Veterans

Candidate's Use of Rank Violates Military's Code of Ethics

Joe Sestak

Joe Sestak retired from the Navy in 2005, but he still prefers the title "Admiral" in his campaign literature. And that could be a problem, experts say. Sestak's website emphasizes his military career, pointing out that he served 31 years in the Navy. But in many sections, it refers to him as "Admiral Sestak," as do his campaign news releases.... more

Veteran Groups Sue VA for Ending Informal Disability Claims Process

VA officials have said the new process will reduce confusion and make it easier to file claims. Screenshot from the Veterans Affairs File A Claim webpage.

Five national veteran's organizations have filed suit against the Veterans Affairs Department over its move ending informal claims applications and requiring veterans to fill out standardized forms. The plaintiffs are The American Legion, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the National Veterans Legal Services Program, and the Vietnam V... more

WWII Veteran Salutes Comrades as Honor Guard Member

SCRANTON -- World War II veteran Sam Guarnieri stood stoically behind the flag-draped coffin Wednesday in the cemetery, clenching a rifle and waiting for the command to fire. Bang ... bang ... bang. At age 88, this Navy man still maneuvers and shoots the weapon with ease. His salute remains steady, and his handshake still firm. Guarnieri, of ... more

Vietnam Veteran Pinned with Belated Bronze Star

The U.S. Army wanted to right a wrong on Monday night in Gig Harbor. Paul Evans, a Gig Harbor resident and Vietnam War veteran, was awarded a belated Bronze Star at the City Council meeting. He was out on reconnaissance mission when a fellow soldier looked for relief from carrying the M-60 machine gun. At the top of the hill, he and his unit st... more

Combat Veterans Support Offering Troops a 401(k)-Style Retirement Plan

IAVA founder Paul Rieckhoff speaks on Capitol Hill.

Organizations that represent U.S. combat veterans are getting behind a controversial proposal to offer troops a 401(k)-style retirement plan. Officials from the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America told lawmakers on Wednesday that many of their members would support such a change to t... more

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