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Operation Homefront and the Back-to-School Brigade

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Mike Warren will be joining Operation Homefront at their Back-to-School Brigade event on August 15th at Camp Mabry. Operation Homefront distributes backpacks and school supplies to military families.
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Caritas of Austin helps homeless vets

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Many vets talk about the sobering change when they go from military to civilian.
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Austin, Texas native serves aboard USS Gerald R. Ford

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An Austin, Texas native, 1992 Stamford High School (Stamford, Connecticut) graduate, and 2002 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University graduate, is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of a hand-picked crew charged with bringing the Navy's newest aircraft carrier into service. More>>

American Legion representative speaks about VA reform law

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The president has now signed a sweeping law to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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Local company keeping commitment to hire vets

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Employment is one of the keys to making that transition from the military world to the civilian and a leading software company based in Austin is making that happen.
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Care Force: VA controversy continues

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In the FOX 7 Care Force, why we all should be angry and ashamed. I know I am. I’m angry because the continuing Veterans Affairs disaster, which many found out about with the revelations of vets in Arizona dying waiting for medical care, is still basically going on.Since that story broke in June the President along with Washington lawmakers expressed outrage and promised that things will change, there will be reform. Well for the average vet, very little has changed.I’m ashamed because this na... More>>

Many veterans turning to marijuana for relief from PTSD

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Using marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder is a controversial subject. One reason being it's illegal in Texas.
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Group offers solutions to help lower vet homelessness

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On an average day there are about 2300 homeless people in Austin. According to the National Coalition for Homeless, about 12 percent of the homeless are vets.
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Local veteran discuss VA scandal

As many as 40 vets may have died in Arizona while waiting for medical appointments at VA facilities that were either never set or grossly delayed. Of course the secretary of the VA resigned last week. Joining us to talk about what's happened so far and what needs to be done going forward are Gus Pena, Bobby Martinez and Rick Luna. More>>

  • Doctor works to change PTSD stigma

    Doctor works to change PTSD stigma

    Thursday, May 22 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-05-22 22:26:17 GMT
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    A leading national PTSD expert in San Antonio is working to change the stigma of PTSD when it comes to a vet getting a job
    A leading national PTSD expert in San Antonio is working to change the stigma of PTSD when it comes to a vet getting a job
  • Veteran waits out perfect storm to receive benefits

    Veteran waits out perfect storm to receive benefits

    Thursday, May 8 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-05-08 21:27:41 GMT
    A perfect storm is how some are describing the tremendous backlog of veterans who are waiting for their service disability benefits.
    A perfect storm is how some are describing the tremendous backlog of veterans who are waiting for their service disability benefits.
  • True Meaning of Memorial Day

    True Meaning of Memorial Day

    Thursday, May 8 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-05-08 19:47:27 GMT
    Carry the Load is an organization committed to restoring the true meaning of Memorial Day by connecting Americans to the sacrifices of our military, law enforcement, firefighters and rescue personnel.
    Carry the Load is an organization committed to restoring the true meaning of Memorial Day by connecting Americans to the sacrifices of our military, law enforcement, firefighters and rescue personnel.
  • Wounded veteran overcomes challenges, becomes comedian

    Wounded veteran overcomes challenges, becomes comedian

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:30:31 GMT
    This is Bobby Henline before his last tour in Iraq. Then his life changed after a roadside bomb nearly killed him.
    This is Bobby Henline before his last tour in Iraq. Then his life changed after a roadside bomb nearly killed him.
  • Damsels in Defense helps women protect themselves

    Damsels in Defense helps women protect themselves

    Thursday, April 10 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-04-10 22:27:28 GMT
    "How to fight like a girl and win," that's the motto of Damsels in Defense, a female veteran who's using her military expertise to teach women how to defend themselves should they ever have to fight off
    "How to fight like a girl and win," that's the motto of Damsels in Defense, a female veteran who's using her military expertise to teach women how to defend themselves should they ever have to fight off
  • Supporting Central Texas Veterans

    Supporting Central Texas Veterans

    Friday, April 4 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-04-04 16:08:29 GMT
    If you or someone you know needs mental health services, here is a list of local resources.
    If you or someone you know needs mental health services, here is a list of local resources.
  • Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial to be dedicated at TX Capitol

    Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial to be dedicated at TX Capitol

    Thursday, March 27 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-03-27 22:31:02 GMT
    This weekend is the dedication of the newest memorial on the State Capitol grounds--the Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The bronze statues were finished just a few weeks ago at a foundry in Bastrop. We
    This weekend is the dedication of the newest memorial on the State Capitol grounds--the Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The bronze statues were finished just a few weeks ago at a foundry in Bastrop. We
  • Kevin Bacon appears at Rock Your Camo event

    Kevin Bacon appears at Rock Your Camo event

    Friday, March 21 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-03-21 23:19:18 GMT
    The FOX 7 Care Force was a proud sponsor of the ‘Rock Your Camo' 5K on March 8th, and Mike Warren was on hand to interview a very special guest.
    The FOX 7 Care Force was a proud sponsor of the ‘Rock Your Camo' 5K on March 8th, and Mike Warren was on hand to interview a very special guest.
  • Female soldiers make history in rocket artillery

    Female soldiers make history in rocket artillery

    Thursday, March 13 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-03-13 22:34:50 GMT
    FOX 7 meet two trail blazing soldiers at the Rock Your Camo 5K run at Camp Mabry. They are the first women Texas National Guard soldiers to train and qualify in operating field rocket artillery. They are
    FOX 7 meet two trail blazing soldiers at the Rock Your Camo 5K run at Camp Mabry. They are the first women Texas National Guard soldiers to train and qualify in operating field rocket artillery. They are
  • Chiropractor gives back to veterans

