Veterans News

Gallup poll: Afghans economic outlook dims News

KABUL, Afghanistan The Qadis family dress-making business boomed in the heady days after the Taliban were ousted. But 12 years on, the family is among a vast majority of Afghans who say economic prospects are bleak. A Gallup poll released Wednesday finds… Read More

Councilwoman appointed to veterans board

By Savannah ChastainPublished: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 15:57 PM.City councilwoman Prebble Ramswell has been chosen for the inaugural board of Florida Is For Veterans, Inc., a nonprofit corporation funded by the Florida GI Bill that serves to promote… Read More

Wounded Marine and wife move into Peters Township smart home

By David SingerMultimedia [email protected] published jul 4, 2014 at 10:53 pm (updated jul 4, 2014 at 10:56 pm)U.S. Marine Sgt. Doug Vitale, an injured veteran, and his wife, Alexis, moved into a newly built smart home Friday in Peters Township.David… Read More

VFW in Loudon sponsors free Day on the Water'

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5150 in Loudon is sponsoring a free Day on the Water for military veterans on Saturday, Sept. 13.The event is open to all vets in the East Tennessee area no matter their age, branch or length of service and their families.It… Read More

Veteran Unemployment A Navy Vets Journey

By Mark Filter August 5, 2014Hello friends! Let me introduce myself.I am, Mark, Julies husband and this is my introductory blog post on Savvy Homemaking. (Yes, I hear the cheers and clapping from the blogosphere!) Thank you for the warm welcome. For… Read More

Injured Veterans Capture the Hudson

Earlier this month, 45 Veterans participated in the 4th annual Heroes on the Hudson, an event designed to teach disabled Veterans how to kayak and sail.U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power attended the New York City event and Chris Melendez… Read More

Disabled Vet, Family Invited For A Burger, Get A Home

Disabled Marine veteran Warren Cottrell Jr., his wife and two daughters recently came to Pamlico County to tour the Heros Home, being built for donation by nonprofit Military Missions in Action.They were told they were finalists to receive the home. They… Read More

Veterans news: Never Forget Ride update

Readers may recall in the Veterans News Column on June 8 that Vietnam veteran Doug Lyvere, Sgt. Maj., USMC (Ret.) began his NEVER FORGET Ride on Memorial Day at the Vietnam Wall in Washington, D.C., to get people to remember the Vietnam veterans, their… Read More

WHAM Art Program Helps Veterans Battle 'The Beast

Budd Gilbert rode his motorcycle to old town Surprise Monday hoping to find another creative outlet that puts a leash on the beast. Thats what the 15-year Army veteran, who… Read More

Advocates Say Military Dogs Aren't Pets They're Veterans

It's dog days on Capitol Hill or, more precisely, dogs have had their day there.Five in particular all war dog veterans. The canines joined their human advocates at a Capitol Hill briefing Wednesday, "Military Dogs Take the Hill," to spotlight an effort… Read More

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