James Lowenstein dies at 95; his Senate reports challenged Vietnam War claims
After his first trip to Vietnam in 1967, Senate Foreign Relations Committee staffer James G. Lowenstein had reason to be skeptical of military brass and their relentlessly cheery assessments of American progress.
NJ veteran exaggerated military assignments for $100K in benefits, officials say
Kamil Wakulik, 38, pleaded guilty to theft of government funds and interstate transmission of a threat of injury after allegedly sending a threatening text message to an investigator.
VA plans to waive some copayments for American Indian, Alaska Native veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to waive copayments for eligible American Indian and Alaska Native veterans for visits to community-based urgent care facilities.
‘Star Wars’ actor’s charity, Arts in the Armed Forces, to fold next month
The organization founded by actor and Marine veteran Adam Driver to involve U.S. service members in the theater is dissolving on Feb. 1, the organization announced Monday.
Four-nation paratrooper jump carries on New Year tradition east of Tokyo
Col. Ricky Taylor and more than 400 American, Japanese, Australian and British paratroopers jumped Sunday into a drop zone at Camp Narashino, east of Tokyo in Chiba prefecture, as part of the annual New Year’s Friendship Parachute Jump.
Bernard Kalb, journalist and commentator, dies at 100
Kalb, who was a young Army journalist during World War II, resigned in 1986 as State Department spokesman to protest a government disinformation campaign.
New Congress has more military veterans, but representation still low
Once the House chooses a speaker and members are sworn in, the 118th Congress will include 97 members with military experience representing 36 states.
Troops recently accounted for from past conflicts include USS Oklahoma, bomber crew members
Crew members of the USS Oklahoma and bombers shot down in Europe were among 13 service members recently accounted for by the Defense Department agency tasked with recovering U.S. troops listed as missing in action or prisoners of war. 
Pentagon begins work to strip DOD of Confederate-linked names and items, rename 9 Army posts
The Pentagon has until Jan. 1, 2024, to carry out those recommendations, which include renaming two Navy ships and nine Army installations in southern states.
Troubled NJ veterans home gets temporary CEO and new nursing director, but admissions remain suspended
Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration has hired a temporary CEO and a new nursing director for the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home at Menlo Park, as part of the ongoing efforts to rehabilitate the state-run facility.
Veterans of Army medical unit open up about toll of 2020 Iranian missile attack
No U.S. troops died in the attack, but for those diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries, the impact lingers.
Australia to buy HIMARS, a US-made rocket system that’s seeing success in Ukraine
The Australian government announced plans Thursday to spend more than $680 million to field surface-to-surface High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, or HIMARS, launchers, missiles and training rockets by 2026.
Army Reserves brigadier general Michael J. Silva dies at 66
During his 33-year Army career, Michael J. Silva held operations, training, senior staff, and command positions in various assignments including deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq and Qatar.
Eternal Flame War Memorial for Hawaii's veterans and fallen snuffed out
Since at least Dec. 23 the Hawaii State Eternal Flame War Memorial, which burns to honor all Hawaii residents who have served in the armed forces, has not been burning.
Vietnam veteran gives back in Georgia, advocates for outreach
Dan Hydrick aims to help veterans through the records process to access their benefits, by connecting them to community resources and by mentoring incarcerated veterans.
‘It changed my life’: DNA test leads Kansas veteran to brother, grandchild he didn’t know existed
When Melvin “Mel” Gray walked into the home of his brother, Tom Davis, he felt an instant connection. An at-home DNA test Gray took in 2018 helped the brothers, both veterans, discover their kinship.
Stars and Stripes photo reunites Marine with doctor who saved his life in Vietnam
An iconic 1968 photo taken by Stars and Stripes photographer John Olson of a wounded Marine helped turn U.S. public opinion against the Vietnam War. It also sparked an unlikely reunion 54 years later.
Bill to speed vet survivor benefits becomes law
When a veteran passes away, the surviving spouse or child are eligible to receive certain benefits, such as life insurance proceeds. However, the VA often struggles to identify, locate and pay these families or beneficiaries in a timely fashion. A bill that President Biden signed into law addresses the issue.
Retired colonel works to keep memories of veterans alive
Retired Col. Milt Toratti, 80, has spent his retirement years pursuing a passion that he first developed at the age of 13: documenting the lives and careers of ex-military men and women.