Latest Veterans affairs News

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

May. 19, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Bluefield Daily Telegraph. May 15, 2022. Editorial: Pipestem renovations: Regional asset grows again If you haven’t been to Pipestem Resort State Park in a while, now would be a great time to visit this close-to-home destination. More than $8 million in renovations...

Lawmakers reach deal to help veterans exposed to burn pits

May. 18, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional bargainers announced Wednesday that they have reached a deal on legislation to boost health care services and disability benefits for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. The agreement paves the way for passage of a bill that...

Ex-Mississippi auditor resigns from state Veterans Affairs

May. 16, 2022 10:39 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board is being run by an interim leader as the executive director and his chief of staff are both resigning. The agency said in news release Friday that executive director Stacey Pickering decided to retire from government...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

May. 11, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Palm Beach Post. May 8, 2022. Editorial: Ending Roe v. Wade shouldn’t curb Florida privacy rights In its haste to rid society of abortions, the U.S. Supreme Court appears headed toward weakening a very important constitutional guarantee against undue government...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

May. 09, 2022 12:28 PM EDT

Akron Beacon Journal. May 8, 2022. Editorial: Ohio primary winners, redistricting vote and leaked opinion on abortion leave many on edge Donald J. Trump served one term before losing in 2020, but the effects of his reign and his win-at-any-cost attitude continue. ...

Alabama Marine veteran is volunteering in Ukraine

May. 07, 2022 00:18 AM EDT

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — For about a month now, U.S. Marine veteran Sean Schofield has been sending dispatches back to Cullman from a place few would volunteer to go. Since late March, he’s been one of more than 6,000 foreign volunteers from the U.S., Australia, the UK and other western countries...

Audit: Urgent response lacking in outbreak at veterans home

May. 05, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Sluggishness, poor compliance with existing rules and little help from state public health officials crippled the response by Gov. J.B. Pritzker's administration to a November 2020 COVID-19 outbreak at a northern Illinois veterans home that claimed 36 lives, according to...

Thousands of smartphones purchased by VA went unused

May. 05, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs wasted nearly $2 million when most of the smartphones bought during the pandemic for homeless veterans went unused, according to an inspector general's report. The report, released Wednesday, found that the Veterans Health Administration spent...

Army sued over discharges of soldiers with addiction issues

Apr. 28, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Army is violating veterans' rights, its own regulations and the Constitution by refusing to give soldiers with alcohol and drug use disorders honorable discharges that would qualify them for federal benefits, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday. ...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Apr. 28, 2022 11:17 AM EDT

Parkersburg News and Sentinel. April 27, 2022. Editorial: Veteran Care: Bureaucrats should toss aside proposal We already knew proposals by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs would do more harm than good for West Virginia veterans, but state Veterans Assistance...