Latest Veterans News

D-Day vets in Britain honor comrades as 13 names are added to a memorial

Feb. 27, 2024 12:53 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — With medals pinned to their chests, two D-Day veterans proudly represented their comrades as 13 new names were added Tuesday to a memorial wall in southern England that honors those who took part in the Normandy landings. British veterans Stan Ford and John Roberts...

A former British soldier will face a murder charge over the Troubles

Feb. 08, 2024 12:07 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A former British soldier will be prosecuted for the killing of a man in Belfast during sectarian violence known as the “Troubles” half a century ago, Northern Irish prosecutors said Thursday. The ex-soldier, who is not named, is accused of the murder of Patrick...

Senators approve an Asia veteran as No. 2 diplomat, underscoring US efforts to keep focus on China

Feb. 06, 2024 17:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators on Tuesday confirmed a veteran of U.S.-Asian engagement and security as the State Department's second-ranking diplomat, in an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote. The approval of President Joe Biden's nomination of Kurt Campbell as deputy secretary of state...

Military veteran who killed Iraqi civilian is ordered jailed on Capitol riot charges

Jan. 30, 2024 18:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A military veteran who shot and killed a handcuffed civilian in Iraq nearly 20 years ago was ordered jailed Tuesday on charges that he used a metal baton to assault police officers during a mob's attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Chief Judge James...

Navy veteran Joe Fraser launches GOP campaign to oust Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar in Minnesota

Jan. 30, 2024 15:36 PM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Republican Joe Fraser, a U.S. Navy veteran and political newcomer, launched a longshot campaign Tuesday to oust three-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, of Minnesota. Fraser, 50, of Minnetrista, on the western edge of the Twin Cities area, kicked off his...

Military veteran charged in Capitol riot is ordered released from custody

Jan. 23, 2024 16:42 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A military veteran charged with attacking police officers with a baton during a mob's Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol was ordered released from custody on Tuesday, a day after his arrest. A federal prosecutor had argued for the pretrial detention of...

Kentucky lawmakers advance a bill intended to prevent military veteran suicides

Jan. 23, 2024 15:21 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Suicide prevention legislation focused on Kentucky's veterans started advancing Tuesday as lawmakers pursue a strategy meant to better serve those who joined the military. The bill, with bipartisan backing, cleared the House Veterans, Military Affairs and...

France gets ready to say 'merci' to World War II veterans for D-Day's 80th anniversary this year

Jan. 22, 2024 00:18 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France is getting ready to show its gratitude toward World War II veterans who will return, many for the last time, to Normandy beaches this year for 80th anniversary commemorations of D-Day to mark the defeat of the Nazis. A ceremony at Omaha Beach, with many heads of...

A British D-Day veteran celebrates turning 100, but the big event is yet to come

Jan. 13, 2024 13:09 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British D-Day veteran Bill Gladden turned 100 on Saturday, a day after his niece threw a surprise birthday party for him. It was a big fuss he didn’t really expect, though the old soldier had tears in his eyes long before he caught sight of a cake decorated with a replica of his...

West Virginia Senate OKs bill to allow veterans, retired police to provide armed security in schools

Jan. 12, 2024 11:36 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — County education boards in West Virginia could contract with military veterans and retired law enforcement officers to provide armed security at K-12 public schools under a bill passed Friday by the Republican-controlled state Senate. Republican Sen. Eric...