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  • VA approves veteran's claim after Baltimore Sun report

    VA approves veteran's claim after Baltimore Sun report
    For 21/2 years, Iraq combat veteran Robert Fearing battled overwhelming anxiety and paranoia, a remnant of the mortar attacks he endured in the desert, all the while swallowing his frustration at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for failing to...
  • VA to immediately evaluate, pay oldest disability claims

    VA to immediately evaluate, pay oldest disability claims
    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced Friday a plan to immediately evaluate and pay the oldest disability claims, a move that advocates expect will bring relief to Maryland servicemen and women who face one of the largest backlogs in the...
  • Md.'s House delegation demands fixes at Baltimore VA office from Shinseki

    Md.'s House delegation demands fixes at Baltimore VA office from Shinseki
    Maryland's U.S. House delegation met Wednesday with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki to keep pressure on the agency to fix problems at the troubled Baltimore office and follow up on promises for improvement. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, a Southern...
  • Senators call on VA to bring in additional staff

    Senators call on VA to bring in additional staff
    With staff members at the Baltimore office of the Department of Veterans Affairs spending a month in training, Maryland's senators called on VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki to dispatch more analysts to help work through one of the worst disability claims...
  • Mica: Keep VA clinic open

    Mica: Keep VA clinic open
    U.S. Rep. John Mica, with support from other Central Florida congressmen, is pushing to keep open the Veterans Affairs clinic and two veterans housing centers on Lake Baldwin, even though those services are being moved to the new Veterans Affairs hospital...
  • Fort Hood shootings could be a sign of wars' toll

    WASHINGTON For years after the 9/11 attacks, Americans worried about fundamentalist Islamic cells infiltrating the homeland and radical jihadists hiding in their midst. The latest mass shooting at a U.S. military base and the second in less than five...
  • William and Mary hosts military veterans conference in Washington

    A project that began in 2008 at the College of William and Mary law school took a large step forward Thursday, and disabled veterans around the country stand to benefit. W&M officials hosted a national conference in Washington, D.C. to discuss how law...
  • Study: Military has more than 1 million 'hidden heroes'

    A new study by the Rand Corp. has uncovered 1.1 million "hidden heroes," in the words of former Sen. Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C. She's talking about spouses, parents and friends who care for injured and disabled veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Chances...
  • Rigell co-sponsors legislation on VA accountability

    Rigell co-sponsors legislation on VA accountability
    The Department of Veterans Affairs has come under fire for awarding executive bonuses even as it struggles with a claims backlog and reports of delays in care that have led to patient deaths. Legislation has since been filed to give the Secretary of the...
  • Nelson pressures VA to reveal more details about vet deaths

    Nelson pressures VA to reveal more details about vet deaths
    5 PM UPDATE: Nelson says VA told him that the information will be provided in two months. WASHINGTON -- At least 19 veterans have died at VA facilities recently because of a lack of basic care and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson wants VA Secretary Eric Shinseki...
  • Veterans demand action to address suicide spike in their ranks

    WASHINGTON Former Marine Cpl. Tyler Tannahill left his home in Overland Park, Kan., to spend this week lobbying lawmakers in Washington to honor four fellow Marines who served alongside him in Iraq and Afghanistan but who took their own lives. Retired...
  • Veterans court: An overdue service for those who served

    Veterans court: An overdue service for those who served
    In about two weeks, America will pause to honor our veterans. And then the moment will pass. After a spurt of parades, political platitudes and paid days off, most people will go back to their daily grind. Unfortunately, for many of the men and...