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VA Releases Updated List Identifying Agent Orange Sites Outside of Vietnam

Sedona AZ – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released in January 2020 an updated Department of Defense (DoD) list of locations outside of Vietnam where tactical herbicides were used, tested, or stored by the United States military. ”DoD will continue to be responsive to the needs of our interagency partners in all matters related to taking care of both current and former service... 

Yavapai County Courts Honoring Those Who Served

Sedona AZ (October 30, 2018) – With Veterans Day around the corner, we as a community will pause to honor those men and women who answered their call to duty. This Veterans Day we must ensure that our gratitude is carried to all those that served, including those members that continue to struggle with day-to-day life. Research has shown that one in five post 9/11 veterans struggle with post-traumatic... 

2018 National Veterans Golden Age Games in New Mexico

Sedona AZ (April 2, 2018) – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will begin accepting applications today from Veterans interested in competing in the 2018 National Veterans Golden Age Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico, August 3-8, 2018. Veterans ages 55 and older who are eligible for VA health care benefits may complete applications online through May 2 at www.veteransgoldenagegames.va.gov. “The... 

New Shingles Vaccine

Sedona AZ (March 31, 2018) – A new shingles vaccine is rolling out across the Military Health System, and health care experts say it’s a game changer. The vaccine, Shingrix, is recommended for healthy adults 50 and older to prevent shingles, a painful skin rash that can have debilitating long-term effects for older people. “Who’s at risk for getting shingles? Anyone who’s had the chickenpox,”... 

VA National Cemeteries Offer Pre-Need Eligibility Determinations

In honor and memory of the veterans and civilian men, women and children who died during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Hawaii, December 7, 1942, a day that will live in infamy. Sedona AZ (December 7, 2016) –  The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced it now provides eligibility determinations for interment in a VA national cemetery prior to the time of need. Through the... 

Not Every GI is a Joe

Sedona AZ (June 3, 2016) – There’s been a lot of chatter out in the “mediasphere” lately about women’s health care at VA. Being an employee not just of VA, but of the Veterans Health Administration, my ears perk up a bit when I catch wind of such content, and get a bit of a sting when it has less than positive overtones. Recently, sitting at home, watching Gangster Squad with my wife,... 

KSB Honoree John Cornelius True Patriot

Sedona AZ (February 20, 2016) – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor: Dear Editor, I hope you will publish this comment and the attached photo of Keep Sedona Beautiful honoree John Cornelius (pictured in the second row of photos on the far right).   I got to know John in 2012 and had many discussions with him over the years about his contributions to veterans and his participation... 

BPO Elks Pledge Four Million to End Veteran Homelessness

Sedona AZ (October 14, 2015) – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is strengthening community and non-profit partnerships to better serve Veterans. The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America (BPO Elks) today announced that it has committed $4 million over a 4-year period to help end Veteran homelessness. This partnership and pledge embodies the mission of... 

New Rules for Service Animals in VA Facilities

Sedona AZ (August 17, 2015) – Today the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has revised its regulation regarding the presence of animals on VA property. The updated regulation will ensure VA practices remain consistent with applicable federal law. It will also assist individuals entering VA facilities in developing a clear and consistent understanding of the criteria governing... 

Helping Your Provider Understand Military Culture

Sedona AZ (July 14, 2015) – A new online course helps private clinicians understand Veteran terminology and issues. The Veterans Choice Program is making it easier for thousands of Veterans to receive their health care from providers outside of the VA system. Many community providers are not trained or experienced in treating this unique Veteran patient community. To make it easier for health... 
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