Archive: Articles by Title & Important Reads

SOURCE: Yes I’m Right: Blair Patterson
SUBJECT: ” When Obama said our veterans are fools, he didn’t expect them to hit back hard! ”
DATE: ND
LINK: [ http://www.yesimright.com/when-obama-said-our-veterans-are-fools-he-didnt-expect-them-to-hit-back-hard/ ]


SOURCE: Thegrio.com
SUBJECT: ” Willie Rogers, oldest surviving Tuskegee Airman, dead at 101 ”
DATE: 22 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://thegrio.com/2016/11/22/willie-rogers-tuskegee-airman-dead/ ]


SOURCE: Sun Herald
SUBJECT: ” WWII veteran wins the hand of the woman he loves. He’s 91 She’s 76 ”
DATE: 20 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://www.sunherald.com/living/article116122873.html ]


SOURCE: Washington Examiner: Sarah Westwood
SUBJECT:  ”  Sources: Veterans Affairs misleading Trump on health of agency  ”
DATE: 15 Dec 2016
LINK: [         http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/sources-veterans-affairs-misleading-trump-on-health-of-agency/article/2609733#.WFPccjmHChc.facebook       ]


SOURCE: Fox News Health: Willie James Inman
SUBJECT:  ”  Veterans battle the invisible scars of war with art ”
DATE: 20 Dec 2016
LINK: [       http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/12/20/veterans-battle-invisible-scars-war-with-art.html         ]


SOURCE: Concerned Veterans for America
SUBJECT:  ”  VA employees uneasy about speaking against the VA  ”
DATE: 15 Dec 2016
LINK: [        https://defendthefirst.org/2016/12/15/va-employees-uneasy-about-speaking-against-the-va/   ]


SOURCE: The New York Times: Eilene Zimmerman
SUBJECT:  ” Veterans help make San Diego a hub for start-ups   ”
DATE: 14 Dec 2016
LINK: [         http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/14/business/smallbusiness/veterans-san-diego-start-ups-entrepreneurs.html?_r=1       ]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT:  ”  VA hires AI firm run by ‘Hall of Shame’ former NASCAR owner 
DATE: 20 Dec 2016
LINK: [        http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/12/20/va-hires-ai-firm-run-by-hall-of-shame-former-nascar-owner/?inf_contact_key=7e826572d32c80f96e2d02d6cd7e364ce35eb9bb335afcd8b6be55dadd2563be        ]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT:  ” VA settlement: Agency rehired bad boss it paid $85k to quit  ”
DATE: 19 Dec 2016
LINK: [       http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/12/19/va-settlement-agency-rehired-bad-boss-it-paid-85k-to-quit/?inf_contact_key=e7732c2677ca49ab0e14b991d6e0a5d5adc5c0f937200dffbad91c49a41617e6         ]


SOURCE: The Daily Caller: Luke Rosiak
SUBJECT:  ” Vet Affairs Pay bad boss $85,000 to quit, then re-hire him anyway  ”
DATE: 18 Dec 2016
LINK: [      http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/18/vet-affairs-pay-bad-boss-85000-to-quit-then-re-hire-him-anyway/          ]

SOURCE:  ArgusLeader.com: Dana Ferguson
SUBJECT:  ”  Veterans left in the lurch on ER bills 
DATE: 26 Dec 2016
LINK: [ http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2016/12/26/veterans-left-lurch-er-bills/95742702/ ]


SOURCE: WJLA.com: Christ Papst
SUBJECT:  ”  ‘Veterans deserve more respect’ – family responds to Veterans Affairs failure 
DATE: 28 Dec 2016
LINK: [ http://wjla.com/features/7-on-your-side/veterans-deserve-more-respect-family-responds-to-veterans-affairs-failure ]


SOURCE: Time.com: Jon Marcus
SUBJECT:  ” Veterans face uphill fight getting college credit for military training  ”
DATE: 21 Dec 2016
LINK:[       http://time.com/4608543/veterans-college-credit-military-training-gi-bill/        ]


SOURCE: Military Times.com
SUBJECT:  ” VVA to Obama:: Why pardon felons and not suffering vets?  ”
DATE: 18 Jan 2017
LINK: [      http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/vva-obama-pardons-ptsd-manning?utm_content=buffer522df&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer         ]


SOURCE: Washington Examiner: Gabby Morrongiello
SUBJECT:  ” VA Secretary paints rosy picture of agency in final report  ”
DATE: 5 Jan 2017
LINK: [       http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/va-secretary-paints-rosy-picture-of-agency-in-final-report/article/2610977         ]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT:  ” Veterans Affairs PTSD, Suicide Cover-Up ‘morally indefensible’  ”
DATE: 4 Jan 2017
LINK: [      http://www.disabledveterans.org/2017/01/04/veterans-affairs-ptsd-suicide-cover-morally-indefensible/?inf_contact_key=71796c54829a240946ed9a59e59358a98f4cc735a60471d8c98ad11c75624df1         ]

SOURCE: Forbes.com
SUBJECT:  ”  VA ignores CRNA evidence as Veterans wait for timely anesthesia care ”
DATE: 12 Jan 2017
LINK: [        http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2017/01/12/va-ignores-crna-evidence-as-veterans-wait-for-timely-anesthesia-care/#786f95957d39        ]


SOURCE: Military Times.com
SUBJECT:  ”  VA by the numbers: has the department made progress? ”
DATE: 16 Jan 2017
LINK: [        http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/va-numbers-obama-trump-new-administration        ]


SOURCE: Concerned Veterans for America
SUBJECT:  ” VA remains on ‘High Risk’ watch list  ”
DATE: 18 Jan 2017
LINK: [     https://cv4a.org/va-remains-high-risk-watch-list/           ]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT:  ” Veterans Affairs gets partial hiring freeze exemption after outcry  ”
DATE: 27 Jan 2017
LINK: [         http://www.disabledveterans.org/2017/01/27/update-trump-allows-exemption-va-hiring-outcry/       ]


SOURCE: JDNews.com
SUBJECT:  ” VA Burial benefits change allows for planning ahead  ”
DATE: 9 Jan 2017
LINK: [     http://www.jdnews.com/news/20170109/va-burial-benefits-change-allows-for-planning-ahead           ]


SOURCE: The New York Times: Peter Baker
SUBJECT: “ U.S. Investigates deaths of 3 soldiers in Jordan as possible terrorism ”
DATE: 16 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/17/world/middleeast/jordan-us-soldiers-killed.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DFN%20EBB%2011.17.16&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief]


SOURCE: Cleveland.com: Sabrian Eaton
SUBJECT: ” U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson of Ohio interested in heading Veterans Administration ”
DATE: 15 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2016/11/ohio_congressman_bill_johnson.html ]


SOURCE: NJ.com: Matt Gray
SUBJECT:  ” $20M ‘Camp Salute’ project provides affordable housing to veterans   ”
DATE: 15 Dec 2016
LINK:[      http://www.nj.com/gloucester-county/index.ssf/2016/12/camp_salute_will_provide_permanent_housing_for_vet.html          ]


SOURCE: Military.com: Associated Press
SUBJECT:  ” 2 Fired after body was left in shower at VA hospital   ”
DATE: 14 Dec 2016
LINK: [       http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/12/14/2-fired-body-was-left-shower-va-hospital.html?ESRC=todayinmil.sm         ]


SOURCE: Conservative Review: Maria Jeffrey
SUBJECT: ” Terrifying: The GOP House just approved tracking devices for people with disabilities. ”
DATE: 8 Dec 2016
LINK:[     https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/12/the-gop-house-just-approved-tracking-devices-for-people-with-disabilities?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=120816TrackingDisabilitiesJeffrey&utm_campaign=crfb          ]


SOURCE: The Hill: Rebecca Savransky
SUBJECT:  ”  Trump transition team downplays delay in VA secretary decision  ”
DATE: 15 Dec 2016
LINK: [        http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/trump-delay-va-sec        ]


SOURCE: The Hill: Rebecca Savransky
SUBJECT:  ”  Trump considering Navy Adm. Michelle Howard to run VA: report  ”
DATE: 15 Dec 2016
LINK: [      https://origin-nyi.thehill.com/homenews/administration/310553-trump-considering-navy-adm-michelle-howard-to-run-va-report?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB+12.16.16&utm_term=Editorial+-+Early+Bird+Brief          ]


SOURCE: Military.com: Richard Sisk
SUBJECT:  ” Two Vietnam Vets frontrunners for VA secretary  
DATE: 21 Dec 2016
LINK: [         http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/12/21/two-vietnam-vets-frontrunners-va-secretary.html       ]


SOURCE: Reuters: Shereen Lehman
SUBJECT:  ” Telemedicine for PTSD no less effective than in-person therapy   ”
DATE: 13 Dec 2016
LINK: [         http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-ptsd-telemedicine-idUSKBN14223M       ]


SOURCE: WUSA: Lesli Foster
SUBJECT:  ” Trauma to Triumph: How Shakespeare is helping veterans   ”
DATE: 14 Dec 2016
LINK: [        http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/dc/trauma-to-triumph-how-shakespeare-is-helping-veterans/369429671        ]


SOURCE: The Detroit News: Melissa Nan Burke
SUBJECT: ” Senate Oks bill making vet eligible for Medal of Honor ”
DATE: 8 Dec 2016
LINK: [        http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2016/12/08/senate-oks-bill-making-vet-eligible-medal-honor/95147994/        ]


SOURCE: The Hill: Reps. Ted Yoho and Rodney Davis
SUBJECT: ” Senate is choosing bureaucrats over Veterans ”
DATE: 7 Dec 2016
LINK: [       http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/economy-budget/309110-senate-is-choosing-bureaucrats-over-veterans#.WEiy1vOwVSE.facebook        ]


SOURCE: Army Times: Meghann Myers
SUBJECT: ” Soldier wounded in November suicide attacks on Bagram airfield dies. ”
DATE: 7 Dec 2016
LINK: [      https://www.armytimes.com/articles/soldier-wounded-in-november-suicide-attack-on-bagram-airfield-dies          ]


SOURCE: Patients Like Me.com
SUBJECT: ” Real Support for people living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) ”
DATE: ND
LINK: [https://www.patientslikeme.com/join/ptsd?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=ptsd_newpixel_b_specificlp_veteranindustry_desktop_copy14_title1_description1_b_image183_us_allgenders_18_up_newsfeed_clp_18000 ]


SOURCE: Navy Times.com: The Associated Press
SUBJECT: “Remains of USS Oklahoma sailor killed at Pearl Harbor returning home
DATE: 12 Oct 2016
LINK: [https://www.navytimes.com/articles/remains-of-uss-oklahoma-sailor-killed-at-pearl-harbor-returning-home]


SOURCE: GoFundMe
SUBJECT: ” Purple Heart Recipients Dream ”
DATE:  ND
LINK: [ https://www.gofundme.com/ztbnfmhg]


SOURCE: Army Times: Staff report
SUBJECT: ” Pets no longer allowed in Arlington Cemetery ”
DATE: 27 Oct 2016
LINK: [https://www.armytimes.com/articles/pets-no-longer-allowed-in-arlington-cemetery ]


SOURCE: Marine Times: Grant Segall
SUBJECT: ” Ohio Marine paralyzed in 2005 blast dies after defying odds 
DATE: 26 Nov 2016
LINK: [  https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/articles/ohio-marine-paralyzed-in-2005-blast-dies-after-defying-odds  ]


SOURCE: Reveal News.com: Aaron Glantz
SUBJECT: ” Opiate prescriptions down at the VA, alternatives on the rise ”
DATE: 26 Oct 2016
LINK: [https://www.revealnews.org/blog/opiate-prescriptions-down-at-the-va-alternatives-on-the-rise/ ]


SOURCE: Marine Times: The Associated Press
SUBJECT: ” Navy warship named for 1st black Marine Corps aviator 
DATE: 27 Nov 2016
LINK: [   https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/articles/navy-warship-named-for-1st-black-marine-corps-aviator    ]


SOURCE: WFLA 8
SUBJECT: ” Target 8: Not so choice words for the VA’s Veterans Choice Program. ”
DATE: 17 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://wfla.com/2016/11/17/target-8-not-so-choice-words-for-the-v-a-s-veterans-choice-program/ ]


SOURCE: WJBF.com: Ashli Doss
SUBJECT: ” New Housing unit to help homeless veterans in the CSRA ”
DATE: 6 Dec 2016
LINK:  [   http://wjbf.com/2016/12/06/new-housing-unit-to-help-homeless-veterans-in-the-csra/   ]


SOURCE: Veterans Benefits Administration
SUBJECT: ” New leave policy for disabled veteran federal employees, via OPM 
DATE: 23 Nov 2016
LINK: [ https://www.facebook.com/notes/veterans-benefits-administration-vba-us-department-of-veterans-affairs/new-leave-policy-for-disabled-veteran-federal-employees-via-opm/10155307992988492 ]


SOURCE: Navy Times.com: The Associated Press
SUBJECT: ” Navy to bury veteran’s remains in area where submarine sank in 1963 
DATE: 27 Nov 2016
LINK: [  https://www.navytimes.com/articles/navy-to-bury-veterans-remains-in-area-where-sub-sank-in-1963   ]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT: ” Maggot-Gate: VA Staff quit after maggots found in elderly veteran ”
DATE: 5 Dec 2016
LINK: [   http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/12/05/va-staff-quit-maggots-found-elderly-veteran/    ]


SOURCE: Journal News: Rick McCrabb
SUBJECT: ” Vietnam Veterans deserved better treatment ”
DATE: 3 Dec 2016
LINK: [ http://www.journal-news.com/news/local/mccrabb-vietnam-veterans-deserved-better-treatment/tgmnv8awRo5bmgPaptRjNP/  ]


SOURCE: SOFREP.com: SOFREP
SUBJECT: “Lions led by a lamb, an open letter on 5th Special Forces Group leadership
DATE: 17 Oct 2016
LINK: [https://sofrep.com/65778/lions-led-lamb-open-letter-5th-special-forces-group/]


SOURCE: The American Legion
SUBJECT: “Legion applauds McCain for protecting veterans’ preference
DATE: 4 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.legion.org/careers/234334/legion-applauds-mccain-protecting-veterans%E2%80%99-preference]


SOURCE: Department of Veterans Affairs: Office of Inspector General
SUBJECT: “Lack of Follow-Up Care for Positive Colorectal Cancer Screening. New Mexico VA Health Care System, Albuquerque, New Mexico
DATE: 27 Sep 2016
LINK: [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxv-kKjZhQfyM0RsaWViYm91Y1U/view]


SOURCE: Military Times-Leo Shane III
SUBJECT: “John McCain: the VA reform plan pending in Congress is ‘very bad’
DATE: 6 May 2016
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/story/veterans/2016/05/06/mccain-omnibus-bad-idea/84029436/]


SOURCE: Daily Caller: Jonah Bennett
SUBJECT: “Internal VA Report Finally Confirms Phoenix VA Director Retaliated Against Whistleblower
DATE: 10 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/10/internal-va-report-finally-confirms-phoenix-va-director-retaliated-against-whistleblower/]


SOURCE: Casper Star Tribune
SUBJECT: ” Hundreds attend funeral for Vietnam vet whose lonely death drew national attention ”
DATE: 29 Nov 2016
LINK: [  http://trib.com/news/local/casper/hundreds-attend-funeral-for-vietnam-vet-whose-lonely-death-drew/article_6fb4019b-289d-5b50-8146-2e79acee4054.html?utm_content=buffer09078&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=LEEDCC ]


SOURCE: NBC News: Griselda Navarez
SUBJECT: “Group Wants Veterans’ Deportation Addressed in Presidential Debate
DATE: 18 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/group-wants-veterans-deportations-addressed-presidential-debate-n667026]


SOURCE: Military Times: Leo Shane III
SUBJECT: “Government Shutdown looms as lawmakers spar over budget plan
DATE: 27 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/cr-vote-fail-possible-government-shutdown]


SOURCE: Local News 8: Esmi Carega
SUBJECT: ” Female veterans battle PTSD ”
DATE: 30 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.localnews8.com/news/female-veterans-battle-ptsd/192286661  ]


SOURCE: Military Times: Leo Shane III
SUBJECT: ” Former Army doctor plans a health care focus for House Veterans’ Affairs Committee ”
DATE: 10 Dec 2016
LINK: [           http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/roe-plans-house-veterans-affairs?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DFN+EBB+12.12.16&utm_term=Editorial+-+Early+Bird+Brief     ]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT: ” FBI, OIG quietly release 70+ VA wait time scandal reports 
DATE: 6 Dec 2016
LINK: [   http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/pilot-program-will-put-military-medical-clinics-in-commissaries    ]


SOURCE: Pocono Record: Bill Cameron
SUBJECT: ” Fighting for a legacy to honor our Vietnam helicopter pilots and crews ”
DATE: 5 Dec 2016
LINK: [  http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/12/06/70-fbi-ig-va-wait-time-scandal-reports-quietly-released/   ]


SOURCE: Military Times: Karen Jowers
SUBJECT: ” DoD students’ science scores among best in nation ”
DATE: 31 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/putting-dodea-students-science-scores-under-the-microscope ]


SOURCE: WTVB
SUBJECT: ” Deplorable living conditions found at Chelsea Veterans’ home ”
DATE: 27 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.wcvb.com/news/deplorable-living-conditions-found-at-chelsea-veterans-home/42274134 ]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: ” Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQ’s) ”
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/dbq_disabilityexams.asp ]


SOURCE: Fox 13: Marius Payton
SUBJECT: ” FOX13 Investigates: Claims of Memphis veterans being erased from VA system ”
DATE: 24 Nov 2016
LINK: [  http://www.fox13memphis.com/top-stories/fox13-investigates-claims-of-memphis-veterans-being-erased-from-va-system-/469849520 ]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.Org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT: ” Board Veterans Forum And Its VA Law Library Goldmine ”
DATE: 27 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/10/27/board-veterans-forum-library-goldmine/ ]


SOURCE: The Freedom Beacon: Morgan Chalfant
SUBJECT: ” Billboards Erected to ‘Thank’ Phoenix VA ”
DATE: 20 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://freebeacon.com/issues/billboards-erected-thank-phoenix-va/ ]


SOURCE: WSAW: Holly Chilsen
SUBJECT: ” Area veterans feel ‘blindsided’ by latest Tomah VA scandal ”
DATE: 30 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://www.wsaw.com/content/news/Area-veterans-feel-blindsided-by-latest-Tomah-VA-scandal-403871206.html   ]


SOURCE: The Denver Channel.com: Blair Miller
SUBJECT: ” Ann-Margret honored by Denver Veterans of Foreign Wars post with lifetime achievement award ”
DATE: 5 Dec 2016
LINK: [    http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/ann-margret-honored-by-denver-veterans-of-foreign-wars-post-with-lifetime-achievement-award     ]


SOURCE: Military Times
SUBJECT: ” Army Staff Sgt. James F. Moriarty laid to rest ”
DATE: 6 Dec 2016
LINK:  [    http://www.militarytimes.com/photos/army-staff-sgt-james-f-moriarty-laid-to-rest    ]


SOURCE: News Channel 11: Nate Morabito
SUBJECT: ” American Legion rep “horrified” by VA discipline ”
DATE: 30 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://wjhl.com/2016/11/30/american-legion-rep-horrified-by-va-discipline/  ]


SOURCE: Dayton Daily News
SUBJECT: ” American flag display sparks debate at University of Cincinnati ”
DATE: 8 Dec 2016
LINK: [  http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/state–regional/american-flag-display-sparks-debate-university-cincinnati/iJs4GQ4fSJDC5C2anrbvYN/        ]


SOURCE: Navy Times: The Associated Pres
SUBJECT: ” Arizona county wants mountain to be named for fallen Navy Seal ”
DATE: 8 Dec 2016
LINK: [ https://www.navytimes.com/articles/arizona-county-wants-mountain-to-be-named-for-fallen-navy-seal       ]


SOURCE: Air Force Times: Associated Press
SUBJECT: ” Air Force vet and service dog are a hit at Texas Lowes ”
DATE: 6 Dec 2016
LINK: [  https://www.airforcetimes.com/articles/air-force-vet-and-service-dog-are-a-hit-at-texas-lowes    ]


SOURCE: WYFF 4: Myra Ruiz
SUBJECT: ” American flags line overpasses along I-85 in honor of fallen U.S. marshal ”
DATE: 27 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.wyff4.com/article/american-flags-line-overpasses-along-i-85-in-honor-of-fallen-us-marshal/8369621 ]


SOURCE: Town Hall: Todd Starnes
SUBJECT: ” Army says band can’t perform in religious Christmas Show ”
DATE: 19 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://townhall.com/columnists/toddstarnes/2016/11/19/army-says-band-cant-perform-in-religious-christmas-show-n2247702  ]


SOURCE: USA Today: Greg Zoroya & Tony Leys
SUBJECT: ” ‘A war within myself’: One veteran’s struggle for life after combat 
DATE: 28 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2016/11/28/veteran-fights-for-life-brandon-ketchum-veterans-affairs/93426876/ ]


SUBJECT: ” A desperate endeavor: Vietnam veteran seeks community’s help getting benefits ”
DATE:19 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.ktva.com/desperate-endeavor-vietnam-veteran-seeks-communitys-help-getting-benefits-309/]


SOURCE: The Inter Mountain: Heather Bonnett
SUBJECT: ” American Legion Post 29 readies holiday baskets ”
DATE: 23 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://www.theintermountain.com/news/local-news/2016/11/american-legion-post-29-readies-holiday-baskets/ ]


SOURCE: Military.com: Matthew Cox
SUBJECT: ” Army must ready for future fights in dense cities: Fanning  ”
DATE: 22 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/11/22/army-must-ready-future-fights-dense-cities-fanning.html]


SOURCE: Military Times: Leo Shane IIISUBJECT: ” Advocates want more veterans on Congress’ policy staff  
DATE: 17 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/hillvets-more-hires-policy-staff]


SOURCE: Military.com: Alex Horton
SUBJECT: ” Fake News sites to watch out for 
DATE: 16 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.dailydot.com/layer8/fake-news-sites-list-facebook/?fb=dd]


SOURCE: SOFREP.com
SUBJECT: ” Army Special Forces soldiers killed in Jordan were working for the CIA ”
DATE: 12 Nov 2016
LINK: [ https://sofrep.com/67542/army-special-forces-soldiers-killed-jordan-working-cia/]


SOURCE: Crosswalk.com: Debbie McDaniel
SUBJECT: ” A Veterans Day Prayer: For Those Who Protect Our Nation “DATE: 11 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://www.crosswalk.com/blogs/debbie-mcdaniel/a-veterans-day-prayer-for-those-who-protect-our-nation.html ]


SOURCE: ABC27 News: Dawn White
SUBJECT: ” American Legion post donates $15,000 for Mechanicsburg police K9 ”
DATE: 30 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://abc27.com/2016/10/30/american-legion-post-donates-15000-for-mechanicsburg-police-k-9/ ]


SOURCE: Military.com: Matthew Cox
SUBJECT: ” Army Quick to Make Troops Pay for Bad Bookkeeping, Soldiers Say ”
DATE: 30 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/10/30/army-quick-to-make-troops-pay-for-bad-bookkeeping-soldiers-say.html?ESRC=todayinmil.sm ]


SOURCE: PBS.org: Shayla Love
SUBJECT: ” As record number of states vote on marijuana, public health questions remain ”
DATE: 29 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/marijuana-voting-public-health/ ]


SOURCE: WDTN: Natalie Tendall
SUBJECT: ” A veteran’s war for wellness ”
DATE: 27 Oct 2016
LINK: [ http://wdtn.com/investigative-story/a-veterans-war-for-wellness/]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: ” Accreditation Search-VA representatives ”
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.va.gov/ogc/apps/accreditation/index.asp ]


SOURCE: San Diego Tribune: Jeanette Steele
SUBJECT: ” A hero horse, a ‘forgotten’ war, both revisited ”
DATE: 26 Oct 2016
LINK: [ http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/military/sd-me-reckless-statue-20161021-htmlstory.html]


SOURCE: Politifact: Anthony Cave
SUBJECT: ” Are VA Drs Barred From Recommending Medical Marijuana to Veterans ”
DATE: 26 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.politifact.com/arizona/statements/2016/oct/26/campaign-regulate-marijuana-alcohol/are-va-doctors-barred-recommending-medical-marijua/ ]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Reynaldo Leal
SUBJECT: ” A cup of coffee and conversation: How a VA volunteer can brighten a Veteran’s day ”
DATE: 18 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/32073/a-cup-of-coffee-and-conversation-how-a-vcb-volunteer-can-brighten-a-veterans-day/ ]


SOURCE: Bredenton Herald: Lauren Koski
SUBJECT: ”  Amarillo-area veterans find healing through shelter dogs
DATE: 9 Oct 2016
LINK: [ http://www.bradenton.com/news/local/health-care/article106575337.html?platform=hootsuite]


SOURCE: WATE ABC 6
SUBJECT: ” A Home 4 Heroes Builds tiny homes for veterans “DATE: 2 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.stripes.com/news/us/army-staff-sergeant-identified-as-ied-casualty-in-afghanistan-1.432624 ]


SOURCE: Stars & Stripes: Wyatt Olsen
SUBJECT: ” Army Staff Sergeant identified as IED casualty in Afghanistan 
DATE: 5 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://wate.com/2016/10/02/a-home-4-heroes-builds-tiny-homes-for-veterans/ ]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “Agent Orange Exposure Locations  ”
DATE: ND
LINK: [ http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/publications/agent-orange/agent-orange-summer-2016/exposure-locations.asp]


SOURCE: The New York Times: Dionne Searcey
SUBJECT: ” A General’s New Mission: Leading a Charge Against PTSD “DATE: 7 Oct 2016
LINK: [ http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/08/world/africa/donald-bolduc-ptsd.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FDefense+and+Military+Forces&action=click&contentCollection=timestopics&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=collection&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Early+Bird+Brief+10.10.2016&utm_term=Editorial+-+Military+-+Early+Bird+Brief&_r=1]


SOURCE: The Washington Post: Michael E. Ruane
SUBJECT: ” After war wounds and a long wait, a quadruple amputee gets new arms and a new life 
DATE: 5 Oct 2016
LINK: [https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/after-a-war-wound-and-long-wait-a-quadruple-amputee-gets-new-arms–and-a-new-life/2016/10/04/328dc892-87e3-11e6-ac72-a29979381495_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-more-top-stories_no-name%3Ahomepage%2Fstory ]


SOURCE: Air Force Times: Stephen Losey
SUBJECT: ”  After 10-year search, remains of F-16 pilot killed in Iraq are home“DATE: 5 Oct 2016
LINK: [ https://www.airforcetimes.com/articles/f16-pilot-remains-recovered-from-iraq]


SOURCE: Stars & Stripes: Courtney Mabeus
SUBJECT: ” After 5 months, Air Force veteran is still waiting for a wheelchair from the VA ”
DATE: 4 Oct 2016
LINK: [ http://www.stripes.com/news/us/after-5-months-air-force-veteran-is-still-waiting-for-a-wheelchair-from-the-va-1.432437 ]


SOURCE: Baltimore Sun: Ian Duncan
SUBJECT: “Amid stubborn backlog, VA plans to outsource more disability exams
DATE: 4 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-va-exams-contract-20161003-story.html]


SOURCE: KULR8.com [Video]KULR8.com [Video]: Melinda Lee
SUBJECT: “Angel Horse finds new home at Veterans Affairs Clinic
DATE: 29 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.kulr8.com/story/33284541/angel-horse-finds-new-home-at-veterans-affairs-clinic#.V-3X6AAosm4.facebook]


SOURCE: Pacific Daily News [Guam]: Steve LimtiacoSUBJECT: “Audit: Veterans Affairs mismanaged Funds
DATE: 30 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.guampdn.com/story/news/2016/09/29/audit-veterans-affairs-mismanaged-funds/91257632/]


SOURCE: Washington Examiner: Craig M. Wax, Do
SUBJECT: “A Veterans Affairs reform that can work
DATE: 28 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/a-veterans-affairs-reform-that-can-work/article/2603066#.V-3WkXYj_ns.facebook]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Dan Green
SUBJECT: “A Veteran’s fight to recovery: Holly Crabtree’s story
DATE: 29 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/31208/veterans-fight-recovery-holly-crabtrees-story/]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “Administrative Investigation: Alleged Misuse of Sick Leave (BVA)“DATE: 2 Aug 2016
LINK: [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxv-kKjZhQfyVWlzVnBndUZob2s/view]


SOURCE: Star Tribune: Mark Brunswick
SUBJECT: “A trauma treatment that struggled for legitimacy is getting recognition from the VA
DATE: 29 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.startribune.com/a-trauma-treatment-that-struggled-for-legitimacy-is-getting-recognition-from-the-va/391673891/]


SOURCE: Dayton Daily News
SUBJECT: “Army veteran gets Purple Heart 66 years after injury
DATE: 25 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/national/army-vet-gets-purple-heart-66-years-after-injury/nsLxj/]


SOURCE: New Hampshire Union Leader: Jason Redman
SUBJECT: “Another View-Jason Redman: Doing for veterans’ care what the VA can’t
DATE: 28 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.unionleader.com/Another-View-Jason-Redman-Doing-for-veterans-care-what-the-VA-cant-08292016]


SOURCE: NPR
SUBJECT: “After a Vet’s Suicide, Getting VA Benefits Can Compound a Family’s Grief
DATE: 31 AUG 2016
LINK: [http://www.npr.org/2016/08/31/492076788/after-a-vets-suicide-getting-va-benefits-can-compound-a-familys-grief?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social]


SOURCE: Dayton Daily News
SUBJECT: “Army veteran gets Purple Heart 66 years after injury“DATE: 25 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/national/army-vet-gets-purple-heart-66-years-after-injury/nsLxj/]


SOURCE: Boot The Global Perspectives.com: Alan
SUBJECT: “ALL BUT TWO REPUBLICANS VOTE AGAINST INCREASED BENEFITS FOR VETERANS
DATE: 29 Aug 2015
LINK: [https://bootheglobalperspectives.com/article/1440873828WBG143316144/all-but-two-republicans-vote-against-increased-benefits-for-veterans ]


