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  ‘Wall of Remembrance’ unveiled at 9/11 ceremony honoring fallen service members, first responders

The "Wall of Remembrance" was unveiled on Friday during the 10th Annual Morning of Remembrance Ceremony.

South Carolina native receives Medal of Honor from President Trump

Sgt. Maj. Thomas Payne led an operation to rescue 75 hostages in Iraq.

  100th birthday celebration held for Montgomery WWII veteran

A special celebration was held for a local World War II veteran Wednesday.

  As bills mount, daughter of veteran frustrated with state VA nursing home system

The daughter of a South Carolina veteran said she’s in the process of organizing an estate sale of her father’s belongings to help pay for the costs.

King Fore a Day to host veteran golf tournament on Sept. 14

Organizers say the goal of the event is to bring awareness to the struggles that some veterans and service members deal with on a day to day basis.

  US Army’s Black Daggers parachute team thanks SC health care workers

They did a parachute demonstration into Lexington Medical Center’s campus as part of the Army’s salute to health care workers in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  SC soldier who finished degree while serving overseas comes home to a big surprise

Specialist Douglas Long received a special welcome from his family and the president of Midlands Technical College at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport today after stepping off the plane.

  VA Secretary: More facilities, resources could be coming to SC to keep up with growing veteran population

Veteran Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie said he expects the VA’s footprint to expand in South Carolina over the next few years.

Scholarship created to honor fallen Shaw Air Force Base pilot Lt. David Schmitz

The scholarship foundation will support young men and women who want to pursue their education and become a pilot.

  Servicemembers honor World War II veteran during ceremony for inspiring troops during pandemic

David Hubbard was recognized during a special ceremony at his home in Columbia after he made and donated more than 500 crosses to be distributed to members of the Armed Forces.

United for Veterans partners with the Central Midlands Transitional Retreat Center to help local veterans

This month, United for Veterans needs your help to assist the Central Midlands Transitional Retreat Center in Lexington.

  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