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.

Surviving Resignation Calls, VA Official Says 'My Faith Kept Me Here'

Veterans Affairs Undersecretary for Benefits Allison Hickey speaks to veterans and VA employees at a "Healthy Heart" event in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 27. KATE HOIT / DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS)

Some 15 months ago, with the Veterans Affairs Department mired in scandal over secret waitlists for patients that were linked to deaths, lawmakers and at least one major veterans service organization demanded the resignations of the agency's top officials. By mid-May of last year, Veterans Health Administration Under Secretary Dr. Robert Pe... more

VA Secretary Calls for More Research into Traumatic Brain Injury

Military researchers are learning more about traumatic brain injury.

Representatives from the public and private sectors and nonprofits convened for a two-day summit in Washington, D.C., to come up with new ideas for treating people with traumatic brain injuries. The event, which began Monday, was organized by the Veterans Affairs Department, which is hoping to harness the collective expertise from various a... more

VA: Veterans Claims Backlog Dips Below 100K But Won't Hit Zero

Stacks of VA claims.

The Veterans Affairs Department's backlog of disability claims has dropped below 100,000 but it won't ever reach zero because of the way veterans seek care, says the head of the Veterans Benefits Administration. Future claims exceeding the 125 days set for on-time decisions will more than likely be because of veteran's individual choices or ... more

VA Doesn't Acknowledge Department Emails on Ashley Madison Site

Department of Veterans Affairs

More than 100 Veterans Affairs Department employees may have signed up for the adultery match-up site Ashley Madison using their work email addresses, but the VA is not saying whether it plans to do anything about it. "The vast majority of VA's 330,000 employees are hardworking and dedicated to our mission of serving veterans," spokesman Jam... more

Marine Vietnam Vet Recalls Iconic Woodstock Wake-Up Photo

Former Marine Cpl. James Corcoran, lying in the lower right of the image, went intending to work security and for the music. Friends Nick Ercoline and Bobbi Kelly, center, ended up on the movie soundtrack cover. Burk Uzzle photo, used with permission

James "Corky" Corcoran had slept in worse places than the trod-over New York farmland that in the course of a day and night became one of the most populated campgrounds in history. There were places up and around Da Nang and Chu Lai and any number of spots along South Vietnam's portion of Highway 1 -- the main Saigon-to-Hanoi road -- on "ro... more

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