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Obama calls on veterans to back Iran deal

Pittsburgh - US President Barack Obama told a gathering of military veterans Tuesday that hardheaded diplomacy with Iran could avoid the type of "unnecessary wars" for which they have paid the highest price.

U.S. Government fines BoA for its abuse of military families

Charlotte - The United States government has fined lending giant Bank of America $30 million for its abuses of military members and their families in violation of federal law.

Croatian veterans end church protest after PM agrees to talks

Zagreb - Scores of Croatian war veterans who had taken refuge in a Zagreb church left peacefully on Friday after the government agreed to hold talk with them about their benefits.Escorted by police, veterans from Croatia's 1990s independence war left St.

'Abandoned' Hong Kong veterans go into battle with Britain

Hong Kong - Hong Kong military veterans who served in the British armed forces are going into battle against their former colonial ruler over their right to live in Britain.

Yoga for army vets could help with PTSD

The Veterans Health Administration has launched four pilot programs that offer veterans yoga, acupuncture, Qigong, guided imagery and equine therapies, as an alternative to medication, to help with PTSD.

How whistleblowers exposed critical lapses at VA Department

The Veterans Administration failed far too many soldiers and former soldiers, and it was whistleblowers at many locations that brought these gaffes to light.

Celebs praise pet adoption: Cuddly love, kindness and support

It is so important to remember that one should give back to the furry members of society by adopting a pet in need of someone to love. Celebrities have long been using their status to help in the efforts of getting pets adopted.

Alabama gun repairman's anti-Veterans Day message sparks outrage

Anniston - An Alabama gun repairman has raised eyebrows and ire across America after posting a controversial Facebook message in which he opined that veterans are "not heroes."

Veterans are asked to be wary of pension investment schemes Special

Sacramento - As U.S. Veterans gather tomorrow and as families and loved ones honor those who have served, the California Dept. of Business Oversight wanted to urge veterans to be wary of investment schemes being offered to them that can place their finances at risk.

Yoga could help veterans with PTSD

New research from the University of W-Madison has looked at how yoga can help war veterans dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD.

Jokes and nightmares: British veterans return to Normandy

Lisieux - "Here we are at the start of a new Normandy invasion!" Don Sheppard announced over the loudspeaker as the coach carrying British D-Day veterans pulled out of the rain-soaked car park.

Wounded U.S. vets return to Afghanistan to confront demons

Seven years ago, Jose Navarro's platoon was ambushed and nearly overrun by Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. The troops found themselves pinned down, desperately calling for air strikes.

Op-Ed: Sonoma gathers for 56th annual Memorial Day ceremony for Veterans Special

Sonoma - Hundreds showed up on Memorial Day, May 26, 2014 at the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Park to honor all those who have served the nation in military service. This past Monday was the 56th annual Memorial Day Observance for Sonoma Valley.

US Veterans Affairs secretary resigns amid scandal

Washington - President Barack Obama's under-fire Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned Friday, paying the price for an expanding scandal over failures in health care for America's retired warriors."Secretary Shinseki offered his resignation.

Harleys blessed ahead of US motorbike rally for POWs

Washington - Holy water fell on Harleys when the Washington National Cathedral for the first time blessed motorcycles converging on the US capital for the 27th annual Rolling Thunder run.

Op-Ed: Congress is failing vets on benefits

Veterans are again up in arms after a bill designed to expand educational programs and health care for veterans failed to pass through the Senate.

Op-Ed: Hey Cheney, military families rely upon food stamps to survive

San Francisco - In the wake of US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's proposed "defense" cuts, former Vice President Dick Cheney lambasted the Obama administration for choosing programs of social uplift over militarism, even though the president has done no such thing.

Op-Ed: The Price of Freedom — What are we sacrificing now?

The proposed budget cuts by the Secretary of Defense are nothing more than a red herring from an administration with out of control spending habits, desperate to make the Affordable Care Act work, and a habit of targeting the military.

Op-Ed: Cut the military, but don't screw the troops

Washington - On Monday, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called for shrinking the American military to its smallest size since before World War II.

