a valuable option…

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VA official outlines progress in reducing claims backlog

Posted December 11, 2013 by

A senior Veterans Affairs Department official Dec. 11 outlined progress made by the Veterans Benefits Administration in reducing the backlog of veterans disability compensation and pension claims by 36 percent since March, attributing the success to the combined impact of transformation initiatives and increased employee productivity. Allison A. Hickey, undersecretary of veterans affairs for benefits,…

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Hagel orders overhaul of POW/MIA identification agencies

Posted April 2, 2014 by Nick Simeone

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced March 31 that he’s ordered an overhaul of the Pentagon agencies responsible for recovering and identifying the remains of America’s war dead. The reorganization seeks to consolidate the mission, improve efficiency and increase the number of remains identified by the two key agencies charged with POW-MIA accounting efforts — the…

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Don McLean recalls his tour of service during the Korean War

Posted April 19, 2012 by by Diane Betzler

At age 20, Don McLean was a private first class in the U.S. Army Infantry. He was too young to vote, but old enough to be trained on how to fire a 50-caliber machine gun. McLean was part of a half-track armored vehicle team. He served in the Korean War fighting alongside America’s allies to…

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Black Flag: Taking care of those who wait

Posted May 29, 2012 by by A1C Alexander W. Riedel

The POW/MIA flag symbolizes the efforts of Department of Defense leaders and the commitment of the American public to recover the more than 83,000 Americans still missing since World War II. To this day hundreds of Defense Department men and women, both military and civilian, work in organizations…

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Reunions – July 2012

Posted June 27, 2012 by

July 2-6: Iowa BB 61 Vets Assn San Pedro, Calif. For more information, call Paul Ogg at (360) 692-6032 or email kjoggpr@aol.com.   July 3-5: Yarnall DD 541 Baton Rouge, La. For more information, call Noah Mathias at (513) 922-7454 or email nmathias@fuse.net.   July 11-15: Holland AS 32 Seattle, Wash. For more information, call…

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Law allows VA health benefits for Camp Lejeune water victims

Posted August 7, 2012 by by Lisa Daniel

President Barack Obama signed into law Aug. 6 a bill enabling the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide health benefits to veterans and families diagnosed with diseases related to water contamination at Camp Lejeune, N.C. “I think all Americans feel we have a moral, sacred duty toward our men and women in uniform,” Obama said…

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Ceremony remembers prisoners of war, missing in action

Posted September 21, 2012 by Linda KC Reynolds

A small group gathered at Poncitlan Square in Palmdale, Calif., Sept. 15 to honor prisoners of war and those still missing in action. The third Friday of September is observed as National POW/ MIA Remembrance Day. Under the guidance of Maj. Conrad Hernandez, ROTC members from Highland High School, Jose Burkhart, Andrew McCollum, Angelyn Ancheta…

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Vice chairman commends business leaders for hiring Vets

Posted November 16, 2012 by Terri Moon Cronk

Hiring veterans is neither an act of charity nor patriotism, but a smart choice, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told business leaders at the start of the fifth annual “Business Steps Up: Hiring Our Heroes” event held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., Nov. 15. As keynote speaker…

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DOD, VA improve online access to benefits information

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The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have released improvements to the functionality of eBenefits, a joint, self-service Web portal that provides registered users with secure online information and access to a variety of benefits resources for service members and veterans. “The increasing capabilities of eBenefits give veterans and service members greater flexibility in securing the…

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