Military Veterans

VR computer programs found to help returning vets ease symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. (Lucy Pemoni/Getty Images)

Study: Virtual-Reality System Helps Treat PTSD In Soldiers

VR computer programs found to help returning vets ease symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.


Prior to his Army service, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was “administratively discharged” from the Coast Guard after only 26 days in 2006.   (U.S. Army via Getty Images)

Poll: 72 Percent Of Americans Say Obama Should Have Notified Congress Of Bergdahl Swap

A CBS News Poll shows that 45 percent of Americans disapprove of Bergdahl’s exchange for 5 Taliban militants being held in Guantanamo Bay. But the poll also shows that while 37 percent approve of the deal, one-in-five Americans have no opinion on the matter.


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Report: More Than 85,000 Military Vets Treated For Sex Assault Injuries, Illnesses

New government figures underscore the staggering long-term consequences of military sexual assaults: More than 85,000 veterans were treated last year for injuries or illness linked to the abuse, and 4,000 sought disability benefits.


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Interviews With Veterans: What Memorial Day Means From A Hero’s Perspective

How do you celebrate Memorial Day, and what does this federal holiday mean to you and your family? Read what some of our country’s veterans had to say about Memorial Day, patriotism and what this annual holiday means to them.


Defense Secretary nominee and military veteran Chuck Hagel is getting broad support from many military veteran groups. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Military Veteran Groups Come Out In Support Of Hagel For Defense Secretary

Countering the Republican-led opposition to President Barack Obama’s nominee for defense secretary is a less flashy but powerful constituency: military veterans.


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Ways to Observe Memorial Day

Honor and remember the men and women who have died in military service with these simple ways to commemorate Memorial Day.