From Trenches To Wrenches: Training Soldiers For Civilian SuccessRaytheon Professional Services provided this first-of-its-kind training at Fort Hood, teaching the same curriculum that every dealership’s GM-certified automotive technician receives.
Disabled American Veterans Organization Giving Back To Those Who Serve Our CountryThrough the Disabled American Veterans organization, veterans can find programs for financial, physical and emotional needs.
Conversations With Veterans: Nick Lopez' Success Post Military LifeTechnically savvy and patriotic, Nick Lopez always knew he wanted to use his talent to serve his country.
Coming Home: A Community Gives A Wounded Warrior A New StartCorporal 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.
How The Montgomery GI Bill Is Motivating Our ServicemembersFrom providing support for entrance exams to tuition for college courses, the Montgomery GI Bill provides education benefits for members of the military.
In the Service of Soldiers: Raytheon's 2014 Week of Service Honors WarfightersThe 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.
How Military Families Prepare For Their Loved Ones ReturnYour 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.
Benefits Of Compensated Work Therapy Programs For VeteransIn 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).
Conversations With Veterans: Michael Newcombe's Struggle Post Military LifeWhen Michael Newcombe became an active duty combat engineer for the Army, he had the world on a string, but an injury received in Afghanistan changed all that. Plagued by homelessness, unemployment and addiction, this young veteran refused to give up. This is his story.
Connecticut Veterans Mark 70th Anniversary Of D-Day Bridgeport marked the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion Friday with an afternoon ceremony including several World War II veterans.
Veterans Honored In Wethersfield
Focusing on Homeless VeteransWhile advocates say the number of homeless Connecticut veterans has declined somewhat in recent years, there's a new effort underway to try to eliminate homelessness among the state's veteran population over the next two years.