Featured by Patricia Kime, Military.com
Lawmakers are investigating the cancer diagnoses of veterans of toxic Uzbekistan base
A House committee is investigating cancer diagnoses in more than 400 veterans who served in Uzbekistan after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks
Lawsuit claims military families endured mold, roaches in Camp Lejeune housing
Three Marine Corps families are taking on their landlords at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, alleging that the private companies that run base housing failed to provide safe residences or respond to complaints of mold, mildew, water intrusion, roaches and maintenance problems
The inflatable unicorn from that Coast Guard shark attack is now safe and sound in a museum
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kimball’s unicorn swim floatie will be displayed at the service's museum alongside such objects as a lighthouse keeper’s Salty Rabbit and Capt. Cluck, the mascot of the service's aviation forces.
After gridlock nearly derailed veteran suicide prevention legislation, House and Senate committees got it together and compromised
Facing the possibility that no veteran suicide laws would pass by the end of the legislative calendar, the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees reached an agreement.
Millions of veterans are still waiting for their pre-COVID VA appointments to get rescheduled
"They've canceled probably 10 appointments on me ... they won't let people in the hospital, only if you are on death's door."
Ex-soldier booted for child molestation conviction asks Supreme Court to intervene
A former staff sergeant has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to consider whether the Army violated his constitutional rights by booting him from the service a decade after he served time for child molestation
The Pentagon quietly made CBD use a criminal offense for service members
U.S. troops can now be punished for using products that contain hemp or cannabidiol, according to a Defense Department memo recently made public
The US military isn’t doing nearly enough to attract and retain women, report finds
Here's how well each service does at recruiting women into the ranks
Navy grants first service waiver to transgender officer
The officer will have her gender officially changed in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System.
Pentagon approves ketamine-based antidepressant for some patients
Spravato, the controversial ketamine-based nasal spray used to treat severe depression, will be available to Tricare beneficiaries on a case-by-case basis beginning May 18, Defense Health Agency officials announced Friday
Dozens more military bases have suspected ‘forever chemical’ contamination
The number of military installations with known contamination or suspected discharges of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, continues to rise, according to an environmental advocacy group keeping tally based on information obtained from the Defense Department
Military medical school to graduate students early to battle COVID-19
For the first time in its 48-year history, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences will graduate its fourth-year medical school students and graduate-level nurses early to support the U.S. military's war on COVID-19.
COVID-19 relief bill contains nearly $20 billion for veterans
The massive $330 billion coronavirus relief bill expected to be approved Wednesday by the Senate contains $19.57 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure that veterans are receiving the care they need during the current pandemic.
It was the biggest scam in Tricare’s history. Now troops may be going to jail
As of May 2019, the Justice Department has indicted and sentenced 74 people, with 50 more convicted and awaiting sentencing in the nationwide scheme perpetrated by at least 100 pharmacies.
The VA may be forced to pay billions in veterans’ ER bills after court ruling
A federal court has ruled that the Department of Veterans Affairs wrongly denied reimbursements to veterans who received emergency medical care at non-VA facilities, a decision that could result in payouts to veterans totaling billions
The Trump administration’s new citizenship policy will only affect 25 military children a year, officials say
Following the disastrous rollout of a policy this week that delineates U.S. residency requirements for the purpose of U.S. citizenship as it applies to children born abroad, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Thursday sought to clarify the changes
Trial date set for Coast Guard officer who allegedly maintained ‘Hit List’
Lt. Christopher Paul Hasson was arrested at his home in Silver Spring, Maryland, in possession of 15 firearms, including shotguns, semi-automatic rifles and handguns, and more than 1,000 rounds of mixed ammunition.
All CBD products are forbidden to US service members, Pentagon says
As the military services each roll out new policies regarding hemp-derived products like cannabidiol, or CBD, the Defense Department is not mincing words
A new bill would help keep low-income military families from going hungry. The White House isn’t on board
In a statement released July 9, the White House said it "strongly objected" to the provision because service members "receive appropriate compensation already"
Bowe Bergdahl Seeking New Trial or Clemency Due to Trump Comments
President Donald Trump's comments that Bergdahl should be killed rise to the level of "apparent" unlawful command influence, said Bergdahl's attorney Eugene Fidell, a military law expert and a Yale University lecturer.
2 lawmakers are taking aim at the controversial ‘widow’s tax’ on Gold Star family benefits
With overwhelming support in Congress, two senators hope this is the year a dollar-for-dollar offset in compensation to surviving military spouses of military personnel and retirees — known colloquially as the "widow's tax" — is eliminated
Bill would require Spanish translations on all VA fact sheets
"Think about that for a moment: help is only available at the VA if you understand English."
The push to finally allow troops to sue the military over medical malpractice just got a major boost in Congress
A senator has taken up the cause to negate a controversial court ruling that bars service members from suing the federal government in cases of medical malpractice by military doctors
A lawmaker wants to name a Navy ship after the senior chief killed in a suicide bombing in Syria
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wants a U.S. Navy ship to be named for Senior Chief Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) Shannon Kent, the U.S. service member who spent much of her 15-year military career embedded with special operations troops and died Jan. 16 in a bombing in Manbij, Syria
Lawmakers are taking aim at the controversial ‘widow’s tax’ on Gold Star family benefits
With momentum growing in Congress to repeal a new tax hike on the families of some deceased service members, military advocates hope this will be the year another surviving military spouse pay issue — the so-called "widow's tax" — ends