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While the impeachment case centers on President Trump's handling of military aid to Ukraine, U.S. troops deployed in Ukraine say their mission hasn't changed.

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The VA pilot program places federally-backed volunteers in the homes of veterans to help with cooking, cleaning and other low-skill tasks.

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Congress has established an administrative process for service members to pursue malpractice claims. But they still can't sue in civilian court.

Ryan Adams' life was changed by what was supposed to be a routine hernia operation.

Adams is a Navy police officer stationed in Virginia. He said the surgery at a military hospital in Portsmouth two years ago resulted in nerve damage and other issues that left him on crutches.

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Some Florida veterans are putting on a holiday performance at their local VA, but not just to spread cheer. It’s part of a program that uses harmonicas to help treat COPD.

On a recent afternoon, a dozen or so veterans sat around a table at the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital in Tampa preparing for a musical performance.

The University of California, Irvine study found that combat exposure is almost as likely to cause grief as it is to lead to PTSD.

Carson Frame | TPR News

The Department of Veterans Affair is now offering couples retreats to help former service members communicate with their spouses through PTSD and other life stressors. Veterans are more than 60% more likely to separate or divorce than non-veterans.


Jonathan Ahl | The American Homefront Project

A recent report found that military law enforcement often mishandles domestic violence on base, leading to fewer prosecutions and ongoing danger for people who are abused. Some abused spouses complain that they’re not taken seriously and say the process favors the service member.


The Pentagon is preparing for potential missions in newly navigable Arctic seas, raising hopes the military will reinhabit a long-abandoned Navy base on an Alaskan island.

A growing number of programs try to treat PTSD by getting veterans into nature, even deep under the sea. But there's little scientific evidence that treatments like "scuba therapy" work.

The $325 million dollar plan is funded by private companies and is expected to result in renovations to 16,000 homes on seven Army posts.

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