Veterans Veterans

Democratic congressional candidate Jared Golden making his announcement speech last month in Maine. Steve Mistler/Maine Public Radio hide caption

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With An Eye On the House, Democrats Turn To Veterans For 2018 Races

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A U.S. Marine from the 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, Alpha Company looks out as an evening storm gathers above an outpost near Kunjak, in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province. Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters/Viking hide caption

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A Retired Marine And A Photojournalist Confront War's 'Invisible Injuries'

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In this 1945 image, test subjects enter a gas chamber for a U.S. military experiment that will expose them to mustard gas. Courtesy of Edgewood Arsenal hide caption

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Less than half of the 22 million veterans in the U.S. get their health care through the Veterans Affairs system. Many rely on Medicaid, which is slated for reductions under the health plan making its way through the U.S. Senate. bwilking/Getty Images hide caption

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Veterans Helped By Obamacare Worry About Republican Repeal Efforts

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Doc Todd's hip-hop album is called Combat Medicine. Hyperion Productions/Courtesy of Doc Todd hide caption

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'Combat Medicine:' Afghanistan Vet Seeks To Help Others Through Hip-Hop

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The House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday aimed at overhauling the Department of Veterans Affairs and protecting whistleblowers. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Congress Passes Bill To Increase Accountability Among VA Employees

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After 23 years, Cameron Cook (left) is leaving the service. Jarrad Turner (right) left in 2010. Courtesy of Cameron Cook/Courtesy of Jarrad Turner hide caption

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Advice From A Vet On The 'Rude Awakening' Of Transition To Civilian Life

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President Donald Trump signs the Veterans Choice Program Extension and Improvement Act at the White House on Wednesday. Molly Riley/Pool/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin is working with Congress to renew the Veterans Choice program, which allows some veterans to get medical care outside the VA system, and provides money for medical staff. Marian Carrasquero /NPR hide caption

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'The VA Is On A Path Toward Recovery,' Secretary Of Veterans Affairs Says

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Jay Zimmerman (left) and his father, Buddy, in July 2016. Buddy, who was also a veteran, passed away last September. Courtesy of Jay Zimmerman hide caption

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Veteran Teaches Therapists How To Talk About Gun Safety When Suicide's A Risk

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The American Widow Project provides retreats for groups of military widows. Gloria Hillard /Gloria Hillard for NPR hide caption

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Military Widows Find Hope And Understanding Together

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Will Lehner, a Pearl Harbor veteran, attends an honor flight trip in 2010. Glen Moberg/WPR hide caption

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Pearl Harbor Survivor Recounts Sinking Of Japanese Sub Before Aerial Attack

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Army Specialist Jim McGough with members of his unit in 1971. Then 19, he was photographed by a columnist from The Des Moines Register. Gordon Gammack/The Des Moines Register hide caption

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Tom Frame, an Army staff sergeant in Vietnam, has battled post-traumatic stress ever since the war, as have many of his fellow soldiers. Courtesy of Kara Frame hide caption

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