January 2017

President-elect Donald Trump on Wed. Jan. 11 announced Dr. David Shulkin, undersecretary of health for the Department of Veterans Affairs, as his pick to assume the top leadership role at the agency.

1/17/2017 - Trump selects David Shulkin to lead VA

President-elect Donald Trump on Wed. Jan. 11 announced Dr. David Shulkin, undersecretary of health for the Department of Veterans Affairs, as his pick to assume the top leadership role at the agency. read more »

Squirrelwood Equine Sanctuary in Montgomery recently debuted a recovery program that helps former service members regain control over their lives and connect with other veterans.

1/17/2017 - New York equine sanctuary helps veterans recover

Squirrelwood Equine Sanctuary in Montgomery recently debuted a recovery program that helps former service members regain control over their lives and connect with other veterans. read more »

On Thursday Jan. 5, 32 disabled veterans sped through the streets of Miami during the 12th-Annual Soldier Ride.

1/17/2017 - Miami veterans participate in local bike tour

On Thursday Jan. 5, 32 disabled veterans sped through the streets of Miami during the 12th-Annual Soldier Ride. read more »

Michigan legislators have passed new legislation that will fund two new veterans care facilities in Detroit and Grand Rapids.

1/17/2017 - Michigan gets new housing for veterans

Michigan legislators have passed new legislation that will fund two new veterans care facilities in Detroit and Grand Rapids. read more »

One Escondido, California-based group offers ocean-based therapy sessions featuring a surfing canine.

1/17/2017 - Waves of Empowerment helps veterans with war wounds

One Escondido, California-based group offers ocean-based therapy sessions featuring a surfing canine. read more »

Northeastern University's commitment to student veterans stands as shining example for colleges searching for ways to connect with the military population.

1/12/2017 - Northeastern University veterans receive unique support

Northeastern University's commitment to student veterans stands as shining example for colleges searching for ways to connect with the military population. read more »

50 years on, Vietnam vets are being honored by recent programs.

1/10/2017 - Remembering Vietnam vets with new programs

Although the war ended decades ago, recent projects to honor Vietnam vets are going strong. read more »

Veterans who served decades ago are receiving belated thanks.

1/9/2017 - Honors for veterans remain meaningful decades later

It's not too late to look back on elderly vets' contributions to the country and give recognition. read more »

Winter is an especially tough time for first responders.

1/6/2017 - Winter shows first responders' mettle

During the winter, it's good to take a moment and appreciate the tough work first responders put in to keep communities safe. read more »

Parrots for Patriots offers unique service animals to veterans in need.

1/6/2017 - Parrots for Patriots connects vets with therapy birds

Parrots for Patriots offers unique service animals to veterans in need. read more »

In multiple mediums, veteran artists have plenty to say.

1/5/2017 - Communities celebrate vets' artistic achievements

Discovering veterans' artwork through group shows and festivals is a great way to welcome them back to civilian life. read more »

IT solutions will help first responders do their jobs.

1/3/2017 - Cutting-edge tech set to assist first responders

First responders will be able to improve their emergency responses with cutting-edge tech. read more »