Metro Atlanta Veterans Coverage



Community rallying to support wounded warrior in Woodstock

3:10 PM, Feb 21, 2014

Sgt. Eli Jordan Patterson says the outpouring of support since he returned home last month has been "humbling," "wonderful."

Troop movements down but Atlanta airport USO going strong

6:53 PM, Dec 25, 2013

For more than a decade, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has been one of the key hubs for troops heading to and from war.

Atlanta Job Fair spotlights "Hiring our Heroes"

6:42 PM, Nov 14, 2013

With 44,000 Georgia troops currently out of work, that's an unemployment rate nearing 11%, job fairs and the Internet hold the key to getting our Heroes back into the workplace. On the front lines are "Hiring our Heroes" job fairs.

Military recall biggest stumbling block to veteran jobs

1:42 PM, Nov 13, 2013

With more than 44,000 Georgia veterans out of work, 11Alive is committed, along with our colleagues at NBC to "Hire our Heroes." 

Help Desk: U.S. Marine double billed twice for travel

8:33 PM, Nov 11, 2013

One veteran, trying to come home for the holidays, almost lost his bank account and his credit rating after a travel company double billed him. 

Knitted Knockers Help Cancer Patients

11:17 AM, Aug 17, 2013

An Arizona charity is asking knitting enthusiasts to use their yarn remnants to make soft, comfortable prosthetic breasts for those who need them. 

Video shows man falling onto MARTA tracks, passengers rushing to help

12:13 AM, Jul 3, 2013

He was charged with reckless conduct for putting lives at risk to save his. They could not have known what he had already done for them.

USO salutes the past and present on Memorial Day

8:04 PM, May 27, 2013

On this Memorial Day, Sgt. Maj. Elizah Parlor vividly remembers his service in Vietnam and Desert Storm.  He chats with fellow veterans at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, as he welcomes incoming troops.

Walmart hiring 100,000 veterans over next 5 years

7:47 PM, Mar 21, 2013

The unemployment rate in Georgia is down a bit.  The state's Labor Department says the jobless rate dropped to 8.6% last month. That's its lowest rate since January 2009.

Veterans pack Georgia Dome job fair

6:12 PM, Feb 28, 2013

With the war in Afghanistan winding down, thousands of military men and women are returning home, eagerly looking for work. For many of them it's a tough road, but companies are rallying together at major job fairs to make the transition easier.

'Hiring our Heroes' job fairs adding 'Jobs for Vets'

7:01 PM, Dec 11, 2012

Coming out of combat and getting back into the civilian workplace isn't easy. But now underway, a series of national Job Fairs to make the job hunt less stressful. But a Job Fair holds no guarantees.

Brandon Elementary assembles 800 students to honor Veterans

7:21 PM, Nov 12, 2012

It was a special moment for hundreds of students as they walked in the front door of Morris Brandon Elementary School in Atlanta this morning, shaking hands with Marines and National Guardsmen just back from Afghanistan and Iraq. For the youngsters, it was more than just another day at school.

Town cheers wounded soldier: 'It's awesome to be home'

3:08 PM, Nov 3, 2012

Army Sgt. Justin Lansford, gravely wounded in Afghanistan, was able to walk onto Brookwood High School's football field in Snellville Friday to the cheers of his hometown.

'Words Fail.' Fallen soldier comes home after 62 years

11:41 AM, Aug 4, 2012

A grateful nation can finally say Thank You to Sgt. Thomas Jefferson Barksdale, 21, of Macon.

Disabled veteran gets garden and custom built ramp

8:01 PM, Jun 20, 2012

Cynthia Koehler, a 14 year U.S. Air Force veteran, is confined to a wheelchair. After receiving a letter from her son, the 11Alive Help Desk went to work with Home Depot and Vets help Vets and built additions to her home that enhanced her life. 

Wounded hero waiting for benefits long after injury

7:58 AM, Jun 5, 2012

It took just a split second for Sgt. Nathan Watson of Woodstock to suffer serious injury in a firefight in Afghanistan, but now almost a year later, he still has no disability benefits.

Hiring Our Heros -- Job Fair for Veterans

8:12 PM, May 7, 2012

11Alive remains committed to helping veterans find work -- and we're committed to serving the men and women who have served our country. Hiring out Heros is hosting a Job Fair for veterans on Tuesday -- May 29, 2012. 

Army suspect in killing of Afghan civilians identified

10:38 PM, Mar 16, 2012

The soldier accused in the killing of 16 Afghan civilians has been identified.  He is 38-year-old Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales.

1,000 USO volunteers greet troops at Hartsfield 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

7:50 PM, Mar 15, 2012

With troops movements to and from Iraq and Afghanistan getting scaled back, the military is now centralizing its charter flights into one major airport -- Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International.

F-15 jet may soon land on I-75

6:48 PM, Jan 4, 2012

A McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle fighter jet may soon be landing on Interstate 75, just outside of Central Georgia. 


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