Veterans

Former Airman, Playboy Model Plans Demonstration for US Flag

Body paint artist Filippo Ioco puts the finishing touches on Michelle Manhart before a photo shoot for Operation Calendar. Monique Feil/Courtesy of Operation Calendar

VALDOSTA -- An Air Force veteran and former Playboy model who was banned from Valdosta State University on Friday after taking an American flag from a group of demonstrators is now organizing her own demonstration that she said is to show support for the military and the flag. Michelle Manhart was detained but not arrested by VSU police after s... more

Veterans S.O.A.R. With Music

Every eight weeks a group of Screaming Eagle veterans, coupled with active duty members, pick up and learn to play the acoustic guitar through the Sounds of Acoustic Recovery, SOAR. In 2011 SOAR took off offering eight-week classes. "Guitar is what we teach, but our main goal is to get guys out of the house, get together, and have a sense of pur... more

Surf Clinic in California

Oakley, Infinite Hero Foundation and Team Red, White and Blue (RWB) have partnered to host a surf clinic for military veterans in conjunction with the 2015 Oakley Lowers Pro. Oakley ambassadors and coaches will join volunteers for the clinic on Sunday, April 26, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California. The event wil... more

Former Marine Amputee Begins 2nd Attempt to Scale Everest

In this Thursday, April 16, 2015 photo, former U.S. Marine Charlie Linville holds his prosthesis during an interview with the Associated Press in Kathmandu, Nepal. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

KATHMANDU, Nepal — A former U.S. Marine who lost his right leg and several fingers in an explosion in Afghanistan is making a second attempt to scale Mount Everest to inspire others like him, a year after an avalanche that killed 16 Sherpa guides stopped him at the base camp. Former Staff Sgt. Charlie Linville, 29, from Boise, Idaho, is using a... more

Senator: Veterans Still Losing Gun Rights Because of VA Reporting

AUSA 2014 attendees check out guns at the SIG Sauer booth in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 15, 2014. C.J. Lin/Stars and Stripes

WASHINGTON -- A Senate panel chairman rekindled a debate Wednesday over whether veterans who cannot manage their own benefits should be considered "mentally defective" by the FBI and barred from buying guns. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder saying veterans issued a fiduciary by the Department of Veteran... more

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