    Chiropractor gives back to veterans

    Friday, March 7 2014 9:42 AM EST2014-03-07 14:42:10 GMT
    A former Marine turned chiropractor is giving back one adjustment at a time. With Veterans Day next month he's really giving back with his pocketbook. Over the three years Dr. Daniel Shaddock has been
    A former Marine turned chiropractor is giving back one adjustment at a time. With Veterans Day next month he's really giving back with his pocketbook. Over the three years Dr. Daniel Shaddock has been
  • Buda veteran moves forward in civilian world

    Buda veteran moves forward in civilian world

    Thursday, February 27 2014 6:26 PM EST2014-02-27 23:26:38 GMT
    In the FOX 7 Care Force March is Women's History Month and we're saluting women veterans. Today we're profiling a woman vet who lives in Buda, she had some hard times in Iraq, but she's had some good
    In the FOX 7 Care Force March is Women's History Month and we're saluting women veterans. Today we're profiling a woman vet who lives in Buda, she had some hard times in Iraq, but she's had some good
  • Man helping vets reconnect with civilian world

    Man helping vets reconnect with civilian world

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 5:25 PM EST2014-02-25 22:25:58 GMT
    An Austin man has a plan to help vets reconnect with the civilian world and at the same time it's helping him reconnect as well.
    An Austin man has a plan to help vets reconnect with the civilian world and at the same time it's helping him reconnect as well.
  • Heroes Night Out Resource Center provides services for vets

    Heroes Night Out Resource Center provides services for vets

    Thursday, February 13 2014 4:00 PM EST2014-02-13 21:00:23 GMT
    Lots of veteran's services are offered by the city, state and federal. But there's something different going on in Cedar Park. When you walk in you don't start filling out forms, because it's a "mom and
    Lots of veteran's services are offered by the city, state and federal. But there's something different going on in Cedar Park. When you walk in you don't start filling out forms, because it's a "mom and
  • GETI Alliance helps veterans transition into workforce

    GETI Alliance helps veterans transition into workforce

    Thursday, January 30 2014 6:29 PM EST2014-01-30 23:29:03 GMT
    A Texas veteran's organization called GETI, short for Global Energy Technologies Institute, is trying to balance some big numbers. Over the next four years, 1.2 million service members will transition
    A Texas veteran's organization called GETI, short for Global Energy Technologies Institute, is trying to balance some big numbers. Over the next four years, 1.2 million service members will transition
  • Red Cross archives WWII veterans' stories

    Red Cross archives WWII veterans' stories

    Thursday, January 16 2014 3:49 PM EST2014-01-16 20:49:05 GMT
    The Central Texas Red Cross has been interviewing vets about their experiences as part of something called the Veterans History Project. They've done about 150 in the last three years. The last one was
    The Central Texas Red Cross has been interviewing vets about their experiences as part of something called the Veterans History Project. They've done about 150 in the last three years. The last one was
  • Former Marines make dream come true with jazz, blues club

    Former Marines make dream come true with jazz, blues club

    Thursday, January 2 2014 4:19 PM EST2014-01-02 21:19:30 GMT
    Two Marine Corps vets have gone from fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan to opening up a jazz and blues club in Austin. The Brass House was a dream born on deployment in Afghanistan. The parents of that
    Two Marine Corps vets have gone from fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan to opening up a jazz and blues club in Austin. The Brass House was a dream born on deployment in Afghanistan. The parents of that
  • Gold Star Mothers work to help veterans

    Gold Star Mothers work to help veterans

    Thursday, December 5 2013 7:51 PM EST2013-12-06 00:51:18 GMT
    Two Round Rock mothers that lost their sons in Iraq have been working to help veterans who are dealing with their own loss and pain over the deaths of their comrades.
    Two Round Rock mothers that lost their sons in Iraq have been working to help veterans who are dealing with their own loss and pain over the deaths of their comrades.
  • Brooke Army Medical Center tests DEKA arm

    Brooke Army Medical Center tests DEKA arm

    Thursday, November 21 2013 4:40 PM EST2013-11-21 21:40:56 GMT
    At Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio they are testing a mechanical arm that's right on the cutting edge of making people whole again. The therapist says he's opening doors that were previously
    At Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio they are testing a mechanical arm that's right on the cutting edge of making people whole again. The therapist says he's opening doors that were previously
  • Parade honors Veterans

    Parade honors Veterans

    Monday, November 11 2013 11:18 AM EST2013-11-11 16:18:55 GMT
    Austin celebrated Central Texans veterans with a parade downtown that traveled up Congress Avenue to the Capitol.
    Austin celebrated Central Texans veterans with a parade downtown that traveled up Congress Avenue to the Capitol.
  • Tips on how to talk to veterans

    Tips on how to talk to veterans

    Thursday, November 7 2013 6:34 PM EST2013-11-07 23:34:19 GMT
    Talking to a veteran seems simple enough, but when the vet is right in front of you there can be some hesitation. What should I say? What shouldn't I say? Could I say something insensitive? At Texas State
    Talking to a veteran seems simple enough, but when the vet is right in front of you there can be some hesitation. What should I say? What shouldn't I say? Could I say something insensitive? At Texas State
  • Celebrate Veterans Day with FOX 7

