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Navy pulls protesting nurse from Guantanamo

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:17
A Navy nurse who was the first, and apparently only, member of the medical staff at Guantanamo to refuse to take part in the feeding of hunger striking prisoners has had his assignment cut short at the U.S. base in Cuba, officials said Tuesday.
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Obama to announce VA initiatives today at American Legion convention

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 15:37
The White House is unveiling a slate of executive actions Tuesday designed to ease troops' transition from military to civilian life and boost veterans medical-care options in the wake of scandals at the Veterans Affairs Department.
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Spouse to receive White House entrepreneurship honor

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 14:43
Air Force wife Adrianna Domingos-Lupher said she was 'floored' when she learned she is being honored as a White House Champion of Change, but she didn't become an entrepreneur for the recognition.
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IG: Better training, new scheduling practices needed at Phoenix VA

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 14:38
A scathing report looking into care delay problems at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health system recommends an overhaul in scheduling practices, better training and oversight for all employees, and possible firing of numerous system leaders as starting po
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Obama to veterans: New culture of accountability at VA

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 14:23
President Obama announced a new series of executive actions to help veterans Tuesday, telling veterans in Charlotte that he's instituting a new 'culture of accountability' at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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No proof deaths caused by delay in VA care, IG says

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:40
Veterans Affairs leaders say they're relieved that investigators have found no evidence of patient deaths connected to serious medical appointment delay problems at the Phoenix VA Health Care System, but said the months-long review still points to numerou
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TA rule changes: Tougher grade requirement, but more sailors eligible

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:35
An estimated 39,000 more first-term sailors are now eligible for tuition assistance with their commanding officer's approval, under a tuition assistance overhaul unveiled Aug. 21.
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