NCA Expands Online Veteran Memorialization

Agency adds information from 27 cemeteries to an interactive database. The National Cemetery Administration (NCA) announced that they have greatly expanded their online database of veteran memorialization, adding…

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Marine Camp Waters Found to Increase Parkinson’s Risk

Research shows chemical TCE in Camp Lejeune waters increased risk by 70 percent. A study released recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that contaminated…

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Legislation Would Expand Veterans’ Healthcare Options 

Bill introduced in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Veterans Health Care Freedom Act was introduced this week in the House of Representatives by Representative…

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More than 500,000 Veterans File for Toxic Exposure Claims

VA is gratified to see a jump in the use of this veteran-specific health care. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced that, thus far, more than…

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Veterans Affairs Welcomes New Under Secretary

Joshua Jacobs will serve as the head of veterans benefits. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough commended the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Joshua Jacobs as the department’s new…

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VA to Launch Study on Gulf War Syndrome

Health dysfunctions in Gulf War veterans include memory problems, chronic nerve issues and pain, fever, and night sweats. Officials in the Department of Veteran Affairs plan to investigate…

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Winners of Anti-Suicide Development Mission Announced

VA chooses ten projects out of 1,300 contest applicants. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced the 10 projects that won Mission Daybreak, a competition for plans…

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VA Announces $30 Million for Formerly Homeless Veterans

Funding allocated for organizations to hire case managers. The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced that $30 million in funding will be distributed to organizations focused on rehousing…

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Senate Bill Would Address VA Hospital Staffing

Hospitals are experiencing personnel shortages.  Senator John Boozman has introduced a bill to address staffing shortages at Veterans Administration hospitals.  Senator Boozman said that VA hospitals are experiencing…

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Rule Published for Religious Freedom in Social Services

Federal departments propose rulemaking to clarify religious rights. Nine federal agencies proposed a new rule to restore religious liberty protections for those who use social services. The proposition…

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