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  • National Creative Arts Festival in Wisconsin Showcases Veterans' Artistic Talents
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announces that the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee is hosting more than 100 Veterans from across the country for the 2014 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival; the event began Oct. 27 and will end Nov. 2.
  • VA Guarantees its 21 Millionth Home Loan
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced this month that it has guaranteed 21 million home loans since the Home Loan Guaranty program was established in 1944 as part of the original Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, better known as the 'GI Bill.' This achievement comes during the year-long commemoration of 70 years of the 'G […]
  • Central Alabama VA Healthcare System Director Removed
    Today the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) formally removed the Director of the Central Alabama Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHCS) from federal service. This decision followed an investigation by the Office of Accountability Review (OAR) in which allegations of neglect of duty were substantiated.
  • Secretary McDonald Op-Ed in the Baltimore Sun: VA is critical to medicine and vets
    During preparation for my confirmation as secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), I was repeatedly asked, "Why doesn't VA just hand out vouchers allowing veterans to get care wherever they want?" For a department recovering from serious issues involving health care access and scheduling of appointments, that was a legitimate question.
  • VA Demonstrates New Telehealth Scheduling System to Veteran Service Organizations
    Representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) met today with Veteran Service Organizations (VSO) at the Washington VA Medical Center for a hands-on demonstration and discussion about VA's telehealth programs and services.
  • Legion's outreach spreads throughout Los Angeles
    George Young barely slept Monday evening knowing he would have the opportunity to meet with American Legion claims experts at its Los Angeles area Veterans Benefits Center Tuesday morning. “I wanted the American Legion to represent me in my appeal,” said Young, who came to the Legion outreach event at the urging of a friend. “I didn’t get a fair shake from t […]
  • NYC parade beckons Legionnaires to march
    American Legion members and their families are encouraged to march in the nation’s largest Veterans Day parade, held in New York City. “It’s been an extremely positive experience,” said 9-11 Memorial Post 2001 Commander Sean Powers, who has marched in the parade previously. “It’s a day for us to honor our active-duty servicemembers. We’re going to have a lot […]
  • Exercise your right to vote in midterm elections
    In 1920, during The American Legion's National Convention in Cleveland, the organization went on record urging all Legionnaires to become qualified voters. Since then, the organization has passed countless similar resolutions advocating Legionnaires to not only exercise their constitutional responsibility to vote, but to also encourage others to do the […]
  • Hollywood post recruits 'honorary' celebrity member
    When Hollywood Post 43 members attended a recent taping of The Price is Right, they managed to recruit a celebrity as an honorary member. Donning Legion caps, Post 43 members were in the audience for a special Veterans Day episode of the iconic game show which is set to air Nov. 11. During a commercial break, host Drew Carey, a comedian and Marine veteran, n […]
  • Students deliver resolutions, mottos
    Thursday afternoon during National Legion College in Indianapolis, the class of 57 Legionnaires participated in a mock Nebraska department convention. During the convention, American Legion Library and Museum Director Trace Howard delivered the resolutions created by the five groups that the students were divided into. The students voted on whether they were […]
  • VFW Election Day Advice
    The House and Senate overwhelming passed an emergency funding package in late July to help the Department of Veterans Affairs overcome its nationwide crisis in care and confidence. H.R. 3230, the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014, was passed in the House by a vote of 420-5, and in the Senate by 91-3. […]
    Randi Law
  • VFW Hosts Leadership Summit to Benefit Student Veterans
    The VFW will host the 2014 Student Veterans of America (SVA) Leadership Summit Oct. 2-4 in Kansas City. The VFW’s involvement with the upcoming summit is in keeping with its commitment to ensuring America’s student veterans have the tools and support needed to succeed in their education endeavors.
    Darcie Jones
  • 115th VFW NATIONAL CONVENTION ROLLS INTO ST. LOUIS
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — More than 12,000 members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and its Auxiliaries are rolling into the Show Me State this weekend to elect new leadership and to approve resolutions that will guide the national organization’s advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill, and its veteran and military support programs across the country. […]
    Randi Law
  • 3 Teachers Selected for National Awards by the VFW
    Each year for the past 15 years, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW) has recognized three exceptional teachers for their outstanding commitment to teach Americanism and patriotism to their students. […]
    Brendon Killingsworth
  • POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY STATEMENT
    On September 19, we pause to remember the sacrifices of the 83,193 Americans who are still missing or unaccounted for. We remember their families – those whose pain and suffering does not subside with the passage of time. POW/MIA Recognition Day serves to remind us that the true cost of war extends far beyond the last shots being fired. WWII claimed more tha […]
    Randi Law

