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Veteran wins 12-year fight with VA over broken toe

Larry Bruce never thought he’d see the day when he’d actually win. Yet, nearly 12 years after he first filed a medical claim with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs — and a full 29 years after breaking his toe during basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey — Bruce has scored a victory.


For veterans, Alaska offers space and a safety net

It has been more than 40 years since Joe Federmann, 71, saw a man killed by a rocket in Vietnam, but the memory is still searing. When he came back from the war, he and his family moved to Alaska where he found solace and help. Recently, he thought about how Esteban Santiago fell through the social safety net the state has for its veterans.


Veteran looks out for his brothers on Indy's streets

It's early December as Rodney Jackson steers the white minivan through the rainy Downtown streets, past towering office buildings and gleaming hotels. He's headed to a little place by the river, long known as Tent City, in the shadow of Lucas Oil Stadium.

New bikes to benefit veterans in Aspen

Aspen police officers are patrolling downtown on new fat-tire bicycles. The electric-motor-assisted bikes represent the launch of a new local effort to help military veterans make a living.


VA to pay billions to veterans affected by toxic water at Camp Lejeune

The Department of Veterans Affairs is preparing to give out an estimated $2.2 billion during the next five years to thousands of veterans suffering from serious illnesses caused by contaminated water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.


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