Category Archives: Veterans Affairs (VA)

Illinois creates foundation to help veterans | KMOV.com St. Louis

Supporters say having a non-profit foundation –rather than the state — oversee the network will provide more flexibility in raising and distributing funds. It also will allow the group to hire an executive director who’s not a political appointee.

via Illinois creates foundation to help veterans | KMOV.com St. Louis.

Joe Geoghagan Is A 31 Year Old Veteran And He’s Begging The VA Not To Let Him Starve To Death | Right Wing News

Joe is a true American HERO. “He did 3 tours in Iraq and Afghan”. While he is suffering at the hands of our inept govey, illegals are getting better treatment than Joe. Joe fought for us, I will fight for him. Again, please share, this man needs our help.

 

Joe Geoghagan Is A 31 Year Old Veteran And He’s Begging The VA Not To Let Him Starve To Death | Right Wing News.

 

What The VA Leader Says He Needs To Provide Healthcare To Vets Like These Guys Is A Real Head-Shaker

What the VA needs is reform and leadership, not more money. The VA’s budget has increased by 173% since 2000 which is more than the growth in VA patients. It needs to have more authority to hold its employees accountable for their actions. Before we throw more money at the VA, we should demand better results and real reform from that agency.

via What The VA Leader Says He Needs To Provide Healthcare To Vets Like These Guys Is A Real Head-Shaker.

911 Tapes Released in New Mexico VA Hospital Heart Attack – News – @ JEMS.com

Two calls were made while 71-year-old Jim Napoleon Garcia lay on the floor as an ambulance was called to take him to an emergency room 500 yards away, according to the tapes released Thursday to the Albuquerque Journal.

 

via 911 Tapes Released in New Mexico VA Hospital Heart Attack – News – @ JEMS.com.

VA Officials Claim Agency Cannot Revoke Bonuses, Contradicting Earlier Statements To Congressional Committee | Weasel Zippers

VA Officials Claim Agency Cannot Revoke Bonuses, Contradicting Earlier Statements To Congressional Committee | Weasel Zippers.

via VA Officials Claim Agency Cannot Revoke Bonuses, Contradicting Earlier Statements To Congressional Committee | Weasel Zippers.

Rhode Island Veterans Receiving Help

Many veterans have come home only to find the job they had when they left, no longer exists.  As challenging as it is for our soldiers to blend back into normal life, adding the loss of a job is not something else they should have to bear. 

Rhode Island is taking steps to help this.  Read more here:  RI Veterans Given Help Finding Work

Veterans Might Want to Sign This Registry if in Iraq or Afghanistan

Veterans who

were stationed in Djibouti after Sept. 1, 2001, and to veterans of the 1991 Persian Gulf War

and think they may have had exposure to trash being burned will want to check this out!

Learn more here:  Vets May Sign up for Registry After Dust, Smoke Exposure

Alaska VA to be Investigated

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski called on the Department of Veterans Affairs last week to conduct an independent investigation into the Alaska VA Healthcare System.

In a letter to the VA Office of Inspector General, Murkowski asked that the office review the Wasilla Community Based Outpatient Clinic’s operational practices and also look into claims that the Alaska VA Healthcare System in Anchorage used fake appointments in 2008 to make wait times appear shorter.

 

To read more go here: Murkowski Calls for Further Investigation on Alaska VA

Obama to Hear About VA Scandal

Obama should be getting updates on the VA scandal today.

Read more from ABC here:  Obama to Hear Updates on Veterans’ Affairs Problems