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  • House committee puts up website to track stonewalling by Veterans Affairs press office

    The Department of Veterans Affairs' stonewalling of questions is being showcased by the House Committee on Veterans Affairs on a new web page that tracks a lengthy list of refusals by agency officials to answer inquiries from the media.

  • Obama administration urges veterans to sign up for Obamacare

    The Obama administration is encouraging military veterans to sign up for Obamacare as it pulls out all the stops to maximize enrollment ahead of the March 31 deadline. The Department of Veterans Affairs sent veterans and other Americans in its database a seven-page color brochure titled “The...

  • Va. War Memorial to honor women veterans

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The contributions of women veterans will be commemorated this week by the Virginia War Memorial. A free program entitled "Salute to Women Veterans" will be held at the memorial in Richmond at 6 p.m. Thursday. The program includes the showing of a document, "Vietnam...

  • Report estimates half of vets on GI Bill graduate

    A little more than half of the veterans who got college money under the GI Bill since 2009 eventually graduated, though many took longer to do it, a new study estimates.

  • Report estimates half of vets on GI Bill graduate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report estimates that a little more than half of veterans who got college money under the GI Bill since 2009 eventually graduated, though many took longer to do it. The report says the estimated vet graduation rate of 51.7 percent is slightly lower than traditional...

  • Veterans' unemployment edges down but remains high

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The unemployment rate for veterans who served since 2001 dipped slightly in 2013 to 9 percent, the Labor Department reported Thursday. That's down from 9.9 percent the year before, but well above overall civilian unemployment levels of around 7 percent over the same period....

  • Veterans' unemployment edges down but still high

    New Labor Department figures show the unemployment rate for working-age veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. armed forces since September 2001 edged down slightly in 2013, to 9.0 percent. But Thursday's report also found that the rate remained well above the overall civilian...

  • New Washington memorial is first for living Americans

    Later this year, the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial at the base of Capitol Hill will be dedicated. President Obama has been invited to participate.

  • Obama presents Medal of Honor to 24 veterans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — They were heroes who didn't get their due. On Tuesday, 24 mostly ethnic or minority U.S. soldiers who performed bravely under fire in three of the nation's wars finally received the Medal of Honor that the government concluded should have been awarded a long time ago. The...

  • Obama awards Medals of Honor to 24 veterans

    President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry to 24 Army veterans, delivering an emotional tribute to the men Tuesday before a room filled with family, friends and military leaders. The veterans, three of whom are still living and received the honor in person, were...

  • Michigan to pilot initiative to help vets get jobs

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan will partner with a major national business group to help active-duty members find jobs after leaving the military. The state is among three chosen to pilot a new initiative by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes program, Gov. Rick Snyder...

  • Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki says agency is open and accountable, then clams up

    Openness and accountability are important to maintain the public's trust in the Department of Veterans Affairs, Secretary Eric Shinseki told a congressional committee Thursday. But then he refused to answer reporters’ questions about whether top administrators were disciplined for...

  • Veterans Affairs administrator who 'resigned' over patient deaths still on hospital payroll

    A former top Department of Veterans Affairs hospital administrator who resigned last year rather than face discipline over three patient deaths remains on the medical center's payroll, according to a Georgia newspaper. The revelation in the Augusta Chronicle that Dr. Luke Stapleton, former...

  • Time to clean house in Veterans Affairs

    My military deployments taught me that when a subordinate fails to perform, the proper action is to determine quickly if his performance can be improved, and if not, replace him with someone who can get the job done right. After all, lives are at stake.

  • Will Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe pass the bipartisanship test?

    Like many citizens across the country, Virginians are increasingly frustrated with their government. They feel that the political parties are so far from each other, politically, that they cannot come together on anything, even the simplest of things that forward the common interest. To many...



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