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton on ending chronic veteran homelessess Special

Phoenix - Phoenix, Arizona, America's sixth-largest city, recently announced it had become the first in the nation to effectively end chronic veteran homelessness.

How Phoenix ended chronic veteran homelessness Special

Phoenix - Phoenix, Arizona recently announced it had become the first US city to successfully end chronic veteran homelessness. Two years ago, there were 222 chronically homeless vets on the city's streets. Today, there are practically none.

Experience overrated, according to Seattle coach Carroll

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said the build-up to Sunday's Super Bowl really kicked into motion on Wednesday with his players stepping up their preparation for the title clash against the Denver Br

Op-Ed: The shutdown's butterfly effect on Olympic athletes Special

Aspen - If you watch the Sochi Winter Games, you may not see the best U.S. Paralympic skiers, or may not see them in their best shape. Remember the government shutdown?

Shutdown stops death benefit payments to US veterans

Americans are being reminded that the war in Afghanistan is still going on as families of US soldiers killed there are being denied death benefits.

Op-Ed: Got Your 6 campaign sees Veterans as steps to the future Special

"Got Your Six" is an expression in the US Military that means, "I got your back." When this is said between friends even casually the expression says, not to worry, help is near.

'Brain at War' conference offers hope, even with no bio-markers Special

San Francisco - For the past six years the Brain at War conference held each summer in June, has been galvanizing to raise awareness of the growing health-care needs of military veterans returning home from combat.

Kids uniting to knock out PTSD in Veteran dads Special

Evansville - Jesse Gourley, 8, is no stranger to the effects of PTSD on her father. With her mother's help, a group has been formed called PTSD TKO Project. Their mission is to get help for their moms and dads and spread awareness of PTSD.

Op-Ed: This Memorial Day, it's time for soldiers to come home

As cookouts and barbecues get under way, it's easy to forget those who won't have the opportunity to spend the day with their loved ones. This Memorial Day, let's honor their sacrifice by bringing them home.

Mental health training to be offered to military veterans

London - The U.K. government has decided to offer support to military veterans suffering from mental health problems. This will be through a new nationwide training program.

Nazi veterans parade in Riga, Latvia (video)

Riga - The annual march of Latvian veterans, members of the Waffen SS divisions which was part of the armed wing of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party during World War Two, was held on Saturday.
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Scenes at the Veteran s rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland  Ca.
Scenes at the Veteran's rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland, Ca.
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File photo of World War II veteran Zane Grimm at the Memorial Day Ceremony on May 27th  2013  at the...
File photo of World War II veteran Zane Grimm at the Memorial Day Ceremony on May 27th, 2013, at the San Francisco National Cemetery.
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Scenes at the Veteran s rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland  Ca.
Scenes at the Veteran's rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland, Ca.
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Scenes at the Veteran's rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland, Ca.
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Scenes at the Veteran s rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland  Ca.
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Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the vete...
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the veterans of Vimy Ridge. This was the 93rd anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Vimy Ridge, but this years Ceremony was much higher key than previous years because of the death of Canada’s last World War One Veteran John Babcock. Mr Babcock died at age 109 this past February. In attendance was Canada’s Governor General and Prime Minister Stephen Harper who took some time to greet some of the war ve
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Hundreds gathered on May 26 for the 56th Annual Sonoma Valley Memorial Day Observance at Sonoma Veterans Memorial Park, California.
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Civil War Veterans on film, from the documentary ECHOES OF THE BLUE & GRAY. This screen shot is from a reunion held at Gettysburg in 1989.
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The flags of the veterans organisation are termed "banners" and flown below the national flag.
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the vete...
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the veterans of Vimy Ridge. This was the 93rd anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Vimy Ridge, but this years Ceremony was much higher key than previous years because of the death of Canada’s last World War One Veteran John Babcock. Mr Babcock died at age 109 this past February. In attendance was Canada’s Governor General and Prime Minister Stephen Harper who took some time to greet some of the war ve

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