Leo Shane III, Military Times

Leo Shane III

Military Times

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Recent articles by Leo:

Trump recalls ready reserve to battle coronavirus

Details on who will be recalled and when were not immediately released by the White House. → Read More

VA leaders warn of workforce shortages, lengthy pandemic as coronavirus cases rise

Department officials in an emergency planning document said medical centers should be prepared for waves of illnesses over the next 18 months. → Read More

Oversight on military housing problems still lax, report says

More work is needed to address concerns that military families have about housing conditions. → Read More

VA Secretary pledges public coronavirus response won’t compromise focus on veterans

In an interview with Military Times, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said veterans won't lose out on care if the department is called up to provide assistance to civilian health care systems. → Read More

Confusion surrounds VA’s community care offerings after talk of program pause

Veterans not already enrolled in the program may be blocked from getting outside care for 90 days. → Read More

Defense lawmakers shift to ‘paper’ hearings to keep military budget process moving

The Senate Armed Services Committee typically hols numerous hearings throughout the spring in advance of their draft of the national defense authorization bill. → Read More

Latest emergency coronavirus funding package includes tens of billions for defense, VA

The $2 trillion plan also includes expanded unemployment benefits and big loans for American industries. → Read More

Panel to recommend making women register for the draft

Currently only men between the ages of 18 and 25 are required to sign up for a potential military draft. → Read More

New Pentagon personnel head, Army undersecretary confirmed by Senate

The two men could be among the last major Pentagon appointments for a while. → Read More

Second staffer at key New York VA hospital contracts coronavirus

Cases of the fast-spreading virus have spiked in New York City in recent days. → Read More

Coronavirus threat prompts VA request for doctors, nurses to come out of retirement

Department officials say they'll provide waiver to make it easier for retired medical professionals to help with the virus response effort. → Read More

Army employee fired for insensitive post about coronavirus outbreak

Officials apologized Saturday for an Instagram post which critics attacked as racist. → Read More

VA suspends funeral honors, large gatherings at cemeteries due to coronavirus

Starting Monday, all burial services at VA cemeteries will be limited to 10 people. → Read More

GI Bill benefits to continue despite college coronavirus closings after emergency fix rushes through Congress

The shift to online-only classes jeopardized monthly housing stipends for tens of thousands of student veterans. → Read More

VA eyes $16 billion-plus in emergency funds to help with coronavirus response

The money would be part of an upcoming emergency spending package being discussed by Congress. → Read More

How will the new military travel ban effect you? Ask your chain of command

Local leaders will have broad discretion to decide where and when troops can travel. → Read More

Biden, Sanders say military could play a role in coronavirus response

Both Democratic presidential front runners said service members could play a key role in public health response. → Read More

DOD bans all domestic travel for personnel and families amid coronavirus crisis

The restrictions will be in effect until May and will limit troops to local leave only. → Read More

VA insists it can handle coronavirus pandemic

Lawmakers want more details on the department's virus response and whether more money will be needed. → Read More

President Trump takes a paws to honor military working dogs

Friday was National K-9 Veterans Day. → Read More