Dorothy Mills-Gregg reports on all aspects relating to veterans and military health care. Before reporting for Military.com and becoming obsessed with the Defense Health Agency transition, she was a city government reporter for a daily newspaper in Bakersfield, California. She has worked as a freelancer around Sacramento covering a range of issues and briefly wrote bill analyses for the Assembly Speaker's office. She is an award-winning photographer with a degree specializing in politics and national security from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism. Email: Dorothy.Mills-Gregg@Monster.com
Military Members Are Now Being Tested for Deadly Synthetic Drug Fentanyl
The DoD added fentanyl to the standard drug testing panel and began testing in June.
Veterans Can Now Learn About Their Toxic Exposure Risks with New VA App
Exposure Ed now lets anyone view a list of service-related exposures -- broken down by type, conflict and date or location.
Tricare Website Glitch Causes Problems as Open Season Gets Underway
Eligible beneficiaries have only two options to sign up for Tricare or change their plans during open season: call or mail.
Hear That, Sgt. Rover? Better Ear Protection Coming for Military Working Dogs
A new, flexible hood a little more than an inch thick is expected to better protect military working dogs from hearing loss.
DoD Budget Uncertainty Can Result in Millions' Worth of Lost, Forgotten Gear, Norquist Says
The Senate Committee on Armed Forces held a subcommittee hearing on the DoD's latest audit.
Military Families Get Access to Hundreds More Child Care Centers in Pilot Program
Military families struggling to find child care could get help if the DoD has success with a new two-year pilot program.
Coast Guard Seizes Shocking $69 Million Worth of Cocaine from Drug-Running Sub
Video shows the crew of the Cutter Harriet Lane removing 5,000 pounds of cocaine from the semi-submersible vessel.
Navy Recruits Are Now Using Their Fingerprints to Sign Enlistment Documents
Using fingerprints to sign documents has enabled recruiters to work digitally the entire time instead of printing pages.
VA Cuts Support to Employee Unions Following Executive Order
The VA staff's union said the new provisions are meant to distract employees during an ongoing negotiation.
The Latest Backlog at the VA: Whistleblower Complaints
The VA Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection has 572 investigative cases that are more than 120 days old.
Everything You Need to Know About Vets' and Caregivers' New Base Access
The VA and DoD have fleshed out some of their plans to let 4.1 million new customers enjoy access next year to commissaries.
Future Navy Carrier JFK Treats First Patient at Medical
More than 100 sailors have officially checked into the command with more expected.
Military Exchange Extends Return Policy for Holiday Shopping
Holiday shoppers will be able to return Army and Air Force Exchange Service purchases with a receipt until Jan. 31, 2020.
Tricare Enrollment for 2020 Is Now Open
Nov. 11 is the beginning of Tricare's open enrollment season for nearly 9.5 million service members, vets and their families.
The Whole Country is Grappling with Suicide Epidemic, VA Secretary Says
VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said suicide claims the lives of about 20 veterans a day, but it's also the leading cause of death...
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The First Woman Has Made it Through SEAL Officer Screening
The Navy marked a first earlier this year when a woman completed Navy SEAL officer assessment and selection
Army 3-Star General Loses Rank After War College Plagiarism Revealed
An Army deputy chief of staff has been retired at a lower rank after an investigation found he had plagiarized.
New Photos Show Destruction from Taliban Attack on Bagram Air Base
The photos showed airmen cleaning up and disposing of broken metal and ceiling tiles and attempting to salvage the structure.
'Millions' Stolen in Decade-Long Buying Fraud at Florida VA Hospitals, Officials Say
Suspects allegedly defrauded the VA by letting vendors charge inflated prices for products.
Army Officer Pardoned by Trump After Murder Conviction Says He Can't Even Get a Job at Walmart
Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance was sentenced to 19 years in military prison after he was found guilty of second-degree murder.
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Vietnam Vet's Widow Reimbursed for 12 Years of Prescriptions
The Army veteran’s widow had taken out a loan to pay the $10,630 bill from the Naval Hospital Beaufort.
Posthumous Promotions for Enlisted Sailors Killed In Pensacola Shootings
Navy leaders called the move "right and fitting."
Navy Commander: Motive Unknown for Pearl Harbor Shooting
Shipyard commander Capt. Greg Burton said there is no information to indicate the sailor knew any of the victims.
Air Force News
Pentagon Personnel Chief is Latest DoD Leader to Resign
Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced in a statement Friday that James 'Jimmy' Stewart had stepped down.
The Air Force Just Flew a Surveillance Drone for 2 Days Straight
The Air Force just flew an unmanned aircraft for two days, demonstrating the drone's ability to take off and land by itself.
Does NORAD Really Track Santa?
Tracking Santa on his trek across the world has been a holiday tradition for many American families for decades, but did you...
Marine Corps News
Marines’ Obsession with Pull-Ups May Be Hurting the Corps, Study Finds
Participants in a study on Marine Corps culture were often focused on pull-ups as a best measure of a person's value and wort...
Marines Overhaul Rifle Qualification to Feature Moving Targets, Night Fire
By 2021 Marines could start going through an Annual Rifle Qualification that requires shooters to engage realistic targets.
Coast Guard News
Coast Guard Starts Ice-Breaking Work in Western Great Lakes
Officials said they have started what they call “Operation Taconite” in Lake Superior and Lake Michigan.
Overturned Ship's Fuel Tanks Drained of 320,000 Gallons
The Coast Guard said in November that the job could take another year.
Congress Criticizes How Coast Guard Investigates Harassment Claims
The report also found Coast Guard leaders didn't hold officials accountable for deficient investigations.