As part of its effort to expand private health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs is exploring the possibility of merging its health system with the Pentagon's, a cost-saving measure that Veterans groups say could threaten the viability of VA hospitals and clinics.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark - In a Working 4 You follow up, Republican Arkansas Senator John Boozman proposed a law change lst week to extend benefits to Vietnam Veterans who served in Thailand and may have been exposed to toxic chemicals like Agent Orange.
Whether or not you voted for Trump, you were probably pretty happy to see his plans to ban transgender people, aka people with a serious mental illness, from serving in the military.
An active-duty service member has undergone gender reassignment surgery, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
Veterans Day 2017 has passed with all of its hoopla and hype. There were ceremonies throughout the nation as politicians joined with civic leaders to pay homage to those who have served. Sports teams such as the New Orleans Saints took time for some flashy “salutes” even as their players took a knee during or immediately before the national anthem. Now, veterans are forgotten for the next 364 days until it is time for another public relations blitz.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Boone Cutler, a combat veteran, said “What woke me up is the day that I reached up in my closet and I grabbed my gun and I put it to my head.”
On 17 November 1953 a catastrophic accident took place at a German chemical plant owned by BASF (Badische Anilin und Soda-Fabrik). Production went badly out of control and dozens of workers came into contact with the reaction contents, which contained the chemical dioxin (principally 2,3,7,8-TCDD). These workmen developed chloracne, what a Monsanto medical doctor was later to describe as “horrible skin eruptions with nearly blister-like welts and some ulcerations where infections ensued” (link p506). These welts were found on “the face, neck, arms, and upper half of the body.”
An audit of two Veterans Choice billing contractors found the duo overbilled VA by “tens of millions” triggering a federal grand jury investigation.
VA’s podcast “This Week at VA” debuted last year on Veterans Day – sparking some interesting conversations and lessons learned over the course of 55 episodes. Some of my favorite interviews include those with legendary Duke basketball coach, Mike Krzyzewski; Got Your Six Executive Director Bill Rausch and 2017’s Student Veteran of the Year Kate Tillotson, a Marine Corps Veteran attending University of Tulsa.
This year, Veterans Day also marks the first day of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, an annual initiative to educate the public on how they can help fix the critical but solvable problems of homelessness and food insecurity.