Desiree D'IorioReporter - WSHU
Born and raised in Connecticut, Desiree now calls Long Island home. She came to WSHU in 2019 as a News Fellow, covering local government, the environment and public affairs on Long Island. She now reports on military and veterans issues for American Homefront.
She received her A.A. in Communications from Nassau Community College and B.A. in Journalism from Stony Brook University. Her past internships were at the Long Island Press and WSHU. In 2019, she co-wrote a four-part series about the Long Island Pine Barrens, bringing to listeners the sights and sounds of this unique ecosystem nestled in the heart of Suffolk County.
Advocates say more members of Congress should reach out to Black and Latino high school students and make them aware of opportunities at the elite schools.
Thousands of troops were expelled for being gay before Congress changed the law in 2011. Though many still don't qualify for federal veterans benefits, they now can receive state benefits in New York, Colorado, and other states.
If approved by a federal court, the legal settlement will force the Army to review the discharges of recent veterans with mental health issues.
The scandal is the largest at West Point in 40 years, and it has raised questions about honor among the men and women who will become the Army's future leaders.