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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-12-30/trying-to-help
News
A veteran reflects on the American military

...give them. Yet my understanding is that many veterans are not getting a timely response to their claims by the Veterans Administration. My impression is the VA is several years behind in doing their job. About 4 years ago I filed a claim with...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-08-29/letters-to-the-editor
Letters
Begich back in town

...touched on a two-year budgeting plan to do more for those that have served this country. "We don't want the (Veterans Administration) shoveling paper back and forth; we want them providing services." Begich said he wants to introduce Alaska...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/041709/new_288015022.shtml
Air Force veteran hits bumpy air: Lack of communication leads to lack of needed health care

Things will be different this time for a Kenai area veteran seeking health care through the Veterans Administration. That's the word from the Alaska VA Health Care System public affairs spokeswoman. "I'll double check to see what's going...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/090809/new_488899850.shtml
D.C. delegation visits central peninsula

...was Carolyn Apostolou, the professional staff member on the subcommittee that handles appropriations for the Veterans Administration. "We specifically set this up so she could hear first-hand what is going on," Sutherland said. The staffers...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/081100/new_0811000003.shtml
Prognosis good for medical field

...hospital but also on the central peninsula, the new Kenai Public Health Center opened last summer, the federal Veterans Administration opened a clinic in the fall and Bridges Community Resources Network helped launch the nonprofit Central Peninsula...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/030202/bus_econ02bus005.shtml
Business
Reader asks: Veterans are second-class citizens?

...seniors. Concerned, I e-mailed the Congressman on his vote and his reply in part was, ?Currently, the Veterans Administration (VA) drug plan covers 1,300 drugs while the Medicare drug benefit covers 4,300 drugs. H.R. 4 mirrors...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/032207/letters_20070322005.shtml
Letters
Veterans' poppy programs kick off: VFW, Legion drives support veterans needing medical help, rehabilitation

...and helps pay travel expenses for veterans who need assistance getting to medical appointments, whether at the Veterans Administration hospitals in Anchorage or at Elmendorf Air Force Base or in Seattle. She said the Legion collects an average...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/050709/new_437390721.shtml
It is an economic must: Health reform will boost economy, address Alaska priorities

...believe they should be able to go to any nearby health provider without preauthorization and be covered by the Veterans Administration. This is particularly important to veterans who live in rural areas and often are quite far from VA hospitals...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/061609/ope_351336289.shtml
Just a knee-jerk reaction?: Trying to determine if the Army knows its left from its right

...When I went to sign up for the G.I. Bill so I could attend night school and get my college degree, the Veterans Administration representative asked if I wanted to claim any other benefits. After telling him about the knee injury, he said...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/090207/oped_3661.shtml

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