Veterans Affairs
Follow the latest Veterans Affairs news, videos, and analysis from ABC News.
1 month ago

Bob Woodruff Foundation provides fertility funds to veterans in need

Crystal and Ash Engert, a trans military couple, share their IVF journey and the support they received from The Bob Woodruff Foundation and its Veterans In-Vitro Initiative.
1 month ago
Bob Woodruff Foundation provides fertility funds to veterans in need
3 months ago

Jon Stewart talks about hosting Department of Defense Warrior Games

The event, held Sept. 12-22, features active-duty and veteran service members, and will take place for the first time at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort.
3 months ago
Jon Stewart talks about hosting Department of Defense Warrior Games
4 months ago

Jon Stewart joins lawmakers to push benefits for vets exposed to toxins

Jon Stewart joined lawmakers to unveil legislation that would make it easier for veterans exposed to toxic substances to access Veterans Affairs benefits.
4 months ago
Jon Stewart joins lawmakers to push benefits for vets exposed to toxins
4 months ago

A 'monster': Woman who killed veterans at VA hospital gets 7 life sentences

Reta Mays' victims were killed in 2017 and 2018.
4 months ago
A 'monster': Woman who killed veterans at VA hospital gets 7 life sentences
5 months ago

For vets struggling to readjust to civilian life, fitness offers new beginning

So many veterans struggle to readjust to civilian life after returning home. FitOps aims harness their leadership and develops them into personal trainers.
5 months ago
For vets struggling to readjust to civilian life, fitness offers new beginning
5 months ago

FitOps gives veterans new purpose after military discharge

So many veterans struggle to readjust to civilian life after returning home. This program aims to harness their skills in leadership and is dedicated to turning soldiers into elite personal trainers.
5 months ago
FitOps gives veterans new purpose after military discharge
5 months ago

Jon Stewart’s new mission

The former late-night comedian is now fighting for war veterans exposed to toxic fumes from military “burn pits.” ABC News’ Mona Kosar Abdi has more.
5 months ago
Jon Stewart’s new mission
5 months ago

Jon Stewart, lawmakers announce legislation to help veterans impacted by burn pits

Comedian Jon Stewart joined lawmakers on Tuesday to announce legislation that would make it easier for veterans with diseases linked to burn pits to access benefits.
5 months ago
Jon Stewart, lawmakers announce legislation to help veterans impacted by burn pits
5 months ago

Gillibrand, Rubio announce veterans’ health bill

Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., announced legislation that would make it easier for veterans with diseases linked to burn pits to access Veterans Affairs benefits.
5 months ago
Gillibrand, Rubio announce veterans’ health bill
9 months ago

American Legion, Pelosi joining calls for VA chief's ouster

The call gets louder for the ouster of President Trump’s Veterans Affairs chief.
9 months ago
1 year ago

Tentative settlements in WVa veterans' hospital deaths

Lawsuits filed on behalf of families of vets who died at a W.Virginia hospital.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Fourth lawsuit filed in VA hospital deaths in West Virginia

A fourth lawsuit has been filed in the deaths of patients over wrongful insulin injections at a West Virginia veterans hospital
1 year ago
1 year ago

Trump rolls out national plan to address veteran suicides

President Donald Trump rolled out a national plan to address veteran suicides, part of a three-year effort to address the problem.
1 year ago
Trump rolls out plan to address veteran suicides
1 year ago

Travis Manion Foundation pairs veterans with youth to teach character amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Travis Manion Foundation teaches students character and engages veterans.
1 year ago
Foundation aims to teach students character by engaging veterans
1 year ago

44 veterans have died at Holyoke Soldiers' Home, 100 test positive for COVID-19

44 veterans have died at Massachusetts Soldiers' Home which is facing two investigations
1 year ago
44 veterans have died at Holyoke Soldiers' Home, 100 test positive for COVID-19
2 years ago

D-Day veteran on fellow soldiers: 'We watched out for each other'

A World War II veteran shares with ABC News' Terry Moran his memories of the war while he visits his friend's grave in Normandy.
2 years ago
D-Day veteran on fellow soldiers: 'We watched out for each other'
2 years ago

VA watchdog report finds veterans are owed refunds for incorrect fees

Thousands of disabled veterans are owed millions in repayments after government overcharges for home loans.
2 years ago
VA watchdog report finds vets are owed refunds for incorrect fees
2 years ago

US World War II veteran receives France's medal of honor on D-Day anniversary

Stan Friday, an Army scout, went ahead of the Allied troops after D-Day to scope out the danger and witnessed two Nazi concentration camps before they were liberated.
2 years ago
US World War II veteran receives France's medal of honor on D-Day anniversary
2 years ago

Heroes return to Normandy for 75th anniversary of D-Day

"World News Tonight" anchor David Muir traveled to France with a group of veterans to remember the invasion that changed the course of WWII.
2 years ago
Heroes return to Normandy for 75th anniversary of D-Day
2 years ago

