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.
Navy officials have agreed to review over nine years of discharges for thousands of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related health conditions acquired after tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
A new artificial intelligence strategy for the delivery of health care and benefits was launched by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in late September. This strategy is planned to serve as a set of ethical guidelines for the use of this technology across the VA.
To ensure that all military members who have a service-connected disability are provided with equal benefits, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has extended the presumptive period to December 31, 2026, for veterans with undiagnosed, qualifying conditions caused by the Persian Gulf War.
According to the proposal suggested by Congress to ensure the availability of healthcare to transitioning women service members, health care transition training might become mandatory for troops. The idea was proposed to ensure that all female veterans have proper access to healthcare facilities following their military separation.
The prime players in military family housing, Clark Realty Capital and Lincoln Military Housing, have sold their ownership to the Michaels Organization and Liberty Military Housing amidst the increasing complaints by military families about the poor living conditions of their privatized housing.
Marines and sailors with mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury and sexual trauma will have their discharge upgrade applications re-evaluated by the Navy.