Dec 11, 2013:
Medical benefits for veterans are a perennial, hot-button issue as politicians struggle to balance budgets and bureaucracies drown in paperwork from veterans seeking their rightfully earned benefits. One dentist, fed up with the stalling, is single-handedly making a difference, offering free dental care for veterans and their spouses.
Dec 9, 2013:
An interview with the military medical staff at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan provides a rare glimpse at the men and women that take care of our nation’s wounded troops. Their life-saving efforts are critical to making military medicine so effective on the battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan, raising survival rates to unprecedented levels compared to past conflicts. This video provides an inside look at military medicine in Afghanistan.
Dec 6, 2013:
America’s involvement in World War II started and ended in the Pacific. In the intervening years, countless tales of sacrifice and heroism would unfold, including the incredible story of Louis Zamperini. After his B-24 bomber crashes into the ocean, he and two other survivors drift on the ocean currents, combating hunger and the elements for over forty days, only to end up in a Japanese POW camp. Hear this incredible tale of survival and resilience.
Dec 5, 2013:
Advances in medicine and technology have helped our wounded warriors survive even the most devastating of injuries. But the human interaction makes the real difference. See these medical personnel in action, saving lives...
Dec 5, 2013:
Reminding Americans that even the best dramatizations don’t capture the reality of the heroism of our veterans, the nation lost another of The Greatest Generation. Edward “Babe” Heffron, one of the celebrated “Band of Brothers,” died after years of service to others and his country.
Dec 4, 2013:
As more veterans enter the civilian job market, facing higher-than-average unemployment rates, corporations are beginning to tap into this “underutilized talent pool.” As former Secretary of Defense Robert observed, these veterans aren’t looking for charity, just an opportunity to continue contributing to society.
Dec 3, 2013:
With increasing frequency, veterans of World War II, Vietnam, and even Iraq are returning to the battlefields that loom large in their memories. Transformed by time and progress, the battles are fading echoes in these distant lands where veterans confront their own hopes and fears in a world they helped shaped.
Dec 2, 2013:
With higher-than-average unemployment rates, veterans looking to transition back to civilian life face additional challenges. A new online resource aims to help vets translate their valuable military experience into new careers.
Nov 28, 2013:
Women have long been a part of the battlefield, but for the first time in U.S. history, a trio of young Marines have become the first women to pass the grueling Marine Corps Infantry Training Program. Learn more about this historic feat.
Nov 26, 2013:
We owe a great debt of gratitude to our veterans. On Thanksgiving, an annual holiday marked by family gatherings and massive feasts, let’s pause to remember those who cannot be with their families today and those who go hungry.
Nov 23, 2013:
Spying for your country can be lonely line of work. But two retired World War II spies have found companionship in their stories involving everything from prank grenades to Julia Child.
Nov 20, 2013:
As the first fifteen Team Rubicon volunteers rotate back to the states, the emergency aid organization continues to escalate operations to aid in the recovery efforts. The organization, largely comprised of U.S. military veterans, refuses to slow down, also launching operations to assist victims of floods in Texas, storms in the Midwest, and winter storms in Alaska.
Nov 20, 2013:
Celebrated speaker Edward Everett spoke for nearly two hours at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery at Gettysburg, yet by his own admission, President Lincoln’s remarks — a scant 269 words — far better captured the sentiment of the occasion. And the Gettysburg Address still captures the nation’s imagination, even 150 years later.
Nov 11, 2013:
Each Veterans Day Weekend, there are hundreds of events all across the nation. Some of these are major events — others quiet ceremonies. All are done in the spirit of great respect and honor.
Nov 11, 2013:
The nation’s military can trace it’s proud tradition back to a misty New England morning over two centuries ago, when a small band of volunteers stood their ground against a numerically-superior and better equipped British force. Now, 238 years later, we honor the sacrifices of all veterans, past and present, on this day.