Veterans group calls for multi-agency investigation after 3 vets killed themselves at VA facilities in 5-day span

American Veterans is calling for a multi-agency investigation into what they're calling a "suicide epidemic among veterans and service members."
2 years ago
Veterans group calls for multi-agency investigation amid 'suicide epidemic'
3 years ago

Unclaimed veterans buried with dignity, thanks to strangers

National effort honors service members whose bodies were not claimed by family.
3 years ago
3 years ago

Study toxic exposure, vaccines in 9/11 and Gulf War veterans, scientists say

Scientists call on lawmakers and the Department of Veterans Affairs to fund a new program to study generational health effects among Gulf War and post-9/11 veterans.
3 years ago
Scientists call on VA to study toxic exposure in vets, again
3 years ago

'Nothing could be further than the truth': VA officials contest report that underpaid veterans would not be reimbursed after August backlog

Officials from the Department of Veteran Affairs sought to correct conflicting reports Thursday that they would not reimburse underpaid vets from an August backlog.
3 years ago
VA officials contest report that underpaid vets would not be reimbursed
3 years ago

'Disgruntled' Air Force vet sets himself on fire outside Georgia Capitol, authorities said

Atlanta's Capital Square became a crime scene Tuesday when a man described by authorities as a "disgruntled" Air Force veteran tired to set himself on fire.
3 years ago
'Disgruntled' Air Force vet sets himself on fire outside state Capitol: Authorities
3 years ago

Dems say allegations against VA nominee include wrecking government car while drunk, unethical behavior

A new document alleges the VA secretary nominee overzealously prescribed painkillers, was described as unethical and once drunkenly crashed a government car.
3 years ago
Dems say allegations against VA nominee include wrecking government car while drunk
4 years ago

Patients at risk due to failed VA leadership: Watchdog report

The veterans affairs secretary said critical deficiencies likely exist.
4 years ago
Patients at risk due to failed VA leadership: Watchdog report
4 years ago
VA plan would give every service member mental health benefits after leaving military
4 years ago

The Department of Veteran Affairs secretary is under growing pressure

David Shulkin reportedly spent $122,000 of taxpayer money on a European trip.
4 years ago
The Department of Veteran Affairs secretary is under growing pressure
4 years ago

VA took years to review complaints against doctors in some cases, watchdog says

The government watchdog looked into five of the US's 170 VA medical centers.
4 years ago
VA took years to review complaints against doctors in some cases, watchdog says
4 years ago

House clears major Veterans Affairs reform bill, sends to White House

The bill passed on a bipartisan 368-55 vote.
4 years ago
House approves Veterans Affairs reform bill
4 years ago

Veterans Affairs to revamp how it stores veterans' health information

Shulkin said the move will ultimately allow the VA to deliver better care.
4 years ago
Veterans Affairs to revamp how it stores veterans' health information
4 years ago

Veteran's and service dog's cross-country walk casts light on PTSD

Navy veteran Joe Copeland, along with his service dog Molly, hopes to inspire others with his long journey and raise awareness about post-traumatic stress disorder.
4 years ago
Veteran's and service dog's cross-country walk casts light on PTSD
4 years ago

Veteran's and service dog's cross-country walk casts light on PTSD

Navy veteran Joe Copeland hopes to inspire others with his long journey.
4 years ago
Veteran's and service dog's cross-country walk casts light on PTSD
4 years ago

Conditions at DC VA hospital leave patients 'at unnecessary risk,' report finds

The OIG is continuing to survey conditions at the medical center.
4 years ago
Conditions at DC VA hospital leave patients 'at unnecessary risk,' report finds
5 years ago

Veteran Plans to Get 'Dream Job' as Chef After Double Arm Transplant

John Peck became a quadruple amputee in Afghanistan.
5 years ago
Veteran Plans to Get 'Dream Job' as Chef After Double Arm Transplant
5 years ago

First Ladies Obama and Bush Urge Next President to Prioritize Veterans

"Keep the pressure on the next administration," Obama said.
5 years ago
First Ladies Obama and Bush Urge Next President to Prioritize Veterans
5 years ago

Report: VA Spent Millions on Costly Art as Veterans Waited for Care

More than $1 million was spent for a courtyard and sculpture at a Palo Alto facility.
5 years ago
Report: VA Spent Millions on Art as Veterans Awaited Care
5 years ago

VA Releases Results of Largest Analysis of Veteran Suicide Rates

The VA examined over 55 million veteran records from 1979 to 2014.
5 years ago
20 Vets Commit Suicide Each Day, According to New VA Study
5 years ago

VA Secretary Robert McDonald 'Deeply Regrets' Wait Time Remarks

Robert McDonald released the statement a day after the remarks.
5 years ago
VA Secretary 'Deeply Regrets' Wait Time Remarks