Military

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Norovirus Outbreak At Waco VA Medical Center

The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Waco has imposed a freeze on admitting patients and has scrapped some Fourth of July events because of a norovirus outbreak.

07/03/2014

A view of United States Marines in full formation. (credit: George Rose/Getty Images)

South Texas Ex-Marine Says VA Wrongly Classified Him As Dead

A Houston-area veteran who as a Marine served two tours in Iraq has been trying to convince the Veterans Affairs Department that he’s not dead.

06/18/2014

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After 40+ Years Texas Military Hero Laid To Rest At Nat’l Cemetery

Sergeant Candelario Garcia had to wait beyond death to get the proper recognition. Nearly 50 years after serving in Vietnam the North Texan finally received the military’s highest honor.

CBS 11–06/12/2014

Brad Paisley at Gexa Energy Pavilion July 27, 2013 - Credit:Geoff Petrulis, CBSDFW.com

Brad Paisley Urges Support For Soldiers

While patriotism means different things to different people, country star Brad Paisley thinks we can all agree that military personnel should be treated with respect.

06/09/2014

Photo of Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi taken from the 'Free USMC Sgt Tahmooressi from Mexican Jail' Facebook page.

TX Congressman Wants ‘Trade-Off’ To Free U.S. Marine From Mexico

‘It’s ironic that we can deal with the Taliban and get an American soldier released but we can’t get a Marine across the border released,’ Rep. Poe says.

06/06/2014

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki addresses the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans May 30, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

VA Whistleblower Says Officials Tried To Silence Him

A Department of Veterans Affairs employee in San Antonio who reported fraudulent scheduling practices says officials tried to stop him from speaking publicly and blamed problems on low-level scheduling clerks.

05/31/2014

Ormand Knowles (with his wife) honors one of the Wereth 11 (Credit: Doug Dunbar/CBS 11).

Return To D-Day: From Fair Fight To Atrocity

It was a short winding ride through the north side of Bastogne, to reach the former home of the 101st Airborne today. The Battle of the Bulge base of operations for the screaming eagles, and housing, that now stands frozen in time.

05/31/2014

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Return To D-Day: And So It Begins

We’re eight hours from landing in France. We’re a lifetime from the war we’re going to remember. But looking at their faces as I walk the aisle of the airplane, I know it will all soon come back.

05/30/2014

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki addresses the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans May 30, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Obama Accepts VA Secretary’s Resignation

Veterans Affairs secretary Eric Shinseki has resigned amid troubles in the VA health care system. President Obama said he accepted the resignation with “considerable regret.”

05/30/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a Memorial Day event at Arlington National Cemetery on May 26, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Obama To Reduce Troops In Afghanistan

President Obama announced that the U.S. will leave 9,800 troops in Afghanistan after 2014, if the Afghan government signs a security agreement allowing their presence.

05/27/2014

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WWII Veteran Finally Receives Bronze Star

A group of veterans were honored at a Memorial Day ceremony in Arlington, including an 89-year-old World War II veteran who finally received the medal that he had earned.

05/26/2014

A man waves an American flag. (credit: Getty Images/Hector Mata/AFP)

Walkers ‘Carry The Load’ For Military Heroes

Thousands of people are walking around the Katy Trail in Dallas on Memorial Day to ‘carry the load’ for military men and women.

05/26/2014

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