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Job Fair Held For Veterans At New York's Lexington Avenue Armory
Job Fair Held For Veterans At New York's Lexington Avenue Armory (Andrew Burton, Getty Images)
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Poll: Veterans Struggling to Find Jobs in NJ [AUDIO]

A new Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll released Wednesday reveals that many New Jerseyans recognize the struggles military veterans are having finding a job.

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Vietnam Veterans Honored in NJ on Vietnam Remembrance Day
Veterans marking Vietnam Remembrance Day in 2013. (Chip Somodevilla, Getty images)
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Senate Bill Doubles Spending on Veterans’ Health

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Spending on veterans' health care could double in three years under the Senate's solution to the long waits experienced by thousands seeking medical care at VA hospitals and clinics, according to congressional budget experts.

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Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who has been recovering in Germany after five years as a Taliban captive, arrives at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio
Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who has been recovering in Germany after five years as a Taliban captive, arrives at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio (AP Photo/AP Video, Manis Calco)
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Bergdahl Back in the US to Continue Recuperation

 

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who has been recovering in Germany after five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, returned to the United States early Friday to continue his medical treatment.

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In this image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan.
In this image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video)
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Bergdahl Writing, Posts Show Frustration, Struggle

 

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — In Facebook posts written before he vanished from his military base in Afghanistan, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl spoke of his frustration with the world and his desire to change the status quo.

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. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel listens during a hearing before the House Armed Services Committee
. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel listens during a hearing before the House Armed Services Committee (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Hagel Defends Secrecy Around Bergdahl Rescue

 

WASHINGTON (AP) —Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told lawmakers Wednesday that last month's prisoner swap with the Taliban may have been the "last, best" chance to secure the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the only U.S. soldier held captive in Afghanistan. He said mediators indicated time was slipping away to get Bergdahl out safely.

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U.S. Army's 2nd Battalion 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division on patrol in Afghanistan
U.S. Army's 2nd Battalion 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division on patrol in Afghanistan (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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5 U.S. Troops Killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Five American troops were killed in an apparent coalition airstrike in southern Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday, in one of the worst friendly fire incidents involving United States and coalition troops since the start of the nearly 14 year war.

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This image made from video released Wednesday, April 7, 2010 by the the Site Intelligence Group from the Taliban shows U.S. soldier Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl. In the video, Bergdahl, captured in Afghanistan in June 2009, says he wants to return to his family in Idaho and that the war in Afghanistan is not worth the number of lives that have been lost or wasted in prison.
This image made from video released Wednesday, April 7, 2010 by the the Site Intelligence Group from the Taliban shows U.S. soldier Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl. In the video, Bergdahl, captured in Afghanistan in June 2009, says he wants to return to his family in Idaho and that the war in Afghanistan is not worth the number of lives that have been lost or wasted in prison.(AP Photo/Site Intelligence Group)
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Bergdahl Says He Was Tortured by Taliban Captors

 

PARIS (AP) — Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has told people treating him at a U.S. military medical facility in Germany that he was tortured, beaten and held in a cage by his Taliban captors in Afghanistan after he tried to escape, a senior U.S. official said Sunday.

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