Landmark court decision extends Agent Orange presumption to veterans who served in ‘territorial waters’ of Vietnam
Early yesterday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit struck down the VA’s policy o...
Congress takes steps to expand burn pit research efforts
Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are becoming increasingly concerned that exposure to...
Procopio: Agent Orange and the blue water Navy
On December 7, 2018, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is scheduled to hear oral ar...
Burn Pits and the VA: The Impact of the Department of Labor’s Landry Decision on Disability Claims Pending Before VA
For the first time, a federal agency recognized that exposure to burn pits used at a US military ...
Will VA Appeals Reform Reduce Wait Times for Veterans?
There is no denying that the VA appeals process is in need of reform. As of 2016, veterans wait, ...
VA drags its feet on expanding Agent Orange Presumptive List
In order to prevail on a claim for VA disability benefits, a veteran must be able to demonstrate ...
When the Veterans Health Administration commits medical negligence
While many of us think of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as a single entity, its functio...
Through the VA’s looking glass: Are you a veteran?
The word veteran means a lot of things to a lot of different people. Growing up, I never gave muc...
Report from Government Accountability Office addresses the VA’s backlog bogeyman
The backlog. The backlog of pending claims for veterans’ disability benefits has become th...
The right of veterans to choose their own advocates
The United States government provides a panoply of entitlement programs for its citizens, many of...
The Staab Case: The tension between Congressional mandate and funding of veterans’ benefits
On a Friday afternoon in late February, the US Department of Veterans Affairs filed a motion with...
Filing a claim for PTSD: The basics
As a former rating specialist for the US Department of Veterans Affairs, I can tell you first han...
Valor under fire: Small group of American troops repelled terrorist attack in Kenya (Graphic Images)2
Early reports indicate the F-35 may have dominated the dog-fighting in this year’s first Red Flag exercises3
1911: A Delta Force workhorse4
NASA just got its first Navy SEAL Sniper: Meet Lt. Jonny Kim
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