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{FD} House panel: 15 Trump agencies yet to provide travel costs

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A House committee is demanding that 15 federal agencies fully account for senior officials’ travel following reports of costly plane travel by Trump Cabinet secretaries. Continue reading

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{FD} Correction: Veteran, glass artist falsified his military record

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On Sunday, Oct. 8, Fox News Channel aired a story about John Garofalo, a glass artist who created a presidential glass seal in the hopes of gifting it to President Trump. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida Democrat Wilson no friend of veterans, vote record shows

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The Florida Democrat who criticized President Donald Trump this week for being “insensitive” toward the widow of a U.S. soldier slain in Africa might be facing similar criticism herself. Continue reading

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{FD} Vietnam veteran died while nurse’s aide played video games: Report

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A 68-year-old Vietnam veteran in Massachusetts, hospitalized with multiple ailments, died in July while the nurses aide assigned to care for him played video games, according to a published report. Continue reading

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{FD} Battlefield Cross returned to Ohio cemetery after ‘regrettable misinterpretation’

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A Battlefield Cross marker is now back standing tall at an Ohio cemetery after a “regrettable misinterpretation of policy guidance” from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Continue reading

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{FD} Veterans victimized in $24M education scam, authorities say

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A $24 million “bait and switch” college education scam — targeting U.S. military veterans — could send two women to prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Congress OKs expanded protections for federal whistleblowers

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Congress voted Thursday to boost the protection of federal whistleblowers from retaliation, part of a bid to uncover bad behavior at the Department of Veterans Affairs and other government agencies. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials: VA hospital intentionally skewed patient data

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Officials say a West Virginia Veterans Affairs medical center intentionally skewed patient data to reduce both the reported wait times and the volume of patients. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida VFW post cancels NFL subscription amid national anthem protests

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A Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Florida has canceled its National Football League (NFL) subscription amid the ongoing protests of the national anthem at recent games. Continue reading

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{FD} Decorated war hero dead after head-on crash with New York City bus

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A decorated war hero and National Guardsman, who survived an IED blast in Iraq nearly a decade ago, died in a Staten Island hospital on Saturday — one day after he was critically injured in a head-on collision with an MTA bus. Continue reading

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{FD} Hurricane Maria: VA in Puerto Rico still trying to reach more than 500 homebound vets

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Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria roared through Puerto Rico, destroying much of the island’s infrastructure, more than 500 homebound at-risk veterans still haven’t been reached by doctors, nurses and social workers, Fox News has learned. Continue reading

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{FD} VA watchdog reviewing Shulkin’s 10-day trip to Europe

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The Veterans Affairs Department’s watchdog says it is reviewing Secretary David Shulkin’s 10-day trip to Europe with his wife that mixed business meetings with sightseeing. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas neighborhood tense over World War II tank parked outside multimillion-dollar home

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Attorney Tony Buzbee of River Oaks, Texas is taking President’s Donald Trump’s campaign-winning mantra “Make America Great Again” to an exceptional level. Continue reading

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{FD} Donald Malarkey, WWII paratrooper portrayed in HBO’s ‘Band of Brothers,’ dead at 96

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Donald Malarkey, a World War II paratrooper who was awarded the Bronze Star after parachuting behind enemy lines at Normandy to destroy German artillery on D-Day, has died. Continue reading

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{FD} Donald Malarkey, WWII paratrooper, portrayed in HBO miniseries, dead at 96

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Donald Malarkey, a World War II paratrooper who was awarded the Bronze Star after parachuting behind enemy lines at Normandy to destroy German artillery on D-Day, has died. Continue reading

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{FD} Australia seeks soldier’s skull held at Philadelphia museum

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An Australian politician is pushing for a Philadelphia medical museum to return the skull of an unknown Australian soldier who was shot and killed in World War I. Lynda Voltz is a member of the Australian Labor Party and a minister for veterans’ affairs. Continue reading

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{FD} B-17 bomber flies cross country to honor World War Two veterans

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Volunteers with a passion for aviation are spending countless hours maintaining and flying one of the last Boeing B-17’s manufactured during World War II as a part of their Salute to Veterans tour across the United States. Continue reading

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{FD} Disabled vet to continue staying at VA center after protest

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A North Carolina veteran who camped out in the lobby of a Veterans Administration center after he was discharged against his wishes will be allowed to stay after the facility reversed its decision. Continue reading

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{FD} VA running out of money for private health care program

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The Trump administration says the private-sector Veterans Choice health care program may need additional money as early as December to avoid a disruption of care for hundreds of thousands of veterans. Continue reading

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{FD} Money for private veterans’ care may run out by year’s end, VA says

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Weeks after a veterans’ health initiative received $2.1 billion in emergency funding, the Trump administration says the private-sector Veterans Choice health care program may need additional money as early as December to avoid a disruption of care for … Continue reading

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{FD} Woman calls veteran’s PTSD service dog ‘nasty’ in viral video

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An argument broke out at a Delaware restaurant this week after a woman complained to a veteran that service dogs inside eateries are “nasty.” Continue reading

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{FD} Veterans left behind? Irma evacuations were botched, Florida VA center says

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A dispute between a Florida VA medical center and Pinellas County on where to evacuate up to 30 patients during Hurricane Irma, resulted in them being left behind, reported the Tampa Bay Times. Continue reading

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{FD} VA moves to fire employee arrested for pulling gun on pedestrian

