Veterans

Memorial to Slain Navy Seal Chris Kyle Unveiled in Texas

Marine Maj. Ramon Armendariz places his hand on the plaque at the Chris Kyle statue following its unveiling Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the Chris Kyle Memorial Plaza in Odessa, Texas. (Jacob Ford/Odessa American via AP)

ODESSA, Texas — A memorial for slain Navy Seal and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle has been unveiled in the West Texas city where he was born in 1974. Ceremonies were held Thursday in Odessa to unveil the granite-and-limestone Chris Kyle Memorial Plaza, which also includes a bronze statue of Kyle. It is a privately funded memorial. Several... more

Army Secretary Touts Importance of Mental Health

Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning tours Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Fanning says the Army is paying more attention to behavioral health. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)

HONOLULU — Army Secretary Eric Fanning says the Army is paying more attention to behavioral health and making sure anyone who's injured while defending the nation gets the treatment they need. The Army and other military branches are conducting research into how military deployment affects anger, and they are encouraging mental health treatment... more

Band Makes Music to Heal Fellow Veterans

Band makes music to heal fellow veteransjpg 27 Jul 2016

LAKELAND -- When visiting hospital rooms they bring the gift of music for its power to heal. More than that, they take time to listen, exchange war stories, share a part of themselves few civilians will ever fully comprehend. Shannon Thomas of Lakeland is founder of Sgt. Shredder -- Rocking to Heal Vets Inc. Officers of the charity include Dav... more

Remains of Air Force Veteran Returning Home after 64 Years

This Thursday, July 12, 2012, file photograph shows the Joint Task Force-Alaska Team from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and Fort Wainwright recovering debris on Colony Glacier near Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo)

BELOIT -- Colony Glacier looks stunning in the photos. Sapphire blue lakes, random juts of glacial snow sparkling in the sunshine and vivid green pines stand out in front of snowy peaks. It's beautiful, but it's not home. On Wednesday, the remains of US Air Force Airman First Class George Ingram will return from the base of a snowy mountainsi... more

House Veterans' Affairs Chairman Seeks Records on Shooters

House Veterans Affairs Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller

DALLAS — The chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Veterans Affairs has broadened his request for information on two former service members involved in mass shootings in Texas and Louisiana. In a letter Tuesday to the secretary of Veterans Affairs, Florida Rep. Jeff Miller requested a briefing on all VA services received by Army reservist Mic... more

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