Former POW Jessica Lynch Shares Story of Perseverance Ahead of Veteran’s Day

Jessica Lynch, who shot to fame as a POW during the Iraq war in 2003

VALPARAISO — At just 19 years old, Jessica Lynch was nervous before her deployment to Iraq war but said she felt ready. Nothing could have readied her for what happened once she got there. Lynch was captured by Iraqi forces just three days after she was deployed in March 2003. Lynch, 40, was the first prisoner of war successfully rescued […]

Nominee for VA Deputy Advances in Senate But Faces Bumpy Road Ahead

Tanya Bradsher

The nominee to be the next No. 2 official at the Department of Veterans Affairs has been advanced by a Senate panel, but could face a bumpy road to final confirmation. The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Thursday voted 13-6 to advance Tanya Bradsher, who was nominated by President Joe Biden to be the next […]

US Abrams Tanks for Training Ukrainian Forces Arrive in Germany Ahead of Schedule

Russia Ukraine War Tanks

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Abrams tanks needed for training Ukrainian forces have arrived in Germany slightly ahead of schedule and are on their way to the Grafenwoehr Army base where the training will begin in two to three weeks, U.S. officials said Thursday. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee that the […]