On Monday, May 30, 2016, more than 2,000 runners and walkers of all ages will honor the soldiers and veterans in their lives at the 6th Annual New Directions for Veterans Memorial Day 5K Run/Walk.
At first glance, the National Vietnam Veterans Foundation is a roaring success. According to its tax filings, the charity has received more than $29 million in donations from generous Americans from 2010 to 2014 for what it calls on its website “aiding, supporting and benefiting America’s veterans and their families.”
Greg Andre is hurting. His niece just passed away and due to his health and financial situation he will not be able to travel to attend the funeral. He can’t even afford to send flowers.
Veterans are still waiting to see a doctor. Two years ago, vets were waiting a long time for care at Veterans Affairs clinics.
Two years ago, vets were waiting a long time for care at Veterans Affairs clinics across the country. At one facility in Phoenix, for example, veterans waited an average of 115 days for an appointment.
Two Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) employees were named finalists for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America medal, also known as the Sammies.
Two veterans are building unique shelters in Kansas City to help homeless veterans.
With warm weather here to stay and summer just around the corner, make your backyard the go-to place this season.
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In a strip mall on a dusty street, a group of U.S. military veterans gather. Like any group of old soldiers, they joke, swap stories and keep each others’ spirits up. But they aren’t in Texas or California.
“Iowa is killing younger vets through admissions policies at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown, and what they are doing may be illegal under federal law” says Bob Krause, president of the Veterans National Recovery Center (VNRC), a veterans advocacy and education charity based in Fairfield, Iowa.
Purple Heart recipient helps fellow veterans heal through creative writing in Oklahoma pilot program
Bill O’Pecko titled his story “Just Another Occurrence on the Sahara,” but what was ordinary during in the North African campaign of World War II now would be considered anything but commonplace.
On 15 April 2016 the web site “Ending the Fed” (ETF News) published a “breaking” news item reporting that President Obama had taken $2.6 billion from veterans’ programs and allocated it to assist Syrian refugees:
Agencies are hiring more veterans to the federal workforce than ever before. But veterans and agency managers say they’re confused by veterans preference regulations, because they’re too complex and ambiguous.
Aims Community College students trying to raise awareness about military veteran suicide created a new fundraiser April 22 based on the number 22.
A coalition of local organizations and businesses is working to ensure that the fourth annual North Florida Homeless Veterans Stand Down will make a difference in the lives of homeless veterans.
While the waiting periods for treatment at Veterans Administration facilities aren’t as godawful as they were at one point, that doesn’t make them good.
Twenty more of New Orleans’ homeless military veterans now have a place to call home.
White House officials are pushing Congress to overhaul the appeals process for veterans benefits claims this year, noting the shrinking legislative window and calling the system a disaster.
John Ross had a hard time finding himself without the Navy.
Ross said his first stretch in the service lasted from 1979 to 1984. But when he got out, he started using drugs and alcohol.
Employees and veterans can skip unnecessary credit card fees by using the federal government shopping program powered by PayCheck Direct.
The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is looking into whether a contractor thoroughly reviewed the files of Vietnam veterans who might deserve benefits for illnesses linked to exposure to Agent Orange.
Tens of thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with less-than-honorable discharges, many with physical and mental injuries, were being denied care by the Department of Veterans Affairs, claims a new report by a veterans’ advocacy group.
Joshua Bunn was a rifleman in one of the bloodiest valleys in Afghanistan, where his infantry unit killed hundreds of enemy fighters and lost more comrades than any other battalion in the Marine Corps in 2009.
President Barack Obama has ordered that all American flags in the U.S. be flown at half-staff through Saturday out of respect for the 31 people who were killed Tuesday in the Brussels murderous attack by radical Islamic terrorists. None of the reported dead were Americans.
This is a story buried for over a year finally sent to us by Dr. Preston James. There has been NO investigation.
The unemployment rate for American veterans fell to the lowest level in seven years in 2015, a reflection of an improving jobs market alongside programs to put servicemen and women to work.
“Vets Black Arm Band Day for PTSD” is Wednesday March 23!! “LEAVE NO AMERICAN SOLDIER BEHIND ON THE BATTLEFIELD” was one of the first things I learned when going through Basic Training years ago.
Many of us are aware that veterans commit suicide at an average of 22 per day. We’re appalled by the daunting statistics while at the same time selfishly thankful that it didn’t happen to someone within our family.