U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class George Goslin
According to a study released on Aug. 25, troops who leave the military due to misconduct are five times more likely to become homeless compared to other veterans. Researchers at the Veteran Affairs Salt Lake City Health Care System in Utah found that more than a quarter of veterans who were homeless during their first visit to the VA were separated for misconduct, such as drug use or unauthorized absences.
Researchers analyzed more than 448,290 records belonging to troops who deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, separated between 2001 and 2011 and were eligible for and used VA services. Even though only 5.6% of the troops, 24,992, were separated for misconduct, they made up 25.6% of the homeless veterans.
The Coast Guard is officially shit outta luck for a paycheck thanks to the government shutdown, which means that zero coasties have been paid to create some of the amazing memes being shared as a way to vent their frustration.
Vice President Mike Pence repeated President Donald Trump's claim that "ISIS has been defeated" in Syria on Wednesday just hours after several U.S. service members were killed by an ISIS suicide bomber in Manbij, Syria.
Soldiers, family and community gathered in Morehead City to render honors and witness the transfer and memorial of U.S. Army Sgt James Slape Nov. 9-11, 2018. Slape will hold a temporary resting place in Morehead City before ultimately moving to Arlington Cemetery. Slape supported Operations Resolute Support and Freedom Sentinel in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt Leticia Samuels, North Carolina National Guard)
An ISIS suicide bomber killed four Americans in Manbij, Syria, on Wednesday.