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VA accused of wading into ‘culture wars’ with gender-confirmation surgery for trans vets
Politics or life-saving necessity?
Don’t throw out all your military lessons after you get out. Here are a few habits you should probably keep
Dust off those running shoes.
All veterans and their spouses can get vaccinated at the VA. Here’s how
Let's break it down, Barney-style.
Here’s how veterans can get COVID-19 vaccines from the VA
What you need to know.
Don’t let your GI Bill go to waste
As a service member, you know that you qualify for GI Bill benefits that help pay for up to 36 months of higher education. But here’s something you may not...
Hack at Veterans Affairs agency exposes personal information of roughly 46,000 veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Monday that roughly 46,000 veterans had their personal information, like social security numbers, exposed in a data breach.
230,000 veterans’ disability ratings are stuck in limbo due to COVID-19
"We must have a plan to keep vets safe but also keep claims moving forward.”
America’s most vulnerable veterans say they’re trapped and isolated amid the COVID-19 pandemic
For paralyzed veterans, even some of the most fundamental, and crucial, aspects of their daily life have been upended by the coronavirus pandemic.
Here are all the financial resources for troops and veterans hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic
‘I’m wearing the same mask three days in a row’ — VA workers detail what it’s like on the frontline of COVID-19
As the coronavirus continues to spread globally, five VA healthcare workers spoke to Task & Purpose on the condition their names not be used in order to detail concerns over...
Here’s what will happen if the VA runs out of space for patients
The Department of Veterans Affairs is beginning to divide its inpatient units into two zones to separate non-infectious patients from those with novel coronavirus, and when the need arises, officials...
The VA needs to do more in the fight against COVID-19
Advocates demand that the Department of Veterans Affairs act quickly to help veterans protect their benefits and health.
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...
Lawmakers approve emergency fix to ensure GI Bill benefits continue even as campuses close and classes move online
Students going to college on the G.I. Bill will continue to receive their monthly housing stipend, even as college courses transition online in an effort to limit the spread of...
America’s farmers are dying out. The USDA is calling on veterans to take their place
"If you're someone who enjoys nature, farming offers you solace and employment while letting you get back to living on your own timetable."
A new bill would cover the cost of service dogs for veterans with PTSD
Lawmakers and veterans advocacy groups are ready for change after waiting nearly a decade for the Department of Veterans Affairs to change its policy on not reimbursing service dogs for...
Welcome to ‘The Barracks,’ the new Georgia jail unit just for military veterans
'The Barracks' is believed to be the first housing unit targeting veterans that has opened inside a metro Atlanta jail, but it joins the larger trend of finding creative ways...
A class-action suit could remedy bad paper discharges for vets with PTSD
A class-action lawsuit claims the Navy is giving other-than-honorable discharges to Marines and sailors with Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress.
Florida lawmakers want to give veterans medical marijuana cards for free
With data continuing to roll in that underscores the health benefits of cannabis, two Florida legislators aren't waiting for clarity in the national policy debates and are sponsoring bills designed...
Here’s your all-points guide to 130+ Veterans Day free meals and restaurant deals
The real reason you signed up, right?
Amazon is giving veterans a deep discount on Prime membership from now until Vets Day
For the next several days until Nov. 11, Amazon will be offering $40 off one of year of Prime membership to all veterans and active duty military personnel.
Former VA Secretary David Shulkin says Trump’s ‘shadow rulers’ threatened treatment for veterans
David Shulkin ran the nation's largest health system under two presidents, but he wouldn't support a proposal from President Donald Trump's 'shadow rulers' of the VA to put all of...
Vets can relive their childhood dreams of building massive block armies with free tickets to Legoland this November
Military veterans will get in free to Legoland Florida during most of November
A Vietnam vet found covered in ant bites is forcing the Atlanta VA to finally reckon with years of dangerous practices
In the last two years alone, employees at the Atlanta VA Medical Center filed 288 complaints with the VA inspector general, 43 of them alleging whistleblower retaliation, others alleging abuse...
Military retirees and disabled veterans are getting a pay bump in 2020. Here’s what you should know
Military retirees, those who receive disability or other benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, federal retirees and social security recipients will see a 1.6% increase in their monthly checks...