    Celebrate Veterans Day with FOX 7

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 12:15 PM EST2013-11-06 17:15:09 GMT
    Join us on November 11th at the corner of 10th and Congress starting at 8am and say thank you to the men and women who've served our country.
    Join us on November 11th at the corner of 10th and Congress starting at 8am and say thank you to the men and women who've served our country.
  • Veteran speaks out about shutdown

    Veteran speaks out about shutdown

    Thursday, October 10 2013 6:22 PM EDT2013-10-10 22:22:56 GMT
    One group that could get hit hard by the government shutdown is veterans and their families. U.S. Army veteran Frank Sottile joined FOX 7 to talk about what vets could be facing in the days to come.
    One group that could get hit hard by the government shutdown is veterans and their families. U.S. Army veteran Frank Sottile joined FOX 7 to talk about what vets could be facing in the days to come.
  • Gillespie Co. WWII vets take honor flight to Washington D.C.

    Gillespie Co. WWII vets take honor flight to Washington D.C.

    Friday, September 27 2013 10:42 PM EDT2013-09-28 02:42:53 GMT
    The 9th Austin Honor Flight took off from ABIA Friday morning. The plane held 35 World War II veterans from Gillespie County. They're on their way to the National World War II Memorial in Washington
    The 9th Austin Honor Flight took off from ABIA Friday morning. The plane held 35 World War II veterans from Gillespie County. They're on their way to the National World War II Memorial in Washington
  • Organization helps vets recover with wild mustangs

    Organization helps vets recover with wild mustangs

    Thursday, September 26 2013 4:51 PM EDT2013-09-26 20:51:42 GMT
    Steve Herbel, a veteran of four combat tours, a survivor of six explosions. He was medically retired from the military and since has struggled with PTSD. Coal Chamber is a wild mustang, and after working
    Steve Herbel, a veteran of four combat tours, a survivor of six explosions. He was medically retired from the military and since has struggled with PTSD. Coal Chamber is a wild mustang, and after working
  • Disabled vets struggle with broken claims system

    Disabled vets struggle with broken claims system

    Thursday, September 12 2013 6:35 PM EDT2013-09-12 22:35:40 GMT
    One of the biggest frustrations for our returning vets is trying to get disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. In an ideal world they would receive benefits within about four months.
    One of the biggest frustrations for our returning vets is trying to get disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. In an ideal world they would receive benefits within about four months.
  • Texas Veterans Commissions works to lower veteran unemployment rate

    Texas Veterans Commissions works to lower veteran unemployment rate

    Thursday, August 29 2013 4:05 PM EDT2013-08-29 20:05:24 GMT
    While 8 percent for new vets isn't great the Texas Veterans Commission says it's trending in the right direction. But that still leaves hundreds of vets in Central Texas looking not just for work but for
    While 8 percent for new vets isn't great the Texas Veterans Commission says it's trending in the right direction. But that still leaves hundreds of vets in Central Texas looking not just for work but for
  • Operation Homefront donates school supplies

    Operation Homefront donates school supplies

    Thursday, August 15 2013 7:19 PM EDT2013-08-15 23:19:18 GMT
    Some Central Texas students received much needed school supplies on Thursday thanks to Operation Home Front.
    Some Central Texas students received much needed school supplies on Thursday thanks to Operation Home Front.
  • Soldier deems crusade to stop military suicides a success, continues mission

    Soldier deems crusade to stop military suicides a success, continues mission

    Thursday, August 1 2013 6:52 PM EDT2013-08-01 22:52:14 GMT
    We first introduced you to Andrew O'Brien and his story last March. When he was active duty army, the Iraq vet tried to kill himself, but he survived the drug overdose and that's given him a second chance
    We first introduced you to Andrew O'Brien and his story last March. When he was active duty army, the Iraq vet tried to kill himself, but he survived the drug overdose and that's given him a second chance
  • Organizers prepare for back-to-school event for military kids

    Organizers prepare for back-to-school event for military kids

    Thursday, August 1 2013 4:22 PM EDT2013-08-01 20:22:33 GMT
    Operation Homefront of Texas along with Camp Mabry is holding a Back-to-School Brigade event on August 15. On that date free backpacks full of school supplies will be given to military kids. Thursday organizers
    Operation Homefront of Texas along with Camp Mabry is holding a Back-to-School Brigade event on August 15. On that date free backpacks full of school supplies will be given to military kids. Thursday organizers
  • Help Texas Military Kids get the School Supplies they Need

    Help Texas Military Kids get the School Supplies they Need

    Tuesday, July 16 2013 2:11 PM EDT2013-07-16 18:11:21 GMT
    The FOX 7 Care Force is supporting a very special project, Operation Homefront Texas' Back to School Brigade.
    The FOX 7 Care Force is supporting a very special project, Operation Homefront Texas' Back to School Brigade.
  • Help Texas Military Kids get the School Supplies they Need

    Help Texas Military Kids get the School Supplies they Need

    Friday, July 12 2013 7:15 PM EDT2013-07-12 23:15:43 GMT
    The FOX 7 Care Force is supporting a very special project, Operation Homefront Texas' Back to School Brigade. Dollar Tree stores are collecting school supplies now through August 9. You can buy school
    The FOX 7 Care Force is supporting a very special project, Operation Homefront Texas' Back to School Brigade. Dollar Tree stores are collecting school supplies now through August 9. You can buy school
  • New V.A. Medical Facility opens in Austin

