Quil Lawrence

BBC

Quil Lawrence appears in the following:

VA Will Try Again To Make Its Health Records Compatible With Pentagon's

Friday, September 21, 2018

The VA is now set to spend $10 billion over the next 10 years adopting the Pentagon's system for electronic health records, but it's not clear who is in charge of the effort.

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Murder Trial Of Blackwater Guard Ends In Mistrial

Friday, September 14, 2018

Eleven years after Blackwater security guards killed more than a dozen civilians in Iraq, the retrial of one of the defendants ended in a mistrial. A court decides Friday whether he will be retried.

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A Vet's Suicide Pushes The VA To Do Better

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Former Army Sgt. John Toombs was thrown out of the residential drug treatment program at a Veterans Affairs center and then killed himself.

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VA Hospital Aims To Do Better After Veteran's Suicide

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Every day in this country about 20 military veterans die by suicide. The majority of those were not getting treatment from the VA, which suggests the VA needs to get more veterans in the door.

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Why The Number Of U.S. Visas Being Granted To Afghan And Iraqi Allies Are Down

Friday, August 24, 2018

During the many years U.S. troops have been fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, locals have served as interpreters and other capacities at considerable risk to themselves and their families. Many have been allowed to immigrate to the U.S., but the Trump administration has greatly reduced those numbers.

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An Iraq Veteran, Heroin Addict, Bank Robber And Debut Novelist

Monday, August 13, 2018

Nico Walker is currently in federal prison for bank robbery. That's given him plenty of time to write his semi-autobiographical novel Cherry, which has received glowing advance reviews.

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Robert Wilkie Sworn In As Secretary Of Veterans Affairs

Monday, July 30, 2018

President Trump swore in the new Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Robert Wilkie. The VA has been without a chief executive for four months since the president fired Secretary David Shulkin.

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North Korea Turns Over 55 Boxes Of Possible Remains Of U.S. Serviceman

Friday, July 27, 2018

North Korea turned over 55 boxes containing, in the words of the Pentagon, "possible remains of missing DoD personnel" from the Korean War. The remains will arrive in Hawaii next week for forensic analysis.

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Trump Faces Friendly Crowd At VFW Convention

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

President Trump received an ovation when he told the assembled veterans that remains of U.S. Korean War dead would soon be repatriated from North Korea.

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Senate Confirms Pentagon Official To Head Veterans Affairs Department

Monday, July 23, 2018

Robert Wilkie inherits a VA that is undertaking ambitious changes in the next year. The department has been in turmoil since Trump sacked his first VA secretary in March.

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Trump's Uncontroversial VA Pick Sails Through Confirmation Hearing

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

President Trump fired his first VA secretary, and his first nominee withdrew. His next pick, Robert Wilkie, is a veteran and a seasoned Washington official.

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Robert Wilkie, Trump's Nominee To Lead VA, Has Relatively Smooth Confirmation Hearing

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Robert Wilkie, President Trump's nominee to be secretary of Veterans Affairs, appears before the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs on Wednesday for his confirmation hearing.

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What To Know About Trump's VA Secretary Nominee Robert Wilkie

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Pentagon official Robert Wilkie has his confirmation hearing Wednesday before the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs. He's President Trump's pick to lead the VA.

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News Brief: Primaries Roundup, VA Secretary Hearing, War In Syria

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

National progressives scored a major coup over the Democratic establishment on Tuesday night in one of several primaries. Also, Liz Sly of The Washington Post discusses the war in Syria.

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ICE Drops Deportation Threat Against Chinese Student Joining U.S. Army

Friday, June 15, 2018

The immigrants were brought into the military — which offers a track to citizenship — because they provide hard-to-find skills and languages. A slow-moving vetting program had put their visas at risk.

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North Korea To Help Identify, Return Remains Of U.S. Troops From Korean War

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed to begin the work of repatriating the remains of fallen Americans from the Korean War.

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Trump Wins Pledge From Kim To Return Remains Of Americans From Korean War

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

One of the four key points agreed between President Trump and Kim Jong Un is to help repatriate the remains of Americans killed in action during the Korean War.

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Noncitizens Recruited For An Army Program Are At Risk For Deportation

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

A Chinese national who joined the U.S. Army is facing deportation before he has a chance to gain citizenship through military service. His lawyer says he'll face reprisals if he is returned to China.

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Marine Corps' Top General Joins Ramadan Meal

Friday, June 08, 2018

Gen. Robert Neller, commandant of the Marine Corps, joined a Baltimore-area mosque for Iftar, the evening meal during Ramadan which breaks each day's fast. He was the guest of a Muslim Marine vet.

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More Vets Who Are Coping With PTSD From Sexual Assaults Get Honorable Discharges

Friday, June 01, 2018

Heath Phillips is one of those getting an upgrade once thought impossible. He had accepted a lesser discharge to avoid court-martial with "no clue" it would cut him off from jobs and veterans' aid.

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