- Maine Statehouse tree to honor military and vets Updated: Dec-06-13 4:09 am
- Soldiers' alcohol problems alarm Army officials Updated: Dec-05-13 9:38 pm
- National Guard sites to take same-sex benefit form Updated: Dec-05-13 4:22 pm
- NY National Guard to honor President Van Buren Updated: Dec-05-13 3:04 am
- Okla. Guard: Benefit change causes little turmoil Updated: Dec-04-13 6:16 pm
- Michelle Obama unveils White House Christmas decor Updated: Dec-04-13 5:35 pm
- Maine man pleads guilty to copper theft Updated: Dec-04-13 12:01 pm
- Nigeria: Trial for 500 Islamic extremist suspects Updated: Dec-04-13 8:16 am
- Devils Lake VA clinic on track to open next spring Updated: Dec-04-13 7:04 am
- French expert report: No proof Arafat was poisoned Updated: Dec-03-13 3:37 pm
- Islamic militants attack Nigerian air force base Updated: Dec-02-13 2:07 pm
- VA center chaplain's suit claims records accessed Updated: Dec-02-13 12:32 pm
- VA chief touting veteran courts at DC conference Updated: Dec-02-13 10:11 am
- Army veteran starts nonprofit mentoring program Updated: Dec-01-13 2:00 pm
- Gay rights fight comes to Texas, despite ban Updated: Dec-01-13 10:28 am
- Report finds more of state's veterans homeless Updated: Nov-30-13 11:19 am
- RI's 5 things: Hospital sale, reinvented 'Phantom' Updated: Nov-30-13 11:06 am
- Anne Arundel readies for job hunting veterans Updated: Nov-30-13 9:19 am
- Iowa sex offender loses bid for jobless pay Updated: Nov-29-13 12:05 pm
- Arena Stage to host show for military families Updated: Nov-29-13 4:19 am
- Ga. veterans face backlog of claims Updated: Nov-29-13 4:04 am
- Military compensation panel plans Va. hearing Updated: Nov-29-13 3:04 am
- Guard to let same-sex couples sign for benefits Updated: Nov-27-13 2:40 pm
- Homeless vets program named for ex-Ind. governor Updated: Nov-27-13 7:07 am
- Dust causes Columbia VA to close operating rooms Updated: Nov-25-13 3:43 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - A special tree is being placed in the Statehouse for the holidays to honor the Maine's military service members and veterans.
HONOLULU - Army officials in Hawaii are worried about the prevalence of alcohol abuse within the ranks, a problem a national organization also reports is on the rise among members of the military.
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana National Guard personnel seeking benefits for same-sex spouses will have an easier time filing the requests, despite a state refusal to let its workers process the paperwork because of Louisiana's ban on gay marriage.
KINDERHOOK, New York - Members of the New York National Guard will be paying tribute to President Martin Van Buren at his Hudson Valley gravesite.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Nearly a month after a directive by Gov. Mary Fallin changed the way the Oklahoma National Guard handles marriage benefits, Guard officials say the change has caused little disruption.
WASHINGTON - The familiar black dog with the white chest and white front paws starred in past Christmases in President Barack Obama's White House, but America's first pooch had to let someone else in the picture this holiday season: his little sister, Sunny.
BANGOR, Maine - A Maine man has pleaded guilty to stealing copper wire and pipe fittings from property operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Togus.
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's military is recommending immediate trial for 500 suspected extremist militants and the president is promising an economic boost for the northeast region confronting an Islamic uprising - both issues that address concerns expressed by the United States.
DEVILS LAKE, North Dakota - U.S. Sen. John Hoeven says a new Veterans Affairs clinic in Devils Lake is on track to open in the spring.
PARIS - Extensive reports by French scientists into Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's death have ruled out poisoning by radioactive polonium, his widow said Tuesday. The results contradict earlier findings by a Swiss lab, and mean it's still unclear how Arafat died nine years ago.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Hundreds of Islamic militants in trucks and a stolen armored personnel carrier attacked an air force base and international airport on the outskirts of a Nigerian city before dawn Monday, officials and witnesses said, possibly leaving scores of people dead in one of the insurgent group's most daring attacks.
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A lawsuit filed by a chaplain at the Veterans Affairs medical center in Albuquerque contends that a supervisor harassed and tormented her after improperly accessing her VA medical records that included a psychological profile.
WASHINGTON - Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki is the featured speaker at a national conference in Washington on courts that stress treatment over punishment for law-breaking vets.
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - When US Army Sgt. Rodney Pelt was injured in Iraq, he was forced to medically retire, ending a more than 16-year military career.
AUSTIN, Texas - One couple wants to get married, while the other just wants theirs recognized. A third couple wants a divorce, while the fourth wants theirs finalized. If all win their lawsuits, they could overturn the Texas ban on same-sex marriage.
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Jason Wood is happy he has a part-time job at the Charleston Civic Center.
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A prison term starts for a man who bilked the Navy out of millions, Rhode Islanders give and receive coats and a classic musical's makeover gets an American debut in Providence. Here are five things to know in Rhode Island.
FORT MEADE, Maryland - Marine veteran Bernard Jenifer was one of hundreds of vets at Fort George G. Meade last month for a job fair. He trained in engineering, but has been unemployed for months.
DES MOINES, Iowa - A convicted Iowa sex offender has lost his bid for unemployment pay after a judge ruled he should have told his employer at a veterans hospital that he was barred from working there.
WASHINGTON - Arena Stage is inviting U.S. military families to a complimentary dinner and performance for Thanksgiving.
ATLANTA - Georgia veterans filing disability claims often face longer delays than their counterparts in other states.
NORFOLK, Virginia - A commission reviewing military compensation and retirement programs is holding a public hearing in Norfolk next week.
SAN ANTONIO - The Texas National Guard will immediately begin letting same-sex couples register for benefits after the Defense Department approved a new procedure for enrolling National Guard members and their dependents for benefits.
SOUTH BEND, Indiana - A program in South Bend that helps homeless military veterans get job training and find homes is being named for former Indiana Gov. Joe Kernan.
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Officials say the operating rooms at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Columbia should reopen next week, nearly two months after dust particles were found on supplies.