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    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald at Traumatic Brain Injury Summit

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    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald News Conference

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald spoke to reporters and answered their questions at a press briefing. He apologized for falsely claiming to a homeless veteran he spoke to in Los…

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    Phoenix VA Medical Center Town Hall Meeting

    The Phoenix VA Medical Center held a town hall meeting for veterans and their families to ask questions and share comments about their medical care and experiences. This particular site was at…

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    Secretary McDonald on Veterans Affairs Facilities

    Robert McDonald talked about his tour of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities around the nation and his department’s priorities. This was his first news conference since being…

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    Veterans Affairs Secretary Nomination

    President Obama announced his nomination of retired Proctor and Gamble Chair Robert McDonald, a West Point graduate and former army officer, for secretary of the Veterans Affairs…

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    Assistance for Veterans Re-Adjusting to Civilian Life

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta briefed reporters at the Veterans Affairs offices in Washington, D.C., on joint departmental efforts to assist military personnel re-entering…

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    Veteran Suicide Prevention, Part 2

    Tregg Duerson and Mike Turner spoke at a suicide prevention conference. Mr. Duerson talked about his family’s struggle after his father, former Chicago Bears football player Dave Duerson,…

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    Veteran Suicide Prevention, Part 1

    Military leaders talked about some of the improvements that have been made to the detection and treatment of mental health problems in veterans.

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    Defense Secretary Panetta on Suicide Prevention

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta spoke about the increase in veteran suicides. He talked about changing the military culture of embarrassment over needing help, and better coordination…

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    Secretary Sebelius on Veteran Suicide Prevention

    Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and Pamela Hyde spoke at a conference on suicide prevention.

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    Fiscal Year 2011 Budget

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and other department officials spoke to reporters about the release of the proposed fiscal year 2011 federal budget. The $57 billion proposal…

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    Veterans' Mental Health Services

    Mental health experts gathered to discuss a public health model for enhanced mental health care for returning service members, veterans, and their families. After their opening remarks,…

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    Homelessness Among Veterans

    Panelists spoke about the problem of homelessness, particularly at it related to veteran communities. Among the topics they addressed were prevalent causes of homelessness, mental health…

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    Homeless Veterans

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has pledged to combat veteran homelessness by establishing a national zero tolerance policy for veterans falling into homelessness. This initiative has…

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    National Mental Health Summit

    Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates hosted a gathering of mental health experts to discuss a public health model for enhanced mental health…

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    Fiscal Year 2009 Veterans Affairs Budget Proposal

    Secretary Peake and other department officials announced the Bush administration’s proposed fiscal year 2009 budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs. They discussed the increases over…

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    Veterans Affairs Secretary Ceremonial Swearing-In

    President Bush swore in Lieutenant General James Peake as the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. He talked about the duties of the Secretary and gave a biographical statement…

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    Veterans Affairs Mental Health Program, Part 1

    Participants talked about mental health care for veterans, and particularly that associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dr. Kussman opened with an overview of the Department of Veterans…

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    Veterans Affairs Mental Health Program, Part 2

    Participants in a mental health conference sponsored by the Veterans Administration spoke about military health care and mental health issues. Topics included mental health screening,…

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    Remembrance Ceremony

    A ceremony was held on the National Mall to remember those killed while fighting for the United States. Thousands of family members of those killed in Afghanistan and Iraq were joined by…

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