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Veterans Turning Elsewhere For Medical Help

AP | JUAN CARLOS LLORCA | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A counselor at the local Veterans Affairs office looked at Rebecca King, a victim of domestic violence and abuse who was seeki...

The Definition of Insanity at VA

Jim Moore | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Jim Moore

For five years, VA leadership under Secretary Shinseki apparently continued doing the same things over and over in order to achieve a different outcome. And for five years, President Obama has supported the same secretary who continues to do the same things over and over.

Sam Stein

Veterans Groups Completely Unload On Sen. Richard Burr

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A highly bitter war of words has broken out between veterans organizations and the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans Af...

Where Do Vets Stand on Shinseki?

Jon Soltz | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Jon Soltz

What happened at the Phoenix VA is a real tragedy, and it deserves an investigation and a response. Without polling, I can tell you pretty much all of America's veterans believe that. But, what veterans don't seem to be saying yet, at least in the survey of our supporters, is that Eric Shinseki should resign.

White House Official To Review VA Safety, Appointment Rules

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — New complaints about long wait lists and falsified patient appointment reports have surfaced at Veterans Affairs hospitals and cli...

American Legion Calls for Shinseki to Quit, But Should He?

Jon Soltz | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Yes, Secretary Shinseki does owe us an explanation. But he owes it after a thorough investigation of these serious allegations is able to determine exactly what happened. Shinseki has stated that if the investigation substantiates allegations of employee misconduct, swift and appropriate action will be taken.

Luke Johnson

GOP Sanctions Push Angers A Traditional Ally

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two top veterans groups have come out against a Senate GOP effort to insert an Iran sanctions amendment into an unrelated veterans bill,...

Making a Difference: A World of Giving - Honoring America on Independence Day by Giving Back

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 08.31.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Independence Day is not just a great time to be with family and friends watching fireworks and enjoying the perfect barbeque. It is also a time to reflect on the many gifts we, as Americans, have been given every day, as a community and as a country.

Amanda Terkel

Medal Honoring Drone Pilots Faces Bipartisan Backlash

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new medal that would honor drone pilots and cyber warriors and outrank battlefield combat medals such as the Purple Heart and Bronze S...

Amanda Terkel

Next Congress Will Have Fewest Military Veterans Since World War II

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 113th Congress that takes office in January will have the fewest military veterans since World War II, although the number of member...

My Memorial Day Plans

Tireak C. Tulloch | Posted 07.27.2012 | Impact
Tireak C. Tulloch

Last year a good friend of mine told me of how she felt of me being able to go to many places in honor of my fellow veterans. I don't consider it a vacation on any level, but as a way of continuing my duty. I believe this is how many veterans of my era and previous eras feel, as well.

Veterans and Service Member Benefits -- A Deal's a Deal

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

We promise to provide the veterans and active service members with the full set of benefits available at the time they signed up. That set of implicit, but sacred, promises is now being threatened.

WWII Vet Gets Bronze Star, 68 Years Late

Forest Hills Patch | Posted 02.10.2012 | Impact

Arno Heller, a Rego Park resident and World War II veteran, earned a Bronze Star for his commitment to duty — it just came a little late. During ...

New Lenox, IL: Facing Financial Mess, American Legion Gets to Work

newlenox.patch.com | Posted 12.13.2011 | Home

"We're trying our damnedest to keep the doors open."...

Chinese American WWII Vets Remember Flying Tigers Days

Victoria Moy | Posted 12.03.2011 | New York
Victoria Moy

Last week, Chinese American World War II veterans of the legendary Flying Tigers reunited for their 68th Anniversary in New York City.

Minneapolis Message to Obama Was Clear: Bring the War $$ Home

Coleen Rowley | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

Most of the mainstream media did not do a very good job reporting on Obama's August 30 speech in Minneapolis nor on the protest outside the National Convention of the American Legion to whom he spoke.

Amanda Terkel

Time To Bring Home Sailors Buried 200 Years Ago In Libya?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thirteen U.S. sailors who died in 1804 during the First Barbary War and were buried in Tripoli, Libya, may finally be coming home, if th...

BASEBRAWL: Wild Fracas Erupts During American Legion Game

Posted 10.09.2011 | Sports

A shocking fight between two American Legion baseball teams left onlookers stunned and both squads booted from the Southeast Regional Tournament. ...

$20 Buys All The Bull Testicles You Can Eat And Whisky You Can Drink

AOL Weird News | Steven Hoffer | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

There's quite a deal being offered in DC this weekend, assuming you have the balls to stomach it. On Saturday night, roughly 500 people are expecte...

Saki Knafo

On Memorial Day Weekend, Veterans Remember Those Who've Died (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.30.2011 | Impact

This story was reported in collaboration with our partners at Patch.com * * * * * What does Memorial Day mean to you? Anthony Borrelli answered ...

Veterans Groups Turn To Twitter, Facebook

Army Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Some traditional veterans' groups have updated their recruiting campaigns, using social media to attract younger veterans....

Amanda Terkel

High-Level Military Panel: Ban On Women In Combat Is Discriminatory

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A high-level military advisory panel is set to recommend that the armed services overturn its policy barring women from serving in comba...

'Unlawful And Dishonest': Vets Furious That Prudential Collects Insurance On Military Death Benefits

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The American Legion, the largest U.S. veterans' service organization, told a judge that Prudential Financial Inc.'s practice of collecting interest on...

Left Unsaid: Obama, the Bushes, the CIA, and the Media

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Baker

Presumably, Obama called Bush -- because in a tough midterm election year he would like to emphasize the bipartisan nature of his foreign policy. But it would be nice to know more about how and why these tidbits emerge.

Obama's Iraq Speech: Ditch "Mission Accomplished" for "Shared Sacrifice"

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Instead of "Mission Accomplished," President Obama should do what was not done when the war began -- call upon all Americans to join in "Shared Sacrifice."