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SOURCE: Bangor Daily Mail
SUBJECT:  ”  After 40 years of nightmares, a dog has helped a Maine veteran find peace ”
DATE: 8 Feb 2017
LINK: [         http://bangordailynews.com/2017/02/07/news/portland/how-dogs-are-helping-maine-veterans-recover-from-the-horrors-of-war/       ]


SOURCE: The Atlantic
SUBJECT:  ” Americans at Work: Returning Veterans  ”
DATE: 4 Feb 2017
LINK: [         https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2017/02/americans-at-work-returning-veterans/515706/       ]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT:  ”   Army Veteran spends his days comforting the dying ”
DATE: 31 Jan 2017
LINK: [       http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/34803/army-veteran-spends-days-comforting-dying/         ]


SOURCE: Tech Crunch: Megan Rose Dickey
SUBJECT:  ” Amazon is creating an apprenticeship program to train veterans for tech jobs  ”
DATE: 19 Jan 2017
LINK: [        http://www.disabledveterans.org/2017/01/27/update-trump-allows-exemption-va-hiring-outcry/        ]


SOURCE: ABC News: Liz Alesse
SUBJECT:  ”  Army Veteran, Double-Amputee Finds New Battlefield in DC ”
DATE: 27 Jan 2017
LINK: [       http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/army-veteran-double-amputee-finds-battlefield-dc/story?id=45093567         ]


SOURCE: Northwest Herald
SUBJECT:  ” Another View: Cleaning up VA should be a top priority  ”
DATE: 9 Jan 2017
LINK: [        http://www.nwherald.com/2017/01/06/another-view-cleaning-up-va-should-be-a-top-priority/at9dotw/        ]


SOURCE: Military Times: Jennifer MdCermott
SUBJECT:  ”  As Obama leaves office, goal on homeless veterans goes unmet ”
DATE: 5 Jan 2017
LINK: [     http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/as-obama-leaves-office-goal-on-homeless-veterans-goes-unmet?utm_content=buffercba3f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer           ]


SOURCE: Arkansas Online
SUBJECT:  ”  Arkansas man gets 30 years for breaking into disabled veteran’s home, kidnapping him  ”
DATE: 13 Dec 2016
LINK: [        http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2016/dec/13/arkansas-man-sentenced-30-years-attempted-robbery-/?f=crime        ]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT:  ”   Automated controls and quality metrics better serve Veteran patients  
DATE: 15 Dec 2016
LINK: [        http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/33674/automated-controls-quality-metrics-better-serve-veteran-patients/        ]


SOURCE: Stars & Stripes: Robert Burns
SUBJECT: ” Adding 200 more troops to Syria, US deepens involvement ”
DATE: 10 Dec 2016
LINK: [  https://www.facebook.com/Pretty52Official/videos/1656774737697957/      ]


 

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SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.org
SUBJECT:  ”  Big Bucks: Former VA Secretary lands deal with Veterans Affairs ”
DATE: 31 Jan 2017
LINK: [         http://www.disabledveterans.org/2017/01/31/big-bucks-former-va-secretary-lands-deal-veterans-affairs/?inf_contact_key=7e26a3ea38a3ac9eef9f85cecffe9b1e98fc1f6a5508e2cb062902cd61997c5f       ]


SOURCE: South Coast Today.com Aime Chiavoroli
SUBJECT:  ”  2016 Fairhaven Man of the Year: blind veteran helps others cope with losing sight ”
DATE: 28 Dec 2016
LINK: [       http://www.southcoasttoday.com/news/20161225/2016-fairhaven-man-of-year-blind-veteran-helps-others-cope-with-losing-sight         ]


SOURCE: Insider Highered: Ashley A. Smith
SUBJECT: ” Bill Aims to improve veterans’ career readiness ”
DATE: 13 Dec 2016
LINK: [       https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/12/13/bill-seeks-guarantee-veterans-are-career-ready         ]


SOURCE: Concerned Veterans for America
SUBJECT: ” Brandon Colemen ‘likely saved lives’ by speaking out at Phoenix, VA ”
DATE: 8 Dec 2016
LINK: [  https://defendthefirst.org/2016/12/08/brandon-coleman-likely-saved-lives-by-speaking-out-at-phoenix-va/   ]


SOURCE: Disabled Veteran.org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT: ” ‘Best person’ for VA secretary, Scott Brown, also considered Anti-LGBT ”
DATE: 23 Nov 2016
LINK: [  http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/11/23/best-person-va-secretary-scott-brown-also-considered-anti-lgbt   ]


SOURCE: American Legion Auxiliary Blog
SUBJECT: ” Be a better American by remembering the power of one in 2017 ”
DATE: ND
LINK: [ https://alaforveterans.wordpress.com/2016/11/21/be-a-better-american-by-remembering-the-power-of-one-in-2017/ ]


SOURCE: The Washington Post: Susan Svrluga
SUBJECT: ” Brown students tore up, threw out American Flags at Veterans Day ceremony ”
DATE: 14 Nov 2016
LINK: [ https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/11/14/brown-students-tore-up-threw-out-american-flags-at-veterans-day-ceremony/?postshare=521479218979932&tid=ss_fb]


SOURCE: Military Times.com: George Altman
SUBJECT: ” Best for Vets: 2017-New rankings of 175 schools ”
DATE: 1 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/bestforvets-colleges2017 ]


SOURCE: Veterans Law Blog: Chris Attig
SUBJECT: ” Bad Medicine? 6 Ways to Challenge VA C&P Exam Results ”
DATE: ND
LINK: [https://www.veteranslawblog.org/va-c-p-exam-results/ ]


 

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SOURCE:   Army Times.com
SUBJECT:  ” Clinical trial using marijuana to treat PTSD in veterans gets underway  ”
DATE: 7 Feb 2017
LINK: [        https://www.armytimes.com/articles/clinical-trial-using-marijuana-to-treat-ptsd-in-veterans-gets-underway        ]


SOURCE:   M Live
SUBJECT:  ” Cutting 200 beds at GR veterans home will benefit residents, state says  ”
DATE: 5 Feb 2017
LINK: [    http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2017/02/state_goal_to_improve_veterans.html            ]


SOURCE: We Are The Mighty
SUBJECT:  ” Clint Eastwood once helped fund a Vietnam POW rescue mission  ”
DATE: 26 Jan 2017
LINK: [     http://www.wearethemighty.com/articles/clint-eastwood-once-helped-fund-a-vietnam-pow-rescue-mission           ][ http://www.wearethemighty.com/articles/clint-eastwood-once-helped-fund-a-vietnam-pow-rescue-mission ]


SOURCE: Military Times: Adam Stone
SUBJECT:  ” Campus mental health services are helping veterans succeed in college  ”
DATE: 20 Dec 2016
LINK: [         http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/campus-mental-health-services-are-helping-veterans-succeed-in-college       ]


SOURCE: Tampa Bay Times: Howard Altman
SUBJECT:  ” Congress wants answers from VA on veteran left in shower after death   ”
DATE: 14 Dec 2016
LINK: [        http://web.tampabay.com/news/military/veterans/congress-wants-answers-from-va-on-veteran-left-in-shower-after-death/2306328        ]


SOURCE: NGAUS.gov
SUBJECT:  ” Congress Finally approves veteran status   ”
DATE: 13 Dec 2016
LINK: [       http://ngaus.org/newsroom/news/congress-finally-approves-veteran-status         ]


SOURCE: SOFREP
SUBJECT: ” Combat veteran Rep. Duckworth worried Congress is ignoring importance of civilian-run military ”
DATE: 8 Dec 2016
LINK: [https://sofrep.com/69598/combat-veteran-rep-duckworth-worried-congress-is-ignoring-importance-of-civilian-run-military/    ]


SOURCE: Freedom Daily: Rory Grant
SUBJECT: ” Congress Report: Obama took $2.6B from veterans who died in VA hospitals with maggot infested wounds ”
DATE: ND
LINK: [   http://freedomdaily.com/congress-obama-veterans-va/     ]


SOURCE: Military Times; Leo Shane III
SUBJECT: ” Combat vet Duckworth worried congress is ignoring importance of civilian-run military ”
DATE: 8 Dec 2016
LINK: [ http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/duckworth-mattis-civilian-military   ]


