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One of the last living World War II glider pilots lives in a modest home in Tampa, Florida, where he’s developed a special bond with his neighbors.
Since 9-11, hundreds of thousands of military veterans have been able to go back to school largely on the federal government’s dime. So universities all of the country are recruiting them and trying to make it easier for them to succeed as students. At the University of Southern California, reporter John Ismay found something unique -- a college degree called an MBV – a Masters of Business for Veterans.
Beginning this month, tattoo enthusiasts who serve in the U.S. Navy can ink a lot more of their bodies. The new policy is designed to help recruit Millennials, who sometimes have been turned away from military service because they have too much body art.
An initiative at several veterans hospitals adds something new to patients’ medical records: their life stories.
Nearly 83,000 U.S. service members are still listed as missing in action from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and other conflicts. Many of their families still hope their remains will be identified and returned home.
Service members with Other-Than-Honorable discharges receive no veterans benefits and are much more likely to become homeless. But the military has no consistent standards about who gets a dreaded “OTH.”
As more military jobs are opened to women, Congress may face the question of whether to require women to register for the Selective Service.