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Iraq War vet says new military recruits ‘fighting the same battles as their parents’

A full generation of warfighters have seen combat since the start of the Iraq War in 2003.  In a new video, U.S. Army and Navy Jason Beardsley points out that new military recruits are taking up arms to fight “the same battles as their parents or grandparents.”   “The sacrifices have been noble and brave,” Jason… Read more »

By Emilye Bell
Monday, March 20th 2023

My VA Story: Wheelchair-bound Montana veteran wants to fix the VA so younger vets don’t face the same fate

Ed Moeglein chose to make the military his life out of a sense of duty to country. “We were in that kind of a community,” Ed says of why he chose to enlist. “Both my father and father-in-law were World War II veterans. Growing up all my friends’ dads were World War II or Korean… Read more »

By Emilye Bell
Thursday, March 16th 2023

Senate Foreign Relations Committee passes a historic war powers bill. Will the full Senate and House be on board?

In the days leading up to the 20th anniversary of the Iraq War, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee took an important step to keep American troops out of unnecessary danger and end our nation’s endless wars. Senators voted to pass Sens. Tim Kaine’s and Todd Young’s bill, S. 316 to repeal the 1991 and 2002… Read more »

By Emilye Bell
Friday, March 10th 2023

Montana veteran: One Montana lawmaker has tried to fix problems at the VA, and another ignores them

Over the last year, we’ve heard a lot from lawmakers and candidates campaigning for our votes and support. One of the typical promises we hear is that our politicians will be champions for veterans and will ensure they are taken care of for all they’ve sacrificed for this country.  As a veteran myself, I can… Read more »

By Chris Enget
Monday, March 6th 2023

#VAFail: Veteran dies after VA hospital couldn’t confirm he was a veteran

Last year, veterans in Gainesville, Florida, read a disturbing report of mismanaged care at the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center. A veteran was brought to the emergency room in a coma by an ambulance crew. Despite the emergency responders calling the VA on their way there, VA staff couldn’t confirm whether the patient was an… Read more »

By Emilye Bell
Thursday, March 2nd 2023