A mini tent city outside the Veterans Affairs building on the West Side is serving as a transitional place for homeless veterans. The former service members have fallen on hard times and hope to one day be back in a home of their own.
Veterans' Voices: Veterans Affairs Hoping To Do More To Help Veterans Experiencing HomelessnessA mini tent city outside the Veterans Affairs building on the West Side is serving as a transitional place for homeless veterans. The former service members have fallen on hard times and hope to one day be back in a home of their own.
Veteran's Voices: Nonprofit Helps Connect Veterans With Their CommunityFrom community service to physical challenges, the nonprofit, Team RWB, provides veterans with opportunities to connect with their communities.
Veteran's Voices: Non-Profit Provides Pro-Bono Legal Help To Current, Former ServicemembersAntoinette Balta co-founded the Veterans Legal Institute to help veterans, active service members and their families. Suzanne Marques reports.
Veterans Voices: Coping With The 20th Anniversary Of 9/11Jeremy Butler is the CEO of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, a nonprofit that supports vets who served in those conflicts. Butler says the organization has seen an uptick in veterans struggling as the recent situation in Afghanistan began unraveling.
Veteran's Voices: Turning Stress Into SongFreedom Sings USA pairs songwriters with veterans, active military and their families. Suzanne Marques reports.
Veterans' Voices: From Service To CivilianNever underestimate the difficult transition from service to civilian. Sometimes our veterans need a little extra help. In this edition of Veterans' Voices, we take a look at local nonprofits bringing resources together to help those vets.
Local Non-Profit Brings Resources Together To Help VeteransOrange County Veterans and Military Families collaborative works together to bring resources to assist veterans and their families.
Veterans' Voices: Fontana Non-Profit Steps In To Help Local Vets Secure Career PathsLocated in Fontana, Veterans Partnering with Communities is a family-owned non-profit focused on fulfilling lives and securing career paths for veterans and their families.
Veterans' Voices: Patriots And PawsTonight's Veterans' Voices looks at one organization focusing on giving veterans the support they need when making the move from military to civilian life.
Veterans' Voices: Grace After FireGrace After Fire strives to reignite the sisterhood of service for women after they leave the military. The group's mission is to serve and empower women veterans and their families during their transition from military to civilian life.
Veterans' Voices: Foundation For Women WarriorsThe Foundation for Women Warriors is a 100-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring and empowering the women veteran community.
Veterans' Voices: Heroes On The WaterHeroes on the Water is a nonprofit organization the provides alternative therapeutic programs for veterans, active-duty military, first responders and their families.
Veterans' Voices: U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Andrew SixSgt. First Class Andrew Six has been in the U.S. Army for 13 years. He is currently stationed at Fort Irwin in the medevac unit and has served four tours of duty in Afghanistan.
Veterans' Voices: Fort Irwin National Training CenterThousands of soldiers from different military branches — and even different countries — come to Fort Irwin National Training Center in the Mojave Desert every year for some of the most advanced warfare training in the world.
Veterans' Voices: Joseph CallahanNavy veteran Joseph Callahan is sharing his experiences in a new book titled "1972: My War Story." The proceeds from his book are being donated to the Veterans Resource Center at the Monrovia Public Library.
Veterans' Voices: Joe LowreyTonight's Veterans' Voices takes a look at how one nonprofit and a local carpenters union are going above and beyond for a Purple Heart veteran and his family. CBS2's Suzanne Marques reports.
Veterans' Voices: Air Force Veteran Katherine PortilloVeteran Katherine Portillo spent 17 years in the U.S. Air Force. She served, sacrificed and loved every minute of it. Little did she know that the fight of her life would come away from the service.
Veterans' Voices: Infinite HeroInfinite Hero is an Orange County nonprofit working to connect active duty, veterans and military family members with innovate and effective treatment programs for service-related injuries.
Veterans' Voices: Air Force Veteran Robbie BrideVeteran Robbie Bride served 10 years in the Air Force, spending time in South America, Afghanistan and Iraq. But when he came home, he faced his toughest fight yet, struggling with with post-traumatic stress disorder and self medicating. But he found a savior in Randy Moraitis, the founder of CarePossible, a non-profit with the mission of providing free mental health and addiction care to veterans and low-income families.
Veterans' Voices: Marine Corps Recruiter Sgt. Devon EspinozaThe U.S. Marine Corps is all about honor, courage, character and commitment — all qualities recruiter Sgt. Devon Espinoza embodies on a daily basis. But Marines are also very much about family and supporting one another as Espinoza and his fellow recruiters did recently for future Marine Luis Solano when his family's vehicle broke down.
Veterans' Voices: Wounded Warrior ProjectMichelle Thompson is a peer leader specialist at the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit helping veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness or wound while serving on or after 9/11.
Veterans' Voices: William 'Monsoon' MimiagaWilliam 'Monsoon' Mimiaga spent 31 years as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving two combat tours in Vietnam and one in the Gulf War. Now he's serving his community as a middle school teacher, working with kids who come to him with pasts of their own.
Veterans' Voices: Navy Veteran Porche WilliamsNavy veteran Porche Williams, who was diagnosed with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, has made it her mission to teach others how to identify people struggling with thoughts of suicide. Her company, Restore Life Global, also trains people in applied suicide intervention to help save lives.
Veterans' Voices: Medal Of Honor Recipient David BellaviaArmy veteran David Bellavia is the first and only living Iraq War veteran to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor, the country's highest military honor.