The Federal Government Fails at Accountability

August 30, 2015 | admin

Guest Blog by: Congressman French Hill [R-AR2] -  As a former executive in private business, I know firsthand the true value of accountability in the workplace. The success of any … [Read more...]

Attractions of Service Obscured by Hard Costs of War

August 27, 2015 | Tom Philpott

by Tom Philpott Perhaps to a degree not seen before, news outlets, politicians of every stripe and wounded warrior charities have turned an intense spotlight on problems service members and … [Read more...]

VA Chief Counterpunches Over ‘Community Care’ Costs

July 23, 2015 | Tom Philpott

By Tom Philpott The Veterans Choice, Access and Accountability Act of 2014, which Congress rushed to pass last summer to address a patient wait-time scandal at dozens of VA hospitals and clinics, … [Read more...]

Vet Groups Warn Hill Not to Act on Aging of ‘IU’ Claimants

July 16, 2015 | Tom Philpott

By Tom Philpott Representatives of The American Legion and Disabled American Veterans have warned lawmakers to reject calls to impose an age ceiling or other new cost control on VA compensation … [Read more...]

House Passes 5 Veteran’s Bills in a Day

May 18, 2015 | Terry Howell

Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the following veterans related bills: H.R. 1382, the Boosting Rates of American Veteran Employment Act would allow the VA secretary, when awarding … [Read more...]

VA Announces New Grants to Help End Veteran Homelessness

March 31, 2015 | Terry Howell

New VA Initiative Targets 45,000 Homeless and At-Risk Vets and Families in High Need Communities WASHINGTON – Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald today announced the award of nearly … [Read more...]

Wounded Warrior Project: Big and Getting Bigger

March 12, 2015 | Tom Philpott

Military Update: Wounded Warrior Project Americans must be increasingly curious about Wounded Warrior Project with its ubiquitous TV appeals for donations to help veterans of our longest wars, in … [Read more...]

Vietnam Veterans Day

March 03, 2015 | Terry Howell

The following is President Obama's 2012 proclamation declaring March 29, 2012, as Vietnam Veterans Day. There is currently a bill in the Senate (S. 409), which would officially set March 29th as a day … [Read more...]

Where The Heck Is VA Benefits Head Allison Hickey?

November 21, 2014 | Benjamin Krause

Many of my readers write to Allison Hickey on the regular basis by email now that word has gotten out that she replies. So where the heck is Allison Hickey these days? The quick answer is that she … [Read more...]

VA Officials Answer To Vets In A Snap

October 10, 2014 | Benjamin Krause

Veterans reaching out to VA officials like Secretary McDonald and Under Secretary Hickey have received stunningly fast responses via email, which is a dramatic change from the Shinseki … [Read more...]

4 Pro Steps To Contacting Your Voc Rehab Office Boss

September 06, 2014 | Benjamin Krause

One veteran recently asked me how to find the Voc Rehab office boss at his VA regional office. I answered his question and wrote down the steps I used as a professional investigative journalist, … [Read more...]

Judge Gives VA Agent Orange Denial A Roundhouse Kick

August 29, 2014 | Benjamin Krause

One judge finally gave a VA Agent Orange denial a judo chop followed by a roundhouse kick when reversing a denial of a veteran formerly stationed in South Korea. Well, kind of. The decision was … [Read more...]