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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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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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8/18/16 | NBC News

Sen. McCain Pressed on Vets Asking Him to Renounce Trump

When asked about Donald Trump and about veterans who oppose Trump, Sen. John McCain responded by saying that he wants veterans and their families to renounce Hillary Clinton.

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8/17/16 | NBC News

$37,000 in Bike Equipment Stolen From Wounded Vets

“It was the equipment that we needed in case something happened, to either fix the bikes or help a warrior,” a Wounded Warrior Project official said.

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6/23/15 | Next Steps for Vets Blog

500,000 Heroes Hired!

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes and Capital One are excited to announce that more than half a million veterans and military spouses have been hired through the Hiring 500,000 Heroes initiative. Learn more about this major milestone here: Please Activate Javascript

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