Veterans

  • Veterans Jan 4

    Veterans Weigh in On Iran With Protest Planned in SF on Saturday

    Veterans in San Francisco are planning a protest Saturday, urging the U.S. to get out of the Middle East. They say that they know how the war has affected them, and they don’t want to see another generation of soldiers go through the same thing. Jean Elle reports.

  • Veterans Jan 2

    Veterans Town Hall

    Join THE VETERANS COMMUNITY MEDIA NETWORK for their monthly town hall meeting. Learn about your benefits and resources with representatives from the Veterans Administration and community veteran organizations. This event is free! For more information, click here.  WHEN: Saturday, January 18, 2020, 10:30AM-1:00PM WHERE: West Oakland Branch, 1801 Adeline Street, Oakland

  • Immigration Dec 29, 2019

    Hiding in Plain Sight

    As the network of underground veterans grows, NBC Bay Area finds that some have chosen to risk everything, by defying the law and stay in the United States. In Mexico, Hector Barajas, Enrique Salas and the other veterans hatch a plan to make their way back home.

  • Immigration Dec 29, 2019

    Success and Tragedy

    Years of waiting and planning begin to pay off, and there is a ray of hope that some of the vets can gain citizenship. But then tragedy strikes.

  • the investigative unit Dec 29, 2019

    A Grateful Nation

    Both Hector Barajas and Enrique Salas return to the U.S. as heroes, but in vastly different ways.

  • the investigative unit Dec 29, 2019

    Trapped in Tijuana

    After brilliant military careers, two immigrant service men are banished from the United States and deported to Mexico, cut off from their children and families, forced to work for desperately low wages and live in squalor. They discover they are not alone. Hundreds of immigrant veterans have been deported by ICE, often for minor offenses.

  • Investigative Unit Dec 29, 2019

    Heroes in Exile

    After brilliant military careers, two immigrant servicemen were banished from the United States and deported to Mexico, cut off from their children and families. NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit takes a closer look.

  • Investigative Unit Dec 15, 2019

    Trapped in Tijuana

    After brilliant military careers, two immigrant service men are banished from the United States and deported to Mexico, cut off from their children and families, forced to work for desperately low wages and live in squalor. They discover they are not alone. Hundreds of immigrant veterans have been deported by ICE, often for minor offenses.

  • Aug 31, 2019

    Vice President Pence Says, ‘The Bible Stays’ at Veterans Hospital Facing Lawsuit

    Vice President Mike Pence weighed in on a First-Amendment lawsuit challenging a Bible on display at a New Hampshire veterans hospital, saying under the current administration, “VA hospitals will not be religion-free zones.” “We will always respect the freedom of religion of every veteran of every faith,” Pence said in a speech addressing the American Legion National Convention in Indianapolis...

  • May 27, 2019

    San Jose Community Commemorate Memorial Day at Oak Hill

    On this Memorial Day, scores of people across San Jose gathered at Oak Hill Memorial Park to pay tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving the United States.

  • May 27, 2019

    Here’s the Difference Between Memorial Day and Veterans Day

    Do you know the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day? Memorial Day honors those who have sacrificed their lives while serving in the military while Veterans Day is a day designated to honor all who have served in the military.

  • Mar 1, 2019

    John Mayer Launches Foundation Focused on Veterans

    John Mayer is launching a foundation focused on improving the health of veterans through scientific research. The Grammy-winning singer on Friday announced The Heart and Armor Foundation, which plans to focus on veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and meeting the emerging needs of women veterans. Though he publicly announced the foundation on Friday, Mayer has been working on the organization...

  • Nov 10, 2017

    Walter Reed Stops Contract With Service Dog Program Because of ‘Oversight’ Issues

    A program that helps place trained dogs with wounded veterans has been forced out of two military facilities in the D.C. area, according to a report.

  • May 26, 2017

    Oldest Veteran of Pearl Harbor Celebrates 105th Birthday

    At 105-years-old, everyone wants to know how Raymond Chavez has managed to live so long.

  • Mar 16, 2017

    How Virtual Reality Is Helping Heal Soldiers With PTSD

    While more than 50 clinicians around the U.S. are trained to use the Virtual Reality treatment, the current step in the research is to demonstrate that it is more effective than having patients simply describe their trauma from memory. The idea behind virtual reality therapy is to take a patient back to the memory of their trauma over and over...

  • Nov 14, 2016

    Injured Vets Dive Into Healing Waters

    Injured veterans here in SoCal are diving into healing waters. Robert Kovacik reports for the NBC4 News at 11 on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016.

  • Nov 14, 2016

    Dive Warriors: Disabled Veterans Discover Therapy in the Deep Blue Sea

    Nonprofit organization Dive Warriors is helping veterans recover from the emotional and physical consequences of serving by teaching them how to scuba dive.

  • Apr 7, 2016

    Vintage Plane ‘Dream Flights’ Bring Back Memories for WWII Vets

    A group of veterans aged 83 through 94 strapped themselves in, pulled on their aviator goggles and canvas helmets and shot across the sky on a WWII-era biplane in Fullerton on Thursday.

  • Feb 13, 2016

    Lost Purple Heart Returned to Family of Local Marine Killed in World War II

    A once-lost Purple Heart and other medals belonging to a U.S. Marine killed during World War II were presented Friday to his surviving relatives in Lake Elsinore.

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