Content Tagged 'VA'

President Obama Announces Exec. Actions to Improve Vet Care
Tuesday, at the American Legion Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, President Barack Obama announced new executive actions to help improve mental healthcare for veterans and their families. Video Video
Biloxi VA Director Transferred to Jackson Pending Investigation
The Department of Veterans Affairs is in the limelight again this week as President Barack Obama announced Tuesday he will be issuing 19 executive actions to help improve the quality of life for our veterans. Video Video
Palazzo Hears From Local Veterans at Forums
Congressman Steven Palazzo, (MS-4), this week hosted a series of veterans forums and resource fairs for South Mississippi veterans seeking assistance.
Palazzo Hears Healthcare Grievances from Local Veterans
Sparks flew as friendly fire was exchanged between Congressman Steven Palazzo and veterans at Tuesday’s forum in Biloxi to discuss healthcare. Video Video
Some Veterans Tell Positive Stories of VA
It wasn't all bad news at Congressman Palazzo's veterans’ forum Tuesday morning. Video Video
Lawmakers Work on Deal in Washington to Improve Veteran Care
A deal in Washington would allot $17 billion to overhaul the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. Video Video
Coast Responds to Resignation of VA Secretary Shinseki
Pressure from politicians from both parties forced Veterans Affairs Secretary, Eric Shinseki, to resign Friday morning. Video Video
Local Veterans Concerned About Inadequate Healthcare
Recent controversies involving the Department of Veterans Affairs has shed light on issues local veterans face. Video Video
Palazzo Shares Plans to Improve Veteran Healthcare on Coast
Monday, U.S. Congressman, Steven Palazzo, spoke with News 25 about what he plans to do to help offset veterans' health care concerns here on the Coast. Video Video
Wicker Statement on the Resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today made the following statement after President Obama announced he had accepted the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki.
Palazzo Comments on VA Secretary Shinseki Resignation
Congressman Steven Palazzo, (MS-4), released the following statement Friday in response to the resignation of Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.
Palazzo Says Shinseki Should be First to Step Aside
New report confirms systemic failures in Veterans Affairs health care delivery.
VA Vets Center VA2VETS Outreach Campaign Continues through June
Department of Veterans Affairs Vet Center staff members across the region (Biloxi, Miss., Mobile, Ala., and Pensacola and Okaloosa County, Fla.) along with their Mobile Vet Center outreach vehicle, will offer their free readjustment counseling services to interested Veterans and active duty throughout the region during the month of June.
Palazzo Criticizes Recent VA Scandal
VA hospitals across the nation have come under scrutiny for alleged mismanagement, including falsified records and delayed care that has led to some veterans' deaths. Video Video
Gulf Coast VA’s Outreach Show Set to Air on April 22nd
Through support from sponsors in the Pensacola community, the Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System will begin its outreach show on BLAB TV/48 WFBD at 7:30 p.m. on April 22nd.
Biloxi VA Nurse Managers Garner National Recognition
Two nurse managers in the Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System’s Acute Care Inpatient services received national-level recognition for their support for employees who also serve in the National Guard and Reserve forces of the U.S. military.
VA Hosts VA2K Walk to Support Homeless Veterans
The Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System hosted a VA2K walk Wednesday morning to encourage healthy activity while supporting homeless veterans with donated items. Video Video
Wicker Supports ‘Hire More Heroes Act’
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., has cosponsored the “Hire More Heroes Act,” a bill that would give businesses an added incentive to employ veterans or active military personnel who are covered under TRICARE or the VA because they would not have to count them toward Obamacare’s employer mandate.
Pensacola Vet Center’s VA2VETS Outreach Campaign Continues
The Pensacola Vet Center staff, along with their Mobile Vet Center outreach vehicle, will offer their free readjustment counseling services to interested Veterans through a series of events that are scheduled along the Gulf Coast in April.
Gulfport VA / Centennial Plaza District Receives Historical Registry Designation
Centennial Plaza, LLC and the Gulfport Redevelopment Commission (GRC) announced today that the Gulfport Veterans Administration Medical Center Historic District has been entered in The National Register of Historic Places.
VA Hosts Fish Fry to Benefit Gulfport Fire Department
When the Gulfport Fire Department wasn't busy responding to calls Friday, they were helping serve food at a fish fry. Video Video
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