Veterans

Congress wants answers as disabled vets' caregivers say VA stripping benefits

Army Sgt. George Wilmot’s Humvee flipped down the side of a mountain when he tried to escape a burst of small-arms fire, while serving in Iraq in 2009. He sustained numerous injuries – including traumatic brain and nerve damage – and later was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.<p>Wilmot's …

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Hero soldier who stood on land mine in Afghanistan and lost his leg reveals: "It didn’t hurt at the time"

<b>On September 6, 2006, paratrooper, Corporal Stuart Pearson lost his left leg when the Parachute Regiment of the 3rd Battalion was marooned into an</b> …

The New Commander-in-Chief Discusses How He's Rebuilding Military That 'Was Not Proud at All'

President Donald Trump campaigned heavily on promises to the men and women of the United States military.<p>Less than a month into his presidency, Trump …

Motorcycle club takes wounded IDF veterans on tour of J'lem

Twenty wounded Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers and veterans went for a motorcycle tour of Jerusalem last Friday thanks to Belev Echad, which …

Israel

Australians honour diggers at Anzac Day dawn service ceremonies (Yahoo7 News)

Thousands of people have turned out to dawn services across Australia to commemorate the Gallipoli landing 102 years ago.

Australian News

Welcome veterans into Aust life: VC winner

One of Australia's most decorated war heroes has urged Australians to welcome veterans into jobs and society as well as mark their war …

38,000 people attend Anzac Dawn Service at War Memorial in Canberra

Braving the morning cold and spitting rain, as many as 38,000 visitors gathered at the Australian War Memorial to commemorate Anzac Day on …

Military History

Witch-hunts and surveillance: the hidden lives of queer people in the military

Last year, I interviewed a man who had joined the Royal Australian Navy aged 19 in 1967, as Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War escalated. He …

LGBTQ

Here’s How Woman Marines Are Standing Up For Their Rights While Serving Their Country

When most of us think about the military, fashion is usually the first thing that comes to mind. But for thousands of women on active duty, the military is so much more. With their sisters in arms in the Navy getting maternal leave benefits last year, the women of the Marine Corps have taken it …

Brit + Co

Road work creates lane closures at Williams, Veterans boulevards

Road work in Kenner will create alternating lane closures on northbound Williams Boulevard and westbound Veterans Memorial Boulevard (map) beginning …

New Orleans

Michael Mann & Michael De Luca Set Miniseries On Mark Bowden Tet Offensive Book ‘Hue 1968’

<b>EXCLUSIVE</b>: Michael Mann and Michael De Luca have acquired rights to <i>Hue 1968</i>, and they will shape as an event eight- to 10-hour miniseries Mark …

Movies

New generation among Sydney Anzac service

As thousands stood still in the heart of Sydney at dawn, a new generation of Anzac veterans was dotted among an ageing core.<p>Afghanistan veteran …

Australian News

Is The Afghan War Going To Be Another Vietnam For The U.S.?

Rachel Martin talks to Chris Kolenda, a former senior adviser to the Defense Department, about the failures of the U.S. military strategy in Afghanistan, and how it risks becoming another Vietnam.

NPR

Vietnam veteran wins pension for PTSD after 15-year legal battle

"I'm starting to feel a bit young again," Victor Uyeda said.<p>The Sydneysider and Vietnam veteran, 65, has spent decades in the grip of post-traumatic …

Vietnam Veterans

Infantry soldier’s story reveals gaps in Canadian Forces’ inquiry system

Grant Palmer had a special Mother’s Day planned for his wife, Anita Cenerini. He organized a weekend in Thunder Bay with all her children: three-year-old Jacob, the youngest, who lived with the couple in Winnipeg; Michelle, who was finishing her last year of high school in Marathon, Ont.; and …

Compassion

MET Orchestra performs for military veterans at NYC hospital

A group of military veterans got a healthy dose of music Monday — courtesy of the MET Orchestra.

New York City

'We thought we'd be treated differently': Indigenous soldiers still fighting for recognition

This year, for the first time, Indigenous soldiers will lead the national Anzac Day march. Advocates say it is an overdue acknowledgement, after …

Military History

Vandals trash Victorian war memorial on Anzac Day eve

Members of the RSL woke to find 'War is Murder' and an anarchy symbol spray- painted in red on the memorial on the eve of Anzac Day.<p>'It's disgusting …

History

Donald Trump awards veteran Purple Heart, says "congratulations" and "tremendous job"

President Donald Trump, a man who secured five separate deferments during the Vietnam War, paid a visit on Saturday to Sgt. First Class Alvaro …

Veterans score major victory in Los Angeles

Justice was again served last week against the Veterans Administration — specifically, its LA office, which once again got slapped down in its …

David Shulkin

Navy SEAL charged in child porn, assault cases

A U.S. Navy SEAL raped an unconscious woman in Virginia, kept images of child porn involving sex with animals on his phone and may have filmed his own sexual assault of a sleeping girl, authorities alleged in recently unsealed federal charges.<p>SEAL Team 1 Petty Officer 1st Class Gregory Kyle …

Misogyny

Army Hopes to Entice Doctors to the Battlefield

Before aspiring medical school students venture off on careers at hospitals, Army leaders hope to entice them to bring their critical life-saving …

Medical School

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While thousands of Clevelanders were at Quicken Loans Arena on Sunday for the Game 4 Official Road Game Watch Party, <i>presented by Bud Light</i>, the …

Veterans Health Administration

Anzac Day 2017: The mystery of a lost Digger's identity solved by military sleuth

<b>Villers-Bretonneux, France:</b> Under sombre skies, a lost Digger who lay in an unmarked grave for almost a century has been given a name at last, thanks …

Brisbane

Young veterans step up for Anzac Day march

Younger RSL members are being encouraged to attend Anzac Day marches across NSW as the number of older WWII veterans dwindles.<p>About 100 WWII diggers …

Australian News

Vietnam refuses to lift Anzac memorial ban

In the humid pre-dawn light across Southeast Asia thousands will gather Tuesday at memorials marking Anzac Day.<p>But Australian officials say Vietnam …

World History

Fusiliers young and old march proudly through Newcastle to celebrate St George's Day

They marched from Fenham Barracks to Eldon Square before parading up Northumberland Street to the sounds of The Blaydon Races

England

Queenslanders turn out to remember fallen

The veterans are fewer in number each year and yet the crowds get bigger and bigger.<p>More than 100 years on from Gallipoli, RSL Queensland president …

David Cameron

Veterans Anzac spirit worry: psychologist Tavis Watt

- AAP<p>As veterans gather to mark Anzac Day a Melbourne army psychologist says some will question whether they are worthy of the Anzac legacy.<p>Close<p>Stop …

Terrorism

War veterans: Confessions of a Japanese kamikaze pilot, Nazi officer, Russian war hero and more...

Photographer Sasha Maslov has tracked down more than 100 Second World War veterans over the last decade - and has travelled around the world to photograph them at home. Among his subjects are a Japanese pilot who was recruited at just 14, a German officer who risked execution by his own country to …

Military History