With 44,000 Georgia troops currently out of work, that's an unemployment rate nearing 11%, job fairs and the Internet hold the key to getting our Heroes back into the workplace. On the front lines are "Hiring our Heroes" job fairs.
With more than 44,000 Georgia veterans out of work, 11Alive is committed, along with our colleagues at NBC to "Hire our Heroes."
One veteran, trying to come home for the holidays, almost lost his bank account and his credit rating after a travel company double billed him.
An Arizona charity is asking knitting enthusiasts to use their yarn remnants to make soft, comfortable prosthetic breasts for those who need them.
He was charged with reckless conduct for putting lives at risk to save his. They could not have known what he had already done for them.
On this Memorial Day, Sgt. Maj. Elizah Parlor vividly remembers his service in Vietnam and Desert Storm. He chats with fellow veterans at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, as he welcomes incoming troops.
The unemployment rate in Georgia is down a bit. The state's Labor Department says the jobless rate dropped to 8.6% last month. That's its lowest rate since January 2009.
With the war in Afghanistan winding down, thousands of military men and women are returning home, eagerly looking for work. For many of them it's a tough road, but companies are rallying together at major job fairs to make the transition easier.
Coming out of combat and getting back into the civilian workplace isn't easy. But now underway, a series of national Job Fairs to make the job hunt less stressful. But a Job Fair holds no guarantees.
It was a special moment for hundreds of students as they walked in the front door of Morris Brandon Elementary School in Atlanta this morning, shaking hands with Marines and National Guardsmen just back from Afghanistan and Iraq. For the youngsters, it was more than just another day at school.
Army Sgt. Justin Lansford, gravely wounded in Afghanistan, was able to walk onto Brookwood High School's football field in Snellville Friday to the cheers of his hometown.
A grateful nation can finally say Thank You to Sgt. Thomas Jefferson Barksdale, 21, of Macon.
An Atlanta man and fellow Marines are receiving the Congressional Gold Medal for their bravery and courage at home and in battle during World War II.
Cynthia Koehler, a 14 year U.S. Air Force veteran, is confined to a wheelchair. After receiving a letter from her son, the 11Alive Help Desk went to work with Home Depot and Vets help Vets and built additions to her home that enhanced her life.
It took just a split second for Sgt. Nathan Watson of Woodstock to suffer serious injury in a firefight in Afghanistan, but now almost a year later, he still has no disability benefits.
11Alive remains committed to helping veterans find work -- and we're committed to serving the men and women who have served our country. Hiring out Heros is hosting a Job Fair for veterans on Tuesday -- May 29, 2012.
The soldier accused in the killing of 16 Afghan civilians has been identified. He is 38-year-old Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales.
With troops movements to and from Iraq and Afghanistan getting scaled back, the military is now centralizing its charter flights into one major airport -- Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International.
A McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle fighter jet may soon be landing on Interstate 75, just outside of Central Georgia.
One determined, injured Marine spent his Veterans Day swimming a mile of the Mississippi River while handcuffed, shackled and blindfolded.