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Delays at Alaska VA facilities 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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-09/delays-at-alaska-va-facilities-are-s
News
VFW Post #10046 reaches out to more Vets

...from the Spanish American War. The purpose was to provide services to veterans before there ever was a federal Veterans Administration (VA). Alaska is proud to have the largest per capita population of veterans in the United States. On the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dispatch/2015-01-05/vfw-post-10046-reaches-out-to-mo
Dispatch
What others say: Government should work to restore national trust

...Barack Obama and his administration certainly contributed to confidence levels diminishing. The failures of the Veterans Administration and its inability to properly take care of American veterans was certainly an eye-opener. The uncovering of...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-01-11/what-others-say-government-should
Opinion
Cal Thomas: The VA, the NHS and choice

...cover-ups and other acts of malfeasance reported at Veterans Administration hospitals in the United States: first express...Abraham Lincoln, which is the motto of the Veterans Administration, must always be uppermost in our minds...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-05-24/cal-thomas-the-va-the-nhs-and-cho
Opinion
Patricia Ann Lawlor Lavelle

...She was named Iowa School Nurse of the Year in 1949. After graduating from nursing school, she worked for the Veterans Administration in St. Louis, and earned her private pilot's license. After St. Louis, she became a partner in the Wilton...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000173610271
Nation has broken its promise to veterans

...marching by. I'm talking about what you will do, now that you know that your veterans are left to die by the Veterans Administration. I'm talking about the neglected ones, those who grasp at empty promises that they will be cared for promptly...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-05-25/nation-has-broken-its-pro
Letters
Classes provide help with health care enrollment process

...the Affordable Care Act marketplace, Wegener said the two also guide people through Denali Care, Medicare and Veterans Administration benefits that may be available. "There's a fear factor that's a part of insurance and especially for people...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-11-15
News
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
Anthrax threats inundating state and local officials

JUNEAU (AP) -- A Veterans Administration clinic is cleared for several hours after an anthrax threat is received. A passenger jet is kept on the ground overnight after...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/101601/ala_101601alapm0090001.shtml

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