Latest U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs News

Jon Stewart pushes VA to help veterans sickened after post-9/11 exposure to uranium

Jul. 23, 2024 04:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Comedian Jon Stewart is pressing the Biden administration to fix a loophole in a massive veterans aid bill that left out some of the first U.S. troops who responded after the Sept. 11 attacks and got sick after deploying to a base contaminated with dangerous levels of uranium. ...

How did a bunch of grave markers from Punchbowl end up at a house in Palolo?

Jun. 27, 2024 10:53 AM EDT

A Palolo resident found over a hundred grave markers at her house that seem to be from the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, also known as Punchbowl, but nobody seems to know how they got there. The grave markers memorialize soldiers who served in conflicts such as World War...

How troops convicted under a gay sex ban can apply for a pardon from Biden. Will benefits follow?

Jun. 26, 2024 15:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that troops who were convicted under an old military policy criminalizing consensual gay sex would receive full pardons — a move that could restore their discharges from military service to an honorable status and pave the way for...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

May. 30, 2024 15:01 PM EDT

Post and Courier. May 23, 2024. Editorial: SC Freedom Caucus wastes money, blocks serious work with its unserious stunts No one should be surprised that SLED determined that all the hysteria around S.C. voter registration forms sent to noncitizens was totally and...

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. ...