Military


FILE - An Afghan National Army pickup truck passes parked U.S. armored military vehicles, as smoke rises from a fire in a trash burn pit at Forward Operating Base Caferetta Nawzad, Helmand province south of Kabul, Afghanistan, April 28, 2011. The Senate is expected to approve on Thursday a large expansion of health care and disability benefits for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan in response to concerns about their exposure to toxic burn pits.  (AP Photo/Simon Klingert, File)
Toomey Votes Against Enhancing Benefits for Vets Exposed to Toxic Burn Pits

Pat Toomey was one of 13 GOP senators who voted against the bill that greatly expands benefits for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan.

National Guard are posted near the front of the main entrance to the Pennsylvania State Capitol Sunday Jan. 17, 2021 in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
State Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Increase PA National Guard Pay

Typically working 12-hour shifts, Pennsylvania National Guard members are deployed every year to assist with domestic missions and emergencies, and are only paid $100 per day for their important work.

Courtesy of the US Coast Guard
Biden Nominates Linda Fagan to Lead US Coast Guard

Fagan could be the first woman appointed to lead a branch of the military.

Jennifer Pacanowski (Courtesy Jennifer Pacanowski)
Empowered and Thriving: Woman Veteran Teaches Others to Heal Through Writing and Performance

Many veterans return home and struggle to find connection. Jennifer Pacanowski shares her healing process with others through her nonprofit, Women Veterans Empowered and Thriving.

Despite their service to the country, the US military has not been spared the economic ravages of the pandemic and hunger has soared among military families, according to reports.
Almost 40% of Military Families Are Struggling to Put Food on the Table

Despite their service, military families have not been spared the economic ravages of the pandemic and food insecurity is reportedly soaring.

President-elect Joe Biden and Jill Biden, attend a service at the Philadelphia Korean War Memorial at Penn's Landing on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
President-Elect Joe Biden Comes Home to PA to Honor Veterans

Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, stopped at the Korean War Memorial in Philadelphia for about 15 minutes on Wednesday afternoon.

President Donald Trump removes his mask as he stands on the Blue Room Balcony upon returning to the White House after leaving Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Trump announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 2.
White House Cherry Picks When to Contact Trace, Putting Vets’ Families in Danger

The Trump administration discreetly warned a veterans group of potential COVID-19 exposure from a White House event five days before the president announced his positive diagnosis to the public. This is the first-known notice given to visitors of the White House where more than 34 staffers have reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus.