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.

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.