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Disabled American Veterans

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  • More details from audit of VA healthcare scandal expected Monday

    More details from audit of VA healthcare scandal expected Monday
    As the acting secretary of Veterans Affairs tries to assure congressmen that he is moving to address the VA healthcare scandal, his department is preparing to release more results of a nationwide audit of scheduling practices that have been denounced as...
  • VA says more veterans may use private medical services

    Under pressure to improve care, the Department of Veterans Affairs will allow more veterans to use private medical services to meet growing demands for healthcare, the department announced Saturday. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki said in...
  • Veterans with 30-day-plus waits will have private options, VA says

    Veterans with 30-day-plus waits will have private options, VA says
    On the eve of what is likely to be a heated congressional hearing on VA healthcare, the Department of  Veterans Affairs announced Tuesday that it would offer veterans facing waits of more than 30 days for appointments the option of seeking private...
  • VA chief Eric Shinseki is facing a tough battle, but he's seen others

    Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki knows adversity. As a soldier in Vietnam, he was seriously wounded twice, the second time during a second tour of duty when he stepped on a land mine and lost half of his right foot. That should have...
  • VA chief Eric Shinseki pledges urgent healthcare fixes

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki called in leaders of key veterans groups Thursday and pledged to keep VA hospitals open nights and weekends if necessary to set up speedy appointments for veterans whose long waits for medical care have...
  • VA chief and White House spokesman resign, fueling unease

    President Obama sought to stem a growing political furor Friday by accepting the resignation of Eric K. Shinseki, the beleaguered secretary of Veterans Affairs, the second Cabinet-level official to resign under fire this year. Two hours later, Obama...
  • Simsbury's Robert Kalechman, 81: Always A Marine

    Simsbury's Robert Kalechman, 81: Always A Marine
    SIMSBURY — The sacrifices made by his fellow Marines are never far from Robert Kalechman's mind. Kalechman, 81, of Simsbury, left active duty a long time ago, having served during the Korean War. But he always thinks of other Marines and wants...
  • Man barricaded in veterans hall threatening to kill himself, cops say

    Man barricaded in veterans hall threatening to kill himself, cops say
    A man believed to be armed with a shotgun barricaded himself inside of a disabled veterans facility in Woodland Hills on Friday and has threatened to kill himself, authorities said. Los Angeles police responded to reports of a barricaded gunman in the...
  • Obama touts decrease in backlog on veterans' claims

    EDGARTOWN, Mass. — The number of veterans waiting months to receive benefits has begun to shrink, President Obama said Saturday, announcing progress in tackling an enormous backlog that has become a source of frustration and criticism from...
  • Photos: President, First Lady in Orlando

    Photos: President, First Lady in Orlando
    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrived via Air Force Once in Orlando to deliver remarks at the Disabled American Veterans National Convention, Saturday. The Obamas greeted veterans and activy duty personnel, before traveling later in...
  • Interview: Natasha Leggero keeps a lid on controversy

    Interview: Natasha Leggero keeps a lid on controversy
    Natasha Leggero somehow went from being the target of death threats to the envy of the comedy community in a span of a few days. The Rockford-born comedian came under fire when she referenced SpaghettiOs' controversial Pearl Harbor tweet during NBC's...
  • State's largest slot tourney Nov. 10 honors vets

    State's largest slot tourney Nov. 10 honors vets
    Seminole Coconut Creek’s massive slot tournament in January was a record for Florida. This time, “Florida’s Largest Slot Tournament” is inviting players to vie for the $25,000 first prize and $80,000 in prize money starting at...