Veterans

VFW Says Ending Sequestration is Top 2016 Priority

Capitol HIll

Members of the nation's oldest veterans' service organization will be lobbying to end sequestration this week when they appear before congressional committees and meetings with lawmakers in their offices. The Veterans of Foreign Wars has a number of military- and veteran-related issues to talk up, but its top mission is to rid Washington of the... more

G.I. Bill Proposal Would Help Veterans Receive Small Business Loans

C. Lynn Lowder does an interview for Fox on 1 Vet at a Time at one of the businesses he helped a veteran start. (Fox News)

A proposed change to the popular post-9/11 G.I. Bill would allow veterans to use their education benefits as startup collateral to start their own businesses. "If we could do this, it would change the landscape for our veterans" who choose not to go to college, said C. Lynn Lowder, a retired major who was a Force Reconnaissance Marine in Vietna... more

Marine Walking Across America to Raise Money for Wounded Veterans

A U.S. Marine Corps veteran spent Monday afternoon walking from Kings Mountain to Shelby as part of his challenge to walk across America to raise money for programs that benefit wounded veterans. Roy Wesley Brady Jr. began his journey on Sunday at the Marine Reserve Unit office in Charlotte, a city where he also has family. He intended to stop ... more

Senate Race Highlights Changing Attitude About Candidates' Service

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander

Jason Kander of Missouri announced his 2016 U.S. Senate candidacy in a video that starts at the airport. "I hugged my wife and my parents and said goodbye," Kander tells the viewer, recalling his departure from Kansas City International Airport for overseas military service. "They needed more soldiers in Afghanistan." Using military service f... more

Famous Veteran: Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy

"Live long and prosper": that was the catchphrase for Mr. Spock from the classic sci-fi show Star Trek, and the legendary actor who played him, Leonard Nimoy. Nimoy certainly lived long and prospered before passing away on the morning of February 27, 2015 at the age of 83. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts to two Jewish immigrants from Sovi... more

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