After decade away from classroom, student veteran nears degree with new outlook

Sep 24, 2021 at 10:49 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — A United States Navy veteran will graduate in December after returning to MTSU to finish his degree.Logan Stepp, who graduated high school and.... Read More

After suffering from COVID-19 isolation, PTSD and addiction, Veteran finds his way back to living life

Aug 13, 2021 at 05:15 pm by WGNS

After a week of trying to cope and self-medicate his post-traumatic stress disorder with substances, Army Veteran Michael “Todd” Sims returned to his Chattanooga h.... Read More

Judge Ben Hall McFarlin Resides Over His Final Veterans Treatment Court Graduation

Aug 13, 2021 at 09:57 am by WGNS

Rutherford County, TN—Judge Ben Hall McFarlin presided over his final Veterans Court Graduation Wednesday (08/11/21) afternoon at Rutherford County Recovery Court.Judge.... Read More

Graduating veteran earns third degree, red stole from MTSU

Jul 29, 2021 at 11:00 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — As a U.S. Marine, Corbitt Huseth found himself in harm’s way far too often, being shot at — even being struck on the arm.... Read More

National Veteran Organization Hosting Back-to-School Character Day and School Supply Distribution

Jul 26, 2021 at 07:11 am by WGNS

Murfreesboro, TN - This August, one of the nation’s leading veteran nonprofit organizations, Travis Manion Foundation (TMF), will be hosting their first Back-to-School C.... Read More

Wreaths Across America Pay Tribute to Veterans with Planned Stop in Murfreesboro

Jul 14, 2021 at 02:25 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO - Wreaths Across America (WAA) has announced that its Mobile Education Exhibit (MEE), which has been traveling the country to honor our nation's veterans, will.... Read More

Aladdin Temp-Rite makes generous donation to the Tennessee Fisher House Foundation Inc.

Jul 12, 2021 at 04:15 pm by WGNS

Nate Jackson, President and Joshua White, Tech Service Specialist (a Veteran) of Aladdin Temp-Rite located in Hendersonville, Tennessee recently presented to Tennessee Fisher.... Read More

VA Hospital Releases, "Reducing Veterans’ anxiety around Fourth of July"

Jul 02, 2021 at 02:46 pm by WGNS

Fourth of July fireworks are a time of celebration for many Middle Tennesseans, but for Veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder the sounds, colors, flashes, and crowd.... Read More

Big Machine Music City Grand Prix partners with MTSU’s Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center

May 31, 2021 at 01:15 pm by WGNS

Big Machine Music City Grand Prix on Saturday joined three other iconic Nashville institutions in support of the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center.... Read More

Stewarts Creek High air rifle team finishes third in state, fifth in nation

May 11, 2021 at 01:41 pm by WGNS

By KEITH RYAN CARTWRIGHT: A veteran team of JROTC cadets from Stewarts Creek High School finished third in the state and fifth at the JROTC Air Rifle Army Nationals.The S.... Read More

UPDATED: Ron Leonard Retired from the Military and Now Works with Veterans who Suffer from PTSD with K9's

Apr 19, 2021 at 03:17 pm by WGNS

Ron Leonard served ten years in the US Navy followed by ten years in the Army. After retirement, he has wholeheartedly worked with Veterans who suffer from PTSD and local law.... Read More

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System expands COVID-19 vaccines to all Veterans, caregivers, and spouses under SAVE LIVES Act

Apr 07, 2021 at 11:41 pm by WGNS

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System is offering COVID-19 vaccines to all Veterans, caregivers, spouses, and select beneficiaries identified in the SAVE LIVES Act.... Read More

VA Locations in Tennessee Vaccinated 37,000 Veterans with COVID-19 Vaccines

Apr 05, 2021 at 06:55 am by WGNS

  During the first 90 days of 2021, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System has vaccinated more than 37,000 Veterans with COVID-19 vaccines.There are 139 VA health care.... Read More

Help with Long Term Care Expenses for Seniors and their Spouses who Served in the Military

Mar 30, 2021 at 06:53 am by WGNS

There is a myriad of programs available for aging seniors and their spouses who served our country in the military, but most people don’t know about all the choices they.... Read More

UPDATED: WWII Sgt. Norman L. Elzeer flew in a B-24 during 21-Missions

Mar 29, 2021 at 11:23 am by WGNS

This Salute to Veterans is a series, which features WWII Sgt. Norman L. Elzeer. Below, you will find all of the different salutes with Sgt. Elzeer.  More about Sgt. Elze.... Read More

Veteran program in Murfreesboro earns rare achievements

Mar 26, 2021 at 02:09 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO - Tennessee Valley Healthcare System’s substance abuse and post-traumatic treatment center earned three-year accreditation for its health care services from.... Read More

He was one of less than 30 who were able to get off of a sinking ship during the D-Day Invasion

Mar 14, 2021 at 11:02 am by WGNS

Bill Allen was a medic on a US Navy Ship during the D-Day Invasion. He sat down with WGNS' Truman Jones to talk more about that day, recalling memories of how his ship sunk, b.... Read More

March 9th virtual MTSU ‘Roll Call’ Veteran Speaker Series features VA Whole Health

Mar 08, 2021 at 06:15 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Charlie Noel will discuss VA Whole Health in next week’s Roll Call MTSU Veteran Speaker Series.Noel, chief of the Wh.... Read More

How robots are fighting COVID-19 at Tennessee Valley Healthcare System

Feb 26, 2021 at 09:09 am by WGNS

Robots are taking over the fight against COVID-19 and the VA medical center in Murfreesboro already has 5 robots, each wrapped in camouflage.The Tennessee Valley Healthca.... Read More

Segment 1: Interview with a D-Day Invasion Veteran / Segment 2: Rutherford County Library Update

Feb 16, 2021 at 08:00 am by WGNS

Segment 1: D-Day Veteran Interview by Truman Jones with guest Bill Allen...Segment 2: D-Day Veteran Interview by Truman Jones with guest Bill Allen...Segment 3: A look at.... Read More