SOURCE: SOFREP.com: Alex Hollings
SUBJECT: ” Clinical trials for highly effective PTSD treatment could change how we see a certain party drug ”
DATE: 2 Dec 2016
LINK: [ https://sofrep.com/69007/clinical-trials-highly-effective-ptsd-treatment-change-see-certain-party-drug/  ]


SOURCE: DFAS
SUBJECT: ” Comparing CRSC and CRDP  ”
DATE: ND
LINK: [ https://www.dfas.mil/retiredmilitary/disability/comparison.html  ]


SOURCE: K2 Radio: Tom Morton
SUBJECT: ” Coroner Finds new developments in life of veteran Stephen Reiman; Police departments will provide escort 
DATE: 28 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://k2radio.com/coroner-finds-new-developments-in-life-of-veteran-stephen-reiman-police-departments-will-provide-escort/  ]


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SOURCE: National Review
SUBJECT:  ” Disgrace: Obama commutes Bradley Manning’s sentence  ”
DATE: 17 Jan 2017
LINK: [     http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/443934/disgrace-obama-commutes-bradley-mannings-sentence?utm_source=nr&utm_campaign=manning&utm_medium=facebook&utm_content=french           ]


SOURCE: McClatchy DC: Rob Hotakainen
SUBJECT:  ”  Death of Washington state veteran prompts call for VA investigation ”
DATE: 9 Jan 2017
LINK: [      http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/congress/article125490599.html          ]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT:  ” #vettingFail- Dept of Veterans Affairs cancels deal with Flow Health Inc  ”
DATE: 30 Dec 2016
LINK: [         http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/12/30/vetting-fail-dept-veterans-affairs-cancels-flow-health-inc-deal/?inf_contact_key=ebdb55d7e84b4f0a3350303d46b73afa2ef3c3d5a57092e005d0e4a9345a82a1       ]


SOURCE: Task & Purpose: Elana Duffy
SUBJECT:  ” DOD canceled brain injury research because it didn’t like the results  ”
DATE: 23 Dec 2016
LINK: [      http://taskandpurpose.com/dod-canceled-brain-injury-research-didnt-like-results/?utm_source=T%26P+Distribution+List&utm_campaign=a57b7eac45-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2016_12_28&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b2be43e63d-a57b7eac45-85787621         ]


SOURCE: Washington Examiner: Pete Kasperowicz
SUBJECT:  ”  Department of Homeland Security, Veterans Affairs the worst places to work in the government  
DATE: 15 Dec 2016
LINK: [    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/department-of-homeland-security-veterans-affairs-the-worst-places-to-work-in-the-government/article/2609728#.WFPcn6_5qf0.facebook           ]


SOURCE: Okinawa Stripes: Lisa Rein
SUBJECT:  ”  Donald Trump is under pressure to keep Obama’s VA secretary  ”
DATE: 13 Dec 2016
LINK: [          http://okinawa.stripes.com/news/donald-trump-under-pressure-keep-obamas-va-secretary#sthash.2k0IxHW1.TRxmCz7J.dpbs      ]


SOURCE: The Washington Post: Michelle Ye Hee Lee
SUBJECT: ” Democrat’s misleading claim that Concerned Veterans for America wants to ‘privatize’ VA ”
DATE: 7 Dec 2016
LINK: [      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2016/12/07/democrats-misleading-claim-that-concerned-veterans-for-america-wants-to-privatize-the-va/?postshare=9321481159256370&tid=ss_fb&utm_term=.5b631afadba6          ]


SOURCE: Military Times.com
SUBJECT: ” DoD releases name of service member killed Thursday in Syria ”
DATE: 25 Nov 2016
LINK:  [ http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/dod-releases-name-of-service-member-killed-thursdasy-in-syria   ]


SOURCE: 89.3 KPCC: Bobble O’Brien
SUBJECT: ” Disabled and waiting: veterans’ appeals can take 5 years of more ”
DATE: 1 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://www.scpr.org/news/2016/11/01/65880/disabled-and-waiting-veterans-appeals-can-take-5-y/ ]


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SOURCE: Congressional Budget Office.gov
SUBJECT: ” Eliminate concurrent receipt of retirement pay and disability compensation for disabled veterans ”
DATE: 8 Dec 2016
LINK: [  https://www.cbo.gov/budget-options/2016/52177   ]


SOURCE: The Register-Guard: Alisha Roemeling
SUBJECT: ” Eugene police thank veterans with surprise feasts ”
DATE: 25 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/35017108-75/eugene-police-thank-veterans-with-surprise-feasts.html.csp]


SOURCE: Military.com: Jon O’Connell
SUBJECT: “Expert: Most Private Physicians Untrained to Handle Vets’ Issues
DATE: 31 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/10/31/expert-most-physicians-untrained-handle-vets-issues.html]


SOURCE: Military Times
SUBJECT: “Education
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/best-for-vets/education]


SOURCE: AP: Association For Psychological Science
SUBJECT: “Embattled Childhoods May Be the Real Trauma for Soldiers With PTSD
DATE: 19 Nov 2012
LINK: [http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/news/releases/embattled-childhoods-may-be-the-real-trauma-for-soldiers-with-ptsd.html]


SOURCE: Task & Purpose: Hire Purpose
SUBJECT: “8 Combat Arms-Friendly Companies Hiring Vets-No Degree Required
DATE: 5 Jul 2016
LINK: [http://taskandpurpose.com/8-companies-around-united-states-hiring-combat-arms/?utm_content=hp-facebook&utm_campaign=career&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social]


SOURCE: Chicago Tribune: Editorial Board
SUBJECT: “Editorial: Money won’t fix what ails the VA. Here’s how to revive it.
DATE: 2S ep 2016
LINK: [http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-veterans-affairs-va-vha-health-scandal-obama-edit-0905-jm-20160901-story.html]


SOURCE: WCPO: David Hothaus
SUBJECT: “Editorial: Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald should answer VA questions
DATE: 30 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.wcpo.com/news/opinion/editorial-veterans-affairs-secretary-bob-mcdonald-should-answer-va-questions]


SOURCE: NY Daily News-Creela Belle Howard & Reuven Blau
SUBJECT: “EXCLUSIVE: Legal settlements at Veterans Affairs more than tripled since 2011, many due to medical malpractices
DATE: 30 May 2016
LINK: [http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/legal-settlements-veterans-affairs-triple-article-1.2654179]


 

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SOURCE: Funker530
SUBJECT:  ”  Facebook page Extortion leads to GoFundMe Success ”
DATE: 1 Feb 2017
LINK: [         https://www.funker530.com/facebook-page-extortion/       ]


SOURCE: Curry Pilot
SUBJECT:  ” Female veterans face barriers to health care  ”
DATE: 27 Jan 2017
LINK: [         http://www.currypilot.com/news/5021168-151/female-veterans-face-barriers-to-health-care       ]


SOURCE: AmeriForce
SUBJECT:  ” Female veterans battle with PTSD  ”
DATE: 15 Jan 2017
LINK:[        http://ameriforce.net/female-veterans-battle-ptsd/        ]


SOURCE: Factcheck.org: D’Angelo Gare
SUBJECT:  ” Fired over VA wait times  ”
DATE: 6 Jan 2017
LINK: [        http://www.factcheck.org/2016/10/fired-over-va-wait-times/        ]


SOURCE: People.com: Kelli Bender
SUBJECT:  ” Veteran brings Christmas cheer to fellow vets with help from his giant dog  ”
DATE: 20 Dec 2016
LINK: [          http://people.com/pets/veteran-visits-vets-with-large-dog/      ]


SOURCE: CBS Denver
SUBJECT:  ”  FBI looks into Congress’ claims VA lied about hospital costs  ”
DATE: 13 Dec 2016
LINK: [       http://denver.cbslocal.com/2016/12/13/justice-department-considers-probe-of-va-perjury-allegations/#.WFQTgVXR7Go.facebook         ]


SOURCE: The Virginian Pilot: Eric Hartley
SUBJECT:  ”  Feds clear Veterans Affairs official after Norfolk military liaison’s allegations  
DATE: 13 Dec 2016
LINK: [      http://pilotonline.com/news/government/local/feds-clear-veterans-affairs-official-after-norfolk-military-liaison-s/article_f3cac5ca-3e51-5af6-af1d-b7adf567d2c5.html         ]


