Wounded Marine veteran makes house a home
Sgt. Greg Caron, a Marine veteran, was presented with a house Sept. 28 by Building Homes for Heroes, a national non-profit organization that supports men and women who have been wounded or disabled in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Wounded warriors receive job training for civilian careers
Injured Marines are receiving on the job training coordinated by the Wounded Warrior Battalion in a job field that will allow them to continue employment after leaving the Marine Corps. Rob Saul, a transition coordinator with WWBn east, said he and his partner started this internship program more than four years ago. "It started off small, but when word got out that Marines could get out of the barracks and learn a new job or job skill, the program blew up," said Saul. "I have new applications for it every day."
U.S. athletes shine at CISM World Para-Track & Field Championships
Five U.S. military athletes, including three from the Army World Class Athlete Program, combined to win 10 gold and two silver medals Sept. 14-15 at the Conseil International du Sport Militaire's 2013 World Para-Track and Field Championships.
Injured Service Members of Team Semper Fi Support 9/11's Heroes in NYC Tunnel to Towers Run
For the sixth straight year, Semper Fi Fund will send over 70 injured service members from Team Semper Fi along with 35 of their family members, to take part in the annual Tunnel to Towers Run in New York City. Semper Fi Fund, a non-profit that provides immediate financial assistance to injured service members, makes it its mission to honor our country's military heroes by supporting them in their time of need; this week, on Sunday, September 29, the men and women of its competitive athletic program Team Semper Fi will honor the brave Americans who risked and sacrificed their lives on September 11, 2001.