News Headlines for Friday, May 20th

Debris Found from EgyptAir Flight 804 Crash –

Following the EgyptAir crash on Thursday, an extensive search has been underway with efforts from the French, U.S., Greece, and Egypt governments to recover the wreckage and discover the circumstances surrounding the tragedy. According to Egyptian military officials, some passenger belongings, two seats, and human remains were found earlier today. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
Source: CBS News

Marine Amputee Scales Mt. Everest –

Staff Sgt. Charlie Linville had an amputation of his right leg below the knee following a blast in Afghanistan, but that did not stop him from accomplishing amazing things. On his third attempt, Linville was finally successful in climbing the north face of Mount Everest. He was the first combat-wounded amputee to reach the summit. The “Operation Everest: 2016” was assembled by The Heroes Project, a non-profit dedicating to arranging climbing expeditions for vets and soldiers. His team included two active-duty service members, as well as Army Staff Sgt. Chad Jukes, who also experienced an amputation. The group completed their climb safely on Thursday.
Source: Military Times

Fertility Care for Wounded Vets Receives Senate Approval –

Many wounded veterans that have been rendered infertile due to service-related injuries are a step closer to receiving coverage from Veterans Affairs. On Thursday, a funding bill that included a provision requiring the VA to cover fertility treatments to Post-9/11 troops passed with an 89-8 vote. The Defense Department currently covers in vitro fertilization and other services for severely wounded troops, but only if they are active duty. With the current plan, $88 million would be allocated over 2 years for the VA to provide in vitro and fertility services to injured veterans and their spouses.
Source: Military Times