Corporal Brian Aft and Buckshot, his bomb-sniffing dog, were in line to jump an irrigation ditch near Kajaki, Afghanistan, an area known for being littered with roadside bombs. The explosion lifted Aft and Buckshot into the air. Both survived, but Aft’s legs would have to be amputated almost to the hip.
From providing support for entrance exams to tuition for college courses, the Montgomery GI Bill provides education benefits for members of the military.
The 95th Annual Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Pittsburgh gave many people an opportunity to say thank you to the men and women who have served their country in peacetime and in war.
The tour bus always goes quiet as the granite pillars and archways come into view along 17th Street in Washington D.C. An announcement from the tour guide breaks the silence and tells the old soldiers on board what they already know: They’ve arrived at the National World War II Memorial.
Your family has been anticipating this day since forever, and finally, your soldier’s deployment is coming to an end. Preparing yourself for the big day and what comes after will require more than simply hanging up a banner and baking a cake. Every military family is different, but most will benefit from these home coming tips.
Homelessness among veterans is a complex problem, and a difficult one to resolve. But there is hope, and resources.
Pittsburgh has topped lists as one of the best places to live for several years – and it turns out it’s no different for veterans.
Former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch was in Fayette County today where she and other local veterans were honored.
In an ongoing effort to support returning veterans to re-establish themselves in viable careers, the Department of Veterans Affairs has established a vocational, rehabilitation program, called Compensated Work Therapy (CWT).
Colleges and universities are offering more services and resources for veterans. Check out what these four universities have to offer for those who have served in the military.
Many non-profit organizations are providing resources, support and advocacy for veterans. Find out how these non-profits are supporting veterans in the U.S.
How to navigate the web of financial services for veterans.
From coast to coast, find out how cities across the U.S. honor and celebrate veterans and active military personnel beyond Veterans Day.
When Michael Newcombe became an active duty combat engineer for the Army, he had the world on a string, but an injury received in Afghanistan changed all that. Plagued by homelessness, unemployment and addiction, this young veteran refused to give up. This is his story.
Elite Navy SEAL sniper Howard Wasdin survived the infamous battle made famous in the hit movie “Black Hawk Down,” but medical retirement and coming home, presented him with challenges he never expected.