In early 1941, as it became clearer that the Unites States was headed into war, President Franklin Roosevelt created the USO to provide emotional support to troops.


  July 27, 2013 marks 60 years since the signing of the armistice agreement that ended the fighting in Korea. Howard Wilkinson takes a look at what is often called “The Forgotten War” with two men who were there: Bob McGeorge, commander of Cincinnati chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association. During the war, his Infantry Battalion spent more than 1,000 days on the front lines. And Dr. Bae Suk Lee, who escaped his native North Korea after the Chinese invasion and served alongside American and allied troops during the war.

  Coordinated by the Library of Congress, the Veterans History Project collects first-hand accounts of those who defended the US during wartime. Dr.

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Greater Cincinnati companies, including Total Quality Logistics (TQL), GE, US Bank and Horseshoe Casino, are learning to better recruit, hire and retain local veterans.

From World War II through Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan, there are now approximately 23 million military veterans in the United States, with 1.7 million of them calling the tri-state home. Many vets need, and deserve, help with finding a job, education, and medical attention, but the process can often be complicated and time-consuming. 

Join us Thursday morning May 23 at 9:20, as we discuss the concerns and issues of veterans and their families. Impact Cincinnati, on 91.7, WVXU. 

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Greater Cincinnati community leaders are beginning to map veterans services for the region. The first of five so-called "convening" sessions is Tuesday.

Retired Col. David W. Sutherland, a former commander for Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom knows what problems returning veterans face. He is one.

"Understand that war is vile. It is one of the most vile things most people can imagine."

An Air Force veteran of the the Persian Gulf War from Loveland and a Reading nun who served in the Navy during World War II are being inducted today into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame.

They are part of a 2012 class of 15 veterans from around Ohio being inducted today in ceremonies at the Museum of National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton.

Sister Mary McHugh of Reading, who entered the Sisters of Notre Dame order in 1954, served in the U.S. Navy during World War  II.  She was instrumental in reviving the first American Legion Post in Ohio for female veterans.

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Three Cincinnati charitable organizations are banding together to help veterans with disabling injuries get help and find work.

Ramp it Up for Vets

Sep 14, 2012

Jock Pitts, president and CEO of People Working Cooperatively, joins Mark Perzel to share details of a new initiative, Ramp It Up for Vets, specifically designed to assist veterans with home repairs and modifications.