Content Tagged 'veterans'

Vietnam Veteran Pays Tribute to Armed Forces with Patriotic House
For many, the Fourth of July weekend means hanging the stars and stripes somewhere on their home, but for Vietnam veteran and Gulfport resident David Troterer, he chose to show off his red, white and blue pride all year long. Video Video
The Nation of Patriots ‘Patriot Tour’ Stops in Gulfport
Today, the Nation of Patriots ‘Patriot Tour’ rumbled through the Gulf Coast. Video Video
Friends Gather to Honor a Fallen Hero
Often times a veteran will pass away and a hero is forgotten. But today in Biloxi, a local family said goodbye to a fallen hero who they had welcomed into their own family. Video Video
Veterans Father's Day Wish for New Porch
He put his life on the line for his country, and now decades later, a local disabled veteran is hoping to get some help safe guarding his own home. Video Video
Winn-Dixie to Donate Fourth of July Sales to the Wounded Warrior Project
Winn-Dixie Stores across the southeast are teaming up with the Wounded Warrior Project ‘Independence Program’. Video Video
Community Program Reaches out to Veterans
The Gulf Coast VA’s “Summer Commitment of Service” program is joining forces with several local organizations to help veterans. Video Video
NCOA Hosts Career Expo for Military Members & Spouses
Thursday, the Noncommissioned Officers Association (N.C.O.A.) hosted a career expo for military veterans, transitioning military members, guard and reserve members, and military spouses. Video Video
Pass Christian Honors Veterans
War Memorial Park in Pass Christian stands year round in honor of the local soldiers lost in battle over the years, but on Memorial Day, it seems much more special. Video Video
AM Vets Aims to Help Local Veterans
A local group of veterans are doing their part to make sure veterans on the coast are taken care of. Video Video
Local WWII Veteran to be Awarded Congressional Gold Medal
Nearly 6.8 thousand WWII veterans are still living in Mississippi. One of them, Jerry O’Keefe, is one of only about 70 ace fighter pilots alive today. Video Video
Ride to Recovery Cyclists Move on to New Orleans
Ride to Recovery is a non-profit organization that aims to bring together vets and active military personnel who are in the process of healing. Video Video
Live with AM Vets Organization
Am Vets, or American Veterans, is one of American’s leading service organizations that works diligently to help provide for veterans. Tonight the very first AM Vet organization in Mississippi will swear in local Veterans. News 25’s Shelby Myers joins us from the Beauvoir Mansion with more. Video Video
Gov. Bryant Signs Measure to Lower Cost of College Tuition for Veterans
Gov. Bryant has signed into law a measure to lower the cost of college tuition for military veterans and their eligible spouses and dependents.
Ocean Springs Dedicates New Vietnam War Memorial
A new monument now stands at the Ocean Springs Vietnam Memorial. Video Video
Wicker Supports Bill to Prevent Veteran Suicide
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., a senior member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, has voted in favor of the “Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act.”
Wounded Veterans Cycle Along Coast for Ride to Recovery
Over 160 wounded veterans are cycling their way along the Gulf Coast. Video Video
Pascagoula VFW Post 3373 Hosts Annual Mardi Gras Ball
For the veterans who frequent VFW Post 3373, the ball is about more than just having a good time. Video Video
Bradford O'Keefe Funeral Home Donates to Veterans
Friday, a line of hearses arrived at the Veterans Affairs facility in Biloxi, but it was for a joyous event. Video Video
Local Students Honor Anniversary of WWI
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Great War, better known as World War I, local high school students are putting on a special show for veterans this Saturday, November 22nd. Video Video
Former JC Shelter Dog to Become Therapy Dog for Military Veteran with P.T.S.D.
Friends of the Jackson County Animal Shelter Pets (F.J.C.A.S.P.) would like to introduce Laila Jean, a one year old Pit/Hound mix with an uplifting story of a “broken” dog whose transformation through physical and emotional healing will now allow her to help a military veteran through the Hounds Helping Heroes program in Connecticut.
Back Bay Mission Unveils New Housing for Homeless Veterans
Back Bay Mission in Biloxi held an open house Wednesday to show off its new housing for homeless veterans. Video Video
MS Seabees Who Fought in Vietnam to be Honored in Ocean Springs
Mississippi Seabees that served in the Vietnam War will be honored Saturday, March 7th at a monument dedication ceremony in Ocean Springs. Video Video
Liberty Tax Offers Free Filing for Veterans & Active Duty
It's military and veterans appreciation week at Liberty Tax Service. Video Video
Back Bay Mission Host Open House of Homeless Veterans Project
Back Bay Mission, a non-profit with 92 years of service on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, is proud to announce the open house of HomePort II; The Mission’s newly constructed home for homeless veterans living in South Mississippi.
