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Local veteran dies while disputing VA diagnosis

...months-long wait times for veterans to receive health care.The scandal caused then-Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki, a five-year member of President Barack Obama's cabinet, to resign soon afterward.Messerschmidt said in the...
Empire Editorial: Begich did more than enough to keep his seat

...others in the nation's capital got to know it better, too.In 2009, Begich brought former Secretary of the Army Eric Shinseki to Nome so he could witness firsthand the challenges Alaska's rural veterans face. Not long afterward, an agreement...
War, Murkowski topics in Senate debate

...for health care. He criticized Begich for not joining him and others in calling for the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki. Shinseki resigned amid growing pressure earlier this year.Both Begich and Murkowski, Alaska's senior senator...
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...
Juneau Vet: VA breaking the rules

...facing similar hardships.Still, he doesn't believe the problems rest only with ousted Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki."They need to clean house with management and leadership," he said. "That's the only way the problem is going...
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...
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...
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...


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