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New DoD website makes traveling cheaper for military retirees, active duty

The Department of Defense has teamed up with popular travel platform Priceline to create an online vacation website just for active duty and military retirees. American Forces Travel is a new Morale, Welfare, and Recreating program (MWR) that supports all five service branches. The website offers...
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Veteran seeks to reunite burial flag with rightful owners

A veteran is hoping to return a military burial flag to its rightful owners, but first he has to find them. David Slawson Sr. was cleaning out a home in Nampa, Idaho when he found the flag. Slawson tells Boise television station KIVI that the flag was dirty but he knew immediately that it was...
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There’s a new bipartisan push to make it easier for veterans to use cannabis

A pair of seemingly ideological opposites on Capitol Hill introduced a trio of bills that would change how the VA communicates medical marijuana to veterans and encourages the agency to team up with colleges that use cannabis in their medical programs. Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) and Seth Moulton (D-...
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