January 2015

Appreciation showed for sports-loving veterans

1/30/2015 - Appreciation showed for sports-loving veterans

Sports make up a large portion of American culture, and football is one that's especially dear to the country. read more »

Veteran publishes book to help others through hardships

1/30/2015 - Veteran publishes book to help others through hardships

Veterans and their families are well aware of the strain that serving can put on a relationship. read more »

VA programs respond to aging population.

1/29/2015 - VA programs respond to aging population

As baby boomers age, so does a large population of World War II, Korea and Vietnam veterans. read more »

Holocaust survivors pay tribute to US army

1/27/2015 - Holocaust survivors pay tribute to US Army

When the U.S. armed forces went to concentration camps around Germany and freed the innocent members inside, they were performing heroic acts that would go down in history - both for the country as well as the individuals they saved. read more »

New rule in place to lower veteran unemployment rate

1/27/2015 - New rule in place to lower veteran unemployment rate

Employers will soon need to give more thought to the part of their job applications that ask about veteran status. read more »

6 tips for making a smooth military move.

1/23/2015 - 6 tips for making a smooth military move

Those in the military are no strangers to moving multiple times throughout their lives. read more »

Currently, 2,000 veterans in Missouri are on waiting lists for rooms at nursing homes.

1/23/2015 - New veterans' home proposed by Missouri governor

Currently, 2,000 veterans in Missouri are on waiting lists for rooms at nursing homes. read more »

Crash scene removed from film following veterans' families' request

1/22/2015 - Crash scene removed from film following veterans' families' request

When dealing with emotional footage from combat, one should use extreme sensitivity. However, film directors at Paramount Pictures failed to practice that when developing a visual effects scene for the upcoming film "Project Almanac." read more »

Woman publicly addresses common misconception of veterans.

1/22/2015 - Woman publicly addresses common misconception of veterans

When Mary Claire Caine parked her car in a spot reserved for veterans, she wasn't doing anything unlawful, reported Military Times. However, when she returned back to the spot, she was greeted with a note that implied otherwise. read more »

Construction recently began on what will be the U.S. Coast Guard's seventh National Security Cutter.

1/21/2015 - Fabrication begins for new Coast Guard cutter

Construction recently began on what will be the U.S. Coast Guard's seventh national security cutter. read more »

The U.S.-Canadian 1st Special Service Force, known in World War II as the "Devil's Brigade," will receive the Congressional Gold Medal in a February ceremony in Washington, D.C.

1/21/2015 - WWII 'Devil's Brigade' to be recognized

The U.S.-Canadian 1st Special Service Force, known in World War II as the "Devil's Brigade," will receive the Congressional Gold Medal in a February ceremony in Washington, D.C. read more »

U.S. Army veteran Richard Rhodes passed away alone in his Winona, Minnesota, apartment just before Christmas at the age of 73.

1/21/2015 - Minnesota veterans pay respects to one of their own

U.S. Army veteran Richard Rhodes passed away alone in his Winona, Minnesota, apartment just before Christmas at the age of 73. read more »

Grants given to Wisconsin veterans programs.

1/20/2015 - Grants given to Wisconsin veterans programs

In response to all that veterans have done to serve their country, the Department of Veterans Affairs is giving grant money for certain beneficial programs. read more »

Veterans located on the Eastern shore of Virginia often have to travel long distances for affordable health care.

1/19/2015 - Veterans in Virginia will have more access to health care

Veterans located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia often have to travel long distances for affordable health care. read more »

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recently announced that big revisions will occur concerning military benefits and pay.

1/19/2015 - Big changes coming for military compensation

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recently announced that big revisions will occur concerning military benefits and pay. read more »

The U.S. is planning to deploy 400 troops to help train the Syrian opposition that is fighting Islamic extremists.

1/16/2015 - US troops will train Syrian opposition

The U.S. is planning to deploy 400 troops to help train the Syrian opposition that is fighting Islamic extremists. read more »

"American Sniper" movie hits theaters and touches many.

1/16/2015 - 'American Sniper' movie hits theaters and touches many

For those who have never served in combat, it can be difficult to tap into the mind of a veteran and truly understand the challenges he or she faces during life after service. An intense film, "American Sniper," recently hit theaters and attempts to do just that. read more »

New museum exhibit highlights art from World War II

1/15/2015 - New museum exhibit highlights art from World War II

Many of the popular paintings from the 1940s that were used to promote war support efforts are becoming historical pieces of art. read more »

Surgery helps soldiers return to active duty.

1/14/2015 - Surgery helps soldiers return to active duty

Knee replacement surgeries help soldiers return to combat. read more »

As the war in Afghanistan comes to a close and more American soldiers are being taken out of the region, the Army plans to send 3,000 troops to Europe.

1/14/2015 - 3,000 troops will shift to Europe

As the war in Afghanistan comes to a close and more American soldiers are being taken out of the region, the Army plans to send 3,000 troops to Europe. read more »

As part of a nationwide initiative to improve care for soldiers in their life after service, the House recently passed a veteran suicide prevention bill.

1/14/2015 - Veteran suicide prevention bill passes in House

As part of a nationwide initiative to improve care for soldiers in their life after service, the House of Representatives recently passed a veteran suicide prevention bill. read more »

Veterans turn to writing to share their experiences.

1/13/2015 - Veterans turn to writing to share their experiences

Certain programs and services encourage the documentation of war experiences. read more »

According to a statement released by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the city has successfully ended homelessness among its veteran population.

1/9/2015 - New Orleans makes strides toward ending veteran homelessness

According to a statement released by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the city has successfully ended homelessness among its veteran population. read more »

Dogs provide stress relief for veterans

1/9/2015 - Dogs provide stress relief for veterans

Those with pets know the healing effects that animals can have on them. read more »

Broken Gear clothing, an athletic-wear line that aims to empower injured veterans in their life after service, is a big source of pride for Rhode Island-based veteran Steve D'Amico.

1/8/2015 - Veteran starts clothing line to empower others

Broken Gear, an athletic-wear line that aims to empower injured veterans in their life after service, is a big source of pride for Rhode Island-based veteran Steve D'Amico. read more »

While combat operations officially ended in Afghanistan a few months ago, Marines from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, are preparing to head back to the nation.

1/7/2015 - Marines to be deployed to Afghanistan

While combat operations officially ended in Afghanistan a few months ago, Marines from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, are preparing to head back to the nation. read more »

The Medical Foster Program, a program that connects aging disabled veterans with families who can house them, has been helping former servicemembers find care.

1/5/2015 - Many veterans benefit from generosity of foster families

The Medical Foster Program, a program that connects aging disabled veterans with families who can house them, has been helping former servicemembers find care. read more »