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Looking to VA's facilities future

Major, minor and non-recurring maintenance, leases among the issues discussed during briefing.

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VA study to target women Vietnam veterans

VA study to target women Vietnam veterans

The study, which begins in November, will contact approximately 10,000 women and gather information from mail surveys, phone interviews and medical records.

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Health-care reform questions answered

Health-care reform questions answered

Peter Gaytan, executive director of the Legion's Washington office, touches on how health-care reform will impact on VA, DoD services.

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Looking at VA disability claims reviews

Looking at VA disability claims reviews

Ways to improve VA's Systematic Technical Accuracy Review process among areas of Legion testimony.

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Officials: DoD, VA health care safe

Officials: DoD, VA health care safe

Numerous sources have indicated and continue to indicate that VA and DoD health care will not be affected by the health-care reform bill that is nearing close to becoming law.

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Answering health-care reform questions

The American Legion answers a field of member-submitted questions regarding the health-care reform.

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Clarity on health-care reform

Clarity on health-care reform

Legion Executive Director Peter Gaytan allays some of the fears surrounding health-care reform and how it affects VA, DoD. Visit our forums and give us your thoughts.

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Hoping to bridge the gaps for veterans

Hoping to bridge the gaps for veterans

Legion rep meets with other VSOs to discuss ways to improve outreach and ascess to VA benefits for disabled veterans.

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Health-care reform questions to get answers

Health-care reform questions to get answers

Legion's executive director of the Washington office will talk about how the new legislation will affect DoD, VA health care on "FOX and Friends" Wednesday morning.

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Audit finds exam shortcomings

Audit finds exam shortcomings

VA Inspector General's report finds issues with VA's ability to provide timely exams for potentially service-connected disabled veterans.

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E-Benefits portal discussed

Portal, to debut April 1, will allow veterans to check on the status of their claims, check payment history and collect information regarding benefits to which they may be entitled.

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Hill confident health plan won't harm VA, DoD

Hill confident health plan won't harm VA, DoD

National Commander Hill feels confident passage of the health-care reform legislation won't have a negative impact on DoD, VA delivery, practices, but the Legion will make sure that continues to be the case.

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Department of Veterans Affairs news

Department of Veterans Affairs news

Information about new VA programs, policies and plans.

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How will health-care reform affect you?

How will health-care reform affect you?

The Burn Pit takes a close look at the potential ramifications of Sunday night's passage of health-care reform.

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VA: Broken claims system can't be fixed

VA: Broken claims system can't be fixed

A ground up, tech-based rebuild is underway to end the backlog crisis.

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Disability compensation made easier

Disability compensation made easier

VA will publish a proposed regulation in the Federal Register establishing new presumptions of service connection for nine infectious diseases associated with military service.

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VA launches call center for homeless vets

VA launches call center for homeless vets

VA has launched its National Call Center for Homeless Veterans, a phone service that links homeless and at-risk veterans to appropriate VA and community-based resources.

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Study to look at ways to treat TBI

Study to look at ways to treat TBI

Legion representative takes part in conference call on hyperbaric oxygen treatment for traumatic brain injury.

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VSOs gather to discuss various issues

VA's claims backlog, the 2012 budget and the GI Bill among the issues discussed.

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Department of Veterans Affairs news

Department of Veterans Affairs news

Information about new VA programs, policies and plans.

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Seeking common ground on benefits

Legion, other VSOs meet to look at ways to improving VA's benefits system.

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Legion part of legal consortium

Legion part of legal consortium

As a member of the Veterans' Consortium Executive Board, the organization works with other VSOs and individuals to provide free legal representation to veterans.

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Shinseki outlines VA's 21st-century plans

Shinseki outlines VA's 21st-century plans

Adding new staff and improving IT management two of the keys for VA secretary's plan delivered to House Committee on Veterans' Affairs on Wednesday.

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Veterans Law Review to publish second volume this spring

Veterans Law Review to publish second volume this spring

Review includes notes and articles regarding current "hot topics" involving the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Adding a veteran's perspective

Through the House of Representative's Wounded Warrior Program, U.S. Marine Corps veteran Michael Collins has found a way to make a difference for fellow veterans.

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Legion DSO School focuses on women vets

Legion DSO School focuses on women vets

Issues faced by women veterans got front-and-center treatment Feb. 26 on the last day of The American Legion's Department Service Officers School.

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Emphasizing homelessness prevention

Emphasizing homelessness prevention

At its Homeless Veterans' Provider Workshop last week, The American Legion continued its campaign of advocacy and assistance for homeless vets.

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Healing Waters

Fly-fishing therapy saves self-esteem, marriages of wounded warriors.

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Making a difference in many ways

Making a difference in many ways

DSO school covers legislation, disability evaluations, claims appeals and advocacy training.

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DSO school kicks off Tuesday

DSO school kicks off Tuesday

Four-day training session includes new focus on women veterans issues.

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