SOURCE: Popular Military: Andy Wolf
SUBJECT: “Army veteran involved in murder suicide after being fired from VA
DATE: 25 Apr 2016
LINK: [http://popularmilitary.com/army-veteran-involved-in-murder-suicide-after-being-fired-from-va/]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs” Vantage Point Contributor
SUBJECT: “Army Veteran views things differently with help of St. Louis VAMC blind rehab team“DATE: 17 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/30014/army-veteran-views-things-differently-with-help-of-st-louis-vamc-blind-rehab-team/]


SOURCE: KXAN: Clair Ricke and Calily Bien
SUBJECT: “Austin: Plan to house all homeless veterans accomplished
DATE: 19 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://kxan.com/2016/08/19/austin-plan-to-house-all-homeless-veterans-accomplished/]


SOURCE: Catherine Trombley
SUBJECT: “The appeals process: Appeals at the regional office level
DATE: 10 Feb 2016
LINK: [The appeals process: Appeals at the regional office level]


SOURCE: Catherine Trombley
SUBJECT: “The appeals process: When an appeal is remanded“DATE: 24 Feb 2016
LINK: [The appeals process: When an appeal is remanded]


SOURCE: Catherine Trombley
SUBJECT: “The Appeals Process: Appeals and Claims are different as apples and oranges”
DATE: 17 Feb 2016
LINK: [The appeals process: Appeals at the Board of Veteran’s Appeals]


SOURCE: Catherine Trombley
SUBJECT: This is good information regarding the difference between ‘claims’ and ‘appeals’
DATE: 3 Feb 2016
LINK: [The appeals process: Appeals and claims are different as apples and oranges]


SOURCE: H&P: Hill & Ponton Disability Attorneys
SUBJECT: “Aid and Attendance Benefits-What Veterans Should Know
DATE: 1 Aug 2016LINK: [https://www.hillandponton.com/aid-and-attendance-benefits/]


SOURCE: News 3-Stephanie Scurlock
SUBJECT: “Agent Orange affecting children and grandchildren of Vietnam Vets
DATE: 1 May 2016
LINK: [http://wreg.com/2015/05/01/agent-orange-affecting-children-and-grandchildren-of-vietnam-vets/]


SOURCE: Washington Examiner-Jason Russel
SUBJECT: “As vets died, VA spent millions on art
DATE: 26 Jul 2016
LINK: [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/as-vets-died-va-spent-millions-on-art/article/2597749]


SOURCE: U.S. Medicine: The Voice Of Federal Medicine-Brenda L. Mooney
SUBJECT: “Antipsychotics Increase Death Risk in Veterans With Parkinson’s Disease
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.usmedicine.com/agencies/department-of-veterans-affairs/antipsychotics-increase-death-risk-in-veterans-with-parkinsons-disease/]


SOURCE: KXAN: Claire Ricke and Calily Bien
SUBJECT: “Austin: Plan to house all homeless veterans accomplished“DATE: 19 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://kxan.com/2016/08/19/austin-plan-to-house-all-homeless-veterans-accomplished/]


SOURCE: Daily Business Review: Carla Vianna
SUBJECT: “Broward Goal: No Homeless Veterans by Year-end
DATE: 19 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.dailybusinessreview.com/id=1202770280577/Broward-Goal-No-Homeless-Veterans-by-YearEnd?slreturn=20160921075809]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Claude Benjamin
SUBJECT: “Behind the games-moral injury and veterans
DATE: 29 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/31466/behind-games-moral-injury-veterans/ ]


SOURCE: CBS Chicago: Charlie De Mar
SUBJECT: “Bodies of Unclaimed Veterans Languish At Hines VA Hospital Whistleblower Claims
DATE: 26 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/09/26/va-hospital-slow-to-bury-bodies-of-unclaimed-veterans-whistleblower-claims/]


SOURCE: USA Today: Dan Caldwell
SUBJECT: “Better ways to put veterans first: Opposing view“DATE: 21 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/09/21/veterans-first-act-concerned-veterans-for-america-editorials-debates/90799528/]


SOURCE: Proud Conservative
SUBJECT: “BOMBSHELL: U.S. rescue Team was on its way to Benghazi, but ordered to turn back!
DATE: 9 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.proudcons.com/rescue-team-was-on-its-way-to-benghazi-ordered-to-turn-back/]


SOURCE: Business Insider: Julia La Roche
SUBJECT: “Billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen just pledged $275 million to offer military vets free mental healthcare”
DATE: 7 Apr 2016
LINK: [http://www.businessinsider.com/steve-cohen-pledges-275-million-2016-4]


SOURCE: Buffalo company fined $12 million in scheme involving former Clevelan Veterans Affairs Chief
SUBJECT: “Buffalo company fined $12 million in scheme involving former Cleveland Veterans Affairs Chief“DATE: 24 AUG 2016
LINK: [http://www.cleveland.com/court-justice/index.ssf/2016/08/buffalo_company_fined_12_milli.html]


SOURCE: YouTube
SUBJECT: “Bernie Sanders, Marco Rubio brawl over VA Accountability
DATE:  11 Aug 2016
LINK: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvl6OirfPGQ&index=25&list=PLubGZOyelqEbqNofci-8a-7QfUeFrhxRf]


SOURCE: Veterans911.com
SUBJECT: “Be proactive about your disability claim. No one will care as much as you will
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.veterans911.com]


SOURCE: Tactical Sh*t News
SUBJECT: “BOMBSHELL: Military Prescribed Medication Proven To Cause Psychosis Misdiagnosed As PTSD“DATE: 11 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.tacticalshit.com/bombshell-military-precribed-medication-proven-to-cause-psychosis-misdiagnosed-as-ptsd/]


SOURCE: U.S. Medicine: The Voice of Federal Medicine-Annette M. Boyle
SUBJECT: “Bureaucracy, Not Patient Factors, Causes Burn Out for VA Psychiatrists
DATE: JUNE 2016
LINK: [http://www.usmedicine.com/agencies/department-of-veterans-affairs/bureaucracy-not-patient-factors-causes-burn-out-for-va-psychiatrists/]


SOURCE: The Daily Caller: Luke Rosiak
SUBJECT: “‘Budget-Crunched’ VA Has 167 Interior Designers On Staff
DATE: 10 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://700wlw.iheart.com/features/political-junkie-1077/articles/15/493917/budgetcrunched-va-has-167-interior-designers-14990236/]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.Org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT: “Big Data Insider Takes Over Board Of Veterans’ Appeals“DATE: 3 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/08/03/big-data-insider-takes-board-veterans-appeals/]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.Org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT: “Biggest Lies Voc Rehab Tells Disabled Veterans
DATE: 24 Sep 2010
LINK: [http://www.disabledveterans.org/2010/09/24/top-lies-voc-rehab-tells-disabled-veterans/]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Megan Moloney
SUBJECT: “Bob McDonald tells VFW Convention VA transformation is underway
DATE: 26 Jul 2016
LINK: [http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/29433/bob-mcdonald-tells-vfw-convention-va-transformation-is-underway/]


SOURCE: Red State-Brandon Morse
SUBJECT: “BOOM: Disney Responds To VA Secretary’s Comments About Measuring Wait Times
DATE: 23 May 2016
LINK: [http://www.redstate.com/brandon_morse/2016/05/23/boom-disney-responds-va-secretarys-comments-measuring-wait-times/]


SOURCE: CNN Politics-Curt Devine and Drew Griffin
SUBJECT: “Billions spent to fix VA didn’t solve problems, made some issues worse
DATE: 6 Jul 2016
LINK: [http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/05/politics/veterans-administration-va/index.html]


SOURCE: WSOCTV.com: Gina Esposito
SUBJECT: ” Charlotte Army veteran moves into home days before Thanksgiving
DATE: 22 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/charlotte-army-veteran-moves-into-home-days-before-thanksgiving/469639528 ]


SOURCE: New Hampton Tribune: Bob Fenske
SUBJECT: ” Chaplain: The mission is never over for veterans  ”
DATE: 15 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://www.nhtrib.com/news/chaplain-mission-never-over-veterans ]


SOURCE: Military Times.com: The Associated Press
SUBJECT: ” Congress backs bill requiring timely answers at VA hotline
DATE: 16 Nov 2016
LINK: [  http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/congress-backs-bill-requiring-timely-answers-at-va-hotline ]


SOURCE: Army Times.com: The Associated Press
SUBJECT: ” Court turns down U.S. soldier’s request for asylum in Germany
DATE: 17 Nov 2016LINK: [ https://www.armytimes.com/articles/court-turns-down-us-soldiers-request-for-asylum-in-germany ]


SOURCE: Cleveland.com: Cory Shaffer
SUBJECT: ” Cleveland VA employee charged with abusing patient ”
DATE: 14 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2016/11/cleveland_va_employee_charged.html]


SOURCE: Military.com: Fox News
SUBJECT: ” Combat Vet With PTSD Sues American Airlines for Barring Service Dog ”
DATE: 31 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/10/31/combat-vet-ptsd-sues-american-airlines-barring-service-dog.html?ESRC=todayinmil.sm ]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.org: Benjamin KrauseSUBJECT: ” Clinical Pharmacists Now Handle Primary Care For Veterans Affairs ”
DATE: 26 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/10/26/clinical-pharmacists-now-handle-primary-care-for-veterans-affairs/ ]


SOURCE: U.S. Representative Mike Coffman
SUBJECT: ” Coffman to Push for Veterans to Keep Bonus Money ”
DATE: 24 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://coffman.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/coffman-to-push-for-veterans-to-keep-bonus-money ]


SOURCE: The American Legion
SUBJECT: “Commander Schmidt: ‘What about vets’?
DATE: 13 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.legion.org/commander/234469/commander-schmidt-%E2%80%98what-about-vets%E2%80%99]


SOURCE: National Pain Report
SUBJECT: “Chronic Pain Suffers Use #OpioidAwareness to Fight Back Stigma“DATE: 28 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://nationalpainreport.com/chronic-pain-sufferers-use-opioidawareness-to-fight-back-stigma-8831569.html]


SOURCE: NBC4i.com: Ted Hart
SUBJECT: “Columbus VA clinic distributes Narcan to veterans who may be addicted to pain medication.
DATE: 28 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://nbc4i.com/2016/09/28/columbus-va-clinic-distributes-narcan-to-veterans-who-may-be-addicted-to-pain-medication/]


SOURCE: Marine Times.com: Charlsy Panzino
SUBJECT: “Corporal turned fantasy author on the power of writing
DATE: 1 Oct 2016
LINK: [https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/articles/corporal-turned-fantasy-author-on-the-power-of-writing]


SOURCE: The American Legion: Jeff Stoffer
SUBJECT: “Corpsman, CEO and scientist: perspectives on PTSD“DATE: 9 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.legion.org/veteranshealthcare/234413/corpsman-ceo-and-scientist-perspectives-ptsd]


SOURCE: Military Times: Patricia Kime
SUBJECT: “Congress Fails to pass VA medical marijuana provision
DATE: 5 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/congress-fails-to-pass-va-medical-marijuana-provision]


SOURCE: Huffington Post: Mollie Reilly
SUBJECT: “Congress Won’t Let veterans Access Medical Marijuana After All
DATE: 29 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/veterans-medical-marijuana_us_57ed6102e4b082aad9ba046a?]


SOURCE: Military Times: George Altman
SUBJECT: “Compare veterans’ income in 10 cities that have good jobs, low cost of living“DATE: 5 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/compare-veterans-income-in-10-cities-with-good-jobs-low-cost-of-living]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “C&P Exam Brochure
DATE: Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.benefits.va.gov/COMPENSATION/docs/claimexam-tipssheet.pdf]


SOURCE:  Patriot Chronicle [Knoxville, IA]
SUBJECT: “City Council Removes Veterans Memorial-Voters Remove City Council”
DATE: 30 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.patriotchronicle.com/city-council-removes-veterans-memorial-voters-remove-city-council/#.V-6bSvg1tSc.facebook]


SOURCE: The Huffington Post: Mollie ReillySUBJECT: “Congress Won’t Let veterans Access Medical Marijuana After All
DATE: 29 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/veterans-medical-marijuana_us_57ed6102e4b082aad9ba046a?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004]


SOURCE:  Military Times.com: Patricia Kime
SUBJECT: “Congress approves fertility services for wounded veterans, but no funding
DATE: 28 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/congress-approves-fertility-services-for-wounded-veterans]


SOURCE: Concerned Veterans For America
SUBJECT: “Cody McGregor addresses millions of dollars in missing equipment at Texas VA
DATE: 28 Sep 2016
LINK: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM6QjLt6qHs&feature=youtu.be]


SOURCE: Marine Times: Benjamin Din
SUBJECT: “Celebrities, political leaders raise awareness for military caregivers“DATE: 27 Sep 2016
LINK: [https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/articles/hidden-heroes-kickoff]


SOURCE: The Hill: Robert A. McDonald
SUBJECT: “Congress needs to put veterans first
DATE: 6 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://thehill.com/opinion/op-ed/294693-congress-needs-to-put-veterans-first]


SOURCE: The Hill: Louis J. Celli Jr.
SUBJECT: “Congress hides behind American anger at expense of vets
DATE: 26 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/campaign/297710-congress-hides-behind-american-anger-at-expense-of-vets]


SOURCE: Press Democrat.com: Derek Moore
SUBJECT: “Cross-Country relay honoring US veterans passes through Sonoma County“DATE: 22 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/6079760-181/cross-country-relay-honoring-us-veterans?artslide=0]


SOURCE: KKTV.com: Katie Pelton
SUBJECT: “Colorado medical pot law poised to add PTSD as qualifier
DATE: 21 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.kktv.com/content/news/Colorado-medical-pot-law-poised-to-add-PTSD-as-qualifier-394327421.html]


SOURCE: Cincinnati.com: Warren Davidson & Pete Hegseth
SUBJECT: “Cincinnati a poster child for VA problems
DATE: 22 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/contributors/2016/09/22/cincinnati-poster-child-va-problems/90767664/]


SOURCE: Veterans House.gov: House Committee on Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “Chairman Miller Statement on Biggest construction failure in VA History“DATE: 21 Sep 2016
LINK: [https://veterans.house.gov/news/press-releases/chairman-miller-statement-biggest-construction-failure-va-history]


SOURCE: CV4a.org: Emilye Bell
SUBJECT: “#VA Fail: Colorado wait times may have led to vet suicide
DATE: 22 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://cv4a.org/vafail-colorado-wait-times-may-have-led-to-vet-suicide/]


SOURCE: Community Impact.com: Kelley Crimmins
SUBJECT: “Collin County VA specialty outpatient clinic now open in Plano
DATE: 21 Sep 2016
LINK: [https://communityimpact.com/dallas-fort-worth/healthcare/2016/09/21/collin-county-va-specialty-outpatient-clinic-now-open-plano/]


SOURCE: WFAA: Sebastian Robertson
SUBJECT: “County Judge drives hundreds of miles to help Texas veterans“DATE: 19 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/county-judge-drives-hundreds-of-miles-to-help-texas-veterans/321796990]


SOURCE: Military.com: Leo Shane III
SUBJECT: “Critics say Trump’s economic plan could cripple VA programs
DATE: 19 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/trump-economic-plan-va-criticism]


SOURCE: The San Diego Union-Tribune [Video]: Kate Morrissey
SUBJECT: “Coalition seeks relief for deported military veterans
DATE: 19 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/immigration/sd-me-deported-veterans-20160919-story.html]


SOURCE: Military Times: Patricia Kime
SUBJECT: “Congress’ inaction is hindering veterans health care reform, VA secretary says
DATE: 14 Sep 2016LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/mcdonald-blasts-privatization-proponents]


SOURCE: Stars & Stripes: Nikki Wentling
SUBJECT: “Contested VA reform bill going up for debate in House
DATE: 12 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/contested-va-reform-bill-going-up-for-debate-in-house-1.428686#.V9dV4laKEfE.facebook]


SOURCE: Military.com: Alex Horton
SUBJECT: “California Revokes GI Bill Approval for ITT Tech
DATE: 3S ep 2016
LINK: [http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/09/03/california-revokes-gi-bill-approval-for-itt-tech.html?ESRC=todayinmil.sm]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “Commission on Care: Final Report“DATE: 30 Jun 2016
LINK: [https://commissiononcare.sites.usa.gov/files/2016/07/Commission-on-Care_Final-Report_063016_FOR-WEB.pdf]


SOURCE: Concerned Veterans For America: Rebecca Coffman
SUBJECT: “CVA Statement on Hillary Clinton’s Remarks At The American Legion Convention
DATE: 31 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://cv4a.org/press-release/cva-statement-hillary-clintons-remarks-american-legion-convention/]


SOURCE: Charity Watch
SUBJECT: “Charity Watch
DATE: ND
LINK: [https://www.charitywatch.org/home]


SOURCE: Charity Navigator
SUBJECT: “Charity Navigator
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm]


SOURCE: Military.Com: Gerado Mena
SUBJECT: “Commentary: Losing Sense of Self One Suicide at a Time
DATE: 1 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/09/01/commentary-losing-sense-of-self-one-suicide-at-a-time.html?ESRC=todayinmil.sm]


SOURCE: Concerned Veterans For America: Sarah Shriver
SUBJECT: “CVA Statement on Deaths and Quality of care Irregularities at Dallas VA Medical Center
DATE: 26 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://cv4a.org/press-release/cva-statement-new-oig-report-tx/]


SOURCE: Concerned Veterans For America: Sarah Shriver
SUBJECT: “CVA Statement on New OIG Report Exposing Lack of VA Accountability in Colorado
DATE: 24 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://cv4a.org/press-release/cva-statement-on-new-oig-report-exposing-lack-of-va-accountability-in-colorado/]


SOURCE: Concerned Veterans For America: Sarah Shriver
SUBJECT: “CVA To Host Fixing Veterans Health Care Forum At SNHU“DATE: 19 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://cv4a.org/press-release/concerned-veterans-america-hosting-fixing-veterans-health-care-town-hall-manchester-august-30/]


SOURCE: Concerned Veterans for America: Emilye Bell
SUBJECT: “#VAFAIL- Colorado Veterans’ PTSD Treatment Gets Lost in the Shuffle
DATE: 9 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://cv4a.org/colorado-va/]


SOURCE: Concerned Veterans for America: Rebecca Coffman
SUBJECT: “CVA Statement of President Obama’s Defense of VA Status Quo
DATE: 2 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://cv4a.org/press-release/cva-statement-president-obamas-defense-va-status-quo/]


SOURCE: 99% Invisible: Katie Mingle
SUBJECT: “Combat Hearing Loss
DATE: 26 Jul 2016
LINK: [http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/combat-hearing-loss/]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice
SUBJECT: “Cannon Design to pay $12 million as part of criminal enforcement agreement
DATE: 24 Aug 2016
LINK: [https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndoh/pr/cannon-design-pay-12-million-part-criminal-enforcement-agreement]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “Caregiver Eligibility Check
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/resources/Caregiver_Eligibility_Check.asp]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “Compensation: Burial Benefits
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/claims-special-burial.asp]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “Compensation & Pension Exam“DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/claimexam.asp?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=fb1&utm_content=MA&utm_campaign=SCarolinaCP]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “Compensation: Mailing Addresses for Disability Compensation Claims
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/mailingaddresses.asp]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “Compensation: Diseases Within One-Year Post-Service
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.benefits.va.gov/COMPENSATION/claims-postservice-one_year.asp]


SOURCE: YouTube: Sean Stephens
SUBJECT: “California State Senate Veterans Affairs Committee“DATE: 12 May 2016
LINK: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xV9ZXLBrlpE]


SOURCE: CBS News
SUBJECT: “Controversy surrounds Roselle Park, New Jersey, mayor’s tribute to veterans
DATE: 16 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.cbsnews.com/news/controversy-surrounds-roselle-park-new-jersey-mayors-tribute-veterans/]


SOURCE: VAntagePoint Contributor
SUBJECT: “Clarification: The eBenefits alternative to the VA ID card “Veteran proof of service” letter
DATE: 27 April 2016
LINK: [Clarification: The eBenefits alternative to the VA ID card “Veteran proof of service” letter]


SOURCE: U.S. Medicine: The Voice Of Federal Medicine
SUBJECT: “Commission Report Calls for Overhaul of VHA Structure“DATE: Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.usmedicine.com/agencies/department-of-veterans-affairs/commission-report-calls-for-overhaul-of-vha-structure/]


SOURCE: Veterans Law Blog.Org: Chris Attig
SUBJECT: “Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims: 3 Steps to Getting your Appeal Heard at the Veterans Court
DATE: 26 July 2016
LINK: [http://www.veteranslawblog.org/veterans-court-of-appeals-for-veterans-claims/]


SOURCE: Veterans News Now: Arnaldo Rodgers
SUBJECT: “Clinton Defends GI Bill at Veterans Convention, Gets Weak Response
DATE: 27 Jul 2016
LINK: [http://www.veteransnewsnow.com/2016/07/27/clinton-defends-gi-bill-at-veterans-convention-gets-weak-response/]


SOURCE: Disabled Veteran.Org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT: “CON JOB: USA Today Blows Coverage Of VA OIG Wait Time Investigation
DATE: 8 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/08/08/con-job-usa-today-blows-coverage-va-oig-wait-list-investigation/?inf_contact_key=45d04c22159b8b33cab3beb2bf6ca9ee62c4d6a62e025ad583e002dc0a65d76c]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “Compensation: List by DBQ Form Name
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/dbq_listbydbqformname.asp]


SOURCE: The Military Wallet: Ryan Guina
SUBJECT: “Concurrent Receipt Rules-Concurrent Retirement Disability Pay (CRDP)
DATE: 10 AUG 2016
LINK: [http://themilitarywallet.com/concurrent-receipt-military-retirement-pay/]


SOURCE: Boston.Com-Eric Levenson
SUBJECT: “Chelmsford man found guilty of using veterans to defraud government“DATE: 20 Jun 2016
LINK: [https://www.boston.com/news/crime/2016/06/20/chelmsford-man-accused-using-veterans-commit-wire-fraud]


SOURCE: Health n Post-Admin
SUBJECT: “Committed Suicide PTSD: if he got help he would lose his job
DATE: 10 Apr 2016
LINK: [http://www.healthnpost.com/?p=3837]


SOURCE: Disability Secrets-Beth Laurence
SUBJECT: “Can the VA Reduce a Veteran’s Disability Compensation Benefits?”
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.disabilitysecrets.com/resources/disability/veterans-disability/va-reduce-benefits.htm]


SOURCE: TRIB Live-Walter F. Roche Jr.
SUBJECT: “Complaints that company wrongly denied VA medical benefitys put contract on hold
DATE: 9 Jun 2016
LINK: [http://triblive.com/news/editorspicks/10602408-74/qtc-contract-exams]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “Compensation: Mailing Addresses for Disability Compensation Claims
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/mailingaddresses.asp]


SOURCE: WATE ABC6: Don Dare
SUBJECT: ” DAV, local businesses helps disabled Maryville veteran get needed equipment. ”
DATE: 19 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://wate.com/2016/10/19/dav-local-businesses-helps-disabled-maryville-veteran-get-needed-equipment/ ]


SOURCE: Concerned Veterans for America: Emilye Bell
SUBJECT: ” Dayton Director oversaw multiple poorly performing VA facilities ”
DATE: 19 Oct 2016
LINK: [https://cv4a.org/press-release/dayton-director-oversaw-multiple-poorly-performing-va-facilities/ ]


SOURCE: Politifact: Miriam Valverde
SUBJECT: ” Did Hillary Clinton say she was “satisfied” with Veterans Administration? ”
DATE: 7 Sep 2016
LINK: [ http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/sep/07/donald-trump/Trump-says-Clinton-satisfied-with-VA/]


SOURCE: Military.com: Justin Sloan
SUBJECT: “Department of Justice: Veterans Preference Put to the Test  ”
DATE: 17 Oct 2016
LINK: [ http://www.military.com/veteran-jobs/search/government-jobs/2016/10/17/department-of-justice-veterans-preference-put-to-test.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+militarydotcom%2Fveteranjobs+%28Military.com+Veteran+Jobs%29]


SOURCE: The American Legion: Steve B. Brooks
SUBJECT: “Department Spotlight: New Jersey assisting in transition process
DATE:  10 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.legion.org/careers/234447/department-spotlight-new-jersey-assisting-transition-process]


SOURCE: American Legion: Henry Howard
SUBJECT: “Department Spotlight: Legionnaires preserve education benefit in Texas“DATE: 4 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.legion.org/accountable/234336/department-spotlight-legionnaires-preserve-education-benefit-texas]


SOURCE:  The Sentinel
SUBJECT: “Department of Veterans Affairs is a train wreck with no end in sight
DATE: 26 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.lewistownsentinel.com/page/content.detail/id/590236/Department-of-Veterans-Affairs-is-a-train-wreck-with-no-end-in-sight.html?nav=5003]


SOURCE: Freedom Daily.com: Homeschool Mom
SUBJECT: “DISGUSTING! Arrogant Dem Candidate Tells Double Amputee Vet Opponent, “You Aren’t Qualified!”
DATE: NDLINK: [http://freedomdaily.com/disgusting-arrogant-dem-candidate-tells-double-amputee-vet-opponent-arent-qualified/]


SOURCE: NS News.com: Eric Scheiner
SUBJECT: “Democratic Lawmakers Ask Dept. of Veterans Affairs to Cover Sex-Change Surgery
DATE: 20 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/eric-scheiner/dem-lawmakers-ask-va-cover-sex-change-operations#.V-Jt6-KVAD8.facebook]


SOURCE: Eagle rising.com
SUBJECT: “Dem. Rep. Facing 20 Counts of Fraud Charges Seeks Donations for Legal Defense
DATE: 19 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://eaglerising.com/36843/dem-rep-facing-20-counts-of-fraud-charges-seeks-donations-for-legal-defense/]


SOURCE: The New York Times: Kristina Rebelo & Marc Santora
SUBJECT: “Deaths, Fraud Allegations and an Inquiry Into a Long Island V.A. Hospital
DATE: 19 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/20/nyregion/inquiry-into-northport-va-hospital-long-island.html?_r=2&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Defense+EBB+9-20-16&utm_term=Editorial+-+Early+Bird+Brief]


SOURCE: Snopes.com: Brooke Binkowski
SUBJECT: “Deported Vets
DATE: 8 Feb 2016
LINK: [http://www.snopes.com/united-states-deporting-veterans/]


SOURCE: The Washington Times: Jacquiline Kilmas
SUBJECT: “Disability Appeals process forces some vets to wait years“DATE: 22 Jan 2015
LINK: [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/22/veterans-wait-years-for-disability-appeals-process/]


SOURCE: Dogs on Deployment
SUBJECT: “Dogs on Deployment
DATE: ND
LINK: [https://www.dogsondeployment.org/]


SOURCE: NBC 26
SUBJECT: “Department of Veterans Affairs Releases Statement
DATE: 29 AUG 2016
LINK: [http://www.nbc26.com/news/department-of-veterans-affairs-releases-statement]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQ’s)”
DATE: NDLINK: [http://benefits.va.gov/COMPENSATION/dbq_disabilityexams.asp]


SOURCE: Defense One: Shaun Rieley
SUBJECT: “Don’t Dismantle VA Reform
DATE: 31 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2016/08/dont-dismantle-va-reform/131204/]


SOURCE: 11 Alive: Andy Pierotti
SUBJECT: “Distance, Delays and Denial: VA’s Broken Transplant System
DATE: 16 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.11alive.com/news/investigations/distance-delays-and-denial-vas-broken-transplant-system/298596305]


SOURCE: H&P: Hill & Ponton: Heather Slaskiel
SUBJECT: “Demystifying the VA Presumption
DATE: 24 Aug 2016LINK: [https://www.hillandponton.com/va-presumption/#utm_sguid=145664,8649b699-9c0d-dfc1-c9a6-a542604fb9fd]


SOURCE: H&P: Hill & Ponton: Chad Rubin
SUBJECT: “Disability Compensation for Veterans with Multiple Non-Compensable Service-Connected Disabilities
DATE: 17 Aug 2016
LINK: [https://www.hillandponton.com/veterans-multiple-non-com-ser-con/ ]


SOURCE: Military Times: Patricia kime
SUBJECT: “Deployment environmental reports not in military health records
DATE: 1 Nov 2015
LINK: [ http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/benefits/health-care/2015/11/01/deployment-environmental-reports-not-health-records/74377338/]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “Education and Training: Post- 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) Payment Rates for 2016 Academic Year
DATE: 2016-2017LINK: [http://www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/resources/benefits_resources/rates/ch33/ch33rates080116.asp]


SOURCE: Fox News Insider
SUBJECT: “‘Distracting’ American Flags Ordered Removed from Town’s Fire trucks
DATE: 17 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/08/17/poughkeepsie-area-fire-commission-orders-american-flag-removal-trucks]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “Directory of Veterans Service Organizations
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.va.gov/vso/]


SOURCE: Dayton Daily News: Barrie Barber
SUBJECT: “Dayton VA chief sent to Cincinnati temporarily“DATE: 26 Apr 2016
LINK: [http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/local/dayton-va-chief-going-to-cincinnati-temporarily/nrCGq/]


SOURCE: MRC TV: Dan Joseph
SUBJECT: “Donald Trump Says He Doesn’t Support the GI Bill
DATE: 11 May 2016
LINK: [http://www.mrctv.org/blog/]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.Org-Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT: “DOD Pushes Senate Republicans To Guy Veterans Preference
DATE: 29 Jun 2016
LINK: [http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/06/29/dod-pushes-senate-republicans-gut-veterans-preference/]


SOURCE: NPR-Quil Lawrence
SUBJECT: “Despite $10B ‘Fix,’ Veterans Are Waiting Even Longer To See Doctors
DATE: 16 May 2016
LINK: [http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/05/16/477814218/attempted-fix-for-va-health-delays-creates-new-bureaucracy]


SOURCE: Daily News-Reuven Blau
SUBJECT: “Department of Veterans Affairs ordered to explain skyrocketing number of legal settlements, detail malpractice cases
DATE: 19 Jun 2016
LINK: [http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/va-ordered-explain-skyrocketing-number-legal-settlements-article-1.2679767]


