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Healing invisible wounds

Healing invisible wounds

12/14/13 07:59AM

(Part 3 of 4) Angie Peacock coped with PTSD with the help of a guide dog and equine therapy. She pays it forward and helps others. The documentary airs... watch

The influence of 9/11

The influence of 9/11

11/10/13 01:33PM

Joseph Daniels and Capt. Jenna Grassbaugh talk about the 9/11 memorial and the importance of helping veterans with legal issues. watch

A visitor at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington passes early in the morning on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, to look at the names inscribed on the wall.

Leaving no one behind

11/10/13 04:00AM

Veterans Day weekend is a time to honor America's living heroes, some from past wars and some just returning. It's a chance to say ‘thank you’ and honor the service of those who make us all so proud. read more

Shane Krutchen

'Taking the Hill' premieres Sunday, Nov. 10

11/08/13 06:15PM

MSNBC contributor Patrick Murphy will host a one-hour discussion about veterans issues live from the National September 11th Memorial on Sunday, Nov. 10 at noon ET. MSNBC will also premiere “Wounded: The Battle Back Home” -– a documentary produced by Flow Nonfiction in conjunction with Wounded Warrior Project to commemorate the organization’s 1 0th anniversary. read more

A wounded warrior's battle back home: Pt. 1

A wounded warrior's battle back home: Pt. 1

11/08/13 09:33AM

Preview the first episode of a new documentary series brought to you by The Wounded Warrior Project and MSNBC. Shane Kruchten's journey to the MMA ring was a struggle following his return from Iraq with PTSD. Watch part two on Saturday and a... watch

Gay and Lesbian Vets - Adam Serwer - 09/4/2013

Feds clear way for gay vets to get benefits

09/04/13 05:30PM

Same-sex married couples will no longer be denied veteran's benefits, attorney general Eric Holder said Wednesday, despite a provision of federal law that defines spouses as being off the opposite sex. "Decisions by the Executive not to enforce federal laws are appropriately rare. Nevertheless," Holder wrote in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, "the unique circumstances presented here warrant non-enforcement." read more

A member of the Fife and Drum Corps of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, "The Old Guard," participate in a "Flags-In" ceremony May 23, 2013 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. A small American flag was placed one foot in front of more...

Trending: Politicians thank veterans via Twitter

05/27/13 10:45AM

Senators, congressmen, and governors took to Twitter--and their local parade or VFW--to express their gratitude for veterans on Monday, Memorial Day. President Obama offered his own words of appreciation at Arlington National Cemetery. A compilation of politicians' Memorial Day tweets is below. read more


Backlog at a 20th century Veterans Administration

03/29/13 11:00AM

It has been more than two decades since the Veterans Administration was elevated to a cabinet department. But its dreary public image endures and not without reason: veterans wait a staggering average of nine months for their disability claims to be processed and the delay gets longer all the time. In a stark departure from how he has operated until now, Secretary Eric Shinseki is seeking to change the public perception. read more


US not 'living up' to promises for veterans

03/20/13 12:00PM

Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq War veteran, called on the country to do more for its veterans on the 10th anniversary of the war and to not be duped into another war. "We could be doing so much better," she said on The Rachel Maddow Show. "I do think we’re doing better for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans than we did for Vietnam veterans, but that was a pretty low bar." read more