COVID-19 As It Responds To The Pandemic, The National Guard Says More People Want To Enlist By Jennifer Brookland • May 18, 2020 Hannah Tarkelly / U.S. Army National Guard In some states, recruiters are reporting an uptick in the number of people who are expressing interest in joining the Guard. The VA Has Moved Thousands of Healthcare Visits Online, But Some Veterans Say The App Has Problems By Carson Frame • May 14, 2020 Department of Veterans Affairs Use of the Veterans Health Administration's telehealth platform has exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic. But the agency's infrastructure has struggled to keep pace. Overwhelmed By Veterans In Need, Support Groups Try To Stay Afloat During The Pandemic By Emily Elena Dugdale • May 5, 2020 Emily Elena Dugdale / American Homefront While support groups continue to meet with members by phone or teleconference, many are overwhelmed by veterans seeking help. Hampered By The Pandemic, The Navy Is Trying To Persuade Sailors To Stay A Little Longer By Steve Walsh • May 1, 2020 Nathan Carpenter / U.S. Navy Military recruiting and training has slowed down because of the pandemic. So the Navy is trying other ways to maintain the size of the force. For Veterans With PTSD, Virtual Treatment Takes The Place Of In-Person Therapy By Stephanie Colombini • Apr 28, 2020 Disruptions to everyday life caused by the coronavirus pandemic are putting a strain on veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. Some are seeking help virtually. The Navy's Hospital Ship In L.A. Has Few Patients, And It's Now Battling COVID-19 Among Crewmembers By Emily Elena Dugdale • Apr 14, 2020 Luke Cunningham / U.S. Navy The Navy hospital ship Mercy is in Los Angeles to relieve the burden on the area's medical facilities. But it’s dealing with a growing number of coronavirus cases among members of its crew.