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VA misdiagnosis cost pilot his job, veteran alleges

Tony Rizzo The Kansas City Star A Kansas City man has filed suit alleging that he lost his job as an airline pilot after Veterans Affairs doctors misdiagnosed him with bipolar disorder. William Royster is seeking $35 million in the suit filed in U.S. District Court in Kansas City. It is a refiling of a previous suit that Royster voluntarily dismissed last September. Royster is a former U.S. Navy pilot who was injured in 1996 when his plane was shot down by a Japanese navy ship during a training exerci ... More

VA offers beds to nursing home residents in need after Irma

David J. Neal Miami Herald After Wednesday’s death of eight residents of a Hollywood nursing home steaming without air conditioning, U.S. Secretary of Veteran Affairs David Shulkin announced Thursday that the agency will open available beds to non-Veteran nursing home residents affected by Hurricane Irma. “We will continue to look for ways to relieve the hardship this powerful storm has caused,” Shulkin said. “Much of the heavy-lifting to recover from the hurricane is still ... More

VA appeal wait times target of new legislation

Nikki Wentling Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON — Congress is trying again to shorten the amount of time that veterans must wait to receive their government benefits, which has climbed to an average of three years if a veteran is forced to appeal a claim that is denied, a Department of Veterans Affairs official said Tuesday. Lawmakers, veterans organizations and VA officials agree the problem is an appeals process that they’ve described for years as “cumbersome,” “antiquated” ... More

Vets negatively affected by Trump hiring freeze

By Military1 Staff On Tuesday, President Trump announced a federal hiring freeze, exempting only the military and positions where employers could prove the job was crucial to national security or public safety. BREAKING: Trump places hiring freeze on some federal workers, cuts off funding for international groups that perform abortions. — The Associated Press (@AP) January 23, 2017 The move is a clear nod to his campaign promise of smaller government, the Washington Post reported, but it may ha ... More
4 myths about the VA

4 myths about the VA

By Tech Sgt. Trevor Vander RallyPoint I want to first say I am not affiliated with the VA in any way; however, I do receive b ... More