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- World War II veterans, including female pilots, highlight festival honoring Greatest Generation. It was during Bernice “Bee” Haydu’s first time piloting an AT-6 plane solo she noticed her landing plan was about to go up in smoke. Literally. “As I was nearing the first base where I was supposed to land, there was smoke coming out of the exhaust and all of the sudden there was a flame and I said ‘uh oh, do I jump? What do I do?”
- “Service” shines a light on veterans’ hidden lives. Jason Hall’s directorial debut, “Thank You for Your Service,” stars Miles Teller (“Whiplash”) as a war hero who, upon returning home, struggles to refamiliarize himself with civilian life. In theatres Oct. 27, the film is based on a nonfiction book of the same name by David Finkel, who spent months following and reporting on the soldiers of the Army’s 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment.
U.S. veterans to Trump: Save bank customers’ rights to sue. The largest U.S. veterans service organization on Thursday urged President Donald Trump to veto recent legislation allowing financial companies to block customers from banding together to sue, saying it would hurt members of the armed forces.
- Third Annual Stand Down Brings Help and Hope for Denton’s Veterans. Dozens of Denton County’s homeless veterans received warm clothing and a hot meal Thursday for Denton County Veterans Coalition’s third annual Stand Down. Kenneth Jacobs was among those who went to Denton Civic Center looking for help. “I got a problem medically,” he explained to one service provider.
- Oakland County forms Veteran Reboot Job Project focused on connecting veterans to job opportunities. Oakland County has formed a new program that will connect veterans with job opportunities. The new Veteran Reboot Job Project, hosted by Oakland County Michigan Works! and the Oakland County Veterans Services Division, is open to all U.S. military veterans.