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    Veterans' Health Care Policy

    Secretary Robert McDonald talked about the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system, outlining goals to improve veterans' access to health care. He urged Congress to take…

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    Newsmakers with Secretary Robert McDonald

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald talked about how he was addressing long wait times for veterans at VA hospitals, along with reports of VA under-staffing, wasteful spending at…

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    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Brain Injury Treatment

    Health officials from the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs testified at a hearing on research into post-traumatic stress disorder, and methods of diagnosing and treating…

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    Veterans' Health Care Delays

    Witnesses from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and oversight officials testified at a sometimes contentious hearing on ongoing delays in providing health care to…

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    Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride

    President Obama was joined by Vice President Biden and Veterans Affairs Secretary McDonald as the president welcomed participants of the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride to the…

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    Service Dogs and Veterans

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the benefits of service dogs for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health issues. The panelists included the head…

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    National Lieutenant Governors Association Meeting, Veterans' Issues

    Panelists discussed how states could improve assistance on veterans' issues including mental health care, homelessness, and job placement.  “How States may Help Advance New…

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    Civil War Veterans

    Professor Brian Craig Miller talked about the experience of Confederate Civil War veterans during Reconstruction. He described how options for support varied widely between the…

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    Veterans Affairs Department Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request

    Veterans Affairs (VA) officials testified on their department’s fiscal year 2017 budget request. Secretary Robert McDonald talked about the progress he has observed since he…

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    Vietnam Veterans Memorial Collection

    Janet Donlin presented a selection of objects left at the Vietnam Memorial Wall, including letters, photographs, artwork, and medals. The collection includes about 400,000 items, all…

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    Improving Government Online Services

    The U.S. Digital Service team, which comprises Silicon Valley digital technology experts, was created by the Obama administration to help solve government information system…

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    Newsmakers with Senator Johnny Isakson

    Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chair Johnny Isakson (R-GA) talked about President Obama’s proposed fiscal year 2017 budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Secretary…

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    Book Discussion on Tough as They Come

    U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills (Retired) talked about his book, Tough as They Come, about his three tours of duty in Afghanistan and becoming a quadruple amputee after he triggered…

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    American Artifacts, USS Monitor Sailors' Burial

    Two Civil War sailors who went down with the USS Monitor ironclad in 1862 were interred in a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Experts also spoke about the history of ironclads…

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    Veterans Affairs Modernization

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald and two other VA officials testified at a hearing on the department’s strategic plan to improve and modernize agency…

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    Veterans Affairs Department Disability Claims Backlog

    Officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs testified at a hearing on the department’s implementation of the Veterans Benefits Management System (VBMS) and its efforts to reduce…

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    Veteran Homelessness

    Mary Cunningham talked about efforts to prevent and end homelessness among veterans, including an Obama administration initiative launched in 2009 known as the Veterans Homelessness…

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    Book Discussion on The Theater of War

    Bryan Doerries, founder of Theater of War, talked about his book, The Theater of War: What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today, and about the therapeutic benefits of the reading and…

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    Interview on Afterwar

    Nancy Sherman talked about her book, Afterwar: Healing the Moral Wounds of Our Soldiers. This interview was held at the 38th annual National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night, a…

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    Veterans' Mental Health and Theater

    Bryan Doerries and Paul Giamatti talked about the work of Theater of War, which uses theater to help veterans and their families heal from the psychological effects of war.

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