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The Pentagon has settled a lawsuit over allegedly defective earplugs. Now veterans are suing, too.

Shantelle Campbell/ U.S. Army
| The settlement with earplug manufacturer 3M has focused attention on service-related hearing loss, one of the most common health problems among veterans.

VA Struggles To Unlock The Reasons Behind High Suicide Rates Among Older Veterans

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There's been an alarming rise in the suicide rate among younger veterans. But elderly veterans commit suicide at a rate higher than the non-veteran population. The VA wants to find out how to stop it.

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Congressional Mandate Requires Military Recruits To Wear American-Made Sneakers

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Under a law now taking effect, the military branches are issuing American-made running shoes, instead of giving recruits an allowance to buy whatever sneakers they want.

A New Law Aims To Speed Up Veterans' Benefits Appeals

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The VA fully implemented the new law in February, hoping to clear up a backlog of appeals claims that numbers in the hundreds of thousands.

Military helicopters over Los Angeles, explained

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If you heard or saw military helicopters flying in formation over Southern California on Tuesday, you weren't alone.

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The Military Is Partnering With Universities and Start-Ups

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To keep up with potential adversaries such as China, the Pentagon is teaming with civilian technological innovators and trying to adopt some of the practices of the private sector.

Hundreds of Groups Are Recording Veterans' Stories

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Encouraged by a Library of Congress initiative, volunteers and non-profit groups around the country are recording and preserving veterans' voices.

To Reach Potential Recruits, The Army Is Working To Win Over High School Teachers

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To increase interest in military service among teenagers, the Army is reaching out to some of the people who know them best: high school teachers and guidance counselors.