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Health Care Delays Lead to Ouster of Veterans Hospital Director in Phoenix

Health Care Delays Lead to Ouster of Veterans Hospital Director in PhoenixHealth Care Delays Lead to Ouster of Veterans Hospital Director in PhoenixThe Department of Veterans Affairs fired the director of its Phoenix medical center, Sharon Helman, months after it was revealed that wait lists were manipulated to cloak long delays....

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V.F.W. Goes Gender-Neutral, Recognizing Female Veterans

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States has won congressional approval to alter the wording of its charter to recognize female veterans....

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V.A. Creates Plans to Consolidate Services

V.A. Creates Plans to Consolidate ServicesV.A. Creates Plans to Consolidate ServicesThe agency intends to initiate a bureau to focus on customer service training, and have facilities forge tighter bonds with local groups and lawmakers....

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Fix the New G.I. Bill

Veterans should be protected from exploitation by for-profit schools that get government grants....

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Marines Remember Falluja, 10 Years Later

Marines Remember Falluja, 10 Years LaterOn Nov. 6, 2004, NATO forces launched an assault on Falluja, a city north of Baghdad, and the resulting battle was one of the bloodiest for American forces since Vietnam. Thomas James Brennan and other veterans of the assault say that their memories......

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Needing to Hire, Chief of V.A. Tries to Sell Doctors on Change

Needing to Hire, Chief of V.A. Tries to Sell Doctors on ChangeNeeding to Hire, Chief of V.A. Tries to Sell Doctors on ChangeRobert A. McDonald, secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, has been courting medical students, young doctors and nurses as he seeks to add 28,000 workers to the department....

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Helping Homeless Veterans Locally, and Thinking Bigger

Helping Homeless Veterans Locally, and Thinking BiggerVetConnect, a Bronx-based organization devised to combat homelessness among veterans, is also helping them find jobs and health care....

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Veterans Affairs Chief Calls Culture Change Key to Improving System’s Health Care

Veterans Affairs Chief Calls Culture Change Key to Improving System’s Health CareVeterans Affairs Chief Calls Culture Change Key to Improving System’s Health CareRobert A. McDonald says that wait times for patients at a Phoenix veterans’ hospital have dropped by 37 percent....

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Troops to Be Checked for Chemical Exposure in Iraq

Troops to Be Checked for Chemical Exposure in IraqTroops to Be Checked for Chemical Exposure in IraqA Pentagon review comes in response to an investigation by The New York Times of how troops who were exposed to nerve and mustard agents were treated by the military....

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After Hospital Scandal, V.A. Officials Jump Ship

After Hospital Scandal, V.A. Officials Jump ShipAfter Hospital Scandal, V.A. Officials Jump ShipTwo executives selected for termination in recent weeks over cover-ups at the Department of Veterans Affairs retired abruptly before they could be shown the door....

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V.A. Ejects 4 Executives Over Scandal

Falsified records to cover up prolonged delays in delivering medical care services to veterans were cited in the dismissals....

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