Wounded Warriors

Tackling her toughest battle yet: a 'broken' VA system

Allison Hickey, a retired brigadier general and one of the highest-ranking women at the Department of Veterans Affairs, was in the first class of female cadets to graduate from the Air Force Academy in 1980. Now she's dealing with the worst scandal in VA history and the double standard and, at times, hostility many female vets say they face in the VA system.

Iraq War veteran's service dog trial set to start

Wanting his service dog, Goldie, with him at work to help him cope with PTSD, Iraq War veteran Juan Alonzo-Miranda asked for the accommodation from his now-former employer, a subsidiary of Houston oil field services giant Schlumberger Ltd. It took Schlumberger Technology Corp. more than six months to grant his request, with limits.


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