Public Now Allowed to Lay Flowers on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
There has not been a wreath laid on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the general public in almost a century. The ceremony will commemorate the centennial of the Tomb. Earlier this year, members of the 3rd US Infantry Regiment conducted a memorial service at the tomb.
First Driving Rehabilitation Program in Nation Helps Wounded Vets
A veteran who was injured in Afghanistan has joined forces with his occupational therapist and a driving rehabilitation specialist to help people with disabilities get back into the driving seat.
First All-Female Illinois Honor Flight Takes Off From Chicago
The inaugural honor flight for women out of the state of Illinois took off last month in an effort to honor the service of female veterans.
125 Veterans Get Headstones in Mansfield, Ohio
125 unmarked gravestones of former veterans finally have headstones at the Old Soldiers’ Ground in the Mansfield (Ohio) Cemetery.
Debt Ceiling Debate Could Impact Veterans' Benefits
For most Americans, the recent debate over raising the federal debt ceiling could seem insignificant, but the outcome could have a serious impact on the lives of active-duty troops, veterans and their families.
Chinese Denies Hypersonic Missile Test
The U.S. intelligence community was surprised by China's test of a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile showing a capability out of the ordinary.
Colin Powell Dies at 84 from COVID-19 Complications
General Colin Powell, the first African American secretary of state, has died from complications from Covid-19 amidst a battle with blood cancer.
Veterans Service Organizations Join to Offer Drone Bootcamp for Veterans and Their Families
Wounded Eagle, The Military Order of the Purple Heart and MyMappix have announced the joining of their organizations to provide a Drone Bootcamp for Purple Heart recipient veterans and their families Nov. 13-14 near Pleasant Point, West Virginia.
Tennessee Man Scams Thousands of Veterans in Custom Flag Fraud
Tennessee officials joined forces with the Federal Trade Commission as part of their efforts to stop veteran charity scams.
Trump trio monetized VA patient database, House finds
As reported by ProPublica, three of former President Donald Trump’s associates are under investigation for allegedly trying to monetize veterans' medical records as Trump-appointed "advisors" at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Pentagon to Implement New Military Sexual Assault Response System
The Defense Department announced a plan to implement many new strategies courtesy of an Independent Review Commission during the next 8 years to help curb sexual assault, including an independent organization to prosecute cases of sexual assault, harassment and other crimes without entering into a chain-of-command process.
VA Focuses on Guns, Prevent Suicides
Veterans Affairs is increasing its focus on firearms safety to reduce suicides among veterans. As of 2019, 70.2% of veteran suicides involved firearms. The number of individuals who used firearms in 2018 was 69.9%, which is more than the population of the entire United States.