Content Tagged 'veterans'

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
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.
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Veteran Starts Program to Train Dogs to Help Vets Heal
When veterans return from war, many are wounded not just physically, but mentally. 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
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.
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
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
Lawmakers Work on Deal in Washington to Improve Veteran Care
A deal in Washington would allot $17 billion to overhaul the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. Video Video
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Palazzo Says Shinseki Should be First to Step Aside
New report confirms systemic failures in Veterans Affairs health care delivery.
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
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.
Back Bay Mission Works to Restore Homes for Veterans
Back Bay Mission is actively working to restore damaged homes for our veterans. 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
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