Patrick Corcoran was asleep in his bunk about 3:15 a.m. when the USS Frank E. Evans made a wide right turn into the Australian aircraft carrier Melbourne on June 3, 1969.
At the Veterans Benefits Administration, we often come in contact with people who ask, What are my benefits? What am I eligible for? Or, I receive X benefit, but what other benefits can I use?
Agent Orange-related ailments can manifest in a number of ways and decades down the road, and some Veterans don't even make the service connection. One dangerous condition is ischemic heart disease, and a MOAA member is making it a personal mission to help raise awareness and secure disability compensation for Veterans.
WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs officials are on track to waste more than $100 million over the next five years on tens of thousands of unnecessary medical exams for disabled Veterans, according a report out this week from the department’s watchdog.
Employee misconduct at VA's medical facilities can have serious consequences for Veterans. We looked at how VA deals with employee misconduct and found several opportunities for improvement. For example:
Two things happened Friday that will greatly affect hiring, firing and the monitoring of union activities at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
This week, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Veterans’ Affairs celebrated the one-year anniversary of the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act, with a hearing on implementation of the law since its enactment.
IONIA - In the 11 months between Michael Welsh's liver cancer diagnosis and his late-night meeting with Adam Dobbrastine at his hospital bedside, Kim Johnson watched her father's strength fade away.
President Trump's second VA secretary, Robert Wilkie, was confirmed 86-9 by the Senate on Monday. He takes the helm of the second largest department in the U.S. government, with more than 350,000 employees, a nearly $200 billion budget and almost 20 million American Veterans depending on it for care and benefits.
86-9 vote comes months after ouster of David Shulkin following scandal
WASHINGTON — The Senate voted overwhelmingly Monday to confirm Robert Wilkie as the new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.