Privatized VA Healthcare Will Look Like the Private Prison Industry

Privatized VA Healthcare Will Look Like the Private Prison Industry

This afternoon the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee will hold its nomination hearing for Robert Wilke to be the new VA Secretary.  The challenges facing whoever becomes the next VA secretary are many and they are wicked. Among the most challenging issues the new...
New location for Talihina veterans center being sought

New location for Talihina veterans center being sought

The agency that oversees state veterans centers is seeking a new location in southeast Oklahoma to eventually replace the aging facility in Talihina, which had been investigated for systemic problems. The Oklahoma Veterans Commission, the governing board of the...
Camp Lemonnier receives new CT scanner

Camp Lemonnier receives new CT scanner

Expeditionary units are deployed to some of the most remote locations on the planet. However, service members and base personnel stationed at Camp Lemonnier now have access to modern medical testing previously unavailable to them on the installation. A new Phillips...
Appeals court tosses veterans’ lawsuits over burn pits

Appeals court tosses veterans’ lawsuits over burn pits

Military veterans who claim that the use of open burn pits during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan caused myriad health problems cannot move forward with dozens of lawsuits against a military contractor, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. A three-judge panel of...
VA Showcases New Medical Advancements in Veteran Care on Capitol Hill

VA Showcases New Medical Advancements in Veteran Care on Capitol Hill

Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Office of Research and Development hosted a Research Fair at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill to share new medical advancements in improving health care and quality of life for Veterans across the...
Construction on schedule for Chico veterans outpatient clinic

Construction on schedule for Chico veterans outpatient clinic

Roughly a year after the groundbreaking ceremony, the walls of the Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic are going up in southeast Chico. After months of foundation, underground and street work, the clinic is moving toward its opening in 2019. It is located...
Legion testifies on challenges facing veteran-owned small businesses

Legion testifies on challenges facing veteran-owned small businesses

Davy Leghorn, assistant director of The American Legion’s National Veterans Employment and Education Division, testified June 7 before the Subcommittee on Investigation, Oversight and Regulation. Leghorn’s testimony focused on the challenges facing veteran-owned...