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VA staffing new White House VA Hotline Principally with Veterans

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Hotline 003

 

Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced that the two-month pilot phase of the new White House VA Hotline that began in June has demonstrated that Veterans calling the hotline respond best when their calls are answered by fellow Veterans and others with first-hand experience on their issues.

Trump signed the ‘Forever GI Bill.’ Here are 11 things you should know.

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GI Bill Signed

 

Editor’s note: An older version of this article misstated when VA will change the way it uses time in service to calculate GI Bill eligibility. This provision will go into effect in August 2020. The story has also been updated to clarify changes to the Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program.

Veteran Shares Green Thumb Hobby with Fellow Vets

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Green Thumb Hobby

 

Plants, the more exotic the better, appeal to Greg Kolodziejczyk. The 46-year-old Iraq War Army Veteran has a green thumb and tends dozens of plants at his home. He recently shared his interest with fellow Veterans when he brought in some of his own plants to be repotted and provide green to our hospital Clubhouse, the setting for many different types of recreational and educational activities.

My father and the dysfunctional, broken VA

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Dysfunctional Broken VA

 

In 2014, after it was revealed that at least 75 US Veterans had died while waiting to get appointments at their VA hospitals — with more than 120,000 never tended to, just abandoned or deliberately shuffled from one bureaucratic boondoggle to another — public outcry forced the following: congressional hearings, an internal VA investigation, an Obama administration investigation, an FBI criminal probe, a RAND Corp. investigation, an Office of Special Counsel investigation, and the “early retirement” of VA chief Dr. Robert Petzel and Eric Shinseki, secretary of Veterans affairs.

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