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  1. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks at the 2014 Values Voter Summit in Washington on Sept. 26. Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP

    La. Gov. Jindal seeks reversal of budget cuts for military funerals

    Gov. Bobby Jindal said Tuesday that federal budget cuts will nearly eliminate the free military funeral ceremonies provided to families of veterans in Louisiana.

    • Oct. 14, 2014
  2. VA Secretary Bob McDonald held a town hall meeting with employees Oct. 9 at VA Central Office in Washington, D.C. Veterans Affairs

    Veterans Affairs secretary wooing medical students

    The new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs made an impassioned recruitment pitch to medical school and nursing students at the University of Vermont on Monday, urging them to consider careers in the VA.

    • Oct. 13, 2014
  3. Ohio VA employees got big bonuses

    A newspaper investigation has found that Ohio Veterans Affairs hospitals paid out nearly $6.5 million in bonuses to employees in the past year.

    • Oct. 13, 2014
  4.  Getty Images/iStockphoto

    New travel pay rates mean less money for TDY

    Traveling on temporary duty is not as lucrative as it used to be.

    • Oct. 11, 2014
  5. Autism therapy reimbursements won't change — for now

    The Pentagon is postponing a plan to cut reimbursements for autism therapy provided under the Tricare health program.

    • Oct. 10, 2014
  6. Report: DoD should review Tricare rules on compounded medications

    Tricare spends $259 million a year on medications it is not obligated to cover and should align its policies on compounded medications with existing regulations or change those rules, a federal watchdog agency says.

    • Oct. 10, 2014
  7. Veterans talk with coaches to review their resumes prior to approaching recruiters and hiring managers from public and private sector companies during a career fair in 2012. Saul Loeb / AFP via Getty Images

    American Legion boss: Vets have earned federal hiring preference

    The American Legion has a message for federal workers upset over veterans preference rules: Get over it.

    • Oct. 10, 2014
  8. Airmen attend a Transition Assistance Program class at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, in May 2013. The TAP classes advise separating service members on their benefits and help with resume writing, job searches and interviews. Airman 1st Class Austin Harvill/Air Force

    Air Force revokes medical coverage for 1,000 separating airmen

    The Air Force mistakenly issued medical benefits to more than 1,000 voluntarily separating airmen earlier this year, and is now revoking those benefits.

    • Oct. 9, 2014
  9. Airmen from the 633rd Medical Group set up tents for a 25-bed hospital to aid Liberian health workers infected with Ebola on October 8 near Monrovia, Liberia. John Moore / Getty Images

    Troops fighting Ebola will earn up to $400 extra per month

    U.S. troops deploying to West Africa for the Ebola mission could earn up to $400 a month in special pays, according to Defense Department officials.

    • Oct. 9, 2014
  10. Military funeral funding cuts hit Minnesota vets

    Federal funding has been cut for honor guards at military funerals in Minnesota, leaving some people concerned that veterans will miss out on the graveside honor they have earned.

    • Oct. 9, 2014
  11. Four Veterans Affairs senior executives being dismissed this month are the first to face the department's controversial new firing authorities, approved by Congress in July. VA leaders are also promising they won't be the last. Karen Bleier / AFP

    Scrutiny over latest VA firings likely just the start

    Four Veterans Affairs senior executives being dismissed this month are the first to face the department's controversial new firing authorities, approved by Congress in July.

    • Oct. 9, 2014
  12. 6 military-related charities join Combined Federal Campaign

    Six charities that serve the military community in a variety of ways — from providing legal services to veterans seeking federal benefits, to linking pets with troops and veterans — have joined the two military-related charity federations under this year'

    • Oct. 9, 2014
  13. Tricare to stop mailing paper notification letters

    Starting this month, Tricare will stop mailing letters to patients notifying them of changes to their health coverage or eligibility for military health programs.

    • Oct. 8, 2014
  14. A Wounded Warrior Project program helped Matthew Keil take care of his children at home when his wife, Tracy, was hospitalized briefly. Ed Andrieski/The Associated Press

    Trust offers peace of mind to seriously wounded, caregivers

    Each week, retired Army National Guard Sgt.

