The war in Iraq is over and operations in Afghanistan are winding down. As veterans return home, their next challenge is finding a job.
Those who have had trouble making the transition from military to civilian life are getting a little help on Wall Street today, WCBS 880′s Peter Haskell reported.
A two acre site has been chosen for a reflecting pool surrounded by flowering trees, one for each Connecticut service member who died in the war.
The job of helping wounded troops rebuild their lives is a tremendous undertaking. Since 2003, more than 37,000 American troops have been seriously injured while fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The family of 13-year-old Muhammed Mushin has sued the Westwood school district, saying their son was bullied because of his Muslim background and the district failed to stop it.
In the past two years, five inmates at the Nassau County Jail have committed suicide.
In Piscataway, there is an office that looks like any other, a maze of cubicles, except for one thing. Each desk is marked by an American flag. This is the home of Vets for Warriors.
Since being discharged in December 2007, former Marine Cpl. Megan Leavey has been fighting to adopt Rex, a 10-year-old German Shepherd she served two tours in Iraq with.
Christopher Levi’s wheelchair was discovered in the woods not far from his Holbrook home.
Chris Levi, 28, discovered his $3,000 custom-made wheelchair, with a Purple Heart and Army seal embroidered on the back of the seat, missing when he returned to his Mollie Boulevard home after running some errands.
Over 500 New York City area veterans stood in the cold Thursday to meet with dozens of employers at a job fair held by the Mayor’s Office of Veteran’s Affairs (MOVA).
Paula Rogovin of Bergen County says her youngest son is a Marine who served two tours in Iraq. But she never supported the war and is now concerned about the troops’ well-being.
Army veteran Alex Antiohos of West Babylon, and two other security contractors were not charged with a crime but had been held by the Iraqi Armed Forces for more than two weeks.
Now that the war in Iraq is officially over two local lawmakers are calling on New York City to honor those who fought there with a ticker tape parade down the “Canyon of Heroes.” But there seems to be some resistance in Washington.
With Thanksgiving tomorrow, Long Island’s Jacob’s Light Foundation has hit a milestone in the amount of care packages delivered to American troops serving overseas.