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    A hero's farewell for Goose Creek firefighter Steve Skipton Video included


    He was one of those guys who rushed into homes and businesses during a crisis; that was his job. But on Thursday, Goose Creek firefighter Steve Skipton was remembered for the way he lived his life. 

    Leaders provide update on Charleston Fisher House

    Leaders in Charleston are scheduled to provide an update on the progress of a new Fisher House in the city. More>>

    Capt. James "Buster" Denney passes away at age 93

    Capt. James "Buster" Denney passes away at age 93 Video included


    A Mount Pleasant man who helped bring the Yorktown to its home in the harbor in the 1970s has passed away. More>>

    Cutter Hamilton passes trials, to arrive in Charleston in September


    The fourth National Security Cutter has passed several days of trials ahead of its deliver to the Coast Guard. The Hamilton will soon be delivered to Charleston. More>>

    SC's Fort Jackson hosts run to recall fallen

    The Army's largest training base is organizing its fourth annual 5K run and walk to honor service members who have fallen in the line of duty. More>>

    SC gets $2 million to help homeless veterans

    The Veterans Affairs Administration is awarding $2 million to seven counties in the South Carolina Lowcountry to assist homeless veterans. More>>

    VA seeks veterans, family for town hall discussion

    The Columbia Regional Office for Veterans Affairs is hosting a town hall to hear from veterans. More>>

    Marine meet and greet event at Patriots Point Video included

    A meet and greet event for Marines who fought in three wars was held Wednesday at the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum in Mount Pleasant. More>>

    Hanahan coaches recall former player, fallen soldier Video included


    Pictured in uniform and wearing his green beret, 33-year-old Staff Sgt. Girard Gass Jr. was remembered Thursday night. He died this week in Afghanistan. More>>

    9-11 first responder organizing charity game for Iraqi veteran

    9/11 first responder organizing charity game for Iraqi veteran Video included


    He was a first responder at Ground Zero, a cancer survivor, a baseball coach, and now a Mount Pleasant man is looking to add one more title, that of philanthropist. More>>

    Remains of NC soldier gone since Korean War ID'd

    The remains of a Union Mills solider missing in action in the Korean War have been positively identified. More>>

    Patriots Point invites WWII vets to attend Spirit of ’45 Day


    Patriots Point is inviting World War II veterans and their families to attend a special Spirit of ’45 tour on Tuesday. More>>

    Nonprofits, VA help homeless veteran find and furnish apartment Video included


    After serving overseas, Gene Stepp battled homelessness, alcoholism, and unemployment. Thanks to the help of the VA and a local nonprofit, Stepp is turning his life around. More>>

    City leaders break ground on veterans' housing complex Video included


    City leaders broke ground Monday at 711 King Street, the site of a new $400,000 affordable housing complex for veterans. More>>

    SC Army Guard engineer unit back from Afghanistan

    About 150 South Carolina Army National Guard engineers are returning home after a yearlong deployment in Afghanistan. More>>

    5th Salute from the Shore flies along SC coast

    The Fourth of July has been celebrated along the South Carolina coast with the annual Salute from the Shore. More>>

    Carolina Day honoring members of SC National Guard Video included

    South Carolina National Guard members are being honored during Carolina Day ceremonies at Fort Moultrie on Sullivans Island. More>>

    Veteran wounded by grenade gets Medal of Honor

    President Barack Obama says the country's newest Medal of Honor recipient should not be alive but thanks God that he is. More>>

    14th Airlift Squadron returns from 50-day Asia mission Video included


    Members of the 14th Airlift Squadron returned to the Lowcountry Monday morning after a deployment in southwest Asia. More>>

    Flags, national anthem celebrated with special events Video included


    The country's oldest museum celebrated one of the nation's most treasured songs on Saturday. More>>

    Joint Base runway changes to race course for morning 5K


    Runners and walkers had their chance to spend a morning on a runway at Joint Base Charleston during a benefit run for Lou Gehrig's Disease. More>>

    Charleston effort helps troops call home with old phones Video included

    Four Charleston County parks this week began collecting old cellphones for the Cell Phones for Soldiers program. More>>

    Patriots Point marks D-Day with symposium, speakers who were at Normandy Video included


    As a piece of World War II history floated in the Charleston harbor, the men who served aboard the U.S.S. Laffey reminisced on deck. More>>

    Local veteran remembers D-Day Video included

    D-Day veteran resides in North Charleston. D-Day veteran resides in North Charleston.

