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 »

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 »

May 21, 2014 2:30pm

Army Dad Surprises His ‘Little Trooper’ at Columbia Graduation

As if graduating from the prestigious engineering school at Columbia University isn’t enough cause for celebration, this grad now has even more to smile about. Just as Ruby Robinson was walking across the stage on Monday after collecting her diploma, she was completely caught off… Read More »

By Angel Canales

May 15, 2014 4:45am

US Navy Vet Inspiring Next Generation of Latino Engineers

Former U.S. Navy Nuke Barry Cordero said he knew from an early age that he wanted to help people. Growing up poor in the South Side of Chicago as the descendant of immigrants from both Mexico and Germany, he never heard of engineering as a… Read More »

By Angel Canales

May 8, 2014 6:00am

U.S. Army Veteran Turns Injury Into Innovative Startup

U.S. Army Sgt. Gary Walters joined the Louisiana Army National Guard in 1996 as a way to help pay for college. He comes from a long line of military service in the family. “I always wanted to be in the military but going active duty… Read More »

By ABC News

May 1, 2014 2:28pm

Heartwarming Moment Veteran and Bomb-Sniffing Dog Reunite After 2 Years

One of the hardest things for Army Sgt. Jason Bos to do in 2012 when a back injury forced him to retire from the military was say goodbye to his beloved bomb-sniffing dog he had affectionately nicknamed Cici. The two had worked closely together for… Read More »

By Angel Canales

Apr 29, 2014 4:44am

Army Vet Helps Develop Life-Saving Device for Treating Battlefield Wounds

Growing up in Erie, Penn., John Steinbaugh loved the outdoors, guns and hunting, he recalled, so becoming an infantryman seemed a natural fit. So, he joined the Army in 1987 as something to do out of high school. “The plan was to join the infantry,… Read More »