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5/8/18 | NBC News

After losing both legs, soldier in famous viral photo recovers with sled hockey

“Once he started playing sled hockey, he started to come out of that negative mindset.”

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4/30/18 | NBC News

Military families plea for end to deportations

As Trump praised veterans, spouses of vets are facing possible deportation.

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4/2/18

Questions surround VA Secretary’s exit

Was VA Secretary David Shulkin fired? Or did he quit? Conflicting stories from Shulkin and the White House are causing uncertainty among the public. And what implications does his departure hold for the veterans? Will Fischer, Director of Government Relations for VoteVets dot Org, Iraq War Veteran and Purple Heart Recipient, joins Katy to discuss.

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4/1/18

Full Shulkin: Trump tweet firing ‘somewhat of a surprise’

In an interview with Meet the Press, recently fired Secretary of Veterans Affairs, David Shulkin says that President Trump firing him over Twitter came as a surprise.

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3/29/18

Trump on changes at Dept. of Veterans Affairs: ‘I wasn’t happy’ with speed of care

During a speech to Ohio union workers, President Trump referenced the latest staff shake-up at the Department of Veterans Affairs, adding, “They had sadists that treated our vets horribly.”

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3/29/18

Purple Heart recipient: ‘We don’t know’ if Trump personal doctor can lead Veterans Affairs

Will Fischer, Purple Heart recipient and director of government relations for VoteVets.org, expresses his concern over President Trump’s appointment of his personal doctor, Ronny Jackson, as Veterans Affairs Secretary. Fischer questions Jackson’s management experience for the organization and outlines the struggles the department faces.

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3/29/18

Fmr. RNC Chair: Jackson ‘won’t have a clue what to do in this job’

United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin is out and the White House physician who lavished extravagant praise on the president’s health is in. NBC’s Chris Jansing and her panel discuss if Ronny Jackson is a good fit to led this agency.

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3/29/18

The VA Secretary is out, meet Trump’s pick to replace him

David Shulkin who had been on thin ice with this administration for some time was officially fired and President Trump says he’ll nominate his White House doctor Ronny Jackson as the new Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

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2/7/18 | NBC News

Analysts blast Trump’s desired military parade as ‘North Korea-style’ event

Lawmakers, some historians and at least one former senior military official swiftly panned Trump’s request for a celebration in the streets of Washington

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11/20/17 | NBC News

U.S. Navy veteran Janet Barra missing from Medford, New York

U.S. Navy veteran Janet Barra, 58, was last seen walking away from her car in a parking lot in Medford, New York.

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