Civil War heroes get long-awaited Medal of Honor recognition

U.S. Army – Part of a group of 24 Soldiers known as Andrews’ Raiders, Civil War Soldiers Pvt. Philip Gephart Shadrach and Pvt. George Davenport Wilson will be awarded the Medal of Honor for their heroism and courage during the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862. Each Soldier’s oldest living relative will accept the award during a ceremony at the White House. “To volunteer for a venture they knew little about, and

Helping our youth become game changers

U.S. Army – More than 100 Fort Cavazos, TX, children participated in the Marcus Smart Basketball Clinic Saturday, learning fundamentals of the game by volunteers of Smart’s organization YounGameChangers. “It’s important for Marcus and his foundation to give back to the youth,” said Shane Rogers, clinics director for YounGameChangers. “We are trying to impact the youth and teach them life skills through basketball. Being able to do it at an Army

Tips for Fraud Protection and Prevention

RallyPoint – Older adults are targeted with misinformation daily and in commemoration of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is highlighting the types of scams affecting the elderly community. Fraudsters can use a variety of tactics, including: Pretending to represent an official government agency or someone they trust. Mentioning there’s a problem or offering a prize. Pressuring them to act immediately. Telling them to pay in a specific way

Big Red One Attends Annual D-Day Celebrations

U.S. Army – U.S. Army Soldiers serving in the 1st Infantry Division led ceremonies at the 80th Annual D-Day Commemoration, overlooking the Easy Red sector of Omaha Beach where Soldiers of the Big Red One assaulted German defenses during the opening stages of the Invasion of Normandy. The mission of the 1st Inf. Div. was to be the vanguard of the invasion up the bluffs, while the mission of the Allied

The Heroic Nurses of D-Day

Health.mil – During the WWII, there were more than 59,000 Army nurses on duty and on the D-Day landings in 1944, U.S. Army nurses played a pivotal role during and after the largest amphibious invasion in history. Nurses were deployed soon after to set up field hospitals and treat those injured. The following stories and memories are from three heroic U.S. Army Corps nurses who treated the wounded in the days

VET TEC pilot program concludes this April

VA News – VA’s Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC), an innovative program to pair Veterans and transitioning service members with high-technology programs, is coming to an end this April. Over the five-year program, more than 14,000 VET TEC beneficiaries completed this pilot program which provided opportunities for Veterans to obtain the technology skills sought by today’s top employers, with an average starting annual salary of $65,000. Individuals with questions

Army recognizes importance of Month of the Military Child

U.S. Army – According to the Department of Defense, the average child in a military family will move 6-9 times during a school career from K-12, 3x more than non-military families. Given a loving home with healthy coping skills, military kids are often resilient in the face of frequent deployments, moves and life changes. The DOD provides the nation’s largest employer-sponsored childcare system, serving approximately 180,000 children ranging in age from

Veteran Homelessness | The Bottom Line Up Front

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs – Ending Veteran homelessness is a top priority of VA and the Department of Veterans Affairs announced that it permanently housed 46,552 homeless Veterans in 2023, ensuring that 95.9% of Veterans housed have remained in housing. .youtube { overflow:hidden; padding-bottom:60%; position:relative; height:0; } .youtube iframe { left:0; top:0; height:100%; width:100%;

Tribal leaders discuss care for Native American Veterans

VA News – Made up of 15 members from different Tribal Nations across the U.S., VA’s Tribal and Indian Affairs Advisory Committee (TAC) met to discuss a wide range of topics about issues critical to the American Indian/Alaska Native Veteran populations. Committee members advocates for the needs of American Native Veterans and are the voice to ensure American Native Veterans are being represented and their VA health care needs are heard