It has been reported that two unsuccessful bidders have lodged protests in response to the award of the $6.2 billion contracts to resolve the long-standing problem of moving the household goods of service members and their families.
Over the next five years, Congress may spend nearly $85 billion on disability benefits for military toxic exposure victims. That number could increase to as much as $280 billion over the next ten years, according to a report by the Congressional Budget Office.
During his presidency, Abraham Lincoln declared that America should serve its soldiers long after their service was done. His words became the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) motto just weeks before the end of a gruesome civil war that killed at least 750,000 people.
President Joe Biden recently signed into law a bipartisan bill championed by Rep. Young Kim, R-La Habra that allows U.S. veterans who have limited English abilities to have access to more information about their federal benefits.
A recent roundtable event on current challenges of the military highlighted that leaders are concerned there is not enough funding to maintain the readiness of the armed forces while also sustaining benefits for those who have served.
When Air Force weather officer Maj. Jenna Waites received official travel orders training at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., she was in a dilemma as she had to separate from her newborn child for 10 days.
At the age of 21, Army veteran John Spencer Jr. was stripped of his dog tags, uniform and dignity. Spencer compared it to being a criminal. He received a less-than-honorable discharge rather than being honored as a war hero. Veteran status, military honors, education, a job and health benefits were denied to him for more than 50 years.
Approximately 2 million veterans of more than 18 million in total are Black, and they are one vulnerable group of people in our country. During the pandemic, food insecurity has been one of the main concerns impacting Black Veterans.
An initiative announced by President Joe Biden, whose son Beau was a veteran of the Iraq war, will help better understand, identify and treat medical conditions suffered by troops who have deployed to toxic environments.
A Massachusetts woman is now facing the possibility of 10 years in prison after stealing veterans' benefits for her deceased sister for more than a decade.
During the last two decades, the Indian Health Service and the Department of Veterans Affairs have been working together to boost the health of American Indian and Alaska Native veterans. The importance of this issue is brought home by the fact that a large number of Alaska Natives and American Indians serve in the military at a higher rate than other groups.
Veterans and spouses with an interest in the tech industry can enroll in a new program that offers free education and paid fellowships at 400 corporations nationwide as well as access to a job network.