Latest Veterans affairs News

Number of homeless veterans declines across United States

Nov. 12, 2019 2:38 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The departments of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs say the number of homeless veterans nationwide has declined slightly. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson told reporters Tuesday in New Hampshire that the number of veterans who are homeless fell by...

Trump, 2020 Dem contenders tout efforts to boost veterans

Nov. 11, 2019 6:40 PM EST

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — On Veterans Day, President Donald Trump paid tribute to America's troops at a New York City parade as top 2020 Democratic candidates outlined their plans for the Department of Veterans Affairs, such as naming a woman to run the agency for the first time. The Democratic proposals,...

Editorials from around Ohio

Nov. 11, 2019 4:45 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Democrats should support DeWine's better-than-nothing gun bill The Columbus Dispatch Nov. 9 Gov. Mike DeWine's "STRONG Ohio" gun-control plan isn't all we hoped it would be. It isn't all that most Ohioans want. But if it were to become...

Gov. Raimondo hosts the state's Veterans Day ceremony

Nov. 11, 2019 10:12 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Gina Raimondo is hosting the state's Veterans Day ceremony. The Democratic governor will gather with members of the congressional delegation and the state's other general officers on Monday at the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol to honor those who have served. Kasim Yarn,...

Hassan honors 105-year-old veteran

Nov. 9, 2019 7:57 AM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A World War II veteran who will turn 105 on Veterans Day is being honored by U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan. Hassan will join Martin Roy, of Manchester, on Saturday at the VA Medical Center to present him with the official Congressional Record she issued to commemorate his birthday. Roy,...

Governor signs bill to help gay veterans get vets benefits

Nov. 8, 2019 2:38 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor has ceremoniously signed legislation to help veterans get state and local benefits after being discharged from the military because of their sexual orientation. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo signed it Friday at the State House. She officially signed it into...

California man accused of pointing gun at college is veteran

Nov. 7, 2019 7:03 PM EST

SAN JACINTO, Calif. (AP) — A Navy veteran sought help from Veterans Affairs before he allegedly pointed a handgun, but did not fire it, at a cafeteria table full of students at a Southern California community college, his father said. Gregory Abejon, 26, was arrested at the airport Wednesday as he tried to...

Sheryl Crow and Bruce Springsteen help raise money for vets

Nov. 5, 2019 3:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sheryl Crow and Bruce Springsteen hit the stage together to help raise over $5.7 million at this year's Stand Up for Heroes fundraiser, which benefits injured veterans and their families. The two musicians were joined at the Monday night event at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden by...

The Latest: Suspect in acid attack a veteran, suffered PTSD

Nov. 4, 2019 7:02 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on an acid attack on a man in Milwaukee (all times local): 5:50 p.m. A man suspected of throwing acid on another man in Milwaukee has been identified as a military veteran, with family members saying he suffered from post-traumatic stress. Police haven't identified the man, but...

Grant to help center train veterans for workforce

Nov. 3, 2019 10:38 AM EST

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia center that helps military veterans transition to civilian life soon will be able to offer accelerated training for a job that's high in demand. The Georgia Veterans Education Career Transition Resource Center expects to offer an electrical technician accelerated...