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The remains of an Army corporal are finally returning home from Korea after more than 65 years
After more than 65 years, The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) has announced that the remains of Corbin native and former Army Corporal Billie Joe Hash will finally return to his hometown
Here’s an organization that’s giving back to those who serve during these trying times
Given the state of the world at the moment, it’s easy to feel powerless when it comes to making a difference. But while the COVID-19 crisis has forced us all to adjust to a new normal, there are still plenty of organizations and nonprofits that remain committed to helping make the world a better and safer place for everyone. Veteran nonprofits are providing essential community services in these trying times to help keep neighborhoods safe and secure.
A Marine vet stood in silent protest outside the Utah Capitol so long that his shoes melted
Todd Winn, a U.S. Marine veteran, made a powerful statement while supporting the Black Lives Matter movement on Friday, standing alone in full dress uniform in front of the Utah Capitol as temperatures rose to 100 degrees
‘Born to be a Marine’ — Massachusetts graduate is eighth from family to join the Corps
"Since he could talk and walk, he said he was going to be a Marine. I said, 'We'll cross that bridge when we come to it.' And here's that bridge"
10 tips on how to talk about race, according to senior Air Force leaders
If you do nothing else as leaders, let’s commit to being really good listeners.
Medal of Honor recipient Daniel Inouye’s battlefield heroism gets the graphic novel treatment
Medal of Honor recipient Daniel Inouye's life reads like the origin story of a super hero, so it seems only natural that he should recieve the comic book treatment.
One of the last remaining Tuskegee Airmen has died at 101
Mazie Warren, who spent four years with the U.S. Army Air Corps as a corporal radio technician at the Tuskegee Army Flying School, died on Memorial Day
COVID-19 and the loneliness of American heroism
"I now stand in the shoes of those who tried to thank me when I came home. I profusely thank the checkout clerk, the pharmacy technician, the nurses and doctors I know. But in my heart, I wonder if each time I try to express my gratitude, I’m only creating a moment for them to remember that while I am relatively safe from harm, and they are risking their lives and livelihoods, so that I can have a bowl of cereal in the morning"
Our son died in training at Camp Pendleton. He could have been saved
"Five young Marines from Camp Pendleton died in preventable 'rollover' accidents in the last year. How many more of our military will die, needlessly?"
How a ‘Lone Survivor’ Gold Star mother is doing Memorial Day differently this year
"We're going to do the best we can to make sure we are not forgetting our country's heroes."
‘I’m filled with great rage’ — Questions linger for family of Marine killed in training accident
“I’m filled with great rage, because our family was robbed of (Cox), and we may never get an explanation."
Ohio town places 2,000 flags on veterans’ graves in under 30 minutes for Memorial Day
“It’s just good to come out here and put flags out for the people that represented our country."
This former Air Force colonel survived two suicide attempts. He wants you to know life doesn’t have to hurt so much
"One problem is we can call this or that number or call the chaplain, without realizing the person in that dark space doesn’t want help. We’ve got to give them a reason to call that number."
This is literally the mother of all leave requests
Some leave requests are works of art. This is one of them
Meet the sailor who’s become the new face of military romance scams
Petty Officer 1st Class Mike Sency is the victim of a long-running series of scams that steal photos of U.S. service members and use them to swindle money out of people online
When your chronic pain becomes a daily hindrance
Chronic pain is a common side effect of military service. Whether you have a bad back, aching joints, or a knee that can predict the weather, the extreme physical demands of military life can age your body far beyond its years. Some veterans have extensive combat injuries, while others deal with painful joints from too many nights sleeping on the ground. Maybe you have become used to pain as part of your daily routine. “It’s no big deal,” you say, or you shrug it off as another side effect of the Big Green Weenie.
We’re collecting the very best tank names you’ve ever seen
Tanks for the laughs
Thousands throw surprise parade to honor Marine Raider killed in Iraq
An LAPD helicopter, 50 first responder vehicles and 1,500 private cars turned up to honor Gunnery Sgt. Diego D. Pongo, who was killed March 8 while fighting ISIS in Iraq.
Touching photo shows nurse saluting a fellow veteran who died of COVID-19
A former Air Force flight nurse, who now works as a registered nurse at a Florida hospital recently paid his respects to a fellow veteran who died of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). That somber act of solidarity was captured in a photo that has since gone viral
We salute the Navy vet who passed away this week after serving DoD for 78 years
"I was retirement eligible in October 1973," Tatigian said three years ago. "If you love what you do and derive a sense of personal worthiness, it's not really work.”
Veterans group calls on lawmakers to credential former medics to join the fight against COVID-19
Team Rubicon is calling on state governors and members of Congress to allow former military medical personnel to be credentialed so they can help overburdened hospitals amidst the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
This 104-year-old WWII veteran may be the oldest person to beat COVID-19
World War II veteran William Lapschies, among the first Oregonians known to have the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), has been declared free of the virus
‘I survived the foxholes of Guam, I can get through this coronavirus bullsh*t,’ says 95-year-old vet who battled COVID-19 and won
Bill Kelly made it through the Great Depression, and served in the Pacific theater of World War II. And on March 17, the 95-year-old Oregon veteran tested positive for COVID-19, which he promptly kicked the crap out of.
We are all in combat now
What my wars taught me about dealing with COVID-19