By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) is the United States Army's flagship medical center. Located on 113 acres (457,000 m²) in Washington, D.C., it serves more than 150,000 active and retired personnel from all branches of the military. The center is named after Major Walter Reed (1851–1902), an army physician who led the team which confirmed that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitoes rather than direct contact. - Source: Wikipedia
"His care was exceptional and his passing was peaceful. They respected him till the very end and continued to support me in my grief." When my father, an 85-year-old World War II veteran, died following two years of treatment for terminal cancer, my caregiving mother praised his Veterans Affairs hospital treatment and the support given her.
1st Lt. Jason Pak lost his legs in Afghanistan on Dec. 12 after stepping on an IED. Over the past few months he was forced to undergo multiple surgeries in Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C. But when it came time for the retirement ceremony for his father, Col. Y.T. Pak, on Tuesday, he found the strength to stand on a brand new pair of prosthetic limbs.
The country's largest USO center — 20,000 square feet, painted, polished and primed for active-duty soldiers and their families — is set to open Tuesday at Fort Belvoir.
President Barack Obama is heading up a National Day of Service at the start of a whirlwind weekend of inaugural events that mark the end of his historic first term and the start of his second.
As Tammy Duckworth sees it, her path to Congress began when she awoke in the fall of 2004 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She was missing both of her legs and faced the prospect of losing her right arm.
Roger Waters honored wounded veterans in New York by performing with them at the annual Stand Up for Heroes benefit, Thursday night.
President George H.W. Bush had a problem so important he sent a memo to White House staff asking them to take a pledge. His dog, Ranger, was packing on the pounds.
Under pressure from Congress and the public, D.C. officials are moving to ease one of the least defensible of their anti-gun ordinances. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, also the Judiciary Committee's chairman, held a hearing Monday on his proposal to decriminalize possession of a gun or ammunition for nonresidents.
Americans paused again Tuesday to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks with familiar ceremony, but also a sense that it's time to move forward after a decade of remembrance.
Black flies hummed around stall 58 at Wagner Range. Fort Benning's pine trees shimmered in the distance as the late-morning temperature pushed 95 degrees with the promise of more from the Georgia summer.
When the U.S. Coast Guard opens its new headquarters in Southeast next year, it will house a cafeteria that is "significantly undersized" for the 4,400 people it expects to employ.
The District grabbed the guns belonging to 1st Lt. Augustine Kim and won't give them back. Two years ago, the South Carolina Army national guardsman had been injured on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. Now he's fighting to restore his constitutional rights.
Seated in a federal courtroom packed with reporters, family, friends and supporters of Harry Thomas Jr., who resigned from the D.C. Council and pleaded guilty Friday to felony embezzlement and tax fraud, sat a man who embodies the struggles of the blue-collar constituents Thomas was elected to serve.
A long-lost version of the Air Force One recordings made in the immediate aftermath of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, with more than 30 minutes of additional material not in the official version in the government's archives, has been found and is for sale.
The chairman of the House panel overseeing the military budget has a simple message for the supercommittee charged with cutting the deficit: "Leave us alone."