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Volunteers Build Ramps for Disabled Veterans

A group of volunteers is helping 15 disabled vets by making their homes more accessible – they’re building ramps.

09/26/2014

The John Cochran VA Medical Center. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Town Hall Meeting to Address Veterans Care Issues

The meeting is at 10 a.m. at the Robert Young Federal Building, at Tucker and Spruce downtown.

09/12/2014

The John Cochran VA Medical Center. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

VA Works to Improve Response Time for St. Louis Patients

The VA is hiring more staff to improve its patient capacity, and adding a fleet of 11 vans to shuttle in patients from outlying towns.

08/29/2014

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

VA Reform Bill Receives Mixed Reviews from Veterans

Veterans are voicing skepticism about the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reform bill signed into law by President Barack Obama.

08/08/2014

Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

McCaskill Confident VA Benefits Package Will Be Finalized Before August Recess

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill says she’s sure Congress will be able to finalize the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs benefits package before Congress recesses in August.

07/30/2014

Attendees to the Foreign Wars National Convention at America's Center listen as U.S. Vice President Jow Biden delivers his remarks at America's Center in St. Louis on July 21, 2014. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Acting VA Secretary: VA Needs a Behavior Correction

Acting VA secretary Sloan Gibson addressed the Veterans of Foreign Wars conference downtown.

07/22/2014

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Task Force Finishes Work Assisting St. Louis Veterans with VA Complaints

Deputy director of claims for the American Legion’s national office Zachary Hearn says the Saint Louis crisis center helped about 175 veterans get medical appointments or file disability claims during the week.

07/18/2014

The John Cochran VA Medical Center. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

VA Whistleblower Says He Was Told He Was ‘Spending Too Much Time with Veterans’

Former Head of Psychiatry at the John Cochran Medical Center Dr. Jose Mathews testified before the Veterans Affairs Committee last night.

07/09/2014

Photo: Getty/Chip Somodevilla

Woman Charged with Stealing Dead Mother’s Checks

A St. Charles County woman has been charged in federal court with cashing her dead mother’s checks from the federal Department of Veterans Affairs for eight years.

06/27/2014

The John Cochran VA Medical Center. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

VA: 1,400 Patients in St. Louis Were Never Seen

The VA on Monday released details of an audit of 731 VA hospitals and outpatient clinics.

06/09/2014

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