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The number of veterans in the VA healthcare system who are 70 or older is expected to grow 30 percent in the next eight years.

Families hope advances in DNA technology and thawing U.S./North Korean relations will help the government recover and identify long-missing remains of service members.

Veterans now make up less than 20 percent of Congress, compared with about 75 percent in the 1960s. Some high-profile candidates are trying to reverse that trend.

When military families move, the careers of service members' spouses may grind to a halt because they lack a professional license in their new state.


In 1998, the "Don't ask, don't tell" (DADT) policy was still in effect. This Clinton administration policy was the United States’ official stance on military service by gays, bisexuals, and lesbians, and was not repealed until September 20, 2011. This policy did not deter LGBT activist ­­­­­Joseph "Joedy" Yglesias from enlisting.