Can a “Shark Tank” reality-show competition, a Yelp-style app, and an unconventional beer-brewing tycoon turn veterans’ care around? We’re about to find out.

A competition between ideas to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs that’s patterned after the TV reality game show “Shark Tank.” A searchable, Yelp-style website that rates and ranks VA medical centers against nearby private facilities. A beer-brewing magnate who’s new to veterans’ advocacy, but is already talking openly about closing some VA hospitals.

These are a few of the Trump administration’s new priorities for the beleaguered VA — and they leave veteran advocates cautiously optimistic, if a little weirded out. More

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  • VA: Porn Viewing Incident Underscores Need for Employee Accountability Legislation -
    The VA cited an incident in which it was unable to immediately remove an employee at the Michael DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in More

    Veteran says military records will lead to better medical treatment
    The Gary Deloney and John Olsen Toxic Exposure Declassification Act could help doctors treat veterans who may have been exposed to materials such as biological and chemical weapons.  More

    Advocate hopes for Guam survivors of US nuclear bomb tests to receive help
    "You know what our decontamination process was back then? They (higher-ups) told us to jump in the ocean to wash ourselves off – that was our decontamination process."  More

    Another VA Whistleblower Alleges Retaliation for Exposing Corruption
    Fox News has reported that another doctor has claimed the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has retaliated against him after he revealed wrongdoings at the hospital for which he works.  More

    Benefits for the dishonorably discharged?
    t why is the new Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin allowing this now, with the VA’s problems providing timely care for so many veterans already eligible?  More
    In War on Child Porn, US Turns Wounded Soldiers Into Hunters
    The language at a small graduation ceremony inside a federal office building in Washington Friday morning was militaristic: Fighting. Frontlines. Enemies. War.  More

    Marine Veteran’s American flag set on fire in his driveway
    A former Marine and his wife woke up one morning to find the burned remains of an American flag that once flew outside their Arizona home. More

    Double-Amputee U.S. Marine Veteran Weds in Oceanside
    A United States Marine veteran who lost both of his legs while serving in Afghanistan walked down the aisle Saturday to the love of his life during a beautiful wedding ceremony in Oceanside. More

    VA offers pins/coins to Vietnam era veterans
    The VA is now part of the Vietnam Veteran Commemorative Partner program that offers full access to the anniversary pins, buttons, stickers and other such memorabilia More

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