Department of Veterans Affairs


There are no rules for presidents when service members are killed

Alexa Liautaud
Veterans Affairs

Veterans are frustrated with the VA’s painful debt collection process

After we published our story in March, more than 70 veterans and their families reached out to say they’d faced similar challenges trying to settle their debts to the VA. Here are a few of their stories.
Emma Fidel
Sara Jerving

What Happens When Your Military Record Burns Up in a Fire?

For the 18 million veterans whose records were lost in a 1973 fire at the National Personnel Records Center, that question can be a recurring nightmare.
Gavin Jenkins

Veterans Affairs Hospitals Still Won't Give Veterans Weed

Members of Congress and veterans groups have pushed the VA to let doctors recommend medical marijuana to patients, but the VA won't budge, citing federal laws.
CJ Ciaramella

Why Aren't American Veterans Allowed to Treat Their PTSD with Medical Marijuana?

Could marijuana be the solution America's vets have been waiting for, and if so, why does the federal government continue to stand in the way?
T. Kid

The VA Secretary Has Announced a Massive Overhaul and Wave of Firings

Ahead of his first Veterans Day in charge, VA Secretary Bob McDonald announced plans to restructure the organization that counts more than 9 million veterans in its system.
Kayla Ruble
war and conflict

"I'm PTSD — Paid Till Suicide or Death"

We take a cross-country train ride with a decorated Army veteran trying to outrun his years-long heroin addiction.
Nicholas Brennan