Twenty percent of active-duty Army troops are on at least their third tour of duty to a war zone. Sgt. Robert Bales, suspected of slaying 17 Afghan civilians, was one. Here's what's known about the dangers of repeated deployments.
PORTLAND, Ore. - Despite a pledge to end homelessness among Veterans in Multnomah County, an Oregon Housing and Community Services point-in-time survey shows the number of homeless Veterans hasn't improved.
A neglected dirt lot gave way to a symphony of scrapes as volunteers smoothed the concrete foundation Saturday for a tiny-house project intended to fulfill much grander goals.
A Pittsburgh Veteran’s organization is building a community of tiny homes for Veterans who struggle with homelessness.
The Somerset doctor fraudulently received $238,230 from Veterans Affairs for procedures he never performed, according to a U.S. Attorney.
SOMERSET, NJ — A cardiologist from Somerset admitted Thursday to defrauding the Veterans Affairs program by billing for services he had not actually performed, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced.
MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) announced today that its programs for homeless Veterans located at King and Union Grove will remain open and are accepting new participants. The announcement comes as WDVA signed an agreement offered by USDVA to extend funding for the transitional housing programs.
President Donald Trump was expected to sign a new law Wednesday aiding Veterans seeking help for disabilities.
House Won't Allow Floor Debate
House Republican leaders on 25 JUL ended marijuana supporters hopes for a floor debate on allowing Veterans to talk about using cannabis to treat a variety of ailments with their Veterans Affairs doctors. The bipartisan proposal, submitted as an amendment to a broader appropriations bill set for a full chamber vote later this week, was rejected by the House Rules Committee. In a statement, sponsor Rep. Earl Blumenauer, (D-OR) criticized the decision. “All we want is equal treatment for our wounded warriors,” he said. “This provision overwhelmingly passed on the House floor last year and bipartisan support has only grown. It’s outrageous that the Rules Committee won’t even allow a vote for our Veterans. “They deserve better. They deserve compassion.”
Marines were exposed to deadly toxins in Orange County, California and the government made no effort to alert Veterans, dependents, and civilian workers of the health effects of toxic exposure.