SOURCE: Dayton Daily News: Kara Driscoll
SUBJECT:  ”  Former P&G CEO could be selected as UC president  
DATE: 16 Dec 2016
LINK: [     http://www.daytondailynews.com/business/former-ceo-could-selected-president/p6q5CAUC1eeVKkDu9wK7BM/           ]


SOURCE: Press of Atlantic City: Madison Russ
SUBJECT:  ”  40 years later, South Jersey Vietnam veterans still battling effects of Agent Orange  
DATE: 14 Dec 2016
LINK: [        http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/years-later-south-jersey-vietnam-veterans-still-battling-effects-of/article_ecd1adc7-4881-5521-8b8a-6a76b68860fd.html        ]


SOURCE: News Times: Dan Elliott
SUBJECT: “FBI looks into Congress’ claims VA lied about hospital costs  ”
DATE: 13 Dec 2016
LINK: [      http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Justice-Department-considers-probe-of-VA-perjury-10793851.php?cmpid=fb-desktop          ]


 

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SOURCE: U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT:  ” Good News: VA lowers most medication copayments  ”
DATE: ND
LINK: [       https://www.myhealth.va.gov/ss20170126-good-news-va-medication-copayments         ]


SOURCE: Grassley Senate.gov
SUBJECT:  ” Grassley, fellow senators urge the VA to comply with 2010 Law protecting veterans from exorbitant emergency room bills   ”
DATE: 9 Dec 2016
LINK: [         http://www.grassley.senate.gov/news/news-releases/grassley-fellow-senators-urge-va-comply-2010-law-protecting-veterans-exorbitant       ]


SOURCE: News on 6: Annie Chang
SUBJECT:  ”  Grant helping TU veteran students improve veterans center  ”
DATE: 13 Dec 2016
LINK: [       http://www.newson6.com/story/34046479/grant-helping-tu-veteran-students-improve-veterans-center         ]


SOURCE: Whistleblower.org
SUBJECT: ” GAP Whistleblower vindicated for Veterans Affairs Disclosures ”
DATE: 7 Dec 2016
LINK: [       https://www.whistleblower.org/blog/093907-gap-whistleblower-vindicated-veterans-affairs-disclosures         ]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT: ” GAO Report: Veterans Affairs still failing women veterans ”
DATE: Dec  2016
LINK: [     http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/12/07/gao-report-va-still-failing-women-veterans/     ]


SOURCE: Military.com: Associated Press
SUBJECT: ” Guard: Airman who went swimming off Guam Beach presumed dead ”
DATE: 27 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/11/27/guard-airman-who-went-swimming-guam-beach-presumed-dead.html?ESRC=todayinmil.sm   ]


SOURCE: Military.com: Nikki Wentling
SUBJECT: ” Gulf War Vets with Brain Cancer Denied Fast-Track to Compensation ”
DATE: 19 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/11/19/gulf-war-vets-with-brain-cancer-denied-fast-track-compensation.html?ESRC=todayinmil.sm ]


SOURCE: KFOR.com
SUBJECT: ” George W. Bush Paints portraits of veterans wounded carrying out his orders ”
DATE: 12 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://kfor.com/2016/11/12/george-w-bush-paints-portraits-of-veterans-wounded-carrying-out-his-orders/]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Defense: Office of Warrior Care Policy: Tania Meireles
SUBJECT: ” Getting to know your VA Military Service Coordinator ”
DATE: 19 Jun 2012
LINK: [http://warriorcare.dodlive.mil/2012/06/19/getting-to-know-your-va-military-service-coordinator/ ]


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SOURCE: Fox News Insider
SUBJECT:  ”  ‘Hiring Vets is who we are’: Black Rifle Coffee Company hits back at Starbucks ”
DATE: Fox News Insider
LINK: [          http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/02/07/black-rifle-coffee-company-plans-hire-10000-veterans      ]


SOURCE: Dayton Daily News: Mark Gokavi
SUBJECT:  ” Homeless veteran beaten into coma in jail, lawsuit alleges  ”
DATE: 10 Jan 2017
LINK: [        http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/crime–law/homeless-veteran-beaten-into-coma-jail-lawsuit-alleges/LZOefQso8QhoBriGdgMIXO/       ]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT:  ”  Harvard business review got VA Sec McDonald legacy wrong 
DATE: 27 Dec 216
LINK:  [      http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/12/27/harvard-business-review-got-va-sec-mcdonald-legacy-wrong/?inf_contact_key=3d2d7db4a54af08b44028d300d276c38b18f4910c52bc8bd3cd01cde5a502f13          ]


SOURCE: Fox News Insider [Video]
SUBJECT:  ” Huckabee: Defund UN; Use money to help US Veterans  
DATE: 28 Dec 2016
LINK: [        http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/12/28/huckabee-us-should-defund-un-use-money-help-war-veterans        ]


SOURCE: WAVE 3: Jobina Fortson
SUBJECT:  ” Hospital Officials, veterans provide input on new VA hospital location  ”
DATE: 20 Dec 2016
LINK: [        http://www.wave3.com/story/34102491/hospital-officials-veterans-provide-input-on-new-va-hospital-location        ]


SOURCE: Fox 5: Lauren DeMarco
SUBJECT:  ” Helping Hand: 5 Year old ‘superhero’ raising money for homeless vets   ”
DATE: 15 Dec 2016
LINK:[        http://www.fox5dc.com/news/local-news/223783896-story        ]


SOURCE: The San Diego Tribune: Jeanette Steele
SUBJECT: ” Helping homeless veterans, one RV trip at a time ”
DATE:  9 Dec 2016
LINK: [         http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/military/veterans/sd-me-va-mobile-20161211-story.html       ]


SOURCE:  USA Today: Donovan Slack
SUBJECT: ” Has the VA improved? Internal data show it’s a mixed bag ”
DATE: 7 Dec 2016
LINK: [        http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/12/07/veterans-affairs-improved-declined-internal-data/94988070/        ]


SOURCE: Washington Examiner: Nicole Duran
SUBJECT: ” House passes sweeping legislation to aid veterans ”
DATE: 6 Dec 2016
LINK: [     http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/house-passes-sweeping-legislation-to-aid-veterans/article/2609022?custom_click=rss#.WEf2DDitYzw.facebook    ]


SOURCE: Epoch Times: Cody Scholberg
SUBJECT: ” Hidden secrets of the VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation Program ”
DATE: 11 Sep 2014
LINK: [  http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/947506-hidden-secrets-of-the-vas-vocational-rehabilitation-program/   ]


SOURCE: American Military News
SUBJECT: ” Health policy expert proposes troops pay for their own healthcare in exchange for higher salaries ”
DATE: 28 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://americanmilitarynews.com/2016/11/health-policy-expert-proposes-troops-pay-for-their-own-healthcare-in-exchange-for-higher-salaries/?utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=alt&utm_source=dvf  ]


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SOURCE: NPR.org
SUBJECT:  ” In a surprise send-off, Obama awards Biden Presidential Medal of Freedom  ”
DATE: 12 Jan 2017
LINK: [     http://www.npr.org/2017/01/12/509545778/in-surprise-send-off-president-obama-awards-biden-presidential-medal-of-freedom?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20170112           ]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT:  ” Survey: Integrity of senior VA leaders declined under McDonald  ”
DATE: 28 Dec 2016
LINK: [        http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/12/28/survey-integrity-of-va-leaders-declined-under-mcdonald/?inf_contact_key=9ced7cb7150355dba18e09d8216dc68261d910d39abd1f6987cdb2fd959208da        ]


SOURCE: KCRG.com: Samantha-jo Roth
SUBJECT:  ” Iowa Senators’ probe into veterans’ deaths continues   ”
DATE: 14 Dec 2016
LINK: [      http://www.kcrg.com/content/news/Iowa-Senators-probe-into-veterans-deaths-continues-406637315.html          ]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: ” Important infor for students attending ACICS accredited institutions ”
DATE: 13 Dec 2016
LINK: [       https://www.facebook.com/notes/the-post-911-gi-bill-us-department-of-veterans-affairs/important-info-for-students-attending-acics-accredited-institutions/10155847566319852     ]


