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Congressional Efforts Seek to Improve, Expand Veterans Choice Legislation

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Annual DC ‘Stand Down’ Brings Homeless Veterans Into VA Healthcare’s Fold

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During the Vietnam War, in order to help battle-weary soldiers obtain a moment of reprieve from combat operations, the military held stand downs at secure
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Apology is Only Egotism Wrong Side Out

Apology is Only Egotism Wrong Side Out

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