The disability appeals process just became easier

By Douglas G. Jackson A new law was recently passed in hopes of speeding up the appeals process for veterans. Under the current law, veterans could potentially wait more than 10 years to get a final decision in their disability claims. Even in short appeals, it can still take two years to get a decision. To make matters worse, the backlog seems to be getting worse. This new law could potentially take years off of the disability appeals process. The current process Right now, ... More

USCG unloads record cocaine seizure haul worth $679M

dpa, Hamburg, Germany Washington — The U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday unloaded more than 25 tons of cocaine and heroin off a ship in San Diego, saying the haul set a record for the seizure of cocaine by the service guards U.S. coastal waterways. The seized drugs offloaded Wednesday have an estimated street value of 679 million dollars, the Coast Guard said in a news release. The load is a result of 25 seizures by four Coast Guard cutters and a Navy ship since August 2, the Department of Jus ... More

WWII pilot returns home after 73 years

Drew Brooks The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. More than seven decades after Capt. Fulton Pershing Lanier disappeared over China, the Army pilot is coming home to Harnett County. Lanier was a 27-year-old first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Forces when he and his C-87 Liberator went missing during a World War II resupply mission. He will be buried at Harnett Memorial Park in Lillington on Sept. 28, the Army announced Tuesday. The service, which will include full military honors, is set for 3 p.m. Lanier wa ... More

2 corpsmen removed from jobs after photo calling newborn 'mini satan' surfaces

By Military1 Staff Two Navy corpsmen at a naval hospital in Florida were removed from their jobs after pictures and video surfaced on social media of the service members using newborns as props. The corpsmen, identified as Allyson Thompson and Joanie Barrett, have been removed from their positions at the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida after an image emerged with one of them making an obscene gesture at a newborn and the caption, “How I currently feel about these mini satans.” A video was ... More

VA misdiagnosis cost pilot his job, veteran alleges

Tony Rizzo The Kansas City Star A Kansas City man has filed suit alleging that he lost his job as an airline pilot after Veterans Affairs doctors misdiagnosed him with bipolar disorder. William Royster is seeking $35 million in the suit filed in U.S. District Court in Kansas City. It is a refiling of a previous suit that Royster voluntarily dismissed last September. Royster is a former U.S. Navy pilot who was injured in 1996 when his plane was shot down by a Japanese navy ship during a training exerci ... More