By Angel Canales

Apr 18, 2014 5:00am

Women’s Roller Derby League Brings Military Community Together

It’s just another Saturday night and a group of young women from Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Lacey, Wash. are getting ready in the dressing room of the Bettie Bunker to compete in the sport they passionately love: Roller Derby. Spectators with posters line up along… Read More »

By Angel Canales

Apr 10, 2014 6:00am

Diving Program Helps Wounded Soldiers with Rehab

  Rincón, Puerto Rico — The first time former U.S. Army National Guard veteran John W. Thompson walked into Walter Reed he knew he had to do something. “I’ve never been to a military hospital and one day I went to have lunch with my… Read More »

By Angel Canales

Apr 1, 2014 5:00am

Army Vet, Military Dog Duo Keeps NYC Subways Safe

Growing up on a military base, NYPD Transit Crime Unit Officer Juan Rodriguez always looked up to his father, a sergeant major with U.S. Army Special Forces. “That’s what I saw at a young age. It was something I always wanted to do,” Rodriguez says. So… Read More »

By Angel Canales

Mar 26, 2014 3:00am

Veteran-Owned Wall Street Firm Employs Disabled Vets

When Lawrence Doll returned to the U.S. from Vietnam in 1969 he never forgot the help he received during his transition into civilian life. “There was a silent majority that wanted to work with veterans and most of them were former veterans and it was… Read More »

Mar 21, 2014 2:03pm

Soldier Surprises Family at Home Plate During Son’s Little League Game

Not only was it this family’s very first Little League game of the season — already a big deal to the baseball-loving bunch — but it was also an especially heartwarming occasion thanks to one very special, very unexpected surprise on the field. Capt. Ed… Read More »

By Angel Canales

Mar 21, 2014 6:50am

Stephen Peck, Son of Movie Legend, Leads Homeless Veterans’ Group

LOS ANGELES–Born to Oscar-winning father Gregory Peck, Stephen Peck for a time lived the Hollywood dream and worked in the film industry. However, Peck knew his heart was in another place. “Everyone is surprised to find out about what I’m doing because my father was… Read More »

By ABC News

Mar 14, 2014 4:18pm

Veteran Goes for Gold With Sled Hockey Team at Paralympics

ABC News’ Tess Scott reports: Staff Sgt. Rico Roman said that when he was first approached to play sled hockey, his response was: “No, thank you.” “They [a coach] asked me to come out and play sled hockey,” Roman told PBS for its documentary “Ice… Read More »

By ABC News

Mar 13, 2014 8:07am

One Dog’s Powerful Healing Effects on Two Wounded Veterans

ABC News’ Kelly Hagan and Sabrina Peduto report: Justin Lansford and his longtime girlfriend, Carol Balmes, love doting on their golden retriever, Gabe. But there is much more to this four-legged friend than meets the eye. “The less I use my wheelchair, the more I… Read More »

By Angel Canales

Mar 10, 2014 5:00am

US Army Vet Looks To Man’s Best Friend for Recovery

Duncanville, Texas — Here’s one pet who’s made one vet very happy. US Army Specialist and Combat Medic Dustin Deweerd was combating PTSD after his return from Afghanistan, but was able to overcome it thanks to a dog he met through an organization that pairs… Read More »

By Sabrina Elfarra

Mar 4, 2014 1:35pm

Runners Stop Mid-Race to Thank WWII Veteran

World War II veteran Joe Bell was watching and cheering on runners near the end of their race in San Jose, Calif., in full military uniform. Instead of passing by him, runners began going over to the 95-year-old mid-race to thank him for his service…. Read More »