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Treats-4-Troops collecting leftover Halloween candy for soldiers

MoverMoms is once again collecting leftover Halloween treats to send the candy and snacks to U.S. troops serving overseas.

Friday - 11/01/2013, 06:57am EDT

Tags: Treats-4-Troops, Candy, Halloween, MoverMoms, Bob Madigan, Afghanistan War, troops

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Vets fume over Walter Reed furloughs

First air traffic controllers. Then the Capital Police. Now staffers at Walter Reed are getting furlough notices and that has one veterans groups fuming that care could suffer for injured troops returning from Afghanistan.

Friday - 05/31/2013, 08:54pm EDT

Tags: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, sequestration, Afghanistan War, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

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Daunting task: Saving the life of a hero at Walter Reed

Imagine showing up for work each day with this task: Trying to save the life of a hero. The chief of surgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center talks with WTOP about the daunting duty.

Friday - 03/22/2013, 09:04am EDT

Tags: Walter Reed, Afghanistan War, darci marchese, Philip Perdue, wounded warriors

Column: Reflecting on the Iraq War, 10 years later

In May of 2006, WTOP National Correspondent JJ Green went to Iraq for the first time. He came home a different man.

Tuesday - 03/19/2013, 03:33pm EDT

Tags: Baghdad

As Iraq war winds down, retired Navy admiral wants troops remembered

A prominent leader who guided U.S. troops through parts of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is still concerned about men and women in uniform.

Monday - 03/18/2013, 05:15am EDT

Tags: kathy stewart, military, mike mullen, veterans, wounded warriors

Injured vets embrace life at annual race

Runners contributed more than $65,000 to help wounded veterans as part of the 4th Annual John Ripley Memorial Race in Annapolis Sunday.

Sunday - 11/04/2012, 06:57pm EST

Tags: John Ripley Memorial Race, wounded veterans, Afghanistan

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Parade to honor Iraq War veterans planned in Va.

A parade to honor Iraq War veterans is being planned in Virginia's capital.

Sunday - 02/19/2012, 07:17am EST

Tags: Welcome Home Foundation

Safe at home, a soldier struggles with PTSD

Paul Raines saw a close friend burn to death after an explosion in Baghdad Another soldier in his unit was shot in the neck, and Raines experienced almost daily mortar and rocket attacks

Sunday - 01/08/2012, 01:01am EST

Tags: Paul Raines, National Guard, PTSD, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs