We depend on our military to protect us during times of combat but alarming numbers show that most young adults in the U.S. wouldn’t even be qualified to serve in the military. Leland Jones, a veteran and member of the Army Grassroots Recruitment Advisory Board says the country’s youth is unprepared to serve in the military. “It’s […]

Many U.S. soldiers survived the battlefields in Afghanistan and Iraq, only to face internal battles with post-traumatic stress disorder and thoughts of suicide once they return home. According to statistics, 22 veterans take their lives each day, totaling over 8,000 individuals a year. Award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien follows a few of these soldiers as they grapple […]


AKRON, Ohio– An Akron man was arrested Thursday morning after federal authorities say he posted messages supporting a terrorist organization on social media. Terrence J. McNeil,…

GETTY What is it like for black women serving in the military? A new book, Camouflaged Sisters, composed by 14 servicewomen turned authors, answers that question. “For many years our voice has been silenced, and we need to be heard. We need to be seen. We need to be known,” said one of the authors, […]

U.S. soldiers based in Afghanistan have been ordered to ignore rampant sexual abuse of children in what The New York Times describes as a longstanding…

A solider gave his 8-year-old son a yearbook photo to remember when he surprised him in the most adorable way possible. Army Corporal James Bass surprised his…

Today we celebrate and honor those brave men and women who have served our country. AV asks listeners in today’s AV’s Say What who they are honoring on…

When outgoing defense secretary Leon Panetta lifted the military ban against women serving in combat, a common phrase heard in response to his decision was this: women have been serving for decades in combat zones indirectly, and risking their lives. The lifting of the ban was merely a formality that in many ways acknowledged the […]

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is lifting the military ban on women in combat, allowing them to officially serve on the front lines for the first time in the history of U.S. armed forces. The policy change, to be announced Thursday at the Pentagon, “will initiate a process whereby the services will develop plans to […]

It was Army Sgt. Keith Wells’ first Thanksgiving Day away from his family and despite a cornucopia of food provided for the troops, his taste buds were craving his wife’s macaroni and cheese back home. “My wife’s a foodie – you know the Food Network, cooking shows. Everything she makes is golden,” Wells of Charlotte, […]

Veterans, active duty military members, Guard and Reserve members and eligible spouses looking for work are invited to attend the 2012 Hiring Our Heroes Hiring Fair on Friday, June 29th at the Wolstein Center located at Cleveland State University, 2000 Prospect Avenue in downtown Cleveland. This is a one-of kind FREE job fair taking place […]

This is a moving tribute to the United States as members of the military take the time out and sing “The Star Spangled Banner” video courtesy of