Content Tagged 'veterans'

U.S. Chamber to Host Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair for Veterans & Military Spouses in Biloxi
Event with lead sponsor, Call of Duty Endowment, (C.O.D.E.) includes more than 30 employers with jobs available.
Back Bay Mission Works to Restore Homes for Veterans
Back Bay Mission is actively working to restore damaged homes for our veterans. Video Video
Palazzo Hears From Local Veterans at Forums
Congressman Steven Palazzo, (MS-4), this week hosted a series of veterans forums and resource fairs for South Mississippi veterans seeking assistance.
Palazzo Hears Healthcare Grievances from Local Veterans
Sparks flew as friendly fire was exchanged between Congressman Steven Palazzo and veterans at Tuesday’s forum in Biloxi to discuss healthcare. Video Video
Some Veterans Tell Positive Stories of VA
It wasn't all bad news at Congressman Palazzo's veterans’ forum Tuesday morning. Video Video
Back Bay Mission, Lowe's, & Valspar Partner to Save Elderly Veteran's Home
Back Bay Mission, a non-profit agency in its 92nd year of service on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, is proud to team with Lowe's and Valspar to completely renovate the home of an elderly South Mississippi veteran.
Riemann Funeral Homes Donates to Veterans
Friday, June 6 is the 70th anniversary of D-Day and a local funeral home is helping a group of veterans by helping them furnish their new home. Video Video
Wounded Warriors High Five Tour Comes to Gulfport
A special Mustang rolled into Gulfport Thursday, June 5. Its mission is to help wounded veterans. Video Video
Ringling Bros. Circus Honors Veterans at the Show
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus is at the Coast Coliseum this holiday weekend. Friday afternoon, before the performance, the circus honored some real life superheroes. Video Video
Palazzo Shares Plans to Improve Veteran Healthcare on Coast
Monday, U.S. Congressman, Steven Palazzo, spoke with News 25 about what he plans to do to help offset veterans' health care concerns here on the Coast. Video Video
Wicker: Veterans Deserve a Choice in Quality Health Care
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is supporting a bill to provide veterans with more choices and flexibility when making decisions about their health care.
Patriot Tour Visits Armed Forces Retirement Home
The Patriot Tour visited the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport Thursday to pay tribute to those who've served our country. Video Video
Remembering the Importance of D-Day
Coastal resident and Commander James Corley of V.F.W. Post 434 speaks on the anniversary of D-Day. Video Video
D-Day Special: WWII Veteran Remembers Serving Overseas
D-Day marked a major turning point during World War II. One veteran recounts his personal story of how Americans and the Allied Troops were heroes during a dark time. Video Video
Local Veterans Concerned About Inadequate Healthcare
Recent controversies involving the Department of Veterans Affairs has shed light on issues local veterans face. Video Video
City of Gautier Holds Avenue of Flags Ceremony
The City of Gautier and the American Post 1992 Family held its first annual Avenue of Flags ceremony Monday. Video Video
American Legion Post 119 Gets New Home After Katrina
Some good news for veterans in Gulfport: the American Legion Post 119 has finally found a new home since Hurricane Katrina. Video Video
Biloxi National Cemetery Holds Memorial Day Service
Every Memorial Day, Americans remember those who fought for our freedom, especially the 1.3 million people who've lost their lives for this country. Video Video
High Five Tour 2014 Visits Gulfport on Mission to Thank Nation’s Military Families
The Wounded Warriors Family Support Mustang will stop in Gulfport as part of the High Five Tour 2014.
Local WWII Veterans Make Special Trip to Japan
World War Two ended 69 years ago, and some local veterans who fought in the war will be taking a special trip to Japan this week. Video Video
Veteran Gets Special 90th Birthday Surprise
Marion Wolke, a retired veteran, turned 90 Thursday, but her celebration was extra special because of a friend. Video Video
Armed Forces Retirement Home Holds Open House for Public
Wednesday, the public had a rare chance to explore the Armed Forces Retirement Home. Video Video
Local Veterans Collecting Donations for Tornado Victims
A group of veterans are doing their part to help the victims of the recent Tupelo disaster. Video Video
Wicker Supports ‘Hire More Heroes Act’
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., has cosponsored the “Hire More Heroes Act,” a bill that would give businesses an added incentive to employ veterans or active military personnel who are covered under TRICARE or the VA because they would not have to count them toward Obamacare’s employer mandate.
