Salute to Veterans

UPDATE: VA Hospital in Murfreesboro is Holding Nurse Career Fair on Jan. 12th - Qualified Nurses Could Receive a $20k Sign-on Bonus

Jan 05, 2023 at 10:14 pm by WGNS News

(Murfreesboro, TN) UPDATE W/ AUDIO - A hiring fair for nurses will be held in Murfreesboro on Thursday, January 12th at the York VA Medical Center. Nicole Crum, a nurse recrui.... Read More

MTSU faculty-staff trio honored at special Veterans Stole Ceremony

Nov 15, 2022 at 12:08 pm by WGNS News

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — It was an intimate but touching setting inside the Miller Education Center’s second floor atrium as the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Vetera.... Read More

Continued Salute to Veterans: D-Day Invasion

Nov 07, 2022 at 04:13 pm by WGNS News

WGNS is continuing our salute to U.S. Veterans this month as we near Veterans Day, which is this Friday, November 11th. Bill Allen was a medic on a US Navy Ship during the D-.... Read More

Salute to Veterans - Surviving Vietnam and Later Returning to the United States - Listen to the Stories

Oct 31, 2022 at 06:00 am by WGNS News

Throughout the month of November, WGNS and local businesses or organizations are proudly saluting the men and women who fought for our country, protected us and continue.... Read More

A Stewarts Creek High School graduate serves the U.S. Navy aboard USS Boxer, which is homeported in San Diego

Sep 12, 2022 at 10:15 am by WGNS

(SMYRNA, TN) Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Eldridge, a 2018 Stewarts Creek High School graduate, joined the Navy four years ago. “I was originally going to college for.... Read More

LaVergne native graduates as Army automated logistical specialist

Aug 29, 2022 at 07:00 am by WGNS

LAVERGNE, Tenn. – Pvt. Kimberly Cruz graduated from the U.S Army’s Advanced Individual Training as a logistics specialist at Fort Lee, Virginia, July 23.  Cr.... Read More
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Fifth Veteran Impact Celebration supports effort of MTSU Daniels Center

Aug 26, 2022 at 05:03 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — It was a night to recognize veterans, Middle Tennessee State University student veterans, MTSU’s Charlie and Hazel Daniel.... Read More

Stewarts Creek High School Graduate becomes Army Admin Specialist

Aug 26, 2022 at 04:52 pm by WGNS

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. – A Smyrna native successfully graduated the U.S. Army’s Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and Fort Sam Houston, Texas,.... Read More

Smyrna native graduates as Army motor transportation specialist

Aug 24, 2022 at 07:59 pm by WGNS

SMYRNA, Tenn. – Pvt. Dah Dah Eh, a Smyrna native, recently completed Advanced Individual Training as an Army motor transportation specialist at Fort Leonard, Missouri, o.... Read More

Lascassas native photographs ship operations aboard USS Nimitz

Feb 09, 2022 at 11:50 am by WGNS

In the US Navy, a Rutherford County resident is busy! However, he is not doing the typical job of a Boatswain's mate.Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Samuel Osborn, fr.... Read More

A conversation with a WWII Veteran who served our country as a U.S. Marine

Jan 21, 2022 at 10:20 am by WGNS

Today’s show with host Scott Walker featured WWII Veteran Glenn H. King. If you’ve never met Mr. King, he has a rugged exterior and stands about 6 feet tall with g.... Read More

Murfreesboro native saves injured mariners aboard USS Lewis B. Puller

Jan 11, 2022 at 07:43 am by WGNS

PHOTO: Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Adam McGreevy, left, Chief Boatswain’s Mate Erick Chavez, center, and Seaman Michael Burkus, right, pose for a photo on a rigid-h.... Read More

Murfreesboro VA nurse earns international award for stellar care

Dec 17, 2021 at 09:52 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – La’Wanda Bowers, a licensed practical nurse at VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, earned The DAISY Award for providing exceptional h.... Read More

Remembering the Attack on Pearl Harbor, 80-Years Later

Dec 07, 2021 at 09:06 am by Producer

Joining host Scott Walker on air today to remember the attack on Pearl Harbor 80-years-ago is Hillary Miller, Director of the MTSU Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans Center Ph.... Read More

Riverdale choir to commemorate attack on Pearl Harbor; traveling to Hawaii for Dec. 7 memorial parade

Dec 01, 2021 at 07:56 pm by WGNS

Former president Franklin D. Roosevelt said it was a day that would live in infamy.The day was December 7, and the year was 1941 and now, 80 years later, the choir from Riverd.... Read More

MTSU Faculty-Staff Veterans Stole Ceremony taps into emotions of serving country

Nov 12, 2021 at 07:00 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Pete Neff became emotional, reflecting on his military service as a U.S. Air Force pilot — 137 combat missions and 834 flight hours supp.... Read More
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Special Salute to Veterans Broadcast from the Rutherford County Courthouse

Nov 11, 2021 at 12:00 pm by WGNS

A special Veterans Day ceremony took place outside on the east side of the Rutherford County Courthouse on Thursday (11/11/2021). The event was held on the semi-circle bricked.... Read More

This Veterans Day, the Tennessee Treasury, Unclaimed Property Division wants to return military medals to owners

Nov 10, 2021 at 07:57 pm by WGNS

This Veterans Day, the Tennessee Department of Treasury is asking for help in locating the owners of military medals held for safekeeping by the Division of Unclaimed Proper.... Read More

HCA Healthcare Announces $150,000 Donation to Local Veterans’ Organizations

Nov 09, 2021 at 08:23 pm by WGNS

Murfreesboro,  Tenn. – HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA), one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, and the HCA Healthcare Foundation today ho.... Read More

Murfreesboro Native serves aboard nuclear-powered aircraft carrier “Mighty IKE”

Nov 09, 2021 at 11:15 am by WGNS

By Rick Burke, Navy Office of Community Outreach Murfreesboro, Tennessee, native is serving aboard one of the world’s largest warships, the U.S. Navy aircraft carri.... Read More