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Thousands of veterans say their cancers and respiratory illnesses are linked to burn pits that destroyed garbage in Iraq and Afghanistan, but many say the government won't pay for their expensive medical care.

Leroy Torres finally got answers about what was causing his shortness of breath and headaches in 2010. The surgeon had a photograph.


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A VA worker survived a shooting at his hospital. Now he's stuck in a 'bizarre' maze of federal workers' comp claims
When a distraught patient opened fire at the VA Medical Center in February, Albert Gaines' long ago military training kicked into gear.
"When I saw the arm come up, I knew what was next, pow, pow, pow," said Gaines, who was doing his job, cleaning patient rooms, when gunfire erupted. "I hit the deck to minimize the target."
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2019’s Best & Worst States for Military Retirees
People typically view retirement as the end of the line — a time for rest, relaxation and the pursuit of interests long ago put on the back burner. But the story is far different for military retirees who must deal with the trials of reassimilation into civilian life. For starters, the average officer is only 45 years old — 42 for nondisability enlisted personnel — upon retirement from service. 

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VA-qualified borrowers can obtain mortgage financing with very advantageous terms. How advantageous? How about no money down? And no monthly mortgage insurance costs?

Activists with the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) entered the NH Veterans Association Medical Center in Manchester, NH

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The physical injuries kept Ronnie Sanchez Jr from moving as fast as he wanted on the Appalachian Trail, but it was the unseen wounds that almost made him quit.
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A North Carolina Marine Corps veteran recently filed a new 3M dual-ended Combat Arms earplugs (version 2) lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. He claims that after using the earplugs during his military service, he suffered from serious injuries.
A U.S. Navy SEAL has been sentenced to a year in military prison for his role in the 2017 strangulation of a U.S. Army Green Beret in Africa.
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Thousands of Vietnam veterans who fought for their country came home to another battle this time with the government.
Their struggle for Agent Orange treatment has lasted more than 50 years.
A brain-training program that's available for free to active-duty personnel and their families has been proven to increase short- and long-term memory in those diagnosed with a mild traumatic brain injury, according to new research unveiled this week at a conference in Washington, D.C.