Senate Adds 3 Illnesses to List of Agent Orange Presumptive Diseases in NDAA

The Senate has overwhelmingly approved a proposal that would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to add three illnesses — bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, and Parkinson’s symptoms — to the list of conditions that authorities presume are linked to Agent Orange exposure in Vietnam. AUSN applauds this major new development, which is one step closer to…

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VA Increasing Nursing Staff, Bulk Ordering COVID-19 Supplies: Wilkie

The VA has been managing the COVID-19 crisis aggressively by increasing nursing staff, making preparations for a fall resurgence, and taking other preventive measures to keep Veterans safe during the pandemic, Department of Veterans Affairs Sec. Robert Wilkie said during a phone call with Military and Veteran Service Organizations (MSO/VSO). A total of 28,000 Veterans…

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