April 26, 2013 in The Daily Republic
All of America’s veterans should feel welcomed at VA facilities, and that makes a display of confederate flags inappropriate, said Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D.
April 25, 2013 in The Daily Republic
HOT SPRINGS (AP) Confederate flags are flying again at a southwestern South Dakota veterans hospital, upsetting two patients who first complained about the flags and then say officials allowed them to complete a hospital program early.
March 13, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
“Poor Ike,” Harry Truman is said to have famously mused as he sat at his Oval Office desk and thought about Dwight Eisenhower, the legendary five-star general who was about to succeed him as president. “It won’t be a bit like the army. He’ll sit here and he’ll say, ‘Do this!’ ‘Do that!’ And nothing will happen.” Continue Reading
February 5, 2013 in The Daily Republic
In Pine Ridge for example, veterans worry that without access to the Hot Springs VA they will have to rely on the already overburdened Indian Health Service.
January 29, 2013 in The Daily Republic
RAPID CITY (AP) Supporters of keeping Veterans Affairs medical facilities open in Hot Springs have made their case directly to the agency’s head.
January 26, 2013 in The Daily Republic
WASHINGTON, D.C. South Dakota’s four top officials, along with a Nebraska senator, will present a united front next week on keeping a Veteran Administration hospital and other facilities fully open in Hot Springs. Continue Reading
June 16, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki recently announced the department would add approximately 1,600 mental health clinicians as well as nearly 300 support staff to its existing workforce. VA estimates that 7 additional clinicians and 2 support personnel will be hired to support mental health operations at the St. Cloud VA. Recruitment for those positions is underway.