• Continue reading Peter M. Rhee: Navy Surgeon

    May 19, 2022

    Dr. Peter M. Rhee served for 24 years, working as a Navy surgeon. He is known for saving many lives at a 2011 shooting in Tucson.

  • Continue reading Bill Blass: Fashion designer and member of the Ghost Army

    May 12, 2022

    Bill Blass was a world-renowned fashion designer who put his career on hold to join the Ghost Army during WWII.

  • Continue reading John Thach: Pacific Wildcat

    May 5, 2022

    Navy Veteran John Thach served in World War II and the Korean War. He invented the Thach Weave and Big Blue Blanket Defense.

  • Continue reading Felix Sparks: The Liberator

    April 29, 2022

    Army Veteran Felix L. Sparks, who served in World War II, is best known for his role in liberating the Dachau concentration camp.

  • Continue reading Christian Crifasi: Cycling for a cause

    April 28, 2022

    Navy Veteran Christian Crifasi biked 3,442-miles across the U.S. over 88 days, raising awareness and funds for the charity CreatiVets.

  • Continue reading Robin Olds: The assertive innovator

    April 21, 2022

    Robin Olds, known for his brash personality, became an endearing figure thanks to his leadership, forward-thinking in aerial warfare and love for fellow Air Force pilots.

  • Continue reading Randolph Bresnik: 2nd generation aviator

    April 14, 2022

    Randolph Bresnik served in the Marine Corps during Operations Southern Watch and Iraqi Freedom. In 2004, he was selected to become a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronaut.

  • Continue reading Dedicated and Driven: Marco Polo Smigliani

    April 7, 2022

    Marine Corps Veteran Marco Polo Smigliani received a Purple Heart for his service during the Vietnam War. He was a crew member of SS Columbia Eagle, the first American ship to be hijacked in 150 years.

  • Continue reading #OperationSong Gloria Savage

    March 31, 2022

    This #OperationSong spotlight is on "Peacemaker" by Veteran Gloria Savage, who served in the United States Air Force for 20 years.

  • Continue reading #OperationSong Tom Spooner

    March 24, 2022

    In his song “The Cry of the Wounded,” Army Veteran Tom Spooner reflects on his struggles with PTSD and offers hope to others.

  • Continue reading Carmelita Vigil-Schimmenti: Caring is good medicine

    March 17, 2022

    Carmelita Vigil-Schimmenti was the first Hispanic woman to reach the rank of brigadier general.

  • Continue reading #OperationSong Summer Elmer

    March 10, 2022

    Army Veteran Summer Elmer served in the military for five years, in which she was stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii, and Fort Hood, Texas.