June 2015

If you're trained in CPR, a new app could help you save lives.

6/30/2015 - News article: App calls for volunteer emergency responders

The PulsePoint mobile app notifies CPR-trained bystanders when a sudden cardiac arrest event occurs in their immediate vicinity. read more »

The Warrior Games celebrate the athleticism and perseverance of wounded warriors.

6/30/2015 - News article: Army finishes on top at Warrior Games

The Army took home highest honors with 162 medals at the Department of Defense Warrior Games.   read more »

Former military members are being trained to fight fires through a partnership between the  Bureau of Land Management and a veteran organization.

6/30/2015 - News article: Partnership trains veterans to fight wildfires

Veterans were deployed this month to fight fires in Alaska, the result of a new partnership between the Bureau of Land Management and Team Rubicon. read more »

Wounded Warriors overcome injuries through athletics

6/26/2015 - Wounded warriors overcome injuries through athletics ?

From June 18-19, the Defense Department's Warrior Games took place at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia. read more »

This summer's viral "challenge" is aimed at helping military veterans

6/26/2015 - This summer's viral 'challenge' is aimed at helping military veterans

The new Give Them 20 challenge puts participants to the test by requesting that they do 20 push-ups and other actions. read more »

Firefighters across the nation have partnered with the Muscular Dystrohpy Association for more than 60 years.

6/26/2015 - Firefighters raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Association

Members of the Waukegan Firefighters Union 473 are raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  read more »

Citizens can watch FEMA's video on YouTube to learn how to respond to an earthquake.

6/25/2015 - The Rock aids in earthquake prep

Actor Dwayne Johnson is featured in a new video by FEMA that encourages people to "Drop, Cover and Hold On!" in the occurrence of an earthquake. read more »

The 6 Certified initiative seeks to encourage Hollywood to avoid stereotypes in the portrayal of veterans.

6/24/2015 - Award recognizes portrayals of veterans in pop culture

Got Your 6 recognized six films and television shows for their commitment to accurate portrayals of former members of the military.  read more »

The female sailors were selected from a large pool of applicants to serve on the submarine.

6/24/2015 - First female sailors named for submarine service

On June 22, officials released the "FY16 Enlisted Women in Submarines Selections," naming the first group of female sailors who will serve in the U.S. submarine force.  read more »

Steps every veteran should ake in the event of a natural disaster

6/24/2015 - Steps every veteran should take in the event of a natural disaster

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers many retired servicemembers the help they need in the event of a natural disaster through its initiatives, such as the Home Loan Program. read more »

Smartphone apps every first responder should download

6/23/2015 - 5 mobile apps every first responder should try

Although proper training is key to reacting to emergency situations, there are also smartphone applications that can be used to supplement first responders' skills and experience. read more »

Hope for the Warriors will have booths at the Iowa Speedway.

6/22/2015 - NASCAR fans to help create military care packages

The nonprofit organization Hope For The Warriors had booths at the Iowa Speedway during the weekend with special time both days where fans could assemble care packages. read more »

What are the best jobs for veterans?

6/19/2015 - What are the top jobs for veterans?

Pursuing a job that suits the skills and experience gained while serving is important, as this will make retired servicemembers look more desirable to employers and ensure that veterans end up liking their jobs. read more »

The Wheelchair Games aims to empower disabled veterans across the U.S.

6/19/2015 - Former soldiers to participate in National Veterans Wheelchair Games

From June 21 to 26, more than 600 veterans will gather in Dallas, Texas, to participate in the 2015 National Veterans Wheelchair Games. read more »

5 hobbies for veterans adapting to civilian life

6/18/2015 - 5 hobbies for veterans adapting to civilian life

Taking up new hobbies is the perfect way for veterans to relax and make the transition to civilian life a little bit easier on themselves. read more »

According to the Military Times, San Antonio is the third best large city for veterans.

6/18/2015 - List of best cities for vets released

Military Times released a list of the best small, medium and large cities for veterans in the U.S. read more »

The Pat Tillman Service Award is awarded to a candidate with an impressive background in both sports and public service.

6/18/2015 - Wounded warrior to receive Tillman Award

On July 15, Danielle Green, an Army veteran, will become the second recipient of the Pat Tillman Award for Service.  read more »

What should you send your loved one during deployment?

6/17/2015 - What can you send to your loved one during deployment?

Although sending care packages can help servicemembers reduce stress and feel more at home, you will want to send your loved one items that he or she will personally enjoy. read more »

Bunker in a Box will help equip veterans with the skills to start their own small business.

6/17/2015 - Startup incubator will use grant to train veteran entrepreneurs

A startup incubator focused on veterans wants to create a training program that would equip former members of the military to create and operate their own business.   read more »

Servicemembers connect with actor Gary Sinise for his work on and off the big screen.

