Category Archives: Gulf War Updates

Gulf War Advisory Committee Letter Expresses Grave Concerns to New VA Secretary | Veterans for Common Sense

The following is reposted from 91outcomes.com with permission. *** “I ask you to please post … this letter RAC members sent to Secretary McDonald after the RAC meeting this week.  VA staff now controls what is posted to the RAC … Continue reading

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MEDIA REPORTS: The Beginning of Finally Some Truth about the VA | Veterans for Common Sense

After a great deal of covering up, retaliation against and intimidation of whistleblowers, media reporting, Congressional hearing and inquiries, and VA delays, denial, and more covering up, finally this week it appears as though the first elements of truth are … Continue reading

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VCS to Participate in Sgt. Sullivan Center’s Event: Rebuilding Trust, Renewing Our Dedication to Transparency in Deployment Health Science | Veterans for Common Sense

Having trouble viewing this?  Click here Sergeant Sullivan Center Reception: Honoring Excellence in Post-Deployment Health Rebuilding Trust, Renewing Our Dedication to Transparency in Deployment Health Science: Awards Ceremony 2014 “If you blow the whistle on higher ups because you have … Continue reading

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VA’s Medical Research Failures Continue to Grow | Veterans for Common Sense

A new example of VA’s failures on medical research — an often overlooked area where VA remains badly broken — has emerged near Fort Hood. An Austin, Texas newspaper reports that a $3.8 million mobile MRI machine, widely touted by VA … Continue reading

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228,000 Veterans’ Claims Never Completed, then Dropped by VA | Veterans for Common Sense

A new investigative report by NextGov’s Bob Brewin (“Hundreds of thousands of VA disability claims not processed”) shows that at least 228,000 veterans’ claims have been dropped by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) because they weren’t completed in … Continue reading

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Reno Dispatch: Veterans Advocates Weigh In on New VA Secretary Appointment | Veterans for Common Sense

An unusual new Reno Dispatch article by award-winning journalist and frequent veterans’ issues writer Jamie Reno, “Stepping Into The Fire: Veteran Advocates & Pols Sound Off On Obama’s Choice To Lead Scandal-Plagued VA”, provides an array of veteran advocates’ commentary … Continue reading

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Veterans can find help through crisis line

By MARY WICOFF  Commercial-News, Danville, Ill. Published: October 7, 2012 DANVILLE — Veterans in crisis no longer have to keep the problem a secret — especially if it’s something life-threatening, such as thoughts of suicide. “We’re here. We’re proactive,” said Natalie … Continue reading

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Veterans secretary looks to ‘correct’ past failures

From the Dayton Beach News Journal by Ray Weiss DAYTONA BEACH — The federal government is spending more money than ever for veterans’ medical and educational benefits, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki told an opening-ceremony AMVETS national convention crowd of … Continue reading

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Lejeune health care bill is unstuck in Senate

Great news. Be sure to let Senator DeMint know how much you disapprove of holding this bill up. —–   From the Army Times By Rick Maze – Staff writer A stalled veterans’ bill is now on track for Senate passage this … Continue reading

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US Retraining Programs Aims to Help Unemployed Veterans

  by David Rookhuyzen The Republic | azcentral.com Thousands of unemployed, middle-age veterans are getting a chance to start over under a special GI Bill designed to train them for new careers. Concerned about the high long-term jobless rate and growing … Continue reading

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