Veterans

Vet Jarvie Curtis plays with his new service puppy Lima. (KSL TV)...
Karah Brackin, KSL TV

Puppy power helps Utah vets battle PTSD

Our military service members put their lives on the line for us, pushing themselves physically, mentally, and emotionally to protect our freedoms.
18 days ago
A large number of American flags, honoring the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, are on di...
Dirk Facer, KSL TV

National Guard celebrates 385th birthday

It would take a whole battalion, perhaps more, to put candles on a birthday cake for the National Guard.
5 months ago
Heroes Haven is a place for vets to deal with their return to civilian life after leaving the milit...
Jed Boal, KSL TV

Utah veterans get mental health help at Heroes Haven

During the past two decades, America’s wars created a new generation of veterans. Like many who went before them, some struggled with their mental health when they came home. 
6 months ago
Marine Veteran John Cole (left) and  Sang Soo Yoon, Consul General of South Korea (second from left...
Jed Boal, KSL TV

Top South Korean Diplomat Thanks Utah Veterans For Sacrifices

A top South Korean diplomat visited Salt Lake City to commemorate the Korean War and thank the Utah Veterans who fought to free their country seven decades ago.  
11 months ago
Kimberly Andelin of South Jordan served as a combat medic in Iraq. She came home feeling completely...
Heather Simonsen, KSL TV

Utah Veteran Fights Her Way Back From The Brink

Military deaths by suicide have increased by as much as 20% this year, and the VA Salt Lake City Healthcare System is changing the way it treats mental health.
2 years ago
The opioid epidemic has taken a terrible toll on American military veterans, as many try to manage ...
Jed Boal, KSL TV

Salt Lake VA Develops New Approach To Curb Opioid Use Among Veterans

The opioid epidemic has taken a terrible toll on American military veterans. Many try to manage pain from battle wounds with the painkillers and get addicted. But doctors with the Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Healthcare system have developed a different approach and are sharing it with others.
2 years ago
Rep. Ben McAdams announces his bill passed Congress and is now going to the President for his signa...
Jed Boal, KSL TV

Rep. McAdams Bill Exploring Link Between Elevation, Veteran Suicides

Utah Congressman Ben McAdams has focused his efforts on the suicide risk of our veterans, sponsoring a new bill that would allow researchers to further explore a connection between living in high altitudes and being at-risk for suicide. 
2 years ago
Zachary Howser  (KSL TV)...
Jed Boal, KSL TV

Veteran Returns To ‘Heroes Haven’ Program To Help Others Battling PTSD

As many as 800,000 American troops battle Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after combat deployments during the last two decades. Some don’t get the help they need because they don’t believe they have a real problem.
2 years ago
Luda Siliga is able to enjoy life and his family again. (KSL-TV)...
Jed Boal, KSL TV

Heroes Haven Saves Soldier, Family From Toll Of PTSD

A Utah combat veteran broke down some of the barriers to his healing process for the unseen wounds of war, like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and suicidal thoughts.
2 years ago
Utah Army veteran Kenny King broke a 22-day fast to raise awareness for veteran suicide on Friday. ...
Jed Boal, KSL TV

Army Veteran Fasts 22 Days To Raise Awareness For Veteran Suicide

The 9/11 attacks were a call to arms for many Utahns eager to serve. Some of those warriors, who did their duty, now struggle with invisible wounds, like PTSD and thoughts of suicide. That’s why one Utah combat veteran is doing what he can to share hope for fellow veterans.
2 years ago
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Jed Boal, KSL TV

Utah Program Helping Veterans Win War Against PTSD

An estimated 800,000 American troops struggle with PTSD, and a Utah program called Heroes Haven is working to help those veterans.
2 years ago
Over the past 10 days, 41 veteran residents and 17 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 at t...
Jed Boal, KSL TV

Dozens of Veterans, Workers Test Positive For COVID-19 At State-Owned Nursing Home

Over the past 10 days, 41 veteran residents and 17 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 at the William E. Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home.
2 years ago
Bryan Catherman stands next to a table of memorabilia from his time in the military serving in Anba...
Heather Simonsen, KSL TV

Veterans Fight Their Way Back As VA Tries To Reach More Soldiers With Invisible Wounds

In this National Suicide Prevention Awareness Week, there’s alarming new data about military veterans.
3 years ago
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