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Sen. Blunt to Meet With St. Louis VA Officials

Officials at St. Louis’ John Cochran VA Hospital can expect some tough questions this morning, as Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt meets with them about allegations of inadequate mental health care.


Memorial Day 2014 at Jefferson Barracks. Photo: KMOX/Brett Blume

Local Veterans React to VA Health Care Scandal

On Memorial Day, local military veterans also had the opportunity to discuss the current VA health care scandal with friends and former comrades.


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Salute to Veterans Airshow in Columbia This Weekend

26th annual Salute to Veterans in Columbia, Missouri, this Memorial Day weekend is one of the largest events of its kind.


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

Survey: Missouri Veterans Happy With VA Services

That’s according to a new, unscientific survey of 352 Missouri vets, conducted by Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill.


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Sen. McCaskill: Administration Will Get to Bottom of VA Scandals

With the investigation into problems at the VA hospital in Phoenix now underway, Missouri lawmakers are asking the Obama administration to look at allegations of delays in mental health treatment in St. Louis.


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

Whistleblower Claims Veterans Wait a Month or More for Mental Health Care

Veterans seeking help for mental health problems are being told to wait—sometimes a month or more—before seeing a psychiatrist at the VA medical center in St. Louis.


Korean War veterans salute during opening ceremonies of the Veterans Day parade at Soldiers Memorial in downtown St. Louis on November 10, 2012. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Local Veterans Happy with VA System Despite Phoenix Hospital Scandal

While the outrage continues over the secret waiting list at the VA Hospital in Phoenix, local veterans are apparently happy with the treatment they’re getting from the VA facilities in the St. Louis area.



Group Sends Veterans to Visit National War Memorials

Since their inception in 2009, Honor Flight has flown more than 1,000 local veterans up to D.C.


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Veterans Campus Planned in Columbia

The campus would offer 29 temporary beds for veterans seeking services from Welcome Home and 25 one-bedroom apartments for veterans who receive housing vouchers from the government.


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Veterans Lottery Ticket

A Missouri House bill would require the state lottery to create a separate lottery ticket to fund veterans’ programs.





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