SOURCE: USA Today: Donovan Slack
SUBJECT: ” Exclusive: Internal Documents detail secret VA quality ratings ”
DATE: 7 Dec 2016
LINK: [       http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/12/07/internal-report-details-secret-quality-ratings-veterans/94811922/         ]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Darren Sherrard
SUBJECT: ” I Have Heard… 
DATE: 23 Nov 2016
LINK: [  http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/33077/i-have-heard/ ]


SOURCE: People: Human Interest: Susan Keating
SUBJECT: ” Inspiring Wounded Veteran Hopes to Open Restaurant to ‘Empower’ and Employ Other Veterans: ‘God Kept Me Alive for a Reason’ ”
DATE: 8 Nov 2106
LINK: [ http://people.com/human-interest/wounded-veteran-to-open-restaurant-to-employ-other-veterans/]


SOURCE: American News
SUBJECT: ” Inspiring wounded war Veteran opened a business for the sole purpose of employing other vets ”
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://americannews.com/inspiring-wounded-war-veteran-opened-a-business-for-the-sole-purpose-of-employing-other-vets/ ]


SOURCE: WQAD8: Sarah Tsinger
SUBJECT: ” Iowa veteran takes his life after VA has him wait for treatment ”
DATE: 12 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://wqad.com/2016/11/12/iowa-veteran-takes-his-life-after-va-has-him-wait-for-treatment/l ]


SOURCE: NPR.org
SUBJECT: “In A Jail Sentence, A Veteran’s Redemption-With Help from A Fellow Vet
DATE:  14 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.npr.org/2016/10/14/497804739/in-a-jail-sentence-a-veterans-redemption-with-help-from-a-fellow-vet]


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SOURCE: INDYStart.com
SUBJECT:  ” Judge blocks injunction to stop Crown Hill Cemetery project  ”
DATE: 14 Jan 2017
LINK: [      http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2017/01/14/judge-blocks-injunction-stop-crown-hill-cemetery-project/96592888/          ]


SOURCE: Disabiled Veterans.org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT: ” John Wells, A non-insider seeks top spot at Veterans Affairs ”
DATE: 9 Dec 2016
LINK: [         http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/12/09/john-wells-non-insider-seeks-top-spot-veterans-affairs/      ]


SOURCE: Facebook
SUBJECT: ” John Toombs denied help at VA. Commits suicide. Nothing heard in the new? ”
DATE: Nov 2016
LINK: [ https://www.facebook.com/vincente.oliver/videos/1315009628520615/ ]


SOURCE: Military Times.com: Leo Shane III
SUBJECT: ” Jon Tester to take over as top Democrat on Senate Veterans Affairs committee ”
DATE: 16 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/tester-new-ranking-senate-veterans-affairs ]


SOURCE: Task & Purpose: Sarah Sicard
SUBJECT: ” Meet the 7 veterans newly elected to Congress ”
DATE: 10 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://taskandpurpose.com/meet-7-veterans-newly-elected-congress/ ]


SOURCE: Thurson Talk: Heidi Smith
SUBJECT: “Jack Potter-Homeless Olympia Veteran Creates Charity For Other Homeless Vets
DATE: ND
LINK: [http://www.thurstontalk.com/2016/10/17/veterans-christian-charity/]


SOURCE: The Daily Caller: Christian Datoc
SUBJECT: “John McCain Grills Media For Twisting Trump’s Words About PTSD
DATE: 5 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/05/john-mccain-grills-media-for-twisting-trumps-words-about-ptsd/?utm_campaign=conservativereview&utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social]


SOURCE: WSAW TV 7: Associated Press
SUBJECT: “Johnson wants answers from VA after Army veteran’s suicide
DATE: 10 Sep 2016
LINK: [http://www.wsaw.com/content/news/Johnson-wants-answers-from-VA-after-Army-veterans-suicide-393004441.html]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: “Join VA as a contact representative in Salt Lake City
DATE: 31 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/30623/join-va-contact-representative-salt-lake-city/]


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SOURCE: Military Times
SUBJECT:  ” Key Republican suggest VA budget may be big enough already  ”
DATE: 31 Jan 2017
LINK: [          http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/roe-va-budget-session-start?utm_content=buffer6f127&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer      ]


SOURCE: Sioux City Journal: Alex Boisjolie
SUBJECT: ” Korean War veteran proudly displays artwork depicting fallen soldier ”
DATE: 20 Oct 2016
LINK: [ http://siouxcityjournal.com/news/local/korea/korean-war-veteran-proudly-displays-artwork-depicting-fallen-solider/article_2e723fb4-6edf-5122-aad2-9be1405e1767.html]


SOURCE: United States Department of Justice: U.S. Attorney’s Office
SUBJECT: “Kentucky veteran sentenced to two years in prison after federal jury found him guilty of defrauding the Veterans Health Administration
DATE: 17 Oct 2016
LINK: [https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdwv/pr/kentucky-veteran-sentenced-two-years-prison-after-federal-jury-found-him-guilty]


SOURCE: Task & Purpose: Collin Breaux
SUBJECT: “Korean War Veteran Receives Purple Heart 66 Years After Injury
DATE: 24 Aug 2016
LINK: [http://taskandpurpose.com/korean-war-veteran-finally-receives-purple-heart-66-years-injury/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Defense+EBB+08-25-16&utm_term=Editorial+-+Early+Bird+Brief]


SOURCE: Fox 31 Denver Colorado-Anica Padilla
SUBJECT: “KISS donates $150,000 to veterans at concert in Colorado Springs
DATE: 19 July 2016
LINK: [http://kdvr.com/2016/07/19/kiss-donates-150000-to-veterans-at-concert-in-colorado-springs/]


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SOURCE: Fairfax County Times
SUBJECT:  ” Legal help for veterans: taking the case for those who have taken up arms  ”
DATE: 3 Feb 2017
LINK: [       http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/articles/legal-help-for-veterans-taking-the-case-for-those-who/article_e281f8b6-ea50-11e6-8d49-670225b0b7a3.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share         ]


SOURCE: Boston CBS
SUBJECT:  ” Lynn becomes first Mass. City to end veteran homelessness  ”
DATE: 30 Mar 2016
LINK: [       http://boston.cbslocal.com/2016/03/30/lynn-receives-attention-housing-homeless-veterans/         ]


SOURCE: Conservative Review
SUBJECT:  ” Levin to Bernie: Ask America’s vets how their ‘right’ to soviet-style health care is working out  ”
DATE: 18 Jan 2017
LINK: [    https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2017/01/levin-to-bernie-ask-americas-vets-how-their-right-to-soviet-style-health-care-is-working-out?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=011917LevinSmackdownBernie&utm_campaign=crfb            ]


SOURCE: Propublic.org: Charles Ornstein
SUBJECT:  ”  Long list of Agent Orange decisions awaits VA in 2017 
DATE: 28 Dec 2016
LINK: [          https://www.propublica.org/article/long-list-of-agent-orange-decisions-awaits-va-in-2017?utm_campaign=bt_facebook&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social      ]


SOURCE: KFOR: Jessica Bruno
SUBJECT: “Local veterans hosting event to help others with PTSD  ”
DATE: 21 Aug 2016
LINK: [    http://kfor.com/2016/08/21/local-veterans-hosting-event-to-help-others-with-ptsd/      ]


SOURCE: Constitution.com: Onan Coca
SUBJECT: ” lt. Col. Allen West Destroys Obama’s VA administration, meets with Trump for 2nd time. ”
DATE: 13 Dec 2016
LINK: [     http://constitution.com/lt-col-allen-west-destroys-obamas-va-administration-meets-trump-2nd-time/    ]


SOURCE: The American Legion: Andrea C. Dickerson
SUBJECT: ” Legion outlines veteran’s priorities to Trump transition team ”
DATE: 1 Dec 2016
LINK: [         https://www.legion.org/veteranshealthcare/235080/legion-outlines-veterans%E2%80%99-priorites-trump-transition-team       ]