    New V.A. Medical Facility opens in Austin

    Tuesday, July 9 2013 10:16 PM EDT2013-07-10 02:16:00 GMT
    The new Austin Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic opened for business July 9 in Austin.
    The new Austin Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic opened for business July 9 in Austin.
  • Soldiers share their stories of sacrifices

    Soldiers share their stories of sacrifices

    Thursday, July 4 2013 6:53 PM EDT2013-07-04 22:53:35 GMT
    Photojournalist Josh Lippold caught up with several soldiers who served in the World War II and the Korean War in order to hear their stories about their careers and sacrifices made for our country.
    Photojournalist Josh Lippold caught up with several soldiers who served in the World War II and the Korean War in order to hear their stories about their careers and sacrifices made for our country.
  • Camp Hero helps military kids cope while parents serve

    Camp Hero helps military kids cope while parents serve

    Monday, June 24 2013 6:52 PM EDT2013-06-24 22:52:24 GMT
    Camp Hero is a great opportunity for these kids to be around others who are going through the same experiences. Deployment is difficult on them, but Camp Hero makes it a little easier to deal with. Surrounded
    Camp Hero is a great opportunity for these kids to be around others who are going through the same experiences. Deployment is difficult on them, but Camp Hero makes it a little easier to deal with. Surrounded
  • Honor Flight takes greatest generation vets to DC

    Honor Flight takes greatest generation vets to DC

    Thursday, June 20 2013 5:18 PM EDT2013-06-20 21:18:16 GMT
    At one time they numbered 16 million, now there are only 2.5 million left. What legacy will they leave behind them? What should the rest of us remember them by? That's what we asked some WWII veterans
    At one time they numbered 16 million, now there are only 2.5 million left. What legacy will they leave behind them? What should the rest of us remember them by? That's what we asked some WWII veterans
  • Austin military family receives car

    Austin military family receives car

    Wednesday, June 12 2013 6:28 PM EDT2013-06-12 22:28:46 GMT
    An Austin military family now proudly owns a re-furbished Kia Soul. It's all part of Progressive Insurance's Keys to Progress Program, a one-day event that grants free cars to veterans across the nation.
    An Austin military family now proudly owns a re-furbished Kia Soul. It's all part of Progressive Insurance's Keys to Progress Program, a one-day event that grants free cars to veterans across the nation.
  • The FOX 7 Care Force celebrates WW II veterans

    The FOX 7 Care Force celebrates WW II veterans

    Friday, June 7 2013 11:44 AM EDT2013-06-07 15:44:25 GMT
    The men and women who fought and won World War II are now in their 80s and 90s and we are losing these heroes and their accounts of the war at the rate of approximately 600 per day.
    World War II truly threatened our very existence as a culturally diverse, free nation. The men and women who fought and won the great conflict are now in their 80s and 90s and we are losing these heroes and their accounts of the war at the rate of approximately 600 per day.
  • Former Marine charged after shooting gun at mother's house

    Former Marine charged after shooting gun at mother's house

    Thursday, June 6 2013 4:38 PM EDT2013-06-06 20:38:23 GMT
    A former Marine from New Braunfels, who is suffering from PTSD after serving in Iraq, is now in jail on attempted murder charges. One of the people he allegedly attempted to murder is his mother, who's
    A former Marine from New Braunfels, who is suffering from PTSD after serving in Iraq, is now in jail on attempted murder charges. One of the people he allegedly attempted to murder is his mother, who's
  • Group breaks ground on home for wounded warrior

    Group breaks ground on home for wounded warrior

    Monday, June 3 2013 7:13 PM EDT2013-06-03 23:13:18 GMT
    A special homecoming is being put together in Round Rock for one of our wounded warriors. A non-profit volunteer group called Helping a Hero is having a house built! It began with shovels filled with dirt,
    A special homecoming is being put together in Round Rock for one of our wounded warriors. A non-profit volunteer group called Helping a Hero is having a house built! It began with shovels filled with dirt,
  • Oldest living WWII vet meets Gov. Perry

    Oldest living WWII vet meets Gov. Perry

    Monday, May 27 2013 9:39 PM EDT2013-05-28 01:39:26 GMT
    Richard Overton, 107, of Austin, is believed to be America's oldest living World War II veteran. He had planned to spend Memorial Day quietly at home with close friends. However, that changed for about
    Richard Overton, 107, of Austin, is believed to be America's oldest living World War II veteran. He had planned to spend Memorial Day quietly at home with close friends. However, that changed for about
  • Raise funds for troops by hosting BBQ

    Raise funds for troops by hosting BBQ

    Monday, May 27 2013 6:34 PM EDT2013-05-27 22:34:13 GMT
    Millions of families across the country will fire up their grills today as the unofficial kick off to barbecue season. Now, you can turn your summer cook-out into a fundraiser for our troops The USO is
    Millions of families across the country will fire up their grills today as the unofficial kick off to barbecue season. Now, you can turn your summer cook-out into a fundraiser for our troops The USO is
  • Center for the Intrepid revives wounded warriors

    Center for the Intrepid revives wounded warriors

    Thursday, May 23 2013 3:28 PM EDT2013-05-23 19:28:35 GMT
    The FOX7 Care Force is honoring our wounded warriors by looking at a place that helps make them whole again, if not in body then certainly in spirit. The Center for the Intrepid at Brooke Army Medical
    The FOX7 Care Force is honoring our wounded warriors by looking at a place that helps make them whole again, if not in body then certainly in spirit. The Center for the Intrepid at Brooke Army Medical
  • Event helps injured veterans get benefits

