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8/13/17

Coding boot camps are training veterans for jobs in the tech industry

In this week’s Sunday Spotlight, TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager reports on how the new “Forever G.I.” bill will provide expanded benefits for America’s servicemembers and veterans, allowing them to train for jobs in the burgeoning tech industry.

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8/3/17

Schmidt: I’ve worked on campaigns “there were no Russians around”

Presidential campaign veterans react to news of Mueller’s grand jury for the Russia probe.

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8/3/17

Trump Participates in Interactive Veterans Affairs Telehealth Event

Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David Shulkin demonstrates his ability to remotely treat a veteran’s skin condition from Washington, D.C. through teleconferencing tools. President Trump later tells the vet, “I hope your skin is going to be in perfect shape.”

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7/8/17 | NBC News

How a 51-Year-Old Mother Became the First Woman in the Air Force

Esther Blake became the first woman to join the Air Force on July 8, 1948, at age 51.

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6/23/17 | NBC News

George W. Bush to Vets: We Can Defeat the Stigma of Post-Traumatic Stress

Former President George W. Bush shares veterans’ stories and lessons through paintings in his new book, “Portraits of Courage.” He discusses a section on post-traumatic stress, saying, “It was courageous to volunteer in the face of danger, and it’s just as courageous to talk about the invisible wounds of war.”

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6/5/17 | NBC News

VA Secy. Outlines How Vets Will Benefit from New, Unified Health Records

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin announces that his department will adopt the same electronic health system as the Department of Defense, allowing for a “seamless transfer of information” from military enlistment until a veteran’s death.

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5/11/17 | NBC News

Lawmakers Reach Agreement on Stalled VA Accountability Bill

As many as 40 veterans died while waiting months for appointments as VA employees created secret waiting lists and other falsehoods to cover up delays.

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5/1/17 | NBC News

Inspiring America: Vietnam Veterans Fly Again

NBC News’ Tom Brokaw sits down with two Vietnam veterans who are flying again thanks to the Air Force’s Freedom Flyer program.

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1/29/17 | NBC News

Whistleblowers Say Phoenix VA Still in Critical Condition

Nearly three years after a whistleblower revealed that 1,400 of veterans languished without care, new whistleblowers say little has changed.

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1/11/17 | NBC News

Trump Announces David Shulkin as Veterans Affairs Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump says he has tapped David Shulkin to head the Department of Veterans Affairs, along with alignment from some top hospitals

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