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Tester to ask VA leadership to prioritize hiring VA Montana director

Tester to ask VA leadership to prioritize hiring VA Montana director

For the second time in less than two years a search is underway for someone to lead the VA Montana Health Care system.

June 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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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Montana VA using report to identify, address weak areas

Montana VA using report to identify, address weak areas

The Department of Veterans Affairs Montana Health Care System scored high in areas of patient satisfaction and call responsiveness, though it ranked near the bottom in patient wait times, employee satisfaction and turnover, according to a recent report by the VA inspector general.

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New VA Clinic brings specialty services closer to Billings-area veterans

New VA Clinic brings specialty services closer to Billings-area veterans

A standing-room-only crowd of at least 200 people Friday morning helped officially open the $6.3 million Majestic Lane Clinic, which gives veterans in the Billings area access to specialty services.

April 11, 2014 11:15 am Photos

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Calling suicide among veterans a crisis, Sen. Walsh proposes reforms

Calling suicide among veterans a crisis, Sen. Walsh proposes reforms

Calling the high suicide rate among America’s combat veterans unacceptable, U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., on Wednesday laid out a plan to deal with the crisis.

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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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How many veterans are in Montana? Who knows?

How many veterans are in Montana? Who knows?

The United States has not accounted for its veterans in a nationwide census since 2000 and both Montana veterans and U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., are imploring the U.S. Census Bureau to get it done.

January 29, 2014 8:45 am Photos

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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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Gazette opinion: Powerful interventions help Mental Health Center

Happy New Year greetings ring true at the Mental Health Center that serves Yellowstone and 10 neighboring counties.

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Public's help sought in naming national veterans cemetery in Laurel

Public's help sought in naming national veterans cemetery in Laurel

After months of fine-tuning the details for the Yellowstone County Veterans Cemetery to become a national burial ground, a dedication ceremony is on the horizon.

January 02, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Hiring underway as expansion of VA Clinic nears completion

Hiring underway as expansion of VA Clinic nears completion

Contractors anticipate finishing the newly expanded 70,000-square-foot Veterans Affairs Clinic in Billings by Feb. 1.

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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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Ups and Downs:

Van for vets. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is contributing $22,000 toward a van for Independence Hall to transport homeless veterans to work, medical appointments and job interviews. Volunteers of America operates the transitional living center on Lake Elmo Road. Sen. Jon Tester …

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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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Hospice care can help improve end-of-life care for veterans

While Memorial Day pays tribute to veterans who have died, next Monday, on Veterans Day, we honor those who served or are serving in the military. Veterans Day is largely intended to thank living veterans for their service and their sacrifices.

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Guest opinion: Shameful shutdown jeopardizes veterans, families

As veterans of different wars and different eras, we write to express our disgust at the state of affairs in Washington, D.C., and to call for an end to the slash and burn politics crippling our nation. Though the federal government shutdown is over, the damage to our nation and our nation’s…

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Prepare, get your game face on for Affordable Care Act

Prepare, get your game face on for Affordable Care Act

Perhaps you ponder the irony that the Affordable Care Act might turbocharge our country’s rush to bankruptcy.

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Guest opinion: Medicaid expansion would protect vets who protected us

In Montana, we take care of our veterans — the men and women who were willing to give so much for us. The sad truth is that many veterans in Montana don’t have access to the health care they need. Montana has the highest percentage of veterans without health insurance in the nation.

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Vet commits suicide on VA hospital campus

HELENA — A 62-year-old man committed suicide Monday at the Veterans Administration hospital campus at Fort Harrison.

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Wyoming could get 1st national veterans cemetery

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Wyoming could soon be getting its first national veterans cemetery.

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