SOURCE: KHOU: Larry Seward
SUBJECT: ” Letters pour in for lonely WWII veteran ”
DATE: 2 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.khou.com/features/letters-pouring-in-for-lonely-wwii-veteran/346033127]


SOURCE: American Legion Auxiliary Blog
SUBJECT: ” Let’s Honor Veterans Year Round ”
DATE: ND
LINK: [ https://alaforveterans.wordpress.com/2016/11/01/lets-honor-veterans-year-round/]


SOURCE: WGRZ.Com
SUBJECT: ” Local mayors discuss decrease in homeless veterans ”
DATE: 20 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.wgrz.com/news/local-mayors-discuss-decrease-in-homeless-veterans/339386814 ]

 


 

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SOURCE:  Yahoo Finance
SUBJECT:  ” MDxHealth awarded US Department of Veterans Affairs contract for ConfirmMDx testing  ”
DATE:  8 Feb 2017
LINK: [            http://finance.yahoo.com/news/mdxhealth-awarded-us-department-veterans-060110874.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=fb    ]


SOURCE: WZZM 13
SUBJECT:  ”  Muskegon County woman charged with abusing veteran at the home for veterans ”
DATE: 1 Feb 2017
LINK: [       http://www.wzzm13.com/news/investigations/13-on-your-side/watchdog/muskegon-county-woman-arrested-for-abuse-at-grand-rapids-home-for-veterans/395229315         ]


SOURCE: Military Times.com
SUBJECT:  ”  Marine Killed, another injured in training accident ”
DATE: 15 Jan 2017
LINK: [     http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/01/15/marine-killed-another-injured-training-accident.html?ESRC=todayinmil.sm           ]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT:  ”  Breaking: Media Blackout of Bloody Veteran Suicide underway ”
DATE: 29 Dec 2016
LINK: [       http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/12/29/breaking-media-blackout-bloody-veteran-suicide-underway/?inf_contact_key=db47e7cca2101959836b7238ec19b85e83f483855c2605558066d661a5709bdc         ]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT:  ” McDonald ‘I Care’ propaganda stuns VA whistleblowers  ”
DATE: 21 Dec 2016
LINK: [       http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/12/21/mcdonald-care-propaganda-stuns-va-whistleblowers/         ]


SOURCE: The Washington Post: Dan Lamonthe
SUBJECT:  ” Marine Corps withheld suicide investigation results that suggested drug use among Marines  ”
DATE: 19 Dec 2016
LINK: [       https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2016/12/19/marine-corps-withheld-suicide-investigation-results-that-suggested-drug-use-among-marines/?utm_term=.45c1d373237d         ]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Tim Hudak
SUBJECT:  ” More than 4,000 veteran motorcyclists ride to give fellow veterans Christmas gifts  ”
DATE: 19 Dec 2016
LINK: [         http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/33723/4000-veteran-motorcyclists-ride-give-fellow-veterans-christmas-gifts/       ]


SOURCE: Inquisitr: Cal Jeffrey
SUBJECT: ” Maggots in veteran’s wound: Four VA hospital workers resign, what Trump plans to do about it might lead to top brass eliminations. ”
DATE: 6 Dec 2016
LINK: [       http://www.inquisitr.com/3762501/maggots-in-veterans-wound-four-va-hospital-workers-resign-what-trump-plans-to-do-about-it-may-lead-to-top-brass-eliminations/         ]


SOURCE: Military Times: The Associated Press
SUBJECT: ” Man sentenced for stealing dead neighbor’s VA benefits ”
DATE:  7 Dec 2016
LINK: [       http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/man-sentenced-for-stealing-dead-neighbors-va-benefits         ]


SOURCE: NPR: Chelsea Beck
SUBJECT: ” Military-Trained police may be less hasty to shoot, but that got this vet fired ”
DATE: 8 Dec 2016
LINK: [      http://www.npr.org/2016/12/08/504718239/military-trained-police-may-be-slower-to-shoot-but-that-got-this-vet-fired          ]


SOURCE: Concerned Veterans for America
SUBJECT: “ Millions wasted on unnecessary equipment  ”
DATE: 8 Dec 2016
LINK: [        https://cv4a.org/vafail-millions-wasted-unnecessary-equipment/        ]


 

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SOURCE: Washington Examiner
SUBJECT:  ” Now is the time to hold VA employees accountable for their failures  ”
DATE: 1 Feb 2017
LINK:[      http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/article/2613640          ]


SOURCE: KQED: Dorian Merina
SUBJECT:  “New use for old shipping containers: Housing for homeless veterans   ”
DATE: 29 Jan 2017
LINK:[       https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2017/01/29/new-use-for-old-shipping-containers-housing-for-homeless-veterans/         ]


SOURCE: Veteran Lawyer
SUBJECT:  ” Thailand Veterans were exposed to the same herbicides as Vietnam Veterans  ”
DATE: ND
LINK: [    http://veteranlawyer.com/            ]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT:  ” New regulation changes copayment cost of outpatient medication  ”
DATE: 12 Jan 2017
LINK: [        http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/34421/new-regulation-changes-copayment-cost-outpatient-medication/        ]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT:  ”  New VA Secretary Shulkin first with no military experience ”
DATE: 12 Jan 2017
LINK: [         http://www.disabledveterans.org/2017/01/12/new-va-secretary-shulkin-first-with-no-military-experience-maybe-okay/?inf_contact_key=fcc09ebd4eab5d6f38623c86abeb29bb8c440ece1dc32286e5690b0a43042e43       ]


SOURCE: US Medicine.com: Annette M. Boyle
SUBJECT:  ”  New Study finds more evidence of burn pit, respiratory illness connection ”
DATE: Dec 2016
LINK: [ http://www.usmedicine.com/agencies/department-of-veterans-affairs/new-study-finds-more-evidence-of-burn-pit-respiratory-illness-connection/ ]


SOURCE: VA Claims Insider
SUBJECT:  ” 9 “Secret” strategies for winning your VA disability Claim   ”
DATE: ND
LINK: [        https://genyignite.leadpages.co/va-claims-insider/        ]


SOURCE: Military.com: Oriana Pawlyk
SUBJECT:  ”  Nurse practitioners to treat vets without doctor supervision  ”
DATE: 14 Dec 2016
LINK: [         http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/12/14/nurse-practitioners-treat-vets-doctor-supervision.html?ESRC=todayinmil.sm       ]


SOURCE: The San Diego Tribune: Carl Prine
SUBJECT: ” Navy’s top doc revamping military medicine ”
DATE: 11 Dec 2016
LINK: [    http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/military/sd-me-navy-medicine-20161128-story.html            ]


SOURCE: Herald Mail Media: Sherry Greenfield
SUBJECT: ” New veterans wellness center in Sharpsburg ‘not just shopping, it’s sharing’ ”
DATE: 12 Dec 2016
LINK: [         http://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news/local/new-veterans-wellness-center-in-sharpsburg-not-just-shopping-it/article_8f0a7690-c0ca-11e6-9a32-a38c261cf7e4.html       ]


 

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SOURCE: Disabled Veteran.org
SUBJECT:  ”  Outsourced? VA does not even ‘own’ its own infrastructure ”
DATE: 6 Feb 2017
LINK: [      http://www.disabledveterans.org/2017/02/06/outsourced-va-does-not-even-own-its-own-infrastructure/?inf_contact_key=cde92263bf01dfbac2326e70e9ecc2a169c483a7822c2eadeb82d7c9cd6a6164          ]


SOURCE: KGW.com
SUBJECT:  ”  Oregon Man claims to be a veteran with sad story, but investigation reveals the truth ”
DATE: ND
LINK: [     http://www.kgw.com/news/investigations/oregon-man-claims-to-be-veteran-with-sad-story/384598136           ]


SOURCE: 11 Alive.com: Amy Pierrotti
SUBJECT:  ”  Organ transplant policies remain, putting veterans at risk ”
DATE: 27 Dec 2016
LINK: [ http://www.11alive.com/news/investigations/organ-transplant-policies-remain-putting-veterans-at-risk-1/379340656 ]


SOURCE: WNPR.org: Lydia Brown & Lucy Nalpathanchil
SUBJECT:  ” On the front lines of change:  a conversation with female veterans  ”
DATE: 19 Dec 2016
LINK: [     http://wnpr.org/post/front-lines-change-conversation-female-veterans?utm_content=buffer97929&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer           ]


