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Monday marked the first time the justices read their opinions from the bench in over two years. However, Justices Elena Kagan, Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch and Samuel Alito were absent for unknown reasons.

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the one-year application window for disabled veterans to receive benefits retroactive to their discharge date cannot be extended. Read more»

Veterans at the U.S. Senate advocating for passage of the PACT Act on August 1, 2022.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is processing claims at the fastest rate in its history, hoping to avoid a significant backlog as hundreds of thousands of veterans apply for health care and benefits under the landmark toxic exposure law Congress passed earlier this year. Read more»

Sue Ritz, a former master sergeant with the Army National Guard, criticized Senate candidate Blake Masters during a press conference Thursday.

Three Tucson-area veterans said comments by Blake Masters, the Arizona Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, criticizing American military leaders are "disqualifying" and "disgraceful." Read more»

Veterans at the U.S. Senate advocating for passage of the PACT Act on August 1, 2022.

The campaign to ensure veterans receive health benefits for the damage done due to toxic substances inhaled from burn pits ended when President Biden signed the law guaranteeing the 3.5 million American warriors exposed to similar hazards can get care. Read more»

Jack Posobiec, a conservative activist, confronts veterans advocate and comedian Jon Stewart outside the U.S. Capitol, where veterans have been camped out all weekend protesting in support of a bill that extends health care and benefits to veterans exposed to toxic substances overseas.

The U.S. Senate could be on track to advance a bill as soon as Tuesday that would provide veterans exposed to toxic substances overseas with health care and benefits, after a weekend in which outraged veterans camped out on the steps of the Capitol. Read more»

Comedian and veterans activist Jon Stewart, center, speaks at a press conference on legislation to provide health care for veterans exposed to burn pits on June 7, 2022 at the U.S. Capitol along with advocates and members of Congress.

The U.S. Senate is set to approve a sweeping bill in the coming days steered by the bipartisan duo of Montana's Jon Tester and Kansas' Jerry Moran that would expand health care and benefits for veterans exposed to burn pits overseas — though a few final details linger. Read more»

After his own struggles with homelessness, substance abuse and prison, Ray Perez founded Operation Restoring Veteran Hope to help other vets cope. He was part of a White House panel this week that talked about their reentry stories as part of Second Chance Month.

The founder of Operation Restoring Veteran Hope and others shared their stories as the Biden administration unveiled a number of job-training, housing, education and health care initiatives aimed at helping former inmates reenter society. Read more»

A 45-year-old fight for disability benefits landed on the Supreme Court steps Tuesday as a veteran asked the justices to enforce a safety-valve provision to save what he says was a wrongly denied claim. Read more»

A three-volley salute is fired in honor of Vietnam veterans at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Cave Creek on March 29, 2022.

Vietnam veterans were honored Tuesday - National Vietnam War Veterans Day - by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona with a private wreath-laying ceremony. Read more»

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday began the years-long process of restructuring its nationwide health care network, an endeavor that will require the president and Congress to sign off before it could begin. Read more»

Getting an accurate figure on the percentage of seniors vaccinated is important because that age group is most vulnerable to severe consequences of COVID, including death.

For nearly a month, the CDC’s vaccine tracker has shown that virtually everyone 65 and older in the United States — 99.9% — has received at least one COVID shot. That would be remarkable if true. But health experts and state officials say it’s certainly not. Read more»

Alana Antioch protesting outside the VA facility on 7th and Indian School Road.

Despite a massive budget dwarfed only by that of the Department of Defense, the Veterans Administration is facing health care delivery crises due to miles of red tape and an arcane bureaucracy that blocks veterans from receiving the care they deserve from their service. Read more»

Members from the 15th Medical Group host an open house for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, in 2018.

Numbers for breast cancer in military women have been high for years, but as veterans returned from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, rumors began to swirl: The cancers are hitting young—and they’re extraordinarily aggressive. Read more»

Official advisory committees are governed by the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The 1972 law, known as FACA, requires federal agencies to inform the public when they consult outside experts.

A congressional investigation prompted by ProPublica’s reporting found Trump’s “Mar-a-Lago crowd,” wealthy civilians with no U.S. government or military experience, pursued a plan for the Department of Veterans Affairs to monetize patient data. Read more»

Tohono O’odham Chairman Ned Norris Jr. in February 2020

More Native veterans will find housing with a $400,000 federal grant to the Tohono O'odham Nation to pay for rental assistance and support services. The tribe is receiving the largest grant in the country awarded under a Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs program. Read more»

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