By Angel Canales

Jul 24, 2014 6:00am

Navy Vet Shows Children the Value of Work and Education Through Farming

    Surrounded by crime, inequality and a lack of opportunity is a quarter-acre farm in East Oakland, California. U.S. Navy veteran and Oakland native Kelly Carlisle is trying to change all that by inspiring a young group of local children through farming. Growing up… Read More »

By Angel Canales

Jul 14, 2014 6:00am

Marine’s Email Asking for Supplies Leads to Lifeline for Troops

  CHULA VISTA,  Calif.  – When Aaron Negherbon opened his email and read a message from a longtime friend and U.S. Marine Corps captain in Afghanistan requesting medical supplies, he took action immediately. The email read: “Major firefight last night. Medical supplies destroyed or depleted. Resupply… Read More »

By Angel Canales

Jul 10, 2014 4:00am

R. Lee Ermey Talks Military, Acting and Reality TV

  Los Angeles — Retired Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey has had a great acting career for over 35 years. Before his Hollywood career skyrocketed, Ermey, 70, was a farm boy in Kansas growing up with five other brothers. “I grew up in… Read More »

By Angel Canales

Jul 1, 2014 9:25am

KISS, Def Leppard Enlist 2 Veterans as Roadies

            Salt Lake City – Not many fans can get close and personal with their favorite musicians. But for two lucky veterans, their dreams are coming true this summer. Retired U.S. Army Veteran Bill Jones, who suffers from post-traumatic stress syndrome,… Read More »

By Angel Canales

Jun 27, 2014 5:00am

On Guard: How Sword-Fighting Is Bringing Veterans Together

    Armed with foils in hand, a group of veterans at the Fencers Club in Manhattan is learning the sport of fencing. Veterans On Guard provides support and opportunities for military veterans through fencing for free. When Liz Cross thought of a way to support… Read More »

By Savannah O'leary

Jun 24, 2014 1:51pm

WATCH: Returning Airman Surprises Grandmother With ‘Can I Take Your Order?’

After spending two and a half years away from his family in the U.S Air Force, Kyle Richert returned home to Jacksonville, Florida, to surprise his grandmother, Shirley Campbell. Campbell was expecting to witness an engagement announcement for Richert’s cousin on Sunday, but instead, Richert… Read More »

By Angel Canales

Jun 19, 2014 5:00am

UCLA’s Operation Mend Brings Back Smile to Iraq War Vet

When U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jason March visited Operation Mend at the University of California-Los Angeles for the first time, they asked him what he wanted from them. His simple request was to have his smile back. “I said to them, ‘Other organizations, they always want a… Read More »

By Angel Canales

Jun 13, 2014 1:40pm

A Soldier’s Mission to Honor Segregated 65th Regiment ‘Borinqueneers’

WASHINGTON – Former Army Capt. Frank Medina first heard about the segregated 65th Infantry Regiment as a child from his Korean War veteran grandfather, who talked about the discrimination he and his fellow Puerto Rican “Borinqueneers’” faced in the U.S. military. “I remember his stories and… Read More »

By Angel Canales

May 29, 2014 5:00am

Army Vet Turned NASA Engineer Helps Keep Planes in the Sky

  EDWARDS, Calif. — Next time you’re up in the sky sipping your drink, you might raise a toast to the people who toil to make flying safer. Meriden, Kansas, native Daniel Goodrick is one of them.   His route to becoming an engineer for NASA… Read More »

By Angel Canales

May 22, 2014 5:00am

US Air Force Vet Goes From Inmate to Entrepreneur

    Las Vegas — Frederick Hutson always wanted to be a businessman. “I always knew I’ll be doing something entrepreneurial,” he said. After graduating from high school, Hutson followed in his uncle’s footsteps and joined the U.S. Air Force. “My uncle retired from the… Read More »