Over the past five years, since Republicans won back control of the House, the Department of Veteran Affairs has been flogged publicly many times, often for allowing a mountain of backlogged disability compensation claims.
On Jan. 8, six days before he closed out a 45-year Marine Corps career, his last job leading U.S. Southern Command, Gen. John F. Kelly sounded an alarm, which he must have hoped would be heard on Capitol Hill.
After a turbulent 2014, the following brought both challenges and successes to the Gulf Coast Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, said Director Anthony Dawson during his annual State of the System address.
Advocates for preserving the military commissary benefit warned a House subcommittee Wednesday to avoid reforms that promise to preserve current savings for patrons but instead change how savings are measured, creating a lesser benefit shoppers might reject over time.
Veteran Dave Manning served two combat deployments in Iraq and was the sole medical provider for more than 100 people on a Navy ship. But as he contemplated his post-military job prospects, he struggled.
In a hopeful sign for 60,000 military widows and widowers who lost spouses to service-connected illnesses or injuries, a key House subcommittee is taking a fresh look at how Congress might allow a further easing the "SBP-DIC offset" to provide heartier and fairer survivor benefit packages.
When Tricare this month announced cuts of up to 15 percent next year in fees for applied behavior analysis therapy of children with autism, some ABA businesses, in responding to an online survey, said they would stop treating Tricare clients. Most respondents, however, said they need more time to assess how the reduced rates would affect their services.
Basic Allowance for Housing paid to a million service members living off base in the United States will rise an average of 3.4 percent Jan. 1, which for a second straight year will not be enough to match rising rents and utility costs nationwide.
WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter has ordered U.S. Navy leaders to buy fewer ships so the service can spend more on jets such as the F-35 as well as munitions and upgraded systems for electronic warfare.
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Air Force's nine major aviation programs -- from the costly F-35 to a new long-range strike bomber -- will present the next president with a budget dilemma that will only worsen as spending accelerates, according to a new analysis.
Retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. Rodric G. Hammond of Pensacola, Fla., said he was mystified when a blue-ribbon commission on military compensation declared last February that the triple-option Tricare benefit was "broken."