(Josie Norris/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)Alex lays down on his owner Army Spc. Alec Alcoser as the pair reunite at Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. Alcoser was a military dog handler who suffered a traumatic brain injury and his dog lost a leg after they were hit by the blast of a suicide bomber in Afghanistan Aug. 5. Currently, Alcoser is receiving care at the VA's polytrauma unit, while Alex is rehabilitating at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.(Josie Norris/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)

Suicide prevention — Taking veteran care from good to great

We need to continue to build on technological improvements and ensure they are deployed at every VA facility. That is how the care every veteran deserves…

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115th Mobile Public Affairs Deta/Sgt. Jennifer LenaPfc. Michael Roberts and Pvt. Nicholas Brown, cavalry scouts for Charlie Troop, 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry Regiment navigate rough eastern Washington terrain on foot while conducting dismounted zone reconnaissance training at the Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Wash., June 25, 2019. The training is part of a large-scale exercise known as eXportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC), which focuses on improving individual and team skillsets, decision making, equipment familiarization, and deployment readiness. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jennifer Lena, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Army to increase maximum re-enlistment bonus

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Army’s issuing new maximum bonus amounts, aimed at encouraging soldiers to sign up for longer enlistments.

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House VA Committee chair calls for agencywide stand-down to address veteran suicide

In today’s Federal Newscast, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.), the head of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, wants all hands on deck to address veteran suicide.

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California Democrat Mark Takano is chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee

House passes nine bills proposed by the Veterans Affairs Committee

The House passed nine bills covering a variety of matters from suicide prevention to education offered up by the Veterans Affairs Committee.

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