Friday, October 16th, 2015
The aircraft carrier, USS Intrepid, was launched in 1943, during World War II. The craft would go on to serve three tours of duty in Vietnam.
The ship was decommissioned in 1974, eventually becoming a museum at Pier 86 in Manhattan. Forty years after the end of the war, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum revisits the experiences of the ship and its crew in a new exhibit, “On the Line: Intrepid and the Vietnam War.”
Saturday, November 8th, 2014
The 9/11 Memorial Museum will be honoring veterans for their service through Veterans Day. Live talks and activities are schedule to pay tribute and recognize those who have fought in the armed forces following the September, 11, 2001 terror attacks..
Saturday, September 13th, 2014
Regional offices of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have set up town hall meetings across the country to hear from former service members trying to get their benefits.
The New York regional office held its first meeting in a near-empty room: Only seven veterans attended.
Some attendees said they heard about the meeting at the last minute. For some, the poor showing underscored larger issues with the agency, which has been working to restore trust in its services amid revelations of months-long waits for veterans seeking healthcare and attempts to hide the delays.
Monday, November 11th, 2013
When he came home from the war in Iraq 10 years ago, Jason Sagebiel, a scout-sniper and sergeant in the U.S. Marines, knew something wasn’t right. He was losing weight rapidly, getting lightheaded after going up only a few steps, and without knowing it, was slurring his speech.
It took many tests — and even a diagnosis of parasites that he treated with medication to help him gain his weight back – to find that he had bleeding in his brain stem.
“Looking back, we finally made the connection,” Sagebiel said. “What we know about brain injuries now is they usually don’t happen from one occurrence, they usually happen from multiple occurrences.”