The Senate Finance Committee is launching an investigation to determine whether a charity intended to help disabled veterans deserves its tax-exempt status after doling out millions of dollars to a direct-mail company.
A national charity that vows to help disabled veterans and their families has spent tens of millions on marketing services, all the while doling out massive amounts of candy, hand sanitizer bottles and many other unnecessary items to veteran aid groups, according to a CNN investigation.
The Iraq War ended in December, and veterans and other citizens throughout the country have begun clamoring for local parades to celebrate the return of our Iraq veterans -- yet only one city in the nation, St. Louis, has held one.
At a fire station in Virginia, President Obama introduces his jobs plan for veterans.
"When I got out of the Army, I did not want to talk about my war experience," said Angela Kozak, currently a speech pathology student at San Diego State University.
The connection seems obvious: nearly 400 acres of land set aside to house veterans and thousands of veterans who need a place to call home.
An Iraq vet tells CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta how post-traumatic stress disorder led to homelessness.
Soldiers returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan can look forward to a different kind of action when they reach U.S. soil: help for their businesses.
Veterans advocacy groups have been called to the White House for a late afternoon meeting Tuesday to be briefed by Obama administration officials on the impact to veterans if Congress does not pass legislation raising the debt ceiling.
Sexual assault incidents within the Veterans Affairs system are not being reported up the chain, a new government audit released Tuesday found.
Veteran claims for medical benefits are still piled high at the Veterans Affairs Department, despite a major push from the secretary of the department for quicker claims processing.
As we prepare to pay tribute this Veterans Day to the courageous men and women who have selflessly served our country, the image of American soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq is in our minds. But we also must recognize that many thousands have returned from these wars with severe injuries and permanent disabilities.
Vice President Joe Biden marks Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery.
Veterans Day is a day to honor and celebrate the military veterans who have served our country, but if you don't have a veteran in your family or even know one, the meaning of the day may be lost.
The government has started distributing additional benefits for Agent Orange exposure to Vietnam War veterans who qualify under liberalized rules, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced Monday.
In an effort to reach out to more veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Department of Veterans Affairs is launching its first ever television ad campaign to alert servicemembers to the benefits for which they're eligible.
The Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday it will continue to use a controversial life insurance program, but will make sure beneficiaries better understand the accounts.
After initial outrage over how Prudential handles life insurance policies of deceased soldiers and veterans, the insurance company is working hard to change the perception it has misled military families.
Military veterans are being denied health care due to "inappropriate scheduling practices" at VA facilities, according to an internal memo from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Viewers tell us whether they think there should be an Iraq War Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Several veterans and conservative bloggers are taking issue with President Barack Obama choosing not to attend the Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Vice President Joe Biden is attending in his place.
The unemployment rate for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars reached 14.7 percent in March, according to the latest government statistics.
Until about noon on Wednesday, dozens of websites were identifying themselves with a Red Cross-ish logo and names like "VA Medical Center Palo Alto," or "VA Hospital San Francisco," or "VA Medical Center Gainesville" though they had no affiliation with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. They were actually operated by plaintiffs law firms that were searching for clients with asbestos-related diseases.
"Can you say that again? You put a bullet through the wall in your house?"
Over 300 calls a day come into a national suicide hotline for veterans and troops. CNN's Lisa Sylvester reports.
The military is backing off its previous position and acknowledging that some troops exposed to the burning of refuse on military bases could be susceptible to long-term health effects.
In the Army you live by the Warrior Ethos, which states, "I will always place the mission first. I will never quit. I will never accept defeat. I will never leave a fallen comrade behind."
With a simple, declarative statement, the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs announced his ambitious goal to eradicate one of the country's most shameful problems.
Standing behind the president during a bill signing is a shining moment for any policy activist.
Paul Rieckhoff knows something about soldiers' woes. He's bringing that experience to Washington to change minds.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is still struggling with an enormous backlog in claims for medical and educational benefits that are piling up despite efforts to diminish the paperwork, the secretary of the department admitted Wednesday.
