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Stories with subject: Military affairs
  • Congressional committees probing Arizona's VA care 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:59 pm
  • PHOENIX - U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake say congressional committees are investigating allegations that up to 40 Arizona veterans died while awaiting medical appointments.

  • NBA plans expanded programs with military 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:53 pm
  • NEW YORK - Army graduate Mike Krzyzewski will lead a U.S. national team practice at his alma mater, and the U.S. women will train at the Naval Academy as part of an increased partnership among the NBA, USA Basketball and the Department of Defense.

  • Court reinstates lawsuit over Marine's suicide 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:01 pm
  • LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - The family of a Marine who killed himself after a tour of duty in Iraq will be allowed to proceed with a lawsuit against the federal government over his treatment by two Veterans Affairs facilities in Kentucky.

  • Court reinstates lawsuit over Marine's suicide 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:16 pm
  • LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - The family of a Marine who killed himself after a tour of duty in Iraq has won a bid to reinstate a lawsuit against the federal government over his treatment by two Veterans Affairs facilities in Kentucky.

  • NC community college rate break for vets proposed 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:35 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - Gov. Pat McCrory says he wants to make it easier for new veterans to attend any of North Carolina's community colleges.

  • Man avoids $525 fine for refill at SC hospital 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:34 pm
  • CHARLESTON, South Carolina - A man who faced a $525 fine for refilling an 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital apparently will get off with a warning.

  • VA hospital nurse accused of stealing pain meds 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:25 pm
  • ST. LOUIS - A nurse at the Veterans Administration hospital in St. Louis is facing federal charges accusing him of stealing pain medication from the hospital and from patients.

  • 4th Md. prison training veteran service dogs 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:19 am
  • HAGERSTOWN, Maryland - The medium-security Maryland Correctional Training Center near Hagerstown is becoming the fourth state prison where inmates who served in the military help train service dogs for disabled veterans.

  • Jill Biden promotes Post-9/11 GI Bill website 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:24 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Jill Biden is promoting a new website designed to make it easier for service members, veterans, their spouses and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits at thousands of schools and job training programs.

  • Veterans clinics approved for NH's North Country 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:18 pm
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire's U.S. senators say the Department of Veterans Affairs has approved the opening of two health care sites in Colebrook and Berlin.

  • New gate to help security at veterans hospital 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:55 am
  • WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vermont - The veterans hospital in White River Junction, Vermont, has added an iron gate at its main entrance to improve security.

  • Former Army sergeant to receive Medal of Honor 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:48 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to former Army Sergeant Kyle J. White, who put his own life at risk in an hours-long effort to save fellow service members during a 2007 ambush in Afghanistan.

  • Gov. Martinez unveils new veterans' cemeteries 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:29 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Angel Fire, Carlsbad, Fort Stanton, and Gallup have been named as proposed sites for new rural veterans' cemeteries, Gov. Susana Martinez announced Tuesday.

  • Ohio school board debates sexual orientation rule 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:28 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - A proposal to protect schoolteachers from being fired or otherwise treated differently on the basis of sexual orientation is dividing the state school board.

  • In a first, France tackles sex assault in military 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:07 pm
  • PARIS - France claims great success in recruiting women into its armed forces, boasting one of the world's highest percentages of women in uniform. What it hasn't done is work to prevent sexual assault and harassment once they get there.

  • First women move into Army platoon artillery jobs 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 12:31 pm
  • FORT BRAGG, North Carolina - Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts. Nearby, others are preparing the howitzer cannons as helicopters swoop overhead. At the edge of the circle, the platoon leader watches as the field artillerymen go through their training exercise.

  • Feds file more charges in Tenn. armory shooting 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:37 am
  • MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Federal prosecutors have added new charges against a Tennessee National Guard recruiter accused of trying to kill four superiors in a shooting at an armory northeast of Memphis.

  • Murray to cut ribbon at VA clinic 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:29 am
  • WALLA WALLA, Washington - U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash, will help cut the ribbon at the new Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic in Walla Walla.

  • Gazette's Philipps wins Pulitzer for vets' stories 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:58 pm
  • DENVER - A Gazette journalist who won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting Monday said he hopes the honor will bring even more attention to traumatized combat veterans across the country who are struggling like the men he wrote about in Colorado Springs.

  • Stables in Pee Dee offering therapy for vets 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 9:34 am
  • TIMMONSVILLE, South Carolina - A riding stable in the Pee Dee that offers physical and emotional therapy for children is taking on a new challenge - helping the nation's wounded veterans.

  • Lady Luck in World War II veteran's corner 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 11:05 am
  • WATERBURY, Connecticut - Gerard Sirois Sr. figures he's a lucky man.

  • National Guard members honored at ceremony 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 11:01 am
  • MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - More than 100 members of a New Hampshire Army National Guard unit are being honored in Manchester.

  • Wounded soldier, family ready for next chapter 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 9:43 am
  • GUNTERSVILLE, Alabama - Corey Garmon has a lot to celebrate as he gets ready to begin a new chapter in his life.

  • Cost, quality weigh heavily in college decisions 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 11:40 am
  • WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania - For months, Trinity High School senior Sydney Dydiw toyed with an important decision.

  • Tampa-based military dog retires with honors 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 1:05 pm
  • TAMPA, Florida - A bomb-sniffing dog credited with saving a military patrol in Afghanistan is retiring with full military honors.