The Baltimore-based office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is the slowest in the country to process disability claims for servicemen and women, averaging about a year, and also makes more mistakes than any other office.
When Maryland National Guard Capt. Cara Kupcho first enlisted in the military 18 years ago, she wanted to drive a Bradley Fighting Vehicle. "I like things that go boom," she explained Thursday. "I like tanks."
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has decided to lift the long-standing ban on women serving in direct combat, Pentagon officials said, opening hundreds of thousands of military jobs previously closed to female service members.
Army Staff Sgt. Jennifer Hunt, a Gaithersburg reservist, is one of four servicewomen suing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to end the long-standing policy that excludes women from serving in direct combat.
Wounded soldiers returning from war can find plenty of programs through nonprofits and the government that offer to help them re-enter the workforce. The problem is that there are so many employment programs, often duplicating each other's efforts, that job seekers can easily be overwhelmed.
I was pleased when the U.S. won its war against Iraq, which hopefully meant the establishment of the first democratic nation in the Middle East. That would be an accomplishment for the whole world to behold.
The former boss of a Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Va., testified Monday that she was shocked when the base commander asked for advance notice of any orders she planned to give regarding the confinement of Pfc. Bradley Manning.
An Army private charged with sending reams of classified documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks could have gotten his tight pretrial confinement conditions reduced by clearly explaining why he wasn't a suicide risk, the former commander of a Marine Corps brig testified Friday.
The former commander of the Marine Corps base at Quantico, Va., told a military court on Tuesday that accused WikiLeaker Bradley Manning was kept on a suicide watch against the advice of psychiatrists who recommended he be held in less restrictive conditions.
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is due back at Fort Meade this week, where lawyers for the alleged WikiLeaker plan to argue that he was punished at a military brig before his case had been heard — grounds, they say, to dismiss all charges against him.
When Justen Garrity left the Army for the business world, his five years as an officer, experienced in combat, engineering and leadership, mattered little to prospective employers. He shared his experiences starting a new business with other veterans at Aberdeen Proving Ground.
At the Naval Academy, Gen. John R. Allen is remembered as a standout midshipman, an award-winning teacher and a transformative commandant who worked to usher in a new era of civility and sensitivity at the training ground for future Navy and Marine Corps officers.