Elderly Veterans are Targeted by Scammers

Elderly Veterans are Targeted by Scammers

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.

Law Student Assists Veteran in Getting Purple Heart

Law Student Assists Veteran in Getting Purple Heart

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.

VA, IHS Join to Improve Native American Vets’ Lives

VA, IHS Join to Improve Native American Vets’ Lives

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.