    Most people have to learn about historic events like D-Day from books, but one of the remaining soldiers who was there lives in the Lowcountry. More>>

    Patriots Point set to commemorate D-Day anniversary aboard Laffey


    The 70th anniversary of D-Day will be marked with special programming aboard the U.S.S. Yorktown at Patriots Point. More>>

    VA working with MUSC on stroke study Video included


    The Department of Veterans Affairs says strokes are the leading cause of disability for the country's aging veterans. That's why it's funding a new student at the Medical University of South Carolina that could improve the lives of thousands. More>>

    American Legion holds Memorial Day ceremony in Mt. Pleasant


    Veterans gathered Sunday at the Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens to pay tribute to local service members and their families. More>>

    SC vet park improvements won't hinder Memorial Day

    A parking lot at the Orangeburg Veterans Memorial Park won't be completed for a service there this weekend. More>>

    More than 12,000 flags placed at Florence cemetery

    More than 12,000 flags are in place in front of markers at Florence National Cemetery, ready for the Memorial Day ceremonies Monday. More>>

    Fort Moultrie to commemorate Overland Campaign Saturday evening


    Fort Moultrie will join with three other national parks Saturday evening to present three programs in commemoration of the Overland Campaign of 1864. More>>

    Memorial Day events and deals around the Lowcountry


    There are a number of events around the Lowcountry that highlight the meaning behind your day off of work. More>>

    Charleston VA honors, plans improvements for veterans

    The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston honored veterans and their families at a Memorial Day ceremony Thursday. More>>

    SC air wing welcomes Lamontagne as new commander Video included

    The 437TH Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston is bidding farewell to Col. Darren Hartford and welcoming a new commander. More>>

    Local museum offers free admission for military members


    Starting on Memorial Day, active duty military personnel and their families will be able to visit a local fire museum for free. More>>

    Citadel grads to perform with Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum


    Two Citadel alums and active duty Marines will have the opportunity of a lifetime this week. They will perform on stage with Toby Keith and Lady Antebellum. More>>

    SC Guard engineers back after year in Afghanistan

    Nearly 130 members of a South Carolina Army National Guard engineering unit have returned home after a year in Afghanistan. More>>

    'Hops for Heroes' event will offer special beer at Riverdogs game


    There aren’t many things more American than baseball, cold beer, and our Military. That trio will come together in a big way this year as the Charleston RiverDogs and Palmetto Brewery have partnered to help raise funds for military themed charity Operation Homefront. More>>

    Disabled vets learn to sail Video included


    There are a few more sailboats in the Charleston Harbor the past few days. It’s part of a series of sailing lessons for disabled veterans put on by College of Charleston Sailing and Hope for the Warriors. More>>

    Citadel grad getting Bronze Star 6 years on

    A Citadel graduate is receiving the Bronze Star for meritorious service in combat more than six years after he was wounded in Iraq. More>>

    Girls urged to reach for the sky in aviation day


    Nearly 100 middle and high school girls from area schools will visit Joint Base Charleston Tuesday to learn about job opportunities in aviation. More>>

    Veterans volunteer at Patriots Point ahead of Vietnam 50th anniversary


    In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, Patriots Point is hosting several special events. In preparation, veterans are sprucing up the USS Yorktown and USS Laffey. More>>

    Local military combats national problem of sexual assault Video included

    Josh Braunreuther (WCIV) Josh Braunreuther (WCIV)

    Joint Base Charleston hosted a national speaker whose sister was a rape victim in the late 1980s. The speaker teaches rape prevention to members of the military.

    Lt. Dan weekend at the North Charleston Coliseum


    Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band are back hosting their 6th annual Lt. Dan Weekend in the Lowcountry.

    Citadel graduate, WWII vet dead at 93 Video included


    The Lowcountry lost a long-time public servant at World War II veteran this week. Bernard Warshaw died at the age of 93.

