David Shulkin, the Under Secretary of Health at the Department of Veterans Affairs, leaves a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in New York.
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Trump’s VA Pick Is The First Non-Veteran For The Role
Trump announces David Shulkin to head the Department of Veterans Affairs. If confirmed he’ll be the first non-veteran to fill the post.
Rep. Ruben Gallego, gestures to other freshman members as they arrive early on the House steps for the House Democratic Caucus media event "to commemorate the fifth anniversary of President Obama signing into law the Affordable Care Act" on March 24, 2015.
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A Former Enlisted Marine Congressman Vows To Stop Mattis
Ruben Gallego, a Marine veteran and congressman, will oppose a waiver for retired Marine Gen. James Mattis to serve as Secretary of Defense.
U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services Chairman Senator John McCain on Capitol Hill, July 7, 2015.
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The Shrinking Military Budget Is Killing Our Readiness
In an exclusive op-ed for Task & Purpose, Sen. John McCain warns of the costs of the shrinking military budget.
A YouTube screenshot shows Yusha Thomas as "Drill Sergeant Backbone" a recurring character in his military parody videos.
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We Asked An Expert Why Privates Are So Dumb
We’ve all done stupid things as privates, but not all of us laugh about them as easily as comedian and active-duty soldier Yusha Thomas.
Patrons browse the frozen foods section of the commissary Nov. 5 at Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.
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To Cut Taxpayer Costs, Commissaries Have To Close, New Report Says
A new report found budget neutrality cannot be reached through store closures unless the commissary system is shut down completely.