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U.s. Department Of Veterans Affairs

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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Gazette opinion: The glitch in VA’s computer claims plan

The backlog of U.S. veteran pension and disability claims is a national disgrace and a hardship to thousands of American warriors and their families.

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4 deceased homeless veterans to receive headstones

4 deceased homeless veterans to receive headstones

LAUREL — Four deceased homeless veterans from Yellowstone County will finally receive a headstone to mark their final resting place.

November 26, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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Montana to receive $325K in housing aid for homeless veterans

HELENA — Montana's two U.S. senators say the state will receive $325,181 in housing vouchers for homeless veterans.

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VA approves National Veterans Cemetery for Laurel

VA approves National Veterans Cemetery for Laurel

It is official: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced Tuesday it will designate the Yellowstone County Veterans Cemetery, located north of Laurel, as a national cemetery.

July 31, 2012 3:30 pm Photos

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Yellowstone County Veterans Cemetery inches closer to becoming national burial ground

Yellowstone County Veterans Cemetery inches closer to becoming national burial ground

The transition of the Yellowstone County Veterans Cemetery to a national cemetery is under way.

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Wyoming architect develops device to help veterans

Wyoming architect develops device to help veterans

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — When America’s military service members return home from war, they often face another dangerous, if more subtle, battle within themselves.

January 04, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Wyoming considers veterans' nursing home

CHEYENNE — Wyoming is at a "crossroads" in caring for veterans, according to a new legislative audit, so it's considering adding a new nursing facility for vets that would be paid for by the state.

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Wyoming Veterans Home receives federal grant

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Veterans Home recently received a grant of nearly $800,000 from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for improvements to the 108-year-old state institution at Buffalo.

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Robert Wombolt

Robert Wombolt

Robert Wombolt shows a letter that he received from the Veterans Affairs hospital at Fort Harrison explaining that his hip replacement surgery would be postponed. He received the letter in March and is still waiting for the surgery.

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300 Montana veterans wait for orthopedic surgery as VA tries to recruit surgeon

300 Montana veterans wait for orthopedic surgery as VA tries to recruit surgeon

At least 300 Montana veterans who need orthopedic surgery are on a waiting list while the Department of Veterans Affairs Montana Health Care System works to recruit a full-time surgeon to help ease the growing backlog of disabled — and often disgruntled — veterans.

August 06, 2011 12:30 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Build bigger Billings VA clinic next year

Gazette opinion: Build bigger Billings VA clinic next year

The sorely needed expansion of the Billings VA Clinic will get a boost from the highest level of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and could be open to serve veterans in the fall of 2012.

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Veterans services to expand in Billings, creating up to 70 jobs

Veterans services to expand in Billings, creating up to 70 jobs

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has approved construction to double the size of the Billings VA clinic, creating as many as 70 jobs, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., announced Friday in Billings.

February 18, 2011 1:00 pm Photos

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Schweitzer cooking up new plan for cheap drugs

HELENA — Gov. Brian Schweitzer, cooking up a new plan to get cheaper prescription drugs for state residents, said he wants to let every Montanan get discounted medicine through Medicaid.

August 26, 2010 1:20 pmLoading…

Schweitzer has new idea for cheaper drugs: the VA

HELENA — Gov. Brian Schweitzer says he has a new idea to get cheaper medicine for Montana.

April 07, 2010 4:51 pmLoading…

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