A proposal that included building a new medical facility close to Camden, eliminating a clinic in Paterson, and requiring veterans with spinal cord injuries to travel to the Bronx rather than East Orange was killed on Monday by influential U.S. senators.
Sen. Joe Manchin announced on Monday that a group of U.S. senators had decided to effectively dissolve a commission that the Department of Veterans Affairs had charged with implementing closures, downsizing, and other significant changes to medical facilities statewide.
Early in the War on Terror, suicide among veterans and active-duty personnel killed more people than combat. Approximately 17 veterans commit suicide a day, according to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) data. The figure is likely substantially higher since the data collection was unreliable and the analysis was biased. No matter what, one is too many.
In Congress, a debate about whether women should be obliged to register for a future draught has been rekindled.
Up to 40,000 Army National Guard members nationwide, or roughly 13% of the force, have not yet received the required COVID-19 vaccination. As the vaccination deadline approaches, at least 14,000 have vehemently objected and may be discharged from the military.
After receiving final permission from Congress, a new general is prepared to assume command of American and NATO forces in Europe as the US moves to support Ukraine in its fight against Russian invaders.
Roe v. Wade, a significant legal decision that upheld the federal right to an abortion, was overturned by the Supreme Court last week. States that are home to numerous military bases have already passed "trigger laws" that forbid abortion immediately.
In certain states with significant military populations, including Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana, the surgery will be restricted or outlawed due to the Supreme Court's ruling on Friday, restricting access for U.S. service members and possibly putting them in danger of arrest and punishment.
The Space Force has begun accepting 2022 applications from soldiers, sailors, and Marines who wish to join the newest military branch. Still, there are only a limited number of openings this year.
According to a systematic study, some Military Postal Service Agency customers will no longer be able to send or receive mail internationally this year. However, the particular customers affected are still being determined, Defense Department officials announced this week.
The House Armed Services Committee adopted the massive, essential military policy package, including the benefit, of bringing bonuses to assist low-paid service personnel deal with rising consumer prices one step closer to reality.
According to a VA official, a Department of Veterans Affairs staffer who was seen on security footage abusing a veteran patient at Fort McPherson in Georgia has been fired without pay.