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VA Announces More Funding for Effort to Fight Homelessness Among Veterans

WASHINGTON – The Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Veterans Affairs has announced the second round of HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing...


Marine Corps Marathon, October 27th

The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is the only marathon named solely after a branch of service, is the fourth largest marathon in the United States, the ninth largest...


Operation Gratitude

You’re at home, watching the news, and see another story regarding our men and women in Afghanistan. Or you watch a parent surprise his/her children by returning home early....


Study: 44 Percent of Returning War Veterans Experience Complications on Readjustment

A new study by the Institute of Medicine released today finds that some 44 percent – almost half – of returning war veterans are experiencing problems reintegrating into...


Coast Guard Academy Writes 2,113-Page Investigative Report to Bust 6 For Sex, Inappropriate Computer Use

Six people have been disciplined at the Coast Guard Academy for having consentual sex on government property, and for the inappropriate use of Government computers, according...


Obama Snubs Florida and Puerto Rico, Signs Law Designating Salem, Mass. As National Guard Birthplace

President Barack Obama has signed a law designating Salem, Massachusetts as the official birthplace of the National Guard. According to the law that Congress somehow found...


Three New Orleans VA Employees Busted in Half-Million-Dollar Fraud Scheme

Three employees at the New Orleans VA Medical Center pled guilty last month to a fraudulent billing scheme in which they stole some $567,000 from the Veterans Administration,...


US Navy Cancels Carrier Group Deployment

The Secretary of the Navy announced that the Navy will be postponing the deployment of the USS Harry S. Truman and the carrier battlegroup built around the flagship, citing...


Military Officers Association of America Receives Top Lobbyist Honors from The Hill

Retired Navy Vice Adm. Norbert R. Ryan, Jr., President of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) accepted The Hill’s Top Lobbyist of 2012 award recently at a...


Military Food Service Officials Brace for Four More Years of Michelle Obama

With the 2nd inauguration of President Barack Obama firmly behind us, military commands across the nation are bracing for another four years of advocacy by First Lady Michelle...


Navy Issues Flammable Uniforms

Sailor, I have bad news and good news. The bad news is that your issued uniform is flammable. The good news? I lied. There is no good news. The Associated Press is reporting...


Murdered Navy SEAL Reviled on Left

Chris Kyle was officially the deadliest known sniper in U.S. military history, with 155 confirmed kills during several combat deployments to Iraq with SEAL Team 3. Nicknamed...


Defense Bill To Contain Taxpayer Funding of Abortions

The National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 contains language that authorizes the federal government to provide taxpayer funding of abortions. The Act will allow the...


Report Blasts VA for Claims Error Rates, Inefficiency

A report by the conservative-leaning National Center for Policy Analysis has blasted the Veterans Administration for chronic inefficiency and poor disability claims processing...


Report: Cut Military Personnel, Retirement and Health Care to Fund Alternative Energy, “Climate Security”

The Center for American Progress, a prominent Washington research center associated with Democratic party causes, is calling for a broad reduction in military pay and...


Jobs Report: 10 Percent Unemployment Rate Among GWOT Veterans

Down from 12 Percent a Year Ago… But Unemployment Among GWOT Women Increases from 10.9 to 15.5 Percent The unemployment rate among Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans...


Destroyer Captain Author Cleared of Wrongdoing – But Too Late.

Admiral James Stavridis, the author of the well-known book Destroyer Captain: Lessons of a First Command has been cleared of wrongdoing by a Pentagon commission that had been...


Marine Veteran and War-Wounded Amputee Thrown Out of Charlotte, North Carolina Bar With Family

…And once again the State of North Carolina distinguishes itself in our pages. Garrett Carnes, of Mooresville, North Carolina, lost both legs to wounds received while...


VA Won’t Sack Chief of Staff, Despite Scathing IG Report

The Veterans Administration will not fire the official who approved the controversial VA staff training conferences in Orlando last year that cost the taxpayer some $6.1...


Traveling Commissaries Bring Benefits to Guard and Reserve Troops

If the mountain won’t move to Mohammad, then Mohammad must move to the mountain.And so it is with commissary benefits. While Guardsmen and reservists have held full...


Report: Pogues, Fobbits, Desk-Jockeys and REMFs Getting Too Much Money

The Quadrennial Defense Review – a report issued by the Department of Defense every four years, is recommending an overhaul of the special pays awarded to service members...


WASTE: VA Expends 809,740 Man-hours Per Year…on Government Employees Union Business

The Veterans Administration spent some $5.3 million dollars sending employees to conferences around the country in order to train them on the implementation of a new contract...


Army Releases Social Security Numbers of Medal of Honor Recipients

The good news is there is now an amazingly complete database of Medal of Honor and Distinguished Service Cross and Silver Star recipients available online – with details on...


VA’s Ability to Comply with Executive Order Hindered by Its Destructive Whistleblower Policies

On August 31, President Obama issued an executive order calling for improved access to mental health care services for veterans and their families, including additional mental...


Massachusetts National Guard General Forced to Retire Amidst Sex Scandal

Brigadier General Joseph Carter, the Adjutant General of the Massachusetts National Guard, has announced his retirement. His retirement comes after Governor Duval Patrick...


