Steve Beynon

Steve Beynon covers veteran issues for Stars and Stripes, and is based in Washington D.C. He previously wrote for Politico, Bloomberg, and the Washington Examiner. He's a native of Cincinnati, where he covered local politics. Steve is an Afghanistan War veteran, serving over 12 years in the Army as a Cavalry Scout.

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Army Lt. Gen. Daniel Hokanson is confirmed as new National Guard chief, and he wants a Space Guard

Army Lt. Gen. Daniel Hokanson takes the helm of the National Guard at an unprecedented time, with thousands of soldiers deployed overseas and throughout the U.S. to battle the coronavirus

Wilkie: 'Trump is the first president since 1890s' to recognize veteran suicide crisis

Veteran suicides outpace fatalities in Afghanistan. Last year, 6,143 veterans killed themselves, according to VA data, while 22 service members died in Afghanistan.

31 states, territories want National Guard to stay deployed on coronavirus missions into the fall, possibly Christmas

The Defense Department has not made a determination whether the Title 32 orders, which grant troops federal pay and benefits but keeps them under state control, will extend beyond Aug. 21, when the military’s federal coronavirus relief mission is set to end.

House rolls out sweeping bipartisan NDAA amendment targeting toxic chemicals on bases

House lawmakers presented an extensive amendment to the annual defense spending bill targeting harmful chemicals that have contaminated hundreds of military bases.

Fort Campbell, Ky., first lieutenant dies in noncombat incident in Afghanistan

1st Lt. Joseph Trent Allbaugh, 24, from Folsom, Calif., was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 108th ADA Brigade. The fatal incident is under investigation.

VA’s post-pandemic plan: Expand health care services at Walmarts

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie said the agency’s telehealth services at Walmarts will expand in parts of the country with limited access to the agency’s hospitals, calling the move the “wave of the future.”