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The UCLA study shows broad support among servicemembers for transgender people in the military. But the military still bans transgender people from enlisting.

A woman talks to her healthcare provider on a tablet.
Department of Veterans Affairs

The Veterans Health Administration is turning to virtual appointments to care for some patients who would otherwise be at risk for coronavirus. But the agency’s telehealth infrastructure has struggled to keep pace with the increasing traffic, causing providers and patients to get kicked off. 


Disruptions to everyday life caused by the coronavirus pandemic are putting a strain on veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. Some are seeking help virtually.

The transition from classroom to virtual learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for many student veterans, and the worries won't end with the spring semester.

The Navy hospital ship Mercy is in Los Angeles to relieve the burden on the area's medical facilities. But it’s dealing with a growing number of coronavirus cases among members of its crew.

Deployments, job losses, and the Pentagon's "stop movement" order are among the factors contributing to financial stress for troops and their families.

BEN MCKEOWN / AMERICAN HOMEFRONT

Among all the milestones, the key rituals of life being cancelled or postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic — weddings, baby showers, birthdays — is that iconic last one for military veterans, burial with military honors.


The Navy has suspended some activities and restricted others to help stop the spread of COVID-19, but the military response to the pandemic can seem uneven at times.

The VA is now screening patients for coronavirus at San Antonio’s Audie Murphy Memorial VA Hospital.
Carson Frame | Texas Public Radio

The Department of Veterans Affairs is now screening patients for coronavirus in an attempt to protect the already vulnerable veteran population. But some employees and members of Congress question whether the nation's largest healthcare system will be able to come up with a unified response to the pandemic.

The VA informed student veterans they may become ineligible for GI Bill education and housing funds if their college transitions from in-person to online classes. Congress has quickly passed a fix.

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