Linda F. Hersey

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Linda F. Hersey is a veterans reporter based in Washington, D.C. She previously covered the Navy and Marine Corps at Inside Washington Publishers. She also was a government reporter at the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in Alaska, where she reported on the military, economy and congressional delegation.

Community vet centers cited for failing to assess veterans at high risk for suicide

Community counseling agencies — known as vet centers — with a mission to help troubled veterans are failing to assess and document suicide risks consistently for clients experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder, depression or military sexual trauma, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Inspector General.

Transgender veterans sue VA to cover gender-affirming surgeries

The Transgender American Veterans Association is asking a federal appeals court judge to compel the VA to render a decision on the nonprofit’s 2016 request to reverse a regulation that excludes gender-affirming surgeries from the care that the VA provides.

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