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The Department of Veterans Affairs said Thursday it is working to fire an employee in Tennessee who was arrested over the weekend for allegedly pulling a gun on a pedestrian and her granddaughter in an apparent road rage incident. Continue reading

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{FD} Former head of VA hospital in nation’s capital fired again

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The former director of the veterans hospital in the nation’s capital has once again been fired. Continue reading

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{FD} VA uses Trump-signed law to fire DC medical director – twice

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The former director of the VA Medical Center in Washington has been fired – again. Continue reading

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{FD} Veteran and military suicide prevention

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Twenty veterans on average die by suicide every day — with experts working toward reducing that figure. Continue reading

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{FD} Marine veteran amputee reaches summit of Mount Kilimanjaro: ‘It’s the closest thing to getting to heaven’

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Waking up around midnight on Aug. 25, Marine Cpl. Kionte Storey began his final trek up Mount Kilimanjaro, the culmination of months of rigorous training that led him to the top of Africa’s highest peak. Continue reading

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{FD} Social Security blames bad VA data for payouts to deceased veterans

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Despite being dead for years, hundreds of veterans remained on the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) payroll and received nearly $38 million in benefits, according to a report from the Social Security inspector general. Continue reading

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{FD} Using tennis as therapy, veterans make it to US Open court

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Jon Atkins was once so overcome by anxiety and depression that he would barely even leave his house. Continue reading

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{FD} Celebrities who served their country

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Scores of stars have proudly served in our armed forces over the years. Continue reading

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{FD} Marine veteran’s new mission: Guinness World Record for most long-distance triathlons in a year

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Sgt. Michael Mendoza understands first-hand the power of staying active can play into benefiting mental health for the men and women returning home from overseas deployments. Continue reading

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{FD} VA has a new ‘wait-list’ problem – the backlog to see an outside doctor

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More than 2,900 veterans are caught up in bureaucracy hell at the Shreveport VA hospital, waiting to see non-VA doctors promised under the Veterans Choice Program that was created to alleviate appointment wait-times, a whistleblower says. Continue reading

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{FD} Group won’t show Browns games after players’ anthem protest

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An Ohio Veterans of Foreign Wars post says it won’t show Cleveland Browns football games this season after a group of players knelt during the national anthem before a preseason game Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Within 24 hours, a pair of wildly different Trump speeches

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It was a tale of two Trumps in the desert Southwest. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump to sign veterans bill in Nevada: Here’s what it does

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President Donald Trump is expected to Wednesday sign a new law aiding veterans seeking help for disabilities. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump delivers remarks at Reno’s American Legion Convention — live blog

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President Donald Trump delivered remarks at the American Legion Convention in Reno, Nev. and signed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act the Senate passed earlier this month. Continue reading

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{FD} New law aids World War II vets who were exposed to mustard gas

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Hundreds of U.S. military veterans who were exposed to mustard gas at a Missouri base during World War II received some good news Wednesday when President Trump signed a bill making it easier for them to finally collect benefits after decades of medica… Continue reading

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{FD} Trump signs bill expanding college assistance for veterans

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law an updated veterans’ education bill that marks the largest expansion of college assistance for military veterans in a decade. Continue reading

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{FD} Japanese siblings accept WWII soldier’s flag from US veteran

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HIGASHISHIRAKAWA, Japan — The former U.S. Marine knew the calligraphy-covered flag he took from a fallen Japanese soldier 73 years ago was more than a keepsake of World War II. Continue reading

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{FD} $16K handcycle stolen from disabled veteran

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A disabled veteran is asking for help from the community after his handcycle was stolen from his home on Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} $16G handcycle stolen from disabled veteran

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A disabled veteran is asking for help from the community after his handcycle was stolen from his home on Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials: Exhumation of killers from vet cemeteries is rare

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The recent exhumation of an Army Vietnam veteran’s body from the Connecticut State Veterans Cemetery was a rare invocation of federal laws aimed at keeping murderers and rapists out of veterans burial grounds, federal and state officials say. Continue reading

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{FD} Congress approves bill to address VA claims backlog

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Congress has given final legislative approval to a bill aimed at trimming a rapidly growing backlog of veterans’ disability claims. Continue reading

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{FD} WWII veteran returns Japanese flag taken from fallen enemy soldier

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WWII veteran Marvin Strombo, 93, returned a Japanese flag to the family of the man it belonged to, a fallen soldier he came across during the war. Continue reading

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{FD} Bill to help curb veterans’ suicides might have opposite effect, critics say

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A proposal in Congress intended to help reduce the suicide rate among U.S. military veterans might actually do more harm than good, its critics say. Continue reading

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{FD} VA forced to rehire fired director of DC veterans hospital

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A former director of the veterans hospital in the nation’s capital who had been fired for poor leadership has been rehired. Continue reading

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{FD} Navy veteran accused of pouring acid on dogs, gouging their eyes out

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A U.S. Navy veteran in California has been accused of soaking two dogs with acid and gouging their eyes out. Continue reading

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{FD} Disabled veteran’s homeless project grows into movement

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What began as one veteran driving around his northern California community looking for homeless veterans who he could help out, has blossomed into a full-fledged foundation with help pouring in from around the country. Continue reading

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{FD} Marine veteran amputee seeks next challenge with Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro

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Cpl. Kionte Storey is working hard to get his stamina into tip-top shape before he attempts to reach the summit of Africa’s tallest peak in about two weeks. Continue reading

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{FD} Former head of veterans hospital in nation’s capital fired

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The former director of the veterans hospital in the nation’s capital has been fired after audits found mismanagement at the facility. Continue reading

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