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Battle of Mogadishu hero passes, leaves behind legacy

Courtesy photographRetired Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Bray, a combat controller, who was awarded the Silver Star for his actions during the Battle of Mogadishu...

Applications to be accepted for 2017 National Veterans Golden Age Games

The Department of Veterans Affairs will accept applications from veterans interested in competing in the 2017 National Veterans Golden Age Games beginning Feb. 1. Veterans...

DOD announces new outreach efforts to vets regarding discharges, military records

The Department of Defense Dec. 30 announced a renewed effort to ensure veterans are aware of the opportunity to have their discharges and military...

How to file a Notice of Disagreement on your VA compensation...

If you disagree with the decision VA made on your disability compensation claim, your first step is to formally tell VA that you disagree. I...

VA grants full practice authority to advance practice registered nurses

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Dec. 14 that it is amending provider regulations to permit full practice authority to three roles of VA...

Former soldier’s service dog offers sign of hope, compassion

Army photograph by John BudnickA native of Mountain Pine, Ark., Babb received Matai (mah-TIE'), a Portuguese water dog, at no cost from 832...

New Fisher House debuts at VA Long Beach

Photograph courtesy of the VA Long Beach Healthcare SystemBrig. Gen. Mark Baird, vice commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los...

VA announces funding opportunity for community partners working to end veteran...

Building on President Obama’s commitment to end veteran homelessness, the Department of Veterans Affairs has announced the availability of funding for non-profit organizations and...

Veteran finds fulfillment with custom-built truck

Courtesy photograph Jason Velez poses next to his custom built Dodge Ram 2500. Velez, a retired Airman, who served multiple tours in Iraq,...

Born during the Pearl Harbor attack: A veteran shares his remarkable...

Courtesy photographDavid Burpee as a child. It was dark at Pearl Harbor's Tripler Hospital on the evening of Dec. 7, 1941. The bombings...