Veterans

96-Year-Old Fights For Women Airforce Service Pilots To Be Buried At ArlingtonA Minnesota woman who served as an Air Force service pilot in World War II has a new fight. The 96-year-old wants women Air Force Service Pilots to be able to be buried at Arlington Cemetary.
St. Paul's History Theatre Receives Grant For Their Work With VeteransThe History Theatre in St. Paul is being recognized for its work with military veterans. The theater will receive $5,000 from the Blue Star Theatres Grant Program. Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for theater, and Blue Star Families recently announced the second round of program grants.
'Veterans Yoga Project' Growing In PopularityThe popularity of yoga continues to increase. According to the National Institute of Health, nearly 10 percent of U.S. adults practice yoga. That number is also on the rise for Veterans. Yoga is also becoming a more common practice for military members returning home from war.
'Scuba Claus' Visits MOA's SEA LIFE AquariumYou better watch out, you better not cry -- Scuba Claus is coming to town! This sea-worthy Santa made his annual visit to SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium at the Mall of America Tuesday.
Timberwolves Invite 100 Military Members To Practice The Minnesota Timberwolves are hosting 100 members of the military as a way of saying thank you for their service.
Veteran Approaches End Of Mississippi River SwimA former Navy SEAL is close to completing his mighty mission to honor veterans. Chris Ring was in Minnesota at Lake Itasca at the headwaters of the Mississippi River five months ago. His goal is to swim the entire length of the river.
'More Than Names' Flag Unveiled At Wild-Jets GameThree words you've likely heard often on WCCO lately: "More than Names." Tuesday evening is the unveiling of a project thousands of you have helped us put together.
'Keys For Heroes' Aims To End Homelessness Among Minn. VeteransJust in time for Veteran's Day Wednesday, the Minnesota Department of Veteran's Affairs is launching a new initiative called "Keys for Heroes."
Game Time Salute Honors U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Georges EsperanceFor Georges Esperance, serving in the Marine Corps meant escape from a bleak life in Haiti and the opportunity to serve something greater than himself.
Game Time Salute Honors Army Reserve Veteran Alisha GuffeyFor Alisha Guffey, being in the Army Reserve meant she got the opportunity to see the world and forge bonds that would last her a lifetime.
Meet The Co-Founder Of Minnesotans' Military Appreciation FundThe Minnesotans' Military Appreciation Fund is a charity unlike any other in the country that awards money to veterans. The MMAF has awarded millions over the past decade to combat vets who are native Minnesotans. Depending on injury or loss, they get checks ranging from $500 to $10,000.
Military Organization Helps Vet After Devastating House FireCombat veterans in our state have access to a program unlike any other in the nation. The Minnesota Military Appreciation Fund is a group WCCO has been reporting on over the past few weeks.

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