Veterans Affairs quiet plan to expand and merge private care with TRICARE
WASHINGTON (AP) — As part of its effort to expand private health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs has been developing plans to merge its health system with the Pentagon’s, a cost-saving measure that veterans groups say could threaten the viability of VA hospitals and clinics. VA spokesman Curt... Read more
Ohio AG awards nearly $1M charity fraud investigation to vet groups
The Ohio attorney general’s office has awarded nearly $1 million to veterans groups from money seized during the investigation of a multi-state Navy veterans charity fraud. Republican Mike DeWine says the grants are part of efforts to spend the funds as intended, to help veterans. John Paul Cody, long... Read more
The United States, citizens honored the Armed Forces on Veterans Day
New York Cty (AP) – Americans honored veterans Saturday with a Veterans Day parade in the wintry cold of New York City, where one World War II vet thanked onlookers for remembering. Veterans Day is viewed across the Atlantic, were millions of people in Britain and France paused to... Read more
More Veterans, military members are using VA loans for buying homes
WASHINGTON — For most of his life, Marrio Pearson gave little thought to being a homeowner. If the 45-year-old U.S. Army veteran thought about it at all, he found plenty of reasons why it was a bad idea. He thought he was too old to buy a house. He... Read more
House passes legislation bill to expand mental health care for veterans
The House passed legislation on Tuesday to provide mental health care for veterans who would otherwise be ineligible because they received an other-than-honorable discharge from the military. Passage of the measure, which came by voice vote, comes two days after a shooting at a Texas church by a gunman... Read more
House passed legislation aimed to prevent scams targeting veterans
The House easily passed legislation on Monday aimed to prevent scams targeted at elderly veterans seeking pension benefits. The bill, passed by voice vote, would require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to post a notice on its website to warn veterans of predatory practices. The VA provides qualifying... Read more
Former Army Ranger Villanueva will be a character in Call of Duty: WWII
Alejandro Villanueva didn’t know what to expect when Activision, the publisher behind the Call of Duty franchise, called him this past off-season. Several months later, Villanueva and teammate Le’Veon Bell have been immortalized as characters in the franchise’s newest installment, “Call of Duty: WWII,” which will be available for purchase on Friday. Villanueva explained his and... Read more
Ex-Husband Arrested in the Killing of Missing Army Veteran Julia Jacobson
A man who was arrested on suspicion of murder in the disappearance of a retired Army captain from San Diego has been extradited to Ontario, where investigators believe the woman was killed, police said Friday. Dalen Ware, 39,  was arrested at his home in Laveen, Arizona, last Thursday and... Read more
Thank You for Your Service delivers a powerful message to all Americans
Thank You for Your Service wants Americans to understand the sacrifices made by those who serve in combat and urge the nation to take steps to make their transition back to civilian life easier. It’s a movie designed to deliver a powerful message to Americans who have no real connection to... Read more
Former military officers can excel into to these new civilian careers
For many, life as a military officer is one that isn’t always easy to leave behind. However, there are times when moving on is a necessity and not an option. Luckily, veterans in the United States and most other countries are considered valuable to businesses. There is no shortage... Read more