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The new VA secretary is guided by the words, ‘Choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong.’
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Area veterans express frustration over local VA services and lack of respect shown toward them during Legion town hall meeting in Charlotte.
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National commander said Legion needs to 'continue to seize the moment' in its dedication to veterans and their health-care needs.
VA official says VA is figuratively on fire and that change is the ‘fire hose’ needed to put it out.
The department’s interim under secretary for health speaks frankly to Legionnaires.
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Online chat, text services are VA’s latest outreach for veterans contemplating suicide.
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The American Legion will hold a town hall meeting and set up a veterans crisis center during its 96th National Convention
More than 80 veterans in two days visit the Legion's Veterans Crisis Command Center in Shinnston, W.Va.
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Veterans at Legion town hall meeting in Clarksburg, W.Va., say the the 'health-care' side of VA is world-class, but the 'administrative side' is anything but.
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Legion and VA staff helped 143 veterans file claims, enroll in the health-care system and more.
Congressional leaders praised for reaching agreement and passing emergency legislation to speed up and improve delivery of VA health care for veterans.
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National Commander: 'Together, we can get VA back on track and restore trust among the patients it serves, as well as the public who expects nothing less than timely, high-quality care for our nation’s veterans.'
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While some complained, others praised the quality of staff and medical treatment.
Legion will be on hand to assist in filing VA benefits claims, schedule health-care appointments.
Measure will seek to correct longstanding systemic problems within the department.
Statement: "Last-minute VA request for $17.6 billion dollars in additional spending only hampers an already difficult VA conference committee negotiating process."
More than 2,000 veterans have come to Legion crisis centers in the past six weeks; the Legion's Verna Jones shared some of their stories before the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
The American Legion Department of Arizona is conducting a veterans command center July 24 in Mesa to reach out to veterans in need.
The Legion will hold a town hall meeting July 28 and crisis center July 29-Aug.1 to assist veterans and family members affected by delays in accessing VA health care.
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American Legion Veterans Crisis Command Centers in St. Louis, Fort Collins, Colo., put nearly 300 veterans together with Legion, VA reps.
Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson outlined serious problems regarding access to health care to Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
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The Legion's Veterans Crisis Command Center in St. Louis assisted veterans with unresolved claims and appeals.
More than 40 veterans seek help at the Legion's Veterans Crisis Command Center in Fort Collins, Colo.
Veterans discussed appointment delays and lack of VA leadership during the Legion's Systmen Worth Saving meeting in St. Louis.
Many veterans express frustration with the Veterans Benefits Administration during Legion town hall meeting in Ft. Collins, Colo.
Legion testifies before House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs on finding a solution to the high rate of veterans suicide.
Legion will be in St. Louis July 14-18 to conduct town hall meeting, set up crisis center to assist veterans and family members affected by delays in accessing VA health care.
74 veterans receive retroactive VA benefits totalling more than $460,000; others receive help with medical appointments, bereavement counseling and other services.
President Obama has nominated West Point grad, former P&G head Bob McDonald to take over Department of Veterans Affairs.
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