Veterans

Study Finds Troops Aren't Ready for Civilian Life

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A new study released Tuesday says half of U.S. troops return to civilian life with untreated mental and physical illnesses, and one in every 10 has thought of suicide or planned to take their lives. The survey of Los Angeles County veterans showed that 80 percent of veterans didn't have a job when they left the military, and close to a quarter ... more

JBLM Aiming to Give Vietnam Vets Homecoming They Deserved 50 Years Ago

Curtis Thompson was on his own when he came back from the Vietnam War. The Army handed him a plane ticket, wished him well and sent him on to Seattle. He got a quick sense for how unpopular the war had become during his year overseas. "No one at the airport wanted to make eye contact, nor on the airplane," he remembered. The Army wants to giv... more

Records, Photos of Famed US WWII Bombers Go Online

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SANTA FE, New Mexico — Thousands of feet above the Pacific Ocean, the bullets were coming fast and the flak was flying. Japanese fighter planes whizzed around like bees as the American forces in their lumbering B-24 bombers tried everything to reach their targets, save fuel and stay airborne for the long trip home. Tom Pelle, a 20-year-old tech... more

Upcoming Military and Veteran Job Fairs

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Attending a job fair is a proactive way of getting to know companies or industries you're interested in. It's also a great way to make contacts. If you hear about a veteran job fair that's not on this list, let us know by emailing us at <!-- // var first = 'ma'; var second = 'il'; var third = 'to:'; var address = 'jobfairs'; var dom... more

Congresswoman Gabbard: Police Don't Need Military-Grade Weapons

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, waiting for a photo with House Speaker John Boehner, of Ohio, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, one of the first female veterans ever elected to Congress, had tough words for the state of policing in the U.S. Gabbard, a freshman Democrat who served two tours in Iraq and is a Captain in the Hawaii National Guard, said recent events in Ferguson, Mo., revealed a systematic problem in the way police across the count... more

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