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VA Prioritizes Improving Veterans’ Access to Pro Bono Legal Services

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Pro Bono

 

Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), together with the American Bar Association, The Veterans Consortium and National Law School Veterans Clinic Consortium, signed a Memorandum of Agreement aimed at improving Veterans’ access to free legal services.

VA Scheduling Now Available Online

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VA Scheduling

 

You can now manage your primary care and certain specialty care VA appointments online at participating VA facilities. You will need a Premium My HealtheVet Account to use online scheduling. If you do not have a Premium account, please visit My HealtheVet or contact the My HealtheVet Coordinator at your nearest VA facility.

2018 National Defense Act Update

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NDAA Legislation

 

House-Senate conferees have negotiated a final defense authorization bill for fiscal 2018 that rejects most of the Senate's provisions to put a cap on the 2018 pay raise, reduce to housing allowances for most members married to other service members, raise TRICARE fees for retirees, and limit other benefits. The Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and leader of House Republican conferees stated that all conferees had "the welfare of service members foremost in our minds..." Read the full article to see how your pay, housing allowance, TRICARE, and other benefits could be impacted.

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Veteran Who Was Denied Care Decided To End His Life In VA Parking Lot

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Peter Kaisen

 

Some of our Veterans gave their lives in defense of this country. It takes a very brave person to be willing to sacrifice themselves for their country. Sadly, many Veterans are not being treated very well by their country. The man you see in this photo is 76-year-old Peter A. Kaisen. Kaisen served in the United States Navy from 1958 to 1962. On August 21, 2016, was standing outside the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center when he took his own life.

Vietnam Veterans to Trump: 'We're All Behind You In Making America Great Again'

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Steve Hopper

 

On Thursday, President Donald Trump met with seven Veterans of the Vietnam War during his East Asia tour. He signed a declaration commemorating the war, and let the Veterans speak for themselves. Each of the four who spoke offered praise for Trump, and some explicitly supported him politically.

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