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Some Veterans To Get More Student Loan Forgiveness Benefits

President Donald Trump moved to adjust protocol in the Department of Education to help some disabled veterans have an easier time fully discharging their...

For-Profit College Owner Guilty In Bribery Scheme

The owner of a privately owned for-profit college pled guilty in a $2 million bribery scheme involving a corrupt VA Voc Rehab counselor who...

Leaked Anthrax Vaccine Memo Likely Authentic

A new PDF memo purportedly from the Department of the Army concerning bad batches of the questionable Anthrax vaccine has been confirmed as originating...

DAV, VSOs Snub White House, Honor Fired VA Secretary Shulkin With...

Disabled American Veterans (DAV), the largest organization of disabled veterans, held a private award ceremony to honor fired VA secretary David Shulkin and his...

Was Congress Hard Enough On Facebook CEO?

With all the hoopla about Facebook over the past week, I wanted to get your take on questions from Congress. Some of the lawmakers...

Bombs Away In Syria, But Is Veterans Affairs Ready To Serve...

Now that Trump chose to bomb Syria, one of the next issues should be ensuring the Department of Veterans Affairs is equipped to handle...

VA Put Veterans’ Lives At Risk By Not Running Background Checks

VA did not conduct background checks of any kind prior to employing over 6,000 new medical personnel according to a recent IG investigation. Additionally,...

Veterans Affairs Still Failing To Address Cybersecurity Right Says Watchdog

The Department of Veterans Affairs still failing to properly secure its information systems from cyberattacks according to an audit conducted by a third party....

Can I Lose My 100 Percent Disability Rating If I Find...

Mailroom: The simple answer to this common question about your 100 percent disability rating is, “Maybe.” But rather than guess about your own disability...

Vatican Or Bust: Shulkin And Wife Had Second Europe Trip Planned

Former VA secretary David Shulkin had a second European trip scheduled with his wife that included a three-day conference at the Vatican scheduled as...

Malpractice: Veterans Affairs Negligently Induced Deadly Allergic Reaction, Pays $500,000 To...

Veterans Affairs recently settled a wrongful death lawsuit for $500,000 involving an 84-year-old veteran who died from an allergic reaction to the medication the...

Facebook Says It Stopped ‘Top Secret’ Plan To Mine Medical Records,...

Facebook reportedly shelved one of its “top secret” projects led by Dr. Freddy Abnousi, to correlate anonymized medical records with that of its user...

Veterans Affairs Doctor Fired For Sexually Molesting Veterans

A doctor employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs is facing charges for allegedly molesting veterans who were enrolled for healthcare in the Syracuse...

Award-Winning Former Army Attorneys Busted In VA ‘Nepotism’ Scheme

VA OIG just issued a report into its investigation of a former award-winning civilian team of Army attorneys Robert Fleck and Kristina Wiercinski who...

Fed Cir: Veterans Can Now Get Disability From Pain Alone, VA...

The Federal Circuit just reversed years of bad case law finding veterans can receive a service-connected disability for pain alone without a present diagnosis...

Can White House Fix Veterans Affairs Double Standard On Racism?

The White House and the new acting secretary of Veterans Affairs have a troubling double standard to address on racist statements made on Facebook...

Veterans Affairs Has An $8 Million Sexual Harassment Problem

Lax sexual harassment policies and investigations have forced American taxpayers to fund millions in settlements to victims of Veterans Affairs supervisors perpetrating acts including masturbation, groping and sexual assault.

The Big Six Veterans Organizations Butt-Hurt Over Ronny Jackson Pick, The...

Dr. Ronny Jackson, according to Newsweek, will go from managing 58 people to over 350,000, $200 billion, and an army of government contractors if...

Shulkin Out At Veterans Affairs, Trump Nominee Lacks Management Experience

President Trump pulled a fast one on Veterans Affairs today by terminating David Shulkin and announcing his replacement by another doctor without significant management...

Veteran Suicide In Waiting Room At John Cochran VA Medical Center

St. Louis police reported Monday that a veteran suicide occurred in the waiting room of John Cochran VA Medical Center. Authorities in VA informed the...

Third Time’s A Charm? Toby Cosgrove Floated As Veterans Affairs Secretary,...

