Veterans

White House: Trump to sign VA accountability bill on Friday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will sign a bill Friday to make it easier to fire Department of Veterans Affairs employees.<p>The measure has broad bipartisan support and is part of an effort encouraged by Trump to fix an agency that provides health care and other …

David Shulkin

Six takeaways from the Senate health-care debacle

Not since the rollout of the flawed HealthCare.gov site has a health-care measure drawn such utter scorn. The Senate’s health-care effort was so widely panned that one wonders what the 13 members of the working group had been doing behind closed doors all this time. The bill contains multiple, …

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Trump to sign VA bill to protect whistleblowers, expedite firing of problem workers

WASHINGTON — President Trump is scheduled to sign legislation Friday designed to protect whistleblowers while making it easier to fire problem employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs.<p>The "VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017" makes permanent an office created by a …

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Long waits continue at VA

As President Trump is expected to sign a VA accountability bill, CNN's Drew Griffin reports that problems persist at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

US mayors conference focuses on immigration, climate change

More than 250 U.S. mayors are meeting in Florida at a time when many cities are pushing back against Trump administration policies on climate change …

David Shulkin

The Man the Army Pays to Cry

Chaplain John C. Wheatley has sat with hundreds of families over the years when their loved ones return home dead from conflict—and it brings him to tears every time.<p>DOVER, Delaware — The flag-draped transfer case carrying the remains back from Afghanistan was still inside the C-17 when friends and …

United States

Disgraced Army general fired after 'inappropriate' relationship with young woman on staff

WASHINGTON — The Army has stripped a disgraced former division commander of one star and forced him to retire for having an inappropriate relationship with a female captain on his staff.<p>Wayne Grigsby will leave the service as a one-star general, the Army announced nine months after it fired him …

War

WATCH LIVE: President Trump signs VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act

President Trump is set to sign legislation relative to the Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday meant to protect whistleblowers and expedite the …

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Veterans are worried Senate Medicaid cuts will strip them of healthcare

Veterans and advocacy groups across the country are blasting the Senate’s attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, fearing that the …

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Of All Ages Offered Free Dental Care On Day of Service

Nearly 450 dental offices throughout North America will honor an estimated 7,000 veterans of all ages with free dental care during the fourth annual Day of Service event on Saturday, June 24.<p>Hundreds of participating dentists and their teams from Aspen Dental are offering free routine cleanings and …

Business

Senate Bill Would Take Health Care Away From 441,000 Veterans

Perhaps, the most un-American element to the Republican health care bill is that it would take health insurance away from 441,300 veterans who are on …

Health Care

Military veterans battling substance abuse helped by addressing addictions together

Each year, roughly 15,000 people leave the British armed forces. The vast majority make a successful transition into civilian society, having had …

Substance Abuse

Rev. Earl R. Jefferson Jr., former director of education for First District AME Church, dies at 81

Rev. Earl R. Jefferson Jr., who for many years was the director of Christian Education for the First Episcopal District of the African Methodist …

Veterans Health Administration

Trump’s staff blew him off when he demanded they ‘do something’ about veterans being deported

Among the many of people being deported to their country of origin are a number of veterans who have served in the United States military. Democrats …

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Check out 106.7 The Fan | Grant Danny and Chad Dukes Live Broadcast at The Purple Heart Open at Army Navy Country Club on Jun 26, 2017

Join 106.7 The Fan on June 26th as we broadcast live with Grant & Danny and Chad Dukes from the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington during the Purple …

Golf

Aid pours in for kin of soldiers, cops killed in Marawi

Army corporal, Elmer Macliing Anno, was looking forward to a visit to Galimuyod town in Ilocos Sur province to see his daughter, Charm Emerald.The …

Philippines

GOP bill steers billions in funds to insurers

<b>THE SENATE BILL IS HERE —</b> And it arrives 49 days after the AHCA passed the House (and more than 150 days since the inauguration). GOP leaders are briefing Senate Republicans at 9:30 a.m. this morning, with the bill text expected to post around 11 a.m.<p><b>WHAT'S IN IT —</b> The Senate framework resembles …

David Shulkin

Lawmakers scold VA as they seek to fix its sudden budget gap

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs was scolded by both parties over its budget Wednesday as lawmakers scurried to find a fix to an unexpected shortfall of more than $1 billion that would threaten medical care for thousands of veterans in the coming months. Under repeated …

David Shulkin

Trump says poor people shouldn’t be involved in economic policy

“In those particular positions, I just don’t want a poor person.”<p>The next presidential election is more than 3 years away, but President Trump is …

Veterans Benefits

Medicaid is a lifeline for 1 in 10 veterans, will the Senate healthcare plan leave them behind?

We are on the eve of Congress enacting radical changes to the American healthcare system, including proposals to significantly restructure the …

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Flights & Fancy: Brooders vs. Extroverts

<i>The thing is, helicopters are different from airplanes. An airplane by its nature wants to fly and, if not interfered with too strongly by unusual</i> …

Vietnam Veterans

True Grit: How Immigrants and Veterans are Reshaping American Entrepreneurship

These two groups have more in common than you might think.<p>Immigrants and veterans.<p>What comes to mind when you consider that phrase? Lately, it’s been like a war; rhetoric and spin have pitted these two groups against one another within the mainstream social narrative more times than one can count. …

Entrepreneurship

Denver man found guilty in federal court of bilking VA on false PTSD claim

A Denver man was convicted in federal court of making a false statement for claiming to have PTSD and collecting VA disability, despite not being …

Denver

These Afghan army uniforms cost American taxpayers $28 million 'in the name of fashion'

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is under fire for spending nearly $28 million procuring camouflage uniforms for the Afghan army, gear suited for …

U.S. Army

Navy Seal testifies about wound during Bowe Bergdahl search

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A former Navy Seal testified Wednesday that his military career ended when he was shot in the leg during a hastily planned mission to find Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after the soldier left his post in Afghanistan.<p>Retired Senior Chief Petty Officer James Hatch told the judge …

Judiciary

How a Group of Veterans Is Finding Peace Through Mountain Biking

From Big Cedar Media, <i>Peace of Adventure</i> shares the story of a nonprofit dedicated to aiding veterans in their transition back to civilian life. Through mountain biking, these veterans get to become part of a team and community again: "When you were in the military you were on a team. When you go …

Mountain Biking

Terma signs MOU at Paris Air Show, securing future F-35 production

WASHINGTON - Danish firm Terma and Marvin Engineering signed a memorandum of understanding Wednesday at the Paris Air Show, confirming the former's …

Paris Air Show

He Runs VA. He Soothes Trump. He Is: The Most Interesting Doctor In The World

By most accounts, Dr. David J. Shulkin, the secretary of veterans affairs, is a reasonable man thrust into an impossible situation. His job is to …

David Shulkin

Qld LNP announce $2 million veterans fund

Queensland's Liberal National Party opposition has announced it would set up a $2 million fund to transition veterans back into the workforce if it …

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Navy Vet: 'CA City Told Me to Take Down American Flag on D-Day' Insider

<b>LOOK: Photo of CNN Pundits Apparently Upset with Ossoff Loss Goes Viral</b><p><b>Prof Blasts 'Inhuman' White People, Endorses Idea EMT's Should've Let Scalise Die</b><p>A California Navy veteran and his wife expressed disbelief at the city of Galt telling them to remove a flagpole on their property or face a …

D Day