Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie has refused to provide the ranking Democrat on the House Veterans Affairs Committee with emails and other internal communications between Department of Veterans Affairs officials and three members of President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago country club who allegedly influenced VA policies and executive hiring and firing decisions for at least a year.
Veterans have reason to be uncertain over what Congress and the Trump administration plan both for “Blue Water Navy” Vietnam War veterans who have Agent Orange-related ailments and for veterans seeking health care from private sector physicians and hospitals.
President Donald Trump will award Ronald J. Shurer II with the Medal of Honor on Monday for the actions he took to aid his teammates on April 6, 2008, making Shurer the 11th living Army soldier to receive the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan.
A Tacoma towing company sold the impounded car of a deployed Navy sailor, despite state and federal laws preventing such a transaction, the state of Washington charged in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Pierce County Superior Court.
Two Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldiers have died in unrelated circumstances, according to the army. One was found dead off-base and the other was found dead at his on-base quarters. Both were found Thursday.
Chester Seaton, a Lincoln High School student, was killed at the start of World War II on Dec. 7, 1941. The U.S. Navy sailor served on the USS Oklahoma which was hit by torpedos and sunk. His remains were unidentified until this year.
Tacoma sailor Chester Seaton was 20 when he died on the battleship USS Oklahoma during Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Decades later his remains have finally been positively identified and returned to his family for proper burial.
A soldier was found dead at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Thursday, the Army said in a statement. Spc. Matthew Brown, 21, of Capitol Heights, Maryland, was found dead inside his on-post residence. His death is under investigation, the Army said.