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Sloan Gibson, deputy secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, told House lawmakers that the agency is making progress on firing poorly performing workers but that it still has to move cautiously.

House members demanded to know why senior Department of Veterans Affairs executives who were implicated in recent scandals at the agency have not been fired, months after the agency got that authority. VA officials said they are making progress, but have to proceed cautiously. Read more»

An unidentified family visits a soldier’s grave at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, in advance of Memorial Day.

Veterans around Arizona agree: The remembrance aspect of Memorial Day is missing from the holiday. Some say that’s particularly true when it comes to younger people. Read more»

A key congressional oversight committee announced Friday that it was opening an investigation into the basis of a decision by the Pentagon's health plan to deny a type of medical treatment to troops with brain injuries. Read more»