SOURCE: The Blaze-Contributor
SUBJECT: “Department of Veterans Affairs: It Was Just Armed Robber, No Big Deal
DATE: 28 Apr 2016
LINK: [http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/veterans-affairs-employees-confess-to-armed-robbery-sex-crimes-and-senate-fails-to-act/]


SOURCE: News Channel 3: Nick Beres
SUBJECT: ” Father Questions VA Treatment of Veteran Son Who Died by Suicide ”
DATE: 28 Nov 2016
LINK:  [  http://www.newschannel5.com/news/father-questions-va-treatment-of-veteran-son-who-died-by-suicide  ]


SOURCE: The New York Times: Dave Phillips
SUBJECT: ” F.D.A. Agrees to new trials for ecstasy as relief for PTSD patients ”
DATE: 29 Nov 2016
LINK: [  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/29/us/ptsd-mdma-ecstasy.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0  ]


SOURCE: SE Texas Record: Dawn Geske
SUBJECT: ” Former worker accuses Veteran’s Administration medical center of dirty water conditions 
DATE: 28 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://setexasrecord.com/stories/511049238-former-worker-accuses-veteran-s-administration-medical-center-of-dirty-water-conditions#.WD2Jc2sMwiQ.facebook  ]


SOURCE: CBS NewsSUBJECT: ” Service member killed in Syria ”
DATE: 24 Nov 2016
LINK: [ https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2016/11/24/first-u-s-service-member-killed-in-syria/?postshare=6191480079957276&tid=ss_f ]


SOURCE: The Washington Post: Thomas Gibbons-Neff
SUBJECT: ” First U.S. service member killed in Syria was a bomb disposal technician 
DATE: 25 Nov 2016
LINK: [ https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2016/11/24/first-u-s-service-member-killed-in-syria/?postshare=6191480079957276&tid=ss_fb ]


SOURCE: Military Times: Leo Shane III
SUBJECT: ” Report: Fix VA benefits by making troops buy their own health insurance ”
DATE: 26 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/cato-report-va-insurance-private ]


SOURCE: FAY Observer: Drew Brooks
SUBJECT: ” Fayetteville native helms program protecting servicemembers, veterans ”
DATE: 19 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.fayobserver.com/military/fayetteville-native-helms-program-protecting-servicemembers-veterans/article_0f20d2f6-b454-5d5c-863e-3a239cb13df6.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Early+Bird+Brief+11.21.2016&utm_term=Editorial+-+Early+Bird+Brief ]


SOURCE: Dallas News: Kevin Krause
SUBJECT: ” Former Marine from North Texas admits lying about combat injury in Iraq to get free house, VA benefits ”
DATE: 21 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/2016/11/22/former-marine-north-texas-admits-lyingabout-combat-injury-iraq-get-free-house-va-benefits ]


SOURCE: Military.com: Karen Antonacci
SUBJECT: ” For Colorado Veterans, Marijuana is a Controversial Treatment ”
DATE: 13 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/11/13/colorado-veterans-marijuana-is-controversial-treatment.html?ESRC=todayinmil.sm ]


SOURCE: Fox News Insider [Vid]
SUBJECT: ” 14-Year Old girl teaches her horse to bow for Veterans ”
DATE: 11 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/11/11/teen-teaches-her-horse-bow-veteran ]


SOURCE: The Washington Post: Sarah Larimer
SUBJECT: ” ‘Friends Forever’: The extraordinary bond between a little boy and a WWII vet ”
DATE: 2 Nov 2016
LINK: [https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2016/11/02/friends-forever-the-extraordinary-bond-between-a-little-boy-and-a-wwii-ii-vet/ ]


SOURCE: Department of Labor
SUBJECT: ” FAQs about Affordable Care Act implementation Part 34 and Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Implementation ”
DATE: 27 Oct 2016
LINK: [ https://www.dol.gov/sites/default/files/ebsa/about-ebsa/our-activities/resource-center/faqs/aca-part-34.pdf]


SOURCE: Vietnam Veterans Against The War: Bill Branson
SUBJECT: ” For Peace, Justice, and Veterans Rights ”
DATE: Fall 2016
LINK: [http://www.vvaw.org/veteran/article/?id=3329 ]


SOURCE: FireFighter Nation
SUBJECT: ” Florida Battalion Chief Found Dead After Facebook PTSD Post ”
DATE: 17 Oct 2016
LINK: [ http://www.firefighternation.com/articles/2016/10/florida-battalion-chief-found-dead-after-facebook-ptsd-post.html]


SOURCE: KPBS: Brooke Ruth
SUBJECT: ” First Person: Art Is Helping San Diego Veterans Returning From War ”
DATE: 24 Oct 2016
LINK: [ http://www.kpbs.org/news/2016/oct/24/first-person-art-helping-san-diego-veterans-cope/]


SOURCE: The Virginian-Pilot: Dan Elliott
SUBJECT: “Feds look into claim of unofficial VA wait lists in Colorado  ”
DATE: 20 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://pilotonline.com/news/military/veterans/feds-look-into-claim-of-unofficial-va-wait-lists-in/article_7038b4dc-e429-526e-8c35-412b95df0d85.html ]


SOURCE: Military.com: Steven Verburg
SUBJECT: “Female Army General Retires With an Eye to Helping Others.
DATE: 14 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/10/14/army-general-retires-eye-helping-others.html?utm_content=buffer09ccd&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer]


SOURCE: Concerned Veterans for America: Shaun Rieley
SUBJECT: “Fact checking the Obama administration on VA Accountability
DATE: 12 Oct 2016
LINK: [https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2016/10/12/obamas-claim-a-whole-bunch-of-people-who-are-in-charge-of-va-facilities-were-fired-over-wait-times/?postshare=6961476295574756&tid=ss_tw]


SOURCE: The Herald News: Brian FragaSUBJECT: “Fall River Teen organizes Election day drive for local veterans
DATE: 11 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.heraldnews.com/news/20161011/fall-river-teen-organizes-election-day-drive-for-local-veterans]


SOURCE: KITV.com: Lei Kaholokula
SUBJECT: “Female combat soldier statue unveiled at Scofield Barracks [Hawaii]
DATE: 7 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.kitv.com/story/33335738/female-combat-soldier-statue-unveiled-at-schofield-barracks#.V_gNDtV7rqk.facebook]


SOURCE: Tucson.com: Dennis Wagner
SUBJECT: “400 in Arizona, many of them veterans, will share in settlement
DATE: 10 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://tucson.com/business/tucson/in-arizona-many-of-them-veterans-will-share-in-settlement/article_5c75ce34-7021-5f3d-894d-0e5f683a29bc.html]


SOURCE: KTVL.com News 10: Sarina Sandoval
SUBJECT: “Funeral to be held for veteran without loved ones, public welcome
DATE: 3 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://ktvl.com/news/local/veteran-funeral-at-eagle-point-national-cemetery]


SOURCE: Task & Purpose: Derek Coy
SUBJECT: “15 Years Later, We’re Still Fighting In Afghanistan And No One Cares
DATE: 7 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://taskandpurpose.com/15-years-later-still-fighting-afghanistan-no-one-cares/]


SOURCE: Concerned Veterans for America: Shaun Rieley
SUBJECT: “Former Army Doc Gives Prescription For Fixing Veterans Care
DATE: 3 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://cv4a.org/former-army-doc-gives-prescription-fixing-veterans-care/]


SOURCE: Recruit Military
SUBJECT: “Finding a Career
DATE: NDLINK: [https://recruitmilitary.com/job-seekers?utm_source=AdRoll+&utm_medium=FaceBook&utm_content=AdRoll+Prospecting+FB&utm_campaign=AdRoll+Prospecting+Job+Seeker]


SOURCE: New York Post: Rich Calder
SUBJECT: “Feds Bust cocaine ring at VA medical Center
DATE: 3 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://nypost.com/2014/09/03/feds-bust-cocaine-ring-at-va-medical-center/]


SOURCE: San Diego Tribune.com: Jeff Miller & Kevin McCarthy
SUBJECT: “Fixing Veterans Affairs requires accountability
DATE: 21 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/commentary/sd-utbg-veterans-affairs-accountability-20160921-story.html]


SOURCE: CV4a.org: Concerned Veterans For America
SUBJECT: “Defend and reform town hall series
DATE: 19 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://cv4a.org/event/cincitownhall/]


SOURCE: FO: Fayobserver: Andrew Barksdale
SUBJECT: “Fayetteville forges partnership with VA to hire veterans
DATE: 20 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/fayetteville-forges-partnership-with-va-to-hire-veterans/article_b118f530-7917-5448-a93d-0c36f304fee0.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Defense+EBB+9-20-16&utm_term=Editorial+-+Early+Bird+Brief]


SOURCE: Recruit Military.com
SUBJECT: “Finding A Career
DATE: ND
LINK: [https://recruitmilitary.com/job-seekers?utm_source=AdRoll+&utm_medium=FaceBook&utm_content=AdRoll+Prospecting+FB&utm_campaign=AdRoll+Prospecting+Job+Seeker]


SOURCE: ABC News [Video]: Erica Scott
SUBJECT: “First Ladies Obama and Bush Urge Next President to Prioritize Veterans
DATE: 16 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/ladies-obama-bush-urge-president-prioritize-veterans/story?id=42137937&cid=share_facebook_widget]


SOURCE: Inside Sources: Reps. Jeff Miller and Kevin McCarthy
SUBJECT: “Fixing VA Starts With Accountability
DATE: 13 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.insidesources.com/fixing-va-starts-with-accountability/]


SOURCE: Inside Sources: Reps. Jeff Miller and Kevin McCarthy
SUBJECT: “Fixing VA Starts With Accountability
DATE: 13 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.insidesources.com/fixing-va-starts-with-accountability/]


SOURCE: Boston Globe.com: Hattie Bernstein
SUBJECT: “For Veterans, Home and a Community in Bedford
DATE: 12 Aug 2016
LINK: [https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/west/2016/08/12/warm-hearth-for-homeless-veterans/ENMNmDeLPuJyB5ew4sqKFL/story.html]


SOURCE: New Republic: Ryan Bradley
SUBJECT: “Full Metal Racket
DATE: 30 Aug 2016
LINK: [https://newrepublic.com/article/135754/full-metal-racket]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “Fibromyalgia in Gulf War Veterans
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/gulfwar/fibromyalgia.asp]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice: U.S. Attorneys Office
SUBJECT: “Former Director of Phoenix VA Hospital Pleads Guilty
DATE: 2 Mar 2016
LINK: [https://www.justice.gov/usao-az/pr/former-director-phoenix-va-hospital-pleads-guilty]


SOURCE: YouTube: U.S. Senator Mark Begich
SUBJECT: “Floor Speech on Department of Veterans Affairs in Alaska
DATE: 4 Jun 2014
LINK: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmwz6NUpIiE&list=PLubGZOyelqEbqNofci-8a-7QfUeFrhxRf]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Vantage Point Contributor
SUBJECT: “Finding help and hope with a 3 a.m. call to Veterans Crisis Line
DATE: 16 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/30110/veteran-finds-help-hope-3-m-call-vas-crisis-line/]


SOURCE: Patheos: Hermant Mehta
SUBJECT: “Founder of Taxpayer-Funded Veterans Memorial Says He’ll “Go to jail” Before Removing Its 21 Crosses.”
DATE: 16 Apr 2016
LINK: [http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/04/13/founder-of-taxpayer-funded-veterans-memorial-says-hell-go-to-jail-before-removing-its-21-crosses/]


SOURCE: NewsOK: The Oklahoman: Nolan Clay
SUBJECT: “Former Veterans Affairs Investigator who faced background, training gets fives years in prison
DATE: 17 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://newsok.com/article/5454161]


SOURCE: YouTube: Chris Attig
SUBJECT: “4 Things You Need to Know about VA Sleep Apnea Disability Claims
DATE: 30 Nov 2015
LINK: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dN7huF_NYGU]


SOURCE: Task & Purpose-Chris Attig
SUBJECT: “5 Things You Didn’t Know About 100% Disability Ratings
DATE: 26 Jan 2016
LINK: [http://taskandpurpose.com/5-things-you-didnt-know-about-100-disability-ratings/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=share&utm_content=tp-share]


SOURCE: KCRG.Com Channel 9-Greg Neumann
SUBJECT: “Family asks answers from Iowa City VA after military veteran commits suicide
DATE: 13 Jul 2016
LINK: [http://www.kcrg.com/content/news/Family-asks-answers-from-Iowa-City-VA-after-military-veteran-commits-suicide-386727321.html]


SOURCE: Sanjoseinside.com-Melissa Hartman
SUBJECT: “FBI Investigation Uncovers VA Bribery Scandal in Palo Alto
DATE: 21 Jun 2016
LINK: [http://www.sanjoseinside.com/2016/06/21/fbi-investigation-uncovers-va-bribery-scandal-in-palo-alto/#.V3wCJdI0qys.facebook]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “Fully Developed Claims: FDC Walkthrough, How it Works
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.benefits.va.gov/FDC/walkthrough.asp]


SOURCE: CDN: Communities Digital News: Michael Volpe
SUBJECT: “Former Army Ranger claims forced guardianship
DATE: 19 Aug 2016
LINK: [https://www.commdiginews.com/life/family/former-army-ranger-claims-forced-guardianship-69641/#fy1LGImyQkXA86CS.01]


SOURCE: Alpha: Disability Advocates for Veterans
SUBJECT: “Get full benefits from the VA even if you aren’t rated 100% disabled
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://unbouncepages.com/alpha-iu/]


SOURCE: Pub Med: Ann Intern Med
SUBJECT: “Gulf War veterans’ health: medical evaluation of a U.S. cohort
DATE: June 2005
LINK: [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15941694]


SOURCE: VA Vets/ Vets.Gov
SUBJECT: “GI Bill Comparison Tool
DATE: ND
LINK: [https://www.vets.gov/gi-bill-comparison-tool]


SOURCE: Military.Com: Bryant Jordan
SUBJECT: “Group’s Veterans Director Resigns amid Threats over Bible Removal
DATE: 6 Apr 2016
LINK: [http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/04/06/groups-veterans-director-resigns-amid-threats-bible-removal.html]


SOURCE:  Hill & Ponton
SUBJECT: “Getting the Most Out of VA Disability Claims Involving the Spine-Part 1
DATE: 15 Aug 2016
LINK: [https://www.hillandponton.com/spinal-claims-pt1/#utm_sguid=145664,ace8fa16-b53c-32d7-1cfd-2d80ec6be136]


SOURCE: SC Times: Editorial Board
SUBJECT: “‘Ghost panels’ further erode VA credibility
DATE: 17 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2016/08/17/ghost-panels-further-erode-va-credibility/88869634/]


SOURCE: Veterans Law Blog.Org: Chris Attig
SUBJECT: “Grading the BVA on Constitutional Due Process….”
DATE: 4 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.veteranslawblog.org/grading-the-bva-on-constitutional-due-process/]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “Get paid to travel: become a VHA travel nurse
DATE: 26 Jul 2016
LINK: [http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/29498/become-a-vha-traveling-nurse/]


SOURCE: Healthline-Jamie Reno
SUBJECT: “Gulf War Veterans Still Fighting Serious Health Problems
DATE: 17 Jun 2016
LINK: [http://www.healthline.com/health-news/gulf-war-veterans-still-fighting-serious-health-problems]


SOURCE: The Intellectualist-The Huffington Post
SUBJECT: “GOP SENATORS ALMOST UNANIMOUSLY REJECT VETERAN’S FUNDING BILL, CLAIMING IT WOULD ADD TO DEFICIT
DATE: 10 Jul 2016
LINK: [http://theintellectualist.co/gop-senators-almost-unanimously-reject-veterans-funding-bill-claiming-it-would-add-to-deficit/]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Jason Davis
SUBJECT: ” How to “upskill” Veterans’ training for technology jobs ”
DATE: 22 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/33028/upskill-veterans-training-technology-jobs/ ]


SOURCE: Task & Purpose: Carl Forsling
SUBJECT: ” Here’s the one thing that veterans know more than anyone else 
DATE: 11 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://taskandpurpose.com/heres-one-thing-veterans-know-anyone-else/ ]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT: ” High Ranking VA attorney to retire, full pension, despite sham charity ”
DATE: 16 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/11/16/va-attorney-retire-full-pension-despite-sham-charity/ ]


SOURCE: The Christian Science Monitor: Bobbi Dumas
SUBJECT: ” How one of Gen. George Patton’s grandsons helps vets with PTSD ”
DATE: 15 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Making-a-difference/Change-Agent/2016/1115/How-one-of-Gen.-George-Patton-s-grandsons-helps-vets-with-PTSD ]


SOURCE: ThunderClap: Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: ” Honoring All Who Served ”
DATE: Nov 2016
LINK: [ https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/49362-honoring-all-who-served]


SOURCE: Military Times: Patricia Kime
SUBJECT: ”  House votes to expand benefits for Vietnam ‘Blue Water Navy’ vets
DATE: 19 May 2016
LINK: [ http://www.militarytimes.com/story/veterans/2016/05/19/house-votes-expand-benefits-vietnam-blue-water-navy-vets/84602742/]


SOURCE: Freedom Beacon: Morgan ChalfantSUBJECT: ” Half a Million Vets Waiting Over 30 Days for VA Care ”
DATE: 18 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://freebeacon.com/national-security/half-million-vets-waiting-30-days-va-care-surges/ ]


SOURCE: KSBY.com: Hannah Hawks
SUBJECT: ” Housing for homeless veterans ribbon cutting ”
DATE: 18 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.ksby.com/story/33422002/housing-for-homeless-veterans-ribbon-cutting ]


SOURCE: Army Times.com: Meghann Myers
SUBJECT: “He had a heart attack during a PT test — and now the Army won’t pay the bills
DATE: 14 Oct 2016
LINK: [https://www.armytimes.com/articles/he-had-a-heart-attack-during-a-pt-test-and-now-the-army-wont-pay-the-bills]


SOURCE: Regated: Victor Smith
SUBJECT: “Hillary Clinton Promises to be much harder on federal marijuana laws
DATE: 1 Oct 2016
LINK: [https://regated.com/2016/10/marijuana-hillary-clinton-harder/]


SOURCE: McHenry Times: Carol Ostrow
SUBJECT: “Hultgren calls out VA for health coverage failures
DATE: 30 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://mchenrytimes.com/stories/511014075-hultgren-calls-out-va-for-health-coverage-failures#.V–5MaNP53M.facebook]


SOURCE: My Guidon.com
SUBJECT: “Honorary Commission for Bandit
DATE: 21 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.myguidon.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=20421&Itemid=40]


SOURCE: NOLO.com: Margaret Wadsworth
SUBJECT: “How to appeal the findings of the physical evaluation board about military separation or retirement
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/how-appeal-the-findings-the-physical-evaluation-board-about-military-separation-retiremen]


SOURCE:  Chicago Defender: Arionne Nettles
SUBJECT: “Hampton University Opens Doors to Former ITT Tech Students
DATE: Sep 2016
LINK: [http://chicagodefender.com/2016/09/12/hampton-university-opens-doors-to-former-itt-tech-students/]


SOURCE: SOFREP.com: Frument Arius
SUBJECT: “Historic Dan Diego hotel houses homeless vets
DATE: 23 Sep 2016
LINK: [https://sofrep.com/64524/historic-san-diego-hotel-houses-homeless-vets/]


SOURCE: The Washington Post: Eric Yoder
SUBJECT: “House tries again to give Veterans Affairs Department more power to discipline employees
DATE: 13 Sep 2016LINK: [https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/09/13/house-tries-again-to-give-the-va-more-power-to-discipline-employees/]


SOURCE: My San Antonio.com: Aaron Nelson
SUBJECT: “Health initiative eyes improvement for veteran access to care
DATE: 19 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Health-initiative-eyes-improvement-for-veteran-9232980.php]


SOURCE: NPR: Steve Walsh, Quil Lawrence, Jessica Pupovac
SUBJECT: “How Congress And The VA Left Many Veterans Without A ‘Choice’
DATE: 17 May 2016
LINK: [http://www.npr.org/2016/05/17/478215589/how-congress-and-the-va-left-many-veterans-without-a-choice]


SOURCE: NPR: Joe Hamilton
SUBJECT: “How A Team Of Elite Doctors Changed The Military’s Stance On Brain Trauma
DATE: 10 Jun 2016
LINK: [http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/06/10/481568316/how-a-team-of-elite-doctors-changed-the-military-s-stance-on-brain-trauma]


SOURCE: Fox 40: Nicole Comstock
SUBJECT: “Hundreds of Local Homeless Veterans Receiving Help From Sacramento Stand Down
DATE: 17 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://fox40.com/2016/09/17/hundreds-of-local-homeless-veterans-receiving-help-from-sacramento-stand-down/]


SOURCE: Gainesville Times.com: Jeff Gill
SUBJECT: “Hall Marine veteran seeks retroactive tax break for fully disabled veterans
DATE: 18 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section/6/article/119155/]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT: “Here We Go Again, Another Bill Passes For VA ‘Accountability’
DATE: 16 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/09/16/go-another-bill-passes-va-accountability/]


SOURCE: Fox News Politics: Associated Press
SUBJECT: “House approves bill to make it easier to fire at VA
DATE: 14 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/09/14/house-approves-bill-to-make-it-easier-to-fire-at-va.html]


SOURCE: Military.com: Sarah Sicard
SUBJECT: “Here’s Where Clinton, Trump Stand on Veterans Issues
DATE: 12 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/09/12/heres-where-clinton-trump-stand-on-veterans-issues.html]


SOURCE: Stars & Stripes: Nikki Wentling
SUBJECT: “House passes contentious VA reform legislation
DATE: 15 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.stripes.com/news/us/house-passes-contentious-va-reform-legislation-1.429135]


SOURCE: Military Times
SUBJECT: “How did your congressional representative vote on the VA reform bill?
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/how-did-your-congressional-representative-vote-on-the-va-reform-bill]


SOURCE: Fox News Politics: Associated Press
SUBJECT: “House approves bill to make it easier to fire at VA
DATE: 14 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/09/14/house-approves-bill-to-make-it-easier-to-fire-at-va.html]


SOURCE: Las Vegas Review Journal: John Przby
SUBJECT: “Henderson veteran, service dog sharing message about brain injury, PTSD
DATE: 11 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.reviewjournal.com/life/health/henderson-veteran-service-dog-sharing-message-about-brain-injury-ptsd]


SOURCE:  Military.com: Richard Sisk
SUBJECT: “House Vets Panel Subpoenas Details on VA Art Purchases
DATE: 7 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/09/07/house-vets-panel-subpoenas-details-on-va-art-purchases.html]


SOURCE: Disabled Veteran.org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT: “Hep C-VA Calls Lack of Funding Death Panels Use, ‘Very Controversial’
DATE: 7 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/09/07/hep-c-va-calls-lack-funding-use-death-panels-controversial/]


SOURCE: Hire Veterans
SUBJECT: “Hire Veterans
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.hireveterans.com/]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “Health and Fitness for Older Veterans
DATE: 30 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.va.gov/HEALTH/NewsFeatures/2016/August/Health_and_Fitness_for_Older_Veterans.asp]


SOURCE: The Washington Times: Dave Boyer
SUBJECT: “House chairman says VA making excuses instead of fixing problems for vets
DATE: 22 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/aug/22/jeff-miller-house-chairman-va-making-excuses/]


SOURCE: The Federalist.com: Shaun Rieley
SUBJECT: “How ‘The Fractured Republic’ Helps Us Understand The Veterans Affairs Scandal
DATE: 29 Jul 2016
LINK: [http://thefederalist.com/2016/07/29/how-the-fractured-republic-helps-us-understand-the-veterans-affairs-scandal/]


SOURCE: Sedalia Democrat: Faith Bemiss
SUBJECT: “Healing Box Project Offers Musical Healing for Veterans
DATE: 14 Aug 2016
LINK: [https://sedaliademocrat.com/news/15220/healing-box-project-offers-musical-healing-for-veterans]


SOURCE: The New York Times: Kristina Rebelo
SUBJECT: “House Panel Investigating Troubled V.A. Hospital on Long Island
DATE: 30 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/31/nyregion/house-panel-investigating-troubled-va-hospital-on-long-island.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT: “How Was Veterans Affairs ‘Unaware’ Of Thomas Burch Fundraising Scheme?
DATE: 2 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/09/02/veterans-affairs-unaware-of-j-thomas-burch-fundraising-scheme/]


SOURCE: Stars & Stripes: Jennifer Shutt
SUBJECT: “Holiday display of Confederate flags on VA cemetery flagpoles blocked
DATE: 24 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.stripes.com/military-life/military-history/holiday-display-of-confederate-flags-on-va-cemetery-flagpoles-blocked-1.425350]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “Helping deaf Veterans
DATE: 23 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/30342/helping-deaf-veterans/]


SOURCE: H&P: Hill & Ponton Disability Attorneys:Heather Haskel
SUBJECT: “How To: Determine the Correct Effective date for your claim
DATE: 19 Aug 2016
LINK: [https://www.hillandponton.com/correct-effective-date/#utm_sguid=145664,371b2d02-46a3-1d31-c7d6-5cac7061108b]


SOURCE: Sun Herald: Anita Hill
SUBJECT: “Hits kept coming for Coast veteran out in cold
DATE: 26 Feb 2016
LINK: [http://www.sunherald.com/news/local/counties/harrison-county/article58904048.html]


SOURCE: The Washington Post: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers
SUBJECT: “House GOP conference chair: Wait time is up for VA fix
DATE: 26 Apr 2016
LINK: [https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/04/26/house-gop-conference-chair-wait-time-is-up-for-va-fix/]


SOURCE: Office of Inspector General
SUBJECT: “Highlights: Review of Alleged Data Manipulation of Appealed Claims at VA Regional Office Wichita, Kansas
DATE: ND
LINK: [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxv-kKjZhQfybFVIdEZ1WF8ya28/view]


SOURCE: Office of Inspector General
SUBJECT: “Highlights: Review of Claims-Related Documents Pending Destruction at VA Regional Offices
DATE: ND
LINK: [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxv-kKjZhQfyRGs4LXdxelFiOUk/view]


SOURCE: Congress.gov
SUBJECT: “H.R. 4764-Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) Act of 2016
DATE: 2015-2016
LINK: [https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/4764/cosponsors]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “How to transfer credits from military studies and training to civilian education institutions
DATE: 15 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/30022/transfer-credits-military-studies-training-civilian-education-institutions/]


SOURCE: YouTube
SUBJECT: “Hearing: United States Committee on Veterans Affairs
DATE: 24 May 2016
LINK: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RmMwPuhngI]


SOURCE: YouTube: Rep. Jeff Miller
SUBJECT: “House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Hearing, 06.2014
DATE: 20 Jun 2014
LINK: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b71eorYiytM&index=6&list=PLubGZOyelqEbqNofci-8a-7QfUeFrhxRf]


SOURCE: YouTube: Sen. Dean Heller
SUBJECT: “Heller to VA Secretary: “Wait Times for Vets Is a Substantive Issue”
DATE: 24 May 2016
LINK: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJEEbxMsyiM&list=PLubGZOyelqEbqNofci-8a-7QfUeFrhxRf&index=7]


SOURCE: YouTube: Sen. Dean Heller
SUBJECT: “Heller Advocates for VA Transparency and Accountability
DATE: 21 Jan 2016
LINK: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq56BLBcRiI&list=PLubGZOyelqEbqNofci-8a-7QfUeFrhxRf&index=14]


SOURCE: YouTube: House Approp. GOP
SUBJECT: “Hearing: Department of Veterans Affairs (EventID=104548)
DATE: 2 Mar 2016
LINK: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNJanEDPG8g]


SOURCE: YouTube: House Approps. GOP
SUBJECT: “Hearing: Department of Veterans Affairs Oversight (EventID=104485)
DATE: 25 Feb 2016
LINK: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_ymEmVNooI]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “Homeless Veterans
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.va.gov/homeless/events.asp]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.org
SUBJECT: “Hepatitis C – What Is Veterans Affairs Hiding For Profiteer Of Hep C Cure?
DATE: 10 AUG 2016
LINK: [http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/08/10/veterans-affairs-hiding-hepatitis-c-cure-profiteer/?inf_contact_key=cf15a07fc91db77b5831184fa51ae7063ff4272f540468c61791fe04c7446d68]


SOURCE: U.S. Uncut: James Woods
SUBJECT: “Happy Veterans Day? 5 Times Republicans in Congress Screwed Veterans
DATE: 11 Nov 2015
LINK: [http://usuncut.com/politics/happy-veterans-day-5-times-republicans-in-congress-screwed-veterans/]


SOURCE: Public: John Hoeven
SUBJECT: “Hoeven: VA Must Have Systems In Place To Ensure Timely Medical Appointments For Veterans
DATE: 20 Jul 2016
LINK: [http://www.publicnow.com/view/1FB2AC08B63B2C0CF6018FC2A546AFAF6C162E84?2016-07-21-13%3A01%3A27+01%3A00-xxx6644]


SOURCE: Office of Inspector General
SUBJECT: “Highlights: Audit of VBA’s Compensation and Pension Benefit Payments to Incarcerated Veterans
DATE: ND
LINK: [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxv-kKjZhQfyWGlTY1diMnV3cFE/view]


SOURCE: Office of Inspector General
SUBJECT: “Highlights: Audit of Modular Ramps Purchased by VHA’s Malcom Randall VAMC in Gainsville, FL
DATE: May 2015
LINK: [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxv-kKjZhQfyaW9ub3NFMkhXUnc/view]


SOURCE: Fox News Politics-Associated Press
SUBJECT: “Hundreds of appointment wait times manipulated at Texas VA facilities, watchdog finds
DATE: 21 Jun 2016
LINK: [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/06/21/hundreds-appointment-wait-times-manipulated-at-texas-va-facilities-watchdog-finds.html]


**[Us: I will be looking into this to get the specifics but Virginia attempted to make the same claim and were called out for false reporting]
SOURCE: myStatesman: James Barragan and Nolan Hicks
SUBJECT: “HUD certifies Austin has ended homelessness among veterans
DATE: 19 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/local/hud-certifies-austin-has-ended-homelessness-among-/nsH8g/]


