Latest Veterans affairs News

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Jul. 14, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

Cullman Times. July 13, 2021. Editorial: Good news for vets The standard treatment for veterans with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been pharmaceuticals and therapy, but in good news for veterans and other sufferers of PTSD, there is a...

69.6% of people 16 and up have had at least 1 COVID-19 shot

Jul. 09, 2021 20:19 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — As of Wednesday, nearly 70% of Washingtonians age 16 and up have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, state health officials said. The Washington State Department of Health said on Friday that the 69.6 percentage includes vaccination...

Deported veteran returns to US to become American citizen

Jul. 09, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took nearly a decade and a federal lawsuit for U.S. Marine Corps veteran Hector Ocegueda to finally come home. Following a conviction for intoxicated driving, he had been deported to Mexico, a country he left with his parents when he was a child....

US agrees to $7M settlement in Kansas VA hospital abuse case

Jul. 07, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. government has agreed to pay nearly $7 million to settle claims from eight veterans that they were sexually abused by a former physician assistant at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Kansas. The veterans, who served in Iraq or...

Wisconsin organization pairs rescue dogs with veterans

Jul. 05, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Linda Ledbeter’s newest foster dog was completely shut down. Renamed Josie after being rescued from a kill shelter, she had to be carried out of the car, up the steps and into Ledbeter’s home near Plymouth. Josie, a lab mix, had a deformed tail,...

Ukraine criticized for making female cadets parade in heels

Jul. 04, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine’s defense minister is under pressure from members of the government over the decision to have female military cadets wear pumps with heels in an important parade. “The purpose of any military parade is to demonstrate the military ability of...

Friends, family describe missing in Florida condo collapse

Jun. 26, 2021 22:36 PM EDT

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Families around the world remained stuck between waning hopes and widening fears Saturday, two days after the stunning collapse of a 12-story condominium near Miami. At least five people were killed and more than 150 people remained unaccounted for...

Nebraska state senator to run for Lancaster County Clerk

Jun. 24, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state senator from Lincoln announced Thursday that he plans to run for Lancaster County clerk. Sen. Matt Hansen, who represents Legislative District 26 in northeast Lincoln, said he will seek to replace current County Clerk Dan Nolte, a...

Probation for ex-VA hospital doc who admitted fondling women

Jun. 23, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A former physician at a West Virginia's veterans hospital was sentenced to probation Wednesday after pleading guilty to touching two female staffer's breasts without permission. The sentencing of Dr. Kenneth C. Ramdat, 65, of Silver Spring,...

VA moves to offer gender confirmation surgery to vets

Jun. 19, 2021 21:59 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs is moving to offer transgender veterans gender confirmation surgery, Secretary Denis McDonough announced at a Pride Month event in Orlando Saturday. McDonough said in prepared remarks that the move was “the...