Latest Veterans News

Trailer with thousands of meals for homeless vets stolen

Nov. 12, 2019 11:38 AM EST

LENEXA, Kan. (AP) — Lenexa police are investigating the theft of thousands of meals intended for homeless veterans. KMBC reports a trailer containing meals packed by bank employees last week was stolen last week. The meals were intended for Friends In Service of Heroes, a veteran service organization. The...

Klobuchar: Woman with Buttigieg's record would miss debate

Nov. 11, 2019 6:56 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The 2020 Democratic presidential primary campaign drew a record six female candidates to the field. But with just less than three months until voting starts, only one has risen to the top tier. Is it sexism or just politics? That's the debate that erupted Monday as one of those candidates,...

Trump, 2020 Dem contenders tout efforts to boost veterans

Nov. 11, 2019 6:40 PM EST

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — On Veterans Day, President Donald Trump paid tribute to America's troops at a New York City parade as top 2020 Democratic candidates outlined their plans for the Department of Veterans Affairs, such as naming a woman to run the agency for the first time. The Democratic proposals,...

Editorials from around Ohio

Nov. 11, 2019 4:45 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Democrats should support DeWine's better-than-nothing gun bill The Columbus Dispatch Nov. 9 Gov. Mike DeWine's "STRONG Ohio" gun-control plan isn't all we hoped it would be. It isn't all that most Ohioans want. But if it were to become...

Hundreds turn out for Veterans Day events in Maine

Nov. 11, 2019 3:43 PM EST

Hundreds have gathered for Veterans Day parades and other events across Maine despite rainy weather. Bangor, Biddeford, South Portland and Portland were among communities holding parades on Monday. Other events were held across the state. In Bangor, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins presented the Distinguished Flying Cross...

2 men are running 500 miles for veteran suicide awareness

Nov. 11, 2019 3:19 PM EST

BOURNE, Mass. (AP) — Two Massachusetts men have embarked on a 500-mile (800-kilometer) run to raise awareness about veteran suicide. Josh Milich and Brian Tjersland left Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne on Monday and will run to Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Milich and Tjersland are...

Trump kicks off Veterans Day tribute in NYC

Nov. 11, 2019 3:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump kicked off New York City's Veterans Day Tribute on Monday by saying the nation's veterans "risked everything for us. Now it is our duty to serve and protect them every single day of our lives." Trump spoke at the opening of the 100th annual parade organized by the...

Veterans can get business help from govt, private sector

Nov. 11, 2019 2:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For many people who leave military service, the next logical step is becoming an entrepreneur. There are federal, state and private sector resources for veterans to help them learn about operating a business, and, when their companies are up and running, get financing help, mentoring and...

100 years and counting for South Carolina two-war vet

Nov. 11, 2019 1:49 PM EST

SHARON, S.C. (AP) — Living to be 100 years old is just one more thing a two-war veteran living in South Carolina can add to his list of accomplishments. WCNC-TV reports that Lt. Col. Martin B. Roller on Saturday celebrated his 100th birthday among family, friends and strangers who came by to thank him for...

Veteran helped by Alabama deputies could reconnect with son

Nov. 11, 2019 1:22 PM EST

JASPER, Ala. (AP) — A social media post about a veteran wearing an oxygen mask while walking down a road may help connect the man to his estranged son. The Morgan County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post that the Gulf War veteran attempted to walk about 100 miles (160 kilometers) from Walker County...