Navy's New Maritime Strategy Includes More Destroyers to Pacific

Caption: USS Chancellorsville is a guided missile cruiser. (Navy photo)

U.S. Navy leaders' plans to forward deploy two more destroyers to Japan and base another attack submarine in Guam appear to be part of a new maritime strategy expected to be released by the Navy next month. While most of the details of the new strategy for the Navy, Marines and Coast Guard will not yet be discussed by Navy officials, the e... more

Veterans' Group Wants Non-Profit Corporation to Oversee VA Healthcare

Vietnam veterans Robert Rivers and Daniel Brown

A veterans' organization says it wants to end Veterans Health Administration healthcare as it has long been known, turning oversight of the operation over to a non-profit government corporation and letting veterans relying on VA healthcare go where they like for it. Concerned Veterans for America detailed its proposal in "Fixing Veterans He... more

Pendleton Marines Train for Large-Scale Deployment

Marines in the combat operations center plan an attack on an enemy force occupying a partner nation during a training exercise at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Jennifer Hlad/Stars and Stripes

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- At the northwestern tip of this massive base, hundreds of Marines spent the last 10 days preparing for full-scale war. It's the first time in more than a decade they are training for this type of combat, all aligned with new guidance from the commandant. Gen. Joseph Dunford expects all Marine units to be "physically an... more

Lawmakers Puzzled Why Few Veterans Are Going Outside VA for Care

A sample Veterans Choice Card issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

WASHINGTON -- Senators said Thursday a new multi-billion-dollar program to provide outside health care to veterans caught up in long waits at the VA does not appear to be working. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., pressed the Department of Veterans Affairs to figure out why the Veterans Choice program -- estimated by Congress to cost $10 billio... more

Wisconsin State Veteran's Benefits

The state of Wisconsin provides several veteran benefits. This section offers a brief description of each of the following benefits. Housing Benefits Property Tax Credit Veteran Employment Benefits Veteran Education Benefits Other State Veteran Benefits Housing Benefits Wisconsin Veterans Homes The state of Wiscon... more

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