VA Extends Coverage for Gulf War Veterans

WASHINGTON  – Veterans of the first Gulf War as well as current operations in Iraq and Afghanistan now have a smoother path toward receiving health-care benefits and disability compensation for nine diseases associated with their military service, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced today. A final regulation published in today’s Federal Register relieves veterans of the...

VA Recognizes Agent Orange Link to More Diseases

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden WASHINGTON – An independent study by the Institute of Medicine last month resulted in broadened health coverage by the Veterans Affairs Department for Vietnam War veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); });

Obama Taps Shinseki as Next Veterans Affairs Chief

By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON – President-elect Barack Obama has selected retired Army Chief of Staff Gen. Eric K. Shinseki as his nominee to be secretary of veterans affairs. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); });