Today, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs David J. Shulkin, M.D., announced actions the department is taking immediately to respond to whistleblower concerns at the Manchester, New Hampshire, VA Medical Center (VAMC) detailed in an article in today’s Boston Globe.
“The mission of the National Cemetery Administration is to provide final resting places for their families that commemorate the service and sacrifice of our Veterans, said Ron Walters, Acting Undersecretary for Memorial Affairs, National Cemetery Administration. “No place is the price of freedom more evident than in a VA national cemetery.” Learn more about the National Cemetery Administration: www.cem.va.gov/
“The one thing I believe in is Veterans taking care of Veterans. Whether you were in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines – we’re all still Veterans.” –Jimmie Hargrave, cemetery foreman, Baltimore National Cemetery, and U.S. Army Veteran To learn more about Baltimore National Cemetery, click here: www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/baltimore.asp Learn more about the National Cemetery Administration: www.cem.va.gov/
In 2014, the Department of Veterans Affairs was mired in a scandal.
Congressman Brian Mast’s Oath of Exit bill as part of the National Defense Authorization Act with big bipartisan support
The Oath of Exit bill, authored by Congressman Brian Mast, Florida 18th Congressional District Representative, was passed with bipartisan support as part of the National Defense Authorization Act. In a video posted to Congressman Mast’s official Facebook page, he describes this bill as “creating a voluntary separation oath for members of the Armed Forces with the specific aim of reducing veteran suicide.”
Medal of Honor Recipient Florent Groberg has become the first Recipient from the War on Terror to be appointed to the Board of Directors of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, (www.themedalofhonor.com).
On Tuesday the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held a hearing to address proposed legislation aimed at improving Veterans’ access to care. With 49,000 vacancies at VA hospitals and clinics nationwide and a growing Veteran population, AFGE cautioned lawmakers that some of the proposals under consideration may lead to the dismantling of the VA healthcare system and undermine the VA’s efforts to hire desperately needed staff.
During several award ceremonies across the country in July, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will honor exemplary facilities, employees and civilian providers working to address Veteran homelessness.
I was impressed by the column, but being a Blue Water Veteran, I feel a lot of information was left out concerning the Blue Water Veterans who suffer a lot of the diseases associated with Agent Orange.