Dorothy Mills-Gregg reports on all aspects relating to veterans and military health care. Before reporting for Military.com and becoming obsessed with the Defense Health Agency transition, she was a city government reporter for a daily newspaper in Bakersfield, California. She has worked as a freelancer around Sacramento covering a range of issues and briefly wrote bill analyses for the Assembly Speaker's office. She is an award-winning photographer with a degree specializing in politics and national security from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.
'Avengers' Actor Asks Congress to Oppose Defense Budget
Actor Mark Ruffalo is encouraging lawmakers to block the NDAA unless the budget keeps a toxic chemical out of drinking water.
VA and Congress Struggle to Reach Compromise on Veteran Suicide Prevention Bill
Lawmakers are at odds with the Department of Veterans Affairs over a bill meant to tackle the high veteran suicide rate.
Surgeons General Lay Out How Many Health Care Jobs Each Service May Lose in Merger
Lawmakers are expressing concern.
New Technology Can Help Wounded and Ill Veterans Regrow Skin
Two new skin regeneration products may help wounded veterans heal faster and prevent limb-threatening diabetic ulcers.
Veterans with Base Access Still Face Delays on New Commissary Benefit
Millions more veterans are about to get access to base commissaries and exchanges.
Thousands of Tricare Beneficiaries Lost Coverage During Contractor Changes: GAO
At least 15,000 people lost their health care insurance after delays and fights over data caused problems for contractors.
Here's How Much Turkey and Pie Is Being Sent to Deployed Troops Around the World
More than 131 tons of food will ensure members serving abroad will still have all the fixings for Thanksgiving dinner.
These States Will Be the Most Popular for Veterans in the Next 25 Years
A new graphic predicts what states Vietnam, Gulf War, Post-Gulf and Post-9/11 era veterans will be living in.
No Fixes Planned for Tricare Web Glitch Until End of Open Season
Forms postmarked with the date open season ends, Dec. 9, will still be accepted.
Military Members Are Now Being Tested for Deadly Synthetic Drug Fentanyl
The DoD added fentanyl to the standard drug testing panel and began testing in June.
Veterans Can Now Learn About Their Toxic Exposure Risks with New VA App
Exposure Ed now lets anyone view a list of service-related exposures -- broken down by type, conflict and date or location.
Tricare Website Glitch Causes Problems as Open Season Gets Underway
Eligible beneficiaries have only two options to sign up for Tricare or change their plans during open season: call or mail.
Hear That, Sgt. Rover? Better Ear Protection Coming for Military Working Dogs
A new, flexible hood a little more than an inch thick is expected to better protect military working dogs from hearing loss.
DoD Budget Uncertainty Can Result in Millions' Worth of Lost, Forgotten Gear, Norquist Says
The Senate Committee on Armed Forces held a subcommittee hearing on the DoD's latest audit.
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Air Force News
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Marine Corps News
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Coast Guard News
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The drugs seized are valued at $165 million.
Coast Guard Rescues Florida Dog Spotted Swimming for its Life
The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach safely pulled the dog on board their vessel.
Coast Guard, Navy Boats Collide in Alaska; 9 Injured
Both vessels were damaged. The incident is under investigation.