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Memorial Day: Remember The Common Soldier

We Americans are blessed to live in the greatest country on earth, where we are able to enjoy freedoms that most can only dream of. But that freedom comes at a terribly high price—something we all need to be reminded of as Memorial Day approaches.

By Concerned Veterans | Friday, May 22nd 2015

Op-ed | Why I'm proud to be part of freedom's long line of defenders

War brings tragedy and death, it also reminds us what really matters, and how fortunate we are to live in a country where brave men stand ready to give their life for our freedoms

By Pete Hegseth | Friday, May 22nd 2015

#DailyVAFail – Sec. McDonald Blames Congress for Aurora VA Debacle

Apparently, VA Secretary Bob McDonald now blames Congress for the Aurora VA construction stalling, but in the same breath asserts that Congress will have blood on their hands–veteran blood—if they don’t agree to his demand for yet another blank check to fund the failed project.

By Phil Hegseth | Thursday, May 21st 2015

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Op-ed | Halting vet suicides requires culture change

In April, my Army unit that served in Afghanistan passed a dark milestone: We’ve now lost more men to suicide than we lost in combat.

By Sean Parnell | Tuesday, May 19th 2015

#DailyVAFail – Responsible for a Scandal? Don’t Worry—Pittsburgh VA Contractors are Still Hiring

In 2013, a Legionnaire’s outbreak killed six veterans at the facility and infected at least 13 others. Years later, the Pittsburgh VA is still dealing with the same issue – and Legionnaire’s isn’t the only problem revisiting the facility.

By Phil Hegseth | Monday, May 18th 2015