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Operation Song is using country music to help veterans find their rhythm

Doctors at the Department of Veterans Affairs are helping some military veterans return from deployment with an unlikely prescription: country music. In this week’s Sunday Closer, NBC’s Kerry Sanders travels to Nashville to meet vets finding their new rhythm alongside two of country music’s biggest songwriters.

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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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Trump Signs Executive Order for VA ‘Whistleblower Protection’

President Trump signed an executive order at the Department of Veterans Affairs to create an office that aims to protect whistleblowers to speak out against “sub-standard care” in VA facilities.

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Meet Two Military Veterans Running Marathons to Fight Stigma Against Mental Health

U.S. veteran Ivan Castro and English veteran Karl Hinett both sustained life-changing injuries while serving in Iraq. Together, they run marathons to fight the stigma against mental health and have even been recognized by Prince Harry for their efforts.

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Highs and Lows: Vets run Boston Marathon, Gronk crashes White House briefing

Sunday TODAY’s Willie Geist runs through the Highs and Lows of the week, including United States military veterans running in the Boston Marathon, New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski crashing Sean Spicer’s press briefing, and a young boy getting emotional after getting tickets to a Chicago Cubs game.

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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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