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After VA scandal, new American Legion director sees wait times and service improving
After VA scandal, new American Legion director sees wait times and service improving

Verna L. Jones, the Maryland woman who started this month as new executive director of the American Legion office in Washington, assumes the job as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs tries to work through the management problems that have been blamed for long waits for health care and benefits claims. Jones, an attorney and Army veteran who lives in Prince George's County, is the Legion's liaison to the White House and oversees its relations with the federal government at all levels, including the VA. She has served as the Legion's director of veterans affairs and rehabilitation, manager of Legion operations at the Appeals and Special Claims Unit at the VA's...

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