The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) is actively pursuing ways to deliver the best in health care for America’s heroes. Providing personalized, proactive, patient-driven care and empowering Veterans to make important health related decisions are at the forefront of the organization’s strategic plan.
Corda Hestle was only 12 years old when her father’s F-105 Thunderchief was shot down while leading a strike mission against surface-to-air missiles sites in North Vietnam. Nearly 52 years after Col. Roosevelt Hestle, Jr., was declared missing in action (MIA), the fighter pilot will receive a hero’s burial at Arlington National Cemetery April 13.
While Veteran homelessness declined nationally by 46 percent since 2010, there was nearly a 2 percent increase in 2017. That has led VA leaders to call on Americans for help in ending veteran homelessness in their communities.
As one of more than nine million Veterans who served in Vietnam and other parts of the world during the Vietnam era from 1955-75, I am especially grateful that we are now being officially recognized and thanked for our service. Today, a coordinated nationwide campaign is being led by the Department of Defense and supported by VA as part of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration Program. For those of us who served when called upon then, it has been a long time coming.
DENVER — A watchdog arm of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said Thursday that the agency’s Denver-area hospital violated policy by keeping improper waitlists to track Veterans’ mental health care.
The Department of Veterans Affairs appears prone to failure — and our country's military heroes continue to pay the price. Officials recently discovered yet another unauthorized waiting list for appointments at an Omaha, Neb., VA hospital. This year alone, the hospital delayed care for no fewer than 87 Veterans.
Have you ever had the idea to start your own business? Holding down a career as a military spouse is tough. Getting orders to move every two to four years makes it almost impossible to keep and find jobs that pay you what you’re worth. If you have a family, working outside the home doesn’t always make sense financially when you factor in the cost of daycare.
My longtime friend, Edith, and I found heaven on earth, and we were determined to milk it for all it was worth. Milk chocolate that is! We took a day trip to Chocolate World in Hershey, PA, racking up a military discount all day. There was a Groupon for four special events: a chocolate tasting, the 4D chocolate experience, a trolley ride and build your own candy bar. We saved 30 percent on those tickets.
Both chambers of the Mississippi state legislature passed the Mississippi Support Animal Act, which would allow Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder to have service dogs in public places.