The former CEO of Cleveland Clinic Dr. Toby Cosgrove is being again floated as a possible head of the Department of Veterans Affairs to...

Marvel Comics Chairman ‘Regrets’ Recommending Shulkin

The chairman of Marvel Comics (ie Marvel Entertainment) feels betrayed by Secretary David Shulkin after putting his name out there for selection by President...

Deal-No-Deal On VA Reforms For Veterans Choice, Caregiver Program

Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats blocked inclusion of key VA reforms including expansions of the Veterans Choice Program and the Caregiver Program in the Omnibus...

‘Vulnerable’ Veterans Bedridden By Veterans Affairs Wheelchair Repair Failures

A recent VA OIG report found “vulnerable veterans” experienced physical hardships including confinement to a bed due to a massive Veterans Affairs failure in...

Pelosi, Democrats Block Veterans Affairs Funding From Friday’s Omnibus Bill

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca) and other Democrats “put the breaks on legislation” claiming it “won’t reduce wait times and won’t make the...

Report: Veterans Affairs Falsified Wait Times, Thousands Impacted

The Department of Veterans Affairs was just caught falsifying wait times for almost one thousand veterans who were wrongfully denied Veterans Choice Program access. VA...

Health Net ‘Miserable,’ Slammed For Veterans Choice Program Mismanagement

Senators have called on VA to intervene after Veterans Choice Program vendor Health Net failed to reform its practices to improve performance. Centene subsidiary Health...

Bay Pines VA Local AFGE Union President Weighs In On ‘White...

The local AFGE union president working at Bay Pines VA Medical Center decided to weigh in on Facebook regarding her views on “white privilege”...

Brookings Institute: VA $10 Billion EHR Change 6.4 Percent Odds Of...

Citing one study, the Brookings Institute critiques the current DOD, VA approach to modernizing its EHR systems because DOD is failing modern exchange solutions. Get...

Veterans Affairs Awards Leidos A $472 Million IT Contract

The Department of Veterans Affairs just awarded one Leidos company another contract for IT modernization, whatever that means, worth $472 million. In a press release,...

Trump To Change Out Shulkin With Criminally Indicted Rick Perry?

The VA OIG is apparently investigating Secretary David Shulkin’s misuse of his staff by asking one to help him shop at Home Depot and...

Brother Says Unstable Veterans Home Gunman Wanted Revenge

The Veterans Home gunman in Friday’s Pathway Home shooting told his brother he wanted revenge against the therapists who expelled him from the program. Gunman Albert...

Trump Sick Of VA Drama, Forces Secretary To Listen To Pete...

President Donald Trump punked the VA Secretary while the two met in the Oval Office by forcing him to hear out VA reform thoughts...

Yountville Veterans Home Shooter Kicked Out Of PTSD Treatment Program

California official confirms Yountville shooter, Army veteran Albert Wong, was kicked out of a PTSD treatment program at the same facility that week. Wong reportedly...

John Ullyot Put On Extended Vacation After Failed Coup Of VA...

VA assistant secretary responsible for public relations John Ullyot was reportedly put on extended vacation following his failed coup attempt of Secretary Shulkin. Sources within...

Facebook Deletes Viral Veterans PTSD Awareness Page With 246k Followers

Facebook recently deleted one viral and extremely popular nonpartisan veterans PTSD awareness page called Peter the PTSD Awareness Penguin. The group, founded in 2012, enjoyed...

Tis The Flu Season…

Hi All, I wanted to send a quick note here to let you know I'll be back as soon as I kick this flu. Too...

Shulkin Lied About Purge Authority, White House Protects VA Subversives

VA secretary David Shulkin lied per reports about his statement last week claiming he had White House authority to purge agency staff engaged in...

Remember Candyland? DAV Gives Tammy Baldwin Award ‘Combatting The Opioid Epidemic’...

DAV is helping Tammy Baldwin rewrite history by awarding her for cleaning up the opioid crisis after her team sat on reports of massive...

Public Affairs Duo John Ullyot, Curt Cashour In On VA Coup...

USA Today just published a story sourcing two insiders who indicate the highest public affairs officials in the Department of Veterans Affairs, John Ullyot...

VA OIG Finally Issues Report On Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Disability...

