Veterans Affairs

Conversations With Veterans: Howard Wasdin's Success Post Military LifeElite 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.
New Veterans Affairs Medical Facility To Be Built In West HavenNew Veterans Affairs medical facilities would be opened under a House-Senate compromise bill to shorten delays in treating veterans.
More Patients Waiting For VA Appointments In ConnecticutThe 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.
Data: Few VA Wait Issues In Connecticut
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.
Connecticut Congressman Calls On Shinseki To ResignSouthwestern Connecticut Congressman Jim Himes today called for the resignation of the Federal Veterans Affairs secretary.
Congressional Delegation Seeks Details Of VA Audit In StateConnecticut's congressional delegation wants full details of audits conducted at Veterans Administration medical facilities, including six in the state.
Autopsy Confirms Rare Brain Disease In NH Patient's Body; CT Patients WarnedNew 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.
Conn. Holds Annual Veterans' Services Event
Schwartz Nominated For Federal VA PostThe 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.
VA Secretary Promises Shorter Waits For Veterans BenefitsSpeaking at the VA hospital in Newington, the leader of the Department of Veterans Affairs committed to reduce the backlog of veterans waiting for benefits.
VA Secretary to Visit State Facility in Newington
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