Following a faint trail through a dense patch of woods in Florida's Palm Beach County, Roy Foster is a man on a mission.
Vietnam War veterans mentor a new generation of homeless vets in Los Angeles. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
When Iraq war veteran Angela Peacock is in the shower, she sometimes closes her eyes and can't help reliving the day in Baghdad in 2003 that pushed her closer to the edge.
A backlog in processing education benefits has forced the Department of Veterans Affairs to authorize millions of dollars in emergency funds for veterans who need the cash to pay for school.
Watch out for the latest scam targeting veterans and their credit card numbers, the Department of Veterans Affairs warns.
Julie Ellerton met Iraq war veteran John Stubbs by chance. He dropped by her Malibu, California, home one afternoon to spray for termites.
Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities do not consistently offer the level of services and infrastructure necessary to properly treat the growing number of female veterans, a government investigation concludes.
A jobs program helps military veterans to "heal" the environment and themselves. CNN's Patrick Oppmann reports.
The Veterans Administration's handling of disability claims has seen improvements and setbacks, a congressional watchdog said Wednesday.
Lawmakers reacted with anger and dismay Tuesday to the second report this year that Veterans Administration facilities had inadequate safety procedures in place to ensure that colonoscopy equipment is sterilized between patients.
The Department of Veterans Affairs said Wednesday it will apologize to veterans who were mistakenly told they'd been diagnosed with a fatal neurological condition.
While hundreds of thousands of disability claims lay backlogged at the Department of Veterans Affairs, thousands of technology employees at the department received $24 million in bonuses, a new report says.
Like for many Americans, Memorial Day for Lynn Hughes is about giving back to veterans. The 61-year-old will be placing flags on the graves of fallen soldiers at Rocky Mount Memorial Park gardens.
Lynn Hughes, who was named a CNN Hero in 2007, has helped 650 veterans receive the benefits they are entitled to.
President Obama: America will not forget its military veterans. CNN's Elaine Quijano reports.
As President Obama reminds Americans that Memorial Day is more than the casual start of summer, many veterans advocates are eagerly waiting for more details about his plans for a revamped veterans program.
If someone risked his or her life for you, would you give him or her a dollar?
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano apologized Thursday after some veterans groups were offended by a department report about right-wing extremism.
The federal government is establishing a new system for updating medical records of servicemen and women during and after their military careers, President Obama announced Thursday.
An investigation into dirty colonoscopy instruments turns up one HIV positive veteran. Judy Fortin reports.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched an investigation into whether there is a connection between improperly sterilized endoscopy equipment and a veteran's positive HIV test.
Thousands of vets may have been infected with life-threatening viruses after a hospital discovers unsterilized probes.
Thousands of veterans in South Florida may have been exposed to hepatitis and HIV because of contaminated equipment after getting colonoscopies at the Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, officials announced Monday.
The Obama administration is abandoning a controversial plan to charge private insurers for treatment of veterans' service-connected ailments.
The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will study the effects of toxic emissions from burning trash at military installations in Iraq and Afghanistan on veterans, even after the Department of Defense has concluded no long-term effects exist.
Veterans groups are angry after President Obama told them Monday that he is still considering a proposal to have treatment for service-connected injuries charged to veterans' private insurance plans.
President Obama pledged Monday to make good on his promise to transform the Department of Veterans Affairs and said he would "dramatically improve" mental health aid.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki confirmed Tuesday that the Obama administration is considering a controversial plan to make veterans pay for treatment of service-related injuries with private insurance.
Veterans groups are warning President Barack Obama against going ahead with a possible administration move to charge veterans' private health care for service-related injuries.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has suspended a contractor for failing to follow the department's policies for securing sensitive data about patients, the department said Thursday.
A federal judge has refused to intervene in a dispute over delays in paying disability benefits by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Photojournalist Bethany Swain introduces us to a veteran suffering from ALS, a disease linked to military service.
Thomas Cuddy enlisted in the U.S. Army 28 years ago, but he's facing his greatest battle now that he's out.
