Alabama military veterans http://apr.org en Roby Upset By Central Ala. VA Records Problem http://apr.org/post/roby-upset-central-ala-va-records-problem <p></p><p>U.S. Rep. Martha Roby says the latest report on the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System is consistent with what she's been hearing about phony medical practices and the Veterans Administration inspectors not being aggressive about complaints.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:56:50 +0000 The Associated Press 54508 at http://apr.org Roby Upset By Central Ala. VA Records Problem Montgomery VA Among Longest Waits For New Patients http://apr.org/post/montgomery-va-among-longest-waits-new-patients <p></p><p>Veterans Administration statistics show medical facilities in Montgomery and Tuskegee have some of the nation's longest waits for new patients.</p><p>The numbers show VA centers in central Alabama have an average wait time for new patients of 75 days. That's seventh-worst nationally.</p><p>Delays are shorter elsewhere in Alabama. The average wait in Tuscaloosa is 47 days, and the Birmingham VA has an average wait of 31 days for new patients.</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 21:05:38 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 53551 at http://apr.org Montgomery VA Among Longest Waits For New Patients Ala Promoting Ministry to Veterans http://apr.org/post/ala-promoting-ministry-veterans <p>The state of Alabama is promoting the idea of using faith-based ministries to help military veterans.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Volunteer Service is joining other groups in sponsoring a seminar to help pastors, clergy and other faith leaders reach out to veterans.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Alabama has more than 400,000 veterans, and at least 4,000 of them are affected by post-traumatic stress syndrome. As many as 5 percent of them are believed to be contemplating suicide.<br> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 13:26:48 +0000 The Associated Press 34450 at http://apr.org Ala Promoting Ministry to Veterans