They found love letters, pictures, death-notice telegrams, and even insurance settlement claims that have survived for decades. Cpl. Henry Bernard Van Hyfte with his father in Minnesota before World War II. The discoveries are a result of a…
By PBS NewsHour
Since 2009, the G.I. Bill has paid up to $21,000 a year of college tuition for those who served in Iraq or Afghanistan. Much of that money, though, goes to for-profit schools, which award degrees some employers don’t recognize. Aaron…
By Marcia Biggs
The State Department estimates that more than 150 Americans, including some U.S. military veterans, have packed their bags and flown to Iraq and Syria to volunteer with forces fighting against the Islamic State militant group. Special correspondent Marcia Biggs reports…
By Julie Pace, Associated Press
Sen. John McCain said Monday that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump doesn't need to apologize to him for remarks about his captivity in Vietnam, but should tell veterans he's sorry.
By Kenzi Abou-Sabe
As a national average, culled from 315 different testing sites, Independence Day fireworks introduce 42 percent more pollutants into the air than are found on a normal day.
During World War II, the U.S. government conducted experiments with mustard gas and other chemicals on thousands of American troops. A new NPR investigation has found that some military experiments singled out African-American, Japanese-American and Puerto Rican servicemen by race.
By Hope Yen, Associated Press
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 PBS NewsHour
Los Angeles, a city with the highest number of homeless veterans, recently signed on to an ambitious national effort to end the crisis by the end of the year. Now, hundreds of service providers are working toward that goal by…
By Justin Scuiletti
Memorial Day is a time for Americans to honor members of the U.S. military who laid down their lives in the service of the country. For U.S. Navy veteran Ron White, his method of memorializing takes on a unique form.
Ryan "Birdman" Parrott, a 32-year-old Navy veteran, has skydived with soldiers from every U.S. war since World War II to raise awareness for his foundation Sons of the Flag, which benefits the military's burn victims. On Monday, he'll be leading…
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