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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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'This Is Crossing The Line': Saudis Co-Opted Veterans' Voices To Lobby Congress

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Veterans gather at the site of the 1776 Battle of Fort Washington in Manhattan. They are calling on the VA to rename the Manhattan VA Medical Center in honor of Margaret Corbin, who took her husband's place during the battle after he was killed. Quil Lawrence/NPR hide caption

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'To Care For Him': Female Veterans Ask VA To Include Them In Its Motto

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Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie said his department is on the mend after a tumultuous 2018. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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After A Year Of Turmoil, New VA Secretary Says 'Waters Are Calmer'

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Former Marine Josh Onan talks with George Kevin Flood, a staff psychiatrist at the San Diego VA. Onan is taking advantage of a year-old program that makes VA care available to people with less-than-honorable military discharges. Katie Schoolov/KPBS hide caption

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VA Struggles To Reach Other-Than-Honorable-Discharge Vets In Need Of Help

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The contents of the naloxone kit inside an AED box located in the VA West Roxbury cafeteria. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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VA Adding Opioid Antidote To Defibrillator Cabinets For Quicker Overdose Response

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