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Brelahn Wyatt, a Navy ensign and second-year medical student, shares a hug with Shetland. The dog's military commission does not entitle him to salutes. Julie Rovner/KHN hide caption

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From Lawn Mowers To Rock Concerts, Our 'Deafening World' Is Hurting Our Ears

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Michael Marquette pets his dog, Spring, while resting at his home in Clarksburg, Md., after a recent hip surgery to repair an injury sustained in 2009 during military duty. Cheryl Diaz Meyer for NPR hide caption

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Retired Staff Sgt. Matt Lammers holds the hand of his wife, Alicia, before the swimming competition at the 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Clearwater, Fla. Alicia has been Matt's official caregiver for nearly eight years, but she was cut from the Department of Veterans Affairs' caregiver program last December. Eve Edelheit for NPR hide caption

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Veterans Urge Changes Before Expansion Of VA Caregivers Program

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A Wisconsin combat veteran was driving down the highway in February when he suddenly found his name, license plate number and mental health information broadcast on the radio, on television and posted on electronic billboards across the state as part of a "Green Alert." A new Wisconsin law allows authorities to put that information out the same way an AMBER Alert publicizes missing children. Quil Lawrence/NPR hide caption

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Balancing Safety And Privacy When A Veteran Goes Missing

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President Trump speaks at Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima, Ohio, on Wednesday. His speech included a five-minute attack on the late Sen. John McCain of Arizona. Michael Conroy/AP hide caption

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Among False Claims, Trump Attacked McCain For Failing Veterans

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Robert Neilson, a 76-year-old veteran, is seeking treatment at the San Diego VA after contemplating suicide three years ago. Matt Bowler/KPBS hide caption

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VA Struggles To Unlock The Reasons Behind High Suicide Rates Among Older Veterans

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Army veteran Chris Riga survived multiple blast injuries in deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq. He rearranges sticky notes on his desk to assist him in remembering tasks he has to do throughout the day at his job as patient experience coordinator at the Northampton VA Medical Center in Leeds, Mass. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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'What Does War Do To An Entire Person?' — VA Studies Veterans With Blast Injuries

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Artificial flowers decorate barbed wire fence as Soviet army troops stop in Kabul, Afghanistan, in May 1988. The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in December 1979 to shore up the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul. Douglas E. Curran/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Many Russians Today Take Pride In Afghan War That Foretold Soviet Demise

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Joseph Walker, a U.S. Air Force veteran, was honored with a full military burial on Monday. After officials warned that he might be buried without anyone in attendance, a huge crowd responded. Texas General Land Office hide caption

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U.S. soldiers traverse fields on the way to conducting house-to- house searches in 2007 in Mukhisa, Iraq. Chris Hondros/Getty Images hide caption

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Veterans Claiming Illness From Burn Pits Lose Court Fight

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