SOURCE: The Olympian: Manola Secaira
SUBJECT: “Honor Flight: Tacoma woman helps veterans get hero’s welcome in Washington D.C.”
DATE: 19 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.theolympian.com/news/local/article96742322.html]


SOURCE: The Health Care Blog: Jim Purcell
SUBJECT: “I’m an Ex-Health Plan CEO. I Used to be a VA critic. Then I became a Patient.
DATE: 11 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://thehealthcareblog.com/blog/2016/10/11/im-an-ex-health-plan-ceo-i-used-to-be-a-critic-of-the-va-then-i-became-a-patient/]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “I am a Dependent or Survivor
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.va.gov/opa/persona/dependent_survivor.asp]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “Increasing the distance between thoughts and action is one step in preventing suicide
DATE: 30 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/31474/increasing-distance-thoughts-action-one-step-preventing-suicide/]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “Intimate Partner Violence: Let VA Help
DATE: ND
LINK:  [http://www.womenshealth.va.gov/WOMENSHEALTH/outreachmaterials/abuseandviolence/intimatepartnerviolence.asp]


SOURCE: Disability Help Group.com
SUBJECT: “Improvements Coming to the Medical Disability Examination Process for Veterans
DATE: 20 Sep 2016
LINK: [https://www.disabilityhelpgroup.com/blog/improvements-medical-disability-examination-process-vets/]


SOURCE: United States Department of Justice: U.S. Attorneys Office
SUBJECT: “Independence Man Sentenced for Receiving underserved Veterans Benefits [Missouri]
DATE: 8 Sep 2016
LINK: [https://www.justice.gov/usao-wdmo/pr/independence-man-sentenced-receiving-undeserved-veterans-benefits]


SOURCE: Office of Inspector General
SUBJECT: “Investigating How VA Improperly Paid Millions to Incarcerated Veterans
DATE: 27 Sep 2016
LINK: [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxv-kKjZhQfyNzdHUnNMWXlhVG8/view]


SOURCE: U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “Iraq War Exposes
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/wars-operations/iraq-war.asp]


SOURCE: Military times.com: Dan Elliott
SUBJECT: “Inquiry Finds ‘gross mismanagement’ in costly VA hospital
DATE: 21 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/inquiry-finds-gross-mismanagement-in-costly-va-hospital]


SOURCE: Veterans News Now: Arnoldo RodgersSUBJECT: “In Maine, VA secretary affirms pledge to veterans and their families
DATE: 19 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.veteransnewsnow.com/2016/09/19/in-maine-va-secretary-affirms-pledge-to-veterans-and-their-families/]


SOURCE: Fox News Health: The Wall Street Journal
SUBJECT: “Inmate-trained dogs give veterans some love
DATE: 16 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/09/16/inmate-trained-dogs-give-veterans-some-love.html]


SOURCE: Channel3000.com:Adam Schrager
SUBJECT: “Inspector general criticizes VA for SSN data breach in Wisconsin
DATE: 15 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.channel3000.com/news/Inspector-general-criticizes-VA-for-SSN-data-breach-in-Wisconsin/41682920]


SOURCE: Stars and Stripes: Corey DicksteinSUBJECT: “Iraq war veterans’ bill would pave way for national Global War on Terror Memorial
DATE: 12 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/iraq-war-veterans-bill-would-pave-way-for-national-global-war-on-terror-memorial-1.428700]


SOURCE: Military Times: Leo Shane III
SUBJECT: “In the wake of scandal, Wounded Warrior Project outlines significant overhaul
DATE: 31 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/wwp-overhaul-programs-staff-cuts]


SOURCE: VPR: Peter Hirschfeld
SUBJECT: “Homegrown by heroes’: Vermont Veterans Finds Careers and Peace Through Farming
DATE: 29 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://digital.vpr.net/post/homegrown-heroes-vermont-veterans-find-careers-and-peace-through-farming#stream/0]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “Intent to File Process
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://explore.va.gov/intent-to-file]


SOURCE: The White House
SUBJECT: “I’m a Veteran and I’ve Waited Over 10 years for Disability Benefits
DATE: 4 May 2016
LINK: [https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/05/04/im-veteran-and-ive-waited-over-10-years-disability-benefits]


SOURCE: Stars and Stripes
SUBJECT: “IG report: VA has been wrongly shredding documents needed for veterans’ claims
DATE: 15 Apr 2016
LINK: [http://www.stripes.com/ig-report-va-has-been-wrongly-shredding-documents-needed-for-veterans-claims-1.404728]


SOURCE: U.S. Medicine: The Voice Of Federal Medicine
SUBJECT: “Inferior VA End-of-Life Care Reported for Some Noncancer Conditions
DATE: Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.usmedicine.com/agencies/department-of-veterans-affairs/inferior-va-end-of-life-care-reported-for-some-noncancer-conditions/]


SOURCE: 4WL-WMLTV.com
SUBJECT: “Investigation shows thousands of veterans misdiagnosed by VA
DATE: 2 Jun 2016
LINK: [http://www.wwltv.com/news/local/investigation-shows-thousands-of-veterans-misdiagnosed-by-va/227387473]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.Org-Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT: “IG: Poor VA Care Linked To Hepatitis C Veteran Death
DATE: 16 May 2016
LINK: [http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/05/16/ig-poor-va-care-linked-hepatitis-c-veteran-death/]


SOURCE: H&P: Hill and Ponton Disability Attorneys
SUBJECT: “Introduction-PTSD Guide
DATE: ND
LINK: [https://www.hillandponton.com/introduction-ptsd-guide/]


SOURCE: First Coast News: Steven Eckert & A.J. Lagoe
SUBJECT: “Investigation: VA expands investigation of unqualified doctors
DATE: 3 Mar 2016
LINK: [http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/investigations/kare-11-investigates-va-expands-investigation-of-unqualified-doctors/65994523]


SOURCE: Military.com: Jim Absher
SUBJECT: “Law may prevent VA from expanding Nurse duties
DATE: 28 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/09/28/law-may-prevent-va-from-expanding-nurse-duties.html?ESRC=todayinmil.sm]


SOURCE: News12: Long Island [Video]
SUBJECT: “LI Congress members tell VA to fix Northport
DATE: 25 May 2016
LINK: [http://longisland.news12.com/news/long-island-congress-members-demand-fix-from-va-over-northport-va-medical-center-conditions-1.11841499]


SOURCE: The Intercept: Naomi LaChance
SUBJECT: “Latest Estimate Pegs Cost of Wars at Nearly $5 Trillion
DATE: 14 Sep 2016
LINK: [https://theintercept.com/2016/09/14/latest-estimate-pegs-cost-of-wars-at-nearly-5-trillion/]


SOURCE: Military.com
SUBJECT: “Lejeune Illnesses Considered for VA Compensation
DATE: 18 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.military.com/military-report/lejeune-illnesses-considered-for-va-compensation.html?ESRC=mr0919.nl]


SOURCE: Task & Purpose: The War Horse
SUBJECT: “Losing Your Sense of Self One Suicide at a Time
DATE: 1 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://taskandpurpose.com/losing-sense-self-one-suicide-time/]


SOURCE: DAV: Mary Dever
SUBJECT: “Largest Study of Veteran Suicide Reveals More Precise Information
DATE: 24 Aug 2016
LINK: [https://www.dav.org/learn-more/news/2016/largest-study-veteran-suicide-reveals-precise-information/]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “Life Insurance
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://benefits.va.gov/insurance/]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “Life Insurance: Veterans’ Mortgage Life Insurance
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.benefits.va.gov/insurance/vmli.asp]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.Org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT: “Los Angeles VA Loses 30 Vehicles, Fires Whistleblower
DATE: 11 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/08/11/los-angeles-va-loses-30-vehicles-fires-whistleblower/]


SOURCE: Cleveland.com: Jennifer Conn
SUBJECT: “Leaders challenge Akron to help veterans after fire destroys warehouse, in Step Up for Stand Down
DATE: 11 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.cleveland.com/akron/index.ssf/2016/08/summit_county_leaders_challeng.html]


SOURCE: KTVZ.com
SUBJECT: “Lawmakers urge: Let vets talk to VA docs about medical pot
DATE: 28 June 2016
LINK: [http://www.ktvz.com/news/Lawmakers-urge-Let-vets-talk-to-VA-docs-about-medical-pot/40265794]


SOURCE: Daily Report: Meredith Hobbs
SUBJECT: “Lawyers Sue VA Over Bogged-Down Appeals Process for Vets
DATE: 25 Jul 2016
LINK: [http://www.dailyreportonline.com/id=1202763502980/Lawyers-Sue-VA-Over-BoggedDown-Appeals-Process-for-Vets?slreturn=20160711091933]


SOURCE: The Daily Caller-National Security/Foreign Policy Reporter
SUBJECT: “Leaked Tape: Union Prez Calls VA Chair ‘A Fool,’ Says He’ll ‘Whoop’ VA Sec’s Ass’
DATE: 11 Feb 2016
LINK: [https://veterans.house.gov/news/editorials/va-s-strained-relationship-truth]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “Large VA trial seeks critical answers on colorectal cancer screening
DATE: 11 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/29865/large-va-trial-seeks-critical-answers-colorectal-cancer-screening/]


SOURCE: Down Trend.com: Kim Pines
SUBJECT: ” Muslim refugees riot over free housing in Columbus, Ohio while many of our veterans are homeless ”
DATE: 30 Nov 2016
LINK: [  http://downtrend.com/katrina/muslim-refugees-riot-over-free-housing-in-columbus-ohio-while-many-of-our-veterans-are-homeless?utm_source=not3&utm_medium=facebook ]


SOURCE: Lowell Sun.com: Susan Svrluga
SUBJECT: ” Mass. College stops flying U.S. flag after students say it’s a symbol of racism, hatred 
DATE: 21 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/ci_30592390/massachusetts-college-stops-flying-american-flag-after-it ]


SOURCE: News Medical.net
SUBJECT: ” Military sexual trauma highly prevalent among transgender veterans, research finds ”
DATE: 22 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://www.news-medical.net/news/20161122/Military-sexual-trauma-highly-prevalent-among-transgender-veterans-research-finds.aspx ]


SOURCE: Bloomberg Politics
SUBJECT: ” Mike Pence Reaffirms Commitment to Reforming Veterans Affairs ”
DATE: 11 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/videos/2016-11-11/mike-pence-reaffirms-commitment-to-reforming-veterans-affairs ]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Gary Hicks
SUBJECT: “MyVA311: One number to call to reach VA  ”
DATE: 14 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/32858/myva311-one-number-call-reach-va/]


SOURCE: FAY Observer: Drew Brooks
SUBJECT: ” Matthew’s floodwaters wipe out Special Forces Association records, artifacts ”
DATE: 1 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://www.fayobserver.com/military/matthew-s-floodwaters-wipe-out-special-forces-association-records-artifacts/article_3bd80cca-cad3-5b14-b769-bd0f83ca551c.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share ]


SOURCE: Rare.usSUBJECT: ” My grandfather’s service in WWII is the reason I cherish my life today. ”
DATE: 31 Oct 2016
LINK: [ http://rare.us/story/my-grandfathers-service-in-wwii-is-the-reason-i-cherish-the-life-i-live/]


SOURCE: USA Today: Bill Theobald
SUBJECT: ” More bonuses for VA employees despite ongoing problems at the agency ”
DATE: 28 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/10/28/more-bonuses-va-employees-despite-ongoing-problems-agency/92837218/?platform=hootsuite ]


SOURCE: The New York Times: Editorial Board
SUBJECT: ”  Millions of Men Are Missing From the Job Market
DATE: 16 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/17/opinion/millions-of-men-are-missing-from-the-job-market.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook&_r=0 ]


SOURCE: Marine Times.com: Jeff Schogol
SUBJECT: ” Marine who received Medal of Honor for bravery in Vietnam dies. ”
DATE: 18 Oct 2016
LINK: [https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/articles/medal-of-honor-recipient-marine-veteran-richard-pittman-dies ]


SOURCE: AZ Central: Karina Bland
SUBJECT: ” Marine vet quits his job over ‘Semper Fi’ tattoo, finds his truer calling at a VA hospital ”
DATE: 16 Oct 2016
LINK: [ http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/karinabland/2016/10/16/marine-vet-quits-his-job-over-semper-fi-tattoo-finds-his-truer-calling-va-hospital/91575202/]


SOURCE: Register Guard.com: Lillian Schrock
SUBJECT: ” Measure seeks to connect more Oregon veterans with VA benefits ”
DATE: 17 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/34887691-75/measure-seeks-to-connect-more-oregon-veterans-with-va-benefits.html.csp ]


SOURCE: Task & Purpose: Christopher Kuhn
SUBJECT: ” Modern Veterans Do Not Need To Become Another ‘Lost Generation’ ”
DATE: 14 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://taskandpurpose.com/modern-veterans-do-not-need-to-become-another-lost-generation/ ]


SOURCE: Delaware Online: Xerzes Wilson
SUBJECT: ” Mystery surrounds Wilmington VA director reassignment ”
DATE: 14 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/2016/10/13/wilmington-va-director-reassigned/91992188/ ]


SOURCE: WeHireHeroesUSA.com
SUBJECT: “Message to all struggling military veterans-and those who love them
DATE: 28 Dec 2015
LINK: [http://www.wehireheroesusa.com/message-to-all-struggling-military-veterans/]


SOURCE: Daily Reporter: Caitlin VanOverberghe
SUBJECT: “Mobile VA center serves veterans
DATE: 10 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/2016/10/11/mobile_va_center_serves_veterans/]


SOURCE: Military.com: Kevin Rector
SUBJECT: “Maryland Man Accused of Plotting Attack on US Service Member for ISIS
DATE: 4 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/10/04/maryland-man-accused-plotting-attack-us-service-member-isis.html]


SOURCE: Military Times: Leo Shane III
SUBJECT: “McCain agrees to drop veterans hiring preference changes from NDAA
DATE: 6 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/mccain-veterans-hiring-preference-ndaa]


SOURCE: United States Department of Justice: U.S. Attorneys Office
SUBJECT: “Milan Man Sentenced to One Year in Prison for Theft of Veterans Benefits
DATE: 8 Sep 2016
LINK: [https://www.justice.gov/usao-cdil/pr/milan-man-sentenced-one-year-prison-theft-veterans-benefits]


SOURCE: Military Disability made easy
SUBJECT: “Mental Disorders
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.militarydisabilitymadeeasy.com/mentaldisorders.html]


SOURCE: Stars & Stripes: Associated Press
SUBJECT: “More lawsuits filed against Kansas VA worker
DATE: 24S ep 2016
LINK: [http://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/more-lawsuits-filed-against-kansas-va-worker-1.430829]


SOURCE: Market Watch.com: Jillian Berman
SUBJECT: “Military veterans are losing GI Bill because of ITT bankruptcy
DATE: 21 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.marketwatch.com/story/military-veterans-are-losing-gi-bill-benefits-because-of-itt-bankruptcy-2016-09-21?mod=mw_share_facebook]


SOURCE: Concerned Veterans for America: Emilye Bell
SUBJECT: “My VA Story
DATE: 15 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://cv4a.org/my-va-story2/]


SOURCE: American Lookout.com: The Daily Press
SUBJECT: “Mike Pence: Time to clean house at Dept. of Veterans Affairs
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://americanlookout.com/mike-pence-time-to-clean-house-at-dept-of-veterans-affairs/]


SOURCE: Concerned Veterans for America: Emilye Bell
SUBJECT: “#VAFAIL- Millions Spent on Solar Panel Project With No Returns
DATE: 4 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://cv4a.org/vafail-millions-spent-solar-panel-project-no-returns/]


SOURCE: Concerned Veterans for America: Emilye Bell
SUBJECT: “#VAFAIL-Multiple Deaths in Dallas VA System
DATE: 30 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://cv4a.org/vafail-multiple-deaths-dallas-va-system/]


SOURCE: American Legion (Legion.com)
SUBJECT: “Medical Cannabis Researcher Addresses Legionnaires
DATE: 27 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.legion.org/convention/233915/medical-cannabis-researcher-addresses-legionnaires]


SOURCE: ABC News: Elizabeth McLaughlin
SUBJECT: “Marine Is on a Mission to Provide Veterans Suffering From PTSD With Service Dogs
DATE: 14 Apr 2016
LINK: [http://abcnews.go.com/US/marine-mission-provide-veterans-suffering-ptsd-service-dogs/story?id=38404258]


SOURCE: PTSD Manual
SUBJECT: “Military Veterans PTSD Reference Manual
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.ptsdmanual.com/unemp.htm]


SOURCE: Vet Comp & Pen: Medical Consulting
SUBJECT: “Medical Consulting
DATE: ND
LINK: [https://www.vetcompandpen.com/]


SOURCE: Military Times: Sen. John McCain
SUBJECT: “McCain: New Suicide Prevention Initiative For Veterans can be Model For Nationwide Effort
DATE: 17 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/mccain-new-suicide-prevention-initiative-for-veterans-can-be-model-for-nationwide-effort]


SOURCE: Military.com: Associated Press
SUBJECT: “Missouri Woman Sentenced for Defrauding Veterans Programs
DATE: 21 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.military.com/daily-news/2015/10/21/missouri-woman-sentenced-defrauding-veterans-program.html]


SOURCE: News Channel 11 WJHL: Nate Morabito
SUBJECT: “Mountain Home VA investigated for manipulation of wait times
DATE: 23 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://wjhl.com/2016/08/23/mountain-home-va-investigated-for-manipulation-of-wait-times/]


SOURCE: Patricia Kime, Military Times
SUBJECT: “Marijuana provision stripped from Veterans Affairs funding bill
DATE: 28 June 2016
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/story/veterans/2016/06/28/marijuana-provision-stripped-veterans-affairs-funding-bill/86471448/]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Gary Hicks
SUBJECT: “Missouri Veteran advocates for others, proving one person can make a difference
DATE: 10 AUG 2016
LINK: [http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/29965/va-patient-advocates-veterans-proving-one-person-can-make-difference/]


SOURCE: H&P: Hill & Ponton Disability Attorneys
SUBJECT: “Multiple Ratings for Knee Disabilities: Getting the Most Out of Your VA Claim
DATE: 25 Jul 2016
LINK: [https://www.hillandponton.com/knee-disabilities/#utm_sguid=145664,926a452a-018b-9504-1b64-8dcf64de77f8]


SOURCE: USMC Life
SUBJECT: “Military spouse of triple amputee blasts wounded Warrior Project in viral post
DATE: 4 Nov 2015
LINK: [http://usmclife.com/2015/11/military-spouse-of-triple-amputee-blasts-wounded-warrior-project-in-viral-post/]


SOURCE: Military Times-Patricia Kime
SUBJECT: “Marijuana provision stripped from Veterans Affairs Funding Bill
DATE: 28 Jun 2016
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/story/veterans/2016/06/28/marijuana-provision-stripped-veterans-affairs-funding-bill/86471448/]


SOURCE: Stars and Stripes-Travis J. Tritten
SUBJECT: “McDonald taking heat for comparing VA wait times to Disney lines
DATE: 23 May 2016
LINK: [http://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/mcdonald-taking-heat-for-comparing-va-wait-times-to-disney-lines-1.411090]


SOURCE: Fort McClellan Veterans.com
SUBJECT: ” Many Veterans who served at Fort McClellan were exposed to environmental contaminants, herbicide agents, and various hazardous chemical agents. ”
DATE: ND
LINK: [ https://www.fortmcclellanveterans.com/]


SOURCE: NPR: Michelle Andrews
SUBJECT: ” Name of a Vietnam Veteran Killed by Hepatitis C Added to ‘The Wall’ ”
DATE: 12 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/11/12/501172064/name-of-a-vietnam-veteran-killed-by-hepatitis-c-added-to-the-wall?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=2039 ]


SOURCE: USMC Life
SUBJECT: ” New naval destroyer to be named after first African-American aviator ”
DATE: 10 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://usmclife.com/2016/11/new-naval-destroyer-named-first-african-american-aviator/ ]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice: U.S. Attorney’s Office
SUBJECT: ” Nine South Florida Residents Charged with Stealing Over $800,000 from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs ”
DATE: 10 Nov 2016
LINK: [https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdfl/pr/nine-south-florida-residents-charged-stealing-over-800000-united-states-department-0 ]


SOURCE: Task & Purpose: James Clark
SUBJECT: ” 99% of Congressional Staffers Have Never Served in the Military ”
DATE: 14 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://taskandpurpose.com/vets-are-an-extreme-minority-where-theyre-needed-most-in-congressional-offices/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=share&utm_content=tp-shar]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT: ” New Orleans VA Mega Hospital To Give Tours To Help Veterans Feel ‘Safe’ ”
DATE: 1 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/11/01/new-orleans-mega-va-hospital-give-tours-help-veterans-feel-safe/]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Bryce Carpenter
SUBJECT: ” Navajo Code Talkers’ legacy celebrated by NCA cemetery director ”
DATE: 1 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/32187/navajo-code-talkers-legacy-celebrated-by-nca-cemetery-director/ ]


SOURCE: War On The Rocks: Mark Jacobson
SUBJECT: ” No Excuse: Stop shaking down Veterans ”
DATE: 25 Oct 2016
LINK: [ http://warontherocks.com/2016/10/no-excuse-stop-shaking-down-veterans/]


SOURCE: Concerned Veterans for America: Sarah Shriver
SUBJECT: ” New Claims of VA wait lists in Colorado arise ”
DATE: 20 Oct 2016
LINK: [https://cv4a.org/press-release/co-va-waitlist/ ]


SOURCE: The Charlotte Observer: Karen Garlock
SUBJECT: “NC Blue Cross announces rate increase of 24.3 percent for ACA marketplace plans
DATE: 17 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/karen-garloch/article108764207.html]


SOURCE: Freedom Daily: T. Ruegner
SUBJECT: “NY NBA Star gives US Soldiers The Finger, Refuses to Eat With Them While Training At Military Camp
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://freedomdaily.com/nba-star-soldiers-finger-military-camp/]


SOURCE: Futurity: Nathan Hurst [Missouri]
SUBJECT: “New Portrayal of veterans less bleak than feared
DATE: 28 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.futurity.org/media-portrayals-veterans-1258192-2/]


SOURCE: USO
SUBJECT: “New USO Center in Turkey Keeping Service Members Fighting ISIS Connected to Home
DATE: 23 Sep 2016
LINK: [https://www.uso.org/stories/1741-new-uso-center-in-turkey-keeping-service-members-fighting-isis-connected-to-home]


SOURCE: Newsday.com: Martin C. Evans
SUBJECT: “Northpoint VA Hospital’s troubles focus of House panel hearing
DATE: 20 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.newsday.com/news/health/northport-va-hospital-s-troubles-focus-of-house-panel-hearing-1.12345271]


SOURCE: The Washington Post: Christopher Ingraham
SUBJECT: “New study finds that medical marijuana may be helping to curb the opioids epidemic
DATE: 15 Sep 2016
LINK: [https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/09/15/new-study-finds-that-medical-marijuana-may-be-helping-to-curb-the-opioid-epidemic/]


SOURCE: Medical Press
SUBJECT: “New Survey shows PTSD is big problem, even for noncombatants
DATE: 14 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-09-survey-ptsd-big-problem-noncombatants.html]


SOURCE: Boston Herald.com: Jessica Heslam
SUBJECT: “Special Series: nonprofit founders vow veterans will get better treatment
DATE: 12 Sep 2106
LINK:[http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2016/09/special_series_nonprofit_founders_vow_veterans_will_get_better_treatment]


SOURCE: WTC U.S. Army: Warrior Transition Command
SUBJECT: “Non-Medical Attendant (NMA)
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.wtc.army.mil/modules/soldier/s9-nonMedical.html]


SOURCE: NOLO: Margaret Wadsworth
SUBJECT: “New Rules for Veterans Disability Related to Brain Injury (TBI)
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/new-rules-veterans-disability-related-brain-injury.html]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “New tool launces to improve the benefits claim appeals process at the VA
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/27107/new-tool-launches-improve-benefits-claim-appeals-process-va/]


SOURCE: Vets HQ: News Updates
SUBJECT: “News Updates (Numerous Stories)
DATE: ND
LINK: [https://www.vetshq.com/2016/08/august-10-veterans-news-2/]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “National Cemetery Administration
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.cem.va.gov/burial_benefits/]


SOURCE: News 4 Jax: Joy Purdy
SUBJECT: “New Wounded Warrior Project CEO to be ‘completely accountable’
DATE: 4 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.news4jax.com/news/investigations/new-wounded-warrior-project-ceo-to-be-completely-accountable]


SOURCE: Sun Sentinel: Jeff Miller
SUBJECT: “No Excuse for Veteran Affairs Litany of Excuses
DATE: 23 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.sun-sentinel.com/opinion/sfl-veteran-affairs-opinion-20160823-story.html]


-It never ceases to amaze me that the VA can pat themselves on the back and mention that there are some veterans who have appeals longer than 10 years (I happen to be one of them), unbelievable and yet here it is:-New tool launches to improve the benefits claim appeals process at the VA: [21 April 2016] VAntagePoint Contributor

SOURCE: Washington Examiner: Sarah westwood
SUBJECT: “Nine major Veterans Affairs failures
DATE: 8 AUG 2016
LINK: [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/nine-major-veterans-affairs-failures/article/2598566#.V6kuLPBxT60.facebook]


SOURCE: Military Times-Leo Shane III & Patricia Kime
SUBJECT: “New VA study finds 20 veterans commit suicide each day
DATE: 7 Jul 2016
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/story/veterans/2016/07/07/va-suicide-20-daily-research/86788332/]


SOURCE: YouTube: CBS News
SUBJECT: “New VA Scandal: CBS News finds thousands of vet’s benefit claims discarded
DATE: 25 Feb 2015
LINK: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMk90KlsgLk]


SOURCE: Military.com: Associated Press
SUBJECT: ” Officer testifies that soldier was shot during search for Bergdahl ”
DATE: 14 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/11/14/officer-testifies-that-soldier-was-shot-search-bergdahl.html ]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs
SUBJECT: ” VA Chiropractic Residency Sites First in Nation to Receive Accreditation ”
DATE: 27 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2829 ]


SOURCE: The Register-Guard: Gillian Flaccus
SUBJECT: “Oregon to receive $500,000 to help veterans in 10 rural counties  ”
DATE: 26 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/34922229-75/oregon-to-receive-500000-to-help-veterans-in-10-rural-counties.html.csp ]


SOURCE: Oakland Press: Suburban Life: Sharon Longman
SUBJECT: ” Pontiac man helps veterans in need of clothing or car rides ”
DATE: 19 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.theoaklandpress.com/lifestyle/20161019/pontiac-man-helps-veterans-in-need-of-clothing-or-car-rides ]


SOURCE: The Political Insider: Single H
SUBJECT: ” Obama’s VA Hospitals Now Have 500k Waiting More Than A Month For Care ”
DATE: ND
LINK: [ http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/va-hospital-500k-waiting/]


SOURCE: Its Veteran Approved
SUBJECT: ” Outrage: Female Veteran Denied a Job by Macy’s Because She’s … ”
DATE: ND
LINK: [ http://itsveteranappoved.com/07d465dca4e7]


SOURCE: The American Legion: Andrea C. Dickerson
SUBJECT: “Ohio Legionnaire blazed path to veteran entrepreneurship  ”
DATE:6 Oct 2016
LINK: [ http://www.legion.org/careers/234352/ohio-legionnaire-blazed-path-veteran-entrepreneurship]


SOURCE: NPR.org: Quil Lawrence
SUBJECT: “On The Appalachian Trail, Combat Veterans Learn To Let Things Go  ”
DATE: 6 Oct 2016
LINK: [ http://www.npr.org/2016/10/06/496826293/on-the-appalachian-trail-combat-veterans-learn-to-let-things-go]


SOURCE: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT: “OSC Busts Oakland VA Regional Office 14,000 Claim Blunder
DATE: 14 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/10/14/osc-busts-oakland-va-regional-office-14000-claim-blunder/]


SOURCE: The Washington Post: Greg Jaffe [Video]
SUBJECT: “Obama faces tough questions from military and veterans
DATE: 28 Sep 2016LINK: [https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-faces-tough-questions-from-military-and-veterans/2016/09/28/a37e6cee-85c9-11e6-92c2-14b64f3d453f_story.html?postshare=4361475114823209&tid=ss_fb]


SOURCE: Concerned Veterans For America: Emilye Bell
SUBJECT: “#VA Fail- One-Third of Calls to Crisis Line Go Unanswered
DATE: 27 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://cv4a.org/vafail-one-third-calls-crisis-line-go-unanswered/]


SOURCE: AP News.com: Mathew Daly
SUBJECT: “Official: One-third of calls to VA suicide hotline roll over
DATE: 27 Sep 2016
LINK: [https://apnews.com/0c2c10e0c6b14b28bd5920790884f5d1]


SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel.com: Jason Ruiter
SUBJECT: “Orlando airport to open USO welcome center
DATE: 20 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/tourism/os-uso-orlando-airport-20160920-story.html]


SOURCE: Stars & Stripes: Travis J. Tritten
SUBJECT: “Ohio Lawmaker: Make Congress use VA Health Care
DATE: 13 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.stripes.com/news/ohio-lawmaker-make-congress-use-va-health-care-1.428790]


SOURCE: Stars & Stripes: Travis J. Tritten
SUBJECT: “Ohio Lawmaker: Make Congress use VA health care
DATE: 13 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.stripes.com/news/ohio-lawmaker-make-congress-use-va-health-care-1.428790]


SOURCE: Military.com: Rep. Jeff Miller
SUBJECT: “Opinion: Union Bosses, VA Rigging System for Failure
DATE: 5 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/09/05/opinion-union-bosses-va-bosses-rigging-system-for-failure.html]


SOURCE: Military Times.com: Rep. Jeff Miller
SUBJECT: “Only one choice to fix the Department of Veterans Affairs
DATE: 3 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/only-one-choice-to-fix-the-department-of-veterans-affairs]


SOURCE: NY Post: Betsy McCaughey
SUBJECT: “On health care, Bernie betrayed vets to protect unions
DATE: 9 Feb 2016
LINK: [http://nypost.com/2016/02/09/on-health-care-bernie-betrayed-vets-to-protect-unions/]


