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House Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., makes his opening statement during a hearing on the situation with wait times at VA hospitals, five years after the Phoenix scandal, July 24, 2019 on Capitol Hill. Behind him is a poster listing the problems he says the VA still encounters.<br> Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes

Ahead of 2020 election, lawmakers alarmed over foreign agents targeting veterans on social media

Veterans are a key target for online fraud and attempts to meddle in U.S. elections, with bogus web pages and charities aimed at the military community pushing propaganda and disinformation to gin up political discord, tech industry leaders and House lawmakers said Wednesday.


Navy to name ship after the late Sen. Cochran of Mississippi

The late Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, who was a Navy veteran, was the 10th longest-serving senator in history when he resigned in April 2018. He died in May of this year.


Iowa Marine's remains to return home 76 years after death

Pvt. Channing Whitaker died on Nov. 22, 1943 during the Battle of Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands in the South Pacific at the age of 18. The Defense Department used DNA from a niece to identify his remains.

Number of homeless veterans declines across the US

The departments of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs said the number of veterans who are homeless fell by 2% between 2018 and 2019. That follows a decline of 5% from a year earlier and is down by almost 50% from 2009.


Arizona looking for military personnel owed $2.3 million in unclaimed funds

More than 8,800 military personnel who were once stationed in Arizona have unclaimed money waiting for them, the state’s Department of Revenue says. The funds total $2.3 million.


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At 100, WWII and Korean War veteran honored for his place in Marine Corps history

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton has played a major role in military history over the past 77 years, and John Farritor is one of the rare men who has seen that history unfold from the start.



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