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Veterans Benefits
A Law Against ‘Double Dipping’ Is Forcing Disabled Vets To Pay Back Separation Benefits
Disabled military veterans who are required to repay separation benefits are left with few options and see little action coming from Capitol Hill.
The tombstone of US Army Capt. Humayun S. M. Khan is seen in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery on, Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, in Arlington, Va.
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McCain Slams Trump For Attack On Gold Star Family
Sen. John McCain and President Barack Obama led a growing bipartisan chorus telling Donald Trump to back off Gold Star families.
A sculpture portraying a wounded soldier being helped on the grounds of the Minneapolis VA Hospital.
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20 Veterans Died By Suicide A Day In 2014
The largest study on veteran suicide to date provides insight on at-risk veterans, especially among those not receiving care through the VA.
Dawn breaks over the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 26, 2014, in Boise, Idaho. Local dignitaries held a Memorial Day Ceremony there later that day.
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VFW Forced To Remove American Flags From Veterans Graves
After Memorial Day, the veterans service organization was told to remove American flags from two cemeteries.
Service members listen to guest speakers during a pre-separation seminar.
Transition
The Military’s Transition Programs Are Under-Delivering Support To Service Members
Those behind Transition Assistance Programs are disconnected from the troops they’re supposed to help, and it’s setting new veterans up for failure.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldiers honor Vietnam Veterans during a “Salute and Welcome Home” ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, held Oct. 9, 2014.
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116 Years Of Service For Vets Must Be Driven By A Cause. What’s Yours?
After 116 years, the Veterans of Foreign Wars is still fighting for veterans of all generations.
The POW/MIA flag flies over Schriever Air Force Base.
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The Most Aggravating Part Of The POW/MIA Flag Story Is How Angry We All Got Over It
Newsweek recently republished an article that claims the POW/MIA flag spreads racist hate and we did exactly what the author wanted: We got pissed off.
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An Iraq War Vet’s Firsthand Account Of The VFW National Convention
A Iraq War vet describes the clash of generations he observed at the 116th Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention held in Pittsburgh.
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Veterans Benefits
5 Common Misconceptions About Filing VA Claims Debunked
Leaving the military is a life-changing transition, but don't make it harder by not educating yourself on your benefits.
U.S. Capitol at dusk as seen from the eastern side.
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How 5 Days On Capitol Hill Restored My Faith In The VFW
This student veteran was disillusioned by his experience with the VFW until he received the opportunity to be a VFW-SVA fellow in Washington, D.C.
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It’s Time For More Millennial Vets To Join The Ranks Of The VFW
A millennial veteran calls on his peers to help modernize and reform the VFW.