SOURCE: Military Times: Leo Shane III
SUBJECT: “Obama orders 1.6 percent military pay raise for 2017
DATE: 31 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/obama-military-pay-16-percent-raise]


SOURCE: Washington Examiner: Gabby Morrongiello
SUBJECT: “Obama backs ‘terrific’ VA secretary McDonald
DATE: 5 Jun 2016
LINK: [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/obama-backs-terrific-va-secretary-mcdonald/article/2593053]


SOURCE: The Washington Times: Dave Boyer
SUBJECT: “Obama rejects panel’s proposal for more oversight of VA health care system
DATE: 1 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/sep/1/obama-rejects-proposal-more-oversight-va/]


SOURCE: Military.com: Bryant Jordan
SUBJECT: “Older Vets Committing Suicide at Alarming Rate
DATE: 31 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.military.com/daily-news/2014/08/31/older-vets-committing-suicide-at-alarming-rate.html?ESRC=todayinmil.sm]


SOURCE: Military Times: AP
SUBJECT: “Obama says he supports veterans’ health care recommendations
DATE: 1 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/obama-says-he-supports-veterans-health-care-recommendations]


SOURCE: Eleven Warriors: D.J. Barnes
SUBJECT: “Ohio State Honors America’s Prisoners of War and Missing In Action With Unoccupied Seat at Ohio Stadium
DATE: 1 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football/2016/09/73558/photo-ohio-state-commemorates-americas-prisoners-of-war-and-missing-in-action-with-unoccupied-seat-at-ohio-stadium]


SOURCE: The Fiscal Times: Jacqueline Leo
SUBJECT: “Outrage of the Day: Ousted VA Perp Could Get Her Job Back
DATE: 6 JUNE 2016
LINK: [http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2016/06/06/Outrage-Day-Ousted-VA-Perp-Could-Get-Her-Job-Back#.V1b3mQbjm8A.facebook]


SOURCE: The New York Times
SUBJECT: “Obama Says V.A. Has Made Progress on Veterans Health Care
DATE: 1 August 2016
LINK: [http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/02/us/politics/obama-donald-trump-veterans-khan.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0]


SOURCE: ETF News: Anonymous
SUBJECT: “Obama Cuts 2.6 Billion From Veterans While Allocating 4.5 Billion To Syrian Migrants Moving To America
DATE: 15 APR 2016
LINK: [http://endingthefed.com/obama-cuts-2-6-billion-from-veterans-while-allocating-4-5-billion-to-syrian-migrants-moving-to-america.html]


SOURCE: Canines 4 Hope
SUBJECT: ” Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD Service Dogs ”
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.canines4hope.com/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-dogs-ptsd-dog-training-florida.htm ]


SOURCE: Fox News
SUBJECT: “Phoenix VA reportedly hires woman recently fired for abuse
DATE: 13 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://video.foxnews.com/v/5167978909001/phoenix-va-reportedly-hires-woman-recently-fired-for-abuse/?playlist_id=930909787001#sp=show-clips]


SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal: Ben Kesling
SUBJECT: “Phoenix VA Hospital Continues to Err in Patient Care, Watchdog Says

DATE: 4 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.wsj.com/articles/phoenix-va-hospital-continues-to-err-in-patient-care-watchdog-says-1475618528]


SOURCE: ITV.com
SUBJECT: “Prescription painkiller Tramadol ‘claiming more lives than any other drug’
DATE: 6 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.itv.com/news/utv/update/2016-10-06/prescription-painkiller-claiming-more-lives-than-any-other-drug/]


SOURCE:  Baylor College of Medicine: Graciela Gutierrez
SUBJECT: “Post-operative outcomes in the VA improved in the last 15 years

DATE: 21 Sep 2016
LINK: [https://www.bcm.edu/news/healthcare/post-operative-outcomes-in-va-improved]


SOURCE: Stars & Stripes: Rachek Raskin-Zrihen
SUBJECT: “Pilot program pairs some PTSD vets with service dogs
DATE: 13 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/pilot-program-pairs-some-ptsd-vets-with-service-dogs-1.428737]


SOURCE: Military.com: Nikki Wentling
SUBJECT: “Past Deadline, Feds See No End in Sight for Veteran Homeless Crisis
DATE: 26 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/08/26/past-deadline-feds-see-no-end-sight-veteran-homeless-crisis.html?ESRC=todayinmil.sm]


SOURCE: Concerned Veterans for America: Sarah Shriver
SUBJECT: “CVA Memo: President Obama’s Record of Failure at the VA
DATE: 1 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://cv4a.org/press-release/cva-memo-president-obamas-record-failure-va/]


SOURCE: AZ Central: Dennis Wagner
SUBJECT: “Phoenix VA Hospital getting yet another boss
DATE: 26 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2016/08/26/phoenix-va-hospital-getting-yet-another-boss/89412700/]


SOURCE: Disabled Veteran.org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT: “BREAKING: Phoenix VA Director Suddenly Retires After Recording, Cites Health
DATE: 26 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/08/26/phoenix-va-director-retires-recording/]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT: “Portland VA: Human Experiments Unethical, No Consent

DATE: 27 Apr 2016
LINK: [http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/04/27/portland-va-human-experiments-unethical-no-consent/]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice
SUBJECT: “Pennsylvania Man Charged In Alleged $35 Million Fraud Against Veteran’s Education GI Bill
DATE: 21 Apr 2016
LINK: [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxv-kKjZhQfycDhUM0FORE1lNm8/view]


SOURCE: Southeastern Guide Dogs
SUBJECT: “Paws for PatriotsTM
DATE: ND
LINK: [https://www.guidedogs.org/about/our-programs/paws-for-patriots/]


SOURCE: ARF: Animal Rescue Foundation
SUBJECT: “Pets for Vets
DATE: ND
LINK: [https://www.arflife.org/pets-for-vets]


SOURCE: PAVEconCampus.org
SUBJECT: “Peer Advisors for Veteran Education (PAVE)
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://paveoncampus.org/]


SOURCE: Military.com: Amy Bushatz
SUBJECT: “Pentagon to Open Online Exchange Shopping to Vets in 2017
DATE: 16 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/08/16/pentagon-to-open-online-exchange-shopping-to-vets-in-2017.html]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:VAntage Point Contributor
SUBJECT: “Pay for Success:: Incentivizing sustainable Veteran employment

DATE: 23 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/30280/pay-success-incentivizing-sustainable-veteran-employment/]


I am willing to bet that NO ONE at the VA ever had to worry about their claim!
Public Service Recognition Week: Promoting engagement and strengthening culture at VA. Department of Veterans Affairs-1 May 2016:


SOURCE: The Daily Caller-Jonah Bennett
SUBJECT: “Phoenix VA Supervisor Who Ran Secret Wait List Caught Denying Appointments To Vets
DATE: 29 May 2016
LINK: [http://dailycaller.com/2016/05/29/phoenix-va-supervisor-who-ran-secret-wait-list-caught-denying-appointments-to-vets-in-petty-power-play/]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “Pre-Discharge: Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD)”
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://benefits.va.gov/PREDISCHARGE/claims-pre-discharge-benefits-delivery-at-discharge.asp]


SOURCE: Military Times: The Associated Press
SUBJECT: “Report: Continued delays for veterans at Phoenix VA system
DATE: 4 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/report-continued-delays-for-veterans-at-phoenix-va-system]


SOURCE: Change.org: Steve Cooper
SUBJECT: “Remove Phoenix VA Director Rima Ann Nelson
DATE: ND
LINK: [https://www.change.org/p/secretary-of-veterans-affairs-remove-phoenix-va-director-rimaann-nelson]


SOURCE: Department of Veterans Affairs: Office of Inspector General
SUBJECT: “Highlights: Review of Alleged Waste of Funds at the VA Medical Center in Madison, WI
DATE: 30 Sep 2016
LINK: [https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10209169493187811&set=a.2824662549083.134220.1634590459&type=3&theater]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT: “BREAKING: Rima Nelson, New Phoenix VA Director, Has Skeletons In Closet
DATE: 30 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/09/30/breaking-rima-nelson-new-phoenix-va-director-has-skeletons-in-closet/]


SOURCE: Concerned Veterans of America: Fred Ferreirra
SUBJECT: “Reps. Zinke and Russel on the role of veterans in congress
DATE: 26 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://cv4a.org/zinke-russell-role-veterans-congress/]


SOURCE: Occupy Democrats.com: Marcos Da Silva
SUBJECT: “Republican Congressman: “Moocher” Veterans Are Clogging the VA
DATE: 24 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://occupydemocrats.com/2016/09/24/republican-congressman-moocher-veterans-clogging-va/]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Officer of Inspector General
SUBJECT: “Replacement Medical Center delayed and over budget
DATE: 21S ep 2016
LINK: [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxv-kKjZhQfyWkh2RnZJcDVVcTg/view]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.Org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT: “Report: IAVA Wars To Cost $1 Trillion In Veterans Benefits, Healthcare
DATE: 19 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/09/19/report-iava-wars-cost-1-trillion-veteran-benefits-healthcare/]


SOURCE:  Office of Inspector General
SUBJECT: “Highlights: Review of Allefged Breach of Privacy and Confidentiality of PII at VBA’s Milwaukee VARO
DATE: ND
LINK: [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxv-kKjZhQfyejB1QkdRYVJsQ2c/view]


SOURCE: Concerned Veterans for America: Shaun Rieley
SUBJECT: “Rethinking The Public-Private Distinction
DATE: 22 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://cv4a.org/rethinking-public-private-distinction/]


SOURCE: The Daily Caller: Jonah Bennett
SUBJECT: “Report Finds VA Shoved Thousands of Patients onto ‘Ghost Panels’
DATE: 14 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/14/report-finds-va-shoved-thousands-of-patients-onto-ghost-panels/]


SOURCE: Social Security Administration
SUBJECT: “Retirement Planner: Special Extra Earnings For Military Service
DATE: ND
LINK: [https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/military.html]


SOURCE: Long Island Press: Rashed Mian
SUBJECT: “Report: Denied Service, Veteran Commits Suicide at Northport VA Hospital
DATE: 25 Aug 2016
LINK: [https://www.longislandpress.com/2016/08/25/report-denied-service-veteran-commits-suicide-at-northport-va-hospital/]


SOURCE: The New York Times: Dave Philips
SUBJECT: “Report Finds Sharp Increase in Veterans Denied V.A. Benefits
DATE: 30 Mar 2016
LINK: [http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/30/us/report-finds-sharp-increase-in-veterans-denied-va-benefits.html]


SOURCE: MilitaryOneClick.com/veterans
SUBJECT: “Resource for Veterans
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://militaryoneclick.com/veterans/]


SOURCE: YouTube: BoozmanPressOffice
SUBJECT: “Reviewing Whistleblower Claims at Department of Veterans Affairs
DATE: 30 Jun 2015
LINK: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21j-My3iNbk&list=PLubGZOyelqEbqNofci-8a-7QfUeFrhxRf&index=3]


Resources for Veterans on campus: [12 Feb 2016] Darren Sherrad


SOURCE: USA Today-Kelly Kennedy
SUBJECT: “Researchers tie Gulf War illness to brain damage
DATE: 21 Mar 2013
LINK: [http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/03/20/research-ties-gulf-war-illness-to-brain-damage/1982817/]


SOURCE: H&P: Hill & Ponton Disability Attorneys
SUBJECT: “Respiratory Disabilities in Iraq Vets-Toxic Metal Dust?”
DATE: 11 Apr 2016
LINK: [https://www.hillandponton.com/respiratory-disabilities-iraq-vets-toxic-metal-dust/#utm_sguid=145664,ad9dd0f4-936c-dd50-3953-931d31912b62]


SOURCE: U.S. Dept. of Justice-U.S. Attorneys Office
SUBJECT: “Retired Funeral Director Pleads Guilty To Submitting Fraudulent Claims To The Veterans Administration
DATE: 1 Apr 2016
LINK: [https://www.justice.gov/usao-wdny/pr/retired-funeral-director-pleads-guilty-submitting-fraudulent-claims-veterans]


SOURCE: Conservative Byte: Joe Crowe
SUBJECT: ” ABC: Sarah Palin under consideration for Veterans Affairs Secretary ”
DATE: 30 Nov 2016
LINK: [  http://conservativebyte.com/2016/11/abc-sarah-palin-under-consideration-for-veteran-affairs-secretary/ ]


SOURCE: Task & Purpose: James Clark
SUBJECT: ” Service members sprang into action during OSU attack ”
DATE: 29 Nov 2016
LINK: [  http://taskandpurpose.com/military-men-sprang-action-osu-attack/  ]


SOURCE: Auburn Pub.com: Ellen Leahy Eller
SUBJECT: ”  Skaneateles American Legion looks to help area veterans through Operation Christmas Hope ”
DATE: 25 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://auburnpub.com/news/local/skaneateles-american-legion-looks-to-help-area-veterans-through-operation/article_d45dccbb-c4f6-5445-a66e-570354249597.html]


SOURCE: SOFREP.com: Desiree Huitt
SUBJECT: ” Sister’s tribute to late Special Forces brother killed in Jordan 
DATE: 18 Nov 2016
LINK: [ https://sofrep.com/67955/sisters-tribute-to-late-special-forces-brother-killed-in-jordan/]


SOURCE: APP.com: David P. Willis
SUBJECT: ” Scammers hunt for veterans, active-duty military ”
DATE: 15 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://www.app.com/story/money/business/consumer/press-on-your-side/2016/11/15/military-veterans-scams/93880154/ ]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Kayla Williams
SUBJECT: ” State of Women Veterans: Women Veterans Interactive partners with VA to serve women Veterans ”
DATE: 9 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/32750/state-women-veterans-women-veterans-interactive-partners-vba-serve-women-veterans/]


SOURCE: USA Today: Gregg Zoroya
SUBJECT: ” Senate rejects bill on veterans benefits ”
DATE: 15 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/02/27/veterans-legislation-bernie-sanders-senate/5859217/]


SOURCE: Fox News: Associated Press
SUBJECT: ” Still Fighting: Vietnam vets seek help for rare cancer ”
DATE: 14 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/11/14/still-fighting-vietnam-vets-seek-help-for-rare-cancer.html ]


SOURCE: Military.com: Brendon McGarry
SUBJECT: ” Survey: Vets Back Trump’s Plan for More Private Health Care ”
DATE: 2 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/11/02/survey-vets-back-trumps-plan-for-more-private-health-care.html?ESRC=todayinmil.sm ]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Kayla Williams
SUBJECT: ” State of Women Veterans: Women Veterans more likely to complete a degree with VA education benefits ”
DATE: 2 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/32421/state-women-veterans-study-suggests-women-veterans-likely-complete-degree-va-education-benefits/ ]


SOURCE:  U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Kayla Williams
SUBJECT: ” State of Women Veterans: Employment and Women Veterans ”
DATE: 26 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/32217/state-of-women-veterans-dol-weighs-in-on-employment-of-women-veterans/ ]


SOURCE: VFW.org
SUBJECT: ” Student Veteran Support ”
DATE: 2016
LINK: [http://www.vfw.org/assistance/student-veterans-support ]


SOURCE: U.S. Medicine: The Voice of Federal Medicine
SUBJECT: ” Smoking Associated with RA severity at VA ”
DATE: Oct 2016
LINK: [ http://www.usmedicine.com/agencies/department-of-veterans-affairs/smoking-associated-with-ra-severity-at-va/]


SOURCE: KRQE 13 News: Aaron Drawhorn
SUBJECT: ” Senior veterans soar the sky in World War II plane ”
DATE: 17 Oct 2016
LINK: [ http://krqe.com/2016/10/17/elderly-veterans-take-to-the-sky-in-albuquerque/]


SOURCE: Marine Times.com: Matthew L. Schehl
SUBJECT: ” She fled Iraq with her family. Now she’s a U.S. Marine ”
DATE: 18 Oct 2016
LINK: [https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/articles/mosul-iraq-refugee-fulfills-dream-to-become-marine ]


SOURCE: Military.com: Logan Nye
SUBJECT: “6 Military Jobs With the Best Perks
DATE: 14 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://undertheradar.military.com/2016/10/6-military-jobs-best-perks/?ESRC=under.sm]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans for Change
SUBJECT: “#PatientsNotAddicts: Sending Spoons to the surgeon General
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.disabledamericansforchange.org/new-products/w4714urhcl0yt48py84055ox4srq31]


SOURCE: Lex18.com [Video]
SUBJECT: “Soldier Walks 140 Miles For Fallen Navy Seal 
DATE: 11 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.lex18.com/story/33366638/soldier-walks-140-miles-for-fallen-navy-seal#.V_2FrWQuW8I.facebook]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “State veterans Affairs Offices
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.va.gov/statedva.htm]


SOURCE: The Hearty Soul.com
SUBJECT: “Study: Statins DON’T Lower Cholesterol but INCREASE Cancer and Memory Loss Risk
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://theheartysoul.com/statins-cancer-cholesterol/?t=NSM]


SOURCE: Concerned Veterans for America; Sarah Shriver
SUBJECT: “Surgical Delays Caused by VA Negligence in Fayetteville”
DATE: 30 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://cv4a.org/press-release/fayetteville-va-surgical-concerns/]


SOURCE: WSB-TV: Aaron Diamant
SUBJECT: “7 Military trainees from Afghanistan missing from U.S. bases
DATE: 1 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/7-military-trainees-from-afghanistan-missing-from-us-bases/452236808]


SOURCE: Disability Help Group
SUBJECT: “Social Security Disability Help
DATE: ND
LINK: [https://www.disabilityhelpgroup.com/social-security-disability/]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “State of Women Veterans: Burial and memorial benefits
DATE: 5 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/31588/state-women-veterans-burial-memorial-benefits/]


SOURCE: Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel: Daniel Bice
SUBJECT: “Bice: Senator skips veterans home tour to judge baking contest
DATE: 29 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/investigations/daniel-bice/2016/09/29/bice-senator-skips-veterans-home-tour-judge-baking-contest/91193980/]


SOURCE: Fox News Insider [Video]
SUBJECT: “‘She Saved Me’: Vet Says Service Dog Helped Him Overcome Suicidal Thoughts
DATE: 29 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/09/29/marine-veteran-john-welch-service-dog-saved-my-life]


SOURCE: Disabled Veteran.org: Benjamin Kraus
SUBJECT: “Suicidal Veterans Abandoned Waiting For VA Crisis Line Operators
DATE: 28 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/09/28/suicidal-vets-abandoned-va-crisis-line/]


SOURCE: The News & Observer: Tony Pugh
SUBJECT: “604,000 uninsured veterans in 2017 unless more states expand Medicaid
DATE: 28 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.newsobserver.com/news/nation-world/national/article104630871.html]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “Survivors Pension
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.benefits.va.gov/pension/spousepen.asp]


SOURCE:  Stars & Stripes: Eric Yoder
SUBJECT: “Stronger protections for VA whistleblowers included in bill to keep government open
DATE: 26 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.stripes.com/stronger-protections-for-va-whistleblowers-included-in-bill-to-keep-government-open-1.430989]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Kayla Williams
SUBJECT: “State of Women Veterans: How Vet Centers can make a difference
DATE: 21 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/31140/state-women-veterans-vet-centers-can-make-difference/]


SOURCE: The GAzette: Associated Press
SUBJECT: “Senators seek inquiry into concerns about Colorado veteran’s suicides
DATE: 20 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://m.gazette.com/senators-seek-inquiry-into-concerns-about-colorado-veterans-suicide/article/1585954?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Defense+EBB+09-21-16&utm_term=Editorial+-+Early+Bird+Brief]


SOURCE: The New York Times: Dave Philips
SUBJECT: “Scuba, Parrots, Yoga: Veterans Embrace Alternative Therapies for PTSD
DATE: 17 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/18/us/veterans-ptsd-alternative-therapies.html?_r=0]


SOURCE: WSAW TV 7: WSAW Staff
SUBJECT: “Sen. Johnson to be briefed this week about veteran’s care
DATE: 13 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.wsaw.com/content/news/Sen-Johnson-to-be-brief-this-week-about-veterans-care-393326661.html]


SOURCE: Service Dogs Inc.
SUBJECT: “Service Dogs Inc.
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.servicedogs.org/]


SOURCE: Barrons.com: Gary Weiss
SUBJECT: “Spotting Nonprofit Accounting Tricks
DATE: 16 Jun 2016
LINK: [http://www.barrons.com/articles/spotting-nonprofit-accounting-tricks-1466222360]


SOURCE: Veterans Law Blog.org: Chris Attig
SUBJECT: “Service Connected Sleep Apnea: it ain’t a Scam…it’s a Typhoon headed for the Veterans Community
DATE: 6 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.veteranslawblog.org/service-connected-sleep-apnea/]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “Statement From VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald
On President Obama’s Final Assessment of the Commission on Care

DATE: 1 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2815]


SOURCE: Military.com: Amy Bushatz
SUBJECT: “Starbucks Family Stores focus on Vet Hiring, Community Connection
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.military.com/hiring-veterans/resources/starbucks-family-stores-focus-on-vet-hiring-community-connection.html?ESRC=miljobs.sm]


SOURCE: Disabled Veteran.org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT: “So Working at Phoenix VA Made Deborah Amdur Sick enough to Retire?
DATE: 26 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/08/26/phoenix-va-move-make-deborah-amdur-sick-enough-retire/]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT: “Shocker: Denver VA Director Late To Work 508 Times In 4 Years
DATE: 24 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/08/24/shocker-denver-va-director-late-to-work-508-times-in-4-years/]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “Secretary McDonald discusses progress, promise and challenges on Veterans health policy
DATE: 5 May 2016
LINK: [http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/27445/secretary-mcdonald-discusses-progress-promise-and-challenges-on-veterans-health-policy/]


SOURCE: Military Times: Leo Shane III and Patricia Kime
SUBJECT: “Senator: Large veterans reform bill promises ‘a new VA’
DATE: 16 May 2016
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/benefits/veterans/2016/04/28/senator-large-veterans-reform-bill-promises-new-va/83650008/]


SOURCE: WTOP: Jim Salter
SUBJECT: “Some military discharges mean no benefits after service ends
DATE: 24 Dec 2015
LINK: [http://wtop.com/politics/2015/12/some-military-discharges-mean-no-benefits-after-service-ends/]


SOURCE: AZ Central: Dennis Wagner
SUBJECT: “Sen. John McCain calls for universal, permanent VA Choice Card
DATE: 29 Mar 2016
LINK: [http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/arizona/2016/03/28/mccain-discusses-his-new-va-reform-plan-at-veterans-town-hall/82360142/]


SOURCE: Military.com
SUBJECT: “SCRA: Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Overview
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.military.com/benefits/military-legal-matters/scra/servicemembers-civil-relief-act-overview.html]


SOURCE: Federal Register: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “Schedule for Rating Disabilities; the Musculoskeletal System
DATE: 11 Feb 2003
LINK: [https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2003/02/11/03-2119/schedule-for-rating-disabilities-the-musculoskeletal-system]


SOURCE: Star Tribune: Jeremy Olson
SUBJECT: “Still sick 25 years after the Gulf War, a vet seeks answers-and the Minneapolis VA may have them
DATE: 14 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.startribune.com/still-sick-25-years-after-the-gulf-war-a-vet-seeks-answers-and-the-minneapolis-va-may-have-them/390138371/]


SOURCE: YouTube: California Senate Democrats
SUBJECT: “Senate Veterans Affairs Informational Hearing
DATE: 28 Feb 2014
LINK: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbYe9WXI8l8]


SOURCE: YouTube: Senator Blumenthal
SUBJECT: “Sen Blumenthal Presses VA Secretary to Streamline Disability Claims Appeals Process
DATE: 21 Jan 2016
LINK: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C1fQd-3Jhg&index=15&list=PLubGZOyelqEbqNofci-8a-7QfUeFrhxRf]


SOURCE: YouTube: Senator Marco Rubio
SUBJECT: “Senate Democrats, Washington Dysfunction Stand In Way Of Reforming VA
DATE: 20 Oct 2015
LINK: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7Db3z6N6v4&list=PLubGZOyelqEbqNofci-8a-7QfUeFrhxRf&index=16]


SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Dan Majors
SUBJECT: “StarKist honors Korean War veterans with annual luncheon
DATE: 18 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2016/08/18/StarKist-honors-Korean-War-veterans/stories/201608180061]


SOURCE: USA Today: Gregg Zoroya
SUBJECT: “Senate reject bill on veterans benefits
DATE: 27 Feb 2014
LINK: [http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/02/27/veterans-legislation-bernie-sanders-senate/5859217/]


SOURCE: Veterans911.com (Please Share This Link)
SUBJECT: “State Specific Articles and Videos
DATE: Ongoing
LINK: [http://veterans911.com/state-specific-articles-and-videos/]


SOURCE: Veterans911.com (Please Share This Link)
SUBJECT: “”State Evaluation Results
DATE: Ongoing
LINK: [http://veterans911.com/state-evaluation-results/]


SOURCE: J. Carney, The Hill
SUBJECT: “Senate Democrats block VA funding bill
DATE: 1 Oct 2015
LINK: [http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/255643-senate-democrats-block-va-funding-bill]


SOURCE: The Hill: Jordain Carney
SUBJECT: “Senate Democrats block VSA funding bill
DATE: 1 Oct 2015
LINK: [http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/255643-senate-democrats-block-va-funding-bill]


SOURCE: Military Times: Patricia Kime
SUBJECT: “$70M to be invested in veterans’ mental health
DATE: 18 Jun 2015
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/story/veterans/2015/06/17/veterans-mental-health-wounded-warrior-project-70million/28824099/]


SOURCE: Task & Purpose: Van Winkle’s
SUBJECT: “Sleep Disorders Among Troops Are More Damaging Than We Realize
DATE: 25 Apr 2016
LINK: [http://taskandpurpose.com/sleep-disorders-among-troops-damaging-realize/]


SOURCE: The Washington Post-Lisa Rein
SUBJECT: “Senate votes to scale back federal job preferences for veterans
DATE: 17 Jun 2016
LINK: [https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/06/17/tktk-veterans/?postshare=4441467221860279&tid=ss_fb]


SOURCE: Radio Iowa-Dar Danielson
SUBJECT: “Senator Ernst says Veterans Administration leader is a ‘Cancer’
DATE: 27 May 2016
LINK: [http://www.radioiowa.com/2016/05/27/senator-ernst-says-veterans-administration-leader-is-a-cancer/]


SOURCE: USA Today-Donovan Slack
SUBJECT: “Senate investigation finds ‘systemic’ failures at VA watchdog”
DATE: 31 May 2016
LINK: [http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/05/31/senate-probe-finds-systemic-failures-va-inspector-general/85063032/]


SOURCE: Stars and Stripes-Tom Philpott
SUBJECT: “Senators want caregiver benefits phased in for older veterans
DATE: 5 May 2016
LINK: [http://www.stripes.com/senators-want-caregiver-benefits-phased-in-for-older-veterans-1.407971]


SOURCE: Huffington Post-David Wood
SUBJECT: “Scandal-Plagued VA Is Overpaying Workers By Millions Of Dollars, Internal Audits Find
DATE: 10 Jul 2014
LINK: [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/10/va-overpaid-workers_n_5564766.html]


SOURCE: Inforishtoday.com-Marianne Kolbasuk-McGee
SUBJECT: “Senate Proposal Calls for VA to Drop Use of SSNs
DATE: 23 Jun 2016
LINK: [http://www.inforisktoday.com/senate-proposal-calls-for-va-to-drop-use-ssns-a-9222#.V3xB4HRsmHo.facebook]


SOURCE: KRGV.com-Anonymous
SUBJECT: “Sick Veteran Having Issues with Veterans Administration
DATE: 28 Jun 2016
LINK: [http://www.krgv.com/story/32330231/sick-veteran-having-issues-with-veterans-administration]


SOURCE: USA Today: Greg Zoroya
SUBJECT: “Senate reject bill on veterans benefits
DATE: 27 Feb 2014
LINK: [http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/02/27/veterans-legislation-bernie-sanders-senate/5859217/]


SOURCE: Washington Examiner: Sarah Westwood
SUBJECT: ” The fake ‘privatization’ battle brewing over the VA ”
DATE: 6 Dec 2016
LINK: [  http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/the-fake-privatization-battle-brewing-over-veterans-affairs/article/2608930    ]


SOURCE: KARE11: Lou Raguse
SUBJECT: ” Town fights to keep cross in veterans park ”
DATE: 6 Dec 2016
LINK: [  http://www.kare11.com/news/local/town-fights-to-keep-cross-in-veterans-park/364632313   ]


SOURCE: The Washington Post: Lisa Rein & Dan Lamothe
SUBJECT: ” To keep promises to veterans, Trump taps Koch-backed group ”
DATE: 1 Dec 2016
LINK: [  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/12/01/to-keep-promises-to-veterans-trump-taps-koch-backed-group/?utm_term=.9f75ca7414d2   ]


SOURCE: Washington Examiner: Scott Davis
SUBJECT: ” The VA needs an executive, not a cheerleader ”
DATE: 29 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/the-va-needs-an-executive-not-a-cheerleader/article/2608301  ]


SOURCE: LA Crosse Tribune: Chris Hubbuch
SUBJECT: “Tomah VA testing veterans for infection after dentist failed to sterilize tools  ”
DATE: 30 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://lacrossetribune.com/news/local/tomah-va-testing-veterans-for-infection-after-dentist-failed-to/article_35582c5f-52f7-51bd-84e3-4eb1f1d530d6.html ]


SOURCE: Government Executive: Eric Katz
SUBJECT: ” Trump’s VA Team could bring big changes to Vets’ health care, employee rights ”
DATE: 29 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.govexec.com/management/2016/11/trumps-va-team-could-bring-big-changes-vets-health-care-employee-rights/133493/  ]


SOURCE: CNBC: Joseph Wade
SUBJECT: ” Tony Vaccaro, war veteran, shutterbug and documentary subject, shows his life in pictures ”
DATE: 19 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://www.cnbc.com/2016/11/19/tony-vaccaro-war-veteran-shutterbug-and-documentary-subject-shows-his-life-in-pictures.html ]


SOURCE: The Federalist: Mollie Hemingway
SUBJECT: ” Trump Should consider Leo Mackay for Veterans Affairs ”
DATE: 22 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://thefederalist.com/2016/11/22/trump-consider-leo-mackay-veterans-affairs/#.WDWkzAddcas.facebook ]


