Some veterans groups say they’re uncertain about the future of care at the Department of Veterans Affairs, after President Trump ousted Secretary David Shulkin and nominated White House physician Ronny Jackson to head the agency.
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry stopped by Brooke Army Medical Center Friday to tour several of its rehab facilities and speak to veterans. Perry's visit fueled rumors that he may be President Trump's choice to replace Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, who has come under fire in recent weeks for his travel expenditures.
But Perry denied he'd been tapped for the position.
The Army is facing a manpower shortage in an era when most young Americans don’t qualify to serve in the armed forces—mostly because of obesity. But the service has come up with a way to screen recruits whose health habits put them at greater risk of injuries during training.