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6/23/17

Trumps Signs Veterans Affairs Reform Act, Holding Employees Accountable

President Trump signs the Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act, which will enables Secretary David Shulkin to fire underperforming Department employees and protect whistleblowers.

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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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6/23/17

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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11/12/16 | NBC News

World War II Vet Fulfills ‘Taps’ Promise

Veteran Tom Sitter takes up the bugle for the first time in 70 years to play “Taps” over a fallen comrade’s grave. WTMJ’s Rikki Mitchell reports.

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11/11/16 | NBC News

For LGBTQ Veterans, a New Home Is on Horizon

My Brothers House, a nonprofit providing housing and counseling services to veterans, will open a residence in Philadelphia exclusively for LGBTQ veterans.

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