Corporal Brian Aft and Buckshot, his bomb-sniffing dog, were in line to jump an irrigation ditch near Kajaki, Afghanistan, an area known for being littered with roadside bombs. The explosion lifted Aft and Buckshot into the air. Both survived, but Aft’s legs would have to be amputated almost to the hip.
Protecting the military’s most sensitive information begins in the most unusual of places.
Suited up in his white shop apron, tinted goggles, heat resistant gloves and earplugs, Konrad Gleissner switches on an industrial lathe and fires up his blow torch, producing a loud “pop!”
From providing support for entrance exams to tuition for college courses, the Montgomery GI Bill provides education benefits for members of the military.
The tour bus always goes quiet as the granite pillars and archways come into view along 17th Street in Washington D.C. An announcement from the tour guide breaks the silence and tells the old soldiers on board what they already know: They’ve arrived at the National World War II Memorial.
Your family has been anticipating this day since forever, and finally, your soldier’s deployment is coming to an end. Preparing yourself for the big day and what comes after will require more than simply hanging up a banner and baking a cake. Every military family is different, but most will benefit from these home coming tips.
Homelessness among veterans is a complex problem, and a difficult one to resolve. But there is hope, and resources.
A veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars now helps other vets get jobs in the construction field. But that task is now a lot harder; after he says someone stole the trailer he had filled with thousands of dollars in tools.
In an ongoing effort to support returning veterans to re-establish themselves in viable careers, the Department of Veterans Affairs has established a vocational, rehabilitation program, called Compensated Work Therapy (CWT).
Colleges and universities are offering more services and resources for veterans. Check out what these four universities have to offer for those who have served in the military.
Many non-profit organizations are providing resources, support and advocacy for veterans. Find out how these non-profits are supporting veterans in the U.S.
How to navigate the web of financial services for veterans.