Most people know about The Old Guard and its role as caretaker of Arlington National Cemetery. Images of soldiers guarding the Tomb of the Unknown, despite rain or snow, are famous throughout the world. However, the regiment’s mission is more involved than what meets the eye.
August 11, 2014 at 7:45 PM ET by Lena Jordi-Cruzval
Vice President Biden announces at the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) conference that FMCSA’s Military Skills Test Waiver Program has now been expanded to all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Lucy Coffey, age 108, is the oldest living female World War II veteran, and received a warm welcome to the White House by President Obama and Vice President Biden during her visit to Washington, D.C. as part of the Honor Flight Network.
We’re working hard to provide veterans with the tools to help them reach their full potential. It’s easier than ever before for veterans and returning servicemembers to get help finding a job and transition to civilian life.
As the Fourth of July weekend approaches, Americans everywhere will gather to celebrate the birth of our nation with a traditional fireworks display, a nice barbecue, or by spending time with family and friends. The Fourth of July is also a time to honor the patriotism and dedication of our military and their families.
July 2, 2014 at 5:23 PM ET by Lt. Col. Ravi Chaudhary
Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944. The landmark legislation was also commonly called the GI Bill of Rights and today, after the passage of successive GI Bills following the Korean War, Vietnam and most recently, the post 9/11 version; is now known simply as the GI Bill.
June 22, 2014 at 1:10 PM ET by Colonel Steve Parker
President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Corporal William "Kyle" Carpenter, a retired U.S. Marine. Corporal Carpenter received the medal for his courageous actions during combat operations against an armed enemy in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
On June 14, the United States Army celebrated its 239th birthday. Since 1775, in war and in peace, American soldiers and their families have answered the nation’s call to serve — to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Today we honor that service and pay tribute to the 187 Campaign Streamers that adorn the Army flag.
June 18, 2014 at 12:39 PM ET by Colonel Steve Parker
Joining Forces welcomes new Executive Director, Colonel Steve Parker, US Army. Colonel Parker brings a wide range of experiences as a Soldier, father, and husband in support of service members, veterans and military families.
Joining Forces applauds the Minnesota State Legislature for passing legislation in support of veterans and military families. Minnesota also became the 48th state to join the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children.
June 13, 2014 at 4:24 PM ET by Commander Cara LaPointe
No one who has served America in uniform should go without a safe, stable place to call home. When HUD released its annual Homeless Assessment Report in 2013 it was estimated that roughly 58,000 veterans—enough to fill Dodger stadium—were homeless on any given night across the country.
Clara Gantt waited to be reunited with her husband, a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. She waited, and waited, and waited -- never to remarry. An American story of timeless love and loyalty was shared by the President during his Memorial Day remarks this year at Arlington National Cemetery.