Latest Veterans News

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...

An Ivy League protest stirs emotions among military students

Nov. 18, 2019 6:05 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Veterans Day protest in which a student dressed in black placed red-painted latex gloves around a display of small American flags at Yale University has stirred some controversy at the Ivy League school, which has been working to improve its image among military students. Senior...

NSC aide Vindman ready to speak out publicly on Trump

Nov. 18, 2019 4:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The decorated soldier and White House aide who saw it as his "sacred duty" to speak out against President Donald Trump’s Ukraine pressure campaign is about to get his chance to tell his story publicly. But when Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman appears before the House impeachment panel...

Buttigieg touts military service, wary of overstating role

Nov. 18, 2019 1:48 PM EST

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg strides past an oversized photograph of himself dressed in fatigues, the Afghan horizon behind him, as he enters a Des Moines arena for an Iowa Democratic Party gala. In his first Iowa television ad, he holds a rifle and points it toward the rubble at his feet,...

10 veterans to be added to Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame

Nov. 17, 2019 3:12 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Ten veterans will be inducted into the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame. The class of 2019 inductees are scheduled to be honored during a ceremony planned for Dec. 6 at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. Each inductee or a family member will receive a commemorative...

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...

Air Force and Army veteran duo aim to restore WWII submarine

Nov. 16, 2019 2:52 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A pair of veterans is trying to bring a World War II submarine to Louisville. The Courier Journal reports, Mark Gatton got the idea when he learned that the USS Ling was going to be scrapped in New Jersey. The Air Force veteran, with his friend Army veteran Lewis Palmer are raising...

Twin brothers stick together through service

Nov. 16, 2019 1:36 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Like many twins, the Markham brothers shared secrets. But most twins' secrets probably don't involve duping the United States military. Wilbourne Markham said his twin brother, Weldon, was determined for them to join the military in 1952 (Wilbourne thinks it's because he watched...

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...

‘Black Hawk Down’ hero, native of Durand, dies at 64

Nov. 16, 2019 10:08 AM EST

DURAND, Ill. (AP) — A Durand native whose courageous combat was illuminated in the book “Black Hawk Down” has died. The Rockford Register Star reports that 64-year-old Sgt. Major James McMahon died Nov. 5. A cause was not listed. The 16-year veteran Army Ranger was aboard one of two Black...