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A Contractor Knowingly Sold US Troops Defective Earplugs For Years. Now They’re Paying For It

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Defective Earplugs

 

A defense contractor has agreed to pay $9.1 million to settle claims that it furnished U.S. service members with earplugs that it knew were defective, the Department of Justice announced on Thursday. The settlement suggests that pure greed may be partly to blame for the military’s “silent epidemic” of hearing loss.

Army Veteran Shot And Killed By Police After Defending Family From Naked Intruder

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Vet Shot

 

The Colorado man shot and killed by Aurora police was defending his family from a naked stranger who had burst through the front door of their East Montview Boulevard home in the wee hours of Monday morning, grabbing an 11-year-old boy who was sleeping on a couch and attacking him.

The Head Of The Marine Corps’ Premier Fighting Force Is Taking His Talents West

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Taking Talents West

 

CAMP PENDLETON — A general – credited with an incredible work ethic and team leadership – relinquished command of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, and its some 50,000 Marines and sailors, during a change of command ceremony Monday, July 30, at this seaside base.

The Doctors Are In… Or Are They? Why VA Cannot Hire Enough Physicians

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Dr is In

 

If you have been to VA for a checkup, surgery, or really any medical concern in your life, you have probably suspected that there were not enough people around to help you, especially at the top. Where is your doctor? Why are there so many patients for such a scant handful of medical professionals?

Cardiologist Gets 20 Months In Prison For Billing Veterans Affairs For Hundreds Of Bogus Medical Procedures

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Justice 004

 

NEWARK, N.J. – A Somerset, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 20 months in prison for defrauding the Veterans Affairs program by billing for services he never performed, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Federal Jury Convicts Former VA Field Examiner and OPM Investigator Kenneth Richard Devore of Fraud

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Justice 002

 

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - On July 25, 2018, following a six-day trial in U.S. District Court, Kenneth Richard Devore, 44, of Jonesborough, Tennessee, was convicted of wire fraud, mail fraud, financial conflict of interest, theft of public money, and making false statements in matters within the jurisdiction of the United States.

VetSuccess on Campus

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College Campus

 

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is developing innovative ways to help Veterans make the transition to college life. The VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) program aims to help Veterans, Servicemembers, and their qualified dependents succeed and thrive through a coordinated delivery of on-campus benefits assistance and counseling, leading to completion of their education and preparing them to enter the labor market in viable careers. Read the VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) fact sheet.

 

VA officials push back on Congress’ blue water Navy benefits fix

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VA Push Back BWN

 

WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs officials strongly opposed legislative plans to extend disability payouts to roughly 90,000 Veterans who claim exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, saying the move could set a problematic precedent for future benefits awards.

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