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Washington Senate race: GOP veterans rights leader to challenge Democratic Sen. Patty Murray

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A military wife and nurse, she fought for her husband after the Army officer was permanently blinded during an attack in Iraq. Later, she was a driving force in the push that led to reforms at the Department of Veter...

The veterans who need Congress to act in 2021

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Rep. Stephen F. Lynch is from Massachusetts and is the chairman of the House's Oversight and Reform Committee's Subcommittee on National Security, which led an investigation into K2 toxic exposures during the 116th C...

British veterans, discharged for being gay under historic law, allowed to get their medals back

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London Gay and bisexual British veterans who were stripped of their medals because of their sexuality will now be able to reclaim them, the UK government has said, as it admitted the pre-2000 policy was an "historica...

Some national veterans organizations vow to remove members charged in the Capitol riots

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Some national veterans organizations have vowed to remove members who were charged in the Capitol riots, taking a stand against the violent attack last week. Current and former US military members participated in th...

Veterans nursing home where at least 76 died of Covid-19 administers its first vaccines

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The Massachusetts nursing home for US military veterans where at least 76 people died of coronavirus this spring administered its first Covid-19 vaccines Tuesday. Health care workers at the Holyoke Soldiers' Home ga...

Two gravestones with swastikas removed from veterans cemetery in Texas

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Two headstones inscribed with Nazi swastikas that mark the graves of German prisoners of war have been removed from a veteran's cemetery in Texas. The headstones at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio ...

Woman at center of Veterans Affair sexual assault report: VA ‘abandoned their responsibility to protect those who they serve’

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A congressional staffer who alleged she had been sexually assaulted at a government-run veterans hospital said Wednesday that the department was actively turning a blind eye to issues of sexual assault. "VA is fully...

Pentagon and Veterans Affairs preparing to get and administer Covid vaccine

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The Department of Defense is set to receive the coronavirus vaccine directly from the companies that manufacture it once it is approved for use, and will administer it to DOD personnel, a US official tells CNN. At t...

‘We can’t keep it out’: Two dozen people died of Covid-19 in a Kentucky veterans center as infections in the community surged

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At least 24 veterans have died of Covid-19 and more than 80 have been infected since an outbreak last month at Kentucky's Thomson-Hood Veterans Center, the state's governor said Friday. Of the total 86 infections i...

Hollyanne Milley, wife of top US general, saves vet’s life who collapsed during Veterans Day ceremony

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Hollyanne Milley, the wife of Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley, came to the rescue during a Veterans Day ceremony, saving the life of a man who had collapsed during the event and stopped breathing. Milley...

The National Museum of the United States Army officially opens to the public on Veteran’s Day

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The National Museum of the United States Army opened to the public on Veteran's Day. The museum, located approximately 30 minutes south of Washington D.C. on 84 acres of land at Fort Belvoir in Virginia, honors the ...

Let’s not forget this group when we say ‘thank you for your service’ on Veterans Day

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Ja'net Bishop, Ed.D, is a volunteer with the American Red Cross Service to Armed Forces, where she teaches incarcerated veterans techniques for reducing anger and stress. Bishop is a former certified school principa...

Veterans served to protect our country. Here’s where they can get served with deals and freebies today

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Veterans Day will be celebrated a bit differently this year, but there are still freebies and deals aplenty for America's veterans and active military members. Because of the pandemic, many of these deals at restau...

Veterans and Gold Star families to get free access to national parks, wildlife refuges and other public lands

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Veterans and Gold Star families are getting a free pass to national parks, wildlife refuges and other federal lands managed by the Department of the Interior starting on Veterans Day. They will then have free access...

A Vietnam veteran’s dog tag was returned to his widow after an American found it in Russia

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An Army veteran's dog tag was returned to his widow more than 50 years after he was wounded in the Vietnam War, after an American citizen found it in Russia. North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum presented the metal identif...

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