Veterans Jobs Bill Hung Up on Filibuster

A bill directing the executive branch to set up a new $1 billion jobs training program for veterans has become mired in politics this week – for the moment.The Veterans Job...


NC Man Gets 5 Years for Stealing Disability Compensation

A 41 Year old North Carolina man was sentenced to five years last week for defrauding the department of Veterans Affairs of $900,000 in improper disability benefits. Robert...


Guilty: Houston Attorney Steals Millions from Disabled Veteran Clients

A Houston attorney pled guilty this week to stealing over 1.36 million from disabled veterans between 2003 and 2008. According to reporting by the Houston Chronicle, Joe B....


Army Master Sergeant Guilty of Illegally Accepting Gifts from Contractors

September 11, 2012WASHINGTON (Department of Justice)– A U.S. Army master sergeant pleaded guilty today to accepting thousands of dollars in gratuities from contractors...


Number of Veteran’s Mental Health Service Employees to Increase by Executive Order

President Obama signed an executive order, Improving Access to Mental Health Services for Veterans, Service Members, and Military Families, into affect August 31st, 2011. In...


Former 4-Star General AFRICOM Slammed for Flagrant, Lavish Spending (Or, “Why We Can’t Have Nice Things”)

A former four-star general, William “Kip” Ward, who commanded the African Command from October 1, 2007 to March 8, 2011, is under investigation for allegations of lavish...


Study Measures Financial, Emotional Stresses on Military Families

A recent survey from the group Blue Star Families indicates that while military families aren’t exactly in crisis, much more work remains to be done to help them learn...


Camp Arifjan Bribe Scheme Nets 17 Convictions and Three Soldier Suicides

On December 11, 2006, Army Criminal Investigations Division paid Major Gloria Davis a visit at her workplace on Camp Victory, Iraq – adjacent to the Baghdad International...


Postal Regulations Ban Laptops, Other Electronic Devices from Military Mail

​In a move that will affect servicemembers deployed the world over in service to our nation, the U.S. Postal Service now prohibits shipment of laptop computers or anything...


Presidents' Memorial Day Remarks

"...that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion, that we here highly resolve that these dead...


Congressman Promises to Block TRICARE Rx Co-Pay Increase

TRICARE beneficiaries have been hit with the recent news from the Department of Defense that it plans to increase TRICARE fees and pharmacy co-pays. Military retirees facing...


DoD to Open 14,000 Jobs to Women

February 9, 2012 The DoD recently announced that it would open roughly 14,000 job assignments to women by removing two key barriers for women serving in combat.The change is...


Pentagon Plan Cuts Ground Forces by 100,000

​January 26, 2012 Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced a plan today that will cut nearly a half-trillion dollars over the next ten years from the national defense...


Obama: Defense Cuts on the Way but Strategy is to Create a Leaner, Superior Military

​January 5, 2012 President Obama announced a new Pentagon strategy today which will cut billions of dollars for defense over the next decade. He said it will "turn the page...


Military Pay Assured, Shutdown Avoided

April 9, 2011 Associated Press WASHINGTON - A last minute budget deal, forged amid bluster and tough bargaining, averted an embarrassing federal shutdown, assured pay for...


Petraeus: al-Qaida Not on Rise in Afghanistan

April 10, 2011Associated PressKABUL, Afghanistan -- The top commander of U.S. and NATO forces said Saturday that while some al-Qaida fighters have been searching for hide-outs...


US to Scale Back Troop Cuts in Europe

April 09, 2011Associated PressWASHINGTON -- The Obama administration plans to reduce U.S. military forces in Europe, but scale back the deeper cuts envisioned under the Bush...


Marine Nuclear Team Ready in Japan

April 09, 2011Associated PressTOKYO - Wearing gas masks and baggy gray suits, a special U.S. Marine Corps unit trained to rescue people in chemical, biological or nuclear...


DoD’s Second Thoughts on Iraq Withdrawal

April 11, 2011Associated PressWASHINGTON -- Eight months shy of its deadline for pulling the last American Soldier from Iraq and closing the door on an 8-year war, the...


AU: Gadhafi Accepts 'Road Map' to Peace

April 11, 2011Associated PressTRIPOLI, Libya -- A delegation of African leaders said Sunday that their Libyan counterpart, Moammar Gadhafi, accepted their "road map" for a...


Guard launches app for iPhone and iPad

Yes, they have an app for that.The National Guard Bureau has just released a new app that delivers National Guard news anytime, anywhere via the iPhone or iPad. They are...


Ensuring Pay for Our Military Act (H.R. 1297)

In light of the almost-government-shutdown in early April 2011, Rep. Louis Gohmert, R-Texas, has filed legislation that would ensure military pay is kept out of any future...


Japan Nuke Crisis Level Equals Chernobyl

April 12, 2011Associated PressTOKYO -- Japan raised the crisis level at its crippled nuclear plant Tuesday to a severity on par with the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, citing high...


Breaking News: Osama Bin Laden killed by US Military

May 1, 2010, 11pmIn a televised statement, President Obama confirmed tonight that Osama Bin Laden has been killed in Pakistan. “Tonight, I can report to the American...


Military pay in doubt if the government defaults in August

With the announcement Monday that the US has reached its debt limit of $14.3 trillion and is shifting money around to pay bills, there is a question of whether military...