Congress is considering legislation to encourage "outdoor therapy" for veterans with injuries or post-traumatic stress. Volunteer groups are already running similar programs in national parks.
Jessi Warthan shoveled pea gravel and served three tours of duty in Iraq, but nothing could have prepared her for facing down a classroom of 30 middle schoolers.
Raul Guerra was adopted, so his DNA couldn't be matched to blood relatives. Scientists instead turned to an emerging technique that linked his bones to the drinking water in the places he grew up.
Similiar debates have played out elsewhere, as sports stadiums that were originally built as memorials to veterans take on new corporate names.
The Pentagon's current system is plagued by delays, lost shipments, theft, and a lack of accountability.
The VA Mission Act hopes to improve upon the Choice program, which ran over budget and didn't do much to reduce wait times for many veterans.
Sgt. 1st Class Will Lindsay was 33 years old when he died on March 22 in Afghanistan.
The secretary also talked about a controversial new software the VA is developing, as well as working to lower veteran suicide.
The Department of Defense, which originally funded the clinic, has issued two more grants to help it expand treatment.
The stranded remains of Western Slope veterans were in storage for decades. On Thursday, a full military ceremony saw them finally laid to rest.