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The next frontier for change in the military

The next frontier for change in the military

02/23/14 03:16PM

Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., retired Cap. Koby Langley and retired Sgt. Jen Hogg talk about getting wounded warriors the care they deserve, how the military can be an agent for social change and combating sexual assault in the military. watch

The community helps recovery

The community helps recovery

02/23/14 11:56AM

(Part 4 of 4) Jason and his family have made a huge effort to get him back into the community, and his doctors believe that has helped his recovery. Taking the Hill airs Sunday, Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. watch

Keeping the promise of caring for vets

Keeping the promise of caring for vets

02/22/14 12:33PM

(Part 3 of 4) While meeting with Jason and his parents, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are reminded of lessons from America’s wounded warriors who return from battle. Taking the Hill airs Sunday, Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. watch

Statement from Veterans Affairs

02/21/14 05:59PM

“The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) cares deeply for every Veteran we are privileged to serve.  Our goal is to provide the best quality, safe and effective health care our Veterans have earned and deserve.”  read more

Jason turns injury into advocacy

Jason turns injury into advocacy

02/21/14 04:59PM

(Part 2 of 4) Jason’s recovery journey has been difficult, and he traveled with his family to the nation’s capital to meet with lawmakers about rehabilitative care and services for wounded soldiers. Taking the Hill airs Sunday, Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. watch

What VA workers are asking Congress

What VA workers are asking Congress

02/12/14 08:58PM

Hundreds of elected AFGE leaders from across the country came to Washington, D.C. to be the voice for their members. Many of the 600K members work in VA hospitals and clinics across the country. Patrick Murphy had the chance to talk with VA employees... watch

Deacon the service dog at the SOTU

Deacon the service dog at the SOTU

01/28/14 08:06PM

When Master Sergeant Eric Marts served in Fallujah six years ago, a roadside bomb took away his eyesight. However, he gained a new battle-buddy, a service dog he named "Corporal Deacon." Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., heard Marts’ positive message of... watch

Joe's first bill

Joe's first bill

01/28/14 08:04PM

When the newest freshman on the Senate Armed Services Committee grilled Chuck Hagel on what he'd do to stem the rising suicide rates among troops and veterans, little did he know that Jeff Sexton would be watching at home in Farmland, Indiana. Sexton... watch

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MSNBC contributor Patrick Murphy will host a one-hour discussion about veterans issues live from the National September 11 Memorial in lower Manhattan on Sunday, Nov. 10 at noon ET. Murphy, a former Congressman (D-PA) and Iraq War veteran, will look at issues affecting the veteran community. MSNBC will also premiere “Wounded: The Battle Back Home” – a documentary produced by Wounded Warrior Project. This will be the first of twelve documentaries produced by Wounded Warrior Project to air on... read more

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