Deported veterans who returned to US face uncertain futures
Juan Quiroz, a father of four and U.S. Army veteran, got to celebrate his birthday in the U.S. with his children in July for the first time since he was deported nearly a decade ago.
Iraq veteran helps motivate Young Marines in Ohio community
Iraq War veteran Keagan Miller’s creativity has generated success for organizations including the Young Marines.
Federal labor union starts petition urging VA secretary to replace chief negotiator
A labor union representing federal workers has begun a campaign and petition urging the Department of Veterans Affairs secretary to replace its chief negotiator after the union accused the agency of delaying negotiations.
Sampling the hikes — and hops — in Bend, Ore.
Writer takes a 10-day hiking trip to the city to discover why it made her friends trade their RV for a house
A German farmhouse renovation turns up rare 1945 copy of Stars and Stripes
A centuries-old farmhouse nestled along the German border with Belgium turned up several surprises during a major renovation, including a piece of American World War II history.
Vietnam veteran and Medal of Honor recipient honored with historical marker in his Kentucky hometown
Marine Lance Cpl. Joe C. Paul and his platoon suffered heavy fire in Chu Lai, Vietnam, on Aug. 18, 1965. With five comrades wounded, Paul placed himself between them and the Viet Cong so that the wounded could be evacuated.
Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart to support veterans with return to Stand Up for Heroes
Bruce Springsteen and former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart will return to Lincoln Center to once again help headline the Stand Up for Heroes fundraiser supporting wounded, ill and injured veterans and their families.
Lt. Col. James 'Maggie' Megellas, legendary WWII hero, is laid to rest
Lt. Col. James "Maggie" Megellas, a paratrooper who took part in several daring World War II operations and became one of the 82nd Airborne Division's most celebrated and decorated soldiers, was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
Oregon veterans find community, therapy in beekeeping class
The "Bee Heroes America Program" teaches veterans a new skill while providing recreational therapy for those dealing with recovery from a slew of issues such as PTSD.
VA plans to offer abortions for veterans regardless of state laws
The Department of Veterans Affairs will provide abortion counseling and abortions in cases of rape, incest or if the pregnancy threatens the health of the pregnant veteran, at its federal health facilities throughout the country, including in states that ban or severely restrict the practice.
Navy veteran who killed dentist explains motive, is sentenced to 40 years in prison
Three days after popular Newport News dentist, Dr. William “Bill” Trolenberg, was gunned down outside his office in 2019, police arrested Navy veteran Kelly Michael Vance in the killing. Vance was captured on video shooting Trolenberg — but a crucial question remained: Why?
GAO finds fault with VA’s system for dealing with claims for ailments linked to Agent Orange
The GAO found that of the 130,000 veterans submitting claims for those conditions during the 18-year period, only 11,000 were granted benefits.
Advocates lobby for psychedelic drugs to address veteran suicides in Missouri
Lawmakers seeking ways to address a suicide crisis among Missouri military veterans heard Wednesday from several advocates who said psychedelic drugs could provide an answer.
How did law enforcement bring in an Army veteran unharmed after being shot at?
Michael Molitor attempted to make good on threats he made to friends that he'd try "suicide by cop" when he allegedly holed up in a Minnesota residence and fired at least two volleys of gunfire wildly at police.
Navy veteran builds, launches smartphone game inspired by life at sea
When Christian Fager ended his naval career, he created a smartphone game based on his six years as a Navy petty officer aboard guided-missile destroyers.
Lost WWII Marine laid to rest in East Wenatchee, Wash.
Gunnery Sgt. Arthur Summers was 27 when he was shot and killed while fighting Japanese soldiers in the 1943 Battle of Tarawa. For 76 years, his remains were lost on a small island among hundreds of missing Marines.
VA makes all toxic-exposure conditions presumptive immediately following signing of PACT Act
The VA had planned to phase in the system, under which specific health conditions likely resulting from exposure to toxins are recognized as service-related, over the next few years.
Army veteran wins disability discrimination complaint case against Air Force, but he may still lose his home
After years of legal battles, a judge found that the Air Force, when it withdrew an offer in 2014 for a historian job at Laughlin Air Force Base, had discriminated against Dave Bighia. Weeks after the deadline, Bighia has yet to see a dime or receive a job offer.
WWII gunner takes a 'Sentimental Journey'
Inching up on eight decades since the end of World War II, Air Force veteran Larry Wills, 99, walked onto the taxiway of the Medford airport Tuesday to check out a near-twin to the plane in which he once flew combat missions over Germany.