Department of Veteran Affairs

MLB and Cincinnati Reds Help Open Veteran Resource Center

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While the eyes of baseball fans across the world may be focused on the All-Star game in Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium, a few miles away many area veterans are reaping the benefits of a gift from Major League Baseball and the Cincinnati Reds. As an extension of MLB's Welcome Back Veterans initiative, MLB and the Reds, in conjunction with the n... more

Veterans in Business -

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The VA's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization promotes business ownership and expansion for veterans. They provide resource assistance for veterans and service-disabled veterans who are considering starting or expanding a business. The staff works with all federal agencies, large contractors and not-for-profit assistance organi... more

Founders of Film School For Veterans Guilty of Financial Fraud


A federal jury returned guilty verdicts this afternoon against Judith Paixao and Kevin Lombard, a husband and wife who embezzled federal funds that were intended to provide job training, benefits and equipment for injured Marines returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Instead, the jury found, the couple used some of the funds to pay for a variety... more

VA Home Loan Usage Hitting Record Levels

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The Department of Veterans Affairs is seeing increased use of VA home loans as the Pentagon shuffles a larger number of troops out of the service as a result of the current budget crunch. This uptick is expected after the VA saw a record number of current and former service members use their VA loan benefit last year.  In 2013, the VA guarantee... more

IG Report: 300,000 Veterans Died While Waiting for Health Care at VA

A visitor leaves the Sacramento Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Rancho Cordova, Calif., on April 2, 2015. Rich Pedroncelli/AP

WASHINGTON -- More than 300,000 American military veterans likely died while waiting for health care -- and nearly twice as many are still waiting -- according to a new Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general report. The IG report says "serious" problems with enrollment data are making it impossible to determine exactly how many veter... more

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