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Serving their country, struggling to feed their families

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| Thousands of military households rely on government food aid, but the Pentagon doesn't track exactly how many service members have trouble feeding their families.

California bill aims to improve mental health care at VA facilities

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The measure aims to improve services for vets with "significant" mental or behavioral issues, after a report found a lack of resources at VA facilities.

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Comedy improv class helps veterans deal with civilian life

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Second City, known for producing top talent like Tina Fey, opens its doors to military veterans for a special class to build skills to deal with daily life.

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Minority veterans need help with VA services

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They're a growing part of the vet community, yet minorities are less aware of VA services and face a higher risk of homelessness and chronic diseases, a report says.

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VA Secretary McDonald: I'd 'undoubtedly' stay if Trump asked

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The president-elect has yet to choose the next head of the VA. Many veterans groups have pushed to keep McDonald in place. The Secretary himself spoke to Take Two.

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Researchers study injections as PTSD treatment

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A new study will test an unusual approach to treating symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder: injecting a local anesthetic into nerve tissue in the neck.

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A new benefit for vets: Fertility treatments

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Thousands of veterans have suffered combat injures that left them infertile. Now, for the first time, the VA will pay for treatments to help them have children.

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US veterans courts grow quickly but inconsistently

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The first veterans treatment court opened eight years ago in upstate New York. Now there more than 300 of them across the country, and hundreds more are expected to open in the next few years.

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