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This photo taken on May 28, 2014 shows staff at Heathe N. Craig Joint Theatre Hospital waiting to greet wounded veterans during 'Operation Proper Exit' at Bagram Airfield some 60 km north of Kabul on May 28, 2014. Washington is winding down its 32,000 troop deployment in Afghanistan after nearly 13 years of war, with President Barack Obama announcing this week that all US forces will leave by the end of 2016. While an end is now in sight for America's longest war, many of the more than 19,000 Americans wounded in Afghanistan will be coping with injuries for years to come. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

More Than 57,000 US Military Veterans Await First VA Appointment

More than 57,000 U.S. military veterans have been waiting 90 days or more for their first VA medical appointments, and an additional 64,000 appear to have fallen through the cracks, never getting appointments after enrolling, the government said Monday in a report newly demonstrating how deep and widespread the problem is.

06/09/2014

(credit: Jay Directo/Getty Images)

Feinstein Unveils Plan To House Homeless Veterans At West LA Campus

Two Veterans Affairs buildings in West Los Angeles could soon begin to double as homeless shelters.

02/05/2014

Did a federal VA officer send a nude selfie to a woman who needed his help? (credit: cell phone photo provided by alleged victim)

Only On 2: Federal Police Officer Accused Of Sending Nude Selfie To Woman Who Needed Help

A federal police officer is under investigation for allegedly sending a nude selfie to a woman who had come to him for help.

01/27/2014

(credit: Jeff Nguyen/CBS)

Hand Grenade Prompts Evacuation Of VA Emergency Room

A 66-year-old patient was being questioned Monday after he found a hand grenade in the emergency room of the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital in Westwood.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/29/2013

Patients at the VA Medical Center are experiencing delays and some outages after the fire broke out Sunday at an outbuilding at the Brentwood-area facility. (credit: CBS)

Surgeries Delayed At VA Hospital After Weekend Fire

An electrical outage at the Veterans Administration medical facility has left two buildings running on emergency power and forced some surgeries to be delayed.

08/14/2012

Performances for Shakespeare's "As You Like It" are running now through July 29.

Under The Summer Stars: Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’ In LA

Outdoor performances for Shakespeare’s romantic comedy “As You Like It” are running now through July 29 at the Japanese Gardens at the VA West Los Angeles Healthcare Center campus.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/13/2012

(credit: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Officials: UCLA, VA Hospitals Ready For ‘Carmageddon’

Hospitals on the Westside of Los Angeles are prepared for next week’s shutdown of the San Diego (405) Freeway, officials said Friday.

07/09/2011

(credit: Don Ryan/AP)

Lawsuit Claims VA Misusing LA Land Meant For Homeless Veterans

A lawsuit being filed on behalf of homeless veterans accuses the Department of Veterans Affairs of misusing a nearly 390-acre plot of land in Los Angeles that was donated some 130 years ago to house service members who need care after wartime experiences.

06/08/2011

(credit: AP/GRAPHICS BANK)

Judge Backs War Vet’s Upside-Down Flag Protest Outside VA Property

The ruling vindicates a 68-year-old Vietnam vet who has protested the VA’s land-use policies every Sunday since 2008, along with other veterans.

05/27/2011

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