Latest Veterans affairs News

Mississippi burial set for Marine killed in World War II

Oct. 24, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

NEWTON, Miss. (AP) — A Marine who died during battle in World War II will be buried with full military honors in Mississippi. Cpl. Quentin McCall was a a member of Company I, 6th Marine Regimen, known as the “Fighting 6th Marines." He was killed Nov. 23, 1943, during...

Alabama veterans board wants inquiry into chemical exposure

Oct. 19, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

ANNISTON, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s veterans affairs board is pushing for the creation of a program to aid veterans who have health problems that might stem from exposure to toxic chemicals at a former U.S. Army post. The State Board of Veterans Affairs unanimously passed...

Veterans, hospital in Bible dispute agree to mediation

Oct. 18, 2021 09:29 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Two U.S. Air Force veterans and New Hampshire's veterans hospital involved in a legal dispute over the display of a Bible have agreed to mediation. The lawsuit filed in federal court in 2019 by the veterans against the Manchester hospital director...

Honored service dog helps Army veteran with PTSD, isolation

Oct. 18, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A unique partnership was formed in 2017 when a 3-year-old service dog chose a New Salem Army veteran to be his human. JJ, a black Labrador, was the eighth Service Dogs of America candidate to greet Jared Bollom. JJ’s brother was the seventh, but...

Pritzker delays vaccine deadline for some state workers

Oct. 16, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has pushed back a deadline for state employees of veterans' homes, prisons and other congregate facilities to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as his office negotiates with labor unions representing some workers. Pritzker, who in August...

Gunman at Florida VA hospital sentenced to 16-plus years

Oct. 08, 2021 21:41 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A double amputee veteran who opened fire at a Florida hospital, injuring a doctor, was sentenced to more than 16 years in federal prison on Friday. Larry Ray Bon was at a Veterans Affairs hospital emergency room in West Palm Beach in 2019 when he became...

Sununu: Veterans Affairs denying it requested 500M gloves

Oct. 08, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Chris Sununu asked the Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday to “follow through on their promise" to purchase millions of heavy duty rubber gloves procured by a New Hampshire company in response to a pandemic-related request for personal protective equipment. ...

Officials: 2 arrested in separate COVD-19 card fraud cases

Sep. 29, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A registered nurse from southeastern Michigan has been arrested Wednesday in the theft of COVID-19 vaccination record cards from a Veteran’s Administration hospital. Vaccine lot numbers also were stolen to make the cards appear legitimate before they...

Tennessee man arrested after driving dead body to hospital

Sep. 27, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man who police say drove a corpse, believed to be that of his mother, across several county lines to a Nashville hospital has been arrested. Thomas Henshall Jr. of Chattanooga was charged Sunday with failure to report the discovery of...

VA Medical Center near Helena to open beds to non-veterans

Sep. 24, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana hospitals that reach capacity due to a surge in COVID-19 cases may be able to transfer patients to the Fort Harrison VA Medical Center west of Helena, while additional National Guard soldiers are being activated to help at hospitals, Gov. Greg Gianforte...