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Latest Eric Shinseki Items
The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee said he will start assigning his staff to accompany American Legion-backed inspections of veterans' facilities after officials allegedly blocked investigators from completing an on-site evaluation in Seattle.
Rapid City Journal, Rapid City, Jan. 22, 2014
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs is taking another step toward closing the VA campus in Hot Springs, a decision that has upset members of South Dakota's congressional delegation.
Dear Sgt. Shaft: We have been in combat with the VA for far too long now, since 1987. My wife was injured at boot camp in 1980 and did not receive proper care at that time. She was also the victim of Military Sexual Trauma (MST), which should expedite her claims, but has been ignored thus far.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says it's adding staff and installing new managers at its Baltimore regional office to reduce a large backlog of claims from Maryland veterans. The changes stem from a General Accountability Office report that found the Baltimore office had the nation's highest percentage of backlogged cases and the highest rate of errors.
Dear Sgt. Shaft: My wife recently suffered a heart attack during her sleep and died. One week later, I was informed that I had prostate cancer. In May 2011, I filed a claim with VA, and heard nothing, I filed another claim August 2011. Thanks to your intervention, I received a call from a VA rep in Oakland and notification of scheduled medical appointments on May 5, and 6. On May 22, I received a packet requesting any supporting documentation, which I then sent to them.
Is Donald Rumsfeld secretly advising the Obama Pentagon on force-planning issues? If the president's recently proposed force structure is any indication, the answer is yes. The Pentagon's plan, announced by Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta, will substantially reduce conventional military forces, especially ground forces, while placing more emphasis on special operations forces and armed unmanned aerial vehicles.
President Obama observed Veterans Day by laying a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
The California radio preacher who predicted the world would end last month was recuperating Monday after suffering a mild stroke, his family and colleagues said.