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Acting VA director schedules town hall meeting for veterans

Acting VA director schedules town hall meeting for veterans

Veterans will have an opportunity to ask questions of Johnny Ginnity, acting director of VA Montana Health Care System, during a town hall meeting on Nov. 13.

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Gazette opinion: Obama earned the low ratings

Gazette opinion: Obama earned the low ratings

Sometimes, you have to admit you're wrong.

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Guest opinion: Congress must step up to prevent VA scandals

The resignation of the Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs Eric Shinseki, although inevitable, should not subtract from his extraordinary service in the U.S. Army; nor should it blind us from ferreting out the real culprits in this scandal. This disgrace started at the top but was abetted at loca…

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VA mum on timing of Montana director's decision

VA mum on timing of Montana director's decision

HELENA — Veterans Affairs Montana Health Care System officials won't address the timing of the director's decision to step down this summer.

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Tester, Walsh, Daines release statements on VA resignation

Tester, Walsh, Daines release statements on VA resignation

Sen. John Walsh, Sen. Jon Tester and Rep. Steve Daines released statements Friday in response to Eric Shinseki’s resignation as secretary of Veterans Affairs.

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Walsh calls for resignation of VA Secretary Shinseki

Walsh calls for resignation of VA Secretary Shinseki

HELENA — Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., on Wednesday joined those calling for the resignation of U.S. Veterans Administration Secretary Eric Shinseki, saying a new report “confirms the worst of the allegations against the VA and its failure to deliver timely (health) care to veterans.”

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Gazette opinion: VA needs money for timely, quality care of veterans

The latest scandal in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs isn’t about quality of health care, but rather about veterans’ being unable to get care when they need it.

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VA reviews Wyoming records after nurse suspended

VA reviews Wyoming records after nurse suspended

CAPSER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s congressional delegation fired off a letter to Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki on Thursday, asking for explanations about scheduling practices at the VA clinic in Fort Collins, Colo., and the Cheyenne VA Medical Center.

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Daines calls for resignation of VA secretary over allegations of deadly delays for care

Daines calls for resignation of VA secretary over allegations of deadly delays for care

HELENA — U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., on Wednesday called for the resignation of Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, citing reports of VA hospitals hiding delays in treatment that led to the deaths of veterans awaiting services.

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Veteran: 'Buildings don’t give patient care, people give patient care'

Veteran: 'Buildings don’t give patient care, people give patient care'

In less than six weeks, the $6.3 million Majestic Lane Clinic on Billings' West End is scheduled to open to veterans.

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Guest opinion: America's duty to serve military veterans all year long

Last month, President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to former Capt. William D. Swenson, U.S. Army, for heroism and gallantry above and beyond the call of duty in the Battle of the Ganjgal Valley on Sept. 8, 2009.

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Agreement boosts access for American Indian vets

WASHINGTON — Native American military veterans will be able to access health care closer to home thanks to an agreement between the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and the Indian Health Service.

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Leadership changes in store for VA Montana Healthcare System

Leadership changes in store for VA Montana Healthcare System

VA Montana is a step closer to getting a new director.

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Gazette opinion: Veterans cemetery promise, hope fulfilled

Gazette opinion: Veterans cemetery promise, hope fulfilled

In November 2006, more than 35,000 Yellowstone County people voted for a tax levy to build and maintain a county veterans cemetery.

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Montana receives money to help end homelessness among veterans

Montana receives money to help end homelessness among veterans

Five central and Eastern Montana counties, including Yellowstone, have received $365,000 in grants to help prevent homelessness among veterans — and, for the first time, to help veterans' families.

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5 mental health clinicians to be hired in Montana for veterans' care

5 mental health clinicians to be hired in Montana for veterans' care

Five mental health clinicians and two support personnel will be hired for VA Montana Health Care System as part of a nationwide effort to bolster mental health services in VA hospitals and clinics.

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Gazette opinion: Grassroots effort built final home for heroes

Gazette opinion: Grassroots effort built final home for heroes

At noon today, Yellowstone County people and some guests will gather at the Yellowstone County Veterans Cemetery north of Laurel. This place between the edge of Laurel and the Montana prairie is unique.

May 28, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Another setback for Vet Center

HELENA -- Advocates for a veterans center in Helena suffered a blow this month as a letter from a top Veterans Administration official suggested existing services in Helena are more than adequate for local veterans needs.

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Delegation ready for the change at VA

Montana’s congressional delegation was glad to welcome the new, if temporary, leadership to the Veterans Administration Montana Health Care System at Fort Harrison following the transfer Thursday of director Robin Korogi.

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