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  • Secretary McDonald Issues Message to VA Employees
    Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald today released the following message to VA employees: MESSAGE FROM SECRETARY McDONALD I am grateful to President Obama and to Congress for this opportunity to join the dedicated employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and I am honored to serve as your Secretary and lead VA. We are immensely fortu […]
  • VA Releases Latest Facility-Level Patient Access Data
    In keeping with the commitment to improve transparency in the department's processes, VA today released the latest update of facility-level patient access data.
  • VA Proposes Removal of Employees Who Manipulated Data
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today proposed a series of disciplinary actions against six employees at Department facilities in Cheyenne, Wyo., and Fort Collins, Colo. These actions are a part of VA's effort to rebuild the trust of America's Veterans. […]
  • Acting Secretary Gibson Outlines Progress in Phoenix
    As part of the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Accelerating Access to Care Initiative, the Phoenix VA Health Care System has reached out to more than 5,000 Veterans to coordinate the acceleration of their care.
  • VA Announces $8 Million in Grants for New Adaptive Sports for Disabled Veterans
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the availability of up to $8 million in grant funding to provide adaptive sports opportunities for disabled Veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces; adaptive sports are those sports that have been created or modified for persons with disabilities.
  • Commander: VA reform bill ‘an important step’
    American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger described a $16.3 billion Department of Veterans Affairs health-care reform package, passed 91-3 by the Senate Thursday, as "an important step" but "only one step, and only a beginning" in a journey just getting under way to repair problems in VA. The measure, in part, provides funds […]
  • 16 youth advance to Shooting Sports final round
    After four rounds of shooting in the two-day preliminaries, 16 shooters have emerged from the sporter and precision categories to advance to the finals of The American Legion's 24th 3-Position Air Rifle National Championship. A champion in each category will be crowned tomorrow at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.The eight shoo […]
  • Commander: Membership gives us a place at Congress’ table
    In an unprecedented year, The American Legion’s national commander has testified four times before Congress. Most notably was National Commander Dan Dellinger’s testimony on May 15 alongside former VA Secretary Eric Shinseki only 10 days after The American Legion’s call for his resignation. Dellinger said the testimonies before Congress and the hundreds of m […]
  • Founding Fathers Brewing Co. to sponsor party in Charlotte
    Founding Fathers Brewing Co., which recently teamed up with The American Legion to support military families, will sponsor a party after the Legion’s 96th National Convention Parade in Charlotte, N.C., on Aug. 24, brought to attendees by the Department of North Carolina. The party is from 5-8 p.m. in the parking lot across from the Charlotte Convention Cente […]
  • Legion Membership Workshop begins Friday
    The American Legion’s 51st annual National Membership Workshop, Aug. 1-2, will get underway in downtown Indianapolis at the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel. Hundreds of Legionnaires will be in attendance for the workshop to discuss membership strategies, share membership success stories and hear from distinguished guests. National Commander Daniel De […]
    The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is relieved that Congress finally did what they were elected to do and passed an emergency funding bill at the last minute to help the Department of Veterans Affairs overcome a nationwide crisis in care and confidence. The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed H.R. 3230, the Veterans Access, Choice and […]
    Kala Roberts
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed H.R. 3230 today by a vote of 420-5, paving the way to provide more than $15 billion in emergency funding to help the Department of Veterans Affairs overcome the crisis in care and confidence veterans have in their VA. […]
    Randi Law
  • VFW is First Veterans Organization to Join VA’s #VetQ Initiative
    Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs launched #VetQ, a new initiative that will provide quick and credible information and vast resources to any veteran, service member or family member seeking answers on a wide array of service-related questions. […]
    Kala Roberts
    The U.S. Senate today confirmed former Proctor & Gamble chief executive Robert McDonald as the new secretary of Veterans Affairs. In a statement, John W. Stroud, the national commander of the 1.9 million-member Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and its Auxiliaries, congratulates the new secretary on his confirmation, and most especially for w […]
    Randi Law
  • Compromise Reached on Veterans Access and Accountability Act
    The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States thanks the leadership of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees for reaching a compromise agreement to begin fixing the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system, which for months has been inundated with confirmed allegations of unofficial patient waiting lists, whistleblower retaliation, an […]
    Randi Law

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Chairman on VA: ‘We have not hit the bottom’ 

VA proposes to punish 6 healthcare workers in Wyoming and Colorado

Bill to Overhaul VA Passes House, Moves to Senate

Groups Sue VA Over Rules On PTSD Claims For Sexual Trauma

Veterans vent about poor VA medical care

Veterans to learn about benefits at American Legion event

State Dept: ‘No American is proud’ of CIA tactics

Montel Williams, headless chicken join VA health care fray

Obama threatens veto of House border-spending bill

House overwhelmingly approves $16 billion cash infusion for VA overhaul

Town hall meeting, crisis center planned on VA health care

DOLE: Ensuring equal access for wounded veterans

Audit examines VA appointment dates

House, Senate Leaders Call for $360 Million in Annual VA Bonuses

VA seeks to improve services, care for female vets

McDonald confirmed as new VA secretary

Mending The VA

House Set To Take Up $17B VA Overhaul Bill

Will better technology save the VA?