SOURCE: Freedom Daily: Amber
SUBJECT:  ”  Obama spent a whopping $100 million just to transport muslim migrants while veterans rot in the VA  ”
DATE: ND
LINK: [            http://freedomdaily.com/obama-spent-whopping-100-million-just-transport-muslim-migrants-veterans-rot-va/    ]


SOURCE: United States Department of Justice: U.S. Attorney’s Office
SUBJECT:  ”  Owner of Chesapeake barber college pleads guilty to $4.5 million GI Bill fraud  ”
DATE: 14 Dec 2016
LINK: [       https://www.justice.gov/usao-edva/pr/owner-chesapeake-barber-college-pleads-guilty-45-million-gi-bill-fraud-0         ]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: ” VA Awards grant for Veterans employment pay for success program ”
DATE: 9 Dec 2016
LINK: [  https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2841        ]


SOURCE: Stars & Stripes: Hillary Borrud
SUBJECT: ” Oregon’s Gov. Brown angers veterans with service cuts ”
DATE: 10 Dec 2016
LINK: [    http://www.stripes.com/news/us/oregon-s-gov-brown-angers-veterans-with-service-cuts-1.443674    ]


SOURCE: WTKR.com
SUBJECT: ” Owner of Chesapeake barber college pleads guilty to $4.5 million GI Bill fraud  ”
DATE: 30 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://wjhl.com/2016/11/30/american-legion-rep-horrified-by-va-discipline/  ]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice: U.S. Attorney’s Office
SUBJECT: ” Owner of Sham ‘Veteran-Owned’ company ordered to forfeit $6.7 million  ”
DATE: 28 Nov 2016
LINK: [ https://www.justice.gov/usao-ma/pr/owner-sham-veteran-owned-company-ordered-forfeit-67-million  ]


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SOURCE: People.com
SUBJECT:  ” Parrots for Patriots helps Veterans find healing and hope through abandoned birds looking for love  ”
DATE: 17 Jan 2017
LINK: [         http://people.com/pets/parrots-for-patriots-helps-veterans-find-healing-and-hope-through-abandoned-birds-looking-for-loving-friends/       ]


SOURCE: Military.com
SUBJECT:  ”  PTSD and Marriage: 5 things spouses need to know ”
DATE: ND
LINK: [   http://www.military.com/spouse/relationships/military-marriage/ptsd-and-marriage-4-things-spouses-need-to-know.html            ]


SOURCE: AnonHQ.com
SUBJECT:  ” Pharma Execs arrested in conspiracy to create opioid addicts for profit  ”
DATE: 28 Dec 2016
LINK: [ http://anonhq.com/pharma-execs-arrested-conspiracy-create-opioid-addicts-profit/ ]


SOURCE: Daily Caller.com: Michael Volpe
SUBJECT:  ”  Whistleblower: Phoenix VA retaliated against me for speaking out 
DATE: 29 Dec 2016
LINK: [ http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/29/whistleblower-phoenix-va-retaliated-against-me-for-speaking-out/ ]


SOURCE: Herald.net
SUBJECT:  ” Editorial: Predatory schools using veterans as loophole  
DATE: 27 Dec 2016
LINK: [ http://www.heraldnet.com/opinion/editorial-predatory-schools-using-veterans-as-loophole/ ]


SOURCE: U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT:  ”  Private practitioner provides insight in treating veterans with dependency problems  ”
DATE: 14 Dec 2016
LINK: [     http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/33435/treating-veterans-with-dependency-problems/           ]


SOURCE: KGW: Nate Hanson
SUBJECT: ” Portland has ended vet homelessness ”
DATE: 10 Dec 2016
LINK: [       http://www.kgw.com/news/local/homeless/portland-multnomah-county-recognized-for-efforts-to-house-homeless-veterans/367749864         ]


SOURCE: Military Times: Karen Lowers
SUBJECT: ” Pilot program will put military medical clinics in commissaries ”
DATE: 6 Dec 2016
LINK: [   http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/pilot-program-will-put-military-medical-clinics-in-commissaries    ]


SOURCE: Nebraska TV.com: Sara Kirkley
SUBJECT: ” Pet therapy part of VA effort to reach out  ”
DATE: 27 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://nebraska.tv/news/local/pet-therapy-part-of-va-effort-to-reach-out?platform=hootsuite  ]


SOURCE: KDH News: Janea Phoilip
SUBJECT: ” Patriot Guard aims to respect veterans, protect families ”
DATE: 25 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://kdhnews.com/military/patriot-guard-aims-to-respect-veterans-protect-families/article_c1db4d80-b385-11e6-9267-4fa861635c06.html  ]


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SOURCE: Veterans911.com
SUBJECT: “Questionnaire for Veterans
DATE: Ongoing
LINK: [http://veterans911.com/questionnaires-for-veterans/]


SOURCE: Controversial Times: Jackson Ford
SUBJECT: “Quadruple Amputee Vet Shoots Himself After VA CRISIS HOTLINE Tells Him To Calm Down And Call Back
DATE: 20 Jun 2016
LINK: [http://controversialtimes.com/news/quadruple-amputee-vet-shoots-himself-after-va-crisis-hotline-tells-him-to-calm-down-and-call-back/]

 


 

 

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SOURCE: Concerned Veterans for America
SUBJECT:  “Rubio RE-introduces bill to make it easier to fire bad VA employees   ”
DATE: 18 Jan 2017
LINK: [     https://cv4a.org/press-release/cva-thanks-sen-rubio-va-accountability/           ]


SOURCE: Military Times.com
SUBJECT:  ” Reports: U.S. soldier committed suicide at Kuwait’s Camp Arifjan  ”
DATE: 12 Jan 2017
LINK: [     http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/reports-us-soldier-committed-suicide-at-kuwaits-camp-arifjan?utm_content=buffer91813&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer           ]


SOURCE: Military Times: Jim Salter
SUBJECT:  ”  Report finds flaws in mental health care at St. Louis VA  ”
DATE: 14 Dec 2016
LINK: [       http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/report-finds-flaws-in-mental-health-care-at-st-louis-va         ]


SOURCE: SCPR.org
SUBJECT:  ” Researchers study injections as PTSD treatment   ”
DATE: ND
LINK: [         http://www.scpr.org/news/2016/12/14/67194/researchers-study-injections-as-ptsd-treatment/       ]


SOURCE: Scott Peters.House.Gov
SUBJECT: ” Rep. Peters Backs Law to help speed up casework for Veterans ”
DATE:  30 Nov 2016
LINK:  [  http://scottpeters.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-peters-backs-law-to-help-speed-up-casework-for-veterans   ]


SOURCE: Military Times: Leo Shane III
SUBJECT: ” Roe tapped to lead House Veterans’ Affairs Committee next year ”
DATE: 2 Dec 2016
LINK: [  http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/phil-roe-new-house-va-chairman ]


SOURCE: Clean Times Herald: Bob Clark
SUBJECT: ” Route 275 dedicated to Vietnam veteran from Allegany County  ”
DATE: 2 Dec 2016
LINK: [ http://www.oleantimesherald.com/news/route-dedicated-to-vietnam-veteran-from-allegany-county/article_aa752f3c-b8a1-11e6-9455-0f169f02bb4c.html  ]


SOURCE: Military Times.com: Leo Shane III
SUBJECT: ” Researchers find vets leave civilian jobs quickly, but for good reasons ”
DATE: 11 Nov 2016
LINK: [http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/cnas-ey-vets-employment-report ]


SOURCE: Cornell University Law
SUBJECT: ” 20.1304 Rule 1304. Request for change in representation, request for personal hearing, or submission of additional evidence following certification of an appeal to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals. ”
DATE: ND
LINK: [ https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/38/20.1304]


SOURCE: U.S. Medicine: The Voice of Federal Medicine: Annette M. Boyle
SUBJECT: ” Rules keep some VA cancer patients from receiving concurrent care in hospice ”
DATE: Oct 2016
LINK: [http://www.usmedicine.com/agencies/department-of-veterans-affairs/rules-keep-some-va-cancer-patients-from-receiving-concurrent-care-in-hospice/ ]


