United for Veterans

  SC veterans, father and son, battle COVID-19 together

Thankfully, both men have been released from the hospital and have made full recoveries.

  Lexington crossfitters complete ‘The Murph Challenge’ for Memorial Day

A mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats, and another mile run. Together, they make a workout that’s meant to say thank you.

SC Veterans Affairs Office participates in national #GoSilent event

This Memorial Day, South Carolina Veterans’ Affairs Office will have a moment of silence to honor fallen soldiers.

  My Take: Even during a pandemic, we must remember the true meaning of Memorial Day

We must never forget those who have served and made the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation.

  Fort Jackson officials say they have more COVID-19 recoveries than active cases

The first two soldiers to recover from the coronavirus graduated Basic Combat Training on May 14.

U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs provides immediate housing funding for SC veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is sending funding to South Carolina to help veterans in need amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  Hidden WWII letters connect family to lost loved one

With the return of those letters, laughter and loving memories have also returned home, during a time when it’s needed most.

  Veterans who need help with housing, utility bills can now apply for aid

The fund is set up through the VA's Supportive Services for Veteran Families program.

Community donates over $22K to help Veterans Café after COVID-19 forced their doors shut

Army veteran Lou Mascherino has been the owner of the Veteran’s Cafe and Grill since 2009. Since that time, it’s become a staple in the local veteran community.

  First responders help Murrells Inlet veteran celebrate his 75th birthday

A Murrells Inlet veteran got a birthday surprise he said he will remember for the rest of his life.

  Midlands drug manufacturing company donates liters of hand sanitizer to VA Hospital

The donation will help protect veterans and staff at the hospital from the coronavirus.

Register for 5th Annual River Challenge to help veterans with PTSD

Learn more about the River Challenge and register your team today.

Funeral service for unclaimed veteran to be held Friday

A funeral service with full military honors will be held for an unclaimed veteran on Friday at noon.

Friends gather to honor Upstate WWII veteran for his 98th birthday

He was also recognized at the South Carolina Statehouse by the House of Representatives for his service.

  PUPDATE: Popping balloons, playing with Furbies, and adventuring to the magical land of Publix

This update is sure to give you “paws.” Puppy paws, that is.

  WWII veteran carried to seat at Trump rally in Phoenix

Trump supporters held up Ervin Julian, a 100-year-old World War II veteran, and carried to him to his seat.

Shriners honor Air Force veteran on his 99th birthday

The veteran said it was one of the happiest days in all of his 99 years.

Governor orders flags flown at half-staff in honor of N.C. soldier killed in Afghanistan

Governor Cooper has ordered U.S. and N.C. flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of Sgt. 1st Class Javier Jaguar Gutierrez, who was killed in a so-called insider attack in eastern Afghanistan.

  Charleston Korean War veteran surprised with wish before aggressive cancer treatment

Ahead of intense cancer treatment, the Marine Corps League of the Lowcountry granted the wish of a home-bound Korean war veteran with a ceremony to join the organization.

VA encourages volunteerism during ‘National Salute to Veteran Patients’ week

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is urging the community to seek out opportunities to volunteer at their local VA facilities.

  PUPDATE: Tricks for treats and getting the big kid treatment

The WIS PAALS pups are 10 weeks old and starting to get the big kid treatment!

100-year-old Tuskegee Airman, Cleveland Native honored during State of the Union address by President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump stopped to recognize McGee who was in the crowd at the State of the Union address.

  Pick of the litter: which PAALS pups stayed for us to follow and which pups found new homes?

The WIS PAALS pups went from six to three, but it was a happy departure. We promise!

  Remains of N.C. soldier arrive in the United States

The flag-draped coffin of Spc. Antonio Moore, 22, of Wilmington, arrived at Dover Air Force Base overnight.

  'It’s a big thing off my shoulder’: Grand Strand veteran getting new roof for his home

A Grand Strand veteran has a reason to smile after receiving a donation to protect the roof over his head.

  Eight weeks of adorable, squishy, lovable PAALS puppies!

It has been a delightful past eight weeks as we have followed the new WIS PAALS pups during the first part of their puppyhood.

  PUPDATE: Want to shower the WIS PAALS pups with love?

If you have lots of love and don’t know what to do with it – we might have the solution for you.

Ft. Jackson holding a memorial service for 19-year-old soldier who died after training

Fort Jackson will be holding a memorial service to honor Pvt. Connor J. McGurran on Jan. 16.

United for Veterans: WIS-TV hosts phone bank to help raise money for Fisher House in Columbia

WIS-TV is hosting an United For Veterans phone bank to help raise money for the Fisher House in Columbia on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

104-year-old World War II veteran collecting Valentine’s Day cards

Maj. Bill White is asking people from all over the world sent him a card this Valentine’s Day

  Name of 19-year-old soldier who died after Fort Jackson training released

The name of a Minnesota Army National Guard soldier who died after a training exercise at Fort Jackson has been released.

Fisher House receives donation from non-profit organization

A non-profit organization, Salute from the Shore, has announced that it has donated funding to two Fisher House locations.

  Vietnam War veteran reunites with war helicopter after five decades

Frederick McCarthy put on the uniform he wore while serving in the Vietnam War and laid hands on his helicopter that he flew during his tours in 1967 and 1968.

  SC serviceman surprises his kids in emotional holiday homecoming

A Columbia serviceman will spend the holidays with his family after returning from an 11-month deployment in Iraq and surprising his children upon his arrival.

  140+ soldiers welcomed home after overseas deployment

The South Carolina National Guard held a ceremony to welcome home more than 140 U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers with the 1221st Engineer Clearance Company from a nearly nine-month deployment to the Middle East in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

  Community comes together to help local veteran after stroke

After a year that changed their lives forever, one Midlands family’s life changed for the better on Tuesday.

Wreaths Across America Ceremony held at the State House

Today, on the State House grounds, a wreath was placed at the South Carolina Veterans Memorial.

  Motorcycle ride brings holiday cheer and presents to Midlands veterans

Thousands of people revved their engines today to give back to our local veterans at the 19th annual Vet's Christmas Charity Ride.

  Blue Star Mothers of the Midlands served home-cooked meal to homeless veterans

Homeless veterans received a home-cooked meal from Blue Star Mother of the Midlands yesterday.

  Family of soldiers receives Quilts of Valor on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a day for us all to fill our stomachs with our favorite foods, be with loved ones, and give thanks.

  Midlands Air Force retired Lt. Colonel donates time and money to veterans in hospice

November is National Veterans and Military Families month, and it is also Hospice Month. Here in the Midlands, one retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel has donated his time to veterans in hospice - and giving back so much more.