Author Archives: Jessica Louttit

Jump dedicated to the fallen: World War II veteran completes 104th sky dive

Jump dedicated to the fallen: World War II veteran completes 104th sky dive World War II veteran Al “Abby” Ramirez celebrated his 89th birthday from 13,000 feet on Monday in a jump he dedicated to a late sky diving instructor … Continue reading

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FRESNO EVENT OFFERS FREE SERVICES TO FEMALE VETERANS

FRESNO EVENT OFFERS FREE SERVICES TO FEMALE VETERANS More than a dozen local organizations came together Monday at the second annual Women Veteran Stand Up to help female veterans from the Central Valley. Despite a little rain and wind Monday … Continue reading

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Veterans stand down moves to bigger home at Coliseum

Veterans stand down moves to bigger home at Coliseum       The annual Macon Stand Down for Veterans is in its third location in three years, but organizers believe it has a permanent home now. At least 300 veterans … Continue reading

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Returning Indiana veterans face more challenges at home

Returning Indiana veterans face more challenges at home As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down, more and more veterans will be returning home to Indiana. That will put a strain on the state’s already stretched network of veteran … Continue reading

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Jersey Legion presents National Homeless Veteran Outreach Award

Jersey Legion presents National Homeless Veteran Outreach Award The New Jersey American Legion has always been concerned and proactive regarding the plight of our homeless veterans. Their National Headquarters recognized these accomplishments and efforts by presenting them with the Michael … Continue reading

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Event to help struggling veterans

Event to help struggling veterans Huron County’s more than 2,600 veterans are welcome to attend a Veterans Stand Down event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at Wilcox Community Center. The event helps homeless veterans or those … Continue reading

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Nearly 1 million veterans have pending applications for health care at VA — and a third may already be dead

Nearly 1 million veterans have pending applications for health care at VA — and a third may already be dead Despite promises for widespread reform, nearly 900,000 military veterans have pending applications to access health care from the Department of … Continue reading

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Air Force Veteran Finally Finds Girl He Rescued During Katrina 10 Years Ago

Air Force Veteran Finally Finds Girl He Rescued During Katrina 10 Years Ago The Air Force veteran who has been trying to reconnect with a girl he rescued 10 years ago during Hurricane Katrina has finally found her, thanks to … Continue reading

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For veterans whose remains went unclaimed, a final rest at Arlington

For veterans whose remains went unclaimed, a final rest at Arlington They returned home after serving honorably on battlefields in Italy, France and Vietnam many years ago. And when they died stateside, some, it seemed, couldn’t rest in peace. One … Continue reading

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DONATION HELPS VETERANS ‘SEGWAY’ BACK INTO LIFE

DONATION HELPS VETERANS ‘SEGWAY’ BACK INTO LIFE A Valley golf tournament took a time out on Monday to honor veterans suffering injuries from Operation Enduring Freedom. Before tee off at Fort Washington Country Club, DAV Charities of Central California and … Continue reading

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