For some veterans, rehab means a kayak on a raging river

WASHINGTON – Lonnie Bedwell had just 14 days of whitewater kayaking experience before he paddled the entire length of the Colorado River in 2013 — a 226-mile stretch through the Grand Canyon, home to some of the most dangerous rapids…

Medical Marijuana Supporters Look for Change from Congress

The Senate passage of legislation allowing VA doctors to recommend medical marijuana use to their patients is a step in the right direction but medical marijuana supporters want to see a change in federal regulation.

Obama’s Goal to End Veteran Homelessness by Year’s End Likely to Come Up Short

Homeless veterans would continue to be left in the lurch at the end of the year.

Platoon 22 Hopes to Decrease the Number of Veterans Who Commit Suicide Each Day

An estimated 22 veterans die on a given day due to suicide. Platoon 22 hopes to decrease this number.

The Wounded Warrior Project’s ‘Soldier Ride’ Comes to the DMV

Washington-The Wounded Warrior Project is hosting a Soldier Ride in the DMV. The organization aims to unite veterans by hosting events that promote wellness, friendship and healing.

Veteran Uses Spray Paint to Heal Battlefield Scars

Maryland Marine veteran Jon Hancock’s spray-paint art will be displayed in an exhibit at the National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago, starting on Veterans Day.

Researchers Hope Medical Database Will Advance Veterans’ Health

By creating a medical database of health information gathered from U.S. veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs hopes to better understand how genes affect the health of both veterans and civilians.