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Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs turns away veterans of war on Christmas

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – In yet another case of embarrassing incompetence, a VA center has turned away a group of War on Christmas Veterans seeking basic medical care, local sources report. “They’ve served their country, making great sacrifices…

VA approves pension claim from Civil War veteran

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has approved a claim from a veteran of the United States Civil War in one of its longest running cases to date. Pvt. Horace Bottomsley, who served in the Chickamauga Campaign, first filed a claim in…

VA to start providing same childlike joy as Disneyland

WASHINGTON — After backlash at Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald’s comments that the VA should not judge success by wait times because Disney does not, McDonald clarified that the VA will actually attempt to provide the same amount…

VA Tests ‘Service Shark Therapy’ With Mixed Results

EVERGLADES CITY, Fla. — The Department of Veterans Affairs is scheduled to release a study evaluating the use of large sharks as therapy animals, and the official outcome is "inconclusive" regarding their effectiveness supporting veterans…

Soldier Leaves 100% Of SGLI To Poncho Liner

WATERTOWN, N.Y. — Friends and family of an NCO killed in a tragic motocross-deep sea fishing accident last year were shocked to learn that they would not be getting any Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (SGLI) benefits, according to…

VA Outsources Call Centers To North Korea

WASHINGTON — Due to reports of excessive wait times and crisis calls being sent to voicemail, VA officials announced they are outsourcing all of their call centers to North Korea effective immediately. According to VA spokesperson Lydia…

Winded Warrior Project Helps Soldiers, Vets Get Fit

WASHINGTON — The Army and a non-profit have joined forces to find a new way for soldiers and veterans to shed pounds while reclaiming their lives and careers. The new program, the Winded Warrior Project, will launch service-wide and through…