veterans

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Starbucks chair co-writing book on military vets

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz is collaborating on a book about veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. “For Love of Country: What Our Veterans Can Teach Us About Citizenship, Heroism, […]

06/30/2014

This 2010 photo provided by Amy Miner shows her Kryn Miner in Afghanistan, an Army veteran who suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and who was shot to death in Essex, Vt., by one of their children in April after threatening to kill the family.  (AP Photo/Courtesy of Amy Miner)

Report: Half of vets with PTSD got treatment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Only about half of the veterans diagnosed with PTSD last year after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan received the recommended therapy despite efforts by the Department of Veterans Affairs to beef up […]

06/20/2014

US Department of Veterans Affairs (AP Photo)

Lawmakers call for tighter grip on VA hospitals

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairmen of House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees on Sunday decried long waits and backlogs at the nations VA hospitals but stopped short of calling for the resignation of Veterans Affairs […]

05/25/2014

Department of Veteran Affairs

Veterans’ bodies to finally get proper burials

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The bodies of more than two-dozen U.S. veterans at a Southern California morgue will finally receive proper burials, officials said. After months of speculation, the bodies of 28 veterans were moved Friday […]

05/24/2014

In this May 2, 2014 photo, family, friends and members of the military gather beside Kryn Miner's casket after his funeral outside St. Lawrence Church in Essex, Vt. (AP photo/Burlington Free Press, Emily McManamy)

After husband’s tragic death, widow takes on PTSD

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Amy Miner says her late husband’s fight did not end when he left the war. As with many veterans, Kryn Miner’s battle against the emotional scars of a long military career […]

05/14/2014

A U.S. soldier walks atop his armored vehicle at sunset as he prepares for a nighttime military exercise in the Kuwaiti desert south of the Iraqi border on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

VA reports spike in suicides among youngest vets

WASHINGTON (AP) — There has been a sharp increase in the suicide rate among the youngest male veterans, and a smaller but still significant jump among women who served in the military, the Department of […]

01/09/2014

Texas train accident hits wounded vets | VIDEO

Federal officials will probe to find out why a freight train hit the 18-wheeler.

11/16/2012

Actor Gary Sinise supporting veterans

(AP) – Hollywood actor Gary Sinise is helping promote a summer concert in suburban Chicago that will benefit veterans. The “Forrest Gump” star helped kickoff ticket sales for “Rockin’ for the Troops” on Thursday at […]

05/04/2012

Settlement OK'd over Mojave cross on US land

(AP) – A federal judge has approved a land-swap settlement of a lawsuit over remote site in the Mojave National Preserve where war memorial crosses have been erected for decades. The settlement announced Tuesday calls […]

04/24/2012

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