    Event helps injured veterans get benefits

    Monday, May 20 2013 6:16 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:16:31 GMT
    Veterans injured while on active duty often have to go through a long, complicated process in order to get the disability benefits they're entitled to. According to the Texas Veterans Commission, the
    Veterans injured while on active duty often have to go through a long, complicated process in order to get the disability benefits they're entitled to. According to the Texas Veterans Commission, the
  • The Telling Project helps vets, civilians cope with life after war

    The Telling Project helps vets, civilians cope with life after war

    Friday, May 10 2013 4:23 PM EDT2013-05-10 20:23:24 GMT
    The Telling Project, a theater production where veterans and family members go on stage to tell their stories. It's a show that's helping veterans and their families cope with life after the military.
    The Telling Project, a theater production where veterans and family members go on stage to tell their stories. It's a show that's helping veterans and their families cope with life after the military.
  • Blue Star Mothers provide support for military families

    Blue Star Mothers provide support for military families

    Thursday, April 25 2013 3:39 PM EDT2013-04-25 19:39:42 GMT
    Blue Star Mothers is a service organization that started during World War II and with the country at war over the last decade the group is doing what it's always done, serve and support military families. A
    Blue Star Mothers is a service organization that started during World War II and with the country at war over the last decade the group is doing what it's always done, serve and support military families. A
  • Legislators work to keep Hazlewood Act alive in Texas

    Legislators work to keep Hazlewood Act alive in Texas

    Thursday, April 11 2013 6:46 PM EDT2013-04-11 22:46:08 GMT
    The Hazlewood Act is one of the great things about being a veteran in Texas. In short it gives vets and their families 150 class hours at any state university in Texas. Thousands of vets take advantage
    The Hazlewood Act is one of the great things about being a veteran in Texas. In short it gives vets and their families 150 class hours at any state university in Texas. Thousands of vets take advantage
  • Celebrate the Month of the Military Child with the FOX 7 Care Force

    Celebrate the Month of the Military Child with the FOX 7 Care Force

    Tuesday, April 9 2013 10:52 AM EDT2013-04-09 14:52:35 GMT
    There are nearly two million military children sacrificing on behalf of our nation. In honor of these unsung heroes the U.S. Department of Defense has designated April as Month of the Military Child.
    There are nearly two million military children sacrificing on behalf of our nation. In honor of these unsung heroes the U.S. Department of Defense has designated April as Month of the Military Child.
  • Round Rock Express honors Military families

    Round Rock Express honors Military families

    Thursday, April 4 2013 10:35 PM EDT2013-04-05 02:35:08 GMT
    Texas Operation Military Kids is a youth program for the children of military men and women across the state. And Thursday night, more than 300 complimentary tickets were set aside for military and their
    Texas Operation Military Kids is a youth program for the children of military men and women across the state. And Thursday night, more than 300 complimentary tickets were set aside for military and their
  • Entrepreneur program helps vets start new businesses

    Entrepreneur program helps vets start new businesses

    Thursday, March 28 2013 5:23 PM EDT2013-03-28 21:23:27 GMT
    In our state about 11 percent of veterans are women. And in Texas they want to create their own businesses. Of the vets the Texas Veterans Commission's veterans entrepreneur program is helping start companies—24
    In our state about 11 percent of veterans are women. And in Texas they want to create their own businesses. Of the vets the Texas Veterans Commission's veterans entrepreneur program is helping start companies—24
  • Caring for camo: Colt McCoy speaks at UT

    Caring for camo: Colt McCoy speaks at UT

    Tuesday, March 26 2013 9:31 PM EDT2013-03-27 01:31:01 GMT
    A group of University of Texas students are leading a movement that's catching on in a big way and bringing a well-known name in Longhorn football back to campus.
    A group of University of Texas students are leading a movement that's catching on in a big way and bringing a well-known name in Longhorn football back to campus.
  • More than $3M from state will help Texas veterans

    More than $3M from state will help Texas veterans

    The Texas Veterans Commission has provided $3 million in grants to more than two dozen organizations that help veterans readjust to civilian life.
    The Texas Veterans Commission has provided $3 million in grants to more than two dozen organizations that help veterans readjust to civilian life.
  • Celebrating women veterans

    Celebrating women veterans

    Thursday, March 21 2013 11:12 AM EDT2013-03-21 15:12:50 GMT
    March is Texas Women's Veterans Month, and this morning, we were joined by Ensign Mildred King Evans.
    March is Texas Women's Veterans Month, and this morning, we were joined by Ensign Mildred King Evans.
  • Retired vet helps women veterans navigate benefits system

    Retired vet helps women veterans navigate benefits system

    Thursday, March 14 2013 8:18 PM EDT2013-03-15 00:18:23 GMT
    This is Texas women veteran's month and that is our focus. There are about 188,000 women veterans in Texas, the second most of any state. We're having a conversation with Angela Shinn the Women Veteran's
    This is Texas women veteran's month and that is our focus. There are about 188,000 women veterans in Texas, the second most of any state. We're having a conversation with Angela Shinn the Women Veteran's
  • Soldier hopes personal experience will help stop military suicides

    Soldier hopes personal experience will help stop military suicides

    Thursday, February 28 2013 3:41 PM EST2013-02-28 20:41:09 GMT
    A south Austin veteran by the name of Andrew O'Brien is trying to stop the epidemic of suicides among active duty military and veterans. He has valuable perspective on this issue. He tried to kill himself
    A south Austin veteran by the name of Andrew O'Brien is trying to stop the epidemic of suicides among active duty military and veterans. He has valuable perspective on this issue. He tried to kill himself
  • Texas Veterans Commission helps vets re-adjust to civilian life

