veteran

  • Marine vet questions reasoning behind boosted military spending

    Military leaders worry the nation is losing it’s competitive military advantage. The Commission on National Defense Strategy has called for a boost in spending, which is not an uncommon Washington response.

  • Veteran medical care not always the best, one attorney notes

    Attorney Trey Thatcher joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to outline his case against a VA medical center in Tennessee.

  • From Army sniper to IT professional: One vet’s story of his transition to civilian life

    It may seem like a leap to go from Army sniper to a career helping federal agencies deliver great online customer service and software development practices. But that’s the story of Randy Tharp. A wounded warrior of two tours of duty in Iraq, he’s also had two tours of duty as a federal civilian employee before heading to the Five-Nine Group.

  • Veterans make up growing share of federal workforce so why is their morale faltering?

    Nearly three in every 10 new employees hired by the federal government have worked for Uncle Sam before — in uniform. But even as the federal government has found success onboarding veteran employees, new questions have been raised about the workplace environments veterans are encountering.

  • FBI identifies Navy Yard shooter as Defense contract employee and former Navy reservist

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation said that 34-year-old Aaron Alexis used a valid pass to enter the Navy Yard premises Monday. Alexis worked for The Experts, a subcontractor on an HP Enterprise Services contract to refresh equipment used on the Navy Marine Corps Intranet network. He was able to obtain a valid pass to the Navy Yard through his work as a contractor.

  • My HealtheVet – The Gateway to Veterans Health and Wellness

    Tom Temin, of the Federal Drive, has an in depth discussion with the experts and users about the My HealtheVet program. He reviews the clinical applications of the new upgraded system and what that means for Veterans today and for the future.

  • Steven Fyfe: Helping vets whose ‘shoes I used to be in’

    Since 2009, Steven Fyfe has been a transition patient advocate at the D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center. His job is to help seriously ill or injured vets when they return from active duty.

  • Library of Congress wants YOUR war story

    The Library of Congress is doing its part to collect as many war stories as possible through its Veterans History Project. Bob Patrick, the director of that project, talks about what they want to accomplish.