• Women Struggle for Acceptance

    By KIMBERLY HEFLING, Associated Press Writer

    WASHINGTON – Nobody wants to buy them a beer.

    Even near military bases, female veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan aren't often offered a drink on the house as a welcome home.

    More than 230,000 American women have fought in those recent wars and at least

  • War Hero or Criminal?

    War hero or criminal?

    Wednesday, January 13, 2010
  • VMW Embraces MyVetwork Online

    What if someone provided our military and those who care about them a truly interactive online community?  What if they could use it to interact and support each other in ways that range from the lighthearted and entertaining to deep and meaningful connections? And what if it acted as an exchange, where a variety of experts provide timely news and information of

  • Vets with PTSD Could Get Benefits Upgrade

    Thousands of vets could get benefits upgrade

    The Associated Press
    Washington Times


    WASHINGTON -- A military review could bring millions of dollars in benefits to thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans discharged with post-traumatic stress disorder.

    The military has agreed to review the records of recent veterans discharged with PTSD to decide

  • Vets Need Treatment, Not Incarceration

    Report: Vets need drug treatment, not jail

  • Vets Exposed to Incorrect Drug Doses

    January 14, 2009

    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON - Patients at Veterans Affairs health centers around the country were given incorrect doses of drugs, had needed treatments delayed and may have been exposed to other medical errors due to software glitches that showed faulty displays of their electronic health records.

    The glitches, which began in August and lingered until last month, were not disclosed by the Veterans Affairs Department to patients

  • Van Fire Leaves Vet Homeless

    Van fire leaves vet homeless

    By Melanie Woodrow

    HAMPTON, VA. - A van fire at the Hampton VA Medical Center

  • Va Veteran Wins Flagpole Battle with HOA


    Virginia Veteran Wins Battle to Keep His Flagpole in Yard

    Tuesday, December 08, 2009

  • VA Urges Direct Deposit for Veterans



    Emergency Stipends Successfully Reach Veteran Students

    VA acknowledges shortfalls in Post-9/11 G.I. Bill implementation – promises smoother spring semester

    Washington, D.C. - On Thursday, October 15, 2009, Economic Opportunity Subcommittee Chairwoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-SD) conducted a hearing to review the implementation of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (Post-9/11 G.I. Bill).

  • VA & Olympic Initiative for Disabled Vets

    October 21, 2009

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and U.S. Olympic Committee Launch Paralympic Community Initiative to Serve Physically Disabled Veterans
  • VA & DoD Announce DES Pilot Expansion

    VA and DoD Announce Disability Evaluation System Pilot Expansion

  • UPDATE: HASC Military Associations’ Legislative Priorities Hearing

    On Tuesday, March 23rd at 9:30am the HASC Military Personnel Subcommittee will hold a hearing in Room HCV 210 of the Capitol Visitors Center.  Gold Star Wives will make remarks relating to the SBP/DIC offset issue.  Please encourage military surviving spouses and our friends and supporters to attend the hearing (preferably wearing yellow) to show support for military surviving spouses and for this issue.  We should all make every effort we possibly can to attend and show Congress how truly important this matter is.  Thank you. 

  • Update on Capt Michael Speicher

    Remains of Missing Gulf War Pilot Hidden in Iraqi Sand for 18 Years

    Sunday, November 29, 2009

  • Tricare

    What is TRICARE?

    TRICARE is the health care program serving active duty service members, National Guard and Reserve
    members, retirees, their families, survivors and certain former spouses worldwide.  As a major component
    of the Military Health System, TRICARE brings together the health care resources of the uniformed services
    and supplements them with networks of civilian health care professionals, institutions, pharmacies and