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Begich talks corporate rights, gun violence, VA

...happening with the VA? Not just the scandal, but also the new person replacing former Department of Veterans Affairs head Eric Shinseki - and what kind of involvement and conversations have you had with this issue?Begich: "It's clear what happened...
Begich reserving judgment on Shinseki

JUNEAU - U.S. Sen. Mark Begich was reserving judgment on whether Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki should resign amid allegations of problems, including delayed medical care, at VA facilities across the country.During a news...
Delegation: Shinseki ouster won't solve VA issues

JUNEAU - Members of Alaska's congressional delegation said the resignation of U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki alone won't solve the problems within the beleaguered VA system.Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Democratic...
My Turn: Clear the way for changes at VA

...Last week, I joined the American Legion in calling for the resignation of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Gen. Eric Shinseki. This was not an easy decision. Secretary Shinseki has served America honorably for decades, but given the scandalous...
Our veterans deserve the very best

...continues to search for workable solutions to providing medical services to our vets in our state. I brought VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to Alaska to see firsthand the challenges of providing services to vets in remote Alaska. A benefit of this visit...
State Briefs

...officer in charge of a ceremony Monday recognizing the new headgear. On Oct. 17, 2000, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Eric Shinseki made the black beret the standard headgear for everyone in the Army. But because an enormous amount of orders needed...
Alaska universities partner with VA to improve GI Bill

...the VA, and we are grateful so many schools are joining us as partners in this unprecedented effort," VA Secretary Eric Shinseki said. The Yellow Ribbon Program, a provision of the new Post-9/11 GI Bill, funds tuition expenses that exceed...
Treat Alaska vets in Alaska if possible

...achieving the change in chemotherapy policy, Murkowski this year elicited a pledge from Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki and his deputy that they'd examine the $4 billion a year budget used now to buy civilian health care for covered...
Mental health treatment delays hurt veterans

...reach out for help, we need to knock down every potential barrier to care."Last week, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki said the department will add 1,600 mental-health clinicians, including nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists...
Medal of Honor recipient criticizes war planning particular its military leaders, have handled more recent wars. He writes that the Army chief of staff, Gen. Eric Shinseki, was right to tell Congress in 2003 that the Iraq operation would require hundreds of thousands more troops than the...


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