    Texas Veterans Commission helps vets re-adjust to civilian life

    Friday, February 8 2013 10:49 PM EST2013-02-09 03:49:13 GMT
    The Texas Veterans Commission is the oldest and largest state veteran's organizations in the country.Joining FOX 7 to talk about what they do and how they can help vets is Cheri Smith.
    The Texas Veterans Commission is the oldest and largest state veteran's organizations in the country.Joining FOX 7 to talk about what they do and how they can help vets is Cheri Smith.
  • Austin group helps female veterans

    Austin group helps female veterans

    Thursday, January 31 2013 6:47 PM EST2013-01-31 23:47:08 GMT
    Women vets, and the wives, mothers, daughters and sisters of vets are a group with distinct needs and challenges. In Austin there are two women that are doing everything they can to help those people re-connect. They
    Women vets, and the wives, mothers, daughters and sisters of vets are a group with distinct needs and challenges. In Austin there are two women that are doing everything they can to help those people re-connect. They
  • Community helps vet start new life in Giddings

    Community helps vet start new life in Giddings

    Thursday, January 17 2013 6:48 PM EST2013-01-17 23:48:37 GMT
    People are coming together to help a vet and his wife make a life in Giddings. It began in Giddings with a donated house. An east coast non-profit group called HonorVet contacted community leaders in
    People are coming together to help a vet and his wife make a life in Giddings. It began in Giddings with a donated house. An east coast non-profit group called HonorVet contacted community leaders in
  • Texas Rowing for All helps troops recover

    Texas Rowing for All helps troops recover

    Thursday, December 13 2012 6:55 PM EST2012-12-13 23:55:51 GMT
    A couple times a month disabled soldiers from the San Antonio Military Medical Facilities and vets can come to the Texas Rowing Center and hit the water for adaptive rowing practice. Two recovering troops
    A couple times a month disabled soldiers from the San Antonio Military Medical Facilities and vets can come to the Texas Rowing Center and hit the water for adaptive rowing practice. Two recovering troops
  • Group moves vets forward through music

    Group moves vets forward through music

    Thursday, November 29 2012 6:42 PM EST2012-11-29 23:42:44 GMT
    In Central Texas there hundreds of ways to help and support returning veterans and one of those ways is through music. FOX 7 photojournalist Peter Hull takes us to the Saxon Pub for a free music workshop
    In Central Texas there hundreds of ways to help and support returning veterans and one of those ways is through music. FOX 7 photojournalist Peter Hull takes us to the Saxon Pub for a free music workshop
  • Austin honors veterans with parade

    Austin honors veterans with parade

    Friday, November 16 2012 3:38 PM EST2012-11-16 20:38:12 GMT
    On Sunday Austin honored veterans with a parade down Congress Avenue.
    On Sunday Austin honored veterans with a parade down Congress Avenue.
  • Military brides receive free dresses

    Military brides receive free dresses

    Friday, November 16 2012 3:30 PM EST2012-11-16 20:30:24 GMT
    This weekend the charity Brides Across America provided brides that were either on active duty with the military or engaged to somebody who is with free wedding dresses.
    This weekend the charity Brides Across America provided brides that were either on active duty with the military or engaged to somebody who is with free wedding dresses.
  • Texas State program helps vets transition to college

    Texas State program helps vets transition to college

    Thursday, November 15 2012 7:05 PM EST2012-11-16 00:05:51 GMT
    One of the great things about being a veteran is the education benefits especially for Texas veterans. More and more are taking advantage by going to college. But like almost everything else for a vet,
    One of the great things about being a veteran is the education benefits especially for Texas veterans. More and more are taking advantage by going to college. But like almost everything else for a vet,
  • Job fair helps combat veteran unemployment rate

    Job fair helps combat veteran unemployment rate

    Thursday, November 15 2012 7:04 PM EST2012-11-16 00:04:53 GMT
    The unemployment rate for veterans in Texas is higher than it is for civilians. Efforts are underway to change those numbers for soldiers and their families.
    The unemployment rate for veterans in Texas is higher than it is for civilians. Efforts are underway to change those numbers for soldiers and their families.
  • Austin school honors veterans

    Austin school honors veterans

    Friday, November 9 2012 7:08 PM EST2012-11-10 00:08:47 GMT
    St. Gabriel's catholic school started putting out thousands of flags for veteran's day on Friday in an effort to honor veterans.
    St. Gabriel's catholic school started putting out thousands of flags for veteran's day on Friday in an effort to honor veterans.
  • AISD holds Take a Vet to School Day

    AISD holds Take a Vet to School Day

    Friday, November 9 2012 7:06 PM EST2012-11-10 00:06:33 GMT
    On Friday AISD students honored veterans with Take a Vet to School Day.
    On Friday AISD students honored veterans with Take a Vet to School Day.
  • Wounded warriors skydive in San Marcos

    Wounded warriors skydive in San Marcos

    Friday, November 9 2012 7:04 PM EST2012-11-10 00:04:21 GMT
    On Friday 20 wounded warriors took the opportunity to participate in a sky dive in San Marcos.
    On Friday 20 wounded warriors took the opportunity to participate in a sky dive in San Marcos.
  • Help troops stay connected with their families by supporting Operation Call Home

