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.

VA May Accept Applications for New Identification Card in September

Department of Veterans Affairs

The Veterans Affairs Department could start processing applications for the new veteran identification card by the second half of September. Created by an act of Congress last month, the card is intended as a way for veterans to prove they served in the military without having to carry around and present a DD-214, Certificate of Release or Disc... more

VA Seeks Creative Prosthetics Design at 'Make-a-thon' in Richmond

Lisamarie Wiley talks with participants at the "Make-a-thon" at the VA Medical Center in  Richmond, Virginia, where the VA is hosting a two-day event seeking innovative changes to prosthetics. (Bryant Jordan/Military.com)

Eric Young was only eight months out of the Marine Corps in 2008 when he lost his right arm during a tree-cutting accident. And one of the things he misses most - and what he wants back - is the ability to ride his motorcycle. Lisamarie Wiley lost her left leg below the knee when she stepped on a mine in Afghanistan, where she was serving with ... more

Incoming VFW Commander Hits Trump Over McCain Comments

John A. Biedrzycki Jr., the new National Commander of the VFW

The incoming commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars blasted billionaire presidential candidate Donald Trump for criticizing Sen. John McCain for having "been captured" and held as a prisoner of war. The Veterans of Foreign Wars had thought to drop discussion of Trump's disparaging remarks about McCain. In response to a number of media req... more

Obama Defends VA at Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention

President Barack Obama arrives to deliver a speech at the 116th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

PITTSBURGH - President Barack Obama told the national convention of Veterans of Foreign Wars on Tuesday that he would make sure the U.S. military had the budget it needs to protect the country and he would not rest until the Americans held by Iran are returned home. Obama also defended the Veterans Affairs Department against congressional moves... more

VA Secretary Slams Congress at VFW Convention Over Budget Cuts

VA Secretary Robert McDonald speaks at a news conference at the Veterans Affairs Department in Washington, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. McDonald discussed his visits at VA facilities across the country and outlined his priorities.Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

PITTSBURGH -- Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald told the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention here on Tuesday that veterans are being hurt by an ideology in Washington that demands huge VA budget cuts and a system that will keep the best qualified people from joining the department. Some in Washington even question the need for a VA, he... more

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