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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.

Audit finds CalVet is mismanaging state vets homes

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California's Department of Veterans Affairs, or CalVet, maintains 8 homes for disabled and elderly veterans. A new audit says the state is mismanaging this land and under-charging for rent, ultimately hurting veterans.

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Supreme Court Order Leads To More Uncertainty For Transgender Troops And Recruits

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President Trump's restrictions on transgender troops moved a step closer to taking effect, even as several lawsuits challenging the policy remain unresolved.

Opinions Are Mixed After Most Troops Leave The Texas Border

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Thousands of troops who were deployed to the border in the fall have left, but the Trump Administration may call for a second deployment of thousands more.