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 daily 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 influencers 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, Legal, 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 legislative, reform and other related issues.
For example, we have published exclusive stories 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.
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.
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.
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.
Charity, Humanitarian & Relief Efforts
We have written about various volunteer efforts to help others, including fellow community members both locally and nationally.
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.
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.