| Sep 27, 2013
| 3:35 PM
Shortages of beds, doctors and nurses in the Baltimore VA Medical Center's emergency room resulted in nearly half of a sample of patients spending more than 6 hours at the facility, including one who waited more than 24 hours, according to a critical...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 9:09 AM
Honorably discharged decades ago, a former Marine was living in a Baltimore homeless shelter, surviving with the help of $255 a month for a disability he suffered while in the service.
Then he met Rochelle Richardson.
Richardson, an attorney who works...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:15 PM
SAN DIEGO -- An association of women veterans has withdrawn plans to give an award to Mayor Bob Filner extolling him as a champion in the fight against sexual assault in the military.
But Filner is still slated to be the keynote speaker at the group's...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Fifteen years ago former Pfc. and military police officer Jerry Whiteside had two masks tattooed on his left bicep, one smiling, one frowning.
Inspired by the woman he was dating, an interest in theater and an assortment of substances in his system,...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 3:00 AM
"Thank you for your service" is, today, an oft-repeated mantra, uttered after encountering a member of the nation's armed forces or — if recognized — a veteran of past and present wars. And rightly so. Typically, a highlight of the 2013 All-...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 6:26 PM
On one side of the world’s most heavily fortified border, North Koreans are celebrating Saturday’s 60th anniversary of the armistice that halted the Korean War with Victory Day fireworks and a military parade.
In South Korea, Armistice Day...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 4:29 PM
Maryland's U.S. House delegation met Wednesday with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki to keep pressure on the agency to fix problems at the troubled Baltimore office and follow up on promises for improvement.
Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, a Southern...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 12:01 PM
A grenade found at a Westside Veterans Affairs hospital Monday morning that forced authorities to evacuate the building was a replica, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said.
Deputies were called about 7 a.m. to the VA West Los Angeles...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 10:10 AM
Blackstone Group, the New York-based private equity group, announced Tuesday it would hire 50,000 military veterans over the next five years across its various businesses.
The company said it is partnering with the White House, which is leading an...
| May 2, 2013
| 5:28 AM
Six military veterans from Maryland pleaded guilty to fraud charges this week in a scheme to obtain federal military benefits and state tax breaks with faked documentation claiming they were exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, according to the...
| May 17, 2013
The Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training's Baltimore complex is full of neatly made beds and shining-clean floors, a military-like environment for homeless former service members working to get their lives back on track.