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SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.org
SUBJECT:  ” Shulkin confirmed as White House excludes National VSOs from meeting  ”
DATE: 8 Feb 2017
LINK: [       http://www.disabledveterans.org/2017/02/08/president-excludes-national-vsos-shulkin-confirmation/?inf_contact_key=0901a314c409897e7e6c31b0e9c4a2b1f63bcdf61b9354dc8b3ee9c127da69cf         ]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.org
SUBJECT:  ”  Shulkin VHA Leadership did not curb whistleblower retaliation ”
DATE: 29 Jan 2017
LINK: [           http://www.disabledveterans.org/2017/01/29/shulkin-vha-leadership-not-curb-whistleblower-retaliation/?inf_contact_key=3de8cfe3767dbc643909bf6a9e07bb9abdcdc32fdf19ae57e66b6774cdd4b9d0     ]


SOURCE: Fox News Politics
SUBJECT:  ” Special ops veteran risks life to recover pets from bases in war zone  ”
DATE: 23 Jan 2017
LINK: [      http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/23/special-ops-veteran-risks-life-to-recover-pets-from-bases-in-war-zone.html          ]


SOURCE: The Washington Free Beacon
SUBJECT:  ” Sanders lectures Navy SEAL Veteran: VA Isn’t Bad  ”
DATE: 17 Jan 2017
LINK: [        http://freebeacon.com/issues/sanders-lectures-navy-seal-veteran-va-isnt-bad/        ]


SOURCE: Fox 31
SUBJECT:  ”  Study examines health effects that shelter dogs might have on veterans with PTSD ”
DATE: 20 Dec 2016
LINK: [          http://kdvr.com/2016/12/20/study-examines-the-health-effects-that-shelter-dogs-may-have-on-veterans-with-ptsd/      ]


SOURCE: USA Today: Donovan Slack
SUBJECT:  ” Senators to team Trump: VA still troubled  
DATE: 16 Dec 2016
LINK: [ http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/12/16/senators-team-trump-va-still-troubled/95523588/         ]


SOURCE: Army.mil: Maj. Tony Mayne
SUBJECT:  ” Soldier for life: A Ranger’s entrepreneurial spirit pays it forward.  ”
DATE: 15 Dec 2016
LINK: [  https://www.army.mil/article/179740/soldier_for_life_a_rangers_entrepreneurial_spirit_pays_it_forward        ]


SOURCE: 4029TV.com: Allison Wise
SUBJECT:  ”  Senate passes bull to stop the taxation of combat-injured veterans’ severance payments  ”
DATE: 14 Dec 2016
LINK: [        http://www.4029tv.com/article/senate-passes-bill-to-stop-the-taxation-of-combat-injured-veterans-severance-payments/8498429        ]


SOURCE: The Huffington Post: Tom Alello
SUBJECT:  ”  7 Things you need to know about veterans and healthcare in 2017  
DATE: 15 Dec 2016
LINK: [     http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tom-aiello/7-things-you-need-to-know_6_b_13588620.html?           ]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT: ” Sec McDonald lashes out over negative USA Today article ”
DATE: 12 Dec 2016
LINK:  [  http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/12/12/sec-mcdonald-blasts-usa-today-says-paper-caused-veterans-distress/        ]


SOURCE: CBS News: Chip Reid
SUBJECT: ” Sad ending for Iraq War vet who shed light on PTSD ”
DATE: 8 Dec 2016
LINK: [         http://www.cbsnews.com/news/luis-carlos-montalvan-sad-ending-for-iraq-war-vet-who-shed-light-on-ptsd/       ]


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SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.org
SUBJECT:  ”  Tax avoider Medtronic wins Telehealth contract from Veterans Affairs ”
DATE: 7 Feb 2017
LINK: [       http://www.disabledveterans.org/2017/02/07/tax-avoider-medtronic-wins-telehealth-contract-veterans-affairs/?inf_contact_key=28cb19d793f8365b1fddbae8ed0983e6dae48b056e60ebfcd36b845d0756d57f         ]


SOURCE: Military Times
SUBJECT:  ” Trump held his first VA listening session without veterans advocates  ”
DATE: 7 Feb 2017
LINK: [            http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/trump-va-listening-session-no-advocates?utm_content=buffer4058d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer    ]


SOURCE: The Tennessean
SUBJECT:  ” Tennessee veterans deserve better facilities  ”
DATE: 31 Jan 2017
LINK: [          http://www.tennessean.com/story/opinion/2017/01/31/tennessee-veterans-deserve-better-facilities/96538136/      ]


SOURCE: USA Today
SUBJECT:  ” Troubled VA center’s director gets new post while under investigation  ”
DATE: 3 Feb 2017
LINK: [           http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/02/03/veterans-affairs-medical-center-director-investigation-transfer/97422616/     ]


SOURCE: Military Times
SUBJECT:  ” Trump pick David Shulkin vows to reform-not privatize-VA services  ”
DATE: 1 Feb 2017
LINK: [     http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/david-shulkin-confirmation-hearing-senate           ]


SOURCE: Fox News: Fred Lucas
SUBJECT:  ” Trump faces massive challenge in cleaning up ‘toxic’ VA  ”
DATE: 25 Jan 2017
LINK:[          http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/25/trump-faces-massive-challenge-in-cleaning-up-toxic-va.html      ]


SOURCE: The Hill
SUBJECT:  ”  The grisly work of VA secretaries ”
DATE: 13 Jan 2017
LINK: [       http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/healthcare/314254-the-grisly-work-of-va-secretaries#.WHltFw9nozY.facebook         ]


SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal
SUBJECT:  ” The man who restores Veterans’ lost dignity  ”
DATE: 13 Jan 2017
LINK: [      http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-man-who-redeems-lost-veterans-1484320709          ]


SOURCE: Military Times.com
SUBJECT:  ”  Trump picks top vets health official as the next VA secretary ”
DATE: 11 Jan 2017
LINK: [        http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/trump-va-sec-shulkin        ]


SOURCE: STLToday.com
SUBJECT:  ”  Two more accused of role in $270,000-plus theft from John Cochran VA in St. Louis ”
DATE: 12 Jan 2017
LINK: [     http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/two-more-accused-of-role-in–plus-theft-from/article_cc00cd60-11a5-595e-85b8-2d3ae675ef7a.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share           ]


SOURCE: Military Times.com: Leo Shane III
SUBJECT:  ” Top contender for Trump’s VA secretary withdraws  ”
DATE: 31 Dec 2016
LINK: [         http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/luis-quinonez-withdraws-va-sec       ]


SOURCE: CJ Online.com: Justin Wingerter
SUBJECT:  ”  Topeka VA will temporarily drop outpatient PTSD care 
DATE: 21 Dec 2016
LINK: [           http://cjonline.com/news/local/2016-12-21/topeka-va-will-temporarily-drop-outpatient-ptsd-care     ]


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SOURCE: The New York Times: Eric Schmitt
SUBJECT:  ” U.S. Commando killed in Yemen in Trump’s first counterterror operation  ”
DATE: 29 Jan 2017
LINK: [           https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/29/world/middleeast/american-commando-killed-in-yemen-in-trumps-first-counterterror-operation.html?_r=0     ]


SOURCE: WISHTV.com: Bennett Haeberle
SUBJECT:  ” I-Team 8: USPS employees stealing mail; targeting of drugs for vets on the rise  ”
DATE: 21 Dec 2016
LINK: [  http://wishtv.com/2016/12/21/i-team-8-usps-employees-stealing-mail-targeting-drugs-for-vets-on-the-rise/  ]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Meagan Heup
SUBJECT:  ”  University of Cincinnati recruiting post-2001 Veterans for employment study  ”
DATE: 13 Dec 2016
LINK: [    http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/29383/research-on-veteran-employment/            ]


SOURCE: God Today: George
SUBJECT: ” US Sergeant injured by suicide bomber succumbs to injuries, please pray ”
DATE: 12 Dec 2016
LINK: [       http://godtoday.com/us-sergeant-injured-suicide-bomber-succumbs-injuries-please-pray/        ]


