Veterans Affairs

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Conversations With Veterans: Howard Wasdin’s Success Post Military Life

Elite Navy SEAL sniper Howard Wasdin survived the infamous battle made famous in the hit movie “Black Hawk Down,” but medical retirement and coming home, presented him with challenges he never expected.

10/23/2014

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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

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‘Saddles For Soldiers’ Program Finds Success Treating PTSD In Veterans Through Horse Bonding

Tucked away in the foothills of the Shadow Hills community in Sunland is an equestrian center that offers veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder a path to emotional stability through working with horses.

12/17/2013

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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

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ACLU Wants Probe Into West Los Angeles Veterans’ Facility

The American Civil Liberties Union says the federal government isn’t doing enough to help Los Angeles military veterans.

02/16/2011

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