- VA health officials say New Mexico patients wait times down Updated: Aug-30-15 5:07 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Wait times for medical appointments and disability claims have improved for New Mexico veterans, according to the heads of agencies that provide health care and disability benefits.
- New York town's large collection of WWII vet photos endures Updated: Aug-30-15 11:13 am
MECHANICVILLE, New York - During World War II, hundreds of servicemen in uniform had their photographs taken at a popular tavern near the Hudson River in upstate New York.
- Navy veteran to address Ohio women veterans conference Updated: Aug-30-15 9:40 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A U.S. Navy combat veteran will give the keynote speech at Ohio's conference for women veterans to be held in Columbus.
- China approves prisoner amnesty to mark WWII anniversary Updated: Aug-30-15 12:44 am
BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a prisoner amnesty as part of commemorations of World War II's end that could see thousands of inmates, including war veterans and juveniles, released.
- Quilts of Valor exhibit moving museum visitors to tears Updated: Aug-29-15 5:38 pm
PADUCAH, Kentucky - A new exhibit at the National Quilt Museum is moving visitors to tears.
- UNH offers orientation for veterans, service members Updated: Aug-29-15 3:04 pm
DURHAM, New Hampshire - Veterans and members of the military got a special welcome as they entered the University of New Hampshire this week.
- Pilot killed in crash was helping wounded veterans Updated: Aug-29-15 2:17 pm
LLANO, California - A pilot who died in a small plane crash in the desert northeast of Los Angeles was giving free glider rides to wounded military veterans.
- Veterans with PTSD praise audio-therapy results Updated: Aug-29-15 1:54 am
SARASOTA, Florida - On March 23, 1994, as it made its approach to Pope Air Force Base in North Carolina, the nose of an F-16 clipped the right rear elevator of a C-130 in mid-air. Although the stricken transport managed to circle around for a safe landing, the jet fighter crew had to eject as their doomed plane, on full afterburner, hurtled toward the base.
- Daugaard declares veterans day at state fair in September Updated: Aug-28-15 2:58 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - Gov. Dennis Daugaard has declared a veterans day at the State Fair in September and is asking state residents to honor the men and women who fought for freedom.
- Central Arkansas veteran hospitals decrease some wait times Updated: Aug-27-15 6:49 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System has hired more staff, streamlined services and decreased wait times for several types of medical appointments by as much as 12 days on average.
- Feds: Connecticut ended chronic homelessness among veterans Updated: Aug-27-15 5:32 pm
NEWINGTON, Connecticut - The federal government has declared Connecticut the first state in the country to end chronic homelessness among veterans, officials announced Thursday.
- WWI cannon swiped from outside Veterans of Foreign Wars post Updated: Aug-27-15 2:49 pm
BENTON TOWNSHIP, Michigan - A World War I cannon was stolen from outside a Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Michigan, and an official is concerned it could be sold for scrap metal.
- Tomah VA Medical Center halting psychiatric services Updated: Aug-27-15 11:22 am
TOMAH, Wisconsin - The troubled Tomah Veterans Administration Medical Center is making several changes related to its psychiatric and emergency services to address staffing shortages.
- Stories of internees reveal events during the war Updated: Aug-27-15 5:02 am
CODY, Wyoming - The reunion weekend at Heart Mountain Interpretive Center brought former incarceree Takashi Hoshizaki and Raymond Uno, son of internee Clarence Uno, to the site where thousands of Japanese were held during World War II. They share their stories here.
- Unclaimed remains of WWII veteran escorted to Arlington Updated: Aug-26-15 4:48 pm
CASA GRANDE, Arizona - After seven years sitting unclaimed in a Maricopa County funeral home, the remains of a World War II Navy veteran are making their journey to Arlington National Cemetery for a formal military burial.
- Couple, 67 and 63, plead to VA benefits theft, conspiracy Updated: Aug-26-15 6:11 am
ALEXANDRIA, Louisiana - A former Concordia Parish couple has pleaded guilty in a scheme to steal veterans' benefits, federal prosecutors say.
- Boy Scout honors memory of Tuskegee Airmen at Freeman Field Updated: Aug-26-15 5:07 am
SEYMOUR, Indiana - A local Boy Scout has created a memorial plaza at the Seymour airport in the hopes more people will take the time to learn about and pay tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen.
- EMU gets federal aid to help students who are veterans Updated: Aug-26-15 4:06 am
YPSILANTI, Michigan - Eastern Michigan University is receiving nearly $2 million from the federal government to help students who are veterans or the first generation in their family to attend college.
- Civil War vet's great-grandson donates letters to historians Updated: Aug-26-15 3:13 am
LOCKPORT, New York - The great-grandson of a Civil War veteran is donating a cache of historic letters and other items to Niagara County.
- NY doctors' group wants veterans hospitals in drug database Updated: Aug-26-15 3:04 am
ALBANY, New York - A New York doctors' group is urging that Veterans Administration hospitals and medical facilities join the new statewide database intended to prevent patients from getting excess painkiller prescriptions by shopping among multiple physicians.
- World War I-era cannons restored at Muskegon veterans park Updated: Aug-26-15 2:19 am
MUSKEGON, Michigan - A lengthy restoration has wrapped up on a pair of World War I-era cannons at Muskegon's Veterans Memorial Park.
- Alaska veterans say reformed VA hurting, not helping Updated: Aug-25-15 7:44 am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - A 2014 law to reform the Veterans Administration health care system has only made things worse in Alaska, according to veterans testifying Monday at a congressional listening session in Fairbanks.
- Jeb Bush to hold veterans' town hall in Colorado Updated: Aug-25-15 5:03 am
ENGLEWOOD, Colorado - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is holding a veterans' town hall in Colorado.
- VA says claims backlog cut below 100,000 cases Updated: Aug-24-15 6:07 pm
WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday it now has fewer than 100,000 disability claims older than four months, a "historic milestone" that is one-sixth the size of a long-term backlog that reached a record 611,000 claims in 2013.
- Utah veteran who played role in D-Day invasion dies Updated: Aug-23-15 6:37 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A World War II veteran who took part in the D-Day invasion that helped defeat the Nazis has died in Utah.