Rev. Frank Dukes, Korean War veteran and ‘icon of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement,’ dies at 92

The Rev. Frank Dukes, an early leader in Birmingham’s Civil Rights Movement and a veteran of the Korean War, died over the weekend at age 92. As student government association president at Miles College, Dukes in 1962 organized students to challenge Birmingham’s segregationist policies.

Veterans of 2 wars connect through Vet to Vet Maine program

Vet to Vet Maine, a nonprofit that pairs together veterans who need a friend or mentorcurrently has a waiting list of more than 50 people waiting for a match and needs more volunteers.

World War II veterans look back at their service at opening of the Liberation Pavilion

A few WWII vets shared their stories at the opening of the Liberation Pavilion at the National World War II Museum.

US Forces Korea marks Veterans Day with flowers, words of thanks

The home of U.S. Forces Korea celebrated Veterans Day with floral and spoken tributes for those who fought in the 1950-53 Korean War.

Nation’s capital honors veterans with parade down Constitution Avenue

Marching bands and military-type vehicles moved down Constitution Avenue on Sunday in the National Veterans Day parade, a new addition to the list of veteran-themed events in the nation’s capital.

Head of Aurora VA’s prosthetics department canceled veterans’ orders to eliminate backlog, ex-employees allege

In 2021, an employee with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Aurora alerted leadership to a troubling practice within the federal agency’s Eastern Colorado Health Care System, a vast network providing services for 100,000 veterans.

Roland Lajoie, Army general who helped manage Cold War tensions, dies at 87

Roland Lajoie had a storied but largely behind-the-scenes career in which he rose to major general, became one of the Army’s leading experts on the Soviet military and managed dangerous Cold War tensions.

Veterans honored at national war memorials in DC

Of the more than 16 million men and women who served their country in the U.S. military during World War II, fewer than 120,000 are still alive. Saturday morning at the National World War II Memorial, six of the survivors were honored at the annual Veterans Day ceremony.

Capturing courage: Honor Portraits thanks veterans by taking their pictures

For some military veterans, it’s hard to smile for the camera. They’ve been through so much. But when Honor Portraits, a Delray Beach, Fla.-based nonprofit, offers to take their picture, they are allowed to put on whatever face they like.

Vietnam veteran’s jazz-rock opera conveys stories of World War I Black troops

For veteran J. Kimo Williams, a composer and musician, the military and war are themes that he revisits in a career that spans nearly 50 years — from his tour in Vietnam to his research on discrimination Black veterans experienced after World War I.

Atomic Veteran Hank Bolden living for ‘that one song that will tell it all’

Hank Bolden was one of the group of all-Black soldiers sent into the government’s nuclear weapons experiment called Operation Teapot with no protection besides a helmet. Bolden said more than anything else, he would love to be remembered just for music.

VA cites ‘all-time’ feats before Veterans Day, but problems remain

The Department of Veterans Affairs praised itself before Veterans Day with a list of record accomplishments, but reports point to problems needing correction.

Senator introduces legislation to address deportation and other challenges for immigrant veterans

Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., reintroduced a package of bills on Thursday that would address the deportation of immigrants who served in the U.S. military and ensure they have access to resources at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Green Berets bring annual tribute to JFK’s Arlington gravesite

The eternal flame was burning strong as a contingent of Army Green Berets descended on Arlington National Cemetery to pay homage to former President John F. Kennedy three days before Veterans Day.

Kaiserslautern JROTC’s Veterans Day march collects record amount for programs, vets

An annual Veteran’s Day march held Friday at Kaiserslautern High School collected a record amount of donations this year to help support former service members and two local Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps units.

Alaska land offered to veterans in one-of-a-kind giveaway, but it comes with a hitch

The program, designed for Alaska Native Vietnam-era veterans or their heirs, has had several go-arounds since the 1990s but failed to attract many takers because of occupancy and other restrictions, which recently were loosened.

Number of state lawmakers across US with military experience has dwindled

The number of state lawmakers with military experience dropped sharply in the past two years to slightly more than 10% of the 7,383 legislators serving nationwide.

‘Can’t walk past a mirror without looking:’ Army veteran receives eye, partial face transplant

On June 10, 2021, Aaron James was working as a high voltage lineman when he suffered an electrical accident and withstood 7,200 volts of electric shock when his face touched live wiring. He had a range of injuries including the loss of his left eye, his left arm below the elbow and his entire nose and lips.

Veterans Day 2023: Thank you for your service

If you are a veteran, regardless of when and where you served, you can take pride in your contribution to the defense of the United States over the past 247 years.