Joseph Butler III remembered as Aberdeen Proving Ground’s ‘face of the security guards’

Army veteran Joseph Butler III was known for his kindness, his courtesy, his humor and his professionalism. And for greeting his friends with the recognizable: “Money!”

Lt. Dan comes home: Gary Sinise brings rock band to DC to honor Vietnam veterans

This year’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War has special meaning for Sinise, whose best-known role might still be as Army Lt. Dan Taylor, a platoon leader who loses his legs fighting in Vietnam in 1994’s “Forrest Gump.”

Marine is first active-duty military member convicted in Jan. 6 riot

Cpl. Micah R. Coomer, who pleaded guilty to entering the Capitol, is one of five active-duty military members to be arrested on Jan. 6 charges. Four are Marines, and three work in intelligence gathering.

Montana veterans court marks anniversary with new graduates, new mentors

The Butte-Silver Bow Veterans Treatment Court celebrated its two-year anniversary Tuesday with two new graduates, two new mentors and an extended federal grant to keep everything going for another year.

Veteran shares stories with students at Alabama school

A veteran who speaks to classes about his military service overseas has found that talking to students helps him manage his post-traumatic stress disorder.

VA spending bill approved by Republican-led House subcommittee over objections of Democrats

A House appropriations panel advanced a spending bill Wednesday for the Department of Veterans Affairs that Republicans touted as proof of their commitment to veterans but Democrats dismissed as an empty promise.

SC man who died in police shootout was 'just a vet who needed help,' family says

The May 9 funeral for Army veteran Calaab Kirby had no prepared eulogy. One by one, attendees stood and shared their "Calaab stories." Each memory came from a new perspective, set somewhere during the 33 years of the young man's life.

Air Force vet, noted for his role as a trauma surgeon in 2016 police ambush, now running for Congress

Dr. Brian Williams – an Air Force veteran who in 2016, serving as a trauma surgeon, treated Dallas police officers ambushed by a sniper – has launched his campaign for Congress.

Veterans’ Camp Lejeune claims are being ignored. NC lawmakers demand answers.

Sens. Ted Budd, Thom Tillis and seven other lawmakers demanded answers Wednesday on why their constituents continue to die from Camp Lejeune’s toxic waters while the Department of Justice and the Navy refuses to settle their claims.

‘Keep your hands up!’: Police release footage of Atlanta shooting suspect’s arrest

Within hours of a Midtown Atlanta shooting on May 3 that killed one woman and injured four others, the suspect was taken into custody. Technology helped lead to a “professional, calm, safe arrest” of Coast Guard veteran Deion Patterson, Cobb County police said Tuesday.

Drive-thru baby showers serve express needs of pregnant veterans in Atlanta

Health researchers have said women veterans may be at heightened risk for pregnancy complications, compared with their civilian counterparts. A few years ago, the Atlanta VA Clinic got creative with its outreach to pregnant patients.

More than 250,000 veterans’ claims for PACT Act benefits completed since law enacted

According to the department’s PACT Act performance dashboard, 251,584 claims have been processed with an 80% approval rating as of May 12.

Toxic water at Camp Lejeune drastically increased Parkinson’s rates in Marines, new medical study finds

Marines who served at Camp Lejeune, N.C., in the 1970s and 1980s have developed Parkinson’s disease at a much higher rate than those who served at Camp Pendleton, Calif., a study published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association found.

Idaho Army special forces veteran believed killed in Ukraine blast in war with Russia

A retired U.S. military veteran from Idaho helping Ukraine combat Russia’s invasion is believed to have been killed on the front lines in eastern Ukraine.

Call of Duty’s Military Appreciation Month: An interview with Dan Goldenberg

The Call of Duty Foundation highlights how women and particularly women of color often have the most difficulty in their transition to civilian life.

‘True American hero’: Fighter pilot survived Vietnam, conspiracy conviction

Lt. Col. James Abraham survived being shot out of the sky over Vietnam and evaded those on the ground seeking to kill him. After the war, he was convicted, as general manager of a Las Vegas hotel and casino, of conspiring with Detroit mobsters. Abraham, who was later pardoned, died in March. He was 95.

A ‘ticking time bomb’: Environmental group says Pentagon moving too slowly on toxic cleanup at military bases

The Defense Department has failed to keep pace with the rising costs of PFAS cleanup at its current and former bases, where chemicals have leached into groundwater, the Environmental Working Group said in a new report.

Archaeological dig confirms location of skirmish that kicked off French and Indian War

Informed of a French encampment in modern-day Fayette County, Pa., by Mingo Native American allies who aided in the fighting, George Washington's group engaged the French on May 28, 1754, killing 10 and capturing 21.

New Kansas Aviation Museum exhibit honors Black aviators and hopes to inspire new ones

The Rip Gooch Black Aviators Exhibit is about honoring Ulysses Lee “Rip” Gooch and other Black aviators, particularly the Tuskegee Airmen who flew and fought in World War II.