Connecting Vets

See 'Saving Private Ryan' in theaters 75 years after D-Day

Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan" is returning to theaters in honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The anniversary event, hosted by Fathom Events, will include showings at 600 cinemas nationwide on June 2nd and 5th at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. The 1998 film starring Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Matt...
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Rolling Thunder announces plans for 2020

This year may be the last year for Rolling Thunder in Washington, D.C but it turns out you will still be able to hear the rumble of motorcycles Memorial Day weekend. Local Rolling Thunder, Inc. chapters will take up the torch and hold rallies in across the country to raise awareness for veteran and...
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Meet the soldier turned TV news anchor

Army vet Nick Smith, news anchor and host for Fox 5 DC , may be one of the most recognizable faces in our nation's capital these days but during his four years on active duty, he was behind the camera. The Chicago native was an 81E in the Army, spending most of his time stationed in Germany...
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U.S. Army helps Make-A-Wish kid become soldier for a day

Young Braxton Fuqua had a dream: To be a U.S Army soldier. And thanks to the Mid-Tennessee Make-A-Wish Foundation and members of The Sabalauski Air Assault School at Fort Campbell, Kentucky his dream became a reality. For one day in March, Braxton became a soldier for a day. As part of the visit,...
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All-beer diet has one Army vet down over 26 pounds

By Ben Krimmel He's shedding pounds and drinking only beer. Yes, for the 40 days of Lent, U.S. Army veteran Del Hall has decided his only caloric intake will be beer. "Just like the monks used to do it back in the 1600s, I'm going to do the same thing," Hall said when he announced the all-beer fast...
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They played ball and answered the nation's call

The Boys of Summer are known for hitting, catching, pitching, and even stealing (a few bases, that is) when the call of "Play Ball" reverberates throughout baseball stadiums around the country. With opening day of the 2019 baseball season upon us here's a look at six legendary players who answered...
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Bon Jovi, HELP USA build homes for homeless vets

Though Jon Bon Jovi may be best known for the rock anthem, "Living on Prayer" his alliance with Help USA, real estate developers and the city of Washington DC is making the prayers of 77 homeless veterans come true. Funding assistance from his JBJ Soul Foundation , has allowed HELP USA , a non-...
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