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  1. Afghanistan War vet ends bid for KC mayor, speaks openly about PTSDRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 2 | Stars and Stripes

    Jason Kander, an Afghanistan War veteran widely praised as a rising star in the Democratic party, withdrew Tuesday from the Kansas City, Mo., mayoral race to seek help for depression and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Last week, Kander called the Veterans Crisis Line and told a crisis responder that he had suicidal thoughts.


  2. The sometimes stranger: Night after night, this Texas man visits his wife with Alzheimer'sRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 27 | Stars and Stripes

    He takes his 7 p.m. pills and scribbles his name on the assisted living sign-out sheet. Then he inches his walker toward the parking lot, to visit the girl next door.


  3. Wilkie's first hearing as VA secretary: Four issues he's likely to addressRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 25 | Stars and Stripes

    Robert Wilkie is slated to appear before lawmakers this week for the first time since he took over as secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs two months ago. The Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee scheduled a hearing, "State of the VA: a 60 Day Report," for Wednesday afternoon, where senators are expected to ask Wilkie about his plans for implementing several major, congressionally mandated reforms.


  4. Leader of VA electronic health record project resigns, prompts concernRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    The person selected to lead a multibillion-dollar overhaul of the Department of Veterans Affairs' electronic health records resigned Friday only one month after taking the job, leaving one lawmaker concerned about "deteriorating and rudderless" leadership on the massive project. In May, the VA signed a 10-year, $10 billion contract with Kansas City, Mo.-based Cerner Corp. to replace its antiquated electronic health record system - a project intended to allow veterans to track their care through the VA, Department of Defense and private medical providers.


  5. New Veterans Affairs chief plans to reassign, sideline Trump loyalists now in powerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    In one of his first acts as President Donald Trump's Veterans Affairs secretary, Robert Wilkie intends to reassign several high-ranking political appointees at the center of the agency's ongoing morale crisis and staffing exodus, according to three people familiar with his plans. Wilkie, who will be sworn in Monday, wants to form his own leadership team, these people say, and to ease lawmakers' continued concern that VA, historically a nonpartisan corner of the government, has become highly politicized.


  6. GIs, vets also hurt when reporting is attackedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    Like so many of my colleagues, I have covered this nation's wars for decades, working side by side with our soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen. I have shared foxholes and flight decks with these brave Americans, and I have felt our mutual respect for the responsibility that each of us holds in our chosen professions.


  7. Federal agency warned about danger of duck boat canopies before Table Rock tragedyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    A civilian in a boat hands Missouri State Police officers a life vest the state police search the waters of Table Rock Lake on July 20, 2018 in Stone County, Mo. On Thursday evening strong winds whipped up waves in the water that caused a Duck Boat with 31 tourists to sink, killing 17 people and injuring seven others.


  8. World War I museum exhibit focuses on the 'crucible' of 1918Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    One hundred years later, the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri features an exhibition that focuses on the individuals who lived and died during the "crucible of 1918." The goal of the museum and memorial is to offer first-hand accounts of the Great War.


  9. It started with your shoes, then your water. Now the TSA wants your snacks.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    They came for your laptops. And for your liquids, and your shoes. Now, the Transportation Security Administration is coming for your snacks.


  10. Review: 'Sicario: Day of the Soldado' expands political hopelessness, violenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    Actor Taylor Sheridan made a name for himself as a screenwriter with 2015's "Sicario," a twisted tale about the U.S. government's complicated relationship with Mexico, the southern border and drug cartels. The morally bleak "Sicario" was a unique example of modern political noir.


  11. WWII paratrooper's boots, found in Holland, make their way 'home' to Fort Bragg after 74 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    There has been little to remember 2nd Lt. Frederick G. Humphrey aside from sepia-toned photographs, fading memories and a pile of letters.


  12. VA inks $10 billion contract with Cerner for new electronic health recordRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    The Department of Veterans Affairs signed a multibillion-dollar contract on Thursday to replace its antiquated electronic health record system - an action that comes as a relief to veterans and lawmakers who worried it was indefinitely stalled after former VA Secretary David Shulkin was fired in March. The contract with Kansas City, Mo.-based Cerner Corp. sets a cost ceiling of $10 billion for the next 10 years.


  13. New United pet ban could spur military family heartacheRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    A new United Airlines policy could force some military families serving overseas to leave their cats and dogs behind, while others may be able to take them at a far higher cost. When United Airlines resumes shipping pets in June, it will no longer transport some 25 breeds of dogs and cats and will bar oversized carriers commonly used for large dog breeds, such as Labradors, golden retrievers and German shepherds.


  14. Pilot of Southwest flight with blown engine is a Navy veteranRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    The Southwest pilot being hailed as a hero for landing a crippled Southwest plane was among the first female fighter pilots to serve in the military. Tammie Jo Shults was at the helm of a twin-engine Boeing 737 bound from New York to Dallas on Tuesday with 149 people aboard when one of the aircraft's engines blew.


  15. College honors 'Beetle Bailey' cartoonist Mort Walker at Camp Crowder anniversaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    Nearly a hundred fans of comic strip creator Mort Walker came to pay tribute to him and his work at the 76th anniversary of Camp Crowder. One of those fans was Sandy Peters.


  16. Centennial commission strives to keep World War I sacrifices aliveRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    There are no soldiers alive who can recall the sound a M1903 Springfield rifle makes as it spits lead across a muddied battlefield. Likewise, there are no mothers left to cry over sons who died in the trenches in Verdun, France, or in the icy waters off Denmark's Jutland.


  17. Fallen officer left VA job 'to be there for his brothers' after Clinton officer killed last yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    Hours after a Clinton police officer was shot and killed last August, Christopher Ryan Morton drove south out of Kansas City. Once in Clinton, he "suited up" and joined officers he'd worked alongside for nearly two years before taking a job with Veterans Affairs in the Kansas City area.


  18. Fallen police officer was war veteran who loved job and family, friends sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    Four years ago, Christopher Ryan Morton was serving in Afghanistan and sent messages back home to Missouri with a Kansas City Chiefs koozie in his hand. On Wednesday morning, many of Morton's friends flooded his Facebook page with grieving messages as word spread that authorities had identified him as the Clinton police officer who was shot and killed while on duty Tuesday night.


  19. Missouri university wins $15 million bid for national security counter-drone projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    A black, 5-foot drone buzzed over The Quad on the University of Missouri-Kansas City campus Friday morning when officials announced that the school had won nearly $15 million in federal funding to research and develop counter-drone technologies. The money is from the U.S. Department of Defense's Office of Naval Research.


  20. Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens indicted on felony invasion of privacyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    The charges stem from a 2015 affair and allegations that he threatened to release a nude photograph of the woman, taken while she was blindfolded and her hands were bound, if she ever spoke publicly about the affair. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner launched a criminal investigation of the allegations last month shortly after they become public.


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