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Congress announces $17B VA 'fix'

[caption id="attachment_1657" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]With just three days left before Congress leaves town for August recess, the lead negotiators crafting a fix for the troubled Veterans Affairs health system managed t ...

Bergdahl hires lawyer for military investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The lawyer representing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said Wednesday that his client has been vilified by some people, but the public should not leap to conclusions before the Army finishes its investigation into how and why the soldier left h ...

Army begins probe of Bergdahl's 2009 disappearance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army said Monday it has begun investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the disappearance and capture of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan. It put a two-star general with Afghan combat experience in charge. "These ty ...

Heartbroken U.S. vets watch in dismay as civil war overtakes Iraq

Tony Blair served two tours of duty as an Army infantry sergeant during the eight-year Iraq war and was injured in a roadside bomb explosion. Now the 55-year-old Warren resident worries that everything he and hundreds of thousands of other American s ...

Bowe Bergdahl arrives in Texas

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returned Friday to the United States, arriving at the San Antonio Military Medical Center in Texas after being released from captivity May 31 in Afghanistan. The 28-year-old was released in exchange for five Taliban members he ...

Former Soldiers: Massive Search for Bergdahl Changed Everything

When Anchorage-based Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl went missing at a lightly fortified outpost in southeastern Afghanistan in 2009, soldiers he left behind say it upended their deployment mission from one of turning Afghans away from the Taliban into a dangerou ...

Shame: New VA report reveals deep and widespread problems

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 57,000 U.S. military veterans have been waiting 90 days or more for their first VA medical appointments, and an additional 64,000 appear to have fallen through the cracks, never getting appointments after enrolling, the go ...

VA Admits 18 Vets Left Off Wait List Died

PHOENIX (AP) — In a new revelation in the growing VA scandal, the organization's acting head says that an additional 18 veterans whose names were kept off an official electronic Veterans Affairs appointment list have died. Acting VA Secretary Sloan G ...

Dempsey: Army may pursue desertion charges against Bergdahl

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Army may still pursue an investigation that could lead to desertion or other charges against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was freed from five years of Taliban captivity in a prisoner exchange last weekend, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman ...

VA psychiatrist says two patients on wait list killed themselves

As a nationwide investigation into whether Veterans Affairs employees covered up long waits for patients, a psychiatrist is alleging at least two of her patients at a state veterans hospital killed themselves while waiting for appointments. Dr. Marga ...


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