In May 1945, the Red Army, or more specifically soldiers of the 3rd Ukrainian Front and the 1st Byelorussian Front raised the red banner over the Reichstag in the centre of Berlin and brought the European theatre of ww2 to a close.
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.
__________ 30 April, 2015, Catherine Cullen, CBC News Veterans advocate says let doctors decide on medical marijuana Veterans Affairs and Canadian military differ over the use of prescription pot As the federal government tries to come up with a pot policy for military veterans, one medical marijuana user has some advice: don’t limit how much prescription […]
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.
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.
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.
A new documentary called ‘Thank You for Your Service’ sheds light on challenges military veterans face after years of intense training and war. William Rodriguez lived it.
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.
Trumpsters Hate on U.S. Veteran Who Works with Soldier’s Best Friend, which provides and trains service and therapeutic dogs
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.
Latvian veterans of Waffen-SS units and their supporters have celebrated Legion Day, an unofficial holiday honoring Nazi collaborators during WWII, with marches through downtown Riga, Latvia’s capital.
VA is looking for congressional action on more than 100 legislative proposals, and 40 of them are new this year. Perhaps most notably, the department is looking for help to fix the Veterans Choice Program, which both Congress and the VA acknowledge is largely broken.
The Department of Veterans Affairs confirmed Monday that it failed to contact tens of thousands of the more than 800,000 veterans who have applications for health care pending, nearly 300,000 of whom died before getting a resolution.
Top officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs will meet this week with leaders from several leading veterans’ service organizations, seeking common ground on a legislative proposal that would overhaul the appeals process for veterans’ compensation claims.
A former Air Force officer chosen to fix the VA’s problem-plagued suicide hotline has been running other agency phone banks that have a poor record of service, dropping as many as one in five calls from veterans, according to internal data provided to USA TODAY.
A veteran and a civilian in a room together. They don’t know each other, and the non-veteran just listens.
The U.S. Air Force veteran said he gained great skills in the military, but had a hard time translating them to the private sector.
So, a cost of living increase wasn’t justifiable for we peons of the private sector masses, but it was perfectly okay for our bloated bureaucratic workers nursing at the government teat in Washington.
The VA Maine Healthcare System is calling attention to a newly formed network of organizations working to share information about veterans’ services.
There are multiple copies and even traveling versions of the wall. This increases access, but does it dilute the meaning of the monument?
UCLA staff and faculty members who are military veterans will be able to receive walk-in counseling under a pilot program the Staff and Faculty Counseling Center launched early February.
By Christopher B. Kuch, PhD for Veterans Today Freedom is a great word that Americans love to use. But only a select few are willing to give 24/7 for years to protect and give their limbs and lives for it. Yes, our police and fire personnel are on the front lines at home, but overseas […]
Scott Murphy is from Maynard. He was in the Army for four years and served 15 months in Iraq in 2007. Kenneth MacIntosh is from Melrose.
“They literally followed me into the toilets…”
The state is on the verge of hiring a director to oversee its veterans’ affairs division, though some veterans say what they really need is someone to work directly with them and help them get the benefits they’re entitled to.
Promising to take care of military veterans is an easy win for presidential candidates.