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WV horse therapy program aids those with disabilities

Sep. 21, 2019 10:00 AM EDT

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Despite heavy storm clouds rolling in above 1952 Files Cross Road, Aiden Sowers, 4, who has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), shouted to his father, Don, from their vehicle parked on the gravel roadway that the rain had not started falling and they should be able to...

World War II vet, black trailblazer takes Honor Flight

Sep. 21, 2019 9:09 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A World War II veteran from Massachusetts and a trailblazer for the local African American community is celebrating his 95th birthday this weekend as part of an Honor Flight to Washington. Honor Flight New England, which takes veterans on a free trip to Washington D.C. to see memorials built...

Ceremony honors prisoners of war, missing soldiers

Sep. 21, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

BOSCAWEN, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is honoring prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action with an annual ceremony at the state Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. The event, hosted by the Department of New Hampshire Veterans of Foreign Wars, will be held Saturday at the cemetery's memorial walkway. U.S....

WWII veteran from family of Marines recalls battles

Sep. 21, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Haunting images float unexpectedly into Loyd Brandt's personal, matter-of-fact chronology of World War II. Fear of the unknown might be worse. Brandt paddled toward Japanese soldiers — both real and imaginary — waiting on 55 blackened beaches. Shadowy glimpses of dark...

VA hospital director in NH to oversee Connecticut VA system

Sep. 20, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The director of New Hampshire's veterans hospital has been named the director of the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, overseeing the delivery of health care to about 59,000 veterans throughout the state and southern New England. Alfred Montoya Jr. joined the VA in 2009 and held...

Man hurt in bar fight with off-duty officers awarded $1.25M

Sep. 20, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A jury has awarded an Air Force veteran nearly $1.25 million in damages related to a 2014 bar fight involving two off-duty Indianapolis officers that left him unconscious. The Indianapolis Star reports Wednesday's verdict stemmed from a federal lawsuit by Bradford Bohanon against the...

Appeals court asked to halt discharge of Airmen with HIV

Sep. 18, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Lawyers for two Air Force members who are HIV-positive urged a federal appeals court Wednesday to uphold an injunction that bars the Trump administration from continuing with discharge proceedings against them. The Department of Defense is appealing a ruling by a judge who found that...

Prosecutors: Nurse took drugs intended for dying veterans

Sep. 18, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former nurse at a veterans' hospital in Massachusetts took liquid morphine intended for dying patients for her own use and then administered diluted doses. Prosecutors say 55-year-old Kathleen Noftle took the drugs in 2017 from veterans under her care in the hospice...

Report of ant infestation pushes VA to make changes

Sep. 17, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An official has been put on leave and others reassigned following a report of a cancer patient bitten more than 100 times by ants at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs living center in Georgia. Dr. Richard Stone, the Veterans Health Administration executive in charge, said in a news...

Surgeon banned from operating room at Wichita VA hospital

Sep. 17, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A surgeon accused of mishandling surgeries in Missouri is banned from the operating room of the Wichita Veteran Affairs hospital while his work is being reviewed. The Kansas City Star reports Veteran Affair's banned urologist Christel Wambi-Kiesse from doing surgeries at the Robert...