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VA reduces disability claims backlog by 44 percent

The Veterans Affairs Department reduced the number of pending disability claims by 267,000 over the last year. Veterans are also waiting 119 days less than they did a year ago for their claims to be processed.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , disability claims backlog , Eric Shinseki , pay and benefits , Bernie Sanders , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 02:56pm EDT

DoD comes up empty-handed in Agent Orange search

Last year the Defense Department spent almost $4 million looking for Agent Orange in South Korea. However, the department didn't find anything. The investigation began after former soldier Steve House claimed he buried Agent Orange there more than 30 years ago.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , DoD , DoD Report , Stars and Stripes

Friday - 01/06/2012, 07:16pm EST

VA tackles Agent Orange backlog

Vietnam veterans with B-cell leukemias, Parkinson's diseases and ischemic heart disease no longer have to prove their illness is the result of their military service.

Tags: Technology , VA , Peter Levin , mngt ,

Wednesday - 03/10/2010, 10:30am EST

Fort Detrick-area cancer cluster proof elusive

A definitive answer about a possible cancer cluster near Fort Detrick failed to emerge following the latest in a series of health department meetings on Monday, despite expectations from those who turned out for the gathering.

Tags: Fort Detrick ,

Wednesday - 01/05/2011, 12:10pm EST

Officials: No health risk from Agent Orange testing

Fort Detrick officials want to reassure the public that 17 pounds of Agent Orange tested between 1944 and 1968 are not a health risk.

Tags: Frederick , Fort Detrick , Army Corps of Engineers

Friday - 11/19/2010, 11:26am EST

Ft. Detrick linked to Agent Orange testing

Army researchers at Fort Detrick tested methods of spraying the dangerous herbicide Agent Orange at various locations outside the fort, a four-year-old report reveals.

Tags: Fort Detrick , Bob Craig , the Gazette

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 06:51pm EDT

Whistleblower: Army translators failed exams

VA issues second contract for Agent Orange claims

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , DoD , Defense , VA , contracting , management , Technology , Mission Essential Personnel , IBM ,

Thursday - 09/09/2010, 08:40am EDT

VA streamlines Agent Orange claims

Veterans exposed to herbicides while serving in Vietnam and other areas will have an easier path to access quality health care and qualify for disability compensation. The VA's Brad Mayes explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , VA , management , health benefits , veterans , Brad Mayes , best practices , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 09/08/2010, 09:31am EDT

Detrick likely exposed man to Agent Orange, V.A. says

Gary Abram receives compensation from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for his military service-connected exposure to Agent Orange, a defoliant used in Vietnam that has since been linked to numerous health problems.

Tags: Gary Abram , Veteran Affairs , Fort Detrick ,

Saturday - 08/07/2010, 12:27pm EDT

Cancer clusters near Fort Detrick investigated

Within a 2-mile radius, more than 400 families have been affected by cancer.

Tags: Randy White , Kristen Renee Foundation , Fort Detrick , cancer , Kristen Hernandez , Michelle Basch

Thursday - 08/05/2010, 08:16am EDT
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