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Department Of Veterans Affairs Fast Facts

Posted: 05/30/2014 - President Barack Obama has requested an appropriation of $163.9 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs in the 2015 Budget, a 6.5% increase over the 2014 Budget.

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Last Jet Leaves Boeing's Wichita Maintenance Site

Posted: 05/30/2014 - An era in Kansas aviation has come to a close with the departure of the last aircraft from a Boeing Co. maintenance facility in Wichita, ending a 70-year relationship between the aircraft maker and the city.

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Shinseki Announces Fixes For VA System

Updated: 05/30/2014 - Embattled VA Sec. Shinseki announced several changes in the VA system on Friday, saying he'll remove senior leaders at the Phoenix VA center and eliminate performance awards for VA leaders in 2014.

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Obama spells out foreign policy vision, global challenges

Updated: 05/28/2014 - A day after he spelled out a plan that would leave nearly 10,000 troops in Afghanistan at year's end, President Barack Obama will present his foreign policy vision at the West Point graduation.

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Topeka Cemeteries Mark Memorial Day With Ceremonies

Posted: 05/26/2014 - Veterans of Vietnam and WWI were the focus of a Memorial Day ceremonies at Topeka Cemetery, while those who made the ultimate sacrifice also were honored at Penwell-Gabel cemetery.

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One Dead In Junction City Shooting

Updated: 05/27/2014 - The Junction City Police Department reports that a 26 year old soldier from Ft. Riley was discovered deceased Monday with a single gunshot.

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Eisenhower Center To Mark D-Day Anniversary

Updated: 05/26/2014 - Staff members at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene are gearing up for two days of activities to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landing in France.

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The Story Of Taps

Updated: 05/26/2014 - There is disagreement on the origins of "Taps". For your consideration on this Memorial Day, John Wayne on the Story of Taps.

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Spirit Aerosystems In Hunt For Defense Work

Posted: 05/26/2014 - The Wichita aircraft parts maker created when Boeing Co. spun off its commercial airplane business is looking to expand its work for the military.

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Moran Offers VA Accountability Amendment

Updated: 05/22/2014 - The amendment, sponsored by Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS), was unanimously approved by the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee and will be included in the department's funding bill.

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Obama On VA Allegations: 'I Will Not Stand For It'

Updated: 05/21/2014 - President Barack Obama will make a statement to reporters at 10:45 a.m ET Wednesday after meeting with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, the White House announced.

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Chinese Hackers Infiltrated U.S. Companies, Attorney General Says

Posted: 05/19/2014 - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that members of the Chinese military have engaged in the hacking of U.S. businesses and entities, including U.S. Steel Corp., Westinghouse, Alcoa, Allegheny Technologies, the United Steel Workers Union and SolarWorld.

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Army College To Graduate Military Officers

Posted: 05/19/2014 - Military officers from the U.S. and eight other countries will receive their degrees in advanced military studies this week from an Army college at Fort Leavenworth.

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VA Undersecretary Resigns

Updated: 05/16/2014 - An undersecretary at the Department of Veterans Affairs resigned Friday, one day after he testified at a Senate hearing on the wait times at VA hospitals.

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Pentagon Document Lays Out Battle Plan Against Zombies

Posted: 05/16/2014 - Never fear the night of the living dead, the Pentagon has got you covered with an elaborate plan should a zombie apocalypse befall the country, according to a Defense Department document obtained by CNN.

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9/11 Museum: Tragedy Turns The Mundane Into Memorial

Updated: 05/15/2014 - When does the ordinary -- letters, gloves, wallets -- become extraordinary? When the objects tell a story: a stack of personal letters that fell to the ground after a hijacked plane plowed into the World Trade Center.

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