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Veteran Of The Day: Army Veteran Nicholas H. Doiron
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Veteran Of The Day: Army Veteran Nicholas H. Doiron

Nicholas “Nick” H. Doiron graduated from Norwich University in 1955. He commissioned as a second lieutenant with the Army Signal Corps. Doiron went to Fort Monmouth in New Jersey during the fall of the same year. He trained as his unit’s communication officer. Doiron attended his primary flight training in Texas and graduated as an...

How VA’s retirement plan benefits your bottom line
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How VA’s retirement plan benefits your bottom line

If you’re in the workforce, you probably plan to retire someday. Regardless of your age, it’s never too early to start preparing for it. A career at VA helps you save for retirement because, as the largest employer in the nation, the federal government is able to offer exceptional retirement benefits. We provide a comprehensive...

5 ways VA employees have changed Veterans’ lives
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5 ways VA employees have changed Veterans’ lives

When you work at VA, there are so many ways that you can make a difference. Whether it’s working on cutting edge research that improves their treatment options, proposing a simple process improvement to make access to care easier, or just lending a sympathetic ear. VA encourages a culture of innovation. VA gives its employees...

Unspoken veterans wounds
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Unspoken veterans wounds

Genital injuries are having lasting impacts on veterans and their families—and many are suffering in silence The explosion underneath the Humvee ahead of Jeremy Yost was known as a “toe popper” to the Marines of 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment—not powerful enough to cause significant injuries to anyone inside but strong enough to immobilize the...

Veteran Of The Day: Marine Veteran James Francis Chase
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Veteran Of The Day: Marine Veteran James Francis Chase

James Francis Chase grew up in Howland, Maine. During his service in the Marine Corps, Chase served in Portsmouth, Virginia, on the USS Intrepid in 1967 as Marine security on the ship. Fellow service members aboard the ship liked Chase, as recounted by his shipmate Jerry Mahoney. At the height of the Vietnam War, Chase...

The Department of Veterans Affairs Is Seeking Input on Updating Eligibility Rules for Bad Paper Discharges
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The Department of Veterans Affairs Is Seeking Input on Updating Eligibility Rules for Bad Paper Discharges

The Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking public comment on updating benefit eligibility for veterans with “bad paper” discharges. In a notice published in the Federal Register, the VA is proposing updating rules to clarify what is considered a dishonorable discharge for VA benefit eligibility purposes. This move is necessary because federal law specifically allows only veterans with an “other...

Veteran Of The Day:  Army Veteran Harold Michael Hambrick
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Veteran Of The Day: Army Veteran Harold Michael Hambrick

Today’s Veteran Of The Day is Army Veteran Harold Michael Hambrick, who served during World War II, Korea and Vietnam and was killed in action. Originally from Los Angeles, California, Harold Michael Hambrick entered the military when he was 26. He initially served as a Marine Raider during World War II. He later served as...

Operation Mail Call connects isolated Veterans with the world
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Operation Mail Call connects isolated Veterans with the world

Veterans in the community living center (CLC) at VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System, like CLC residents throughout the VA health care system, are isolated due to COVID-19 safety precautions and unable to receive visitors. But thanks to the hundreds of letters they have received through Operation Mail Call, they know they haven’t been forgotten....