After three years, VA OIG finally issued its report into the traumatic brain injury (TBI) scandal where VA used unqualified doctors to perform exams. As...

VA Secretary No Longer ‘Strong Believer In The Need For Canine...

VA Secretary David Shulkin has reversed course on the agency’s canine research and now oversees all approval for new programs following public outcry. The new...

Foreign Google Company To Data Mine Veterans Health Records To Make...

Veterans Affairs just announced a partnership with an AI subsidiary of Google called DeepMind, a UK company, to mine electronic health records of veterans...

Trump Administration Looks To Replace Thomas Murphy, Finally

The Trump Administration announced this week it has selected a replacement for Thomas Murphy at the head of Veterans Benefits Administration named Paul Lawrence,...

Tone-Deaf DAV Recognizes Thomas Murphy For ‘Outstanding’ Veterans Advocacy

Thomas Murphy, the longtime acting chief of Veterans Benefits Administration, recently received the Outstanding Federal Executive of the Year award from DAV for his...

PURGE: Will VA Press Secretary Curt Cashour Be Fired For Subversion?

Press Secretary Curt Cashour may be the first to go from the Department of Veterans Affairs after Secretary David Shulkin received backing for a...

What Is Your Veterans Group Saying About VA Secretary Shulkin Scandal?

Anyone reading this article already knows VA Secretary Shulkin is reeling after IG exposed he used taxpayer dollars to pay for his wife’s trip...

What To Expect With Peter O’Rourke As VA Chief Of Staff

Before Vivieca Wright Simpson’s desk chair got cold, Friday, the White House already picked her permanent replacement, Peter O’Rourke. Last week, VA OIG released its...

YouTube: Your First Voc Rehab Meeting And How To Avoid These...

This "office hours" in our Facebook group addresses the top 3 mistakes veterans commonly make during their first Voc Rehab meeting for benefits. I have...

VA Chief Of Staff Steps Down Amid Coup Against Secretary Shulkin

VA Chief of Staff Viveca Wright Simpson just announced her retirement amid reports of scandal linked to the Secretary’s trip to Europe she organized...

VA Secretary Warned ‘Don’t Eat Yellow Snow,’ Caught Eating Yellow Snow

Despite repeated warnings from President Donald Trump to not eat yellow snow, VA Secretary David Shulkin ate yellow snow at a Wimbledon match with...

Combat Veteran Sues Jeff Sessions Over Medical Marijuana For PTSD

One combat veteran is not taking “no” for an answer for treatment with medical marijuana after failed treatments of his PTSD with pharmaceutical drugs. Jose...

WashPo: Shulkin, Staff Misled Ethics Officials Over $120k European Trip

The results are in The Washington Post and other mainstream media publications conclude the IG report shows Shulkin and his staff misled ethics officials...

AFGE Union Protests Staff Shortage At Veterans Affairs Headquarters

An estimated 200 protestors including AFGE union workers protested staff shortages and its perceived dismantling of Veterans Affairs health care by President Donald Trump. The...

VA Secretary Lawyers Put Fresh Spin On Europe Trip IG Investigation

The private attorneys representing VA Secretary David Shulkin provided their own spin to USA Today about soon to be released IG findings about a...

‘Secret’ Waitlist For Eye Care Uncovered At Norfolk VA In Nebraska

Norfolk – A new “secret” waitlist was exposed for the second time at a VA healthcare facility located in Nebraska, this time for eye...

YouTube: GI Bill vs VA Vocational Rehabilitation, Which Is Better In...

This is the age-old question for disabled veterans, the GI Bill vs VA Vocational Rehabilitation, where the answer tends to change every few years. Here is...

Shutdown Blues: No Rent Money For Thousands Of Disabled Veterans?

Many thousands of disabled veterans are likely still waiting for back pay, estimated $6 million in total, VA failed to pay due to a...

You’re Fired: Bowman Termination ‘To Knock Shulkin Down A Peg Or...

The White House fired “a warning shot” at Secretary David Shulkin by aiming to fire Deputy Secretary Thomas Bowman for “freewheeling a little too...

Is A ‘Government Shutdown’ Threat The New Norm? New Information On...

Funding for the federal government will expire tonight at midnight, again, meaning the government shutdown vote is scheduled today or funds will run out. The...