Never forget: Here are the original newscasts and New Yorkers’ rare footage of the Twin Towers being attacked and falling on 9/11

1781 – A British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burned Richmond, Va., causing Governor Thomas Jefferson to flee as the Virginia militia, led by Sampson Mathews, defended the city. It was Arnold’s greatest success as a British commander. Arnold’s 1,600 largely Loyalist troops sailed up the James River at the beginning of January, eventually landing in [...]

By | 2019-01-22T16:56:08+00:00 April 8th, 2018|Veterans, Women|0 Comments

After Army, 3 Soldiers find professional fulfillment as public school teachers By Don Wagner February 20, 2018

WASHINGTON -- Being a school teacher is tough work, but it's a job three retired Soldiers, including a helicopter pilot and two infantrymen, say they love. With the help of "Troops to Teachers," a program managed by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support, or DANTES, three Soldiers began new post-Army careers as public school [...]

By | 2018-12-20T16:29:33+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Veterans, Veterans Benefits|0 Comments

Mosul to Maine-For this Veteran, a journey of trauma and recovery

“These days, life is phenomenal” says Mary Torczon. “Things have never been better.” However, getting to this point, Mary endured years of hardship, loss, and grief. In February 2009, Mary Torczon suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) when an improvised explosive device exploded about 20 feet from her as she was passing near an Iraqi [...]

By | 2018-03-24T17:19:57+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Veterans, Veterans Benefits, Women|0 Comments

VA continues commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War

VA continues commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War 29 Image At Camp Nelson @VANatCemeteries in Kentucky, a wreath is presented in honor of today's National Vietnam War Veterans Day. #HonoringVets pic.twitter.com/UfKJgv0e4M Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 11:48 am Posted in Honoring Vets, Secretary's Blog, Top Stories by David Shulkin 29 comments [...]

By | 2018-04-10T14:24:17+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Seniors, Veterans, Women|0 Comments