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  • New shelter to house 20 military veterans in New Orleans

    April 14, 2016 5:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A new shelter in New Orleans is set to house 20 military veterans as part of the city's goal to eliminate veteran homelessness. Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans unveiled on Wednesday its Oscar J. Tolmas Veteran Center. The 20-bed shelter will increase the capacity of the nonprofit's... more »
  • Former State Veterans Affairs head accused of cronyism and lying about military service Play Video

    February 1, 2016 7:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A state audit published early Monday morning paints a damning portrait of a former Jindal appointee. David LaCerte, the former head of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs, is accused of several shady activities ranging from cronyism to cover-ups. LaCerte had worked for LDVA since 2010, first... more »
  • November 17, 2015 Morning News Pop Play Video

    November 17, 2015 8:14 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Jindal issues order to halt refugee resettlement in La. Police scratching their heads at car on guardrail Man swimming Mississippi River to raise money for famililies of fallen service members Heavy rain, severe storms possible in Louisiana, Mississippi Updates all... more »
  • Vets remember WWII 70 years later

    August 15, 2015 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Wreaths were laid down at national cemetery across the region Saturday marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War 2. Three WWII veterans were honored during ceremony at the Baton Rouge National Cemetery: Calvin Carter, Marion Bahlinger, and Billy Heroman. The men, now in their... more »
  • Veteran guarding military recruiting center in Baton Rouge Play Video

    July 22, 2015 9:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A disabled veteran is voluntarily standing guard at a U.S. Navy Recruiting Station. Steven Castellano says he's been standing, armed outside the recruiting center on Siegen Lane since Tuesday because of what happened in Chattanooga, Tennessee, last week . A military recruiting center was shot up... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: WBRZ's Fireworks on the Mississippi Play Video

    July 3, 2015 11:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE- For almost five decades WBRZ has lit up the sky for Independence Day with our Fireworks on the Mississippi event. This year the USS Kidd is sponsoring the event. This morning News 2's Rebecca Buchanan was downtown at the Kidd finding the perfect spot to watch the celebration... more »
  • State police: Body found on I-10 in Metairie

    June 10, 2015 10:02 AM

    METAIRIE- State police are investigating the discovery of a body on Interstate 10 near the Veteran Boulevard exit in Metairie. Trooper Melissa Matey said there was no information available about the victim's identity or what caused the death. Matey says authorities began getting calls around 5 a.m. Wednesday of a... more »
  • Louisiana Women Veterans Day at the Capitol Play Video

    June 2, 2015 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The state is honoring women veterans with "Louisiana Women Veterans Day at the Capitol." It's a place for veterans to networks, tour the Capitol, and meet with local leaders. This morning Alex Juan from the U.S.S. Kidd joined 2une In to tell us more about the event. ... more »
  • Mother remembers fallen vet son Play Video

    May 25, 2015 7:55 PM

    GONZALES - The mother of a deceased veteran said a military procedure took the life of her son. Alice Daniel was the special speaker at the Ascension Parish Memorial Day Service. Daniel's son Austin was a Staff Sergeant in the Louisiana National Guard who served a tour in Iraq... more »
  • Memorial Day ceremonies

    May 25, 2015 8:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Today millions of people across the country are honoring the men and women who gave their lives to protect ours. Here are some area events taking place to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. The Port Hudson Memorial Ceremony is being held at 11 a.m. in... more »
  • Scouts honor vets at Port Hudson National Cemetery Play Video

    May 23, 2015 8:16 PM

    PORT HUDSON - Hundreds of Boy Scout Troops and other organizations congregated at the Port Hudson Cemetery in effort to prep for Memorial Day events to take place Monday. Local scouts placed American flags along the grave sites of veterans that lost paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country.... more »
  • Louisiana Veterans Business Outreach Center Play Video

    May 19, 2015 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Veterans spend years serving our country, so when they come home it's only right that we return the favor. Dr. Charles Achane was on 2une In Tuesday to tell John Pastorek more about what the Louisiana Veterans Business Outreach Center is doing to make veterans' lives easier. ... more »
  • New home in Geismar donated to Iraq war veteran Play Video

    September 17, 2014 6:15 PM

    GEISMAR - A 16-year veteran of the armed services who was is injured during a 2011 tour of duty in Iraq is the proud owner of a new home in Geismar as of Wednesday morning. Wells Fargo and the Military Warriors Foundation presented Cory Jenkins, who served in the... more »
  • Tee off for wounded veterans next week Play Video

    September 9, 2014 7:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Iron Horse Financial is teaming up with the Wounded Warrior Project to raise funds for wounded veterans and let you show what you can do out on the green. They're hosting a four person scramble golf tournament on Monday, September 15th at the Santa Maria Golf... more »
  • Oldest WWII vet from Ascension buried Play Video

    July 1, 2014 6:35 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - The oldest veteran of World War II from Ascension Parish was buried Tuesday in Prairieville. Iry J. Breaux passed away on June 27. He was 97. Breaux was a member of the Army Air Corps during WWII. His official duty was airplane mechanic but because he... more »
  • Walking veteran called a fraud Play Video

    March 18, 2014 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As Mac McQuown walked to the steps of Capitol today, he expected to meet some friends, show his patriotism, and raise awareness about homeless veterans, but what he got was a confrontation with an angry veteran. "He's a fraud," said the man who did not want... more »
  • 8 La. WWII veterans receive French Legion of Honor

    September 11, 2013 3:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Eight World War II veterans from Louisiana have received the French government's highest medal, the Legion of Honor, including a veteran from Gonzales. They include a soldier in the "Ghost Army" that tricked the Germans, one who led 55 days of fights behind enemy lines in Normandy... more »
  • 3 veteran storm chasers killed by Oklahoma tornado

    June 2, 2013 3:25 PM

    EL RENO, Okla. - Three veteran storm chasers were among the 10 people killed when a violent tornado barreled into the Oklahoma City metro area. Jim Samaras said Sunday that his brother Tim Samaras was killed. Tim Samaras' son, Paul Samaras, and another chaser, Carl Young, also died. The men... more »
  • WWII veteran loses home in weekend fire

    April 8, 2013 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - This weekend WWII veteran Calvin Collins lost everything he owned in a fire, and almost lost his life. St. George Fire crews responded to Collins' Gardere home at 3:56 a.m. Sunday, just seven minutes after the first call, and the home was already half-engulfed in flames.... more »
  • Young veterans struggle to find employment

    February 19, 2013 8:17 AM

    WASHINGTON - Younger military veterans who served in the years following the Sept. 11 attacks are having a hard time finding work. The unemployment rate for veterans between 18 and 24 exceeded 20 percent last year. It was also in double digits for those 25-34. The unemployment rate for both... more »
  • Army vet receives Medal of Honor for Afghan fight

    February 11, 2013 2:04 PM

    WASHINGTON - An Army veteran received the Medal of Honor Monday for his courageous leadership during a daylong firefight in Afghanistan. President Obama presented former Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha with the honor at a White House ceremony. The president described the dramatic 2009 battle near the Pakistan border... more »
  • Ex-Navy SEAL died pursuing his passion

    February 4, 2013 2:47 AM

    STEPHENVILLE, Texas - Former Navy SEAL and expert sniper Chris Kyle was devoted to helping his fellow veterans navigate life after active duty. Authorities say the 38-year-old Kyle was doing just that Saturday when he was slain along with a friend at a Texas gun range. Police have charged 25-year-old... more »

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