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VA resumes normal operations as government shutdown ends

SUN Columnist Employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs are working to resume normal operations as quickly as possible.  Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) regional offices have re-opened their doors and…

Volunteer veterans make a difference

SUN Columnist My thanks to the American Legion Post 108 Honor Guard, who are local veterans. The members of this group are the volunteers who perform the burial ceremonies for…

Veterans’ field guide to government shutdown

By Raymond Taylor SUN Columnist Following are the services not impacted by a potential lapse in appropriations. • Military Sexual Trauma Counseling. • Readjustment Counseling Services (Vet Centers). • Interments…

Dora Manzanares: Gold Star Mother, a veteran’s friend

It is with great sadness that I write this. Dora Manzanares passed away last Friday. Dora was a Gold Star Mother who lost her son in Vietnam while he was…

Holiday mailing deadlines announced

SUN Columnist The Navy has released the deadlines for mailing cards, letters and packages for arrival before Christmas Day. Customers should contact their local or civilian or military post office…

Guidelines for emergency care in non-VA facilities

SUN Columnist A medical emergency is when you have an injury or illness that is so severe that, without immediate treatment, the injury or illness threatens your health or life.…

VetSuccess now serving veterans at 94 campuses nationwide

SUN Columnist The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced it is expanding the availability of services through the VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) program to an additional 62 new locations this…

VA, HUD announce more vouchers to help homeless vets

SUN Columnist The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the second round of HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) funding…

VA reaches out to veterans about the health care law

SUN Columnist The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched an awareness campaign and a new website, www.va.gov/aca, to let veterans know what the Affordable Care Act means for them and…

VA, American Bar Association launch pilot program

SUN Columnist The Department of Veterans Affairs, the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) announced today a new partnership and pilot program aimed at reducing the…