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Flag Day: Dispose of flags properly

On Saturday, June 14, we celebrate Flag Day. This day provides us with the opportunity to fly our flags and to replace any that are so faded, worn or frayed…

Dispose of unserviceable flags properly

SUN Columnist Message from the Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan D. Gibson, June 2: “Not all veterans are getting the timely access to the healthcare that they have earned.…

Service dog treatment study will restart

A much-anticipated Veterans Affairs Department study into the effectiveness of service dogs for treating post-traumatic stress disorder will restart in the coming months, with veterans receiving dog-care training in anticipation…

Guidelines for emergency care in non-VA facilities

SUN Columnist VA guidelines and recommendations for emergency care in non-VA facilities are summarized as follows: A medical emergency is when you have an injury or illness that is so…

Congress unhappy with DoD, VA health records progress

SUN Columnist House lawmakers plan to hold back millions of dollars in technology funding from Defense and Veterans Affairs department planners until Congress is convinced they are making progress on…

Veterans to see slight life insurance increase

PREVIEW Columnist The Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI) program will adjust its monthly premium rate from 6.5 cents per $1,000 back to the 2006 rate of seven cents per $1,000…

Survey shows veterans highly satisfied with VA care

SUN Columnist The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), an independent customer service survey, ranks the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) customer satisfaction among veteran patients among the best in the…

VA health care: cost and co-payments

SUN Columnist Most nonservice-connected veterans and noncompensable zero percent service-connected veterans are required to complete an annual means test or to agree to pay VA the applicable co-payment. The means…

How to obtain benefits for cold injuries

PREVIEW Columnist Qualifying for Medicare involves how long you have worked and paid Social Security and Medicare taxes from your payroll check. One has to work only 10 years or…

Local office provides assistance to veterans and families

Special to The SUN I will be attending training in Denver April 21-25. I will answer my cell phone whenever possible, but will be out of the office all week.…