VA is still promising surgery options to transgender veterans.
No treatments have been conducted, and none are likely to be planned for months to come, despite officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs announcing they would make efforts to give gender confirmation surgery to transgender veterans.
Veterans from the United States missing in Ukraine formed a bond.
Alex Drueke and Andy Huynh are Alabama military veterans, so it was only natural that they would bond once they met in Ukraine, where they had each come individually to defend democracy against Russian invaders.
Defending against lingering COVID is a long and uncertain road.
It started mildly congested, with the occasional sneeze.
New life for military justice reform in the annual defense bill
Changes to the military justice system that were deleted from last year's defense policy bill have been reintroduced in the current Senate version of the measure.
Passing the New ACFT after failing the Old Fitness Test is possible.
The Army's previous fitness exam is on the verge of being phased out after the military announced in a message to the force reviewed by Military.com on Monday that soldiers who have been marked for a failed assessment can have their status lifted by passing a new test.
Increasing military bonuses might help recruits and retainers.
According to language included in the Senate Armed Services Committee's draught of the yearly defense authorization bill, military authorities might begin giving more extensive recruiting and retention bonuses in 2023.
Congressional appropriations and authorization work collide this week.
As two significant House committees prepared their spending plans for military operations in 2019, Wednesday will be a crucial day for the Pentagon's fiscal 2023 budget.
Until 2023, VA will delay deploying electronic medical records at additional sites.
To ensure "sufficient reliability," Veterans Affairs officials stated that implementing their new electronic medical records system to more sites will be postponed until 2023.
A little-known but essential battlefield skill of the US Forces is in development.
As early as February, the Army's Marines, SEALs, and Green Berets obtained close air support training in Japan, a vital but little-known combat skill.
Veteran Korean War Vets Enjoy 70-Year-Old Reunion.
Finally, one of Thomas Fagan's best friends, Donald Goeppner, paid him a surprise visit. They met while fighting in the Marines during the Korean War, and it took 69 years for them to reconnect.
Bill addresses Veteran exposure to Agent Orange, radiation, and toxic water.
Soldiers stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq typically lived and worked next to enormous pits where jet fuel was used to light batteries, plastics, rubber, chemicals, and other rubbish on fire.
The 4th of July will be a military discount day at Target.
For the Fourth of July, a new Target military discount will give veterans, active-duty, Guard and Reserve service members, and their immediate family members a 10% discount on most merchandise.
The Pentagon budget gets billions of dollars to boost, but troops won't get pay hikes.
A Senate subcommittee has agreed to increase President Joe Biden's defense budget proposal, primarily to address inflation. Still, the funds will not go toward a basic pay hike for service members facing rising costs.
Bill to regulate toxic exposures nears completion after Senate approval.
After passing the Senate on Thursday, a historical extension of veterans benefits for millions of people who were exposed to poisons while serving in the military is on its way to becoming law.
The Space Force will issue license plates in Colorado.
Last week, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed a bipartisan bill into law that will fund commemorative license plates for the Space Force in recognition of the newest military service branch's significant presence in the state.
The US to provide $1 billion in additional aid to Ukraine.
President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that the United States would provide an additional $1 billion in military aid to Ukraine, the largest single shipment of weaponry and equipment since the conflict began, to block Russia's gradual but persistent advance into the eastern Donbas region.
The US has been too cautious when it comes to giving drones to Ukraine.
According to a leading Democratic member, the Biden administration should send armed drones and longer-range artillery to Ukraine; he told reporters on Wednesday.
VA mulling restricting outside doctors' access to curb rising costs
According to VA Secretary Denis McDonough, the Department of Veterans Affairs may change the requirements for its community health care program, which is designed to let veterans see doctors outside of the VA system if they don't have easy access to one.
Four Navy commanders have been fired in the past seven days.
As reported in the Navy's news release dated Tuesday evening, another commanding officer had been dismissed. Cmdr. Peter Lesaca of the destroyer USS Preble. Lesaca is the Navy's fourth commander to be relieved in the previous week.
House bill would protect troops' leave for abortion services.
Before the Supreme Court's expected rule overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that forbids states from prohibiting the practice, House Democrats are working to ensure that service personnel can take leave to seek an abortion.