Seen in an Aug. 3, 2017 photo, Jeff Shelton, who spent over 20 years serving in the armed forces, retiring as a Major from the U.S. Air Force, is preparing to start his second year teaching at Lamar Consolidated High School in Rosenberg, Thursday, July 3, 2017. Shelton is among more than 3,000 veterans in Texas who traded bulletproof vests for textbooks to become teachers supported by the Troops to Teachers program.<br>Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP

Some combat veterans finding new lives as Texas teachers

Air Force Maj. Jeff Shelton found his inner anguish intensified when he retired from the military in December 2016. It was almost too much for the 42-year-old to process, until he walked into his Junior ROTC classroom inside Lamar Consolidated High School later that month.

VA seeks to funnel more nursing home money to rural areas

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said Monday during a visit to Montana that his agency will propose changes to make it easier for rural areas to receive funding to build nursing homes for veterans.

Arkansas agency seeks grant to expand veterans cemetery

The Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs is in the preliminary stages of obtaining a federal grant to expand a North Little Rock veterans cemetery following an uptick in burials.

Retirement group quilts for returning airmen

"Stitched with love. That was the message on the back of each personalized quilt made for a group of Air Force servicemen and women who recently returned from a four-month deployment.

Once homeless, Iraq War veteran moves into unique new home

The Iraq War veteran was medically discharged from the Army in 2014, had to quit his trucking job for medical reasons, and found himself living out of his pickup last year in Orange County, a sprawling area of Southern California known for beaches, Disneyland and high housing costs.

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