US veterans overwhelmingly want troops out of Afghanistan – poll

A new poll shows a majority of US residents support withdrawing all troops from Afghanistan, 17 years into a war that shows no signs of ending. Support for winding down the interminable conflict is even higher among veterans. The YouGov poll revealed 61 percent of US residents would support the president removing all troops from […]

Google helps veterans find civilian jobs that match their skills

When you leave the US military, it’s not always clear how your skills will translate to a civilian job. You may end up taking a position below your aptitude simply because you underestimated your experience. Google, at least, believes it can help. It just upgraded its job search feature with tools that help veterans find […]

US Senate confirms Robert Wilkie to be Veterans Affairs Secretary

In an 86-9 vote, the US Senate has confirmed Robert Wilkie to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Wilkie, who was President Donald Trump’s third pick for the job in 18 months, is expected to be sworn in quickly to take over the department which serves some 9 million veterans. The office has remained vacant for […]

Today’s veterans are gradually returning to a new civilian-life op—Hollywood

Tammy Perez / ATX TV Festival AUSTIN, Texas—If you ask Graham Yost—prolific TV producer with a resume including Band of Brothers, The Pacific, and Justified—accuracy in on-screen military portrayals is a relatively new phenomenon, similar to how tech ranging from the latest hacker tools to futuristic autonomous bots have recently become increasingly grounded in reality. Ground […]

The White House may send John Kelly to run the embattled Veterans Affairs department

White House officials and sources close to President Donald Trump are reportedly discussing the idea of having White House chief of staff John Kelly lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. The development follows the withdrawal of Trump nominee Ronny Jackson, the embattled US Navy Rear Adm. took himself out of the running on Thursday. For Kelly, […]

Veteran’s near perfect debut

Video Veteran’s near perfect debut1:28 Basketball: After being called up to the Lakers after 10 years in the lower leagues, 32 year old Andre Ingram made the most of his long awaited debut in the NBA, scoring 19 points. April 11th 2018 3 minutes ago /display/ news and galleries/More Sports/ More Sports Veteran’s near perfect […]

Canadian para ice hockey veterans want that golden feeling again

There was a time when para ice hockey players like Billy Bridges, Brad Bowden and Greg Westlake thought winning gold at the Paralympics was going to come easy. After all, the three of them won gold with Canada early in their careers at the 2006 Winter Games in Torino. It was supposed to propel them forward into a home Paralympics. The thrill of defending […]

These are the victims of the shooting at a Northern California veterans home

Facebook On Friday evening, a gunman and three hostages were found dead after a daylong standoff with police at the Veterans Home of California-Yountville, law-enforcement officials said. The suspected gunman, Albert Wong, was reportedly an ex-patient of the home and shot at a sheriff’s deputy as he held the three hostages, all of whom worked at the […]

3 hostages and gunman found dead after daylong standoff at California veterans’ facility

Napa Valley Register/JL Sousa via Associated Press An armed man and three hostages were found dead at a veterans’ home in Northern California after a daylong standoff with police. The suspected gunman and hostages were inside a room in one of the buildings at the facility, and hostage negotiators had been unable to make contact […]

Trump won’t get any military tanks for a planned Veterans Day parade

Lucas Jackson/Reuters The Pentagon reportedly released a memo detailing a military parade that is said to be in the works for Veterans Day. The memo states that the parade will not include tanks, but will include aircraft. Trump will reportedly be surrounded by veterans and Medal of Honor recipients during the event. The Pentagon reportedly […]