Photo via Department of Veterans Affairs

When Hurricane Harvey lashed southeast Texas on Sept. 1 and brought punishing rain and devastating floods for days afterward, the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in downtown Houston remained open, operated by about 700 staff members who made the facility their temporary home.

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Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.

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And no one knows that better than military service members and we have the pictures to prove it.

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Jake Mitchell, a 22-year-old U.S. Air Force veteran, is reportedly fighting for his life in an intensive care unit in San Antonio after his lung collapsed on May 27, San Antonio’s KENS5 reports.

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U.S. Marine Corps photo by Christine Cabalo

Despite efforts to curtail the theft of opioids and other drugs by employees at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals, “the rate of reported missing drugs at VA health facilities was more than double that of the private sector,” according to an Associated Press exclusive.

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In 1988, Army Spc. Charles Nelson caught strep throat while he was stationed in South Korea. Left untreated, the minor infection turned into a kidney disease.

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Robert McDonald, the former Procter & Gamble chief executive, has been nominated to run the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs. Hooray. I predict the change to affect me … none.

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