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VA funds SoCal agencies in battle to end homelessness

Posted August 11, 2014 by

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald announced Aug. 11 the award of $23.1 million in homeless prevention grants to counties in Southern California. The grants will serve approximately 4,400 homeless and at-risk Veteran families as part of the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program. This award will serve Veteran families associated with 17 different…

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Report: VA failing to provide timely mental care

Posted April 24, 2012 by by Kevin Freking

Federal investigators reported April 23 that nearly half of the veterans who seek mental health care for the first time waited about 50 days before receiving a full evaluation, a much longer lag-time than cited by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA has been saying that 95 percent of new patients seeking mental health…

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U.S., British service members honor French village for D-Day support

Posted June 5, 2012 by by SSgt. Stephen J. Collier

Air Force reservists and other U.S. and allied military members paid their respects to the people of this small French village June 1 as part of a number of ceremonies recognizing the 68th anniversary of the...

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Fund helps Pentagon add clinics for veteran care

Posted August 23, 2012 by Kristin M. Hall

Faced with tighter budgets after the Iraq War but still in charge of treating tens of thousands of injured troops, the military is getting a hand from a private foundation that is building medical centers specializing in the signature physical and psychological injuries of Iraq and Afghanistan. The Pentagon has a partnership with the Intrepid…

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CalVet, State Library to launch library resource programs for vets

Posted October 16, 2012 by

Volunteers needed at Redding, Bakersfield, and San Diego libraries The California Department of Veterans Affairs and the California State Library are joining forces to help California veterans get connected to the benefits and services they’ve earned through military service. This year long pilot program will create a Veterans Resource Center staffed by trained volunteers in…

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Panetta honors vets at ‘Wall’ education center groundbreaking

Posted November 30, 2012 by Terri Moon Cronk

The education center at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial “Wall” will be a place to join the past to the future, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said at the center's groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 28.

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Kennedy flame to receive upgrades

Posted February 8, 2013 by Patrick J. Bloodgood

USACE photograph by Kerry L. Solan The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District awarded a Maryland company a contract, Jan. 31, to upgrade the John F. Kennedy eternal flame at Arlington National Cemetery, Va. Meltech Corporation Inc., of Landover, Md., will be responsible for performing the approximately $350,000 upgrade to the flame in early…

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Veterans Resources

Posted April 3, 2013 by

Veterans Administration www.va.gov Burial, Death Pension, Dependency Indemnity Compensation, Direct Deposit, Directions to VA Benefits Regional Offices, Disability Compensation, Disability Pension, Education, Home Loan Guaranty, Medical Care and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment: 1-800-827-1000 Beneficiaries in receipt of Pension Benefits: 1-877-294-6380 Debt Management Center (Collection of Non-Medical Debts: 1-800-827-0648 Children of Women Vietnam Veterans, Foreign Medical…

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Local, national companies hiring vets in Los Angeles area

Posted June 19, 2013 by

RecruitMilitary, in cooperation with The American Legion, is hosting a veteranís job fair 11 a.m.-3 p.m., June 20 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The stadium is located at 1000 Elysian Park Avenue. This free event is a unique opportunity for veterans, transitioning military personnel, and other military family members to network with 40 veteran-friendly…

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NASDVA joins fully developed claims community of practice Effort

Posted August 9, 2013 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs Aug. 8 welcomed the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs to the Fully Developed Claims Community of Practice, which was established in May to speed the processing of Veteransí disability compensation claims by promoting the early submission of all available evidence needed by VA to reach a disability…

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