Content Tagged 'veterans'

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Disability Connection Helps Out Local Veteran
Disability Connection lends a helping hand to a disabled female veteran in Gulfport. 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
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
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
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.
Some Veterans Tell Positive Stories of VA
It wasn't all bad news at Congressman Palazzo's veterans’ forum Tuesday morning. Video Video
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
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.
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
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 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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Palazzo Says Shinseki Should be First to Step Aside
New report confirms systemic failures in Veterans Affairs health care delivery.
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
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
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
Local Veterans Concerned About Inadequate Healthcare
Recent controversies involving the Department of Veterans Affairs has shed light on issues local veterans face. 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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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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