Local Students Receive History Lesson from Veterans
As time progresses, our nation's past war stories become a smaller focus, but Thursday, Gulfport High School students got a firsthand history lesson from the veterans in the community. Video Video
Coast Veterans Speak Out About Concerns in the VA
Veterans across the Coast gathered Tuesday for an open forum to discuss concerns they have with the VA. Video Video
American Legion Post 119 Gets New Home This Weekend
The members of American Legion Post 119 haven't had a home of their own since Hurricane Katrina, but that all changes Saturday. Video Video
Armed Forces Retirement Home Remembers Pearl Harbor
In honor of the surviving WWII veterans who were at Pearl Harbor, the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport held a Remembrance Day ceremony. Video Video
Bill to Reduce Veteran Suicide Rate Could be Passed
Eight thousand veterans commit suicide every year, which is more veterans than have died in Iraq and Afghanistan since the war in the Middle East began. Video Video
Young Veterans Face Struggles w/ Depression & Unemployment
It’s important to remember the aging veterans of wars and conflicts now far in the past, but it’s also important to be aware of the struggles young veterans face on a daily basis. Video Video
Wounded Veterans Take Fishing Trip with Steven Palazzo
Friday, about 12 wounded veterans came together for a fishing tournament hosted by Rivers of Recovery and Congressman Steven Palazzo. Video Video
President Obama Announces Exec. Actions to Improve Vet Care
Tuesday, at the American Legion Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, President Barack Obama announced new executive actions to help improve mental healthcare for veterans and their families. Video Video
U.S.M. Introduces Fast Track Nursing Program for Veterans
A new program at the University of Southern Mississippi will offer a fast track degree for veterans. Video Video
Local Group Reaches Out to Homeless Veterans
Thursday, many members of the Biloxi community participated in a stand down to serve homeless veterans. Video Video
Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair Held in Biloxi
When military personnel return home, they often have trouble transitioning from military to civilian jobs, but Tuesday, a job fair at the Biloxi Civic Center looked to help with that process. Video Video
Veterans Tour WWII Museum in New Orleans
People across the nation will honor our veterans next Tuesday on Veterans Day, but some south Mississippi veterans got a head start on the holiday observance. Video Video
Coast Honors Veterans with Annual Salute to the Military
About 1,000 service men and women visited the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and were treated to dinner, a show, and a speech from one of the joint Chiefs of Staff. Video Video
WWII Veterans Weigh In on Current World Issues
World War II veterans, or as some may call them, "the greatest generation in American history," are slowly diminishing. Video Video
Veterans Find Jobs at Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair
While at the Hiring Our Heroes job fair, News 25 spoke to veterans who are looking to transition to civilian life, as well as to the employers who are looking to hire them. Video Video
VA Vet Center Staff Ready to Serve Veterans Through Outreach Events Along the Coast
Department of Veterans Affairs Vet Center staff members across the region (Biloxi, Miss., Mobile, Ala., Pensacola, Okaloosa County, and Bay County, Fla.) along with their Mobile Vet Center outreach vehicle, will offer free readjustment counseling services to interested Veterans and active duty service members.
Keesler Holds Military Retiree Appreciation Day
Friday, Keesler Air Force Base held its annual appreciation day for military retirees. Video Video
Gautier High Holds Veterans Day Breakfast a Day Early
Tuesday is Veterans Day, but south Mississippians are already honoring veterans at ceremonies and parades across the Coast. Video Video
Disability Connection Helps Out Local Veteran
Disability Connection lends a helping hand to a disabled female veteran in Gulfport. Video Video
Walmart Hiring Veterans for Two New Stores
Walmart wants to hire veterans for two of its new Neighborhood Market stores coming to Biloxi and D'Iberville. Video Video
Marine Veteran Gets New Dog as Companion for Therapy
Just last week, News 25 brought you the story about King’s Second Chance, a program designed to match veterans with a service dog. Video Video
Gulfport Honors Veterans at WWII Memorial Downtown
According to U.S. Veterans administration figures, about 500 World War II veterans die every day. Video Video
Vancleave High Holds Veterans Day Appreciation Ceremony
About 150 veterans attended an appreciation ceremony Monday morning at the Vancleave High School gymnasium. Video Video
Coast Holds 36th Annual Salute to the Military
The Gulf Coast pays tribute to the brave men and women who risk their lives to serve our country. Video Video
Biloxi VA Director Transferred to Jackson Pending Investigation
The Department of Veterans Affairs is in the limelight again this week as President Barack Obama announced Tuesday he will be issuing 19 executive actions to help improve the quality of life for our veterans. Video Video
Armed Forces Retirement Home Celebrates Veterans Day
Honoring the men and women who serve our country is what Veterans Day is all about. Video Video
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