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Veterans Benefits Information

‘Total Pandemonium’: What Went Wrong at a Veterans’ Home Where 76 Died

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An independent report on the coronavirus outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home describes “the opposite of infection control,” as administrators combined wards of infected and uninfected patients.

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The V.A. Made Me Vomit. And That Was a Good Thing.

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After suffering from sleeplessness and anxiety for months, I finally saw a psychiatrist. I became so relaxed so quickly that I passed out.

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Trump’s Actions Rattle the Military World: ‘I Can’t Support the Man’

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The president’s threat to use troops against largely peaceful protesters, as well as other attempts to politicize the military, have unsettled a number of current and former members and their families.

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Delroy Lindo on ‘Da 5 Bloods’ and Playing a Trump Supporter

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The actor says he had to “get my head around” the Vietnam vet character he plays in the Spike Lee drama. He also explains why he’s leaving “The Good Fight.”

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‘A Slap in the Face’: Black Veterans on Bases Named for Confederates

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President Trump has vowed to block efforts to remove Confederate names from military bases.

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Did you know?

The issuance or replacement of military service medals, awards and decorations must be requested in writing.

Requests should be submitted in writing to the appropriate military service branch division of the NPRC. Standard form (SF 180), available through the VA, is recommended to submit your request. Generally, there is no charge for medal or award replacements. For more information, or for the mailing address of the military branch office to submit your request to, call 1-86-NARA-NARA (1-866-272-6272) or visit the NPRC website at www.archives.gov