    Help troops stay connected with their families by supporting Operation Call Home

    Monday, October 22 2012 6:00 PM EDT2012-10-22 22:00:16 GMT
    The FOX 7 Care Force is proud to support News Radio KLBJ's Operation Call Home.
    The FOX 7 Care Force is proud to support News Radio KLBJ's Operation Call Home.
  • Wounded warriors compete in kayak national championships

    Wounded warriors compete in kayak national championships

    Friday, October 19 2012 6:47 PM EDT2012-10-19 22:47:09 GMT
    On Friday in San Marcos wounded warriors gathered to take part in the kayak national championships.
    On Friday in San Marcos wounded warriors gathered to take part in the kayak national championships.
  • Group uses dogs to help veterans with PTSD

    Group uses dogs to help veterans with PTSD

    Thursday, October 11 2012 6:36 PM EDT2012-10-11 22:36:13 GMT
    A group in San Antonio is changing damaged lives with unconditional love that comes with four legs. A man, Air Force veteran Tom Caddell and a dog, Mollie are saving each other's lives. "A lady in my
    A group in San Antonio is changing damaged lives with unconditional love that comes with four legs. A man, Air Force veteran Tom Caddell and a dog, Mollie are saving each other's lives. "A lady in my
  • WWII Veterans head to D.C. on Honor Flight

    WWII Veterans head to D.C. on Honor Flight

    Tuesday, October 9 2012 7:49 PM EDT2012-10-09 23:49:55 GMT
    Several Central Texas World War II veterans are leaving on Tuesday to take a trip to the national World War II memorial in Washington D.C.
    Several Central Texas World War II veterans are leaving on Tuesday to take a trip to the national World War II memorial in Washington D.C.
  • Organization helps fight war on veteran homelessness

    Organization helps fight war on veteran homelessness

    Thursday, September 20 2012 7:07 PM EDT2012-09-20 23:07:28 GMT
    An organization is helping veterans who perhaps need the most help. "Green Doors" offers housing to vets who just can't afford a place to live. It's a group that wages war on "veteran homelessness". Army
    An organization is helping veterans who perhaps need the most help. "Green Doors" offers housing to vets who just can't afford a place to live. It's a group that wages war on "veteran homelessness". Army
  • Group fights military suicides with peer counseling

    Group fights military suicides with peer counseling

    Thursday, September 6 2012 6:37 PM EDT2012-09-06 22:37:05 GMT
    In June a record 38 soldiers took their lives. Just in Hays County recently, four veterans killed themselves. The number of suicides weighs heavy on Sean Hanna and Terry McDowell. Both are vets and they
    In June a record 38 soldiers took their lives. Just in Hays County recently, four veterans killed themselves. The number of suicides weighs heavy on Sean Hanna and Terry McDowell. Both are vets and they
  • Back to School Brigade

    Back to School Brigade

    Monday, August 27 2012 10:54 AM EDT2012-08-27 14:54:06 GMT
    Just a little more than a more week before tens of thousands of children head back into the classroom.

    For many families, preparing for the new school year can be financially difficult.
    Just a little more than a more week before tens of thousands of children head back into the classroom.

    For many families, preparing for the new school year can be financially difficult.
  • Disabled vet makes most of new beginnings

    Disabled vet makes most of new beginnings

    Thursday, August 23 2012 6:43 PM EDT2012-08-23 22:43:47 GMT
    A disabled vet and his wife were given a brand new home in Georgetown thanks to Jimmy Jacobs Custom Homes and the Operation Finally Home Charity.
    A disabled vet and his wife were given a brand new home in Georgetown thanks to Jimmy Jacobs Custom Homes and the Operation Finally Home Charity.
  • Iraq War Veteran returns home to many struggles

    Iraq War Veteran returns home to many struggles

    Friday, August 17 2012 6:47 PM EDT2012-08-17 22:47:47 GMT
    David Castillo has been through so much since returning from war in Iraq in 2009. He was losing just about everything he had, but he never gave up on his kids and now a number of organizations have stepped
    David Castillo has been through so much since returning from war in Iraq in 2009. He was losing just about everything he had, but he never gave up on his kids and now a number of organizations have stepped
  • Local World War II hero dies at 89

    Local World War II hero dies at 89

    Wednesday, August 15 2012 6:58 PM EDT2012-08-15 22:58:24 GMT
    The recent death of a local war hero is creating a new sense of urgency for organizers with a group called, Honor Flight- Austin.
    The recent death of a local war hero is creating a new sense of urgency for organizers with a group called, Honor Flight- Austin.
  • Vets wait to receive benefits while VA works to fix backlog issue

    Vets wait to receive benefits while VA works to fix backlog issue

    Thursday, August 9 2012 7:10 PM EDT2012-08-09 23:10:45 GMT
    Tens of thousands of Texas veterans are waiting to receive their benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the VA. More then 68,000 disability claims are backlogged in Texas with the VA. According
    Tens of thousands of Texas veterans are waiting to receive their benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the VA. More then 68,000 disability claims are backlogged in Texas with the VA. According
  • Veteran’s Cash helps fund R.O.C.K. Horses for Heroes Program

    Veteran’s Cash helps fund R.O.C.K. Horses for Heroes Program

    Thursday, July 26 2012 5:17 PM EDT2012-07-26 21:17:02 GMT
    A scratch off lottery ticket is helping fund a Horses for Heroes program, aiding in the transition back to civilian life. At the Ride On Center for Kids it's about the horses and what they can bring
    A scratch off lottery ticket is helping fund a Horses for Heroes program, aiding in the transition back to civilian life. At the Ride On Center for Kids it's about the horses and what they can bring
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters helps military families with new program

