Military bands honor veterans during free concert at Chrysler Hall

NORFOLK, Va. – U.S. Joint Forces Command will host the 11th annual “Salute to Veterans” concert at 3 p.m. Nov. 5 at Norfolk’s Chrysler Hall. This performance features a combined military band, made up of select members of the: TRADOC Band, Fort Monroe; U.S. Fleet Forces Band, Norfolk; U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band, […]

Pace Accepts Medal of Honor Society Award on Behalf of Military Families

BOSTON – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff turned an honor to him into a tribute to the families of American servicemembers during the Patriot Dinner of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society here yesterday. The society presented Marine Gen. Peter Pace the Patriot Award. The Congressional Medal of Honor Society is made […]

Veterans groups sue over data theft

WASHINGTON – A coalition of veterans’ groups charged in a lawsuit Tuesday that their privacy rights were violated after thieves stole personal data on 26.5 million military personnel from a Veterans Affairs employee. The class-action lawsuit against the federal government, filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, is the second suit since the VA disclosed […]

Mental disorders plague Iraq, Afghanistan vets

WASHINGTON – More than one-third of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans seeking medical treatment from the Veterans Health Administration report symptoms of stress or other mental disorders – a tenfold increase in the last 18 months, according to an agency study. The dramatic jump in cases – coming as more troops face multiple tours in Iraq […]