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VA and Red Cross team up to take care of women caregivers

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| On Saturday morning more than 80 women who take care of disabled military vets got a little bit of a break at Bob Hope Patriotic Hall.

County speeds up rent checks for homeless vets


The L.A. County Housing Authority says a new $1.1 million program has helped them get housing for homeless veterans in a tight rental market.

On D-Day, students bring silent heroes of WWII to life


To commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the D-Day Invasion, some American high school students are traveling to Normandy, France to make sure the victims of World War II aren't forgotten.

'Burn pits' pose possible health risk for troops


So-called "burn pits" were common at U.S. military outposts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Legislation in the Senate would create a center to study the effects of breathing their smoke.

At 5K, veterans eye finish line and voting booth


Veterans and their families say they will go to the polls next Tuesday to vote for more benefits for veterans, including more housing and better counseling.

Update: Defaced Venice war memorial covered for now


The block-long memorial wall dedicated to service members missing in action during the Vietnam War has been tagged before, but not quite like this.

After 48 years, MIA airman's wife wants answers


As the nation commemorates Memorial Day, more than 1,600 service members remain unaccounted for from the Vietnam War. For the families of some of them, the search for answers has become a lifelong pursuit.

At capacity, veterans cemeteries take a new form


Right now, L.A.'s national veterans cemetery is basically full. The V.A. hopes building a columbarium will allow Los Angeles veterans to be buried in the city.