Department of Veterans Affairs

The Many Forms, Faces And Causes Of PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder is often associated with combat, but trauma comes in many forms.<p>About 7 or 8 percent of people experience PTSD at some point in their lives, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. The rate is higher for women than for men: about 10 percent compared with 4 …

News (U.S.)

Surgeons sitting idly during deployments may be leaving military patients at risk

Military surgeon Maj. Joseph Lee deployed to a remote Cameroon hospital recently. But he didn’t perform surgery.<p>He did hold a retractor for a …

Medicine

Article: Shame on VA Dog Labs

- Advertisement -<p>I wish that I could have sent with this post the beautiful/sad picture of USMC veteran Joey Jones who appeared at this …

Liberal View

David Shulkin: Fixing VA 'a matter of national security'

Allowing systemic problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs to persist could ultimately put the entire country at risk, according to VA …

Sean Spicer

Dear Prince William, this is why anonymity online is important

In unveiling a "national action plan" to tackle cyberbullying, Prince William reflected on the need to take responsibility for our actions online, …

Members of the Senate Ethics Committee

Members of the Senate Ethics Committee, who face the prospect of investigating their peers:<p>REPUBLICANS<p>JOHNNY ISAKSON, R-Ga., chairman<p>Isakson, 72, who …

Business

Across the USA, governments have a gender hypocrisy gap

When it comes to the “war on women,” many politicians are hypocrites. They allege gender bias in the private-sector workplace to score political points while simultaneously leading government payrolls with massive gender gaps among top-paid positions.<p>Whether it's House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, …

Opinion

Business Highlights

Derided by critics, trickle-down economics gets another try<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Does money roll downhill? In their effort to overhaul the U.S. tax code, …

Business

N.J. vet who committed suicide by setting himself on fire had waited months for treatment

A government watchdog faulted a veterans clinic in New Jersey..WASHINGTON -- A New Jersey military veteran who committed suicide by setting himself …

New Jersey

Vet Who Sought VA Help Was Told To Come Back In 3 Months. He Killed Himself Instead.

Charles Ingram III set himself on fire in front of a VA clinic last year.<p>A veteran who had sought help from a Department of Veterans Affairs clinic in New Jersey killed himself in front of the building after his mental health needs were neglected, an investigation has found.<p>In a report released …

News (U.S.)

Vet set himself on fire after long VA waits, appointment cancellation, investigation finds

WASHINGTON — A veteran committed suicide by setting himself on fire in front of a New Jersey VA clinic after staff at the clinic repeatedly failed to ensure he received adequate mental health care, an investigation of the death found.<p>Department of Veterans Affairs staff canceled an appointment …

News (U.S.)

Arizona veterans' suicide rate 4 times higher than civilians'

TEMPE, Ariz. — A university's suicide study found that military veterans in Arizona are nearly four times more likely to take their own lives than non-veterans and are at much greater risk than the federal Department of Veterans Affairs has reported.<p>Veterans in Arizona committed suicide at a rate …

Veterans

Former officer gets 4 years for embezzling from disabled veterans

Updated: Nov 15, 2017 - 8:41 AM<p>Loading...<p><b>WHITMAN, Mass.</b> - A former Massachusetts police sergeant has been sentenced to four years in prison for …

Internal Revenue Service

VA to honor worker who aided pastor hurt in church shooting

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will honor one of its medical workers who helped tend to a minister's injuries from a Tennessee church …

Business

Over 70,000 military sexual assaults took place last year -- Congress must take action

Congress should act swiftly to approve long overdue legislation introduced Thursday to strengthen the prosecution of sexual assault in the military.<p>The Defense Department estimates that about 8,600 women and 6,300 men were sexually assaulted in our armed forces last year. Most victims were attacked …

Opinion

Veteran with Hispanic heritage inspires N.O. at WWII museum ceremonies | NOLA.com

The moving Veterans Day Victory Ball at the National World War II Museum on Friday, Nov. 10 evoked feelings of patriotism and pride. A local man with …

Medal of Honor

New Vet ID Cards Still Expected This Month

Honorably discharged veterans of all eras should still be able to apply this month to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for a new ID card, …

Office Depot

How Spouses Use Transferred GI Bill Benefits

The Post 9/11 GI Bill is one of the most popular benefits of military service, and many families find that they get maximum benefit by...

U.S. Military

Mississippi man confirmed as Veterans Affairs undersecretary

The U.S. Senate has confirmed a Mississippi man to a high-level post in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.<p>Randy Reeves of Madison was confirmed …

Veterans

GOP tax bill could make it harder for California veterans to get home loans

<i>The Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals held an informational seminar on VA home loans in Downey in September.; Credit: Libby</i> …

Mortgages

Many military women don’t feel valued. Here’s a first step for fixing that.

A leading organization of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans wants the Department of Veterans Affairs to change its motto because, the group’s leaders say, the words first issued by Abraham Lincoln — “To care for <i>him</i> who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan” — are outdated …

News (U.S.)

World War II Navy vet from Arvada receives long-overdue medals

Seventy-two years after Charles Kenneth Farley bade farewell to LST 74, the landing ship on which he served during World War II, Gov. John …

Denver

For Some, A Bit of Chocolate May Help Lower Risk of Heart Problems

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Eating chocolate on a regular basis may reduce people's risk of heart problems, particularly among those with obesity, a large new …

Heart Disease

Veteran Population to Shift in Next 30 Years

The demographic makeup of veterans in the United States will shift in the the next three decades, according to data from the Department of Veterans …

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Arizona-based VA contractor collected 'tens of millions' in overcharges, federal audit says

CLOSE<p>TriWest CEO and President David J. McIntyre Jr. talks about the Choice program and how it is working with the VA healthcare system. Video by Tom …

Health Care

Jefferson County is locking up veterans in special jail unit to break the cycle of incarceration

Since leaving the Army in 1996, John Smith has led a troubled life marked by stints in jail.Smith, 55, who moved into a new veterans-only housing …

Prison

Entrepreneurship Resources for Veterans

Some 2.5 million military veterans in the U.S. own businesses, according to the Small Business Administration. Are you a veteran who owns a business …

Small Business

A major city tries to eliminate hepatitis C — and build a model for others

Health<p>With cures in hand, a major city tries to eliminate hepatitis C — and build a model for others<p>S<p>AN FRANCISCO — Just a few years after the …

Health Care

Veterans Claiming Disability Pay Face Wall of Denials and Delays

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Jonathan Bey hurt his back while repairing buoys at sea in the Coast Guard, and after he was discharged, he filed what he thought would be a routine request for veterans disability benefits.<p>That was 34 years ago. After repeated denials by the Department of Veterans Affairs, …

News (U.S.)

The Civilian-Military Gap Closes in a War-Weary Nation

<i>“Many Americans believe that the military instrument of power is currently playing a disproportionately large role in U.S. foreign and security</i> …

War