‘Making it out alive’: War Hippies band together through Iraq experience, country music

Scooter Brown and Donnie Reis believe 2023 could prove a breakout year and an opening act for what they hope to turn into a veteran-inspired War Hippie empire complete with music and television gigs alongside War Hippie-branded clothing and alcohol lines.

During WWII he worried about being killed by enemy troops. He recently celebrated his 99th birthday.

At one point, many years ago, Walter Reynolds just couldn’t sleep. He and members of his troop, who were stationed in the Philippines, lived in fear because Japanese soldiers would frequently try to stab them to death as they slept outside at night.

Army veteran recognized for disarming gunman at Oregon pub

David Foland, an administrative support technician at the Portland, Ore., Military Entrance Processing Station, received the Western Sector Coin for Excellence March 7 for thwarting a would-be shooter at a pub in Troutdale, Ore., in February.

'Quantum Leap' star Caitlin Bassett jumps from Army to TV

Caitlin Bassett was an intelligence analyst in the Army, attaining the rank of staff sergeant, and she completed three combat deployments — two to Afghanistan and one to Qatar. She says she is grateful to the military for all that it nurtured in her.

Vegas terrorism suspect, Navy veteran sentenced for sexually abusing girl

A Las Vegas man and Navy veteran with ties to a far-right extremist group advocating the overthrow of the U.S. government has been sentenced to federal prison for sexually abusing a young girl.

VA hospital manager, Army veteran sentenced for accepting thousands of dollars in kickbacks

A former manager and Army veteran at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center was sentenced to six months in federal prison for accepting thousands of dollars in kickbacks to steer inflated or phony contracts to a Florida couple.

Woman who pretended to be a Marine veteran with cancer sentenced to nearly 6 years in prison

Sarah Jane Cavanaugh, 32, attended public events in uniform where she spoke about the struggles veterans face, bought a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star to wear. In early 2022 she was exposed when a charity she applied to for funds became suspicious and started checking her background.

California post office to be renamed in honor of fallen Marines

Two brothers in arms — and death — will be honored this week with the renaming of a Yorba Linda, Calif., post office.

Texas man sentenced to 30 years in prison for murder of Marine veteran

Timothy Soto, the first to give his victim impact statement, honored his mother Nora Conde Villalobos by reminding the court that she was a Marine Corps veteran.

WWII veterans remembered in La. after sunken submarine found off Japan

One had been a star high school athlete who enlisted in the Navy. The other was a recent Tulane graduate in mechanical engineering. Both were New Orleans natives who found themselves aboard the same doomed submarine along with 83 other sailors in the Pacific during World War II.

The VA will pay for some to get new Alzheimer's drug

The Veterans Health Administration will pay for some beneficiaries to get a new Alzheimer's disease drug. Leqembi received FDA approval in January as a nonformulary drug. Patients who want to take the medication would have to request it, receive prior approval and meet stringent inclusion criteria.

Montana organizations partner to assist blind veterans in pushing to new limits on ski slope

Instructors with DREAM adaptive and the Whitefish Veterans Support Team partnered for the first time this winter to bring adaptive ski lessons and access to a group of six veterans, who are members of the Blinded Veterans Association.

Remains of Navy sailor from NJ killed in World War II plane crash identified

U.S. Navy Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Anthony Di Petta’s remains were recovered decades after he was killed on a World War II airstrike mission in the Pacific Ocean.

Marine veteran from Ohio attacked five police officers during Jan. 6 storming of U.S. Capitol, feds say

Michael Mackrell, 41, is charged with assaulting an officer, entering a restricted building without lawful authority, obstructing of justice and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

Mental health clinic for veterans, funded by New York Mets owner, opens in Torrance, Calif.

A clinic that provides mental health services to Los Angeles-area veterans, active duty service members and their families, has officially opened its doors in Torrance.

Biden nominates 7th Fleet commander to be next director of naval intelligence

Vice Adm. Karl Thomas, commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet, has been nominated by President Joe Biden to serve as director of naval intelligence, one of several promotions or new assignments announced recently.

Without a trace: Flying Tiger Line Flight 739 families sought

Flying Tiger Line Flight 739 departed on a secret mission sanctioned by President John F. Kennedy on Mar. 16, 1962, to fly to Vietnam. The flight went missing and after 61 years, there is still no trace of the plane nor were its passengers ever found.

Century-old secret: How a WWI veteran escaped a Florida city after nearly being lynched for killing Klansmen

A veteran of World War I, Oscar Mack received death threats after starting his new government job. Few words were exchanged when a group of men arrived at Mack’s home before shots were fired. A lynch mob searched the city of Kissimmee, Fla., for Mack, but by the end of the week, he was gone.

World War II Army veteran honored at Women Who Shape the State

Pvt. Romay Davis, a 103-year-old World War II veteran from Alabama, received the first Lifetime Achievement Award at the 10th annual Women Who Shape The State event.