By Angel Canales

Jul 31, 2014 6:00am

Veterans Conquer Disabilities to Reach New Heights, All 13,770 Feet

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyoming – Veterans often struggle to reintegrate into civilian life. Finding the special bonds, friendships and camaraderie they once experienced in the military can be difficult. They all share similar stories – most of them are disabled, some were injured in… Read More »

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 ABC News

Jun 19, 2014 3:12pm

Navy Lieutenant Surprises His Kids at Nationals Game

He was supposed to come home from Afghanistan next month, or at least that’s what one Navy lieutenant’s children thought. Lew Cooper’s two children, from Rockville, Maryland, believed they were on a VIP experience their stepmother had won for a military family to attend a… 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 »

Jun 9, 2014 5:41pm

L-Z Grace Retreat: Helping Veterans Recover After Deployment

Since the 2010 death of her husband, a 32-year veteran Navy SEAL, Lynnette Bukowski has been working to fulfill a dream the pair shared: to create a space for returning military veterans to transition to civilian life. “Over the years he [Steve] realized, after 9/11… Read More »