veterans

Navy veteran Dick Oliver lives in Westchester, California.
John Ismay/American Homefront Project

To commemorate Veterans Day, the American Homefront Project talks with former service members about their time in the armed forces.

A rendering of the West LA veterans campus as proposed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs would build hundreds of units of temporary and permanent housing for homeless on its West L.A. campus under a draft master plan.

A Theater of War performance at Columbia University in 2011.
Theater of War

Veterans perform tragic Greek plays for audiences of that include military combat veterans.


The U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs discussed ways to kickstart redevelopment of the West Los Angeles veterans campus in Brentwood.

Veterans advocates, protesters, and even President Obama have cited the statistic that 22 veterans a day kill themselves. But the reality is complex, and the number can be misleading.

UNC-Chapel Hill becomes the 11th public university in North Carolina to open a  campus veterans center.

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray is calling for disciplinary action after a Veterans Affairs investigation found that staffers in Seattle dumped mail about vets’ benefits in a yellow bucket and left it for months. 

Jonathan Greenwald/Flickr

Hundreds of thousands of service members leave the military each year — some with a black mark on their records that'll prevent them from getting the benefits veterans usually receive.


The Department of Veterans Affairs West Los Angeles Medical Center.
Dept. of Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded $300 million to nonprofits nationwide to help reduce veteran homelessness, with $12.3 million going to organizations that serve Los Angeles County.


Former paratrooper Adrian Carrillo with his five year old daughter Adrea. Carrillo has spent months searching for affordable housing in Southern California.
Lori Garland

A federal program provides housing vouchers to help veterans pay their rent. But in cities with expensive housing markets, many landlords won't accept them.


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