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Augusta VA reports more adverse incidents in care

...wait times for veterans initially showed that 26 Augusta veterans waited at least 90 days for an appointment and that...appointments.The latest figures released Thursday show 63 Augusta veterans now wait at least 90 days and only one new enrollee...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-18/augusta-va-reports-more-adve
Augusta veterans turn to Rep. John Barrow to get Veterans Affairs disability benefits

...repaired an abnormally large vein that had formed in the Augusta veteran's scrotum, but Grant, 69, now says the swelling...There are too many veterans getting the runaround."Augusta veteran Ollie Washington, 63, said he his working on his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-03/augusta-veterans-turn-rep-jo
Augusta veteran fears disability benefits may be revoked

The VA has reopened Jesus Martinez's claim after 17 years and is "strongly encouraging" the Vietnam veteran to send any information and evidence in support of his disability.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-13/augusta-veteran-fears-disabi
New PTSD report documents known lapses in veteran care

...memory that led to more than 35 years of post-traumatic stress from his short-lived service in the Air Force.The Augusta veteran has had nightmares and flashbacks of a head-on vehicle collision he witnessed outside the Upper Heyford Royal Air...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-20/new-ptsd-report-documents-kn
Augusta veteran receives mortgage-free home

...Michael McKinney and his family have always lived with change and instability.That is, until Friday, when the Augusta veteran and his mother, Velma Folkes, a two-time cancer survivor, became the first people in Georgia to receive a mortgage-free...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-23/augusta-veteran-receives-mort
Augusta veterans to tour plants, get job info

Veterans with the Augusta Warrior Project will visit local manufacturing faciltiies Wednesday to learn about job opportunities.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-03-11/augusta-vet
Purple Heart caps Augusta Veterans Day ceremony

Fort Gordon commanders on Monday awarded a Purple Heart to a local Army veteran who survived a Korean War hand grenade blast.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-11-11/purple-heart-caps-augusta-vet
As war ends, exhibit captures veterans struggles

...learned in the military, and at times, he battles with post-traumatic stress disorder.However, thanks to the Augusta Veteran Curation Program, a national effort founded to give former members of the military marketable job skills and work...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-10-22/war-ends-exhibit-captures-vet
Shutdown jeopardizes long-term veteran payments

...Jimmy Lamb served in Vietnam, Egypt and Jordan under the Army motto, "This we'll defend."But lately, the Augusta veteran is feeling ashamed of the nation he once swore to protect.Because of an ongoing dispute between Congress and President...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-10-14/shutdown-jeopardizes-long-ter
PTSD, addiction, lack of jobs feed homelessness among Augusta veterans

More than 300 military veterans live homeless on Augusta's streets, in nearby woods or under bridges.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-08-17/ptsd-addiction-lack-jobs-feed