Latest Veterans affairs News

Beshear selects Adkins, Coleman for key administration jobs

Dec. 2, 2019 5:08 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov.-elect Andy Beshear selected his former rival, state Rep. Rocky Adkins, to serve as his senior adviser as his administration continued taking shape Monday. The latest round of personnel decisions included an expanded role for Lt. Gov.-elect Jacqueline Coleman. Coleman...

Ohio man graduates from felony veterans treatment court

Nov. 29, 2019 10:29 AM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — For five decades after his honorable discharge from the Marines in 1970, Gano Gibson lived with undiagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder. Gibson's one-year tour in Vietnam involved intense combat, but he rarely talked about the war. He didn’t talk about what bothered him. He says...

New outpatient clinic for veterans in Quincy to open Monday

Nov. 24, 2019 10:45 AM EST

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — A new outpatient clinic for veterans is set to open in Quincy. The (Quincy) Herald-Whig r eport s the 21,000-squre foot clinic will see its first patients Monday. It has the capacity to serve 8,000 veterans. The newspaper reports 3,000 are currently enrolled. The clinic is run by Iowa...

Bill would improve services for veterans who face violence

Nov. 23, 2019 1:36 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Sens. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Martha McSally of Arizona have reintroduced a bill to improve services for veterans experiencing domestic or sexual violence. The bill would connect the veterans with resources from the Department of Veterans Affairs and improve coordination...

Investigator gives unclaimed veterans honorable burial

Nov. 23, 2019 12:06 AM EST

HOUMA, La. (AP) — Danny Theriot says he believes the bodies of unclaimed military veterans deserve better than a simple pauper burial. The Terrebonne Coroner's Office chief investigator recalls such a burial he witnessed in 2008 at Halfway Cemetery in Gray that left an impression on him. "First, the...

Montana man convicted of killing disabled veteran

Nov. 20, 2019 4:10 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana jury has convicted a man of killing a disabled veteran, burying his body in the dirt floor of a barn near Great Falls, selling his pickup truck and stealing his disability benefits for several months. Brandon Lee Craft was found guilty of deliberate homicide, tampering...

Jurors are deliberating in Montana veteran’s shooting death

Nov. 19, 2019 7:04 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Jurors in north-central Montana are deliberating the case of a man charged with killing a disabled veteran, burying his body in the dirt floor of a barn near Great Falls, selling his pickup truck and stealing his disability benefits for several months. During the five-day trial...

Report: RI veterans agency has multimillion-dollar deficit

Nov. 18, 2019 6:33 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A state agency report shows Rhode Island’s nursing and residential care program for veterans is having financial issues. WPRI reports the Rhode Island Office of Veteran Services has projected a nearly $3 million deficit for this fiscal year. The agency’s issues stem...

Veterans struggle to find right fit in a tight job market

Nov. 17, 2019 12:06 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — When he was deployed, Mike Intregila missed his son's first words, his first steps and his first birthday. He ended his time in active duty in 2017 with a unique set of skills, and a resolve not to miss any more of those moments for a paycheck. It wasn't easy at first. He landed a...

Man on trial told police he shot Montana veteran in a panic

Nov. 16, 2019 1:12 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A man charged with killing a Montana disabled veteran and stealing his military benefits told police he killed him in a panic. The Great Falls Tribune reports that Brandon Lee Craft’s 2016 interview with detectives was played Friday during his trial in Great Falls. After...