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In another surprise, Trump names Wilkie as the next VA secretary

President Donald Trump shakes hands with acting Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, after announcing he will nominate Wilkie to lead the department, during an event at the White House on May 18, 2018. (Evan Vucci/AP) WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Friday named acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie his latest pick to […]

VA finalizes contract to bring electronic health records in line with military systems

Capt. Sarah Abel, an emergency room nurse, reviews the patient status board. Veterans Affairs officials have finalized their contract with the Missouri-based Cerner Corp. to bring veterans’ electronic medical records in line with Defense Department systems. (Steve Pivnick/Air Force) WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs officials on Thursday finalized their contract with the Missouri-based Cerner Corp. to […]

Trump donates his presidential paycheck to VA caregivers

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during the daily briefing at the White House on May 17, 2018. Sanders announced at the briefing that President Donald Trump has donated his first-quarter salary of $100,000 to the Department of Veterans Affairs. (Susan Walsh/AP) WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump donated his $100,000 salary for the […]

VA Benefits Bulletin – May 2018

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. VA Benefits Bulletin May 2018 RAMP up the Speed on Your Appeals Decision As of April 2018, any Veteran with a pending appeal can opt into the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP) — no need to wait for an invitation! You can access the Opt-in Form on […]

Women Veterans’ Health Fair

Women Veterans Health Fair 2018 FINAL-1 Good morning, I wanted to share our flyer for the Women Veterans’ Health Fair with you. Please feel free to share widely. Thanks, Carol Carol Sobel, USA (SGM Ret.) Public Affairs Specialist Communications Office VA New England Healthcare System (VISN 1) Office: (781) 687-4765 Cell: (781) 879-7345   Suicide […]

Parasite from Vietnam.

Slow-killing parasite from Vietnam may be killing veterans, VA study says This combination of file photos provided by their families shows some of the hundreds of U.S. veterans of the Vietnam War who suffered from cholangiocarcinoma. AP Share Tweet Reddit Flipboard Email HERALD, W.Va. — A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans […]

VA Offers Early Participation in a Faster New Claims Decision Review

VA Offers Early Participation in a Faster New Claims Decision Review Process   WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it is offering two opportunities for early participation in the new, more efficient claims decision review process outlined in the historic Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017.   These two opportunities will […]

Trump urges Congress to ‘fix’ veterans health-care program BY REBECCA KHEEL – 05/03/18 01:27 PM EDT

President Trump on Thursday urged Congress to “fix” a veterans health-care program hours after the chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee reintroduced a plan to do so. “This spring marks [four years] since the Phoenix VA crisis. We won’t forget what happened to our GREAT VETS,” Trump tweeted. The Veterans Choice Program allows some veterans to see private […]