PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Veterans descended on Bay Pines VA Medical Center Thursday to protest what they’re calling discrimination.
The Veterans Affairs Department would have to ensure all of its management layers are necessary and are being held accountable for their performance under a bill the House approved 399-0 on Monday.
The Veterans Pittsburgh Healthcare System said Tuesday it is taking steps to fire a nurse accused of using a spotting scope to spy on University of Pittsburgh dormitories from the VA parking garage in Oakland.
Five days before Veterans Day, the Veterans Affairs Department’s top leader is calling on the Veterans community to consider the past 150 years and the vast variety of benefits the department currently provides to those who “have borne the battle” in a completely new way.
Veterans Day is the day to recognize the men and women who stepped forward to serve our country and a cause greater than themselves. Like an arrow leaving the bow, their lives move forward on a path of service for their country and community. It’s a path that keeps going even after the wearing of one type of uniform ends and another begins.
Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) today reacted to the new tax reform plan via a strongly worded letter to U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Brady and Ranking Member Neal, saying in part that the provisions will “eliminate important sections of the tax code that directly affect Veterans and people with disabilities.” While the letter went on to say the organization appreciates the efforts to effect broader tax reform, it reiterated caution on several key issues it had laid out in a similar letter to the committee earlier this year.
Navy Captain David Kushner says music therapy has benefits beyond the physical and emotional. The Iowa folk singer says singing and performing are a spiritual awakening for him. He was one of nearly 120 Veterans from across the country who participated in the 2017 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival in Buffalo, New York, Oct. 23-29.
Army Veteran Stan Munson is one of nearly 120 Veterans who participated in the 2017 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, in Buffalo, New York, October 23-29. Munson says creative writing has allowed him an outlet to express himself. For more information about VA’s art therapy programs visit www.creativeartsfestival.va.gov.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees for Veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 2,800 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11.
Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it will launch the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program, or “RAMP,” with the goal of providing Veterans with the earliest possible resolution of their disagreement with VA’s decision on their benefit claims.