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Friday, August 24, 2018
The American Legion is holding its 100th national convention this week and is trying to keep the organization relevant for younger veterans.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
An NPR investigation examines reasons why it's hard to bring new medical personnel into the VA, including a cumbersome hiring process.
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Veterans' advocates estimate that as many as 2,000 former service members are possible candidates for in vitro fertilization because of military related fertility problems.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
The Veterans Choice program hasn't cut wait times for vets seeking medical care because the program has added one more layer of bureaucracy. That complicates life for doctors trying to provide care to vets and for vets looking to see a doctor. This story is part of a collaboration among NPR and member stations looking at Veterans Choice.
Monday, June 06, 2016
The $10 billion Veterans Choice has not cut backlogs, critics say. This problem can be particularly urgent when it comes to mental health cases.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
The VA says it overpaid $24 million to 2,200 incarcerated vets, including Clay Hull. Despite filing required paperwork to forfeit part of his checks while in prison, he was still sent the full amount.
Monday, December 07, 2015
Prisons are experimenting with ways to help veterans who have committed crimes and are serving time. At one state prison in Washington state, veterans are organized in a cell block li...
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Veterans organizations, like the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, are losing their older memberships while struggling to engage younger veterans, who want more activity-based groups.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Service members often struggle with guilt, abandonment and regret. The Army and the Department of Veterans Affairs are working to help make those last days meaningful.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Days before the fall of Saigon, a plane left Vietnam with 57 children on board. The program intended to bring orphans to the U.S. was controversial, but two who were there say it was right.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
In Washington state, a friendly family rivalry is taking place at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord as the National Guard and active Army lobby to protect their interests against deep budget cuts.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
A new program designed to give veterans faster and more efficient access to healthcare is facing a number of obstacles, and veterans continue to report long wait times.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Sometimes veterans don't claim their benefits because they live in remote areas that lack resources. In one Washington state county, Veterans Affairs services are at least an hour ferry ride away.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Soldiers and Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan routinely carry between 60 and 100 pounds of gear including body armor, weapons and batteries.
The heavy loads shouldered over months of duty contribute to the chronic pain suffered by soldiers like Spc. Joseph Chroniger, who deployed to Iraq in 2007.
Twenty-five years ...
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
The Seattle Police department is reporting that they have shot and killed Maurice Clemmons, the man accused of killing four police officers over the weekend. Past convictions for robb...