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A combat-disabled veteran of the Vietnam War demonstrates his newly fitted Otto Bock Healthcare X2 prosthetic limb with a physical therapist at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington.

Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

A combat-disabled veteran of the Vietnam War demonstrates his newly fitted Otto Bock Healthcare X2 prosthetic limb with a physical therapist at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington.

VA, Military to Beat Health-System Deadline by Changing Their Goal

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta pledged last year to “meet or beat” a 2017 deadline to integrate two health-records systems, one for troops and the other for veterans. Now, Panetta and Eric Shinseki, secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, are...

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U.S. Army soldiers works out at the Puli Alam patrol base in Logar Province.

Photograph by Munir uz Zaman/AFP via Getty Images

U.S. Army soldiers works out at the Puli Alam patrol base in Logar Province.

All Troops to Get Rigorous Physicals

All U.S. troops will undergo “more detailed” physicals as they leave the service to make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to process future requests for such payments, the Pentagon’s top official said. The Defense Department currently does...

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