Annual Motorcycle Poker Run for Fisher House of Wisconsin

Fisher House Wisconsin is located on the grounds of the VA hospital and is a no-cost, home-away-from-home for Veterans’ and military families who need temporary housing while their loved ones are receiving care. 

'It puts you right back:' Fireworks can be traumatic for veterans living with PTSD

MILWAUKEE -- As we celebrate Independence Day, the sound of fireworks serve as a harsh relic for American heroes who have served our nation in times of war.Fireworks shows are beautiful and cause many to look on in awe, but for veterans living with PTSD, the booming noises serve as a traumatic reminder.“For some veterans, it can be disturbing.

Free 6-week golf program for veterans to begin April 25th at Oakwood

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee County Parks invites local military Veterans to participate in the free, six-week PGA Helping Our Patriots Everywhere golf program.According to a press release, the program begins with a clinic April 25, from 2–4 p.m., at Oakwood Park, and continues with instruction every Tuesday through June 6.

US agrees to pay billions to Marines affected by toxic water

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has agreed to provide disability benefits totaling more than $2 billion to veterans who had been exposed to contaminated drinking water while assigned to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.Military personnel must have served at Lejeune for at least 30 days between August 1953 and December 1987.Beginning in March, the cash payouts from the Department of Veterans Affairs may supplement VA health care already being provided to eligible veterans.The estimated taxpayer cost is $2.2 billion over five years.

Stars and Stripes Honor Flight program marks 8 years since first mission to D.C. with veterans

MILWAUKEE -- Officials with the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight program, based out of Port Washington on Sunday, November 20th are celebrating the program's eighth birthday.The program flies WII veterans, Korean War veterans and terminally ill veterans of any conflict on one day, all-expenses-paid trips to Washington, D.C. to see their memorials and experience a full day of honor and thanks.Mission number one took place on November 20th, 2008.Honor Flight officials said on Twitter Sunday: "4,818 vets later, we are still going strong!"