Though barred from combat, women in military service do have de facto roles in combat. Tammy Duckworth, former assistant secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs lost her legs in combat while piloting a Black Hawk helicopter. “When I’m asked if the country is ready for women in combat, I look down at where my legs used to be and think, ‘Where do you think this happened, a bar fight?’“    Reblogging because Tammy Duckworth is really inspirational.

“ “ Though barred from combat, women in military service do have de facto roles in combat. Tammy Duckworth, former assistant secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs lost her.

Embattled Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric...

VETERANS AFFAIRS SECRETARY RESIGNS AMID SCANDAL

Embattled Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric.

Robert A. McDonald, secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, has been courting medical students, young doctors and nurses as he seeks to add 28,000 workers to the department.

Needing to Hire, Chief of V.A. Tries to Sell Doctors on Change

McDonald, secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, has been courting medical students, young doctors and nurses as he seeks to add workers to the department.

Eric Shinseki, U.S. secretary of Veterans Affairs, resigned Friday amid a controversy involving delays in healthcare for military veterans.  President Barack Obama said he had accepted the VA chief's resignation after meeting with Shinseki Friday. ...

Eric Shinseki Resigns Amid Veterans Affairs Controversy

Eric Shinseki, U. secretary of Veterans Affairs, resigned Friday amid a controversy involving delays in healthcare for military veterans. President Barack Obama said he had accepted the VA chief's resignation after meeting with Shinseki Friday.

General description of health care benefits  http://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/access/medical_benefits_package.asp

Veterans Transportation Program assist veterans who require travel assistance to and from VA health care facilities. VTP offers these services at little or no costs to eligible Veterans.

Veterans Health Administration scandal of 2014 - It was discovered that officials in the Phoenix VA hospital lied about how long the wait times were for veterans to see a doctor.An investigation of delays is being conducted by the Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General.The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, General Eric Shinseki, voluntarily resigned

Treating veterans is very expensive. I would hate to look at the projections the actuaries and accountants come up with each quarter at Veterans Affairs. At best they are a wash of nonsensical.

In October, the Democratic members of the House Veterans Affairs Committee wrote a letter asking VA Secretary David Shulkin why his department is not conducting research into medical marijuana. In …

In October, the Democratic members of the House Veterans Affairs Committee wrote a letter asking VA Secretary David Shulkin why his department is not conducting research into medical marijuana. In …

Here’s where Trump’s cabinet went to college - January 23, 2018:  SECRETARY OF VETERAN AFFAIRS DAVID SHULKIN CREATED A SCIENCE EXPERIMENT THAT WAS FEATURED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES WHILE AT HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE. -  Shulkin graduated with a Bachelor's in science.

Here’s where Trump’s cabinet went to college - January 23, 2018: SECRETARY OF VETERAN AFFAIRS DAVID SHULKIN CREATED A SCIENCE EXPERIMENT THAT WAS FEATURED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES WHILE AT HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE. - Shulkin graduated with a Bachelor's in science.

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki addresses the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans in Washington, D.C., Friday, shortly before he resigned under bipartisan pressure.

VA And Military Health Care Are Separate, Yet Often Confused

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki addresses the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans in Washington, D., Friday, shortly before he resigned under bipartisan pressure.

Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Sloan Gibson, points to where he previously spoke to a veteran, earlier in the day,  during a press conference at the Denver VA Medical Center Wednesday afternoon, August 06, 2014. Andy Cross via Getty Images

A judge just reversed the VA's attempt to demote senior executive Kimberly Graves, and House Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Rep.

About a year ago the nation was stunned by reports of Veterans Administration scandals involving manipulation of records, long waiting lists, and, allegedly, the death of many veterans because of long waiting periods for treatment. These events caused Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shineski to resign and Robert McDonald being appointed as the new secretary.

Hundreds of thousands of veterans listed in the Department of Veterans Affairs enrollment system died before their applications for care were processed, according to a report issued Wednesday.

Senate Committee Approves Shulkins Nomination for VA Secretary | Military.com Secretary of Veterans Affairs nominee Dr. David Shulkin is sworn in during his Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, Feb. 1, 2017. (JOE GROMELSKI/STARS AND STRIPES)

Feb 2017 Senate confirms David Shulkin as Veterans Affairs secretary

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that VA has begun publicly posting information on opioids dispensed from VA pharmacies WASHINGTON, DC/January 11, 2018 (STL.News) – Today U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Dr. David J. Shulkin announced that VA has begun publicly... Read More Details: https://www.stl.news/va-first-hospital-system-release-opioid-prescribing-rates/66010/

VA - First Hospital System to Release Opioid Prescribing Rates. Read this national news story and more at STL. Please share STL.

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter picks up a Vietnam Veteran lapel pin to present to a veteran as Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald greets another veteran following a wreath-laying ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. (Carlos Bongioanni/Stars and Stripes)

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald honored veterans Tuesday at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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