- NC releases resource guide, updated website for veterans Updated: May-23-15 4:05 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Gov. Pat McCrory has announced the release of the 2015 resource guide for veterans, along with an updated website that focuses on federal Veterans Affairs benefits and other issues.
- VA must find millions to finish troubled Denver hospital Updated: May-22-15 8:07 pm
DENVER - Construction crews are returning to work at the veterans hospital outside Denver after a last-minute deal with congressional leaders avoided a shutdown of the half-finished project.
- House delays vote on cutting veteran education benefits Updated: May-22-15 7:05 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas lawmaker has pushed back a vote on a much-watched bill that would make cuts to a free college tuition program for veterans' children.
- Senate tweaks veterans health law to boost specialized care Updated: May-22-15 6:22 pm
WASHINGTON - Veterans would get specialized medical care from private doctors more easily under a bill the Senate approved Friday.
- 19 long-dead Oregon hospital patients get military honors Updated: May-22-15 5:07 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - They served in the Civil War, the Indian Wars, the Spanish-American War and World War I. But for decades, their ashes and those of thousands of others lay abandoned in corroded urns in an outbuilding at Oregon's state psychiatric hospital.
- New Army Reserve Center proposed for Starkville Updated: May-22-15 4:09 pm
STARKVILLE, Mississippi - An estimated $9.3 million is provided in an appropriations bill for a new Army Reserve Center in Starkville.
- Emergency room at Topeka VA hospital could reopen soon Updated: May-22-15 4:08 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - An emergency room at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Topeka is expected to reopen soon after it was closed last year on a temporary basis because of understaffing problems.
- Senate panel keeps domestic budgets frozen for now Updated: May-21-15 4:43 pm
WASHINGTON - Ignoring veto threats, Republicans on a key Senate panel Wednesday approved an overall freeze on the annual operating budgets for domestic agencies while padding overseas military accounts to raise Pentagon budget limits by $36 billion.
- Ohio lawmakers honor state's military dead in ceremony Updated: May-21-15 2:48 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - State lawmakers have honored six Ohio members of the military who died recently in U.S. combat operations.
- Not just Denver: VA problems in Florida, Louisiana, Nevada Updated: May-21-15 1:16 pm
DENVER - The $1 billion cost overrun at the Denver veterans hospital is the VA's worst construction problem, but the department also had difficulties at health care facilities in New Orleans, Las Vegas and Orlando, Florida. A look at those projects:
- First female general in ND Army Guard calls it longtime goal Updated: May-21-15 1:01 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The first female general in the North Dakota Army National Guard says her father always believed she should be a general.
- Grand Junction VA suspends abdominal surgeries Updated: May-21-15 9:41 am
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado - The Grand Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center has discontinued many surgeries at the facility after some procedures resulted in unwanted outcomes.
- Family of man killed at Fort Hood to get his Purple Heart Updated: May-21-15 4:31 am
MILWAUKEE - The family of a nurse practitioner from Wisconsin killed in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting is set to receive his Purple Heart.
- Boehner: Little progress at VA year after Shinseki departure Updated: May-20-15 5:31 pm
WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs is no better off a year after former VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned amid a scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking health care and falsified records to cover up the delays, House Speaker John Boehner charged Wednesday.
- Misspelled sign for VA Houston National Cemetery to be fixed Updated: May-20-15 11:49 am
HOUSTON - A highway exit sign for the Veterans Affairs Houston National Cemetery has a misspelling and officials blame a contractor for the error.
- US military rescuers end operations after Nepal earthquake Updated: May-20-15 11:10 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - The 300 U.S. Marine, Army, Air Force and Navy personnel involved in rescue operations in Nepal since a major earthquake struck last month concluded their work Wednesday, officials said.
- Wal-Mart announces expansion of veteran hiring Updated: May-20-15 9:56 am
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Nate Waits wakes up before 3 a.m. four days a week to get to his job at a Bentonville distribution center for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., where the former Marine is among more than 92,000 veterans the company has hired in the past two years.
- Fort Wayne honors deployed military with blue star banners Updated: May-20-15 9:44 am
FORT WAYNE, Indiana - The city of Fort Wayne is honoring two more veterans with banners along city streets.
- Bikers on Memorial Day ride visit Ala VA center Updated: May-20-15 8:40 am
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - What sounded like rolling thunder rumbled into Wayne Wigley's right ear - his bad ear - as about 400 Harley-Davidson, Honda, Suzuki and Kawasaki motorcycles, to name a few, passed sidewalks lined with veterans and their supporters Tuesday.
- Deal to honor Ga. veterans during ceremony at Capitol Updated: May-20-15 7:34 am
ATLANTA - Georgia's governor and first lady are planning to honor slain veterans during a ceremony at the state Capitol.
- Evansville to host annual conference for female veterans Updated: May-20-15 7:19 am
EVANSVILLE, Indiana - A conference aimed at helping female military veterans will be in Evansville next month.
- More than 2,000 museums offer military families free access Updated: May-20-15 2:19 am
WASHINGTON - More than 2,000 museums in all 50 states are again offering free admission to military personnel and their families this summer, beginning on Memorial Day.
- College chain calls California suspension unwarranted Updated: May-19-15 7:05 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A for-profit college company that has been ordered to stop enrolling students with GI Bill benefits at its 15 California campuses says the action is unfortunate and unwarranted.
- Tomah VA hospital has 30-day plan to improve operations Updated: May-19-15 9:05 am
TOMAH, Wisconsin - The Tomah VA Medical Center has a 30-day plan that leaders say will improve the hospital's operation in light of recent criticism.
- Military, veterans to receive W.Va. parks discount Updated: May-19-15 3:38 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Veterans and active duty military personnel will receive discounted rates at West Virginia State Parks.