The nation paid tribute to its members of the armed services Sunday, both with somber traditions such as a Virginia wreath-laying ceremony attended by President Barack Obama to honor those who didn't make it back from active duty, and more lighthearted perks including red-carpet treatment at Las Vegas casinos for those who did, The Associated Press reports.
As the Department of Veterans Affairs attempts to provide the benefits promised by the Post-9/11 GI Bill, colleges and universities are looking to provide classes, job training and other aid to veterans as they return from war, Cincinnati.com reports.
The Veterans Affairs Department, facing a massive backlog of benefits claims, sometimes places speed over accuracy in trying to reduce the list, often leading to appeals and longer wait times for veterans, The Center for Investigative Reporting reports.
The Tennessee Department of Health in considering a switch to the software used by the Department of Veterans Affairs to share health record electronically, seeing deficiencies in its currently outdated system, FierceHealthIT reports.
William Dolphin, a Purple Heart recipient who served in Vietnam, sued the Army over an attempt to upgrade his discharge status and increase benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, The Associated Press reports.
Seven members of the secretive Navy SEAL Team 6, including one involved in the mission to kill Osama bin Laden, have been punished for disclosing classified information, senior Navy officials said Thursday. Four other SEALs are under investigation for similar alleged violations, one official said.They are alleged to have divulged classified information to the maker of a video game, The Associated Press reports.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is praising slain U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens as a "fallen hero" who understood that diplomacy requires risks.Nearly two months after Stevens and three other Americans were killed in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, Clinton said Thursday that the State Department and Pentagon are reviewing security at high-threat diplomatic posts to determine what improvements should be made, The Associated Press reports.