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Rose L. Thayer

Trump signs bill to expand funding, eligibility for housing grants for disabled veterans

President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Saturday to increase funding and access to a grant program that allows certain disabled veterans to modify their homes to meet their physical needs.

‘Ambitious’ toxic exposure bill to be debated Wednesday by Senate VA committee

The Toxic Exposure in the American Military Act of 2020, or TEAM Act, fundamentally reforms and improves how veterans exposed to toxic substances receive health care and benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Missing Fort Riley warrant officer found dead in Kansas hiking area

The body of Warrant Officer Nicole Grothe, 38, was found July 22 at the Konza Prairie Nature Trail. Grothe was expected to return to her unit from requested time off on July 20, but she failed to do so.


Fort Hood soldier drowns in boating accident

The body of a 24-year-old Fort Hood soldier was recovered Sunday after a boating accident that led to his drowning in a lake near the Army base, officials said Tuesday.


Governors ask for National Guard troops to stay on federal status until a virus vaccine is available

Many governors are yet again urging the White House to extend federal funds for National Guard troops deployed to fight the coronavirus pandemic as cases of the virus continue to mount up across the country.


Family of Fort Hood soldier found drowned in a lake seeks answers

The family of Army Pvt. Mejhor Morta said they are experiencing “more than grief” and hope an investigation will explain what happened to the soldier, whose body was discovered last week drowned in a lake miles from Fort Hood, Texas.