Lawmakers could be headed toward a veterans omnibus bill covering a host of health, education and employment issues after House members passed a package of nine veterans-themed measures Tuesday evening.
By Leo Shane III, Military Times The final two Democratic presidential candidates both vowed Thursday not to send combat troops into Iraq and Syria if they become commander-in-chief, but they also hinted that the U.S. deployments in Afghanistan could continue well into the future. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and independent Vermont Sen. Bernie […]
The Baltimore County Council this week unanimously voted for a bill that will protect veterans from discrimination in housing and hiring practices.
Re “The Truth About PTSD” (Op-Ed, Jan. 23), about Sarah Palin’s suggestion that her son’s arrest on a domestic violence charge was somehow tied to post-traumatic stress disorder suffered after his military service in Iraq:
…by Gordon Duff, Senior Editor If a veteran who receives all his medical care from the VA as more and more do each year, needs emergency care, they either go to a VA hospital emergency room, for me that requires driving to another state, or goes local. For all but an elite few, the VA […]
Details of an ambitious plan to revamp the West Los Angeles Veteran Affairs Medical Center were released Thursday, and the revitalization is expected to change lives.
The head of an Iraq and Afghanistan veterans group says they will decline donations from the fundraising event Donald Trump plans to hold Thursday night as he sits out the Republican primary debate.
Erick Foster’s name and heart continues to thrive after he was killed by an insurgent fire in August 2007 through a recently established non-profit organization that reaches out to local veterans.
Twenty-five years after 700,000 U.S. troops fought and won the first Gulf War with remarkably low casualties, research “clearly and consistently” shows that exposure to pesticides and other toxins caused Gulf War Illness, a complex and debilitating disorder that affects as many as 250,000 of those deployed, according to a new report led by a Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researcher.
That’s what one Veteran told us about the appeals process for Veterans’ claims. To better understand how Veterans experience the process – how the process fits into the context of their lives – a group of six researchers spoke at length with 92 Veterans whose service spanned the periods from World War II, Korea and Vietnam, to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Men and women veterans who experienced sexual assault or repeated, threatening sexual harassment while serving in the military are at heightened risk of suicide, according to a recent U.S. study.
Months-long delays for doctors’ appointments at the North Las Vegas VA Medical Center and paperwork snarling veterans’ use of VA “choice cards” to see private physicians were among the complaints House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller heard Wednesday.
A new study shows meditation can help PTSD. Could Islamic meditation be the most effective kind?
even Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home residents – Frank Bryant, Arthur Has No Horse, Paul Hofwolt, Clarence Jerke, Orville Oster, Fred Riedel and Earl Weiss – were honored at a special ceremony that took place simultaneously at the State Home and in the Capitol Rotunda in Pierre, Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 12.
A new program is helping military veterans with disabilities get to important medical appointments with free specialized transportation assistance.
Veterans Administration officials are working on a deal to keep the PainCare medical practice in the Veterans Choice program, officials from both organizations said Thursday.
During his Senate confirmation hearing in July 2014 to head the Department of Veterans Affairs, Robert McDonald pledged to “transform” the vast agency.
Veterans whose struggles with civilian life land them in the criminal court system will have a new alternative to jail time in Johnson County.
…by Gordon Duff, Senior Editor You only have to read the report, not all of it, just a couple of paragraphs. Read all of it and you will get sick. Shensiki was ousted because he cost too much, worked too hard and challenged too many rackets. Time to send in the FBI. The proof is […]
Yes, we already knew that the militia thugs who have seized the Malheur Wildlife Refuge are a bunch of wannabe tough guys who think they have valid reasons for being such monumental asshats
A new bill aims to help homeless veterans receive state aid, if they do not qualify for federal benefits.
The Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved $7 million in funding to help get homeless individuals — particularly women and veterans – – off the street and into housing quickly.
While Americans for the most part, seem enamored by their favorite athletes and treat them like gods, few tributes are paid to those who make all the fortunes of America possible by their service in the military.
Volunteers in Campbell, Ohio began remodeling two apartments on Delmar Avenue on Saturday for veterans that don’t have a home.
Written by Katharine Russ for Veterans Today ANOTHER YEAR OF SAMEOLD, SAMEOLD–As 2015 comes to a close, veterans are still on the “losing end” when it comes to healthcare, housing and Constitutional rights. For decades, each new Administration has proclaimed a debt of gratitude to our veterans and promised supportive medical, education and housing assistance […]
The National Veterans Technical Assistance Center (NVTAC) is hosting the webinar “Serving Women Veterans and Veterans Fleeing Domestic Violence” on Thursday, Jan. 7 at 2:00 pm EST.
North Iowa hosted a five-day thank-you event in August for Vietnam veterans.
In October 2015, NCHV held The Drive to December: Veterans Access to Housing Summit, a training event gathering stakeholders from around the country to address their local challenges in housing homeless veterans.
Christmas in America had been anxious and somber during the four years of World War II. The peril and sacrifice of war was hard to reconcile with memories of the joyfulness of pre-War holidays, and by 1944 many American servicemen and women shared one particular Christmas wish: to be “Home Alive by ’45.”
VA announced today that it plans to propose expanded disability compensation eligibility for Veterans exposed to contaminated drinking water while assigned to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.