Veterans

A Deadly Parasite May Be Killing Vietnam Veterans

(HERALD, W.Va.) — A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet …

Department of Veterans Affairs

Report: Military personnel reassigned following Trump's Asia trip

<b>(CNN) —</b> Allegations that multiple US service members had "improper contact" with foreign women while on the President's Asia tour have spurred an investigation and led to their reassignment, The Washington Post reports, attributing the information to officials familiar with the situation.<p>The Post …

Donald Trump

Second Judge Blocks Trump’s Transgender Ban in the Military

WASHINGTON — A second federal judge blocked the Trump administration’s proposed ban on transgender troops Tuesday, saying President Trump’s announcement of the ban in a series of tweets this summer was “capricious, arbitrary, and unqualified.”<p>In a preliminary injunction, Judge Marvin J. Garbis of …

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U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial rehabilitation

Two U.S. Marines inspect the work done so far to the Iwo Jima Marine Corps War Memorial during a news conference in Arlington, Va. Philanthropist David Rubenstein, co-CEO of the Carlyle Group, donated $5.37Êmillion to refurbish the Marine Corps War Memorial. The National Parks Service expects to …

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Messenger: Leaked state report finds numerous problems at St. Louis Veterans Home

Missouri's state-run veterans homes have a distinction that separates them from other skilled nursing home providers — and not in a good way.<p>“They …

Department of Veterans Affairs

Telehealth policy changes mean big revenue opportunities for hospitals

Telemedicine is becoming increasingly popular as the financial benefits for providers who offer it come to light. And new policy changes in …

Health Care

How Congress Keeps Its Sexual Harassment Hush Money Secret

Amid the cascade of sexual harassment allegations ignited by <i>The New York Times</i>' exposé of Harvey Weinstein, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) told MSNBC …

John Conyers

Trump's choice for HHS secretary made millions off pharma

<b>AZAR MADE MILLIONS OFF PHARMA —</b> HHS secretary nominee Alex Azar made nearly $2 million in his last year atop drug giant Eli Lilly’s U.S. arm before leaving in January. But since his departure, he’s continued to rake in the industry money, POLITICO's Adam Cancryn reports.<p>— <b>Looking at his lucrative</b> …

Health Care

War medals lost at Salvos store returned to WA veteran's family

War medals which were mistakenly left in a Salvation Army donation bin have been returned to the family of the airman who was awarded them for his …

Australian Defence Force

From Soldier to Scholar

Kevin Burke wasn’t ready for college coming out of high school. Not mature enough, not dedicated to his studies. And there was the lingering trauma …

Education

Vietnam Veterans from Springfield honored for service at Gillette Stadium (photos)

When the Kraft family and the New England Patriots Foundation hosted more than 60 Vietnam War veterans during a special ceremony at Gillette Stadium …

Joe Cardona

On their Thanksgiving-week day off, several Jets players were involved in the community on Tuesday. Josh McCown and Demario Davis served as opposing coaches in a flag football game for military service members at the Ft. Hamilton Army Base in Brooklyn. In Harlem, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Quincy Enunwa and ex-Jet Erik Coleman served a Thanksgiving dinner to 400+ at the Food Bank's Community Kitchen and Food Pantry of West Harlem.

On their Thanksgiving-week day off, several Jets players were involved in the community on Tuesday. Josh McCown and Demario Davis served as opposing …

Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Proposal would create a new vets insurance program, bypassing VA

WASHINGTON — A Colorado lawmaker on Tuesday introduced legislation to create an veterans health insurance program to allow them to skip the …

Health Care

NYU Engineering School Launches Startup Incubator for Military Veterans

Helping veterans transition to civilian life might be the program’s greatest benefit<p>After Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Marvin Avilez didn’t hesitate: He booked a direct flight down from New York City. While he had no game plan and no place to stay, he hoped the ensuing relief effort might …

Startups

Veteran laid to rest with military honors thanks to kindness of strangers

<b>by:</b> Updated: Nov 21, 2017 - 9:35 AM<p>Loading...<p><b>COLUMBIA, S.C.</b> - He gave 11 years of his life to serve our country, now our country gave Sgt. Gregory …

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Vietnam veteran reunited with missing service dog

More than a week after his service dog ran away, a Vietnam veteran and his best furry friend have been reunited.

Upstate South Carolina

World War II Army veteran's belongings returned to relatives

- Wanda Hadden and Linda Strayhan are sisters from Denton. They have been on a mission tracing their ancestors.<p>“I enjoy finding out where my great …

European History

Veterans Day troops to teachers

Each year our school hosts a Veterans Day assembly and breakfast. After this year’s assembly, a number of students shared how they were surprised and …

Veterans Day

Apprenticeship program aims to assist veterans' transition into civilian life

For the men and women serving in the U.S. military, the transition to civilian life can be a battle of its own.<p>A pilot apprenticeship program sponsored by The Associated Builders and Contractors starting next year at Fort Drum in New York, home of the Army's 10th Mountain Division, looks to take …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Veterans Choice in need of bold reforms

With the exception of Alaska, no other state boasts more veterans per capita than Montana. But as I have personally experienced and many veterans in …

Montana

"Thank you guys for giving me a little bit more of my life back" - Michael Flamion

1 of 16<p>1<p>Buy Now<p>Home for paralyzed police officer dedicated in Ballwin<p>Robert Cohen<br>• 48 min ago<p>A line of Patriot Guard Riders line the driveway during …

Policing

New Jersey Devils and the United Heroes League

NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 11: Kyle Palmieri<p>November 11th was Veterans Day and I thought this month was the perfect time to talk about hockey, the New …

NHL

'May 30, 7:51pm. It happened. My God, my boy. My beautiful boy' - US Vice President Joe Biden

How ironic that the bookends of Biden's happy-warrior political career are the deaths of his first wife and one-year-old daughter in a car accident …

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New York City Announces Veterans And Active Military Service Members Are Now Protected From Discrimi

<b>The new law makes it illegal for employers, landlords, and providers of public accommodations to discriminate against veterans and active military</b> …

Rights & Freedoms

Cutting GI education bill will impact thousands of veterans

Members of Congress like to use the term “heroes” on a routine basis when describing veterans. So it is shocking to discover that behind the scenes …

Second US judge halts Trump ban on transgender troops

Filed under: News, US, LGBTQ<p>Nov 21 (Reuters) - A second federal judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, ruling that the prohibition likely amounted to unconstitutional discrimination.<p>Read more...<p>Permalink | Email this | …

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Homeless Vet Dies on the Street with No Family to Lay Him to Rest - That's When High Schoolers Step In

When a homeless Army veteran died recently on the streets of Boston, students from a local high school stepped in to ensure that the man received a …

Conservative View

Army Veteran Hopes Firefighter Age Rules Will be Changed

A veteran home from serving his country is looking at a new career, but he found out his age could get in the way of that. Now, he's on a crusade to …

Adopt

Jets' McCown, Davis coach military squads in flag football

Josh McCown has some big-time red, white and blue bragging rights on Demario Davis.<p>The New York Jets teammates put their pads aside and served as …

Entertainment

How Marijuana Helps PTSD Patients? Cannabis Effectively Combat ‘Learned Fear,’ Experts Say

Recognizing the benefits of cannabis in successfully combating post-traumatic stress disorder, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Saturday …

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