    Big Brothers/Big Sisters helps military families with new program

    Wednesday, July 18 2012 2:41 PM EDT2012-07-18 18:41:02 GMT
    An absent parent can leave a void and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Texas is trying to fill it with a new program called Military Mentoring. The Ventresca family like most other families has its
    An absent parent can leave a void and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Texas is trying to fill it with a new program called Military Mentoring. The Ventresca family like most other families has its
  • Austin welcomes Iraq vets home

    Austin welcomes Iraq vets home

    Thursday, July 5 2012 8:58 AM EDT2012-07-05 12:58:55 GMT
    The city of Austin is welcoming Iraq veterans home with a big celebration, beginning on Saturday with a city-wide parade.
    The city of Austin is welcoming Iraq veterans home with a big celebration, beginning on Saturday with a city-wide parade.
  • New exhibit shares veterans' stories

    New exhibit shares veterans' stories

    Wednesday, July 4 2012 9:53 AM EDT2012-07-04 13:53:03 GMT
    A new exhibit at the Capitol Texas Visitors Bureau is helping to illustrate the story and experiences of U.S. World War II veterans.
    A new exhibit at the Capitol Texas Visitors Bureau is helping to illustrate the story and experiences of U.S. World War II veterans.
  • Parade, Job Fair for Veterans slated July 7

    Parade, Job Fair for Veterans slated July 7

    Thursday, June 28 2012 6:45 PM EDT2012-06-28 22:45:43 GMT
    A parade for veterans will be held Saturday July 7 in downtown Austin. The event is officially called "Welcome Home Iraq Veterans Parade and Jobs and Resource Fair". The parade is to thank troops who served
    A parade for veterans will be held Saturday July 7 in downtown Austin. The event is officially called "Welcome Home Iraq Veterans Parade and Jobs and Resource Fair". The parade is to thank troops who served
  • Help FOX 7 Care Force welcome home Iraq veterans

    Help FOX 7 Care Force welcome home Iraq veterans

    Thursday, June 21 2012 7:04 PM EDT2012-06-21 23:04:47 GMT
    The City of Austin is getting ready to welcome home Iraq veterans with a big parade and celebration on Saturday, July 7.
    The City of Austin is getting ready to welcome home Iraq veterans with a big parade and celebration on Saturday, July 7.
  • WW II veterans complete journey to Washington D.C.

    WW II veterans complete journey to Washington D.C.

    Thursday, June 14 2012 6:52 PM EDT2012-06-14 22:52:03 GMT
    An amazing journey wrapped up last night for 25 world war two veterans from central Texas.
    An amazing journey wrapped up last night for 25 world war two veterans from central Texas.
  • Central Texas veterans tour WW II memorial

    Central Texas veterans tour WW II memorial

    Wednesday, June 13 2012 11:04 PM EDT2012-06-14 03:04:55 GMT
    Twenty-five World War II veterans from Central Texas spent Wednesday touring Washington D.C.
    Twenty-five World War II veterans from Central Texas spent Wednesday touring Washington D.C.
  • WWII vets headed to memorial in D.C.

    WWII vets headed to memorial in D.C.

    Tuesday, June 12 2012 9:41 AM EDT2012-06-12 13:41:01 GMT
    About two dozen World War II veterans arrived at ABIA Airport on Tuesday in preparation for their flight to the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C.
    About two dozen World War II veterans arrived at ABIA Airport on Tuesday in preparation for their flight to the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C.
  • Celebrate our military heroes July 4th in Round Rock

    Celebrate our military heroes July 4th in Round Rock

    Monday, June 11 2012 2:05 PM EDT2012-06-11 18:05:29 GMT
    Join the FOX 7 Care Force at 10 am on Main Street in Round Rock to wave a flag, salute a veteran and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Round Rock July 4th Parade.
    Join the FOX 7 Care Force at 10 am on Main Street in Round Rock to wave a flag, salute a veteran and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Round Rock July 4th Parade.
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters millitary mentoring program

    Big Brothers, Big Sisters millitary mentoring program

    Thursday, June 7 2012 7:19 PM EDT2012-06-07 23:19:59 GMT
    The FOX 7 Care Force wants to let military families know about the Military Mentoring program through Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Central Texas.
    The FOX 7 Care Force wants to let military families know about the Military Mentoring program through Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Central Texas.
  • Dog helps veteran with PTSD

    Dog helps veteran with PTSD

    Friday, June 1 2012 4:31 PM EDT2012-06-01 20:31:44 GMT
    A veteran has been struggling with post traumatic stress disorder for nine years, but a service dog is helping him deal with the disorder.  
    A veteran has been struggling with post traumatic stress disorder for nine years, but a service dog is helping him deal with the disorder.  
  • Veterans honored at Wounded Warriors dinner

    Veterans honored at Wounded Warriors dinner

    Wednesday, May 30 2012 11:13 PM EDT2012-05-31 03:13:10 GMT
    The FOX 7 Care Force was proud to be a part of the annual Wounded Warriors dinner over Memorial Day weekend. 
    The FOX 7 Care Force was proud to be a part of the annual Wounded Warriors dinner over Memorial Day weekend. 
  • Care Force

  • FOX 7 is launching an ongoing campaign to honor, respect and ultimately help Central Texas veterans and their families as they are reunited and return to civilian life. In the months to come, you will see many inspiring stories and find out about many easy ways you can get involved in the FOX 7 Care Force.

     

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