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VA won’t pay for feeding tube liquid for Army’s ‘most wounded commander in history’

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Feeding Tube Liquid

 

Army Maj. Dennis “DJ” Skelton says the VA won’t pay for his feeding tube liquid.

In an open letter to the VA published on Foreign Policy, Army Maj. Dennis “DJ” Skelton, also known by a moniker as the “most wounded commander in U.S. military history,” said he was told by the Department of Veterans Affairs that they wouldn’t be paying for his feeding tube liquid.

Special Forces instructor reveals ‘cesspool of toxic officers,’ lowering standards at Special Warfare Center and School: SOFREP

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A Special Forces instructor from Fort Bragg detailed how senior leadership are lowering standards, and how it is having a negative impact on the Special Warfare Center and School.

USA TODAY Investigation: VA knowingly hires doctors with past malpractice claims, discipline for poor care

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Neurosurgeon John Henry Schneider racked up more than a dozen malpractice claims and settlements in two states, including cases alleging he made surgical mistakes that left patients maimed, paralyzed or dead.

U.S. Army Now Taking Applicants With Histories Of Mental Illness, Drug Abuse And Self-Mutilation

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People with a history of mental illness, drug abuse and self-mutilation can now apply to serve in the U.S. Army, according to a report on Sunday, which emerged as a former Air Force recruit’s mass shooting at a Texas church continues raising questions about the military’s handling of mental health problems.

Successful DoD-VA Program for Wounded, Ill, Injured Service Members Marks 10th Anniversary

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10th Anniversary

 

Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) and U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) marked the 10th anniversary of the Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES), a program developed by both organizations to streamline the disability evaluation process for wounded, ill and injured service members being medically discharged from military service.

VA took years to review complaints against doctors in some cases, watchdog says

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Veterans Affairs medical centers failed to report disciplinary action taken against doctors, which could have increased the risk that America’s veterans received “unsafe care,” according to a report released Monday by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

VA to Provide Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to Some Veterans with Chronic PTSD

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Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it will offer Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) as a treatment option for a small number of Veterans with persistent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms resistant to standard options.

VA Announces Rollout and Application Process for New Veterans ID Card

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Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that the application process for the national Veterans Identification Card (VIC) is now available for Veterans — yet another action honoring their service.

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