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Lt. Col. Rob Riggle Is Not Your Typical Comedian

Lt. Col. Rob Riggle Is Not Your Typical Comedian

Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — War is no joke, but Rob Riggle was not about to let 23 years of Marine Corp service stand between him and a career as a comedian and actor.”The comedy seeds were planted before the Marine seeds,” …

Gary Sinise on Playing Lt. Dan and Helping Veterans

Gary Sinise on Playing Lt. Dan and Helping Veterans

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Actor Gary Sinise has starred in his share of films of television shows, but there’s one role that still follows him nearly 20 years later: Lt. Dan.
Sinise, a longtime advocate for veterans’ int…

Veterans Group: Walmart’s Veterans Initiative Is Step in ‘Right Direction’

Veterans Group: Walmart’s Veterans Initiative Is Step in ‘Right Direction’

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Walmart’s promise to hire any honorably discharged veteran in his or her first 12 months off active duty seems like a noble one, but how good is the pay?In the U.S., the average wage for a full-time hourl…

Walmart to Roll Out Program to Hire More than 100K Vets

Walmart to Roll Out Program to Hire More than 100K Vets

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Walmart is reportedly going to announce on Tuesday a plan to hire almost any veteran who wants a job, marking one of the biggest job commitments ever made by a company.The New York Times reports that America’s …

Walmart to Roll Out Program to Hire More than 100K Vets

Walmart to Roll Out Program to Hire More than 100K Vets

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Walmart announced on Tuesday that it is rolling out a program this year to hire almost any veteran who wants a job, marking one of the biggest job commitments ever made by a company.The effort is set to begin o…

Midland, Texas Train Crash: Hero Vets Die Saving Wives

Midland, Texas Train Crash: Hero Vets Die Saving Wives

Joseph Devenney/Getty Images(MIDLAND, Texas) — Police have identified the four servicemen who died in Midland, Texas when a freight train plowed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans and their spouses at a crossing, two of whom saved their wiv…

Train Hits Truck Carrying Wounded Veterans at Parade; Four Killed

Train Hits Truck Carrying Wounded Veterans at Parade; Four Killed

Joseph Devenney/Getty Images(MIDLAND, Texas) — Four people died and 17 others were injured when a freight train plowed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans at a crossing in Midland, Texas.The float was one of two flatbed tractor-trailers carr…

Four Dead as Train Hits Trailer Carrying Veterans at Parade

Four Dead as Train Hits Trailer Carrying Veterans at Parade

Comstock/Thinkstock(MIDLAND, Texas) — Four people died and 17 others were taken to a hospital when a train crashed into a parade float honoring veterans in Midland, Texas, late Thursday afternoon.”From what we know right now, apparently there were two…

Combat Veterans Relax at Dolphin Swim

Combat Veterans Relax at Dolphin Swim

ABC News(NEW YORK) — For some veterans, seeing a trash bag in the street can trigger post traumatic stress disorder, but a swim with dolphins on Friday reminded 10 of them that “they can still laugh,” their program director, Fred Gusman, told ABCNews….

Obama Hits Romney for Not Mentioning Vets at Debate

Obama Hits Romney for Not Mentioning Vets at Debate

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(DAYTON, Ohio) — President Obama twice chastised Mitt Romney on the trail Tuesday for failing to mention veterans in Monday night’s debate, in a further attempt to drive a wedge between Romney and supporters of the m…

Obama Hits Romney for Not Mentioning Vets at Debate

Obama Hits Romney for Not Mentioning Vets at Debate

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(DAYTON, Ohio) — President Obama twice chastised Mitt Romney on the trail Tuesday for failing to mention veterans in Monday night’s debate, in a further attempt to drive a wedge between Romney and supporters of the m…

Obama Hits Romney for Not Mentioning Vets at Debate

Obama Hits Romney for Not Mentioning Vets at Debate

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(DAYTON, Ohio) — President Obama twice chastised Mitt Romney on the trail Tuesday for failing to mention veterans in Monday night’s debate, in a further attempt to drive a wedge between Romney and supporters of the m…

Obama Hits Romney for Not Mentioning Vets at Debate

Obama Hits Romney for Not Mentioning Vets at Debate

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(DAYTON, Ohio) — President Obama twice chastised Mitt Romney on the trail Tuesday for failing to mention veterans in Monday night’s debate, in a further attempt to drive a wedge between Romney and supporters of the m…

LinkedIn Co-Founder Shares Secrets with US Veteran

LinkedIn Co-Founder Shares Secrets with US Veteran

Jin Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman says entrepreneurship is like throwing “yourself off a cliff.”“One of the things that Silicon Valley tends to be known for is this phrase, ‘Fail fa…

Veterans’ Families Bear the Greatest Burden of War

Veterans’ Families Bear the Greatest Burden of War

Courtesy of NYU(NEW YORK) — Corinne Camacho of New York City is anxious and having trouble sleeping since her husband’s Army National Guard unit’s recent deployment to Afghanistan.  For the next year, she will be on her own with their three child…

LinkedIn Co-Founder Mentors Former Marine Helicopter Crew Chief

LinkedIn Co-Founder Mentors Former Marine Helicopter Crew Chief

Jin Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — As the war in Afghanistan begins to wind down, hundreds of thousands of troops are transferring quickly from the military world to the civilian world.  Fewer than 1 percent of American citizens have …

Veterans Report Poorer Health Than Active Military, Civilians

Veterans Report Poorer Health Than Active Military, Civilians

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) — Military veterans have poorer health compared to current servicemen as well as civilians, according to a new study by researchers at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle.They surveyed 53,000 veterans, 3,70…

Congress Takes Aim at Phony Vets in New Stolen Valor Act

Congress Takes Aim at Phony Vets in New Stolen Valor Act

Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. government got a step closer to punishing those who lie about military service for profit when the House of Representatives passed a revamped version of the Stolen Valor Act Thursday.The…

Regenerative Medicine Helps Rebuild Wounded Warriors

Regenerative Medicine Helps Rebuild Wounded Warriors

Courtesy Ron Strang(NEW YORK) — Ron Strang lay helpless in the dirt as the hole in his leg was packed with gauze and swathed in bandages.The Marine sergeant was on foot patrol in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province when an improvised explosive device tore …

DNC Apologizes for Showing Russian Warships in Tribute to US Veterans

DNC Apologizes for Showing Russian Warships in Tribute to US Veterans

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Organizers of last week’s Democratic National Convention apologized Wednesday for accidentally showing an image of the Russian navy during a tribute to U.S. veterans.Soviet-era Russian warships were pro…

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