6/16/2015 - Forrest Gump actor to receive West Point Award

The West Point Association of Graduates announced on June 11 that actor Gary Sines is the 2015 recipient of the Sylvanus Thayer Award. read more »

Firefighters repay generous woman with incredible surprise

6/16/2015 - Firefighters repay generous woman with incredible surprise

After so many free dishes from their devoted friend, the firefighters from Regina Fire Station in Saskatchewan have presented Diane Duke with the surprise of a lifetime. read more »

The Burn Saver will help protect firefighters in the line of duty.

6/15/2015 - New tech could help protect firefighters from rising temperatures

The Burn Saver device will notify firefighters of rapidly rising temperatures before the heat can damage their equipment.  read more »

Firefighter's mission to find stolen helmet takes the Internet by storm

6/15/2015 - Firefighter's mission to find stolen helmet takes the Internet by storm

Michael O'Connell searches for his helmet, which he wore as a firefighter during the 9/11 attacks, but was stolen two years ago.  read more »

Veterans Immersion Program helps veterans find tranquility while immersed in the aquatic.

6/15/2015 - Veterans Immersion Program helps veterans find tranquility while immersed in the aquatic

One program at the Georgia Aquarium is offering retired servicemembers a unique opportunity to find some peace and serenity as they adapt to civilian life again. read more »

Veterans attended a three-week program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

6/12/2015 - Nonprofit uses art to help veterans heal

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago will host the CreatiVets Final Exhibition, an exhibit that will showcase the artwork of veterans.   read more »

Female veterans can ask experts questions about resources at one of five events nationwide.

6/11/2015 - VA launches series to honor, support female veterans

The VA announced a nationwide series of one-day events that will raise awareness and celebrate the stories of female veterans. read more »

The contract with the U.S. Army will allow researchers to take their cushioning technology to the next level.

6/11/2015 - Army awards research contract for helmet liner research

Helmets may soon be able to protect soldiers more effectively than ever thanks to technology currently used to keep football players safe.   read more »

FINDER detected the heartbeats of four men trapped under debris in Nepal.

6/11/2015 - New tech for first responders used successfully in Nepal

Search and rescue technology designed in the U.S. was successfully used to rescue four men trapped by the April 25 earthquake in Nepal.  read more »

Horses proving to be useful tool to help struggling veterans to fight PTSD

6/10/2015 - Horses prove useful to help struggling veterans fight PTSD

This year was the first time that Magical Meadows Therapeutic Horseback Riding Center was opened to veterans as a sanctuary where they could leave behind their PTSD symptoms. read more »

White house officials working with former homeless veterans to find a way to help

6/10/2015 - White House officials working with former homeless veterans to find a way to help

Homelessness is a major problem that military veterans often face during life after service. read more »

AFBA sponsors 2015 World Police and Fire Games

6/9/2015 - AFBA sponsors 2015 World Police and Fire Games

Fairfax County, Virginia, will host this year's World Police and Fire Games. read more »

Increased safety and communication will give first responders greater freedom to help others.

6/4/2015 - Program to aid next generation of first responders

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate launched a campaign that aims to increase the safety, communication and awareness of first responders. read more »

Navy divers will help to salvage a warship more than 150 years after it sunk in the Savannah River.

6/4/2015 - Navy to help salvage sunken Civil War ship

A Navy dive team will spend just under two months freeing a Confederate warship from the bottom of the Savannah River.  read more »

The veterans were honored for actions above and beyond the call of duty during WWI.

6/4/2015 - Unsung WWI heroes receive recognition they deserve

On June 2, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously to two WWI veterans.  read more »

The new pattern will be available in select army stores this summer.

6/2/2015 - Army to roll out new camo

Beginning on July 1, soldier uniforms in a new camouflage pattern will be available for purchase at select military clothing stores. read more »

The Air Force reported that remotely piloting an aircraft is nothing like a video game.

6/1/2015 - Air Force corrects myths about remotely piloted aircraft

The U.S. Air Force released a statement to dispel common misconceptions about remotely piloted aircrafts.  read more »

High school students build home for injured vet

6/1/2015 - High school students build new home for injured vet

Jerral Hancock, a wounded Army veteran, will soon receive a brand new home thanks to the students from Lancaster High School in Southern California. read more »

The Oklahoma National Guard provided service on the home front for a local rancher.

6/1/2015 - National Guard aids stranded cows

Members of the National Guard used a helicopter to deliver bales of hay and dry food to cattle stranded by floodwaters.  read more »

The "Summer of Service" aims to encourage civilians to give back to the nation's veterans.

6/1/2015 - VA pushes communities to help veterans during the summer months

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced a nationwide initiative aimed at increasing the number of volunteers assisting veterans this summer. read more »