SOURCE: Military.com: Robert Burns
SUBJECT: ” US Sending 200 more troops to Syria to battle ISIS ”
DATE: 10 Dec 2016
LINK: [       http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/12/10/us-is-sending-200-more-troops-syria-battle-is.html?ESRC=todayinmil.sm         ]


SOURCE: Military Times: George Altman
SUBJECT: ” Unemployment jumps to 6.5 percent for post-9/11 vets in November ”
DATE: 2 Dec 2016
LINK: [ http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/november-unemployment-jumps-for-post-9-11-vets ]


SOURCE: Chicago Tribune: Dawn Rhones
SUBJECT: ” U. of I. center provides services, on-site living for student veterans ”
DATE: 25 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-university-of-illinois-wounded-veterans-center-20161124-story.html ]


SOURCE: 12 News: Ozzy Mora
SUBJECT: ” US Army veteran: ‘I didn’t ask for a discount, I felt like I didn’t deserve it’ ”
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: Fox 7 Austin: Rebecca Thomas
SUBJECT: “ U.S. Congressman slams VA for treating veterans as “commodities” ”
DATE: 17 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.fox7austin.com/news/local-news/218256951-story]


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SOURCE:   Fox News Insider
SUBJECT:  ”  Veteran dying from cancer asks for letters in final days ”
DATE: 7 Feb 2017
LINK: [          http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/02/07/veteran-hospital-asks-letters-final-days      ]


SOURCE:  WJLA.com
SUBJECT:  ” Veteran says OKC VA provided ‘kitty litter’ substance and plastic bags for ICU toilets  ”
DATE: 7 Feb 2017
LINK: [        http://wjla.com/news/nation-world/veteran-says-okc-va-provided-kitty-litter-substance-and-plastic-bags-for-icu-toilets        ]


SOURCE: Billings Gazette
SUBJECT:  ”  VA buys land for Wyoming’s first veterans national cemetery ”
DATE: 30 Jan 2017
LINK: [     http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming/va-buys-land-for-wyoming-s-first-veterans-national-cemetery/article_6f74f910-1205-5db1-896b-b5cab3f95a5e.html           ]


SOURCE: KSLA News 12
SUBJECT:  ” VA confirms Overton Brooks medical director reassigned amid allegations of wrongdoing  ”
DATE: 3 Feb 2017
LINK: [    http://www.ksla.com/story/34413464/va-confirms-overton-brooks-medical-director-reassigned-amid-allegations-of-wrongdoing#.WJU5K050vkw.facebook            ]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.org
SUBJECT:  ”  VA spent billions without denting doctor hiring problem. ”
DATE: 1 Feb 2017
LINK: [       http://www.disabledveterans.org/2017/02/01/va-spent-billions-without-denting-doctor-hiring-problem/         ]


SOURCE: The Washington Post
SUBJECT:  ”  VA ‘will not be privatized under my watch,’ Cabinet nominee says in clash with Trump team ”
DATE: 1 Feb 2017
LINK: [         https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/02/01/va-will-not-be-privatized-under-my-watch-cabinet-nominee-says-in-clash-with-trump-team/?tid=sm_Fb&utm_term=.21f0edfe9cb7       ]


SOURCE: Politico
SUBJECT:  ”  Veterans Affairs nominee rules out VA privatization ”
DATE: 1 Feb 2017
LINK:[          http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/shulkin-rules-out-va-privatization-234516      ]


SOURCE: National Association for gun rights
SUBJECT:  ” Vietnam Vet kills suspect, ends serial robbery spree  ”
DATE: 6 Feb 2017
LINK: [      https://www.nationalgunrights.org/press/gun-rights-news/item/1301-vietnam-veteran-kills-suspect          ]


SOURCE: Military.com: Nikki Wentling
SUBJECT:  ” VA Leader exempts many jobs from Federal hiring freeze  ”
DATE: 28 Jan 2017
LINK: [       http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/01/28/va-leader-exempts-many-jjobs-federal-hiring-freeze.html         ]


SOURCE: KDh news: David A. Bryant
SUBJECT:  ”  Vets court: Caring for veterans in greatest time of need ”
DATE: 28 Jan 2017
LINK: [         http://m.kdhnews.com/military/vets-court-caring-for-veterans-in-greatest-time-of-need/article_8e604052-e5d3-11e6-afdd-5bae53d3bc8a.html?mode=jqm       ]


SOURCE: The Bulletin: Tara Bannow
SUBJECT:  ”  Veterans hope new director improves counseling center ”
DATE: 29 Jan 2017
LINK: [        http://www.bendbulletin.com/health/5011057-151/veterans-hope-new-director-improves-counseling-center        ]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT:  ” Veterans with traumatic brain injuries and the realities when returning home  ”
DATE: 27 Jan 2017
LINK: [         http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/34714/veterans-with-traumatic-brain-injuries-and-the-realities-when-returning-home/       ]


 

 

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SOURCE: U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT:  ”  Compensation 101: What exactly is VA compensation? ”
DATE: 1 Feb 2017
LINK: [      http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/34844/34844/          ]


SOURCE: Disabled Veterans.org: Benjamin Krause
SUBJECT:  ”  Survey: Will the next bonus Army protest be at Trump’s Mar-A-Lago? ”
DATE: 13 Jan 2017
LINK: [         http://www.disabledveterans.org/2017/01/13/survey-will-next-bonus-army-protest-trumps-mar-a-lago/?inf_contact_key=1cea6cf3527a9be0fe47e5f56abf1cdb46d416961a893da475f20d30e735dabd       ]


SOURCE: The Virginian Pilot: Joanne Kimberlin
SUBJECT:  ”  “We want it to stop with us”: Agent Orange curse hangs over families of Vietnam veterans  ”
DATE: 16 Dec 2016
LINK: [        http://pilotonline.com/news/military/veterans/vietnam/we-want-it-to-stop-with-us-agent-orange-curse/article_3c52d33c-069a-5535-bea4-ced2d1e555c5.html        ]


SOURCE: U.S. Medicine: Sandra Basu
SUBJECT: ” What will new Trump administration mean for VA’s Future? ”
DATE:  Dec 2016
LINK: [          http://www.usmedicine.com/agencies/department-of-veterans-affairs/what-will-new-trump-administration-mean-for-vas-future/#.WFAHbQ_cnKQ.facebook      ]


SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SUBJECT: ” ‘Without compensation’ doctors train new physicians and treat Veterans for free ”
DATE:  12 Dec 2016
LINK: [        http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/33421/without-compensation-doctors-train-new-physicians-treat-veterans-free/        ]


SOURCE: I Have The Truth.com
SUBJECT: ” White House slaps veterans in the face on 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor ”
DATE: 7 Dec 2016
LINK:[          https://ihavethetruth.com/2016/12/07/white-house-slaps-veterans-in-the-face-on-75th-anniversary-of-pearl-harbor/#ixzz4SBz8rGlB      ]


SOURCE: Military Times: Associated Press
SUBJECT: ” Women gets 18 months for using veteran’s ID to get VA loan ”
DATE: 6 Dec 2016
LINK: [   http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/woman-gets-18-months-for-using-veterans-id-to-get-va-loan      ]


SOURCE: Fox 10: Nicole Garcia
SUBJECT: ” Whistleblower says patient suicides are rising at the Phoenix VA  ”
DATE: 28 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-news/220307504-story  ]


SOURCE: BPR BIZPAC REVIEW: Tom Tillison
SUBJECT: ” While Obama gives Hillary-donating celebs medals, actor Gary Sinise spends Thanksgiving in Afghanistan ”
DATE: 26 Nov 2016
LINK: [ http://www.bizpacreview.com/2016/11/26/obama-gives-hillary-donating-celebs-medals-actor-gary-sinise-spends-thanksgiving-afghanistan-416668  ]


 

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SOURCE: The Daily Caller: Luke Rosiak
SUBJECT: “Years after scandal, Phoenix VA still manipulating vet waiting lists
DATE: 5 Oct 2016
LINK: [http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/05/years-after-scandal-phoenix-va-still-manipulating-vet-wait-lists/]


SOURCE: Veterans Benefits Administration
SUBJECT: “Your VA Claim Exam: Know What’s Next
DATE: 22 July 2016
LINK: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgiFXnzUH0w]


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