Year of the Veteran

  Talk of the Town: LifeChance - a time when ballet and puppies benefit others

This special event will feature top ballet artists from all over the country including the artists of Columbia Classical Ballet performing both classical ballet variations and contemporary pieces, all under the guidance of Columbia Classical Ballet’s artistic director Radenko Pavlovich.

  World War II veteran, former SC politician T. Moffatt Burriss laid to rest Sunday

He died on Jan. 4 at the age of 99.

Fundraising efforts kick into high gear for Columbia Fisher House

When a second heart attack forced retired United States Marine Scott Sherrill into an overnight stay at the VA Hospital in Charleston, he had one thing on his mind.

World War II veteran, former SC politician T. Moffatt Burriss passes away at 99

Beloved World War II veteran and former South Carolina state lawmaker T. Moffatt Burriss passed away on Friday. He was 99 years old.

Family, community celebrate Midlands veteran on his 99th birthday

A Marine Corps veteran of World War II and Korea War turns 99-years-old, but he has a pretty unique outlook on aging after reaching this incredible milestone.

Thousands of soldiers head home for the holidays overnight

Thousands of soldiers-in-training are heading home for the holidays, and that could mean longer lines at the airport on Wednesday.

PAALS service dogs cross the stage for the cutest graduation ever

Seven dogs received their diplomas at today’s graduation, and all of those certificates were delivered by fellow pups.

WWII era sailor from Upstate returns home after 77 years

One Upstate family had to wait a while before their loved one could come home.

Dorn VA receives Christmas meal donations to help veterans

Ten food gift baskets will go out to veterans and their families so they can have a Christmas time meal.

YEAR OF THE VETERAN: Here’s how you can volunteer to help veterans in the Midlands

You can make a big difference to veterans in your community by giving your time. Here’s a list of volunteer opportunities that are available in our area.

Columbia Gives Back: Groups hand out full Thanksgiving meals to homeless in Finlay Park

Folks in Columbia look out for one another. That’s why Allen Browning, who’s been homeless himself, has worked with his family to set up a group called Hearts for the Homeless.

  YEAR OF THE VETERAN: What’s Winston been up to this week?

It’s that time of the week - our service dog-in-training Winston and his trainers from PAALS stopped by the studio to give us an update on his training and his work throughout the week.

SC woman gets federal prison time for fraudulent use of husband’s VA benefits

U.S. Attorney Sherri A. Lyndon says Tammy L. Yoho, who also went by Tammy Louise Black, 54, was sentenced to more than three years in a federal prison for theft of government funds.

Year of the Veteran: The Doctor’s Sacrifice

In our Year of the Veteran coverage, we show how serving our country also means sacrifices for those holding down the home front.

Year of the Veteran: The Doctor’s Oath

We often interact with men and women we may not be aware have been instrumental in serving our country. As we continue our Year of the Veteran coverage, I want to introduce you to two doctors who started their medical careers serving in the military.

WIS helps raise over $14k at veterans phone bank

WIS is teaming up with Disabled American Veterans to help them purchase a new van to transport veterans to the hospital for their treatment.

WATCH: Annual City of Columbia Veterans Day Parade

As Veterans Day is officially observed nationwide on Monday, several Midlands communities will be honoring veterans with parades and ceremonies.

Fallen Vietnam War veterans honored in Clarendon County

Thirteen crosses stand tall outside the Clarendon County Courthouse to honor the twelve soldiers and one Airman killed in action during the Vietnam War.

Midlands vet will walk in NYC Veterans Day Parade after losing arm in explosion

A Midlands veteran is headed to the Big Apple to take part in one of the biggest Veterans Day parades in the country.

Volunteer organization thanking veterans with quilts

It’s a special way of saying, “Welcome Home.”

Veterans Day 5K to raise money for new house at VA Hospital

2018 is the Year of the Veteran. And this Saturday, there will be a run to support the Fisher House of Columbia.

  WATCH: Dog overjoyed to reunite with SC soldier after 4-month deployment

Their reunion happened at McEntire Joint Guard Base earlier this week.

Vets say drastic change in care one year after discontinued Dorn VA program

Veterans say even though they kept their promise to defend our country, they feel lawmakers have broken promises by cutting back on in-home health services that these veterans say are vital to their well-being.

World War II veterans honored in the Midlands ceremony

A ceremony will be held Tuesday to honor World War II Veterans.

Nonprofit organization is searching for the next ‘Military Child of the Year’

Attention military brats! A national nonprofit organization is accepting nominations for their 2019 Military Child of the Year Awards.

Pregnant Ft. Jackson drill sergeant competes in ‘Ms. Veteran America’ competition to advocate for homeless female veterans

A national competition between all women soldiers helped to raise $100,000 in the fight against female veteran homelessness this year.

Take a ride over Columbia on the Boeing B-17

The Liberty Foundation is hosting its annual Salute To Veterans tour.

YEAR OF THE VETERAN: Join us for our veterans food drive with Harvest Hope on Oct. 3

The drive will take place Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 5 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the McDonalds on Forest Drive.

Fort Jackson trainees fight through 'The Forge,' fostering transition from civilian to soldier

Every year, more than 60,000 soldiers make their way through the gates of Fort Jackson, transitioning from civilian life to that of a U.S. Army Soldier.

From Florida to Fort Jackson, a soldier and his family celebrate his service to our country

It's a ceremony that has happened thousands of times at Fort Jackson, but every single time you watch Family Day it'll give you chills of pride and patriotism like you have never felt before.

Soldier graduations at Fort Jackson shows pride of family, love of country

Every week, Fort Jackson draws in families from all over the country to celebrate the transition happening on Hilton Field, where men and women become to U.S. soldiers.

PAALS celebrates International Assistance Dog Week with activities

In honor of International Assistance Dog Week, PAALS is celebrating with a week of activities throughout SC.

Shaw AFB honors the 30,000 soldiers killed in line of duty

30,000 soldiers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice were remembered during a wreath laying ceremony at Shaw Air Force Base, Friday.

Youth across SC 'Walking with Heroes' for summer break

It's a Youth Summer Program through the Dorn VA Medical Center. Organizers say it's a way to give our youth a chance to learn more about healthcare and our veterans.

SC's World War II twin veterans have grandson memorialized at Fort Jackson

Born and raised in Lexington, Thomas Caughman, was a decorated soldier at Fort Jackson who was killed in the line of duty while serving overseas.

Midlands husband and wife start Facebook group to help vets with life 'After the Uniform'

A Midlands family wants to make it easier for local veterans to get the medical help they need.

SummerJam proceeds will help the Big Red Barn Retreat continue to heal SC veterans

A SummerJam Friday night at the Doko Meadows Park Amphitheatre in Blythewood is in support of the Big Red Barn Retreat and the services they provide to our local military members and veterans.

91-year-old twins from Lexington have spent nearly every day together, including time in WWII

A unique story nearly a century in the making! A set of 91-year-old twins, born and raised in the Midlands, have spent nearly every day of their lives together - including while serving in World War II.?

'It’s what we’ve trained for:' 2 Shaw AFB pilots awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for saving 88 lives overseas

Two pilots at Shaw Air Force Base are being credited with saving 88 lives all while operating a fighter jet, thousands of feet in the air.

Family's loss turns into gain for local military, Big Red Barn Retreat

The founder of the Big Red Barn Retreat is sharing the story of how the program came to be after turning a major loss into a big gain for local military members.

USC School of Law to host free veterans legal clinic

We all know veterans can face many challenges when they return home.  Among them can be financial and legal issues and legal help can be expensive to come by.