Veterans

Jim Webb, Former Navy Secretary and Senator, to Run for President

In this June 30,2015 file photo, former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb speaks in Baltimore. On Thursday, Webb announced his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

WASHINGTON — Former U.S. senator Jim Webb announced his presidential campaign on Thursday, opening a long-shot bid against Hillary Rodham Clinton and a field of Democratic rivals for the party's 2016 nomination. Webb, 69, a decorated Vietnam veteran and a former top Navy official, is expected to focus his campaign on helping working-class Ameri... more

Purple Heart Veteran with PTSD Denied Bus Ride over Service Dog

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A United States veteran who served four combat tours and was awarded a Purple Heart was denied a ride on a New Jersey bus due to his service dog. Daniel Wright, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after serving 11 years in the Marines and Army, says the driver of a New Jersey Transit bus slammed the door on him and pit bull Tank, hi... more

Pentagon Increases Small Business Contracts to Disabled Veterans

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The Defense Department finally met its goal last year for awarding contracts to small businesses run by disabled veterans, improving on what was admittedly an "atrocious" record. Steering contracts to disabled vets "was an area in which we have made a lot of progress, but I think we still have some ways to go, and that one is obviously of p... more

Injured Veteran Recovers from Accident, Becomes Competitive Athlete

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TRAVERSE CITY -- Craig Vogtsberger will never forget the day -- March 25, 2001 -- when his leg became paralyzed. Vogtsberger was a member of the Army National Guard. He was just days away from being deployed to Bosnia and was completing a four-day intensive training exercise. And he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. A Humvee driver bac... more

Marine Veteran with PTSD Gets Discharge Status Changed

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Conley Monk Jr. of West Haven tried three times to have his less-than-honorable discharge from the Marines overturned because he has post-traumatic stress disorder. Two weeks ago, as a result of a new guideline issued by then-Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, Monk had his status upgraded, to "a general discharge with honorable conditions," he said Mond... more

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