Two veterans' organizations Monday filed a federal lawsuit seeking to accelerate decisions on disability claims for retired military personnel.
The rate of suicides among-active duty soldiers is on pace to surpass both last year's numbers and the rate of suicide in the general U.S. population for the first time since the Vietnam war, according to U.S. Army officials.
More than 22,000 veterans have sought help from a special suicide hot line in its first year, and 1,221 suicides have been averted, the government says
More than 22,000 veterans have sought help from a special suicide hot line in its first year
(CNN) -- "I can't find the right words to describe when you are homeless," says Iraq war veteran Joseph Jacobo. "You see the end of your life right there. What am I going to do, what am I going to eat?"
They've been through dark days to discover the psychic wounds of war. Now they are using that hard-won wisdom to help a new generation of veterans
Two Democratic senators on Tuesday called for the chief mental health official of the Veterans Affairs Department to resign, saying he tried to cover up the rising number of veteran suicides
After the Department of Veterans Affairs told them to wait their turn, veterans who bear the psychological scars of fighting the war on terror now have the chance to sue
At the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, there was an eruption of emotion on Capitol Hill for 23-year-old Army Specialist Tim Bowman -- an Illinois National Guardsman who completed a combat tour in Iraq, came home and killed himself.
Mike Bowman's son, Tim, completed a combat tour in Iraq and committed suicide after returning home.
Ty Ziegel peers from beneath his Marine Corps baseball cap, his once boyish face burned beyond recognition by a suicide bomber's attack in Iraq just three days before Christmas 2004.
Ty Ziegel talks about wounds he suffered in the Iraq war and how the V.A. initially rejected his claim for brain injury.
The White House is blasting Congressional Democrats for not sending a bill that would fund veterans' care programs to the president's desk by Veterans Day.
Congressman Joe Sestak of Pennyslvania wants us to remember our nation's treasure, our veterans, on Veterans' Day weekend.
President Bush on Tuesday announced the nomination of retired Army Lt. Gen. James Peake to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Report on veterans care
Can a landmark lawsuit filed by thousands of vets change the agency they claim has denied them care and compensation?
Frustrated by delays in health care, injured Iraq war veterans accused VA Secretary Jim Nicholson in a lawsuit of breaking the law by denying them disability pay and mental health treatment
The outgoing Secretary will not be a tough act to follow. But many veterans feel they need a better advocate
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson announced Tuesday he would leave his post later this year to resume a career in the private sector, a statement from the department said.
The Department of Veterans Affairs knew for months that shower heads, handrails and other fixtures posed serious suicide risks to Seattle-area psychiatric patients, but refused to fix the problems
Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole and ex-Cabinet member Donna Shalala vowed Wednesday to carry out a "vigorous" review of health care for recovering war veterans, focusing primarily on Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
When David Demyan looked into starting a staffing business last year, he had no idea he might be eligible for a discount as a Vietnam veteran.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday called on Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson to resign after another incident involving the loss of a computer containing personal data on tens of thousands of veterans.
A laptop computer and external drive containing personal data on more than 26 million veterans and active duty military personnel have been recovered, officials said Thursday.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has not done enough to protect its data in the four years since it was first warned of problems, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office.
Thieves may have erased personal data on millions of veterans that was on a laptop they stole, the secretary of veterans affairs said Thursday.
Authorities waited almost three weeks to alert the public that personal data on more than 26 million U.S. veterans had fallen into the hands of thieves, a government source said Tuesday.
An avuncular man with a gravelly voice, Dr. Michael Simberkoff, 69, fires up his computer. With a keystroke, he's on a page that lists a patient's complete health record, including office visits, d...
The Bush administration agreed Wednesday to ask Congress for more money to meet veterans' health care expenses after disclosing last week a politically embarrassing $1 billion shortfall in the program.
The governor of Pennsylvania on Saturday said the federal government must do a better job helping America's war veterans and criticized proposed budget cuts affecting them.
to trim without hurting the poor. WASHINGTON'S deficit fighters have directed most of their firepower this year at such politically palatable targets as defense. But if Congress is truly going to g...
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