Veterans

John R. Wooden walks off the court after the championship game of the Wooden Classic tournament between the UCLA Bruins and the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California. UCLA defeated Alabama 79-57. (credit: Adam Pretty/Allsport)

16 Pro Athletes And Coaches Who Served In The Military

We take a look at professional athletes and coaches who have served in the military.

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Near $1B In Medical Malpractice Payouts To Veterans Paid By Federal Funds, Not VA

Thousands of payouts to veterans who have claimed to be victims of medical malpractice have recently been uncovered, and the money may not be coming from where you might expect.

11/24/2014

Spc. Javier Mendoza works under the hood of a 2014 GM vehicle at the Raytheon and GM training center at Fort Hood, Texas. Mendoza, a newly GM-certified automotive technician, hopes to find work at a GM dealership in his hometown, Houston, Texas. Photo by Pat McKenna/Raytheon

From Trenches To Wrenches: Training Soldiers For Civilian Success

Raytheon Professional Services provided this first-of-its-kind training at Fort Hood, teaching the same curriculum that every dealership’s GM-certified automotive technician receives.

11/24/2014

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Conversations With Veterans: The Struggle Post Military Life

Female vets, who currently number close to two million, may have it even tougher than their male counterparts. One such veteran is Donna, a Denver-based, single mom, whose struggles lasted far longer than her deployment.

11/24/2014

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Disabled American Veterans Organization Giving Back To Those Who Serve Our Country

Through the Disabled American Veterans organization, veterans can find programs for financial, physical and emotional needs.

11/24/2014

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Conversations With Veterans: Nick Lopez’ Success Post Military Life

Technically savvy and patriotic, Nick Lopez always knew he wanted to use his talent to serve his country.

11/17/2014

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Supporting Our Military On Campus

Under the GI Bill, veterans are provided with financial support for education, making college a viable dream.

11/17/2014

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Downtown LA Veterans Center Aimed At Tackling Homeless Plight

More than 4,600 military veterans currently live on the streets of Los Angeles, according to a new survey.

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Housing Offers Struggling Veterans New Starts

A special housing complex is giving dozens of down-and-out Los Angeles veterans a home just in time for Veterans Day.

11/10/2014

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Freeze, Burn, Shake: Extreme Testing Ensures Satellite Equipment Will Withstand Space

Protecting the military’s most sensitive information begins in the most unusual of places.

11/10/2014

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Old World Craft, New Tech Marvels: How a Glassblower Helps Create Chips That See in the Dark

Suited up in his white shop apron, tinted goggles, heat resistant gloves and earplugs, Konrad Gleissner switches on an industrial lathe and fires up his blow torch, producing a loud “pop!”

11/10/2014

Brian Aft poses for a photo with fellow wounded warrior and home recipient, Brandon Byers (left) and Raytheon Missile Systems employee and North Texas RAYVETS president James Bishop (middle). Photo Credit: Conner Howell

Coming Home: A Community Gives A Wounded Warrior A New Start

Corporal Brian Aft and Buckshot, his bomb-sniffing dog, were in line to jump an irrigation ditch near Kajaki, Afghanistan, an area known for being littered with roadside bombs. The explosion lifted Aft and Buckshot into the air. Both survived, but Aft’s legs would have to be amputated almost to the hip.

11/10/2014

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How The Montgomery GI Bill Is Motivating Our Servicemembers

From providing support for entrance exams to tuition for college courses, the Montgomery GI Bill provides education benefits for members of the military.

11/10/2014

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Program Helps Veterans Get High School Diplomas Years Later

Five decades after leaving his family and friends to serve his country fighting in the Korean War, Ramon Navarro is getting something many of take for granted: a high school diploma.

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In the Service of Soldiers: Raytheon’s 2014 Week of Service Honors Warfighters

The tour bus always goes quiet as the granite pillars and archways come into view along 17th Street in Washington D.C. An announcement from the tour guide breaks the silence and tells the old soldiers on board what they already know: They’ve arrived at the National World War II Memorial.

11/03/2014

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