3 remarkable women warriors to honor this Memorial Day

By Kaylah Jackson and Elizabeth Howe Women veterans are the fastest-growing segment of the veteran population and have been serving in the Armed Forces since the Civil War. With Memorial Day around the corner, it's only right to recognize a few of the women who dedicated their lives to serving...
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'Lost 74' names excluded from Vietnam Memorial Wall

On June 3, 1969, the USS Frank E. Evans collided with the Australian carrier Melbourne -- the Frank E. Evans was torn in two. In the collision, 74 sailors lost their lives either in the initial collision or aboard the bow section of the vessel as it sank. While the crash occurred during the Vietnam...
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Air Force vet still works out at 91 in overalls

What keeps Air Force veteran Lloyd Black 91-years-young? Exercising three times a week at an Alabama gym in his denim overalls. Black was recently named Member of the Month at Anytime Fitness in Semmes, Alabama. In a form highlighting his achievements, Black wrote that his favorite exercise machine...
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Meet the World War II Veterans Who Will Participate in the Super Bowl LIV Coin Toss

Four World War II veterans will once again be part of history on Sunday. Army Staff Sgt. Odon S. Cardenas, First Lt. Samuel Lombardo, Brig. Gen. Charles McGee, and Cpl. Sidney Walton will participate in the coin toss at Super Bowl LIV before the Kansas City Chiefs square off against the San...
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Super Bowl Dreams Are Coming True for Military Families

A San Francisco 49er is making the Super Bowl dreams of a fallen service member’s family come true. In partnership with USAA and the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors , 49ers star tight end George Kittle is providing tickets to Josephine and Nicolas LaMar, the widow and son of Army Sgt...
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Marine Corps Reserve reactivates Santa Claus

Here's proof that Santa Claus is a Marine. Headquarters Marine Corps has issued orders recalling Master Gunny Sgt. S. Claus to active duty, with a RNLTD (report no later than date) of Dec. 24. According to the orders, the Master Gunny has several aliases, including Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle, and...
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Veteran Organizations To Volunteer With During Holidays

'Tis the season for both gifting and giving. And while you may be spending the holiday season planning parties and events to spend with family or friends or buying gifts for loved ones, many community organizations who help veterans, need your help. Whether it's sponsoring a military family in need...
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Veterans Day Discounts and Deals 2019

Veterans Day is on Nov. 11! Here is a listing of some of the great discounts and deals offered to veterans and active duty service members on Veterans Day to thank them for their great service. Free Food Applebee’s | Free meal for active duty and veterans on November 11, 2019. BJ's Restaurant...
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Local Connecting Vets Sponsor Paying It Forward to Our Wichita Military and Veteran Community

WICHITA, KS (SPONSORED ARTICLE) - Biff DuBose is the owner of our Connecting Vets Sponsor, AutoSmart South. And being the Connecting Vets sponsor has been a very personal choice for him since Biff and several of his team come from strong military families. His late Father, Frank was a Korean War...
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Five Utah Sisters Take Five Different Military Paths

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah ( Connecting Vets ) -- Tiara Puro was 17 years old when her father handed her a recruiting brochure for the Utah Army National Guard. She remembered a feeling of excitement as she flipped through the pamphlet, especially when she read about the education benefits. She had been...
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