veterans

Quinlan-Hammond Hall of Honor taking shape on USM Campus

When Maj. Gen. Jeff Hammond outlined his vision for a first-class veterans program at The University of Southern Mississippi, the retired U.S. Army commander was clear-eyed about the challenges involved. He never flinched, or lost faith in a mission that…

Veterans with PTSD and fireworks

While many across South Mississippi are preparing for a week of festivities ahead of the Fourth of July holiday, some Coast residents may associate this time more with stress than fun.…

Overlooked effects of fireworks on veterans

While ringing in the new year with fireworks can be a form of celebration for some, it can be a trigger for veterans living with post-traumatic stress disorder. Fireworks going off on New Year’s Eve is a…

Honoring Veterans at the American Legion in Gautier

Today dozens of veterans gathered in Gautier for Veterans Day. The American Legion honored all branches of military who have served our country and thanked those who continue to help the community. Respect, honor, and freedom were…

Two local veterans need help with home repairs

Coronavirus put a halt on many large community fundraising events across the country, but the need for help is still there and more prevalent than ever. That rings true for nonprofit organization Crusaders for Veterans here on the Coast. After…

VFW Post 4526 in Gulfport needs help

While this year’s Independence Day celebration is over, let’s not forget about our local veterans. Quartermaster James Randall said, “If we go through another COVID-19 shutdown we will have to file for bankruptcy.” The VFW Post 4526 is financially struggling…

Gulfport VFW needs help

With Independence Day on its way please don’t forget about our local veterans. The VFW in Gulfport needs our help now more than ever. After being shut down for a few months from COVID-19 they used all of their remaining…

VA reminds that fireworks can trigger PTSD for veterans

The Fourth of July is a celebration of our nation, which often includes thanking our veterans and service members. But those celebrations -- which often include fireworks -- can act as stressors for those suffering from PTSD. The Gulf Coast…