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Delays at Alaska VA clinics are shorter than US average

JUNEAU - Average wait times for veterans seeking appointments at four Veterans Administration facilities in Alaska were below the national average, according to VA data for September through February.The figures, which...
Check for $1 is too little, too late

...came to Juneau. They moved to the capital city from Wrangell after selling everything they owned to be near the Veterans Administration Clinic.When Melody received her Permanent Fund Dividend in October, she bought them a modestly sized flat-screen...
Alaska Native military service recognized

...Paul Marks said.Tens of thousands of Native people have served in each American war and Marks said the Veterans Administration estimates more than 24,000 Native men and women are currently serving in the armed forces across the world...
This is just a drill

...have offices in the federal building, as does the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Department of Justice, the Veterans Administration, Social Security Administration and the Government Services Administration.The child care center at the building...
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Letter: Feigned outrage and finger pointing

...issues voter. As most Americans, and especially as a disabled veteran, I am apoplectic about the news that some Veterans Administration hospitals are not meeting the standard of care that veterans earned and deserve. It is an outrage and people...
My Turn: Veterans care is improving in Alaska

As a retired National Guard member and Veterans Administration employee, I believe that health care for veterans...result of an innovative partnership between the Veterans Administration, Indian Health Service, and other government...
Today in history

...overturned on a technicality.)In 1930, President Herbert Hoover signed an executive order establishing the Veterans Administration (later the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs).In 1949, the U.S. Senate ratified the North Atlantic...
My Turn: Ryan budget means harsh cuts for Alaskans

...of veterans use Medicare, compared to 14 percent of the general population. Many use Medicaid to supplement Veterans Administration benefits as well. A VoteVets press release concluded, "These proposals are draconian, cruel, and unfair...
Trying to help others

...committing suicide at the rate of one every 80 minutes," Bowen said, quoting statistics from a January 2013 Veterans Administration report on the subject. "Statewide, it's a lot less than that."There are about 74,000 veterans in Alaska...
Otto Whitfield Jr

...Juneau in 1966, where he and Verma remained to this day. Otto worked for 16 years in federal service with the Veterans Administration, National Marine Fisheries and Alaska Power Administration. He also worked in State Government for 6 years...


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