Category Archives: Veterans Articles & News

VCS-Sponsored Florida Women Veterans Conference to Kick Off

  The first-ever statewide Florida Women Veterans Conference that kicks off this weekend in Sarasota, Florida is already showing signs of success, with attendance and fundraising goals for the women veterans’ empowerment event exceeded and the media providing favorable press coverage. Key … Continue reading

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VCS Supports Bill that Would Make “Proving You’re a Veteran” Easier

(Veterans for Common Sense – April 9, 2015) — Joined by Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) and AMVETS, Veterans for Common Sense immediately registered support for the Veterans’ I.D. Card Act (H.R. 91), a bill authored by U.S. Rep. Vern … Continue reading

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House Veterans Affairs Chairman: ‘McDonald doing his best’ but ‘lack of accountability’ still prevalent at VA

“I think Sec. McDonald is doing his best to correct VA’s course, but enormous challenges remain. VA’s chief problem – a widespread lack of accountability among failed employees – is as prevalent today as it was a year ago. In … Continue reading

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VCS IN THE NEWS: New VA-Tomah Investigation “Feels Like Deja Vu”

SOURCE:  Center for Investigative Reporting, Aaron Glantz reporting, January 30, 2015 http://www.revealnews.org/article/investigator-visit-to-wisconsin-veterans-hospital-feels-like-deja-vu/ According to the Center for Investigative Reporting: U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald dispatched a team of investigators to the Tomah VA Medical Center in Wisconsin this … Continue reading

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VCS IN THE NEWS: Is St. Pete VA Regional Office Just the Tip of the VA Claims Crisis Iceberg?

SOURCE:  McClatchy Washington Bureau, Chris Adams reporting, Jan. 30, 2015 http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2015/01/30/255013/congressmen-push-va-for-answers.html *** The McClatchy news wire service is reporting that two Florida Members of Congress are seeking further investigation into the myriad problems plaguing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Regional … Continue reading

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New Bill Would Create VA Whistleblower Protections, More Accountability for Retaliators

SOURCE:  PRESS RELEASE, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, 1/28/2015 **** Miller Proposes New VA Whistleblower Protections, More Accountability for Retaliators  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday Chairman Miller introduced the Veterans Affairs Retaliation Prevention Act of 2015. The bill … Continue reading

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MILITARY TIMES: “Delay, Deny, Wait ’til they Die” — McDonald must turn around VA

SOURCE:  Military Times editorial board editorial, Jan. 23, 2015 http://www.navytimes.com/story/opinion/2015/01/23/bellwether-va-moment/22224705/ ARCHIVED ARTICLE: Editorial: A bellwether VA moment:  Bob McDonald must turn around the VA. 2:27 p.m. EST January 23, 2015 New Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald has the Herculean task … Continue reading

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BERGMANN & MOORE: Data Show Increased Respiratory, Other Disorders In Iraq/Afghanistan War Veterans

SOURCE: Bergmann & Moore, Kelly Kennedy reporting, 1/21/2015 http://www.vetlawyers.com/respiratory-disorders-go-up-slide-back-down-as-deployments-do-same/ ARCHIVED ARTICLE: Respiratory disorders go up, slide back down, as deployments do same Bergmann & Moore compiles 13 years’ worth of DoD morbidity data Morbidity burdens per 10,000 active-duty service members … Continue reading

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