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...]

How To Make Your VA Voc Rehab Counselor Love You

August 20, 2014 | Benjamin Krause

There is a very simple thing any disabled veteran can do to make their VA Voc Rehab Counselor love you the first day. Get educated. The key to getting the most out of your VA benefits from the … [Read more...]

CBO Proposes Huge Cuts To Veterans Disability Program

August 12, 2014 | Benjamin Krause

On the back of one of the most disgusting scandal against veterans ever, our government just took a renewed look into cutting VA's veterans disability program. Yesterday, Washington Times (WT) … [Read more...]

Veterans Legislation – Updated: August 1

August 01, 2014 | Terry Howell

The following is an update on the veterans legislation that have been sent to the president for signature this week: H.R.3230 - Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and … [Read more...]

Homeland Security Police Caught Harassing Sick Veterans

June 13, 2014 | Benjamin Krause

SAN DIEGO – Veterans were horrified while seeking VA health care on Wednesday when approached by Homeland Security police in an Operation Shield exercise. The exercise was for the purpose of … [Read more...]