Senator Mark Kirk holds field hearing about mistreatment of veterans and retaliation against whistleblowers

Senator Mark Kirk held a field hearing in Chicago, as Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs to question whistleblowers about the pattern of abuse at the Edward Hines, Jr., VA Hospital in Maywood, Illinois. Continue reading

No-cost flu shot options for Veterans

Flu season is here, and getting your flu shot has never been easier. Remember that getting vaccinated is the single best way to protect yourself, as well as your loved ones, against the flu virus. This year, enrolled Veterans of the VA health care system have several options to get a seasonal flu shot. VA offers more options, easy access, and seamless records – the choice is yours. Continue reading

VA Announces $12.8 Million in funding to Help the Homeless

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald today announced $12.8 million in renewal funding through the Grant and Per Diem (GPD) program to 20 community agencies that currently provide transitional housing with supportive services for homeless Veterans under the Transition in Place (TIP) model. Continue reading