It Was the Biggest Scam in Tricare's History. Now Troops May Be Going to Jail
Five service members have been convicted of defrauding the federal government. More may follow.
In a First, Pentagon Releases Data on Military Spouse and Child Suicides
Congress first called for a report on military family suicides in 2014.
Military Suicide Rates Hit Record High in 2018
The rate was highest for the divorced; those in admin or mechanical or electrical repair; and those who never deployed.
VA Misses Deadline on Expanding Caregiver Program, Sets New Target
According to the VA, it is still working on the required computer system to support expansion.
'Everybody's Overworked:' String of Suicides Raises Questions About Sailors' Stress Levels
Three sailors assigned to the same ship died in apparent suicides in the last week.
New Tricare Breastfeeding Benefits Lead to Reimbursement Fiascos
The Defense Health Agency has introduced or altered its programs for new moms, with mixed results.
New DoD Pain Rating Scale Will Help Military Doctors Assess Patients' Misery
The new scale has a familiar look, but will help patients and doctors determine how badly pain is affecting their lives.
Top VA Committee Democrats: Accelerate ER Reimbursements to Veterans
The directive follows a court ruling that the VA improperly denied payments to thousands of veterans.
Millions More Vets and Caregivers Are About to Get Commissary, Exchange Access
Roughly 3.5 million veterans and designated VA caregivers will be eligible to make purchases at military stores.
Commands Protect Troops and Fail Families in Domestic Abuse Cases, Victims Say
Three women claim military commands refused to prosecute and allowed their alleged abusers to go free.
The Air Force Has Declared War on Hopelessness in the Ranks
Toxic leadership appears to contribute to "hopelessness," according to the top enlisted person and chief of staff.
Air Force to Institute New Fitness Requirements for Commanders
Starting next week, commanders will be expected to stay in shape, according to Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein.
Nine VA Leaders, Staff Placed on Leave Amid Ant-Bite Scandal
VA Secretary Robert Wilkie says swift action was needed in a case where the VA did not "treat a vet with dignity."
VA’s $900 Million Caregiver Program Bogged Down by Bad Data, IT Issues, GAO Finds
Continued problems with data and software will delay expanding a program to aid those who care for severely injured veterans.
Chiropractic Care Works for Troops with Lower Back Pain, But Not Everyone Can Access It
A study ordered by Congress 10 years ago finds chiropractic care increases fitness in some troops.
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Navy Denies Canceling Black Sea Op on Trump's Order
House Democrats released Anderson's testimony as part of a new public phase of the ongoing impeachment inquiry.
Navy Submarine That Went Missing with 80 Sailors Aboard Found 75 Years Later
A team of ocean explorers confirmed that the USS Grayback was discovered about 50 nautical miles south of Okinawa in June.
Arizona Looking for Military Personnel Owed $2.3 Million in Unclaimed Funds
More than 8,800 military personnel who were once stationed in Arizona have unclaimed money waiting for them.
Marine Donates His Uniform so Hit-and-Run Victim Can Be Buried in It
Veterans Samuel Jackson and Richard Dunn never met, but one Marine Corps uniform will connect them forevermore.
New Commissary, Exchange Access Delayed for Many Veterans
Disabled veterans and Purple Heart recipients won't see on-base access for commissaries and exchange stores any time soon.
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Air Force Special Tactics Chief Awarded Silver Star for Raining Hell on the Enemy in Afghanistan
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Marine Corps News
House Democrats Call for IG Probe into Border Deployment, Charging Racist Motivation
The representatives said they and 30 other lawmakers sent a letter to the Pentagon IG requesting an investigation.
Marine Drill Instructors’ 'Unacceptable' Comments About Women Must Stop, General Says
The words drill instructors use have an "enormous" effect on recruits.
Coast Guard News
Coast Guard to Reconsider Vessel Safety Improvements That It Had Rejected
A service leader said it will reconsider the measures in the aftermath of a fire that killed 34 people on a dive boat.
NTSB: Coast Guard Ignored Duck Boat Safety Proposals
Investigators say the changes might have prevented last year's Missouri accident, which killed 17 people.
Woman Who Scammed Coast Guard Veteran Gets 10-Year Prison Sentence
The woman was convicted of scamming an 82-year-old Florida veteran out of his life savings.