In his essay published by the Massachusetts Review, J. Malcolm Garcia tells the story of four honorably discharged United States veterans. Legal immigrants, they were welcomed into the U.S. military. But after their service, the vets got into trouble and were deported.
A new study finds that non-Hispanic white veterans returning from military service are more likely to move into diverse communities than their civilian counterparts.
An estimated 20 to 40 percent of veterans say traditional PTSD treatments don’t work for them. But as veterans organizations offer more alternative methods, some worry the science behind them can be flimsy.
An unusual affordable housing development for previously homeless veterans is now open at the VA in Leeds, Massachusetts. The project, modeled after one in Pittsfield, gives tenants a chance to purchase equity in their home.
Five courts in Massachusetts specifically deal with veterans who get into trouble with the law. The newest opened last November in Holyoke with two participants. Today Judge Laurie Macleod says the number’s risen to 19.
A few hundred people visited one of Massachusetts’ veterans’ cemeteries on Memorial Day. War veterans — old, new, and those missing or buried — were remembered.
Our panel looks at the big stories in the news.
About two dozen communities around Western Massachusetts held parades on Memorial Day to honor soldiers who died serving the country.
A yearly event to help homeless veterans in Springfield, Massachusetts is being revamped. What used to be called Stand Down, is now the Western Mass Veterans Expo. It’s taking place this Thursday at a new venue, the Mass Mutual Center.
This week marks the ten year anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Iraq war veteran Staff Sergeant Bill Kleinedler is a sculptor. His newest work was dedicated over the weekend in a healing garden at a VA in Boston.
Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray and officials from the Department of Veterans’ Services met in Northampton Thursday to announce about 1-point-5 million dollars in federal funds aimed a
United States Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood announced $29 million in federal grants Monday to improve military veterans’ access to public transportation.
Western Massachusetts acupuncturist John Varner is participating in a $1.2 million study funded by the Department of Defense to see if the alternative treatment can help veterans who suffer f
While troops have been rotating through Iraq and Afghanistan for almost a decade, some veteran support groups are expecting an uptick in the need for veteran services after the last troops come home. Christopher Mcgurk of Belchertown is a veteran who now works for the "SAVE" program — a state service to help veterans reintegrate into civilian life.
“now you're going to see an influx in veterans into various systems and it's going to be a challenging time for a lot of service providers.”