SOURCE: CBS News: Emily Schultheis
SUBJECT: ” Trump considering Scott Brown to head Veterans Affairs ”
DATE: 21 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-considering-scott-brown-to-head-veterans-affairs/ ]


SOURCE: Washington Examiner: Sarah Westwood
SUBJECT: ” Trump’s high-stakes decision for VA secretary ”
DATE: 21 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trumps-high-stakes-decision-for-va-secretary/article/2607883?custom_click=rss ]


SOURCE: New York Post: Daniel Halper and Carl Campanile
SUBJECT: ” Trump team eyes Scott Brown for Veterans Affairs secretary ”
DATE: 18 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://nypost.com/2016/11/18/trump-team-eyes-scott-brown-for-veterans-affairs-secretary/ ]


SOURCE: The New York Times: Daniel Victor
SUBJECT: ” Teenager Seeks to Honor Veterans of War by Preserving Their Stories ”
DATE: 11 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/12/us/they-served-in-world-war-ii-he-wants-to-preserve-their-stories.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1 ]


SOURCE: American Military News
SUBJECT: ” This once homeless vet now has a farm that helps other vets ”
DATE: 4 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://americanmilitarynews.com/2016/11/this-once-homeless-vet-now-has-a-farm-that-helps-other-vets/?utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=alt&utm_source=dvf ]


SOURCE: The New York Times: Peter Baker
SUBJECT: ” Tiny Houses for Homeless Vets ”
DATE: ND
LINK: [ https://www.gofundme.com/KnightKlacix ]


SOURCE: The Daily Caller: Luke Rosiak
SUBJECT: ” This Outgoing Congressman Could Be trump’s Firing Expert For the VA 
DATE: 10 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://dailycaller.com/2016/11/10/this-outgoing-congressman-could-be-trumps-firing-expert-for-the-va/ ]


SOURCE: KCTV5: Emily Rittman
SUBJECT: ” Thief targets American Legion on Veterans Day ”
DATE: 13 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.kctv5.com/story/33693612/thief-targets-merican-legion-on-veterans-day ]


SOURCE: SOFREP.com
SUBJECT: ” This Marine tweaked his body armor to instantly treat a gunshot wound ”
DATE: 15 Nov 2016
LINK: [ https://sofrep.com/67727/marine-tweaked-body-armor-instantly-treat-gunshot-wound/]


SOURCE: Reuters: Sardar Razmal
SUBJECT: ” Two U.S. service members, many civilians dead in Afghanistan ”
DATE: 3 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-afghanistan-casualty-idUSKBN12Y0PM ]


SOURCE: Fox 13: Lloyd Sowers
SUBJECT: “10 year old funds veterans’ trip  ”
DATE: 1 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/214971954-story ]


SOURCE: HHS.gov
SUBJECT: ” The Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force ”
DATE: Oct 2016
LINK: [ http://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/mental-health-substance-use-disorder-parity-task-force-final-report.pdf]


SOURCE: The Creators Project: Andrew Nunes
SUBJECT: ” A Painted Vietnam Helicopter Is Providing PTSD Therapy For Veterans ”
DATE: 15 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/artist-transforms-vietnam-helicopter-ptsd-installation ]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: ” This Veterans Day, the 11-11-11 Program both honors and extends a helping hand to those who served ”
DATE: 27 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/32303/veterans-day-11-11-11-program-honors-extends-helping-served/ ]


SOURCE: Vice News: Christopher Zara
SUBJECT: ” Treated like addicts ”
DATE: 24 Oct 2016
LINK: [https://news.vice.com/story/opioids-chronic-pain?utm_source=dmfb ]


SOURCE: Correct the Record
SUBJECT: “The GOP on Veterans Issues
DATE: ND
LINK: [ http://correctrecord.org/the-gop-on-veterans-issues/]


SOURCE: Military.com: Oriana Pawlyk
SUBJECT: “”Transgender Airmen Can Now Seek Temporary Exemptions
DATE: 17 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/10/17/transgender-airmen-now-seek-temporary-exemptions.html?ESRC=todayinmil.sm]


SOURCE: Pain News Network
SUBJECT: “The VA’s Opioid Policy Hurts Veterans like Me
DATE: 10 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.painnewsnetwork.org/stories/2016/10/10/the-vas-opioid-policy-hurts-vets-like-me]


SOURCE: HealthZette: Dan Celia
SUBJECT: “The Veterans Administration Must Be Overhauled
DATE: 10 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.lifezette.com/healthzette/veterans-administration-must-be-overhauled/]


SOURCE: We are the mighty: Team Mighty
SUBJECT: “These Marine Corps Spouses built the Semper Fi Fund into a global organization
DATE: 6 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.wearethemighty.com/articles/these-marine-corps-spouses-built-the-semper-fi-fund-into-a-global-organization]


SOURCE: Concerned Veterans for America: Sarah Shriver
SUBJECT: “3,000 Veterans waited for radiology exams at Salisbury VA
DATE: 6 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://cv4a.org/press-release/salisbury-backlog-radiology-exams/]


SOURCE: Concerned Veterans for America: Sarah Shriver
SUBJECT: “Timeline: The Phoenix VA Scandal That Never Ended
DATE: 5 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://cv4a.org/press-release/phoenix-scandal-never-ended/]


SOURCE: ABC News; Tracey Smith
SUBJECT: ““The Walking Marine”” Veteran raising awareness for suicide visits Central Virginia
DATE: 29 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://wric.com/2016/09/29/the-walking-marine-veteran-raising-awareness-for-suicide-visits-central-virginia/]


SOURCE: The Hill: Ben Rangel
SUBJECT: “Too little, too late for veterans under Obama
DATE: 27 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/healthcare/298065-too-little-too-late-for-veterans-under-obama]


SOURCE:  The American Legion: Henry Howard
SUBJECT: “Trump, Clinton sidestep key veteran issues
DATE: 27 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.legion.org/veteranshealthcare/234296/trump-clinton-sidestep-key-veterans-issues]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Catherine Twombley
SUBJECT: “The appeals process: Appeals at the regional office level
DATE: 10 Feb 2016
LINK: [http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/25738/the-appeals-process-appeals-at-the-regional-office-level/]


SOURCE: Military.com
SUBJECT: “2016 VA Disability Compensation Rates
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.military.com/benefits/veterans-health-care/va-disability-compensation-rates.html]


SOURCE: Task & Purpose: Chris Attig
SUBJECT: “The 4 key things that must be proven in every VA benefits claim
DATE: 12 Feb 2016
LINK: [http://taskandpurpose.com/the-4-key-things-that-must-be-proven-in-every-va-benefits-claim/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=tp-facebook&utm_campaign=recycled]


SOURCE: National Review: Warren Davidson & Pete Hegseth
SUBJECT: “To Reform the VA, Congress Must Lead by Example
DATE: 13 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.nationalreview.com/article/439980/reform-veterans-affairs-congress-should-get-its-own-health-care-va-hospitals]


SOURCE: Task & Purpose: James Clark
SUBJECT: “The incredible bond between a group of vets and wild wolves
DATE: 1 Jun 2016
LINK: [http://taskandpurpose.com/incredible-bond-group-combat-vets-wild-wolves/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=share&utm_content=tp-share]


SOURCE: Medium.com: Benjamin Sledge
SUBJECT: “The Conversation About War and Our Veterans We Refuse to Have
DATE: 27 May 2016
LINK: [https://medium.com/@benjaminsledge/the-conversation-about-war-and-our-veterans-we-refuse-to-have-a95c26972aee#.smreltq2b]


SOURCE: CNN [Video]
SUBJECT: “These US military veterans were deported to Mexico
DATE: 9 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2016/09/09/deported-veterans-bunker-tijuana-lah-dnt-ac.cnn]


SOURCE: The American Prospect: Suzanne gordon
SUBJECT: “Hill Hearing Spells Bad News for Veterans
DATE: 12 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://prospect.org/blog/tapped/hill-hearing-spells-bad-news-veterans]


SOURCE: The Hill: Christopher Neiweem
SUBJECT: “The VA is restricting veterans’ gun rights without due process
DATE: 13 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/defense/295484-va-is-restricting-veterans-gun-rights-without-due-process]


SOURCE: AZ Central: Dennis Wagner
SUBJECT: “Top VA brass says Phoenix hospital is off critical list, cites improvements
DATE: 1 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-investigations/2016/09/01/va-deputy-secretary-touts-phoenix-hospital-improvements/89666526/]


SOURCE: iPatriot: John Irish
SUBJECT: “The Case Against New England Veteran’s Administration Medical System
DATE: 2 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://ipatriot.com/case-new-england-veterans-administration-medical-system/]


SOURCE: Cornell University Law School
SUBJECT: “38 CFR 4.85-Evaluation of Hearing Impairment
DATE: ND
LINK: [https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/38/4.85]


SOURCE: Military Disability made Easy
SUBJECT: “The Ears
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.militarydisabilitymadeeasy.com/theears.html]


SOURCE: Military.com
SUBJECT: “Trump Promises to Fix a VA in ‘Very Sad Shape’
DATE: 1 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/09/01/trump-promises-to-fix-a-va-in-very-sad-shape.html?ESRC=todayinmil.sm]


SOURCE: Military.com
SUBJECT: “2016 VA Disability Compensation Rates
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.military.com/benefits/veterans-health-care/va-disability-compensation-rates.html]


SOURCE: Concerned Veterans for America: Diego Echeverri
SUBJECT: “The Importance of Ride-Sharing for Florida and Its Veterans
DATE: 10 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://cv4a.org/importance-ride-sharing-florida-veterans/]


SOURCE: Science Daily: Boston University Medical Center
SUBJECT: “Toxic exposure caused illness in Gulf War veterans, new report says
DATE: 26 Jan 2016
LINK: [https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160126130134.htm]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans AffairSUBJECT: “The Board of Veterans’ Appeals Decision search results
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/bva.jsp]


SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal: Kydra Miller Rotunda
SUBJECT: “The ‘Corrosive Culture’ at Veterans Affairs
DATE: 10 Apr 2016
LINK: [http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-corrosive-culture-at-veterans-affairs-1460319781]


SOURCE: Center Point Retreats
SUBJECT: “2016 Retreats
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.centerpointretreats.org/2016-retreats/]


SOURCE: House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs: Jeff Miller
SUBJECT: “The VA’s Strained Relationship With The Truth
DATE: 9 Jul 2016
LINK: [https://veterans.house.gov/news/editorials/va-s-strained-relationship-truth]


SOURCE: Military Disability Made Easy
SUBJECT: “The Hip and Thigh
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.militarydisabilitymadeeasy.com/hipandthigh.html]


SOURCE: Task & Purpose: David Lefler
SUBJECT: “These Tank-Inspired, Off-Road Wheelchairs Are Built For Wounded Warriors
DATE: 20 May 2016
LINK: [http://taskandpurpose.com/tank-inspired-off-road-wheelchairs-built-wounded-warriors/]


SOURCE: Fox News Insider
SUBJECT: “Thieves Steal $40K Worth of Bikes Meant for Wounded Warriors
DATE: 17 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/08/17/thieves-steal-40k-worth-bikes-meant-wounded-warriors]


SOURCE: 13 News Now: Laura Geller
SUBJECT: “13News Now Investigates: New TBI exams could reduce benefits
DATE: 15 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.13newsnow.com/mb/news/local/13news-now-investigates/tbi-13-news-investigates/296293456]


SOURCE: Military Times: James T. Jackson
SUBJECT: “Thanking Vietnam Veterans-unsung, unseen American warriors
DATE: 13 Aug 2016
LINK: [https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story/opinion/2016/08/13/thanking-vietnam-veterans-unsung-unseen-american-warriors/88563914/]


SOURCE: The Canberra times: David Ellery
SUBJECT: “Two B-52s fly over for Vietnam veterans Long Tan ceremony at Australian War Memorial
DATE: 18 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/double-dose-of-b52s-for-vietnam-veterans-at-long-tan-ceremony-20160818-gqvi83.html]


SOURCE: CBS Pittsburgh: Lisa Washington
SUBJECT: “3 Veterans Honored & Laid To Rest As Part Of Missing In America Project
DATE: 19 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2016/08/19/3-veterans-honored-laid-to-rest-as-part-of-missing-in-america-project/]


SOURCE: nwfdailynews.com: Tom Philpott
SUBJECT: “Tom Philpott: Senators want caregiver benefits phased in for older vets
DATE: 5 May 2016
LINK: [http://www.nwfdailynews.com/article/20160505/NEWS/160509403]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: OMR
SUBJECT: “Tri-agency partnership working to tailor cancer care based on genes, protiens
DATE: 23 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/30358/tri-agency-partnership-working-to-tailor-cancer-care-based-on-genes-proteins/]


SOURCE: Cornell University Law School: Legal Information Institute
SUBJECT: “38 CFR 4.88b-Schedule of Ratings
DATE: ND
LINK: [https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/38/4.88b]


The appeals process: Your comments and VA’s plans: [8 Mar 2016]: Catherine Trombley


SOURCE: The Huffington Post: Eleanor Goldberg
SUBJECT: “This N.J. County Has Housed All Of Its Homeless Veterans
DATE: 9 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bergen-county-new-jersey-ended-veteran-homelessness_us_57a9eb3ce4b06adc11f174b6]


SOURCE: USA Today: David Jackson
SUBJECT: “Trump pledges better veterans health care, bashes Clinton at VFW meeting
DATE: 26 Jul 2016
LINK: [http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/07/26/donald-trump-vfw-speech-charlotte/87561198/]


SOURCE: New Hampshire Union Leader-Mark Hayward
SUBJECT: “Tainted water at Camp Lejeune: Veteran fights for disability
DATE: 3 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.unionleader.com/Tainted-water-at-Camp-Lejeune-Veteran-fights-for-disability]


SOURCE: YouTube: HouseVetsAffairs
SUBJECT: “TBI Claims: VA’s Failure to Provide Adequate Examinations
DATE: 13 Jul 2015
LINK: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qyes33Dpch4&feature=youtu.be]


SOURCE: YouTube: Congressman Lee Zeldin
SUBJECT: “Top VA Official Refuses to Acknowledge a Vietnam Veteran, John Mitchell, Had Even Served
DATE: 15 Jun 2016
LINK: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIzw-C9PJOU&feature=youtu.be]


SOURCE: Huffington Post-Terry L. Gould
SUBJECT: “The Real Problem With the VA: A Veteran’s View From the Inside Out
DATE: 5 Aug 2014
LINK: [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/terry-l-gould/the-real-problem-with-the-va_b_5445981.html]


SOURCE: Deseret News Utah: Marjorie Cortez
SUBJECT: ” Utah’s state veterans homes in a league of their own ”
DATE: 16 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865664953/Utahs-state-veterans-homes-in-a-league-of-their-own.html ]


SOURCE: USDA.gov Lanon Baccam
SUBJECT: “Making the Grader-USDA’s New Program Offers Veterans a Path into Agriculture
DATE: 3 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://blogs.usda.gov/2016/10/03/making-the-grader-usdas-new-program-offers-veterans-a-path-into-agriculture/]


SOURCE: Concerned Veterans for America: Emilye Bell
SUBJECT: “#VAFAIL: Unfiled Benefits Applications Found in Former Employee’s Storage Unit
DATE: 11 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://cv4a.org/vafail-unfiled-benefits-applications-found-former-employees-storage-unit/]


SOURCE: Task & Purpose: James Clark
SUBJECT: “Unsung Heroes: this MARSOC Marine Held His Ground Even After Being Wounded And Knocked Out
DATE: 29 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://taskandpurpose.com/unsung-heroes-marsoc-marine-held-ground-even-wounded-knocked/?utm_source=T%26P+Distribution+List&utm_campaign=6e31c82f02-Veteran_Outreach_10_5_1610_5_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b2be43e63d-6e31c82f02-85787621]


SOURCE: Military.com: Susannah George
SUBJECT: “US Forces Increasing Iraq Footprint Ahead of Mosul Operation
DATE: 8 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/10/10/us-forces-increasing-iraq-footprint-ahead-mosul-operation.html?ESRC=todayinmil.sm]


SOURCE: Military Times: The Associated Press
SUBJECT: “U.S. military says 2 servicemembers wounded in Afghansitan
DATE: 8 Oct 2016

LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/us-military-says-2-service-members-wounded-in-afghanistan]


SOURCE: Disability Help Group.com
SUBJECT: “U.S. Postal Service Considering New Stamp to Benefit Veterans Program
DATE: 18 Feb 2016
LINK: [https://www.disabilityhelpgroup.com/blog/u-s-postal-service-considering-new-stamp-to-benefit-veterans-programs/]


SOURCE: NBC News: Dave Copeland & Peter Jeary
SUBJECT: “U.S. Veterans With PTSD Find ‘Common Bond’ and Healing in Israel
DATE: 25 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.nbcnews.com/news/military/u-s-veterans-ptsd-find-common-bond-healing-israel-n653321#pt0-508508]


SOURCE: Military.com: Carl Prine
SUBJECT: “US Combat Veterans not alone with brain injuries
DATE: 28 Dec 2016
LINK: [http://www.military.com/daily-news/2015/12/28/us-combat-veterans-not-alone-brain-injuries.html]


SOURCE: UCLA Newsroom
SUBJECT: “UCLA applauds passage of agreement over providing new services for veterans
DATE: 19 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/ucla-applauds-passage-of-agreement-over-providing-new-services-for-veterans]


SOURCE: Anonymous: Jeremiah Jones
SUBJECT: “U.S. Government Finally Admits Marijuana Really Does Kill Cancer Cells
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.anonews.co/u-s-government-marijuana/]


SOURCE: Judicial Watch.org
SUBJECT: “U.S. Spends Another $10 Mil to Register New Immigrant Voters
DATE: 6 Sept 2016
LINK: [http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2016/09/u-s-spends-another-10-mil-register-new-immigrant-voters/]


SOURCE: High Times: Mike Adams
SUBJECT: “U.S. Senate Vots To Give Veterans Access To Medical Marijuana
DATE: 15 Apr 2016
LINK: [http://hightimes.com/medicinal/u-s-senate-votes-to-give-veterans-access-to-medical-marijuana/]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “Updated website connects women veterans to VA news, resources
DATE: 15 Apr 2016
LINK: [http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/30086/updated-website-connects-women-veterans-to-va-news-resources/]


SOURCE:  Reuters: Richard Cowan
SUBJECT: “U.S. Senate Republicans block veteran’s health bill on budget worry
DATE: 27 Feb 2014
LINK: [http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-veterans-congress-idUSBREA1Q26O20140227]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Rashi Venkataraman
SUBJECT:  ” VP to Colbert: VA as largest hospital system in the world is leading change for cancer cures   ”
DATE: 15 Dec 2016
LINK: [         http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/33549/vp-to-colbert-va-as-largest-hospital-system-in-the-world-is-leading-change-for-cancer-cures/       ]


SOURCE: Military.com: Amy Bushatz
SUBJECT: ” VA drug prices to change Feb. 27 ”
DATE: 12 Dec 2016
LINK: [          http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/12/12/va-drug-prices-to-change-jan-1.html   ]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: ” VA study confirms high cure rates with use of new hepatitis C drugs ”
DATE: 13 Dec 2016
LINK: [        http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/33569/va-study-confirms-high-cure-rates-use-new-hepatitis-c-drugs/      ]


SOURCE: Click Orlando: Erik Von Ancken
SUBJECT: ” VA shooting suspect to doctor: ‘Now you’re going to have to listen to me’ ”
DATE: 14 Dec 2016
LINK:  [       http://www.clickorlando.com/news/shots-fired-at-veterans-affairs-facility-in-marion-county        ]


SOURCE: Redding.com: Nathan Solis
SUBJECT: ” Veterans still struggle to get health care ”
DATE: 10 Dec 2016
LINK: [         http://www.redding.com/story/news/local/2016/12/10/veterans-still-struggle-get-health-care/95168100/       ]


SOURCE: Ameriforce: William Worth
SUBJECT: ” Veterans get relief from long wait times ”
DATE: 12 Dec 2016
LINK: [       http://ameriforce.net/veterans-get-relief-long-wait-times/         ]


SOURCE: Washington Examiner: Sarah Westwood
SUBJECT: ” Veterans Affairs chief: ‘No VA medical facility is bad’ ”
DATE: 9 Dec 2016
LINK: [           http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/veterans-affairs-chief-no-va-medical-facility-is-bad/article/2609314     ]


SOURCE: The San Diego Union Tribune
SUBJECT: ” Veterans Affairs’ defense of secrecy is no defense at all ”
DATE: 13 Dec 2016
LINK: [           http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/editorials/sd-veterans-affairs-secret-ratings-20161209-story.html     ]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Tom Cramer
SUBJECT: ” Vietnam Vet gives his time to the VA in Georgia ”
DATE: 13 Dec 2016
LINK:[        http://www.va.gov/HEALTH/NewsFeatures/2016/December/Vietnam_Vet_Gives_His_Time_to_the_VA_in_Georgia.asp        ]


SOURCE: Fox News
SUBJECT: ” VA Hospital left deceased veteran in shower room for 9 hours, report finds ”
DATE: 11 Dec 2016
LINK: [     http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/12/11/report-va-hospital-left-body-in-shower-room-for-hours.html          ]


SOURCE: Military Times: Leo Shane III
SUBJECT: ” VA Secretary McDonald hopes his work serves as a blueprint for the Trump Administration ”
DATE:  11 Dec 2016
LINK: [      http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/va-sec-mcdonald-department-transition         ]


SOURCE: Military Times; Leo Shane III
SUBJECT: ” Veterans groups push Trump to keep VA Sec McDonald  ”
DATE: 9 Dec 2016
LINK: [        http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/mcdonald-trump-va-secretary-push        ]


SOURCE: WATE.com
SUBJECT: ” Veterans respond to poor VA hospital rating in Murfreesboro, Nashville ”
DATE: 10 Dec 2016
LINK: [          http://wate.com/2016/12/10/veterans-respond-to-poor-va-hospital-rating-in-murfreesboro-nashville/      ]


SOURCE: The Hill: Dan Caldwell
SUBJECT: ” VA retaliation proves that free speech I fought to defend is under assault ”
DATE: 5 Dec 2016
LINK: [  http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/12/05/va-staff-quit-maggots-found-elderly-veteran/   ]


SOURCE: WND
SUBJECT: “ Vietnam Vet dies with maggots crawling in wound  ”
DATE:  2 Dec 2016
LINK: [ http://www.wnd.com/2016/12/vietnam-vet-dies-with-maggots-crawling-in-wound/  ]


SOURCE: Washington Examiner: Sarah Westwood
SUBJECT: ” VA dentist keeps job after risking HIV infections with 592 veterans ”
DATE: 1 Dec 2016
LINK: [ http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/va-dentist-keeps-job-after-risking-hiv-infections-with-592-veterans/article/2608636 ]


SOURCE: UPI: Daniel Uria
SUBJECT: ” VA dentist resigns after possibly infecting 600 veterans with HIV and hepatitis  ”
DATE: 3 Dec 2016
LINK: [   http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2016/12/03/VA-dentist-resigns-after-possibly-infecting-600-veterans-with-HIV-and-hepatitis/1831480788871/]


SOURCE: Politico: Bryan Bender
SUBJECT: ” Veterans groups fear Trump will ‘burn down’ VA ”
DATE: 2 Dec 2016
LINK: [ http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/veterans-affairs-trump-232088  ]


SOURCE: Indian Country
SUBJECT: ” Vietnam Vet shows his patriotism at Stone Mountain POW WOW ”
DATE: 2 Dec 2016
LINK: [  http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/gallery/photo/featured-photo-vietnam-vet-shows-his-patriotism-stone-mountain-pow-wow-166645 ]


SOURCE: Military.com
SUBJECT: ” VA health care eligibility ”
DATE: ND
LINK: [   http://www.military.com/benefits/veterans-health-care/va-health-care-eligibility.html   ]


SOURCE: ABC10: Kurt Rivera
SUBJECT: ” Veterans skeptical of ecstasy’s impact on PTSD ”
DATE: 30 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.abc10.com/news/local/elk-grove/veterans-skeptical-of-ecstasys-impact-on-ptsd/360355287 ]


SOURCE: Observer-Reporter: Kathie Warco
SUBJECT: ” VFW members hope donated police cruiser will help with the healing in Canonsburg ”
DATE: 30 Nov 2016
LINK: [  http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161130/vfw_members_hope_donated_police_cruiser_will_help_with_the_healing_in_canonsburg ]


SOURCE: Aiken Standard: Thomas Gardiner
SUBJECT: ” Vietnam veteran from Aiken gets hero’s farewell ”
DATE: 30 Nov 2016
LINK: [  http://www.aikenstandard.com/news/vietnam-veteran-from-aiken-gets-hero-s-farewell/article_21f54286-b735-11e6-8f84-03cd720e2e5d.html ]


SOURCE: The Daily Caller: Jonah Bennett
SUBJECT: ” Source: Veterans’ Advocate Pete Hegseth met with Trump for SecVA position 
DATE: 29 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://dailycaller.com/2016/11/29/source-veterans-advocate-pete-hegseth-met-with-trump-for-secva-position/  ]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Stephanie Green Eber
SUBJECT: ” Blood Pressure Study: Vietnam Era Veterans 
DATE: ND
LINK: [ http://www.va.gov/HEALTH/NewsFeatures/2016/November/Research-on-Vietnam-Veterans-and-Blood-Pressure.asp  ]


SOURCE: Disabled Veteran.org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT: ” VA Violated research rules, called dead veterans ‘nonhuman subjects’  
DATE: 18 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/11/18/va-violated-research-rules-called-dead-veterans-nonhuman-subjects/ ]


SOURCE: WWLP.com: Ashley Afonso
SUBJECT: ” Veterans protest flag removal at Hampshire College ”
DATE: 27 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://wwlp.com/2016/11/27/veterans-protest-flag-removal-at-hampshire-college/ ]


SOURCE: CBS News
SUBJECT: ” Veterans protest Hampshire College decision to stop flying U.S. flag 
DATE: 27 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.cbsnews.com/news/veterans-protest-hampshire-college-stopped-flying-us-flag/  ]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: ” Veterans get fresh start thanks to court-VA partnership ”
DATE: 23 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/33072/veterans-get-fresh-start-thanks-to-court-va-partnership/ ]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “VA transplant specialist approaching 50 years of world-class care to veterans  ”
DATE: 23 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/32658/va-transplant-specialist-approaching-50-years-of-world-class-care-to-veterans/ ]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT: ” VA OIG Dumps treasure trove of cases Friday afternoon ”
DATE: 22 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/11/22/va-oig-dumps-treasure-trove-cases-friday-afternoon/ ]


SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle: Kevin Courtney
SUBJECT: ” Veterans Affairs-remember your mission ”
DATE: 22 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://www.12news.com/opinion/go-ask-ozzy/us-army-veteran-i-didnt-ask-for-a-discount-i-felt-like-i-didnt-deserve-it/355035901 ]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Jason Dominguez
SUBJECT: ” VA Telehealth saves Florida Veteran time, travel ”
DATE: 22 Nov 2016
LINK: [ https://www.va.gov/HEALTH/NewsFeatures/2016/November/VA-Telehealth-saves-Florida-Veteran-time-travel.asp ]


SOURCE: WSAV.com: JoAnn Merrigan
SUBJECT: ” Veterans Advocates: Help those who went to war but are being refused VA benefits  ”
DATE: 22 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://wsav.com/2016/11/22/veterans-advocates-help-those-who-went-to-war-but-are-being-refused-va-benefits/ ]


SOURCE: Casper Star Tribune: Elise Schmeizer
SUBJECT: ” Vietnam vet with no known family to be buried in Casper; coroner hopes people will attend his funeral ”
DATE: 21 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://trib.com/news/local/casper/vietnam-vet-with-no-known-family-to-be-buried-in/article_97da23eb-9813-5ace-a186-056bc16b22be.html?utm_content=buffer90ce6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=LEEDCC ]


SOURCE: Gainesville Times: Jhailey Van Parys
SUBJECT: ” Vietnam vet gets long-awaited medals ”
DATE: 21 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section/6/article/120418/ ]


SOURCE: Concerned Veterans for America: Emilye Bell
SUBJECT: ” VA charging overwhelming fees for FOIA requests 
DATE: 17 Nov 2016
LINK: [ https://cv4a.org/vafail-va-charging-overwhelming-fees-foia-requests/ ]


SOURCE: Task & Purpose: Sarah Sicard
SUBJECT: ” Veteran amputee forced to prove he’s still legless…every year 
DATE: 14 Apr 2016
LINK: [ http://taskandpurpose.com/veteran-amputee-forced-prove-hes-still-legless-every-year/ ]


SOURCE:  The Daily Caller: Jonah Bennett
SUBJECT: “VA Whistleblower quits his job, says agency put him in an office with zero computers and social contact  
DATE: 17 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2016/11/ohio_congressman_bill_johnson.html ]


SOURCE: Concerned Veterans for America: Shaun Rieley
SUBJECT: ” Veterans have a stake in all issues 
DATE: 15 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://dailycaller.com/2016/11/17/va-whistleblower-quits-his-job-says-agency-put-him-in-an-office-with-zero-computers-and-social-conact/ ]


SOURCE: Concern Veterans for America: Emilye Bell
SUBJECT: ” Veterans are telling congress to oppose the veterans first act ”
DATE: 16 Nov 2016
LINK: [https://cv4a.org/veterans-have-stake-in-all-issues/  ]


SOURCE: Dallas News: Claire Cardona
SUBJECT: “ Veteran’s service dog kicked off UNT campus because it was ‘direct threat’  ”
DATE: ND
LINK: [ http://www.dallasnews.com/news/higher-education/2016/11/15/veterans-service-dog-kicked-unt-campus-direct-threat ]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Gary Kunich
SUBJECT: ” Veterans Deal with Diabetes at Unique Camp ”
DATE: 15 Nov 2016
LINK: [  http://www.va.gov/HEALTH/NewsFeatures/2016/November/Veterans-Deal-with-Diabetes-at-Unique-Camp.asp  ]


