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Army veteran’s family agrees to $2.5 million in settlement with VA over wrongful death suit

Aaron Merritt had gone to the emergency room of the Nashville Veterans Affairs Hospital seriously ill and was dead less than 24 hours later. He was 26. Last month, the VA agreed to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by his family. The award is not an admission of fault.

Swarms of hurricane-spawned mosquitoes attacking servicemembers in North Carolina

Thousands of rare mosquitoes spawned in the wake of Hurricane Florence are swarming servicemembers in bases across North Carolina, causing some training to be cut back while troops wait out the winged apocalypse.


Robotic wheelchair promises vets a better ride

A new robotic wheelchair that shifts its shape and wheel configuration to match terrain could help restore independence for thousands of catastrophically disabled veterans.


Army dining halls in Europe roll out cashless payment option

Customers can now use debit and credit cards at most Army dining facilities in Europe following the new program’s rollout last week. If successful, the program will be expanded to Army dining facilities in the continental U.S.


Marines ditch amphibious assault vehicle upgrade in favor of newer vehicles

It hasn’t been determined how the remaining $96 million in funding for the upgrade project will be spent, but Manny Pacheco, a spokesman for Marine Corps Systems Command, said one option would be to spend the money on developing the vehicle’s successor.


Police officer gets year in prison for assaulting veteran at VA hospital

A former Veterans Affairs police officer who authorities say repeatedly struck a patient outside a VA hospital in Indianapolis has been sentenced to a year in prison.


Companies fined for using 'Army.com,' other scam websites to steal personal data

The Federal Trade Commission has shut down several websites and issued a $12.1 million fine against a group of companies that illegally gathered personal information from prospective military enlistees, then sold it to marketing companies and for-profit colleges.