Patricia Kime,

Patricia Kime

Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Patricia:

Speed, Blind Spots Cited as Contributing Factors in Deadly Accident Involving Coast Guard Cutter

The captain of the San Juan-based cutter Winslow Griesser was permanently relieved last month. → Read More

5 New Genetic Diagnostic Tests to Be Covered by Tricare

The DoD's laboratory-developed test pilot program has been extended for five years. → Read More

Missteps by Staff at the St. Louis VA Faulted in Veteran's In-Hospital Suicide

An investigation into the 2021 death of Kenneth Hagans found that nurses failed to check on him for more than two hours. → Read More

An Army Couple Had Their Daughter at a Military Hospital. Then the Collections Calls Started for $600,000.

Missteps by Womack Army Medical Center and Tricare landed a Fort Liberty couple in collections. → Read More

New VA Gender Affirmation Surgery Policy Sitting on Secretary's Desk

VA Secretary Denis McDonough said that the issue rests with him. → Read More

Former CEO of Tech School Receives 5-Year Sentence in Largest Post-9/11 GI Bill Fraud Case

The Justice Department worked with the VA Office of Inspector General and the Education Service of the Veterans Benefits Administration to investigate the case. → Read More

Supreme Court Accepts GI Bill Case That Could Affect 1.7 Million Veterans

The high court announced it has granted a petition to hear a case involving a veteran who sought benefits under two different education programs. → Read More

VA Unveils Team to Study Racial Disparities in Benefit Payouts to Veterans

The new council and office were created in response to a presidential order to address racial disparities and support historically underserved minorities across the federal government. → Read More

Icebreakers, Pay Raise, New Cutters: House Adds $430M to Coast Guard Budget

The extra money would go to purchase the four additional ships, which are meant to boost the Coast Guard's operations in the Indo-Pacific region. → Read More

Coast Guard Temporarily Relieves Commanding Officer of Sector North Carolina

A spokesman for the Coast Guard's Fifth District said an administrative investigation is ongoing. → Read More

Veterans Can Now Use VA Info Line to Report Sexual Assault, Harassment

The call center will be available around the clock, officials said. → Read More

1,000 More Pearl Harbor Area Residents Join Lawsuit over Red Hill Fuel Spill

A deadline is approaching for residents of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, to file a claim under the Federal Tort Claims Act. → Read More

VA Police Officers Are Getting Body and Dashboard Cameras After Death of George Floyd

The new policy complies with an executive order signed last year designed to improve transparency in federal law enforcement agencies and promote equitable, effective law enforcement. → Read More

Staffing Shortages Hit Naval Hospital Okinawa, Causing Chaos for Expecting Moms

The Defense Health Agency said last week that service will continue for labor and delivery, but Air Force leaders say staffing shortages are dire. → Read More

New Online VA Travel Reimbursement Program Is Failing Veterans, Inspector General Finds

The Department of Veterans Affairs introduced a new program to ensure all payments are made properly, but the system is not meeting its goals, according to the VA's watchdog. → Read More

Troops in Navy, Marine Corps Barracks Guaranteed Right to Healthy, Safe Housing

In the past month, the sea services have rolled out new rights for personnel living in unaccompanied officer and enlisted housing. → Read More

Here's What Biden's New Executive Order Will Do for Military Spouses

The directive seeks to expand spousal preference for federal government employment and design policies to standardize telework or remote opportunities. → Read More

Horse-Drawn Funerals at Arlington Suspended Until Mid-2024

The time is needed, officials say, to "reset" the program, which has more than half its horses in rehabilitation. → Read More

Conservative Group Launches Website to Help Vets Find Health Care Outside of VA

Officials with Concerned Veterans for America say the nongovernmental site is needed to fill a void in the Department of Veterans Affairs' online offerings. → Read More

VA Lost More than $3.5 Billion in Misplaced Spending in Fiscal 2022

The amount is down from the previous two years but is still nearly quadruple the amount in fiscal 2019. → Read More