U.S. Continues to Help Iraq in Face of Extremist Threat

Servicemembers get debt relief after consumer bureau cites predatory lender

Just what’s in the VA reform bill, and can lawmakers pass it before recess?

VA manipulated vets’ appointment data, audit finds

Senate unanimously confirms Robert McDonald as VA secretary

Audit reveals Fla. VA Medical Center needs further review

American Legion Crisis Center to assist in getting veterans care

American Legion Crisis Centers to assist in getting veterans health care

American Legion Sets Up Crisis Center For Local Veterans

Senate Panel OKs 1 Percent Pay Raise For Troops And Defense Civilians

Barack Obama immigration moves could raise legal questions

Veterans crisis center opens in Arbutus

US: Russian missile test violated 1987 nuclear arms treaty

Israel warns of ‘prolonged’ campaign

VA Health Care Deal Reached; Miller, Sanders Plan to Announce Monday

House to Obama: No troops to Iraq without our OK

Hagel Takes Tough Message To Troops

Tentative Deal Is Reached To Address Problems At VA

Jacoby: Transnational Gangs Pose Regional Threat

For one frustrated claimant, VA scandal a lightbulb moment

Deal reached on legislation to improve veterans health care

American Legion Post in Arbutus to hold town hall meeting on veterans’ medical treatment

Local VA Whistleblower Questions Acting Secretary During St. Louis Visit

House task force to recommend National Guard on border, faster deportations

U.S. Military Is Scrutinized Over Trash Burning in Afghanistan

VA nominee McDonald gets warm reception at confirmation hearing

Military suicides up a bit in 2014; More seek help

VA chief pledges end to whistleblower retaliation

General: Guard to take observation role at border

Senate moves to rein in career colleges popular among troops

Department of Defense Releases Fourth Quarter Suicide Information

Confirmation Hearing Becomes Debate On Veterans Affairs

VA nominee: ‘Change can be achieved’

VA secretary nominee faces Senate grilling, full plate if approved

Obama Administration Had Been Briefed on VA Problems in 2008

Humanists seek support from Congress on military chaplains

Gov. Rick Perry deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to border

McDonald must clean house at VA, experts say

Ryan Pitts awarded Medal of Honor for a day when ‘valor was everywhere’

DoD Identifies Missing World War II Marine

White House To Launch New High-Tech Job Training Initiative For Veterans

Rebels turn over MH17 black boxes

Report: Retaliation by supervisors common at VA

Blunt, McCaskill slam ‘shameful’ VA crisis response

Progress on VA reform deal

Legendary actor James Garner, reluctant hero and Purple Heart veteran, dies

Obey: Pentagon research indicates social media can be used to control people like robots

Injured veterans program in danger

Despite Opposition, US War Funding Likely To Pass

DoD still hasn’t released final 2013 suicide numbers

Study: Indirect link between combat and suicide risk

Obama awards more Medals of Honor to modern veterans — but it takes longer, too

Secularists Sue N.C. City Over Christian Memorial

War Is Hell: Skin Cancer, Epilepsy, Sleep Disorders on Rise for U.S. Troops

White House warned about ‘antiquated’ VA scheduling system 5 years ago

Task Force Finishes Work Assisting St. Louis Veterans with VA Complaints

American Legion offers help for veterans

VA problems have long history in the U.S.

American Legion World Series gets TV time this weekend

Westminster teen travels to Washington for government ‘training’

Rebels in eastern Ukraine offer truce to allow probe of Malaysia Airlines crash

VA uses patient privacy to go after whistleblowers, critics say

Boehner: No bill on border surge

VA Head: Staff Acted Properly in Cafeteria Death

Chelsea Manning to begin gender treatment in military custody

VA Fears Opening ‘Floodgates’ to Private Care

Mexican Prison Ordeal Saps Marine’s Life Savings

VA request complicates reform push

The surprising thing Veterans Affairs admitted while asking Congress for $18 billion more

5 ways the VA is addressing manipulation of benefits data



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