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Notable Reporting

American Military News strives to not only report daily news, but also to dig deeper into important stories that need to be heard and are relevant to the United States and the world.

In addition to our regular news coverage, we publish pieces of relevance that are exclusive, part of the national conversation, and bring attention to important issues, exciting events or interviews that our readers are interested in.

We’ve spoken with prominent people ranging from the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate to senior military officials, veterans, hospital administrators, Hollywood actors, professional athletes and more.

Some of our notable reporting has covered topics ranging from Veterans Affairs (VA) medical malpractice and criminal activity, to blockbuster movie premieres and one-on-one interviews; as well as hurricane and disaster volunteer rescue efforts, to how CBD legalization can revolutionize the veteran community.

The following is a sampling of our notable reporting.

Legislation, Reform & Malpractice

From a veteran left with a literal hole in his face to legislation that seeks to close VA loopholes, we are constantly reporting on matters of importance.

We have published exclusive updates on the Brian Tally bill, which seeks to close a VA loophole that exempts independent contractors from the Federal Tort Claims Act. Contractors are currently given immunity from medical malpractice claims through this loophole.

Brian Tally, a Marine veteran, was ultimately found to have a bone-eating staph infection that was eating away his spine, disc and tissues. His misdiagnosis at the VA and then severe delay in his treatment, surgery and care has caused permanent damage.

US Marine vet’s malpractice claim denied due to VA loophole – Now he’s on a mission to change the law

Marine vet’s malpractice bill targeting the VA enters US House; seeks to close VA contractor loophole

AMVETS officially supports ‘Tally Bill’ in Congress addressing VA malpractice loophole

Exclusive: Marine veteran left with hole in face after VA delayed dental treatment 19 days

Hollywood, Publishing, Events & Media

We have been invited to Hollywood movie premieres, as well as to review pre-released books and poetry collections. We were invited to the movie premiere of “Hunter Killer” in New York City on the USS Intrepid, and we spoke with actor Gerard Butler, director Donovan Marsh and President of the National Defense University Vice Adm. Fritz Roegge.

Our interview with Gerard Butler at ‘Hunter Killer’ premiere on USS Intrepid

Authors reflect on 11-year journey bringing ‘Hunter Killer’ to big screen

We spoke to ‘Thank You For Your Service’ director Jason Hall: ‘We made this movie for veterans’

Former CIA spy pens tell-all about world of espionage 

Gen. Martin Dempsey talks leadership in the digital age at ADS’ Warrior East Expo 

93-year-old WWII vet, Purple Heart recipient releases war-themed poetry collection

Former Army Ranger sniper puts homemade weapons to test in Discovery Channel’s ‘Master of Arms’

Green Beret Tim Kennedy has new TV show on Discovery, taking on most dangerous jobs in ‘Hard to Kill’

Iowa Boy Scout raises $7,000 for veteran’s memorial Eagle Scout project

Health, Treatment & Wellness

While we’ve spoken with many health experts, facilities and program representatives, our highest profile piece to date has been on the emerging CBD industry. We published an exclusive piece about the exploding CBD industry and its impact on the veteran community.

We spoke to Sen. Mitch McConnell, veterans and the top industry advocate, U.S. Hemp Roundtable, along with the market-leading CV Sciences.

Sen. McConnell gave us some great insight into his thinking, and the veterans we spoke to attested to their positive experiences with CBD oil for treating PTSD and anxiety.

CBD is about to revolutionize the veteran community and PTSD, taking America by storm

Centerstone: Helping 6,000+ veterans and the retired Colonel who is leading the way

Whistleblower & Controversy

We have received thousands of inquiries for stories to investigate.

We have published a piece about a military spouse whose Navy SEAL husband has been accused of fatally stabbing and murdering an ISIS prisoner in the neck and torso after other SEALs in his unit stabilized the fighter, who was critically injured from wounds sustained from an earlier gunfight with Iraqi forces. The incident reportedly took place on May 3, 2017.

Additionally, we have published explosive pieces about the “Marines United” nude photo sharing scandal that rocked Facebook and the military community.

We have published a piece about Marines having to deal with “mysterious dark brown water” in their barracks for months at a time with no explanation.

We have also published a piece about a veteran suicide memorial at the November 5th Memorial Park in Killeen, Texas, and how Fort Hood refused to participate in the community event, despite initially committing 12 soldiers to attend.

We spoke with Howard Berry, the man behind the traveling memorial Flags for Forgotten Soldiers, as well as a local advocate who helped him organized the event. We have spoken to Howard Berry in the past – his son sustained injuries in the 2009 terrorist attack at Fort Hood and committed suicide in 2013.

We were surprised to find that despite the timing of the event – it was the 9th anniversary of the Fort Hood shooting – Fort Hood essentially refused to send representation to the veteran suicide memorial. We additionally reached out to Fort Hood in order to get some answers.

Navy SEAL’s wife speaks out after his arrest, indefinite detainment: allegations ‘malicious and shameless’

Exclusive: Marines at Quantico forced to use mysterious dark brown water in barracks for months

Fort Hood won’t participate at local vet suicide memorial despite leading nation’s bases in vet suicide

EXCLUSIVE: Female Marines speak out on ‘Marines United’ nude database scandal – call for more to speak to NCIS 

EXPLOSIVE REPORT: Marine Facebook group has thousands of nude female Marine pics – ‘Underground porn ring of female Marines’ 

Nude photos of female service members being shared via ‘Hoes Hoin’ Dropbox folder, new report says

Teacher caught ranting: Military members are ‘lowest of low, dumb sh*ts, pimps’ – Video/Audio

Humanitarian & Relief Efforts

We have written about various volunteer efforts to help others, including fellow community members both locally and nationally.

The Cajun Relief Foundation organized thousands for the Cajun and Texas navies, and they’re going viral

New Companies & Products

We have been given exciting insight into the “other” side of technology where it concerns cybersecurity, including how this top-rated and government-used technology could some day be used be everyone.

Trivalent wants to bring NSA-approved cybersecurity to your personal lives

Veterans

U.S. veterans are out in the world doing incredible things – whether it’s starting an apparel and lifestyle brand, continuing to grow a nationally recognized company, being a leader in the veteran community or simply helping other vets in times of need, there are countless stories of good deeds and veteran success to be told.

‘We have your back’ – Grunt Style Army Veteran CEO is giving employees pay raise to cover Illinois income tax increase 

Exclusive: We spoke to the Marine who shielded a girl he just met from bullets during Vegas massacre

Kris Paronto reflects on 6-year Benghazi anniversary – ‘Those heroes who died exemplified American spirit, patriotism’

NH farm that helps homeless veterans hosts ‘Flags for Forgotten Soldiers’ memorial 

NH veterans group wants to hand out 1,000 winter survival kits to homeless vets

Former Navy SEAL Kaj Larsen paddle boards supplies to and from yacht for CA wildfire victims

Motorcycle accident left this Army veteran without a leg – then he began modeling

US Navy vet Dave Bray releases storyteller album with powerful messages