Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press

  • Margo Jarvis takes part in video teleconference at Cohen Veteran's Network's on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, in Fayetteville, N.C. (Sarah Blake Morgan/AP)
    VA, veterans groups brace for surge in mental health needs

    The VA kicked off a “Now is the Time” campaign aimed at alerting veterans and their families to the mental health resources that are available to them.

  • Van Horn, Texas. (AP)
    Authorities believe border agent may have fallen to his death

    Investigators believe a border patrol agent who died in West Texas after suffering extensive injuries to his head and body may have fallen down a 14-foot culvert, and his partner, who radioed for help, has no memory of what happened.

  • Texas judge takes specialized court for veterans on the road

    In the Army, Richard Ress survived duty in some of the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan, but on a July day in 2009, he seemed ready for his life to end in the back of a Texas police car facing his third drunken-driving arrest in less than a year.

  • MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 19: Walmart employee Clara Martinez stocks the shelves at a Walmart store on February 19, 2015 in Miami, Florida. The Walmart company announced Thursday that it will raise the wages of its store employees to $10 per hour by next February, bringing pay hikes to an estimated 500,000 workers. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
    Wal-Mart veteran hiring to expand

    Wal-Mart announced Wednesday that it is expanding its original plan to hire 100,000 veterans by 2018 to hire a total of 250,000 recently discharged veterans by 2020.

  • Army recruiters shot in Little Rock to receive Purple Heart

    After almost six years of letters, appeals and requests, an Arkansas soldier who was killed and another who was injured in a shooting outside of a Little Rock Army-Navy recruiting center in 2009 will be awarded Purple Hearts, several members of the Arkansas congressional delegation announced Thursday.