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Rick Perry's concern for veterans sparks effort to reshape nation's healthcarehttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Rick-Perry's-concern-for-veterans-sparks-effort-to-reshape-nation's-healthcare.aspx2/20/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleRick Perry's concern for veterans sparks effort to reshape nation's healthcareWASHINGTON EXAMINER --- Energy Secretary Rick Perry is big on coal, natural gas and nuclear energy, but he also has a passion for veterans that he wants to use to change the face of U.S. healthcare.
New blood culture ID system improves care for veteranshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/New-blood-culture-ID-system-improves-care-for-veterans.aspx2/20/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleNew blood culture ID system improves care for veteransVANTAGE POINT --- VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) doctors recently rolled out a new method to detect infectious agents in Veterans’ blood - the newly-acquired BioFire Blood Culture Identification system.
Yountville receives low-water advisory for Rector Reservoir; officials concerned but not ready to order conservationhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Yountville-receives-low-water-advisory-for-Rector-Reservoir;-officials-concerned-but-not-ready-to-order-conservation-.aspx2/19/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleYountville receives low-water advisory for Rector Reservoir; officials concerned but not ready to order conservationNAPA VALLEY REGISTER --- A reservoir supplying Yountville and the nearby Veterans Home of California may be running low despite the end of a lengthy statewide drought, town officials said Monday, citing an advisory from state water authorities.
Veterans groups rally behind David Shulkinhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Veterans-groups-rally-behind-David-Shulkin.aspx2/19/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleVeterans groups rally behind David ShulkinSTARS AND STRIPES --- Major veterans organizations are reinforcing their support for Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin amid internal strife at the agency that emerged following findings of ethical violations last week.
The knives are out for VA Secretary Shulkinhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/The-knives-are-out-for-VA-Secretary-Shulkin.aspx2/19/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleThe knives are out for VA Secretary ShulkinTASK & PURPOSE --- It’s been a tumultuous week for the Department of Veterans Affairs, after a scathing inspector general report surfaced detailing abuses and errors in VA Secretary David Shulkin’s 10-day trip to Europe last summer.
Who is in charge at the Department of Veterans Affairs?https://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Who-is-in-charge-at-the-Department-of-Veterans-Affairs.aspx2/18/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleWho is in charge at the Department of Veterans Affairs?MILITARY TIMES --- After a week of scandal and internal turmoil at the Department of Veterans Affairs, veterans groups and agency employees enter this work week wondering exactly who is in charge of the nearly $200 billion bureaucracy.
Lawmakers ask Park Service to stop harassing vets visiting war memorialshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Lawmakers-ask-Park-Service-to-stop-harassing-vets-visiting-war-memorials.aspx2/17/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleLawmakers ask Park Service to stop harassing vets visiting war memorialsMILITARY TIMES --- Lawmakers want promises from the National Park Service that veterans can take pictures at war memorials without getting harassed over permit issues.
VA secretary David Shulkin's chief of staff retiring amid travel report findingshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/VA-secretary-David-Shulkin's-chief-of-staff-retiring-amid-travel-report-findings.aspx2/16/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleVA secretary David Shulkin's chief of staff retiring amid travel report findingsUSA TODAY --- The third most senior official at the Department of Veterans Affairs is stepping down amid findings she misled ethics officials to secure approval for VA Secretary David Shulkin’s wife to accompany him on taxpayer-funded trip to Europe.
Statement by VA Press Secretary Curt Cashour on departure of VA Chief of Staffhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Statement-by-VA-Press-Secretary-Curt-Cashour-on-departure-of-VA-Chief-of-Staff.aspx2/16/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleStatement by VA Press Secretary Curt Cashour on departure of VA Chief of StaffVA.GOV --- Today VA announced that the department’s Chief of Staff Vivieca Wright Simpson has elected to retire following the release of a VA Inspector General investigation on Wednesday.
VA chief of staff Vivieca Wright Simpson resigns after damning IG reporthttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/VA-chief-of-staff-Vivieca-Wright-Simpson-resigns-after-damning-IG-report.aspx2/16/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleVA chief of staff Vivieca Wright Simpson resigns after damning IG reportSTARS AND STRIPES --- After two days of turmoil within the Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Chief of Staff Vivieca Wright Simpson called VA Secretary David Shulkin on Friday morning and informed him she was retiring.

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