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VA IN VIOLATION OF FY2015 OMNIBUS BILL
SD Congressional Delegation sends letter to Sec. McDonald questioning validity of VA's claims that no decision has been made in face of inclusion of plans to decommission Hot Springs in FY2016 budget submission.



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SEC. MCDONALD RESPONDS TO INVITATION TO HOT SPRINGS: WILL NOT EVEN "CONSIDER" HOT SPRINGS VISIT UNTIL EIS PROCESS IS DONE



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"MYSTERY IN HOT SPRINGS"
Read the Article from American Legion Magazine, the official magazine of the American Legion.

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Click here to read online.


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Dept of VA Responds to Questions by House Committee on Veterans Affairs; Save the VA had provided answers to the same questions to the Committee in a separate response before VA did.

Click here for the VA's response to questions.
Click here for Save the VA's response


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FIELD HEARING A MAJOR SUCCESS IN FIGHT TO SAVE HOT SPRINGS VA; VA BLACK HILLS PANEL "VERBALLY SPANKED" BY HOUSE COMMITTEE ON VA


Media Coverage:
Black Hills FOX
KELO Land
South Dakota Public Broadcasting
KCSR - Chadrad
Rapid City Journal
KSFY
Hot Springs Star
KOTA Territory News 10:00


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Save the VA: Year Two
Where we are & how far we've come toward rescuing a National Treasure for the future of caring for our nation's heroes.


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"REVEILLE IN HOT SPRINGS"


Author Mary Ellen Goulet's book "Reveille in Hot Springs: The Battle to Save Our VA" is available through Amazon.com or at Black Hills Books & Treasures.

"Reveille in Hot Springs" is a compelling read from cover to cover, culled from a year and a half of taking testimonials from veterans who have been treated at the Hot Springs VA. The original testimonials were sent to Washington, D.C. along with Save the VA's counter-proposal and this book represents only a sampling of the thousands of men & women who served our country. From WWII to OIF/OEF, the voices of the veterans echo one sentiment: Protect our VA.

Kirkus Reviews called "Reveille in Hot Springs" an "infuriating, stinging rebuke to politicians who leave returning soldiers to their own devices" and that "Readers may come away from this collection believing that the government should be cloning it [the Hot Springs VA] in every state."


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 Save the VA is an organization based in Hot Springs, South Dakota, dedicated to protecting the legacy of the 107-year old Battle Mountain Sanitarium National Historic Landmark VA Medical Center & Domiciliary in our community, which has been threatened with closure by VA administrators.

Battle Mountain Sanitarium was the first and only of the original National Soldier's Homes built for the short term healthcare needs of Civil War veterans instead of a retirement home, and is therefore the precursor to the entire Department of Veterans Affairs. The Hot Springs VA has been modified and updated throughout a century to care for America's veterans, becoming renowned for its successful PTSD & Substance abuse treatment facility in a beautiful, calm, and healing rural environment in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

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Save The VA's War Chest
Stands At:
$19,523.05 as of 10/2/2014


If you would like to contribute to Save the VA financially, please contact our treasurer Scott Haden at (605) 745-4140.

              Mailing address:

               Save the VA Campaign
               P.O. Box 851
               Hot Springs, SD 57747

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The Save the VA Executive Committee currently consists of 15 primary members. They are, in alphabetical order: Don Ackerman, Bryan Brewer, Amanda Campbell, Don De Vries, Barb Fetters, Justin Gausman, Rich Gross, Scott Haden, Stu Marty, Karen Meston, Bob Nelson, Ray Palmer, Bruce Rampelberg, and Pat Russell.

 
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