VETERANS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/VETERANS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) New Mexico VA leaders got bonuses amid complaints http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58518147-68/mexico-veterans-bonuses-physicians.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58518147-68/mexico-veterans-bonuses-physicians.html.csp">New Mexico VA leaders got bonuses amid complaints</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-13T22:50:25.546-06:00">Updated Oct 13, 2014 10:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Albuquerque, N.M. • Five top administrators in the Veterans Affairs health care system in New Mexico received more than $24,000 in bonuses in 2013 despite complaints from veterans about lapses and delays in care. Documents obtained by The Associated Press through a Freedom of Information request show the director of the New Mexico system collected more than $8,700 in 2013. Nearly 100 other employees — from emergency-room doctors to surgeons — shared more than $2.4 million in performance pay las...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585181472014-10-13T22:50:25.546-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-13T22:50:25.546-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58518147@www.sltrib.com Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:50:25 MDT Letter: Not voting dishonors veterans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58508560-82/veterans-voting-dishonors-flag.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58508560-82/veterans-voting-dishonors-flag.html.csp">Letter: Not voting dishonors veterans</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-10T16:05:24.08-06:00">Updated Oct 10, 2014 04:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As veterans, we are indeed grateful for the show of appreciation you present to us by flying the flag on Veterans’ Day, Armed Forces day and the like. And we do enjoy the “welcome home” you offer us. Yet, in one major area, you dishonor us and the hundreds of thousands of us who have died, who fought so you would have your rights as an American kept intact. Many of us spent years doing our duty for you. And how do you repay us? By not even taking a half-hour out of your “busy schedule” to exerci...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58508560@www.sltrib.com Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:05:24 MDT Obama dedicates memorial honoring wounded veterans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58489883-68/memorial-veterans-obama-war.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58489883-68/memorial-veterans-obama-war.html.csp">Obama dedicates memorial honoring wounded veterans</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KEN THOMAS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-05T20:55:52.512-06:00">Updated Oct 5, 2014 08:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama paid tribute to disabled U.S. veterans on Sunday, pointing to the dedication of a new memorial honoring those severely injured in war as a symbol of the nation’s perseverance and character. Obama marked the opening of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, which honors disabled veterans both living and deceased from conflicts throughout the nation’s history. The president said the memorial would commemorate two centuries of Americans who have stepp...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584898832014-10-05T20:55:52.512-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-05T20:55:52.512-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58489883@www.sltrib.com Sun, 05 Oct 2014 20:55:52 MDT Report: Services for female veterans fall short http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58450652-68/veterans-female-report-likely.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58450652-68/veterans-female-report-likely.html.csp">Report: Services for female veterans fall short</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW DALY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-24T11:09:02.085-06:00">Updated Sep 24, 2014 11:09AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Veterans Affairs Department and other government agencies are not doing enough to help women who served in the military, even as their number is rising dramatically, according to a new report. The report, released Wednesday by the Disabled American Veterans, identified serious gender gaps in virtually every program serving veterans, including health care, job training, finance, housing, social issues and combatting sexual assault. The advocacy group’s report blamed most of the d...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584506522014-09-24T11:09:02.085-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-24T11:09:02.085-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58450652@www.sltrib.com Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:09:02 MDT Utah vets honored in visit to WWII Memorial http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58432762-90/war-memorial-veterans-honor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58432762-90/war-memorial-veterans-honor.html.csp">Utah vets honored in visit to WWII Memorial</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-21T09:36:26.054-06:00">Updated Sep 21, 2014 09:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Nearly 70 yearsand thousands of miles removed, Benny Benson of Murray sat beside a fountain at the World War II Memorial in Washington on Friday pondering the difference between the calm, inspiring monuments and the devastation he saw after America dropped an atomic bomb in Hiroshima. “I don’t want another war,” said Benson, 95, a former Air Force pilot who flew a B-17 bomber as part of the support team for the first atomic bombing. It was an honor, he said, to be among fellow WWII...