Stories tagged: "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.

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Biden Nominates Linda Fagan to Lead US Coast Guard

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

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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.

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Biden Outranks Trump in Military Service Members Poll

“The bottom line is that in 2020, Trump can’t be claiming to have overwhelming support in the military.”

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These Army Veterans Plan to Vote for Joe Biden. Here’s Why.

Many veterans are coming out in support of Joe Biden, especially after the way President Donald Trump handled protests and the Russia bounty program.

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What Veterans Are Saying About Trump and the Russian Bounties: ‘I Don’t Think He Cares About Troops at All’

Trump's relationship with the nation's military community has been frequently strained. But just four months before the November election, reports that he either ignored, or was unaware of, a Russian plot to kill U.S. troops could intensify the tension and create new political risks.