METHUEN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts funeral director has been writing obituaries and inviting strangers to burials for late veterans.
Aaron Mizen, the director for the Kenneth H. Pollard...
Mississippi veterans can get free dental care this month
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Most veterans do not get dental care through the Veterans Administration unless they're 100% disabled, have a service-related mouth injury or were a prisoner of...
South Boston’s Vietnam War memorial to be rededicated
BOSTON (AP) — The South Boston Vietnam Memorial, one of the nation's first formal memorials to Vietnam veterans, is being rededicated on its 38th anniversary.
Maine retreat for wounded vets is ready to expand
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A soldier who lost all his limbs after an explosion in Afghanistan and created a retreat to help others like him understands that injuries can run deeper than shattered...
Senator wants answers after reports of ant infestation at VA
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson is demanding answers from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs after a Georgia woman said her father was bitten more than 100 times by ants at a...
France to honor 94-year-old WWII veteran with top honor
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A 94-year-old World War II veteran from western Indiana will receive France's highest honor later this month for his wartime service.
WWII veteran celebrates 110th birthday in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man considered to be the nation's oldest living World War II veteran was serenaded and showered with kisses during a celebration of his 110th birthday at the National World...
Woman: Ants bit father, covered the walls at Georgia VA home
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman says her father was bitten more than 100 times by ants at a government veterans' home where his room was full of insects.
VA investigating sexual assaults at West Virginia hospital
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating allegations of sexual assaults at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia.
VA may have to pay billions in vets’ emergency care bills
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government may be required to pay billions of dollars in emergency care claims to veterans after a federal court ruled this week that the Department of Veterans Affairs...
Prosecutor: Man impersonated dead sister to get benefits
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 64-year-old Connecticut man has been sentenced to six months in federal prison after prosecutors say he impersonated his dead sister in phone calls to get access to her...
Trump offers ‘total’ endorsement of Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — President Donald Trump has offered a full-throated endorsement of Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse despite Sasse's previous criticism of the president.
Veterans with PTSD, anxiety turn to beekeeping for relief
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Gently lifting a wooden frame containing dozens of Italian honeybees, Vince Ylitalo seemed transfixed as he and several other veterans inspected the buzzing...
Ashes of 23 veterans to be interred in Wyoming cemetery
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A coalition of nonprofit groups plans to inter the ashes of 23 military veterans in a Wyoming cemetery.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports the ashes are scheduled to be...
WWII ‘Screaming Eagle’ veteran Henry Ochsner dies at 96
CALIFORNIA CITY, Calif. (AP) — World War II veteran Henry Ochsner, who landed on the beach at Normandy on D-Day and later received the French government's highest honor for his service, has died....
Veteran reenactor announces plan for 2020 Gettysburg event
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A veteran Civil War reenactor in Pennsylvania says he will take over planning a 2020 reenactment of the battle of Gettysburg after the organization behind the annual event...
Dayton VA chief headed to Cleveland
CLEVELAND (AP) — The head of Dayton's VA medical center will become the new director of the VA in Cleveland.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced Friday that Jill Dietrich will...
Florida authorities arrest man posting mass shooting threats
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A U.S. Army veteran is in custody after Florida authorities say he posted a message online threatening to "murder as many people as I can."
Oklahoma Veterans Commission executive director to resign
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The executive director of the Oklahoma Veterans Commission has announced plans to resign.
The commission, which governs the state Department of Veterans Affairs,...
Omaha woman sentenced for viewing coworkers’ medical records
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha woman has been sentenced to one year of probation for looking up the medical records of five people who had been co-workers.
Retired Utah war dogs continue to save and heal lives
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rep. Chris Stewart's town hall meeting was rowdy. Some shouted. Some cried. People argued about gun control and President Donald Trump. Stewart even threatened to leave...
Hundreds attend service for WWII vet with no known family
PERRY, Okla. (AP) — Hundreds of strangers have honored a 97-year-old World War II veteran from Oklahoma who funeral home officials say died with no known surviving family.
Housing project for homeless veterans opening in Plymouth
PLYMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A housing project for homeless veterans and their families is ready for occupancy in Plymouth, New Hampshire.
Organizers of the Boulder Point Veterans Housing project...
Investigation into former VA surgeon prompts federal review
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Federal inspectors have found a veterans hospital in Mississippi in violation of several policies.
News outlets report a report filed last week by the Department of...
30-year sentence handed man who opened fire in VFW post
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A 30-year prison sentence has been handed to an Indiana man who shot inside a crowded Veterans of Foreign Wars post after he was barred from entering.
Ex-VFW post commander charged with stealing post’s guns
FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — The former commander of a Connecticut Veterans of Foreign Wars post has been charged with stealing and selling two rifles that belonged to the post.
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VA employee pleads guilty to leaking Ojeda’s medical records
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Department of Veterans Affairs employee has pleaded guilty to leaking the medical records of Richard Ojeda as the former Army major was running for...
Virginia Army veteran find peace, purpose with fly fishing
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Army veteran Kyle Chanitz spent two and a half years deployed in Afghanistan, where he saw intense fighting and suffered concussions that led to seizures. When he returned to...
Longtime NY lawmaker, WWII veteran dies at 91
NEW YORK (AP) — Former state Sen. Bill Larkin, a World War II veteran who served as a state lawmaker in New York for four decades, died Saturday. He was 91.
Massachusetts Green Beret killed in Afghanistan coming home
CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) — A Green Beret from Massachusetts killed during combat operations in Afghanistan last month is coming home.
The body of Master Sgt. Luis Deleon-Figueroa is scheduled to...
Asian American Korea War hero gives what may be ‘final’ talk
GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Hiroshi "Hershey" Miyamura, the son of Japanese immigrants who was awarded the U.S. Medal of Honor for his actions in the Korean War, may have given his last public...
World War II vet breaks own oldest diver record off Cyprus
LARNACA, Cyprus (AP) — A 96-year-old British World War II veteran claims to have broken his own world record as the oldest scuba diver, diving at the popular Zenobia wreck off Cyprus' southern...
Illinois governor pardons Army vet deported to Mexico
CHICAGO (AP) — The governor of lllinois said Friday he's erased the drug conviction of an Army veteran who was deported to Mexico in 2018, a step that the man's supporters hope will help him...
Pence: ‘The Bible stays’ at veterans hospital facing lawsuit
Vice President Mike Pence weighed in on a First-Amendment lawsuit challenging a Bible on display at a New Hampshire veterans hospital, saying under the current administration, "VA hospitals will...
Glendale police arrest suspect who allegedly beat up veteran
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Glendale have made an arrest in the assault on a veteran who just returned from deployment in Afghanistan.
Air Force veteran convicted in terror case to be resentenced
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. Air Force veteran was properly convicted on terrorism charges for trying to join the Islamic State group and die a martyr, an appeals court said Thursday, but it ordered a...
Attorney pleads guilty to stealing from veterans’ charity
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut attorney has pleaded guilty to stealing $1.4 million from a charity he founded to help military veterans and their families.
Vice President Pence touts Trump record to American Legion
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has touted the achievements of President Donald Trump in building up the military and improving veterans' benefits to the American Legion's national...
Officer involved in veteran arrest serves short suspension
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan police officer accused by activists of racial profiling after he notified immigration officials about the arrest of a mentally ill Latino war veteran has...
New federal-run cemetery in the works in Maine
JONESPORT, Maine (AP) — A second federal cemetery is in the works in Maine.
Bangor Daily News reports that the federal government is developing the 6.2-acre cemetery on Route 1 in Jonesport...
Hampton VA Medical Center gets new director
HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — A 28-year veteran of the Navy Medical Service Corps will be the new director of the Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Virginia.
Veterans Affairs appoints new director of Colorado system
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — The head of the Veterans Affairs hospital in Grand Junction has been tasked will leading the VA's Eastern Colorado Health Care System.
Former Trump official to helm Florida Republican Party
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's Republican Party has named Peter O'Rourke, a former acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs under the Trump administration, as its new...
Montana men get writing assignment for false military claims
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Two Montana men who were sentenced to prison for violating the terms of the probation in separate crimes won't be eligible for parole until they complete a writing...
Paris celebrates its liberation from Nazis, 75 years on
PARIS (AP) — Paris celebrated the American soldiers, French Resistance fighters and others who liberated the City of Light from Nazi occupation exactly 75 years ago on Sunday, unleashing an...
Grand Rapids cops won’t ask people about immigration status
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Police in Michigan's second-largest city won't ask for a person's immigration status when responding to 911 calls or providing services unless it's an important part of...
New York law aims to protect veterans from pension poaching
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York has a new law designed to protect older and disabled veterans from so-called pension poaching.
Pension poaching occurs when financial planners, insurance agents...