New England News
5:50 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Veterans’ Bill Negotiated By Senator Sanders Passes Conference Committee

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders

House and Senate negotiators late Monday approved a compromise bill to spend about $17 billion to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. Vermont’s junior U.S. Senator was a key part of the negotiations.

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New England News
7:45 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Shumlin Celebrates Veterans Laws

Credit White River Junction VA Medical Center

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says he's proud of the state's support of veterans and families, including health care at the White River Junction VA Medical Center.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Sanders Discusses VA Medical Opportunities

Dr. Hugh Huizenga (left), Senator Bernie Sanders (center), Deborah Amdur (right)
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, chair of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, extolled the innovative programs of the White River Junction VA Medical Center during a press conference in Burlington on Monday.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Regional VA Centers Aid Iraq War Vets

C-17 Medevac mission, Balad AB, Iraq
Credit Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

When soldiers return from overseas tours to places like Afghanistan and Iraq, many must deal with medical or psychological issues.  Ten years after the beginning of the war in Iraq, veterans are facing increasing challenges at home.  Two veterans’ medical centers are serving upstate New York and Vermont with a variety of services.

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New England News
3:45 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Help Offered To Homeless Veterans In Western Massachusetts

Veterans seek help at the "Western Massachusetts Stand Down" held in the Greek Cultural Center at St.George's Church in Springfield MA

The Department of Veterans Affairs says it is making progress in reducing the number of homeless veterans in the country. But the critical need was evident at an event Friday in Springfield Massachusetts.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

   Hundreds of veterans looking for help filed into a church social hall for an opportunity to speak with representatives from more than 60 agencies and programs, including health care providers, counseling services, and housing specialists.  There were free meals and each could leave with a bag of clothes.

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