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Veteran Affairs News

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2 hrs ago | This is Local London

Greenwich war veteran's emotional visit to Singapore memorial

A Greenwich war veteran is about to embark on an emotional journey to see his brother's name on a Singapore war memorial.


Related Topix: Life, US Military, US Air Force

7 hrs ago | The Northern Echo

Darlington war veteran will get to see Lancaster flypast, after ticket benefactor comes forward

A VETERAN of Bomber Command who feared he would miss out on a nostalgic flypast has got his wish for a ticket to the sold-out event.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Burt Lancaster, Life

9 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

New Secretary of Veterans Affairs visits VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Robert A. McDonald, secretary of Veterans Affairs, left, meets with veteran Leon Evans Jr. at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System's Polytrauma unit, where he receives physical therapy using a recently donated Ekso Bionic exoskeleton suit.


Related Topix: Life

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Tom Morello, Rise Against's Tim McIlrath Featured on Protest Song Compilation

Rage Against the Machine 's Tom Morello and Rise Against 's Tim McIlrath are two of the artists featured on a upcoming collection of protest songs called This Concerns Everyone .


Related Topix: Tom Morello, Punk, Pop/Rock, Rise Against, Rage Against the Machine, Life, Anti-Flag

Marine Corps Times

Website seeks to connect Korea vets with original wartime photos

More than 5.7 million Americans served in the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. A New York state-based project seeks to connect Korean Warw photos with the soldiers featured in them or their families.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, Department of Defense, US News, US Military, US Air Force, Penfield, NY, Life, Rochester, NY

Detroit News

Veterans air complaints at Detroit VA hearing

Leonard Henderson, 66, of Detroit talks about his problems with the Veterans Administration with David Leonard, director of the Detroit Regional Office of the VA, on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Michigan, Life


Veterans help flood victims

"I'm a Vietnam veteran, so I am considered one of the older guys in the group," said Bob Pries of Farmington Hills.


Related Topix: Life, Farmington Hills, MI, Dearborn Heights, MI

The Fairfield Ledger

Woman gets Iowa prison time for defrauding VA

A 33-year-old Fort Dodge woman has been sentenced to an Iowa prison for defrauding the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.


Related Topix: Fort Dodge, IA, Life

Williamson Daily News Online

WWII vet marks 92nd birthday

Hayley M. Cook/WDNPictured are Mary "V" Jude and John Jude at their 70th wedding anniversary and vow renewal which took place earlier this year.


Related Topix: Williamson, WV, Life, Thacker, WV

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Washington Examiner

Every bureaucrat behind Veterans Affairs delays, deaths should be fired: Examiner Editorial

Department of Veterans Affairs officials created a new online system for veterans to apply for VA health benefits in August 2010.


Related Topix: Life, Opinion

WIBW-TV Topeka

Lawrence Man Sentenced For Killing Veteran With Beer Bottle

A northeast Kansas man who hit an Iraq war veteran on the head with a beer bottle will go to prison for the man's death.


Related Topix: Life, Douglas County, KS, Lawrence, KS

Hawaii veterans talk doctor shortages in panel

Vietnam veteran Victor Croft called the Veterans Affairs problems a "train wreck in slow motion" at a Tuesday hearing on Oahu hosted by Hirono for the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Mazie Hirono, Representative Mazie Hirono, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Life


Long-awaited VA clinic opens in Devils Lake

A Veterans Affairs clinic has opened in Devils Lake, meaning area military veterans will no longer have to travel to VA headquarters in Fargo for treatment.


Related Topix: Devils Lake, ND, Life, Fargo, ND, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator John Hoeven, US Governors, John Hoeven, Senator Heidi Heitkamp


Many severely wounded soldiers not receiving compensation: watchdog

A new report by Canada's veterans watchdog says nearly half of the country's most severely disabled ex-soldiers are not receiving a government allowance intended to compensate them for their physical and mental wounds.


Related Topix: Life

Harvard Hillside

SpringHill Suites to salute military veterans at grand re-opening

With an appreciative nod to the legacy of its location, the Devens SpringHill Suites by Marriott, which opened in 2005 on the site of the historic Fort Devens, is doing more than showcasing its $1 million renovation on Tuesday, Sept.


Related Topix: Life, Devens, MA, Memorial Day, Holidays

The Modesto Bee

Jeff Jardine: Stanislaus-area Korean War veterans sought for honors

Stan Holtz shows off one of the 50 or so pieces of ceramic art he'll display during a show at the Mistlin Gallery that runs through September.


Related Topix: Life, Turlock, CA, US National Parks, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Stanislaus County, CA, Modesto, CA

KOLN-TV Lincoln

Lance's Journal: A Vietnam Veteran's Vision Becomes Reality, Aug. 18, 2014

Lance has been a member of the 10/11 News team since 2002. He is a video journalist in charge of producing a twice a week feature called "Lance's Journal."


Related Topix: Life, Lincoln, NE

Mon Aug 18, 2014


Protesters denounce sheriff's eviction of disabled war veteran

Dozens of protesters gathered Monday outside the office of King County Sheriff John Urquhart to show their outrage over the eviction of a disabled Vietnam War veteran from the West Seattle home where he grew up and later lost in foreclosure.


Related Topix: Life, Eastlake (Seattle, WA), Downtown (Seattle, WA), First Hill (Seattle, WA), University Village (Seattle, WA), Capitol Hill (Seattle, WA)

Ilkley Gazette

Handless war veteran identified

A photograph of a war veteran who rode a tricycle despite having no hands has sparked memories and has led to his identification.


Related Topix: Life, West Yorkshire County, England, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

Windsor Beacon

Nurse practitioners fight for more independence

Nurse practitioner Bob Hobbs once came within days of closing his doors to patients because a doctor who gave him permission to write scripts was leaving the state and he couldn't find another one quickly enough.


Related Topix: Life, Washington DC