Category: Veteran Spotlight

Kurdish Patriot Killed By ISIS Suicide Bombers

Kurdish Patriot Killed By ISIS Suicide Bombers

At a time of life that many American youths are protesting for free higher education and seeking “safe spaces” to hide from offensive words, 22 year old Kurdish freedom fighter Asia Ramazan Antar had already devoted three years of her young life to her people and their defense. Antar, a machine...

Army reserve officer among the dead in Orlando shooting

Army reserve officer among the dead in Orlando shooting

By Alex Horton Stars and Stripes SAN ANTONIO — Capt. Antonio Brown earned his commission as an Army officer before he earned the right to be openly gay. Brown was the kind of person to put the mission and others first, said Dana White, 30, who trained with Brown as...

The Betrayal of the USS Cole

The Betrayal of the USS Cole

On Thursday morning, sailors on board the USS Cole were lining up for an early lunch. Seventeen of them died as an Al Qaeda bomb on board a fishing boat tore through the hull outside the galley. The dead included 15 men and 2 women, one of whom had a...

Undefeatable spirit and celebrity mark opening of the Invictus Games in Orlando

Undefeatable spirit and celebrity mark opening of the Invictus Games in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. — There was a prince, a president and a first lady — but they weren’t even the most interesting people in the room Sunday afternoon. In the evening, at the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games, James Blunt dazzled the crowd with six songs, jumping on top of...

Senators want caregiver benefits phased in for older veterans

Senators want caregiver benefits phased in for older veterans

A showpiece of the Veterans First package that the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee unveiled last week is a multibillion-dollar initiative to phase in for older generations of severely injured veterans robust caregiver benefits first enacted in 2010 only for the post-9/11 generation. Though it’s only part of a huge omnibus...