Latest Veterans News

Over 1 million claims related to toxic exposure granted under new veterans law, Biden announces

May. 21, 2024 16:19 PM EDT

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — President Joe Biden, aiming to highlight his legislative accomplishments this election year, traveled to New Hampshire on Tuesday to discuss how he's helped military veterans get benefits as a result of burn pit or other toxic exposure during their service. ...

Army presents Purple Heart to Minnesota veteran 73 years after he was wounded in Korean War

May. 17, 2024 23:59 PM EDT

ST. PETER, Minn. (AP) — After 73 years and a long fight with the U.S. Army, a Korean War veteran from Minnesota who was wounded in combat finally got his Purple Heart medal on Friday. The Army notified Earl Meyer, 96, of St. Peter, last month that it had granted him a Purple Heart,...

Russia celebrates victory in World War II as Putin accuses the West of fueling global conflicts

May. 09, 2024 17:16 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Thursday wrapped itself in patriotic pageantry for Victory Day, as President Vladimir Putin celebrated the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II by hailing his forces fighting in Ukraine and blasting the West for fueling conflicts around the world. Even...

On D-Day, 19-year-old medic Charles Shay was ready to give his life, and save as many as he could

May. 06, 2024 09:30 AM EDT

BRETTEVILLE-L'ORGUEILLEUSE, France (AP) — On D-Day, Charles Shay was a 19-year-old U.S. Army medic who was ready to give his life — and save as many as he could. Now 99, he’s spreading a message of peace with tireless dedication as he’s about to take part in the 80th...

George W. Bush's portraits of veterans are heading to Disney World

May. 01, 2024 12:42 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World will host dozens of portraits of service members and veterans from the nation's Painter-in-Chief. The George W. Bush Institute will loan the 60 color portraits by the former U.S. president to the Florida theme park resort. The...

Prince Harry and Meghan to visit Nigeria in May for Invictus Games talks

Apr. 28, 2024 16:41 PM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will visit Nigeria in May for talks on the Invictus Games, which he founded to aid the rehabilitation of wounded and sick servicemembers and veterans, a Nigerian official said Sunday. A statement from Nigerian defense spokesman...

The German parliament votes for an annual veterans' day to honor military service

Apr. 25, 2024 07:37 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German parliament voted Thursday to introduce an annual national “veterans' day” to honor people who have served in the military, which often has struggled to gain recognition in the country. The proposal was drawn up by the parties in Chancellor Olaf Scholz's...

Jill Biden launches bike ride for wounded service members, stresses need to support vets

Apr. 24, 2024 16:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden on Wednesday sounded a red horn to start the Wounded Warrior Project's annual Soldier Ride from the White House lawn, using the launch of the multiday bike ride to stress the importance of supporting service members. “My husband often says that we...

100-year-old British D-Day veteran dies before he can honor fallen comrades one more time

Apr. 24, 2024 14:07 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British army veteran Bill Gladden, who survived a glider landing on D-Day and a bullet that tore through his ankle a few days later, wanted to return to France for the 80th anniversary of the invasion so he could honor the men who didn’t come home. It was not to...

Tabloid publisher says he pledged to be Trump campaign's 'eyes and ears' during 2016 race

Apr. 23, 2024 21:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A veteran tabloid publisher testified Tuesday that he pledged to be Donald Trump 's “eyes and ears" during his 2016 presidential campaign, recounting how he promised the then-candidate that he would help suppress harmful stories and even arranged to purchase the silence of a...