The Department of Veterans Affairs is struggling with shortages of workers at its health care facilities as it cares for veterans infected with the coronavirus.
By Michael Casey, Hope Yen, Associated Press
After Congress failed to pass a farm bill ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, a Department of Agriculture program that helps veterans transition into farming faces an uncertain future. For soldiers returning from war, farming can offer a new occupation,…
By Mike Cerre
Reversing a long-held position, the Department of Veterans Affairs now says Air Force reservists who became ill after being exposed to Agent Orange residue while working on planes after the Vietnam War should be eligible for disability benefits.
By Hope Yen, Associated Press
In the return to civilian life, many women find that veteran services fall short of their needs. Unemployment rates for female veterans are higher than for other women, as well as for male veterans. Female veterans are at least twice…
By PBS NewsHour
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is joining with lawmakers and top government leaders to cast a spotlight on the issue of suicide among veterans.
By PBS NewsHour
Army officials said Thursday that suicides among troops are at their highest level in decades. In 2008, the Army suicide rate surpassed the civilian rate for the first time since the Vietnam War. In this encore report, Betty Ann Bowser…
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