SOURCE: Independent: Sandra Maszak
SUBJECT: ” Vietnam veteran reflects on service as female airman ”
DATE: 16 Nov 2016
LINK: [ https://clarkcollegeindependent.com/2016/11/16/vietnam-veteran-reflects-on-service-as-female-veteran/]


SOURCE: Tactical Shit News: Spike Bowan
SUBJECT: ” village of 50 tiny houses is being built so homeless veterans have a place to live ”
DATE: 16 Nov 2016
LINK: [  http://www.tacticalshit.com/village-of-50-tiny-houses-is-being-built-so-homeless-veterans-have-a-place-to-live/ ]


SOURCE: U.S. Medicine.com: Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: ” VA Battles Legislative, Media Criticism of Veterans Crisis Line ”
DATE: Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.usmedicine.com/agencies/department-of-veterans-affairs/va-battles-legislative-media-criticism-of-veterans-crisis-line/]


SOURCE: CNN Politics: Drew Griffin
SUBJECT: ” VA executive running ‘shameless’ charity to retire with full benefits ”
DATE: 14 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/14/politics/va-lifetime-benefits-thomas-burch/index.html]


SOURCE: The Washington Free Beacon: Morgan Chalfant
SUBJECT: ” VA Hospital Taught Employees to Game Wait Times ”
DATE: 11 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://freebeacon.com/issues/va-hospital-taught-employees-game-wait-times/]


SOURCE: The Easley Progress: Thomas Crisp
SUBJECT: “VA studying health effects of MST  ”
DATE: 9 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://theeasleyprogress.com/opinion/columns/6697/va-studying-health-effects-of-mst]


SOURCE: The Winchester Star: Adrian O’ Connor
SUBJECT: ” Veteran Finds comfort at American Legion ”
DATE: 12 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.winchesterstar.com/news/winchester/veteran-finds-comfort-at-american-legion/article_db4aba3b-1230-50d1-8312-b72444006451.html]


SOURCE: The Gazette: Debbie Kelley
SUBJECT: ” Veterans tribute in Colorado Springs mall has become a ‘must see’ ”
DATE: 11 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://gazette.com/veterans-tribute-in-colorado-springs-mall-has-become-a-must-see/article/1590025 ]


SOURCE: Military Times: Leo Shane III
SUBJECT: ” Veterans make up nearly one-third of federal workers ”
DATE: 11 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/veterans-federal-workforce-data ]


SOURCE: Military.com: Nikki Wentling
SUBJECT: ” Veterans Group Seeks to Delay Passage of Reform Bill ”
DATE: 13 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/11/13/veterans-group-seeks-to-delay-passage-of-reform-bill.html?ESRC=todayinmil.sm ]


SOURCE: Conservative Daily Post: Matthew Bernstein
SUBJECT: ” Veterans Memorial Desecrated by Protesters, Can you help us find them?  ”
DATE: 9 Nov 2016
LINK: [ https://conservativedailypost.com/veterans-memorial-desecrated-by-protesters-can-you-help-us-find-them/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=LH&utm_content=Matthew ]


SOURCE: NECN.com: Desiree Wiley
SUBJECT: ” Veterans assess President-Elect Donald Trump’s Plans to Reform Veterans Affairs ”
DATE: 11 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://www.necn.com/news/new-england/Veterans-Assess-President-elect-Donald-Trumps-Plans-to-Reform-Veteran-Affairs–400871281.html ]


SOURCE: RT.com: Kevin Lamarque
SUBJECT: ” Veterans in 2016: Backlogs, coverage gaps, and a Trump mandate  ”
DATE: 11 Nov 2016
LINK: [ https://www.rt.com/usa/366559-veterans-day-trump-2016/#.WCsYHYhx8hQ.facebook ]


SOURCE: The Sun: Pete Demola
SUBJECT: ” Vietnam vets urged to receive hepatitis C testing ”
DATE: 2 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.suncommunitynews.com/articles/the-sun/vietnam-vets-urged-to-receive-hepatitis-c-testing/]


SOURCE: Herald Whig: Matt Dutton
SUBJECT: ” Veterans Day parade to host first Medal of Honor Recipient from Vietnam War ”
DATE: 31 Oct 2016
LINK: [ http://www.whig.com/20161025/veterans-day-parade-to-host-first-medal-of-honor-recipient-from-vietnam-war# ]


SOURCE: Military.com: Jennifer McDermott
SUBJECT: ” veterans in Ivy League Schools Seek to Boost Their Ranks ”
DATE: 13 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/11/01/veterans-ivy-league-seek-their-ranks.html?ESRC=todayinmil.sm ]


SOURCE: Record Net: Nicolas Filipas
SUBJECT: ” Veterans honored by next generation ”
DATE: 1 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://www.recordnet.com/news/20161101/veterans-honored-by-next-generation ]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: ” Vietnam Era Health Retrospective Observational Study ”
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.publichealth.va.gov/epidemiology/studies/heroes/index.asp ]


SOURCE: The Veterans Site
SUBJECT: “Vietnam Veterans Finally Get the Recognition They Deserve  ”
DATE: 2016
LINK: [ http://blog.theveteranssite.com/cs-vietnam-veterans-recognition/]


SOURCE: VFW
SUBJECT: ” VFW Helps Army Veteran Back on His Feet ”
DATE: 31 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.vfw.org/news-and-publications/press-room/archives/2016/10/vfw-helps-army-veteran-back-on-his-feet ]


SOURCE: Task & Purpose: Sarah Sicard
SUBJECT: ” VA Offers Special Pension Benefit To Disabled Vets And Spouses ”
DATE: 20 Mar 2016
LINK: [ http://taskandpurpose.com/va-offers-special-pension-benefit-disabled-vets-spouses/]


SOURCE: U.S Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: ” VA responds rapidly to Supreme Court ruling pertaining to set-aside contracts for Veteran-owned small businesses ”
DATE: 28 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/32234/va-responds-rapidly-to-supreme-court-ruling-pertaining-to-set-aside-contracts-for-veteran-owned-small-businesses/ ]


SOURCE: Military.com: Nikki Wentling
SUBJECT: ” VA Sow to implement reform after wait-time scandal  ”
DATE: 29 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/10/29/va-slow-to-implement-reform-after-wait-time-scandal.html?ESRC=todayinmil.sm ]


SOURCE: Veterans Psych Evaluations
SUBJECT: ” Veterans Psych Evaluations ”
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.veteranspsychevaluations.com/ ]


SOURCE: MNCN: Jonathan Rodriguez
SUBJECT: ” VA fails to properly examine thousands of veterans ”
DATE: 27 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://wncn.com/2016/10/27/va-fails-to-properly-examine-thousands-of-veterans/ ]


SOURCE: Reuters: Lisa Rapaport
SUBJECT: ” Veterans may face higher risk of suicide during first year home ”
DATE: 27 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-veterans-suicide-idUSKCN12R2MT ]


SOURCE: Star Tribune: Mark Brunswick
SUBJECT: ” VA doctors freely handed out pain medications to veterans for years.
Then they stopped. The results have sometimes turned tragic.
 ”
DATE: 12 Jul 2015
LINK: [http://www.startribune.com/cut-off-veterans-struggle-to-live-with-va-s-new-painkiller-policy/311225761/ ]


SOURCE: The Daily Caller: Jonah Bennett
SUBJECT: ” Vet Affairs Chair: DOD Bonus Recollection Freeze ‘Ham-Handed’ Attempt To Dodge Scrutiny ”
DATE: 26 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/26/vet-affairs-chair-dod-bonus-recollection-freeze-ham-handed-attempt-to-dodge-scrutiny/ ]


SOURCE: Concerned Veterans for America: Shaun Rieley
SUBJECT: ” Veterans Are still the ones paying for corrupt bureaucrats’ mistakes in CA ”
DATE: 27 Oct 2016
LINK: [https://cv4a.org/veterans-still-ones-paying-corrupt-bureaucrats-mistakes-ca/ ]


SOURCE: Military Times: Yanqing Chen
SUBJECT: ” Vietnam vets link Agent Orange to children’s illnesses ”
DATE: 25 Jun 2015
LINK: [ http://www.militarytimes.com/story/veterans/2015/06/24/vietnam-vets-link-agent-orange-to-childrens-illnesses/28939139/]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: ” VA Amputation Peer Mentorship Program goes digital ”
DATE: 18 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/32047/va-amputation-peer-mentorship-program-goes-digital/ ]


SOURCE: NOLO.com: Margaret Wadsworth
SUBJECT: ” VA Reexaminations and Reductions of Veterans Disability Benefits ”
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/va-reexaminations-reductions-veterans-disability-benefits.html ]


SOURCE: Press telegram: Josh Dulaney
SUBJECT: ” Veteran families now have a place to stay at VA Long Beach ”
DATE: 19 Oct 2016
LINK: [ http://www.presstelegram.com/government-and-politics/20161019/veteran-families-now-have-a-place-to-stay-at-va-long-beach]


SOURCE: The Daily Caller: Luke Rosiak
SUBJECT: ” VA Slowed Private Care Option by Hiring Firm Pentagon Fired ”
DATE: 20 Oct 2016
LINK: [ http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/20/va-slowed-private-care-option-by-hiring-firm-pentagon-fired/]


SOURCE: Concerned Veterans for America: Sarah Shriver
SUBJECT: ” VA Reshuffle Dealt San Antonia VA A Bad Hand ”
DATE: 19 Oct 2016
LINK: [https://cv4a.org/press-release/va-leadership-shuffle-includes-san-antonio/ ]


SOURCE: Concerned Veterans for America: Emilye Bell
SUBJECT: ” VA’s Strategy for new leadership is to transfer directors ”
DATE: 20 Oct 2016
LINK: [ https://cv4a.org/vafail-vas-strategy-new-leadership-transfer-directors/]


SOURCE: Town Hall: Cortney O’Briend
SUBJECT: ” Veterans’ Issues Have Been Missing From Debates, But New VA Bombshells Are Dropping ”
DATE: 19 Oct 2016
LINK: [ http://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2016/10/19/missing-topic-from-the-debates-veterans-issues-n2231421]


SOURCE:  U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: VAntage Point Contributor
SUBJECT: ” VA and Stanford to pursue the nation’s first hadron center ”
DATE: 17 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/32014/va-and-stanford-to-pursue-the-nations-first-hadron-center/ ]


SOURCE: Concerned Veterans for America: Emilye Bell
SUBJECT: “VA Proves Incapable of Implementing Veterans Choice  ”
DATE:  18 Oct 2016
LINK: [https://cv4a.org/vafail-va-proves-incapable-implementing-veterans-choice/ ]


SOURCE: USA Today: Donovan Slack
SUBJECT: ” Exclusive: VA shuffles managers, declares ‘New leadership’ ”
DATE: 18 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/10/18/veterans-affairs-managers-transfer-new-leadership-medical-centers/91965888/ ]


SOURCE: Military Times.com: Leo Shane III
SUBJECT: “Vets, retirees will see a 0.3% COLA hike in 2017
DATE: 18 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/2017-cola-vets-retirees-social-security]


SOURCE: Hill & Ponton: Melanie Franco
SUBJECT: “VA Benefits Available to Family Members-Parents and Children  ”
DATE: 29 Jul 2016
LINK: [https://www.hillandponton.com/va-benefits-available-family-members-parents-children/?Phtrack=socmed&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=DependentBenefits ]


SOURCE: Military.com: Nikki Wentling
SUBJECT: “VA Responds to Phoenix Failures with more funding and Training
DATE: 15 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/10/15/va-responds-phoenix-failures-more-funding-and-training.html?ESRC=todayinmil.sm]


SOURCE: Military.com: Jim Absher
SUBJECT: “VA Seeks to extend Gulf War Syndrome Filing Deadline
DATE: 14 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.military.com/benefits/2016/10/14/gulf-war-syndrome-filing-extended.html#.WATf8N2YE8Q.facebook]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Tim Hudak
SUBJECT: “Veteran Engagement Boards: Coming to a community near you
DATE: 6 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/31713/veteran-engagement-boards-coming-community-near/]


SOURCE: Berry Law Firm
SUBJECT: ” Veterans Disability Benefits Lawyers ”
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://ptsdlawyers.com/?utm_campaign=Facebook+Ads+-+Legal&utm_medium=paidsocial&utm_source=facebook ]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: ” VA Retail Immunization Care Coordination Program ”
DATE: ND
LINK: [ http://www.va.gov/PURCHASEDCARE/programs/veterans/immunization.asp]


SOURCE: American Legion Auxilliary
SUBJECT: “Veterans Find Hope and Healing Through Creative Arts  ”
DATE: ND
LINK: [ https://www.alaforveterans.org/Veterans-Find-Hope-and-Healing-Through-Creative-Arts/]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT: “VA Radiology Failed To Take Steps to Prevent Misinterpretations  ”
DATE: 13 Oct 2016
LINK: [ http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/10/13/va-radiology-failed-take-steps-prevent-misinterpretations/]


SOURCE: KSAT12
SUBJECT: “Veterans forced to wait in heat, stand for long periods of time at SA VA clinic
DATE: 12 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.ksat.com/news/defenders/vets-forced-to-wait-in-the-heat-stand-for-long-periods-of-time-at-san-antonio-va-clinic]


SOURCE: The Denver Post: David Migoya
SUBJECT: “VA improperly disclosed health information about Colorado vet to the media
DATE: 12 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.denverpost.com/2016/10/12/va-improperly-disclosed-health-information-about-colorado-vet-media-michael-beckley/]


SOURCE: Cincinnati.com
SUBJECT: “VA needs leader who will enforce safety rules
DATE: 6 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/letters/2016/10/06/va-needs-leader-who-enforce-safety-rules/91701076/]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Tom Cramer
SUBJECT: “Veterans love this purr-fect Durham therapy visitor
DATE: 5 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/31677/archie-therapy-cat-brings-comfort-vets/]


SOURCE: The Military Advantage Blog: Tom Philpott
SUBJECT: “VA Chief Sees Congress Letting Politics Slow Veteran Reforms
DATE: 29 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://militaryadvantage.military.com/2016/09/va-chief-see-congress-letting-politics-slow-veteran-reforms/#.V_N5Kvbf3BA.twitter]


SOURCE: Task & Purpose: Nikki Wentling
SUBJECT: “VA Improperly Withheld Millions of Dollars In Benefits
DATE: 2 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://taskandpurpose.com/va-improperly-withheld-millions-dollars-benefits/]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “VA Medical Foster Homes provide home-based alternatives to nursing home care
DATE: 4 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/31614/couples-caring-veterans-foster-homes/]


SOURCE: 10News WTSP.com: Courtney Robinson
SUBJECT: “VA offers free Hepatitis C treatment for veterans
DATE: 20 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/cure-for-hepatitis-c-free-for-veterans/322241242]


SOURCE: Pro Publica: Charles Ornstein and terry Parris Jr. and Mike Hixenbaugh
SUBJECT: “VA Officials Pledge New Studies Into Effects of Agent Orange
DATE: 3 Jul 2016
LINK: [https://www.propublica.org/article/va-officials-pledge-new-studies-into-effects-of-agent-orange]


SOURCE: Tribunist
SUBJECT: “Veterans Corpses Found Rotting in Chicago VA’s Morgue. Agency Makes Excuses
DATE: 30 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://tribunist.com/news/a-new-low-even-for-the-va-vets-corpses-found-rotting-in-chicago-vas-morgue/?utm_source=AFY]


SOURCE: AZ Family.com: Jason Barry
SUBJECT: “Veterans group, lawmakers not happy with new firector of Phoenix VA
DATE: 30 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.azfamily.com/story/33292283/veterans-group-lawmakers-not-happy-with-new-director-of-phoenix-va]


SOURCE: The Washington Times: Rowan Scarborough
SUBJECT: “Veterans facing hostility in federal workplace
DATE: 2 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/oct/2/veterans-facing-hostility-in-federal-workplace/]


SOURCE: Concerned Veterans for America: Sarah Shriver
SUBJECT: “Veterans Still Dying while waiting for care at Phoenix VA
DATE: 4 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://cv4a.org/press-release/phoenix-va-poor-service-again/]


SOURCE: Military Times: Leo Shane III
SUBJECT: “Vets are still dying from burn-pit illnesses advocates say”
DATE: 6 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/burn-pits-obama-letter]


SOURCE: News 8000: Sarah Thamer
SUBJECT: “Veteran-led organization aids flooded communities
DATE: 2 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.news8000.com/news/veteranled-organization-aids-flooded-communities/41925864]


SOURCE: The Washington Times: Dave Boyer
SUBJECT: “Veterans’ group charges VA with failure to fix health care system
DATE: 6 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/oct/6/vets-group-va-failure-fix-health-care-system/]


SOURCE: WTVR.com
SUBJECT: “Veterans’ claims found in ex-employee’s storage unit
DATE: 7 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://wtvr.com/2016/10/07/mcguire-va-medical-center-veterans-claims-found-in-ex-employees-storage-unit/]


SOURCE: Fox News U.S.: Associated Press [Ariz]
SUBJECT: “Veteran claim records discovered in storage
DATE: 9 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/10/09/veteran-claim-records-discovered-in-storage.html]


SOURCE: The Washington Post: Emily Wax-Thibodeaux
SUBJECT: “Veterans Affairs will being covering IVF and adoption costs for wounded veterans
DATE: 6 Oct 2016
LINK: [https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2016/10/06/veterans-affairs-will-begin-covering-ivf-and-adoption-costs-for-wounded-veterans/]


SOURCE: The Washington Post: Joe Davidson
SUBJECT: “Veterans preference in federal hiring: is it too strong?”
DATE: 10 Oct 2016
LINK: [https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/10/10/veterans-preference-in-federal-hiring-is-it-too-strong/#pt0-525084]


SOURCE: Veterans Crisis Line.net
SUBJECT: “Veterans Crisis Line
DATE: ND
LINK: [https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/BeThere.aspx]


SOURCE: Concerned Veterans For America: Emilye Bell
SUBJECT: “#VA FAIL-VA Facility Grossly Disrespecting Deceased Veterans
DATE: 30 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://cv4a.org/vafail-va-facility-grossly-disrespecting-deceased-veterans/]


SOURCE: Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “VA’s Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/burnpits/registry.asp]


SOURCE: Disability Help Group.com
SUBJECT: “Veterans Mental Health Issues Igniting Destructive Behavior
DATE: 19 Feb 2016
LINK: [https://www.disabilityhelpgroup.com/blog/veterans-mental-health-issues-igniting-destructive-behavior/]


SOURCE: Stars & Stripes: Nikki Wentling
SUBJECT: “Veterans Denied millions in benefits by VA
DATE: 30 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.stripes.com/news/veterans-denied-millions-in-benefits-by-va-1.431791]


SOURCE: The Washington Free Beacon: Morgan Chalfant
SUBJECT: “Veterans With Cancer Died After Delays at VA Hospital
DATE: 29 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://freebeacon.com/issues/veterans-cancer-died-delays-va-hospital/]


SOURCE: Military Times; Leo Shane III
SUBJECT: “Vets in prison received $100m in improper benefits payouts, report says
DATE: 27 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/veterans-prison-improper-benefits-payments]


SOURCE: Portland Press Herald: Mathew Daly
SUBJECT: “Veterans Affairs suicide hotline leaves many calls unanswered, legislators told
DATE: 26 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.pressherald.com/2016/09/26/va-suicide-hotline-ignores-veterans-calls-legislators-told/]


SOURCE: my AJC: Brad Schrade
SUBJECT: “VA builds $850,000 fence to help prevent veteran suicides
DATE: 25 Mar 2016
LINK: [http://www.myajc.com/news/news/public-affairs/veteran-suicide-threats-and-an-850000-fence/nqsGs/]


SOURCE: Disability Help Group.com
SUBJECT: “Veterans Disability
DATE: ND
LINK: [https://www.disabilityhelpgroup.com/veterans-disability/]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Defense: Shannon Collins
SUBJECT: “Veteran Family Proud of Military Service, Puerto Rican Heritage
DATE: 22 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/952436/veteran-family-proud-of-military-service-puerto-rican-heritage]


SOURCE: WUNC: Patricia Murphy
SUBJECT: “Veterans Risk Homelessness, Losing Tuition After ITT Tech Shutdown
DATE: 22 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://wunc.org/post/veterans-risk-homelessness-losing-tuition-after-itt-tech-shutdown#stream/0]


SOURCE: 12 News: Connecting Arizona [Video]: Charly Edsitty
SUBJECT: “Veterans face challenges in job market
DATE: 22 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.12news.com/news/local/valley/veterans-face-challenges-in-job-market/324110167]


SOURCE: KSPT.com
SUBJECT: “5 Eyewitness News investigates Veterans Benefits Process, Congressional Committee Wants Answers
DATE: 22 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://kstp.com/news/investigation-veterans-benefits-process-lakeland-mayor-robert-livingston-congressional-committee-wants-answers/4269921/]


SOURCE: Concerned Veterans for America: Sarah Shriver
SUBJECT: “VA Throwing Hundreds of Millions Out The Window in Aurora
DATE: 22 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://cv4a.org/press-release/cva-statement-va-hospital-biggest-failure/]


SOURCE: Sofrep.com: Sofrep
SUBJECT: “Veterans gun rights, 2nd Amendment, targeted by Department of Veterans Affairs
DATE: 21 Sep 2016
LINK: [https://sofrep.com/64459/va-restricting-veterans-gun-rights-without-due-process/]


SOURCE: 13 WIBW [Video]: Kenia Mills
SUBJECT: “Veterans looking for work, a national priority
DATE: 20 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.wibw.com/content/news/Veterans-looking-for-work-a-national-priority-394216071.html]


SOURCE: Veteran Psych Evaluations
SUBJECT: “Veterans PTSD & Psychological Evaluations, VA Disability Appeals
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.veteranspsychevaluations.com/]


SOURCE: CBS New York [Video]
SUBJECT: “Vets slam Northpoint VA during Congressional Hearing on Long Island
DATE: 20 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/09/20/northport-va-hospital-investigation/#.V-Jus0aMXgs.facebook]


SOURCE: Burlington County Times: Joe Green [Video]
SUBJECT: “VA reps hear from veterans at Pemberton town hall
DATE: 21 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.burlingtoncountytimes.com/news/local/va-reps-hear-from-veterans-at-pemberton-town-hall/article_6d8fb1e0-7f90-11e6-bea7-f7db3dcf6135.html]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “Vietnam Era Health Retrospective Observational Study
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.publichealth.va.gov/epidemiology/studies/heroes/index.asp]


SOURCE: USA Today: Donovan Slack & Bill Theobald
SUBJECT: “Veterans Affair pays $14 million in bonuses amid scandals
DATE: 11 Nov 2015
LINK: [http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2015/11/11/veterans-affairs-pays-142-million-bonuses-amid-scandals/75537586/]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “VA Awards $6.8 Billion for Medical Disability Examinations
DATE: 19 Sep 2016
LINK: [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxv-kKjZhQfyekR1czdoY1NxXzg/view]


SOURCE: Chilicothe Gazette: Michael Throne
SUBJECT: “VA employee will bury uncle he never met
DATE: 18 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.chillicothegazette.com/story/news/2016/09/18/emmitt-kines-world-war-2-mia-remains-identified/90506406/]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “VA’s propose rule to consider certain diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune
DATE: 9 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/30807/vas-proposes-rule-to-consider-certain-diseases-associated-with-exposure-to-contaminants-in-the-water-supply-at-camp-lejeune/]


SOURCE: Las Vegas Review Journal: Keith Rogers
SUBJECT: “VA Proposed rule could open floodgates for Camp Lejeune Claims
DATE: 12 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/military/va-proposed-rule-could-open-floodgates-camp-lejeune-claims]


SOURCE: The Washington Free Beacon: Morgan Chalfant
SUBJECT: “VA Spends Billions Annually Without Proper Oversight
DATE: 19 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://freebeacon.com/uncategorized/va-spends-billions-without-proper-oversight/]


SOURCE: Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette: Hunter Field
SUBJECT: “VA mix-up upends life of Arkansas vet
DATE: 18 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.nwaonline.com/news/2016/sep/18/va-mix-up-upends-life-of-arkansas-vet-2/?news#.V9-_TQrXcMk.facebook]


SOURCE: Providence Journal.com: George Reilly
SUBJECT: “Veteran Journal: Returning female vets featured in new documentary
DATE: 18 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20160918/NEWS/st_refDomain=www.facebook.com&st_refQuery=/]


SOURCE: KRISTV.com: Danielle St. Marie
SUBJECT: “V.A. provides alternative health care options for veterans
DATE: 15 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.kristv.com/story/33107273/alternative-healthcare-options-for-veterans]


SOURCE: KRISTV.com: Danielle St. Marie
SUBJECT: “Veterans Administration address doctor shortage at clinic
DATE: 14 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.kristv.com/story/33107273/alternative-healthcare-options-for-veterans]


SOURCE: USA Today: David J. Shulkin
SUBJECT: “VA: Suicide prevention is top priority
DATE: 15 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/09/15/veterans-affairs-suicide-crisis-line-editorials-debates/90431380/]


SOURCE: Hawaii News Now: Mileka Lincoln
SUBJECT: “Vietnam veteran’s dying wish: Improve VA healthcare
DATE: 14 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/33089260/vietnam-veteran-shares-dying-wish-for-improved-va-healthcare]


SOURCE: Military Times: Leo Shane III
SUBJECT: “VA won’t use its fast-tracking firing powers anymore
DATE: 17 Jun 2016
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/story/veterans/2016/06/17/va-fast-track-firing-powers-dumped/86028320/]


SOURCE: Stars & Stripes: Travis J. Tritten
SUBJECT: “VA secretary says ideologues, corporations behind push for more private care
DATE: 14 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.stripes.com/news/va-secretary-says-ideologues-corporations-behind-push-for-more-private-care-1.429121]


SOURCE: Military Times: Leo Shane III
SUBJECT: “VA uses cash payouts to get rid of problem employees, lawmaker says
DATE: 14 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/va-settlements-lawmakers-questioning]


SOURCE: Hawaii News New: Mileka Lincoln
SUBJECT: “Vietnam veteran’s dying wish: Improve VA healthcare
DATE: 14 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/33089260/vietnam-veteran-shares-dying-wish-for-improved-va-healthcare]


SOURCE: Military Times: Leo Shane III
SUBJECT: “VA won’t use its fast-tracking firing powers anymore
DATE: 17 Jun 2016
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/story/veterans/2016/06/17/va-fast-track-firing-powers-dumped/86028320/]


SOURCE: USA Today: Donovan Slack
SUBJECT: “VA to resume sharing quality-of-care data with national consumer site
DATE: 13 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/09/13/va-start-sharing-quality–care-data-again-national-consumer-site/90328478/]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “Center for Women Veterans (CWV): VA Proposes rule to Consider Certain Diseases Associated with Exposure to Camp Lejeune Water Supply
DATE: 9 Sep 2016
DATE:LINK: [http://www.va.gov/WOMENVET/pressreleases/201609092.asp]


SOURCE: Military Times: Patricia Kime
SUBJECT: “VA now taking health benefits applications by phone
DATE: 12 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/va-now-taking-health-benefits-applications-by-phone]


SOURCE: USA Today: Donovan Slack
SUBJECT: “VA quit sending performance
DATE: 12 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/09/12/va-quit-performance-data-hospital-compare/90123440/]


SOURCE: Government Executive: Charles S. Clark
SUBJECT: “Veterans Affairs IG Failed to Fully Investigate Allegations of Data Manipulation
DATE: 29 Apr 2016
LINK: [http://www.govexec.com/management/2016/04/veterans-affairs-ig-failed-fully-investigate-allegations-data-manipulation/127915/]


SOURCE: American Military News: Staff Writer9
SUBJECT: “VA Shrugs Off Subpoena Deadline Over Art Spending-Says Expect Answers In “Coming Weeks”
DATE: 30 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://americanmilitarynews.com/2016/08/va-shrugs-off-subpoena-deadline-over-art-spending-says-expect-answers-in-coming-weeks/]


SOURCE: 12 News: Joe Dana
SUBJECT: “VA leader responds to secret audio recordings
DATE: 1 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.12news.com/news/local/valley/va-leader-responds-to-secret-audio-recordings/312707370]


SOURCE: Cronkite News: Alejandro Barahona
SUBJECT: “Veterans Affairs official moves to rebuild trust with Phoenix veterans
DATE: 2 Sep 2016
LINK: [https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2016/09/02/va-dpty-secretary-rebuilding-veteran-trust/#.V8rC_CRKIX0.facebook]


SOURCE: Military.com: Dianna Cahn
SUBJECT: “Wounded Warrior Project Begins Restructure, Lays Off Half Exec Staff
DATE: 31 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/08/31/wounded-warrior-project-restructure-lays-off-half-exec-staff.html]


SOURCE: The Washington Times: Jessica Chasmar
SUBJECT: “Wounded Warrior Project accused of wasting donor money: ‘It just makes me sick’
DATE: 27 Jan 2016
LINK: [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jan/27/wounded-warrior-project-accused-of-wasting-donor-m/]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “VA Awards $300 million More in Grants to Help End Veteran Homelessness
DATE: 30 Aug 2016
LINK: [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxv-kKjZhQfyQmV2ZG9pZ2ZkSWM/view]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT: “Veteran’s Stroke Exposes Blame Game For VA Versus University Surgeons
DATE: 1 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/09/01/veterans-stroke-exposes-blame-game-va-versus-university-surgeons/]


SOURCE:  CNN Politics: Drew Griffin and David Fitzpatrick
SUBJECT: “Veterans charity that gave less than 2% of revenue to veterans closes its doors for good
DATE: 1 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/31/politics/national-vietnam-veterans-foundation-charity-out-of-business/index.html]


SOURCE: Politifact: Steve Contorno
SUBJECT: “VA secretary claims 900 firings, 60 related to wait times, since he took over
DATE: 20 Feb 2015
LINK: [http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/31/politics/national-vietnam-veterans-foundation-charity-out-of-business/index.html]


SOURCE: H&P: Hill & Ponton Disability Attorneys
SUBJECT: “Video Blog-Working with 100% Disability
DATE: 16 May 2016
LINK: [https://www.hillandponton.com/video-blog-working-100-disability/#utm_sguid=145664,1e0cb494-05a0-44be-da91-817614ce3c23]


