160418-N-FV745-046 NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain (Apr. 18, 2016) – Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, surgeon general and chief of Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, speaks with Sailors assigned to the USS Ross (DDG 71) medical department as part of a tour of the ship. Ross is an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel James Lewis/Released)

Top Navy doctor revamping military medicine

By Carl Prine Nearly a year into his job as the Navy’s top doc, Vice Adm. C. Forrest Faison III wants to make wide-ranging reforms designed to better heal millions of sailors, Marines, military...

Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald (reflected in doors, facing reporters) speaks outside VA headquarters in Washington, D.C. in 2015. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Veterans get relief from long wait times

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