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The Phoenix VA Health Care System has scheduled a town hall meeting on Dec. 11 in Gilbert for Southeast Valley veterans.
The Department of Veteran Affairs released information this year on what some call a startling number of veteran suicides — 22 U.S. veterans commit suicide every day, and many of them had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Veterans looking for help receiving their benefits can use the additional resources provided at an upcoming event in Chandler.
To the person venting about “Code Pink nimrods acting like 12-year-olds” (Sept. 21, 2014), one of those people protesting the Senate Armed Services hearings was retired U.S. Army Col. Ann Wright. She has both a master’s and a law degree from the University of Arkansas, a master’s degree in national security affairs from the U.S. Naval War College and is U.S. Army airborne-qualified.
This spring, as tragic reports surfaced of veterans dying while waiting for care at the Phoenix VA, I hosted a town hall forum at Burton Barr Central Library where the families of four veterans who passed away stood before a packed room to tell their stories. With tears in their eyes — and anger and frustration palpable throughout the room — they recalled countless unanswered phone calls and ignored messages, endless wait times, and mountains of bureaucratic red tape at the VA while their loved ones suffered debilitating and ultimately fatal conditions.
Politicians are climbing over each other to see who can express the most outrage over the failings of the VA. Sen. John McCain as usual led the charge, the first to demand the resignation of the Phoenix VA hospital director. Other eagerly joined in.
Allegedly professionals at the Phoenix Veterans Administration Hospital knowingly and willfully delayed, misled, and maltreated our nation’s veterans, and that infuriates me and it should infuriate every American.
Without a doubt the stories coming from the Phoenix VA are deplorable. I would hope the coming fair investigations will reveal exactly what transpired at this Facility.
Facing calls to resign, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki said Thursday that he hopes to have a preliminary report within three weeks on how widespread treatment delays and falsified patient scheduling reports are at VA facilities nationwide, following allegations that up to 40 veterans may have died while awaiting treatment at the Phoenix VA center.
Mountain Vista Medical Center was awarded a Gold Healthy Hospital Award from Stryker Sustainability Solutions on March 12.
Mesa drivers will have to contend with a series of delays over the course of 2014 as the city revamps one of its water lines.
Sen. John McCain and Mayor Greg Stanton have teamed up with H3 VETS to end chronic homelessness among veterans and give them a roof over their head by Christmas.
Tucson — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs wrongly paid out at least $67,000 to Pima Community College in Tucson last year because the college did not promptly notify the agency when student veterans quit school or flunked out, according to newly released records.
If you would like to volunteer to improve the lives of veterans or students, or strengthen Mesa’s older neighborhoods while also earning a modest stipend, you’re invited to look into five VISTA positions that have been awarded to Mesa United Way.
The City of Mesa will receive a little more than $300,000 to provide vouchers to help cover rent payments for chronically homeless veterans and their families throughout the current fiscal year.
The new American Airlines will have more top executives from smaller but more successful US Airways than from the current American.
Imagine you are a 19-year-old Marine. You are riding in a Humvee with four other Marines — your friends — when an improvised explosive device (IED) explodes.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Navajo Code Talkers are legendary. Then there was Cpl. Ira Hamilton Hayes, the Pima Indian who became a symbol of courage and patriotism when he and his fellow Marines raised the flag over Iwo Jima in 1945.
WASHINGTON — Efforts to save the nation from going over a year-end "fiscal cliff" were in disarray as lawmakers fled the Capitol for their Christmas break. "God only knows" how a deal can be reached now, House Speaker John Boehner declared.
Companies that hire veterans employ men and women who have received some of the world’s best skills and leadership training. They’ve been pushed to achieve high personal performance and know how to work in teams — they’ve had to cover someone’s back. They bring all this to work every day, along with their personal integrity and strength of character.
Peering through the new prescription glasses he just got from the veterans hospital, Korean War veteran Gilbert Torres sifted through a stack of papers detailing claims he’d had pending with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs since July 2011.
The Arizona Art Alliance will host a new show this November that is aimed at honoring Arizona military veterans and veterans’ issues.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. combat troops patrol dusty pathways in Afghanistan, look for hidden roadside bombs, load and fire mortar shells at insurgents' positions. So when they come home, how will that help them land a civilian job?
Mesa’s Mountain Vista Medical Center celebrated five years of service Monday with an ice cream social for the community.
History and civics lessons come alive for students when they're delivered by a veteran of America's Armed Forces.