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The Department of Veterans Affairs terminated D.C. VA medical center director Brian Hawkins as of July 28 after initially just removing him from his position. Hawkins was fired because he failed to provide “effective leadership” at the facility, according to a release from the VA on Tuesday evening. A report Tuesday
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A transition official a part of GOP President-elect Donald Trump’s team ratcheted up tensions with veterans’ groups Wednesday after the official said Trump is thinking about moves to privatize at least part of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Such a bold move is opposed not only by most veterans’ advocacy
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If you really want to do something to show your respect and appreciation for the nation’s veterans, here’s a suggestion: skip the parades and the retail sales and the flag-waving and instead go exercise your rights—the freedoms that those veterans risked their lives to protect—by pushing back against the government’s tyranny.
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Editor’s Note:  The following is an account of an actual Vietnam Veteran who has been a faithful contributor here for several years. When you read this, consider that he is not the only veteran who has served and is being given this kind of treatment. For how he was treated
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A new Veteran’s Affairs study is showing that a parasite from Vietnam could be killing veterans who fought in the war a half a century later. Hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet. Test results show some men may have been
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Veteran Bill Nutter died at the Bedford VA medical center in 2016, while a nurse aide who was supposed to be checking in on him was playing video games. At the time, Nutter was recovering at the Bedford VA, as he had recently lost his second leg to diabetes and
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Vietnam Veterans of America is calling on Facebook and Twitter to work with the Pentagon and the Department of Veterans Affairs to fight counterfeit veterans’ advocacy pages on Facebook spreading fake news. In the wake of a report from The Washington Post bringing attention to a new study showing that Russian-linked propaganda
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A 38-year-old military veteran from New Jersey has been arrested after threatening to kill GOP Rep. Frank LoBiondo and his staff in a “blood bath.” New Jersey state troopers arrested veteran Joseph Brodie, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, on Sept. 20 for weapons charges after police were informed Brodie might
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The US Department of Veterans Affairs has come under scrutiny over the past decade, especially following what took place in 2014 at the Phoenix VA with long waiting lists and veterans dying from not getting the care they needed and deserved.  Now, it looks as if about 100 veterans have
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Despite promises, the White House has still not established a hotline for veterans to report complaints of wrongdoing at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Almost four months into the Trump administration, the promised hotline that was a part of President Donald Trump’s plan to shake things up at the
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