Bryant Jordan

Military.com Editor Richard Sisk

Bryant Jordan is an associate editor and White House correspondent for Military.com. Bryant covers all corners of the military arena, is an expert on "Don't Ask Don't Tell" issues, religious proselytizing and other ongoing military policy issues. He has covered Air Force support missions during the Kosovo War and in 2006 the aero-medical evacuation mission out of Balad Air Base, Iraq.

A journalist since 1979, Jordan also covered stories in Lebanon, Gaza and Morocco. During the Vietnam War he was assigned to 15th Admin. Co., 1st Cavalry Division, Bien Hoa Army Base. Before joining Military.com Jordan was a staff writer and deputy news editor for Military Timesnewspapers in Springfield, Va.

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VFW: Demand WH Get Marine From Mexico Jail

A major veterans' organization is asking millions of U.S. military personnel and veterans to call and email the White House to demand it gain the release of a Marine reservist jailed in Mexico since being arrested in March on gun charges. Veterans of Foreign Wars National Commander John Stroud is also demanding the White House impose sancti... more

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VA Sued for Denying Benefits to Gay Spouses

A law firm representing gay and lesbian service members and veterans on Tuesday filed suit against the Veterans Affairs Department for failing to extend benefits to same-sex spouses who live in states that do not recognize their marriages. "Gay and lesbian veterans have served their country and risked the ultimate sacrifice to fulfill their... more

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VA to Start Search for New Appointments System

The Veterans Affairs Department is shopping to replace an electronic appointments scheduling system that was manipulated by staff at dozens of VA hospitals to conceal the fact facilities were not meeting the needs of veterans trying to see a doctor. The VA will publish a request for proposals by the end of September and companies will have 30 d... more

President Barack Obama speaks about veterans issues at the American Legion’s 96th National Convention at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama, McDonald Vow to Fix VA Scheduling Practices

President Barack Obama and Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald on Tuesday acknowledged the agency's past failures and vowed to better serve veterans with new programs and more access to care. Speaking before The American Legion convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, Obama also pledged that the wait-list scandal that prompted recent ... more

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VA IG: No Vet Deaths Linked to Secret Wait List

Months after Veterans Affairs Department officials said 35 veterans on a secret waiting list at the VA Medical Center in Phoenix died, investigators said the deaths weren't caused by delays in care. That's according to a preliminary report released Tuesday afternoon by the VA's Office of the Inspector General. "While the case reviews in this... more

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