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Shulkin to VFW: We want Veterans to get the right care at the right place

In his remarks, Shulkin spoke on the five key priorities he has identified to transform VA. The first of those five priorities is to give Veterans greater choice.

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10 things to know about the Veterans Choice Program

The Veterans Choice Program is a benefit that allows eligible Veterans to receive health care from a community provider rather than waiting for a VA appointment or traveling to a VA facility.

[VIDEO] British soldier thanks American GIs who rescued him

British soldier George Edmund Brown, from Liverpool, England, was assigned to First King’s Regiment and was wounded in action in Korea in 1953. Last week, he met VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin, who presented him with a challenge coin.

 

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VETERAN OF THE WEEK

This week we honor

Army Veteran Yeiichi “Kelly” Kuwayama.

For over a year after Pearl Harbor, Japanese Americans were not allowed to enlist in the military. But Kelly had been drafted long before December 7, 1941, so he was in a kind of limbo: part of the armed forces but not allowed to fight.


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