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More than 200 athletes registered in this year's Valor Games Midwest, double the size of the first Valor Games in 2010. (Credit: Twitter/@WorldSportChi)

Injured Vets Compete In Annual Valor Games At Soldier Field

The veterans planned to take part in three days of games that are as much about mental rehabilitation as physical – perhaps more.

08/20/2014

Veterans with the Wounded Warrior Project were taking part in several sporting events in the Chicago area before the Air & Water Show, as part of their recovery and rehab process. (Credit: Facebook)

Wounded Veterans Enjoy Sporting Event Ahead Of Air Show

Wounded veterans were spending a few days biking, sailing, and water skiing around the Chicago area as they look forward to attending the Air & Water Show on the lakefront.

08/15/2014

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Honoring Son Lost To PTSD Suicide, Marine’s Mom Finds Her Purpose

CHICAGO (CBS) — One shot in the head. After two tours in Iraq, it took only one bullet to end a proud Marine’s life and to break a mother’s heart. Brandon Meyers of Plainfield, IL […]

08/07/2014

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YMCA And Veterans Help Teens Deal With Trauma Of Violent Crime

Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans have teamed up with and mentor young people who live in violent communities, to try to help them see life through different eyes.

07/11/2014

Fans mass at Grant Park for Sunday's USA World Cup viewing party. (CBS)

Stars-And-Stripes Fashion Trend Draws Mixed Response From Veterans

Clothing adorned with the Stars and Stripes is all the rage these days – but not everyone is ready to salute the fashion trend. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

07/03/2014

Google's "Help a Hero Get Hired" workshop. (Credit: CBS)

Google Workshop Aims To Help Veterans Land Jobs

CHICAGO (CBS) — Going from the military to civilian life is often tough for veterans, especially when it comes to finding a job. Certain skills get lost in translation, but CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov one […]

06/04/2014

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Your Chicago: At-Ease Clinic At National University

At the At-Ease Clinic in Lombard, the treatment program emphasizes acupuncture, instead of the usual cocktail of drugs. CBS 2’s Rob Johnson reports.

03/14/2014

U.S. Army fatigues. (Photo credit: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Aldermen Seek More Attention On Veteran Suicides

There might not be much the City Council can do directly to help active-duty military personnel or veterans deal with post-traumatic stress, but aldermen held a hearing Wednesday to hear ideas on strategies to identify the causes of suicide among veterans.

02/19/2014

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Police Department Changes Disability Policy For Military Vets

Department spokesman Adam Collins said the policy for those officers wounded or injured while on active duty military assignments will be the same as those wounded or injured in the line of duty.

01/17/2014

A group of military veterans who are now students at Columbia College camped out for 24 hours to raise awareness of homelessness among veterans. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Veterans Camp Out In Icy Weather To Raise Awareness Of Homelessness

The Columbia College student veterans said it was worth enduring a full day and night of single digit and below zero wind chills.

12/17/2013

Veterans Continue To Face Employment Challenges Back Home

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talks with military veterans about the current job market.

11/11/2013

Tourists visit the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC. (Photo by Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Businessman Wants Crowds To Greet Vets Returning On Honor Flights

David Hockberg escorted veterans of World War II on a journey to Washington D.C. to see the memorial built in their honor. It’s a free trip for the veterans arranged by Honor flight Chicago several times a year.

11/11/2013

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Chicago Brewer To Employ Only Veterans

Paul Jenkins says veterans are twice as likely to be unemployed. For disabled veterans, the national rate is at a staggering 88 percent.

WBBM Newsradio–10/22/2013

File picture taken circa April 15, 1951 around Seoul shows US troops waiting for attack order as North Korean troops launching a great offensive over the South Korean capital. United States supported South Korea during the 1950-1953 Korean war which ended with an armistice temporarily and the deployment of 37.000 US forces in South Korea. (Photo credit : STAFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Korean War Vets Mark 60th Anniversary Of End To “Forgotten War”

With the help of their canes, walkers, and wheelchairs, a group of 55 Korean War veterans attended a memorial service at Kennedy Park in the Morgan Park neighborhood.

07/26/2013

Vietnam War veteran Chuck Lewis has been walking across the country to raise money for "Walking For The Fallen," an effort to support wounded and disabled veterans and their families. (Credit: Walking For The Fallen/Flickr)

Vietnam Vet Brings Walk For Fallen To Chicago Area

A Vietnam War veteran from Montana has been walking across the country, and made his way to the Chicago area this week, in an effort to raise funds to help support wounded and disabled soldiers and their families.

07/26/2013

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Veterans Courted By Walmart

One of the biggest companies in America is marking this Memorial Day by kicking off a major campaign to hire 100,000 veterans over the next five years. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

05/27/2013

Tim McGraw spread cheer with south suburban military families Friday. (Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Tim McGraw Surprises, Honors Military Families

Singer Tim McGraw stopped by as part of Operation Homefront, a program that awards mortgage-free homes to wounded warriors and members of the armed forces.

05/24/2013

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Chicago To Test Job Assistance Program For Veterans, Long-Term Unemployed

The pilot program is seeking employers willing to hire workers who have been retrained and redirected.

WBBM Newsradio–05/20/2013

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Interviews With Veterans: What Memorial Day Means From A Hero’s Perspective

How do you celebrate Memorial Day, and what does this federal holiday mean to you and your family? Read what some of our country’s veterans had to say about Memorial Day, patriotism and what this annual holiday means to them.

05/13/2013

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Many Employers Now Actively Seeking Veterans

Those returning home to Chicago from military service may find an especially receptive job market.

02/18/2013

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