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Mar 13, 2013 at 1:07 PM
Florida's lieutenant governor resigned and nearly 60 other people were charged in a widening scandal of a purported veterans charity that authorities said Wednesday was $300 million front for illegal gambling.
Mar 11, 2013 at 7:33 AM
The U.S. government, led by the Pentagon and CIA, censored in the name of national security files that the public requested last year under the Freedom of Information Act more often than at any time since President Barack Obama took office,...
Mar 1, 2013 at 4:30 PM
The department issued a "notification of lease award" for the project to Moreland Corp. of Bakersfield, Calif. Moreland had secured rights to the property from Guard Publishing and proposed the site to the VA. Moreland is to buy the site, build...
Feb 21, 2013 at 10:40 AM
Veterans in Kern County and around the nation are frustrated by the long wait to process their benefit claims.
Jan 15, 2013 at 7:49 AM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer and nation's largest private employer, is making a pledge to boost its sourcing from domestic suppliers and hire more than 100,000 veterans.
Jan 5, 2013 at 10:28 AM
Under the GI Bill, the government will pick up the full in-state cost for any honorably discharged service member wishing to attend a public university. But because rules governing residency differ from state to state, many vets face a bewildering...
Nov 11, 2012 at 10:09 AM
Arthur Lute's arduous journey from his days as a U.S. Marine to his nights sleeping on the streets illustrates the challenge for the Obama administration to fulfill its promise to end homelessness among veterans by 2015.
Oct 2, 2012 at 8:04 AM
An Army veteran is seeking $10 million from the federal government, accusing a Veterans Administration nurse of repeatedly put ice packs on his penis after surgery, causing frostbite and gangrene and ultimately leading to the organ's partial amputation.
Sep 16, 2012 at 10:04 AM
Busy, tech-savvy and often miles from their peers, thousands of new veterans are going online to find camaraderie or get their questions answered — forcing big changes in long-established veterans groups and inspiring entrepreneurs to launch new ones.
Sep 10, 2012 at 2:22 PM
Scientists are growing ears, bone and skin in the lab, and doctors are planning more face transplants and other extreme plastic surgeries. Around the country, the most advanced medical tools that exist are now being deployed to help America's newest...
Sep 9, 2012 at 12:05 PM
Scientists are growing ears, bone and skin in the lab, and doctors are planning more face transplants and other extreme plastic surgeries to help America's newest veterans and wounded troops.
Sep 5, 2012 at 3:31 PM
A former Bakersfield police officer caught using drugs was sentenced to three years probation Wednesday in Kern County court.
Aug 18, 2012 at 10:11 AM
A bill being considered in the Senate would expand the VA's medical benefits package so wounded military veterans, and their spouses or surrogates, don't have to bear the expense of treating infertility.
Jun 26, 2012 at 7:21 PM
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego City Council delayed voting Tuesday on a controversial plan to open a 40-bed treatment center for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder across the street from a charter elementary school.
May 27, 2012 at 10:51 AM
America's newest veterans are filing for disability benefits at a historic rate, claiming to be the most medically and mentally troubled generation of former troops the nation has ever seen.