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

The federal Veterans Affairs hospital in Newington. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

New Veterans Affairs Medical Facility To Be Built In West Haven

New Veterans Affairs medical facilities would be opened under a House-Senate compromise bill to shorten delays in treating veterans.

07/31/2014

The federal Veterans Affairs hospital in Newington. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

More Patients Waiting For VA Appointments In Connecticut

The Department of Veterans Affairs has given Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal information on how long patients are waiting to get appointments at VA hospitals and clinics in the state.

07/07/2014

Rocky Hill Veterans' Home (Courtesy Connecticut Department of Veterans' Affairs)

Data: Few VA Wait Issues In Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A newly released audit indicates lengthy wait times affecting Veterans Affairs facilities across the country are not prevalent in Connecticut. Data released Monday show 98 percent of 49,129 appointments at the […]

06/09/2014

File photo of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Vermont Senator Lays Out Plan To Overhaul VA

Vermont’s U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is outlining plans to improve accountability and insure timely medical services at the Veterans Affairs department.

06/01/2014

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki at the VA hospital in Newington in May, 2013. At the time Shinseki said the VA medical system’s backlog had been reduced. Photo by WTIC’s Matt Dwyer.

Connecticut Congressman Calls On Shinseki To Resign

Southwestern Connecticut Congressman Jim Himes today called for the resignation of the Federal Veterans Affairs secretary.

05/29/2014

Congressman John Larson and Senator Richard Blumenthal at the VFW Post in East Hartford, May 23, 2014. (WTIC's Michael Guerrera)

Congressional Delegation Seeks Details Of VA Audit In State

Connecticut’s congressional delegation wants full details of audits conducted at Veterans Administration medical facilities, including six in the state.

05/23/2014

File photo of a test by researchers into mad cow disease, and  its human varient Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)

Autopsy Confirms Rare Brain Disease In NH Patient’s Body; CT Patients Warned

New Hampshire public health officials say an autopsy has confirmed that a patient who may have exposed others to a rare brain disease died of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.

09/20/2013

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Conn. Holds Annual Veterans’ Services Event

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut is holding its annual “Stand Down” event to link military veterans with services to help them in civilian life. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman are […]

09/20/2013

Rocky Hill Veterans' Home (Courtesy Connecticut Department of Veterans' Affairs)

Schwartz Nominated For Federal VA Post

The White House announced today that Connecticut’s Commissioner of Veterans Affairs has been nominated to be Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs at the federal Veterans Administration.

08/02/2013

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