In January, the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission proposed replacing the current triple option Tricare benefit with a menu of commercial insurance options similar to those offered to federal civilians, but with a break on premiums except for working age retirees.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter unveiled the "first tranche" of his Force of the Future initiatives Wednesday. They included none of the costly or controversial ideas his personnel chief, Brad Carson, had brainstormed with Pentagon and private-sector personnel experts since last April.
LONG BEACH -- Toxey Morris joined the navy after medical school. The ship he was stationed on -- the USS Tripoli -- spent time off of Vietnam near the ship where Philip McIlwain was stationed. McIlwain joined the Navy after he got a draft notice, went to enlist in the Air Force but found the office closed for lunch. The Navy recruitment office was next door.
On the eve of Veterans' Day, the Senate passed a bill with language to grant "honorary" veteran status to as many as 200,000 Reserve and National Guard retirees -- those not deemed veterans now because they lack a qualifying period of active service under federal orders.
WASHINGTON -- To fix and restore trust in the Department of Veterans Affairs after a scandal over patient care, President Barack Obama tapped a corporate executive to bring efficiency and customer service to one of the government's most complex bureaucracies.
Cat Aguda and the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, made up completely of volunteers on the Coast, are involved in several projects to benefit veterans, including helping those in need find power wheelchairs or scooters to improve their quality of life.
HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Deep in the 60,000 acres of desert on this desolate air base, past a billboard that shows a Predator soaring in the sky, lies a high-security compound where America's drone pilots learn to hunt and kill from half a world away.
GAUTIER -- With the sounds of pounding drums and hundreds of students and faculty chanting "USA," more than 300 veterans received a heroes welcome Monday morning at the Gautier High School Veterans Breakfast.