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Combat veteran Ken Falke founded Boulder Crest, a retreat facility and program that helps veterans and military personnel cope with PTSD and other mental health issues. In an interview with TODAY’s Megyn Kelly, he shares how the program has helped so many, including former Army Sgt. Bryan Hood and Kathryn Buckland, a captain in the […]
For many veterans, the difficulties of war don't end at the battlefield, with many suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Combat veteran Ken Falke, founder of Boulder Crest and author of the book “Struggle Well: Thriving in the Aftermath of Trauma,” talks with TODAY’s Megyn Kelly about PTSD. He’s joined by former Army Sgt. Bryan Hood […]
Mandi Tidwell wanted to serve her country in the military, but suffered a crippling injury five weeks into basic training was sent home. Today, she serves in a different way: through Hooves Marching for Mercy, a nonprofit pig sanctuary that raises emotional support animals for the veteran community. She joins Megyn Kelly TODAY (but Willie, […]
President Trump recounts the heroic actions of retired Navy SEAL Britt K. Slabinski and awards him the congressional Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony. Trump said, “We are free because warriors like you are willing to give their sweat, their blood, and, if they have to, their lives for our great nation.”
The photos taken by Christopher Wilson, who served two tours in Iraq, show medical debris strewn across the counter, a filthy sink, and garbage overflowing from the trash can.
President Trump says Dr. Ronny Jackson, nominee for Veterans Affairs Secretary, will be deciding soon whether to withdraw his name from consideration for the Cabinet post over experience-related concerns. Trump said he told Jackson of the nomination process, “What do you need this for? This is a vicious group of people that malign.”
Former Army Command Sgt.-Maj. Gretchen Evans visits Megyn Kelly TODAY along with her service dog, Aura, to talk about America’s VetDogs. Evans, who is deaf due to a service-related injury, explains how Aura helps her live a full life: “She’s not only changed my life, she’s saved my life.”
Hector Barajas-Varela is set to become the first deported veteran that will become a U.S. citizen. Barajas-Varela was deported to Mexico in 2010 before receiving a full pardon from California Governor Jerry Brown in 2017.
Was VA Secretary David Shulkin fired? Or did he quit? Conflicting stories from Shulkin and the White House are causing uncertainty among the public. And what implications does his departure hold for the veterans? Will Fischer, Director of Government Relations for VoteVets dot Org, Iraq War Veteran and Purple Heart Recipient, joins Katy to discuss.
In an interview with Meet the Press, recently fired Secretary of Veterans Affairs, David Shulkin says that President Trump firing him over Twitter came as a surprise.