Less than a year ago Erica Natalie was graduating from Webster Thomas High School. She took on a big challenge, joining one of the toughest forces in the military.
Kevin Doran sits down with Monroe County Veterans Agency outreach coordinator Ken Moore about the upcoming Veterans Benefit Fair.
Veterans are working to drum up support for legislation that would help their businesses.
The University of Rochester has a new program to help on-campus veterans.
A record number of military men and women are moving from the battlefield to the classroom.
Steven Argento is the curator of the Ramon Santiago Gallery. Santiago helped save the Veterans Outreach Center before he passed away in 2001.
About 400,000 veterans are stuck in the Department of Veteran Affrairs disability benefits backlog.
Imagine you have served in the armed force, you are highly trained and reliable, but when you return home you cannot find a job.
Joe Angelo gave his all to our country. The medic served four years in the Army and two in the National Guard.
Brother Wease is Rochester's most well known and successful radio personality. Now the man who has no problem making others squirm is squirming himself thanks to the Veterans Outreach Center.
In this special Web-Extra hear the story of what happened and how Wease eventually got out of the military. It's one part of his interview we didn't put on TV.
One veteran's personal story is inspiring to others who are coming home to Rochester.
An international company is making a difference for vets who are "coming home" to Rochester.
The Warrior Salute program provides therapy, employment services and family support to veterans.
Senator Charles Schumer says the chain of events leading up to the D.C. Navy yard shooting point t a serious problem, and he does not want to see the same problem in New York.
An army wife got a big surprise for her 30th birthday.
A local mother who has been serving in Afghanistan for almost a year has been reunited with her husband and three children.
A wounded warrior from Rochester received a homecoming to remember at Rochester's airport Friday.
Lance Corporal Johnathon Gonzalez's story would make a great movie, but instead, it played out on the stage at Geva Theatre. He was wounded in Afghanistan and just returned home to Rochester.
On Monday, one company paid tribute to veterans with a visible "thank you." The "Honor and Remember" flag.
The first Honor Flight Rochester for 2013 is greeted with a warm welcome.
It was just last July when the Nucor House opened its doors to veterans in need.
The first welding class put on by both the Veterans Outreach Center and the Rochester City School District graduated Thursday.
One of the biggest challenges our veterans face when they come home is finding work. The Veterans Outreach Center is partnering with the Rochester School District to make that transition seamless.
There's news about our service members coming home with Post Tramatic Stress Disorder. A study with connections to veterans in Rochester shows a nontraditional therapy works.
President Obama announced U.S. troops are coming home soon. About 34,000 will be back from Afghanistan by this time next year.
Finding a job can be a tough task for returning veterans, but the Veterans Outreach Center has helped many vets to do it.
Veteran Homelessness is a big problem in America. Kevin Doran met a man who hasn't forgotten his friends at the Veteran Outreach Center's Richards House.
Just days before Christmas, there's a Christmas wish for a kindergartener in Batavia.
There's a new facility in Spenerport geared toward helping homeless veterans get back on their feet.
A new law has been passed that will help provide clothing for those who have served our country.
On Monday, Nazareth College opened its doors to veterans and their families.
A local couple spent time serving our country and now they're serving the community every day as E.M.T.'s.
Operation Wounded Warrior is making sure members of our military recovering at the Walter Reed National Medical Center in Maryland have the supplies they need.
The White House Director of Policy for Veterans, Wounded Warriors, and Military Families was in Rochester Thursday night to support the Veterans Outreach Center.
WROC TV, News 8 is very proud to be a sponsor of the Veterans Outreach Center's Stars and Stripes Celebration. The VOC is giving it's highest honor, the Harris Award for service to veterans, to Dr. Barry Culhane from RIT.
Nazareth College Arts Center is honored to present Letters Home, a powerful presentation of actual letters written by soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as some correspondence from their parents.
There are some 50,000 veterans in Monroe County, and many are not taking advantage of available benefits.
Private First Class Corey Teed returned home Wednesday after spending a year in Afghanistan.
Hundreds of Veterans have found help with their emotional problems at Windhorse Farm in Hilton. In this story Dr. Joe Lancia explains how equine therapy benefits veterans.
We continue our effort to raise awareness about issues local veterans face as they come home from war. After seeing doctors and therapists and visiting hospitals and clinics, many vets looking for help with emotional problems are finding it at Windhorse farm in Hilton.
Please join WROC TV and FOX Rochester in helping the Veterans Outreach Center of Rochester. You don't want to miss A Stars And Stripes Celebration, as we honor our fallen heroes and raise money for the VOC. It's a night you will never forget.
Nazareth College is being honored for being a military-friendly school.
There was a warm welcome home Thursday for a local marine.
There is a program called "Yellow Ribbon" that helps veterans find money to go to college. In this special Web Extra, the Coordinator of Veteran Student Enrollment at Nazareth College, Jeremy Bagley, explains how it works.
A growing number of men and women coming home from serving out country are coming to Rochester to start their lives. If you're a veteran and you've been hesitant to go back to school, this may change your mind when you see how easy it can be.
Finger Lakes property owners are letting vets borrow their homes for free.
Compeer Rochester teamed up with the Veterans Outreach Center to create CompeerCORPS.
You now have a chance to help local veterans. Thanks to Home Depot, CDS Monarch is in the race for thousands of dollars.
A new grant received by Rochester's Veterans Outreach Center is aimed at helping veterans transition from the military to college.
Female veterans are much more likely to become homeless than men are. The Zion house is a unique local program just for women.
The Rochester VA Outpatient Clinic hosted its very first job fair today.
The Veteran's Outreach Center continues to grow it's Creative Art Therapy program.
A local hospice program recruits veteran volunteers.
Today, a local organization has unveiled a tasty line of products that will help support veterans.
America has a crisis on its hands. Thousands of men and women who have served our country are killing themselves each year. News 8 intoroduces you to an army of local responders leading the nation's fight to save Veteran's lives and get them help.
A local soldier returned from Afghanistan over the weekend.
The U.S. Army is launching a widespread review of post traumatic stress disorder evaluations.
The Canandaigua VA Medical Center is trying to get the word out to veterans about job opportunities and health services available to them. There will be two veterans job and health fairs coming up in the next Month.