    • Oct. 8, 2014
  15. Shielding troops from high interest rates may help DoD

    Giving troops more protections against high-cost debt could save the Defense Department between $13 million and $137 million per year because it would reduce the number of troops involuntarily separated over financial problems, according to DoD estimates.

    • Oct. 8, 2014
  16. Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson speaks during a news conference during a visit to a Denver veterans hospital on Aug. 6. The Veterans Affairs Department is firing four senior executives as officials move to crack down on wrongdoing following a nationwide scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking medical care, and falsified records covering up the delays, Gibson said Monday. Brennan Linsley / AP

    VA moves to ax 4 senior execs in scandal response

    The Veterans Affairs Department said it is firing four senior executives as officials move to crack down on wrongdoing following a nationwide scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking medical care, and falsified records covering up the delays.

    • Oct. 7, 2014
  17. U.S. service members set up an Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, where the virus continues to claim more victims. The Defense Department is working on a potential Ebola vaccine as the virus continues to spread. Getty Images

    Potential Ebola vaccines studied by DoD agencies

    Agencies within the Defense Department are hard at work on a potential Ebola vaccine, with safety testing on humans expected to begin as early as next week.

    • Oct. 6, 2014
  18. Consumer Watch: Know your POV compensation rights

    If you've made a permanent change-of-station move to or from overseas and shipped your car through the military this summer, you may be among those who have encountered a huge inconvenience because your car was not delivered when expected.

    • Oct. 6, 2014
  19. Tricare Help: Medicare Part B requirement is set by law

    A. You're raising several interrelated issues.

    • Oct. 6, 2014
  20. Fast food concessions on military bases will not be exempt from raising their minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, the Labor Department ruled. Army and Air Force Exchange

    No wage-hike exemption for on-base restaurants

    Labor Department officials have rejected requests to exempt fast food concessions on military bases from regulations that will raise the minimum wage to $10.10 for all workers on federal construction and service contracts.

    • Oct. 6, 2014
  21. Kevlar for the Mind: 5 questions to ask your therapist

    Psychotherapy is typically a one-way street when it comes to asking questions.

    • Oct. 6, 2014
  22. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, accompanied by Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, briefs reporters on Oct. 1 at the Pentagon on the military health care system review. Cliff Owen / The Associated Press

    Military health system: Patients say they can't get in to see their doctors

    An unprecedented Pentagon review of the military health system -- prompted by the VA hospitals scandal -- concluded that military hospitals and clinics overall provide health care on a par with private-sector programs, despite longstanding complaints by troops, retirees and their families frustrated by long wait times and inadequate care.

    • Oct. 5, 2014
  23. Military hospitals perform 'statistically worse' for some measures of childbirth care

    More than 50,000 babies are born each year in military hospitals, and while most are delivered without major complications, the recent Pentagon military health system review found that for half the measures used by the National Perinatal Information Cente

    • Oct. 5, 2014
  24. Maintainers can work toward the FAA's aircraft maintenance certification. Shown is Airman 1st Class Vincent Hale, checking for cracks on an A-10 in June at Red Flag-Alaska. Senior Airman Ashley Taylor/Air Force

    New online certifications start in January

    The Air Force is replacing its military tuition assistance certification program with the new Air Force Credentialing Opportunities Online program, the service announced Sept. 30.

    • Oct. 4, 2014
  25. Airmen load cargo onto a C-17 Globemaster at Joint Base Langely-Eustis, Virginia, on Sept. 26. The C-17 was used to ship the Air Force's Expeditionary Medical Support System, a modular treatment facility designed for austere conditions. Senior Airman Kayla Newman/Air Force

    EMEDS team sets up Ebola hospital in West Africa

    In 2000, when few could have predicted America's impending wars, the Air Force surgeon general anticipated the need for a mobile hospital that could be erected at a moment's notice on battlefields anywhere in the world.

    • Oct. 3, 2014
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