Palazzo Says Shinseki Should be First to Step Aside
New report confirms systemic failures in Veterans Affairs health care delivery.
Pensacola Vet Center’s VA2VETS Outreach Campaign Continues
The Pensacola Vet Center staff, along with their Mobile Vet Center outreach vehicle, will offer their free readjustment counseling services to interested Veterans through a series of events that are scheduled along the Gulf Coast in April.
VA Vets Center VA2VETS Outreach Campaign Continues through June
Department of Veterans Affairs Vet Center staff members across the region (Biloxi, Miss., Mobile, Ala., and Pensacola and Okaloosa County, Fla.) along with their Mobile Vet Center outreach vehicle, will offer their free readjustment counseling services to interested Veterans and active duty throughout the region during the month of June.
Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center Flying Flag for Memorial Day
A group of veterans in Ocean Springs had a touching start to Memorial Day. Video Video
WWII Vets Return from Special Trip to Japan
Some WWII veterans are shaking off jet leg after an overseas trip, but the memories they have will last a lifetime. Video Video
U.S.M. Presents Veteran Graduates with Honor Cords
Commencements for the University of Southern Mississippi (U.S.M.) will be held at the Hattiesburg and Long Beach campuses both Friday and Saturday. Some of those graduates are getting special recognition. Video Video
VA Hospital in Biloxi Going Through Some Changes
The Department of Veterans Affairs on the Gulf Coast discussed several key changes to patient care this afternoon. Video Video
Veteran Chuck Breath Stays Positive While Fighting ALS
Chuck Breath of Bay St. Louis has been battling Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, for almost a year.
Local Funeral Home Honors Fallen Veterans With Wreaths
With the holiday season quickly approaching, Riemann Family Funeral Home is helping the Biloxi National Cemetery collect donations for 18,000 wreaths to be placed on veteran grave sites.
African American WWII Veterans Honored for Their Service
Today in Gulfport, two African American World War II veterans were honored for their service. Video Video
Veterans Speak Out About Their Memories of President John F. Kennedy
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Video Video
People Are Raising Money for Veterans by Running
People are raising money for veterans this weekend with a little exercise. Video Video
Ingalls Strives to Employ More Veterans
Hungtington Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula is starting an initiative to add more military-trained workers to their ranks. Video Video
The Marine Corp Celebrates Its 238th Birthday
In honor of the Marine Corp's 238th birthday, Congressman Steven Palazzo joined local marines at the Gulfport Police Department. Video Video
Palazzo Keeps Commitment to Restore C.O.L.A. Increases for Military Retirees
Congressman Steven Palazzo, (MS-4), today voted in favor of a measure to restore cost of living adjustments, or COLA’s, for working-age military retirees and veterans.
Live Interview with Kevin Cuttill of Crusaders for Veterans
A local organization is gearing up for a big day of service for a group that risks their lives to serve our country. Video Video
Biloxi VA Offers Free Chronic Disease Self-Management Program for Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System will begin a free, six-week Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program on its campus starting at 1 p.m. on March 4.
Local Veterans Visit The National WWII Museum in New Orleans
In honor of Veterans Day, more than 90 Gulf Coast vets made their way to New Orleans to see the World War Two Museum. Video Video
The Wings of Freedom Tour Announce Unique Display at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport
In honor of our WWII veterans, the Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour brings extremely rare bomber and fighter aircraft for local living history display as part of 110 city nationwide tour.
G.I. Museum in Gautier Honors Anniversary of Pearl Harbor
As the number of World War Two veterans diminishes, a local museum has taken it upon themselves to preserve their stories. Video Video
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