Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton has played a major role in military history over the past 77 years, and John Farritor is one of the rare men who has seen that history unfold from the start.
VA Photos of the Week highlights the connections made between our employees and the Veterans they serve every day at VA medical centers, regional offices, and national cemeteries across the country.
This week, photographers from Texas, Virginia, Alabama and New York shared their best images with us.
Politicians should not dictate what treatments are available to veterans, the evidence should. Get the full story here…
A new scandal is rocking the VA. First it was Phoenix, where VA hospital officials were altering records to eliminate wait time details. These were wait times that were leading to veteran deaths as they waited, at times, for more than a year for healthcare they so badly needed.
But this time it’s in West Virginia, where at least 10 veterans have died suspiciously, and have authorities investigating, as two of those deaths have been ruled homicides.
You read that correctly. Homicides.
A US-born Marine veteran who served in Afghanistan had his US passport, a REAL ID driver’s license, a military ID card, and his US Marine Corps dog tags with him when he was arrested by police in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which held him for three days before his lawyer demanded his release, according to the ACLU of Michigan.
In one recent six-month period, according to a report from the VA’s Office of Inspector General released last week, the VA left about 17,400 veterans to pay out-of-pocket for emergency medical treatment the government should have covered.
The report said that between April 1 and Sept. 30, 2017, veterans who got emergency care at non-VA facilities were forced to pay $53.3 million in medical bills they never should have had to pay. Get the full story from NBC News…
A United States Navy replenishment oiler has been named in honor of Georgia congressman and civil rights legend, John Lewis (D-Ga.).
A law signed by President Donald Trump on June 25 to provide compensation to ill veterans who served on Navy ships in Vietnam also made several changes to Department of Veterans Affairs-backed home loans for all eligible veterans.