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Afghan forces struggle, demoralized, rife with corruption

May. 27, 2021 02:32 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Abdullah Mohammadi lost his two legs and an arm below the elbow in a ferocious battle with the Taliban. As a young Afghan soldier, he had been eager to fight for his country, but now he’s furious at a government he says ignores him and hasn't paid his veteran's...

Bill would give US vets of 1966 Spain bomb accident benefits

Apr. 15, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. veterans who were exposed to radiation while responding to a 1966 hydrogen bomb accident in Spain would be made eligible for disability benefits that have been denied to them for decades by the Department of Veterans Affairs, under legislation introduced in...

NY jail guard, a soldier, arrested in Texas in fraud case

Apr. 13, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An Army National Guard soldier who works as a jail guard in New York City was arrested in Texas on charges that he lied about his military service to get extra government benefits, authorities announced Wednesday. Shawn Pierre Hobbs, 34, was arrested...

Maine proposal promises jobs, education for veterans

Apr. 11, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Lawmakers in Maine are considering a proposal designed to make sure veterans in the state have access to more jobs and educational resources. Democratic Sen. Joe Rafferty of Kennebunk proposed the Veterans Bill of Rights this month. It requires...

New Mexico court rules on military pensions in divorce cases

Apr. 01, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico courts can't order a veteran to reimburse a former spouse for a share of the veteran's military pension under a divorce agreement that ended when the veteran opted to receive disability benefits instead, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. ...