Groups: Hagel Offered Troops a Voice but Missed Chances to Fix Budget

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel delivers remarks to attendees of the Veterans of Foreign War National Convention., July 22, 2013. (Glenn Fawcett/Department of Defense)

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's unexpected resignation on Monday drew words of consternation and praises from veterans groups and even from lawmakers who two years ago took the shots at him during his confirmation hearing. Hagel resigned amid reports of his "frustration" with the administration on the strategy for Iraq and Syria, though s... more

War Veteran Shares Story of Challenges Women Face

During her deployment to Iraq, former Army translator Kayla Williams said she found strength in herself to be an exemplary soldier to represent all women in the military. Williams, a former sergeant and Arabic linguist for a military intelligence company of the 101st Airborne Division, was a guest speaker Thursday at the fifth annual Forward Ma... more

Burial Delays Prompt Push for VA Oversight in Congress

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WASHINGTON — A bill aimed at decreasing recent delays in veteran burials by giving Congress new VA oversight got a push forward from lawmakers Thursday. A Senate version of the bill requiring the VA to report any burial delays longer than 30 days was introduced by Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., following a filing earlier this year in the House, whic... more

Upcoming Military and Veteran Job Fairs

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Attending a job fair is a proactive way of getting to know companies or industries you're interested in. It's also a great way to make contacts. If you hear about a veteran job fair that's not on this list, let us know by emailing us at Attending a job fair is a proactive way of getting to know companies or industries you're interested in. It'... more

Veteran Waited 61 Years for Medals

NORTH BERWICK, Maine -- He volunteered to serve his country, went to war and waited 61 years for the recognition he deserved. On October 27, 1950, at the age of 20,Ted Towne enlisted in the Army. Assigned to the Heavy Mortar Company, 180th Regiment of the 45th Infantry Division, Oklahoma National Guard, Towne served nine months on the front lin... more

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