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Reforming and modernizing VA was the topic as VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin addressed a full house of Veterans at the 73rd American Veterans (AMVETS) National Convention in Norfolk, Virginia, on Wednesday.

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WASHINGTON – Vietnam Veterans of America has filed a lawsuit against the Defense Department, alleging its website containing veterans’ and servicemembers’ records violates privacy rights and leaves them susceptible to fraud.

The site, scra.dmdc.osd.mil, is a searchable database of servicemembers’ active-duty status, intended to be used by banks and other institutions to determine whether a servicemember is on active duty and thus entitled to certain protections under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, such as protection from eviction. But Vietnam Veterans of America contends the website is poorly protected and allows access to “anybody at all, anonymously, for any purpose,” according to a prepared statement from the group. They argue it violates the Privacy Act.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Almost 40,000 veterans are homeless in the United States, and Pennsylvania ranks 8th in the nation, according to 2016 statistics from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

What’s behind these numbers, and what can you do about it?

“We were scared, and all this popping is going on. Everybody thought they were going to die because when you got limbs falling on top of you, you’re hearing machine shooting over top of you, and you’re hearing that loud crack,” U.S. Army Staff Sgt. E6 (Ret.) Paul Reil said.

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WASHINGTON — The Senate unanimously passed legislation Tuesday evening to reform the process veterans use to appeal claims for benefits – a system that now leaves veterans waiting years to receive earned disability compensation and health care.

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By ADAM ARMOUR | Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (Tribune News Service) | Published: July 30, 2017

Glenn Parrish slid a photograph, one of those square prints common before the 1980s, across his kitchen table. In it, a young Asian man in uniform, arms crossed and leaning casually against a refrigerator, smiles at the camera. His grin is bright, happy.

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