SOURCE: Military.com: Hope Hodge Seck
SUBJECT: “VA Secretary Warns More Vets May get Stuck Appealing Claims
DATE: 31 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/08/31/va-secretary-warns-more-vets-may-get-stuck-appealing-claims.html#.V8cYY9NzIrA.twitter]


SOURCE: Military.com: Leo Shane III
SUBJECT: “VA Secretary: ‘We need action from Congress now’
DATE: 31 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/mcdonald-letter-congress-action]


SOURCE: Military.com: Brendan McGarry
SUBJECT: “VA Warns Students ITT May Go ‘Out of Business’
DATE: 30 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/08/30/va-warns-students-itt-may-go-out-of-business.html?ESRC=todayinmil.sm]


SOURCE: Dayton Daily News: Barrie Barber
SUBJECT: “VA Secretary defends agency during Cincinnati American Legion address
DATE: 31 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/national-govt-politics/va-secretary-defends-agency-during-cincinnati-amer/nsPZN/?source=ddn_home]


SOURCE:  The Washington Beacon: Morgan Chalfant
SUBJECT: “VA ‘Stonewalling’ Congressional Efforts to Probe Hospital Where Veteran Killed Himself
DATE: 31 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://freebeacon.com/issues/va-stonewalling-congressional-efforts-probe-hospital-veteran-suicide/]


SOURCE: The American Legion: Steve B. Brooks
SUBJECT: “VA secretary: Privatization not the answer
DATE: 31 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.legion.org/veteransbenefits/233950/va-secretary-privatization-not-answer]


SOURCE: The Island Packet: Cindy George
SUBJECT: “Veterans Affairs restates policy banning Confederate flags
DATE: 1 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.islandpacket.com/news/state/south-carolina/article99255137.html]


SOURCE: Military.com: Justin Sloan
SUBJECT: “Veteran-friendly Company Case Study: CarMax
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.military.com/veteran-jobs/career-advice/military-transition/veteran-friendly-company-case-study-carmax.html?ESRC=miljobs.sm]


SOURCE: Concerned Veterans for America: Emilye Bell
SUBJECT: “#VAFAIL-Vet Suicide Not First Problem for Northpoint
DATE: 1 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://cv4a.org/vafail-vet-suicide-not-first-problem-northpoint/]


SOURCE: 11 Alive: Andy Pierotti
SUBJECT: “VA denies veteran’s perfect kidney match
DATE: Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.11alive.com/news/local/investigations/va-denies-veterans-perfect-kidney-match/299658782]


SOURCE: Paul Carlson
SUBJECT: “VA Management is Elusive Without Accountability
DATE: 8 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://cv4a.org/va-management-elusive-without-accountability/]


SOURCE: Fox News
SUBJECT: “Vet’s suicide in VA hospital parking lot brings new scrutiny to agency
DATE: 25 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/08/25/vets-suicide-in-va-hospital-parking-lot-brings-new-scrutiny-to-agency.html]


SOURCE: Fox News Insider
SUBJECT: “VA Whistleblower: How Schedulers Make It ‘Look Like Veterans Aren’t Waiting’
DATE: 17 Apr 2016
LINK: [http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/04/17/va-whistleblower-shea-wilkes-schedulers-manipulate-wait-times]


SOURCE: Dayton Daily News
SUBJECT: “Army veteran gets Purple Heart 66 years after injury
DATE: 25 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/08/25/voc-rehab-administrative-review-vs-notice-disagreement-vs-appeal/]


SOURCE: The Washington Post: Joe Davidson
SUBJECT: “VA moves to restrict treason symbols at cemeteries
DATE: 25 Aug 2016
LINK: [https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/08/25/va-moves-to-restrict-treason-symbols-at-cemeteries/?wpisrc=nl_politics-draw6&wpmm=1]


SOURCE: New York Times: Kristina Rebelo
SUBJECT: “Veteran Kills Himself in Parking Lot of V.A. Hospital on Long Island
DATE: 24 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/25/nyregion/veteran-kills-himself-in-parking-lot-of-va-hospital-on-long-island.html?_r=1]


SOURCE: Vets HQ
SUBJECT: “VA Updates Evaluation Criteria for Sleep Apnea Claims
DATE: ND
LINK: [https://www.vetshq.com/2016/05/va-updates-evaluation-criteria-sleep-apnea-claims/]


SOURCE: Amarillo Globe News: Creede Newton
SUBJECT: “VA: Veteran suicide numbers down 75 percent in Amarillo
DATE: 23 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://amarillo.com/news/latest-news/2016-08-23/va-veteran-suicide-numbers-down-75-percent-amarillo]


SOURCE: Veterans Law Blog.org: Chris Attig
SUBJECT: “VA form 21-8940 Can Make or Break Your TDIU Claim
DATE: 24 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.veteranslawblog.org/how-a-single-va-form-21-8940-can-change-your-tdiu-claim/]


SOURCE: Jackson Free Press: Editorial Board
SUBJECT: “VA, Please Listen to Veterans
DATE: 24 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2016/aug/24/va-please-listen-veterans/]


SOURCE: UPI: Jennifer Shutt
SUBJECT: “VA bans Confederate flags from national cemetery flagpoles
DATE: 24 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2016/08/24/VA-bans-Confederate-flags-from-national-cemetery-flagpoles/2121472057342/?spt=su&or=btn_fb]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of  Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “VA claims backlog now under 100,000-lowest in department history
DATE: 24 Aug 2015
LINK: [http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/22436/va-claims-backlog-now-under-100000-lowest-in-department-history/]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “Veterans Benefits Administration Reports: Detailed Claims Data
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://benefits.va.gov/REPORTS/detailed_claims_data.asp]


SOURCE: ABC News: Sarah Kolinovsky
SUBJECT: “VA ADMITS 25,000 VETS RECEIVED IMPROPER BRAIN INJURY SCREENING
DATE: 9 Jun 2016
LINK: [http://abc13.com/1379247/]


SOURCE: Accuracy in Media: Roger Aronoff
SUBJECT: “Veterans Continue to Suffer Under Obama Administration’s Care
DATE: 25 Apr 2016
LINK: [http://www.aim.org/aim-column/veterans-continue-to-suffer-under-obama-administrations-care/]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “VA Announces New Leaders
DATE: 26 Apr 2016
LINK: [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxv-kKjZhQfyTmttNTYyVkF1eTA/view]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.Org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT: “VA Clinic Stop Taking New Patients
DATE: 25 Apr 2016
LINK: [http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/04/25/va-clinic-stops-taking-new-patients/]


SOURCE: GAO highlights
SUBJECT: “VA Health Care: Actions Needed to Improve Newly Enrolled Veterans’ Access to Primary Care
DATE: ND
LINK: [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxv-kKjZhQfyYjlBM1RHQUQ1R3M/view]


SOURCE: Military Times: Leo Shane III
SUBJECT: “VA increases pressure on appeals reform: ‘We’re failing veterans’
DATE: 13 Apr 2016
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/story/veterans/2016/04/13/va-appeals-reform-omnibus-push/82976438/]


SOURCE: The Des Moines Register: Tony Leys
SUBJECT: “VA’s private-care program is ‘a quagmire’
DATE: 10 Apr 2016
LINK: [http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/health/2016/04/10/veterans-private-care-program-quagmire/82484258/]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: ““VA gave me my sanity back…and my sobriety”
DATE: 11 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/30012/va-gave-sanity-backand-sobriety/]


SOURCE: H&P: Hill & Ponton Disability Attorneys
SUBJECT: “VA Benefits for Non-Veterans-DIC (Part 1)
DATE: 4 Aug 2016
LINK: [https://www.hillandponton.com/va-benefits-non-veterans-dic-part-1/#utm_sguid=145664,dad5bc60-37de-917a-dda7-d7aa1f4d6493]


SOURCE: House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs
SUBJECT: “VA Accountability Watch
DATE: ND
LINK: [https://veterans.house.gov/accountability]


SOURCE:  U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Kayla Williams
SUBJECT: “VA, DOL discuss women Veterans initiatives at DAV convention
DATE: 4 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/29816/va-dol-discuss-women-veterans-initiatives-dav-convention/]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Meagan Heup
SUBJECT: “Veterans eligible to receive free cybersecurity training
DATE: 15 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/30058/veterans-can-take-advantage-in-free-cybersecurity-training/]


SOURCE: Civil Beat:Victor Craft
SUBJECT: “VA Still Failing Its Mission To Serve Veterans
DATE: 15 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.civilbeat.org/2016/08/va-still-failing-its-mission-to-serve-veterans/]


SOURCE: The Onion
SUBJECT: “VA To Improve Veterans’ Health Care With New $500 Million Waiting Room
DATE: 27 May 2014
LINK: [http://www.theonion.com/article/va-to-improve-veterans-health-care-with-new-500-mi-36130]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.Org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT: “Veteran Puts Huge Smack-Down On Veteran Services Organizations
DATE: 16 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/08/16/female-veteran-puts-huge-smack-veteran-service-organizations/]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.Org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT: “VSO Exec Pay Shocker: Veterans Outraged
DATE: 24 Apr 2013
LINK: [http://www.disabledveterans.org/2013/04/24/vets-outraged-over-veteran-organization-exec-pay/]


SOURCE: Popular Military.com: Michele Katz
SUBJECT: “Veterans could soon be allowed to shop at military online exchanges
DATE: 16 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://popularmilitary.com/veterans-soon-allowed-shop-military-online-exchanges/]


SOURCE: U.S. Office of Personnel Management
SUBJECT: “Vet Guide: Veterans’ Preference Guide
DATE: ND
LINK: [https://archive.opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp#6]


SOURCE: Washington Examiner: Pete Kasperowicz
SUBJECT: “VA has bed bug problem in major Illinois hospital
DATE: 16 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/va-has-bed-bug-problem-in-major-illinois-hospital/article/2599446]


SOURCE: The Daily Caller: Thomas Phippen
SUBJECT: “VA Looks To Private Sector To Manage Electronic Medical Records
DATE: 12 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/12/va-looks-to-private-sector-to-manage-electronic-medical-records/]


SOURCE: The Washington Free Beacon: Morgan Chalfant
SUBJECT: “Veterans Groups Back Lawmaker Demanding Freeze on VA Art Spending
DATE: 19 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://freebeacon.com/issues/veterans-groups-back-buchanan-demanding-freeze-va-art-spending/]


SOURCE: Washington Examiner: Sarah Westwood
SUBJECT: “Vets groups back push to freeze VA spending on art
DATE: 19 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/vets-groups-back-push-to-freeze-va-spending-on-art/article/2599754]


SOURCE: Town Hall: Courtney O’Brien
SUBJECT: “Vets Group Urges Passage of Legislation that Offers VA Alternatives
DATE: 18 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2016/08/18/vets-group-urges-passing-of-caring-for-our-heroes-act-to-offer-va-alternatives-n2206670]


SOURCE: News 4 Jax
SUBJECT: “VA provides service dog benefits to veterans with mental health disorders
DATE:  18 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.news4jax.com/news/military/va-provides-service-dog-benefits-to-veterans-with-mental-health-disorders#]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.Org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT: “VA Sloan Gibson Shifts Message, Blames Press For Bad Scandals
DATE: 23 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/08/23/va-sloan-gibson-shifts-message-blames-press-bad-scandals/]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs News Release, Office of Public Affairs
SUBJECT: “VA Announces Formal

Removal of Three Phoenix Health Care System Officials
DATE: 8 JUNE 2016
LINK: [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxv-kKjZhQfyOGx2dUhsUEQ0NWs/view]


VA and LinkedIn partnership expands to offer no-cost courses: [29 Jan 2016]:Rosye Cloud


VA Screwing TBI Vets-Here are the Quick Facts for Your Evaluation: Benjamin Krause [16 May 2014]


Veteran ID Cards: What your options are now and in the future: [24 March 2016]: VAntagePoint Contributors


Veterans and their family members using the GI Bill could be eligible for in state tuition: Department of Veterans Affairs: [1 July 2015] Tim Hudak


SOURCE: U.S. Medicine: Sandra Basu 
SUBJECT: “VA Pushed to Provide More-Accurate Data on Veteran Suicide Rates
DATE: JUNE 2016
LINK: [http://www.usmedicine.com/agencies/department-of-veterans-affairs/va-pushed-to-provide-more-accurate-data-on-veteran-suicide-rates/]


SOURCE: Huffington Post: Brian Stann
SUBJECT: “Veterans Aren’t Victims, But They Still Need Your Help
DATE: 10 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brian-stann/veterans-arent-victims-bu_b_11352114.html]


SOURCE: The Daily Caller: Luke Rosiak
SUBJECT: “VA Hospital Bought $300,000 Worth Of TVs, Then Stored Them
DATE: 9 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/09/va-hospital-bought-300000-worth-of-tvs-then-stored-them/]


SOURCE: ABC News
SUBJECT: “Veterans Administration Under Scrutiny for Extravagant Spending
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/veterans-administration-scrutiny-extravagant-spending-41006336]


SOURCE: The Military Wallet: Ryan Guina
SUBJECT: “VA Disability Compensation Withholding, Offset, & Recoupment
DATE: 4 Aug 2015
LINK: [http://themilitarywallet.com/withhold-va-disability-compensation/]


SOURCE: Disabled Veteran.Org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT: “VA Pays $197 Million in Fraudulent Contractor Scheme
DATE: 9 AUG 2016
LINK: [http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/08/09/va-pays-197-million-fraudulent-contractor-scheme/]


SOURCE: 7WSAW-TV: Mathew Simon
SUBJECT: “NewsChannel 7 Investigates | VA denying nearly 1 out of every 3 veterans’ emergency claims
DATE: 2 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.wsaw.com/content/news/NewsChannel-7-Investigates–VA-denying-nearly-1-out-of-every-3-veterans-emergency-claims.html]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.Org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT: “VA Credits TV Screen Telemedicine With Fixing Wait List
DATE: 28 July 2016
LINK: [http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/07/28/va-credits-tv-screen-telemedicine-fixing-wait-list/]


SOURCE: American Military News: Staff Writer 4
SUBJECT: “Veteran Commits Suicide Hours After Being Turned Away At VA Facility-Rest In Peace
DATE: 27 July 2016
LINK: [http://americanmilitarynews.com/2016/07/veteran-commits-suicide-hours-after-being-turned-away-at-va-facility-rest-in-peace/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=socialnetwork]


SOURCE: Military Disability Made Easy: Advice From the Big Guy-A Military Disability Blog
SUBJECT: “VA Benefits: Isn’t the VA Supposed to Give Me the Benefit of the Doubt?”
DATE: 14 Jul 2016
LINK: [http://blog.militarydisabilitymadeeasy.com/2016/07/va-benefits-isnt-va-supposed-to-give-me.html?m=1]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.Org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT: “VOC REHAB: VA Robbed Some Disabiled Vets Of GI Bill Benefits
DATE: 25 Jul 2016
LINK: [http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/07/25/agency-error-voc-rehab-veterans-robbed-gi-bill-benefits/]


SOURCE: Veterans Psych Evaluations: Anonymous
SUBJECT: “Veteran Psychological Evaluations, PTSD Evaluations & VA Disability Appeal
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.veteranspsychevaluations.com/]


SOURCE: Stateside Legal
SUBJECT: “VA Disability-Step 4: The C & P Exam
DATE: 10 Jun 2010
LINK: [http://statesidelegal.org/part-5-the-CandP-exam]


SOURCE: VA Office of the Inspector General
SUBJECT: “Veterans Health Administration: Review of Allegation of Underutilized MRI Scanner in Waco, Texas
DATE: 23 Jun 2016
LINK: [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxv-kKjZhQfyMkY1QjFYeHJuY2c/view]


SOURCE: Military.Com-tom Philpott
SUBJECT: “VA Reconsiders Disability Ratings for Apnea
DATE: 20 Jun 2013
LINK: [http://www.military.com/benefits/2013/06/20/va-reconsiders-disability-ratings-for-apnea.html]


SOURCE: Seattle Times-Nicole Brodeur
SUBJECT: “VA Hospital’s healing garden is a refuge from ravages of war, illness
DATE: 1 Jul 2016
LINK: [http://www.seattletimes.com/life/va-hospitals-healing-garden-is-a-refuge-from-ravages-of-war-illness/]


SOURCE: Washington Examiner-Sarah Westwood
SUBJECT: “VA Secretary: Disney doesn’t measure wait times, so why should VA?”
DATE: 23 May 2016
LINK: [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/va-chief-disney-doesnt-measure-wait-times-so-why-should-we/article/2592021]


SOURCE: American Military News
SUBJECT: “VA Secretary Absurdly Compares VA Healthcare Wait Lines To Disney Wait Lines
DATE: 23 May 2016
LINK: [http://americanmilitarynews.com/2016/05/va-secretary-absurdly-compares-va-healthcare-wait-lines-to-disney-wait-lines/]


SOURCE: American Military News-Editorial Staff
SUBJECT: “VA Employees Outrageously Manipulated Wait Times To Save Face At Veterans Expense
DATE: 22 Jun 2016
LINK: [http://americanmilitarynews.com/2016/06/va-employees-outrageously-manipulated-wait-times-to-save-face-at-veterans-expense/]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs-Dan Green
SUBJECT: “VHA: Striving to improve women’s health care
DATE: 3 Jun 2016
LINK: [http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/28225/truth-about-womens-healthcare-vha/]


SOURCE: Pro Publica-Mike Hixenbaugh
SUBJECT: “Vietnam Vets Push VA to Link Bladder Cancer to Agent Orange
DATE: 27 Apr 2016
LINK: [https://www.propublica.org/article/vietnam-vets-push-va-to-link-bladder-cancer-to-agent-orange]


SOURCE:  The Daily Caller-Luke Rosiak
SUBJECT: “VA Worker Gets Job Back Despite Armed Robbery Charge
DATE: 22 Mar 2016
LINK: [http://dailycaller.com/2016/03/22/va-worker-gets-job-back-despite-armed-robbery-charge/]


SOURCE: Denver Post-Washington Post
SUBJECT: “Veterans Affairs battle builds over plan to expand nurses’ roles
DATE: 20 Jul 2016
LINK: [http://www.denverpost.com/2016/07/20/battle-over-plan-expand-nurses-roles/]


SOURCE: The Town Talk-Jeff Mathews
SUBJECT: “VA director: we have to regain veterans’ trust
DATE: 19 Jul 2016
LINK: [http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/news/2016/07/19/va-director-we-have-regain-veterans-trust/87292624/]


SOURCE: Iowa-City Press-Citizen-Holly Hines
SUBJECT: “Veteran’s suicide raises concern about Iowa City VA care
DATE: 22 Jul 2016
LINK: [http://www.press-citizen.com/story/news/2016/07/21/brandon-ketchum-veterans-suicide-ptsd-va-mental-health-care/87383644/]


SOURCE: Military Times- Leo Shane III
SUBJECT: “VA disability backlog tops 70,000-7 months after it was supposed to be zero
DATE: 10 Jul 2016
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/story/veterans/2016/07/10/va-disability-claims-backlog-veterans-affairs/86862716/]


SOURCE: USA Today-Gregg Zoroya
SUBJECT: “VA Suicide hotline workers ripped for failing vets
DATE: 30 Jun 2016
LINK: [http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2016/06/30/va-suicide-hotline-workers-veterans/86239764/]


SOURCE: The Hill-Darin Selnick and Stewart Hickey
SUBJECT: “Veterans care report favors VA, special interests, not vets
DATE: 7 Jul 2016

SUBJECT: “VA disability backlog tops 70,000-7 months after it was supposed to be zero
DATE: 10 Jul 2016
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/story/veterans/2016/07/10/va-disability-claims-backlog-veterans-affairs/86862716/]


SOURCE: USA Today-Gregg Zoroya
SUBJECT: “VA Suicide hotline workers ripped for failing vets
DATE: 30 Jun 2016
LINK: [http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2016/06/30/va-suicide-hotline-workers-veterans/86239764/]


SOURCE: The Hill-Darin Selnick and Stewart Hickey
SUBJECT: “Veterans care report favors VA, special interests, not vets
DATE: 7 Jul 2016
LINK: [http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/the-military/286295-veterans-care-report-favors-va-special-interests-not-vets]


SOURCE: Independent Journal-Kayla Brandon
SUBJECT: “Vet Complains His VA Appts Keep Getting Rescheduled. Then a Stranger Reveals What’s Really Going On.”
DATE: Jul 2016
LINK: [http://ijr.com/2016/07/644282-vet-complains-his-va-appts-keep-getting-rescheduled-then-a-stranger-reveals-whats-really-going-on/]


SOURCE: Stars and Stripes-Travis J. Tritten
SUBJECT: “VA abandons law aimed at firing employees
DATE: 17 Jun 2016
LINK: [http://www.stripes.com/news/va-abandons-law-aimed-at-firing-employees-1.415136]


SOURCE: The Washington Post-Lisa Rein and Emily Wax-Thibodeaux
SUBJECT: “Veterans Affairs improperly spent $6 billion annually, senior official says
DATE: 14 May 2015
LINK: [https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/va-improperly-spent-6-billion-on-care-for-veterans-senior-agency-leader-says/2015/05/13/ab8f131c-f5be-11e4-b2f3-af5479e6bbdd_story.html]


SOURCE: Fox News Politics-Tori Richards
SUBJECT: “Vets pleading for cleanup of black mold festering in VA hospital for months
DATE: 18 May 2016
LINK: [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/05/18/vets-pleading-for-cleanup-black-mold-festering-in-va-hospital-for-months.html]


SOURCE: Hill & Ponton
SUBJECT: “VA Disability Compensation 100 Disability
DATE: 17 Jun 2015
LINK: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYdo6v00KzI&feature=share]


SOURCE: The Daily Caller: Luke Rosiak
SUBJECT: “VA ‘Candy Man’ May Keep His Job Despite No Medical License
DATE: 8 Apr 2016
LINK: [http://dailycaller.com/2016/04/08/va-candy-man-may-keep-his-job-despite-no-medical-license/]


SOURCE: Military Times: Leo Shane III
SUBJECT: “Veterans and military personnel issues set to become a major focus in the presidential campaign
DATE: 19 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/veterans-issues-2016-election-final-push]


SOURCE: TownHall.com: Cortney O’Brien
SUBJECT: ” Why Veterans are Campaigning Against the Veterans First Act ”
DATE: 14 Nov 2016
LINK: [  http://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2016/11/14/why-veterans-are-campaigning-against-the-veterans-first-act-n2245490]


SOURCE: The Greater New Milford Spectrum
SUBJECT: ” Wall that Heals to come to New Milford ”
DATE: 24 Oct 2016
LINK: [ http://www.newmilfordspectrum.com/news/article/Wall-that-Heals-to-come-to-New-Milford-10158141.php]


SOURCE: Dayton Daily News: Ellesse Rodriguez
SUBJECT: ” Where to find Veterans Day deals in Dayton ”
DATE: 21 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.daytondailynews.com/events/where-find-veterans-day-deals-dayton/XvznUXa42GQCaHruRu3qBK/ ]


SOURCE: The Seattle Times: Matthew Daly
SUBJECT: ” Why it matters: Veterans ”
DATE: 18 Oct 2016
LINK: [ http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation-politics/why-it-matters-veterans/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=article_left_1.1]


SOURCE: DOD Buzz.com: Richard Sisk
SUBJECT: ” Wanted: More Veterans in Congress to Break Gridlock ”
DATE: 13 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.dodbuzz.com/2016/10/13/wanted-veterans-congress-break-gridlock/?ESRC=dodbuzz.sm ]


SOURCE: Military.com: Amy Bushatz
SUBJECT: ” Well-Child Visits Now Covered under Tricare Policy ”
DATE: 13 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/10/15/well-child-visits-now-covered-under-tricare-policy.html?ESRC=todayinmil.sm ]


SOURCE: KUT.org: KUT Staff
SUBJECT: ” Women War Veterans Flown to D.C. to Visit Memorials Built in Their Honor ”
DATE: 14 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://kut.org/post/women-war-veterans-flown-dc-visit-memorials-built-their-honor?utm_content=buffer7240f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer ]


SOURCE:  Your Daily Dish.com: Margo Gothelf
SUBJECT: “WWII Veteran Finally Gets His HS Diploma 70 Years After Dropping Out to Fight in War
DATE: 13 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.yourdailydish.com/wwii-veteran-finally-gets-high-school-diploma-70-years-last-attend-high-school/]


SOURCE: The Washington Post: Michelle Ye Hee Lee
SUBJECT: “‘Whole bunch’ of facts don’t support Obama’s claim that many VA bosses were fired over scandal
DATE: 12 Oct 2016
LINK: [https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2016/10/12/obamas-claim-a-whole-bunch-of-people-who-are-in-charge-of-va-facilities-were-fired-over-wait-times/?postshare=6961476295574756&tid=ss_tw]


SOURCE: The Courier: Christinia Crippes [Iowa]
SUBJECT: “Waverly veterans post opens to standing room only crowd
DATE: 8 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/waverly-veterans-post-opens-to-standing-room-only-crowd/article_d91a0a9a-ac7c-5330-8ca6-75d0cceb9e5b.html#pt0-639630]


SOURCE: Concerned Veterans for America: Shaun Rieley
SUBJECT: “Whistleblower Protections Inadequate Without VA Accountability
DATE: 10 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://cv4a.org/whistleblower-protections-inadequate-without-va-accountability/]


SOURCE: Its Veteran Approved.com: Blast News Network
SUBJECT: “Wife Finds Disabled Vet in Tears, Then Sees Shocking Thing Neighbor Did to Him
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://itsveteranappoved.com/07d465b14ff9]


SOURCE: Forbes.com: Monte Burke
SUBJECT: “Wounded Veterans, PTSD And The Healing Powers Of Fly Fishing
DATE: 5 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.forbes.com/sites/monteburke/2016/10/05/wounded-veterans-ptsd-and-the-healing-powers-of-fly-fishing/#8a2662d784df]


SOURCE: Inner City Law Center
SUBJECT: “Writing Winning Letters of Support
DATE: 9 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.operationiv.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Writing-Mental-Health-Letters-of-Support-Guidebook-1009111.pdf]


SOURCE: The Hill: Dr Robin Ganzert
SUBJECT: “We must ensure equal access for veterans and their service dogs
DATE: 29 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/judicial/297546-we-must-ensure-equal-access-for-veterans-and-their-service-dogs]


SOURCE: Controversial Times: Hunter Roosevelt
SUBJECT: “Wife of Triple Amputee Marine Gets Package From Wounded Warrior. Here’s Why She’s Pissed
DATE: 29 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://controversialtimes.com/news/triple-amputee-marines-wife-blasts-wounded-warrior-project-in-epic-viral-post/?utm_source=SR]


SOURCE: Task & Purpose: Elana Duffy
SUBJECT: “Why I Won’t Give Concerned Veterans For America ‘My VA Story’
DATE: 21 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://taskandpurpose.com/wont-give-concerned-veterans-america-va-story/]


SOURCE: The Blaze: John Linder
SUBJECT: “When bureaucracy undermines a leader, veterans pay
DATE: 26 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/when-bureaucracy-undermines-a-leader-veterans-pay/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=story&utm_campaign=ShareButtons]


SOURCE: The New York Times: The Editors
SUBJECT: “What disability means
DATE: 25 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/25/opinion/what-disability-means.html?_r=0]


SOURCE: Journal News.com
SUBJECT: “Warren Davidson: Get ‘moochers’ out of VA health system
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.journal-news.com/photo/news/warren-davidson-get-moochers-out-of-va-health-syst/pDWXcK/]


SOURCE: American Women Veterans.org: Alicia
SUBJECT: “Women of the Civil War Recognized At Arlington Ceremony
DATE: 19 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://americanwomenveterans.org/home/2016/09/19/1530/]


SOURCE: Silive.com: Lauram Steussy
SUBJECT: “Wounding in Iraq, veteran starts over again at Staten Island’s Flagship Brewery
DATE: 12 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.silive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2016/09/wounded_in_iraq_veteran_starts.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Defense+EBB+09-14-16&utm_term=Editorial+-+Early+Bird+Brief]


SOURCE: WAOW.com: Alexandra Bumley
SUBJECT: “Wausau veteran’s mother wants to see increased therapy for vets
DATE: 13 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.waow.com/story/33087908/2016/09/Tuesday/wausau-veterans-mother-wants-to-see-increased-therapy-for-vets]


SOURCE: Wounded Warrior Project suing 2 injured veterans
SUBJECT: “Wounded Warrior Project suing 2 injured veterans
DATE: 27 Jan 2016
LINK: [http://www.news4jax.com/news/investigations/wounded-warrior-project-suing-2-injured-veterans]


SOURCE: Why are the younger Veterans avoiding the Veteran Service Organizations?
SUBJECT: “Why are the younger Veterans avoiding the Veteran Service Organizations?
DATE: 14 Feb 2016
LINK: [https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-younger-veterans-avoiding-veteran-service-les-davis-ma]


SOURCE: Why veterans die by suicide, and how to stop it
SUBJECT: “Why veterans die by suicide, and how to stop it
DATE: 16 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/story/opinion/2016/08/16/why-veterans-die-suicide-and-how-stop/88775244/]


SOURCE: Conservative Review: Chris Pandolfo
SUBJECT: “WHY IS THE VA SPENDING MILLIONS ON SOLAR PANELS WHILE VETERANS DIE?
DATE: 9 Aug 2016
LINK: [https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/08/why-is-the-va-spending-millions-on-solar-panels-while-veterans-die?utm_source=CRFB&utm_medium=FB&utm_campaign=VA+Solar+Panels+8-9-16]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “Web Automated Reference Material System
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.benefits.va.gov/warms/bookc.asp]


SOURCE: CNN Politics-David Fitzpatrick & Drew Griffin
SUBJECT: “‘Worst’ charity for veterans run by VA employee
DATE: 17 May 2016
LINK: [http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/16/politics/vietnam-veterans-charity/index.html]


SOURCE: U.S. Office of Special Counsel
SUBJECT: “Whistleblower Disclosure of Sanitation Problems in D.C. VA Hospital Are Confirmed
DATE:  9 Jun 2016
LINK: [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxv-kKjZhQfyWGRfc1dxTUVoU2M/view]