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58432762@www.sltrib.com Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:36:26 MDT Veteran town hall scheduled in Salt Lake City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58428624-90/lake-meeting-questions-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58428624-90/lake-meeting-questions-salt.html.csp">Veteran town hall scheduled in Salt Lake City</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Nate Carlisle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T09:32:02.717-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 09:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Veterans and their families can ask questions or express concerns during a town hall meeting scheduled for Friday. The meeting will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wahlen Medical Center, 500 Foothill Drive in Salt Lake City. Wahlen director Steven Young will take questions as will personnel from Veterans Affairs benefit programs. ncarlisle@sltrib.com Twitter: @natecarlisle</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58428624@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:32:02 MDT Tribune Photo of the Day - September 10, 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/58400576-227/nationalguard-korea-koreanwar-capitol.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/58400576-227/nationalguard-korea-koreanwar-capitol.html.csp">Tribune Photo of the Day - September 10, 2014</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T22:46:03.311-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 10:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune The Utah National Guard posts the colors during the ceremony. One hundred eighty one Korean War veterans were presented with a medal from the government of The Republic of Korea and recognized for their service, Wednesday, September 10, 2014 in the Utah Capitol rotunda. Read more</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58400576@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 22:46:03 MDT South Korea honors war veterans from Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58352953-90/veterans-korean-war-medals.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58352953-90/veterans-korean-war-medals.html.csp">South Korea honors war veterans from Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By nate carlisle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T21:47:48.592-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 09:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Milo Morrill spent all of 1953 in South Korea as a sergeant in the U.S. Army. Morrill died in 1999. Had he lived longer, his widow, Darlene Morrill, said Wednesday, he would have wanted to go back. “He said he would have loved to go back and see the people,” Darlene Morrill, 80, said. Milo Morrill was among 181 Korean War veterans who — in person or posthumously — received recognition from the South Korean government Wednesday in a ceremony in the Capitol rotunda. The veterans received the Re...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58352953@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:47:48 MDT New V.A. chief: Veterans agency too complicated http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58390670-68/veterans-mcdonald-care-report.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58390670-68/veterans-mcdonald-care-report.html.csp">New V.A. chief: Veterans agency too complicated</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW DALY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T19:44:02.268-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 07:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Veterans Affairs Department with its 14 different password-protected websites is too complicated for most veterans to navigate, new Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald said Monday as he promised to make it easier for veterans to get disability benefits, health care, job training and other services. The VA must “put veterans at the center of everything we do,” he said. McDonald took over the agency in late July after former VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned amid a polit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583906702014-09-08T19:44:02.268-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-08T19:44:02.268-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58390670@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19:44:02 MDT Investigators: Shoddy care by VA didn’t cause Phoenix deaths http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58339400-68/veterans-care-report-phoenix.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58339400-68/veterans-care-report-phoenix.html.csp">Investigators: Shoddy care by VA didn’t cause Phoenix deaths</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T20:13:02.6-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 08:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found widespread problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix. Investigators uncovered large-scale improprieties in the way VA hospitals and clinics across the nation have been scheduling veterans for appointments, according to a report released Tuesday by the VA’s Office of Inspector General. The report said workers falsified waitlists while th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583394002014-08-26T20:13:02.6-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T20:13:02.6-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58339400@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:13:02 MDT Obama vows justice in murder of American journalist http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58338792-68/obama-veterans-president-care.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58338792-68/obama-veterans-president-care.html.csp">Obama vows justice in murder of American journalist</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM KUHNHENN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T18:35:21.668-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 06:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Charlotte, N.C. • President Barack Obama says “America does not forget” and is vowing justice for the murder of an American journalist. The president said the country continues to grieve James Foley, killed last week by Islamic State militants. Obama called the killers “barbaric terrorists.” He signaled that a response may take some time. He said — quote — “Rooting out a cancer like ISIL won’t be easy and it won’t be quick.” But he said America is patient and “justice will be done.” THIS IS A BR...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583387922014-08-26T18:35:21.668-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T18:35:21.668-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58338792@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:35:21 MDT