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VA adds $50 to deceased vet’s 59 cent bill

Augusta VA director to resign

Three women dropped from Marines’ infantry officer course will not reattempt

Joint Chiefs Chairman Urges 21-Day Quarantine For Troops Working In Ebola Zone

GOP unhappy with new VA chief

Former Dayton VA worker brought home patient information

US military action against Ebola no guarantee of success, experts say

Medical examiner named for new POW/MIA agency

Heightened Security Ordered at U.S. Government Buildings; ‘Precautionary Step’

Pittsburgh Named No. 1 City For Veterans Starting Out

U.S. Army to Quarantine Soldiers Returning From Ebola-Hit Areas

A new choice for veterans’ health care

VA secretary defends pace of disciplinary actions

VA Disability Claims Soar

Ramstein taking extra precautions for personnel returning from Ebola-stricken West Africa

VA Secretary endorses Atlanta director

Pentagon watchdogs scrutinize states’ push toward online voting

DPMO head Winfield reportedly resigns as agency reorganizes

Transgender military members are in a precarious position

Bob Evans offers free breakfast to vets on Veterans Day

Emergencies, VA bureaucracy create headaches for veteran

Morton Grove veterans embrace ‘Adopt-a-Sailor Day’

American Legion National Commander visits Beatrice

Injured Marine uses viral posts to promote VA reform

McCain to new VA Secretary: Hurry up and fire people already

Transgender troops say they want to serve openly

Defense hopes for sequester relief

Central Ala VA director first to be fired under new law

Army General Takes Command of Ebola Response Operation

U.S. veteran joins ground war against ISIS

Fort Wayne VA Medical Center reopens ICU unit

As number of youths eligible to serve shrinks to 3 in 10, Army adapts recruiting strategy

Navy falls behind on maintenance of its ships, deployments

Green Berets tell of Afghan National Army soldiers’ incompetence

Does the VA Have a Women Veterans Problem?

U.S. officials worry about ‘lone wolf’ attacks

Mental health services at Togus veterans hospital to be probed

Few vets use free credit monitoring after VA breaches

Military immigrant program halted

Studies Link Mental Issues And The Rigor Of The Military

‘We Cannot Accept Average,’ Surgeons General Say

Slim Chance To Stop Higher Rx Co-Pays, Smaller ‘BAH’ Hikes

Parting shot: No fond farewell for 82nd paratroopers in Afghanistan

McCain, other lawmakers blast new VA director for reform delays

U.S., allies scramble jets almost daily to repel Russian incursions

American Legion Gives Back in Watford City

Boy Scouts get their hands on ‘ham’ radio through American Legion Radio Club in Cheltenham

National American Legion commander to tour state

American Legion’s national commander visits Western New York

Can the nation’s oldest veterans groups attract younger veterans?

VA: Hackers Never Siphoned Data Out of its Systems

Ex-Pentagon Officials Warn of Threats to Readiness from Sequestration

1.7 percent COLA increase starts in January

Government awards $1 million to train vets as bus and truck drivers

Phoenix VA hospital fails outside compliance review

Internal investigation ID’d Phoenix VA fraud in 2008

Pew poll: Majority says US campaign against ISIS isn’t going well

Breaking The Cycle Of Debt For Troops, Families

Blackwater Guards Found Guilty In 2007 Iraq Killings

Baseball Honors Veterans on World Series Stage

Veteran gets OK to be buried with gay partner

US increases security at Arlington after Canada Parliament shootings

U.S. misinformed Congress, public on immigrant release

PTSD argued in case of Marine jailed in Mexico

American Legion’s contributions innumerable

Nashville veterans received inferior VA stroke care

Surviving spouses soon to get tuition benefit

TBI rehabilitation program extended

VA Moves to Prevent Veteran Violence Over Disability Claims

Some stereotypes stick to vets, survey shows

U.S., Iraq planning offensive by Iraqi forces to reclaim territory from Islamic State

Dempsey Hits YouTube To Address Troops’ Ebola Concerns

Legion hosts oratorical contest for cash prizes

North Korea’s release of Ohio man fuels hope for 2 other Americans

Phoenix VA hospital fails outside compliance review

DoD Creates Military Team to Deal With Ebola in U.S.; ‘We Actually Do Have the Legal Authorities’

American Legion focusing on outreach

Legion honored by national commander’s visit

VA Processes Over 1 Million Claims

Yes to LGB, No to T: The Pentagon Still Has a Transgender Ban

VA health care system not the agency’s only trouble spot

Fewer veterans running for congressional office

VA misled public, vets on health care backlog

Overall Morale at VA Dips, Along With Faith in Leaders

Financial Help Possible For Families Of Troops Deployed On Ebola Mission

More US Troops Arriving in West Africa for Ebola Fight

VA explores alternative therapies

American Legion honors WWII vets

Brazen Chinese company tried to beat the NSA at its own game…by hacking into the spy agency

Leadership dysfunction threatens new JPAC command, DOD IG finds

After lying to members of Congress, VA caught hiding the truth from American Legion

Armed Services chairman warns of ‘horrific cuts’ to defense budget

Report faults Pentagon efforts to find MIAs

VA morale low, but actions by new boss could change things

DoD seeks to clarify policies on nonprofit groups

CENTCOM chief: Unclear when Iraqi army will be ready

American Legion Riders honor Norfolk police department

American Legion Gives Back in Watford City

Former World War II POWs return to Japan

VA secretary: I’m ‘aggressively’ firing problem employees

Veterans Affairs Executives Slated for Firing Find Way to Retire Instead

At VA, exploring alternative therapies for chronic pain and other ailments

VA legislation gaining ground in Georgia, senator says

Did safety net fail suicidal Marine vet?

Home Depot staff puts skills to work at American Legion

Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery Staff Welcomes Help Reseting Headstones

Brain injury similarities in troops, football players spur collaboration, research

A Benefit For Rural Vets: Getting Health Care Close To Home

On recruiting tour, Veterans Affairs secretary woos medical students

New Mexico VA leaders got bonuses despite complaints

Some Captured Terrorists Talk Willingly And Proudly, Investigators Say

Probe Of Silencers Leads To Web Of Pentagon Secrets

New report outlines national security threats of climate change

Kim Jong Un Reappears Publicly with Cane

Turkey denies it’s agreed to let U.S. use Incirlik air base to strike Islamic State

St. Louis protesters block streets, burn American flags

American Legion boss: Vets have earned federal hiring preference

Taliban adopts Islamic State terror tactics as U.S. troops exit Afghanistan

North Korea: Remains of US soldiers being moved

Military branches say they will continue to open jobs for female troops

VA calls for firing of 4 officials; Phoenix director not on the list

U.S. military faces new kind of threat with Ebola

Dempsey Expresses Concern Kobani Could Fall to ISIL

McCain: ISIS ‘is winning’

Young vets: Trouble in the bedroom

Troops fighting Ebola will earn up to $400 extra per month

House OKs defense funds for Ebola mission

The $1,000 Pill That Could Cripple the VA’s Budget

Scrutiny over latest VA firings likely just the start

Strikes didn’t end threat from Syrian terror cell

Destroying A $30,000 Islamic State Pickup Truck Can Cost US $500,000

Some Good VA News: Agency Processed Record-Setting 1.3M Claims In Fiscal 2014

U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

Bergdahl investigation finished

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un apparent no-show at major event

American Legion: Veterans Budget Cuts Could Hurt Miami’s VA Hospital

Legion wants feds to leave veterans preference alone

Is the new VA firing law too weak for true accountability?

No Islamic State fighters coming from Mexico, Homeland Security says

Shielding troops from high interest rates may help DoD

James A. Haley VA director tells employees to answer phones

VA bonuses may be tied to phony records

At Pentagon, Obama urges sequestration deal

Navy to celebrate 239th birthday on Friday

In Kim Jong-Un’s Absence, Rumors About Him Swirl In North Korea

Congressman: ‘At Least 10 ISIS Fighters’ Tried to Cross into US

Obama Meets at Pentagon With Hagel, Military Commanders

Navy to commission missile defense base in Romania

Pentagon sees Baghdad at risk of Islamic State takeover, expects Kobani to fall

Veterans in Fayetteville bristle at VA failures

A place for vets to begin healing

 Veteran’s View Magazine Fall 2014

 

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