    82nd Airborne drops in to Mt. Pleasant CrossFit for leadership training


    Paratroopers thrive on high intensity. They are trained to drop from 500 feet out of a plane into combat zones to take out the enemy, after all. More>>

    Confederate sub made history 150 years ago Monday Video included

    It's an historic day in the annals of submarine warfare. More>>

    Wando grad takes role in Super Bowl commercial, short film


    A Wando High School graduate introduced millions of people to her boyfriend, a returning soldier, during the Super Bowl Sunday night. More>>

    New projects improve medical services for veterans


    Two new projects at the Naval Health Clinic Charleston will provide veterans with physical therapy and dermatology services. More>>

    Ceremony Canceled: Family of veteran eager for war medals return Video included


    Two Purple Hearts belonging to World War II veterans are being returned to their families in South Carolina. More>>

    Special holiday meal fills hearts of active and retired military Video included

    Chris O'Rourke (WCIV) Chris O'Rourke (WCIV)

    The annual meal at Joint Base Charleston serves about 600 people, including active and retired military members and their families. More>>

    Returning soldier poses as museum mannequin to surprise son Video included


    Sgt. Beau Adams returned from Afghanistan Monday night, and while some people knew about his homecoming, his son was kept in the dark until he arrived at the military museum at Citadel Mall on Tuesday afternoon. More>>

    Gov. Haley's husband returns from Afghanistan Video included

    Gov. Nikki Haley's husband is going to be home for the holidays, returning with his South Carolina Army National Guard unit from Afghanistan. More>>

    SC Guard unit to return with Gov. Haley's husband

    The South Carolina Army National Guard unit that deployed to Afghanistan with Gov. Nikki Haley's husband l is coming home. More>>

    SC Gov.: Capt. Haley will be home for Christmas

    Gov. Nikki Haley says her military husband will be home before Christmas, but she's not sure of the exact date. More>>

    Unclaimed remains of 10 vets to be interred Friday

    The unclaimed remains of 10 military veterans will be interred this week during a ceremony at the Beaufort National Cemetery. More>>

    Air Force family walks into fully furnished new home Video included


    For the first time, 13-year-old Elizabeth Wright has a room to call her own, filled with lavender walls, scripting and her favorite books. More>>

    Citadel's Golf Company delivers toys to MUSC Children's Hospital


    Cadets from The Citadel's Golf Company will deliver thousands of dollars in toys to the MUSC Children's Hospital on Monday afternoon in the hopes of spreading a little Christmas cheer. More>>

    Pearl Harbor survivor recalls historic day 72 years ago Video included


    Saturday marks the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The surprise attack by the Japanese catapulted the country into World War II. More>>

    Agans to be new commander of US Army unit at Shaw

    An Army unit connected with the South Carolina-based U.S. Army Central is getting a new commander. More>>

    Volunteer pilots put pair of Afghanistan vets together again Video included


    Some 3,000 pilots have signed on since its inception in 2008, as well as more than 10,000 volunteers. Many of the animals are saved from high risk shelters. Others just need a ride home. More>>

    Summerville woman's mission to help post-9/11 veterans Video included


    Xiomara Sosa,  often finds herself thinking about the work that still needs to be done each Veterans Day. Sosa, an Army veteran, began her military career in her early 20s in the Air Force.

    Fighting PTSD: Charleston mom talks about soldier’s return from combat Video included


    After her son returned from combat in Iraq, Sharon Brown says she noticed several changes and decided to seek out help for her family ailing from the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

    Home Depot sends volunteers to help with veteran's home makeover Video included


    Sweeping away dirt is part of the makeover process for the volunteers from Home Depot. They're part of crew that will keep pouring buckets of paint until their job is done. More>>

    SC woman sets up showers for military moms-to-be


    A South Carolina Army wife is holding baby showers to honor pregnant women whose husbands are deployed. More>>

    DC Lawnmower Man braves elements once again for veterans Video included


    The one-man cleanup crew who stepped up as non-essential federal groundskeepers sit at home is back at the Lincoln Memorial Friday. More>>

    SC volunteers work on dolls for deployed military


    Volunteers are gathering to build and decorate anti-stress "Dang-It Dolls" for military servicemen and women. More>>

    Charity motorcycle ride to benefit veterans, the homeless


    Palmetto Goodwill is hosting an event to benefit local homeless and struggling veterans on Sunday. More>>

    Military vets, volunteers help clean coastal areas


    Hanckel Marine and military veteran volunteers are joining forces to clean litter from hard-to-reach coastal areas near Charleston with a trash treasure hunt. More>>

    Volunteers help clean up veteran's home after a fire


    As the trash piled up, an Air Force veteran continues to be in awe of the people coming to help him. More>>

    Wounded veteran's friends rally for support, raise money for family


    Folks in Folly Beach helped out a friend who survived three tours of duty in Iraq and is now fighting for his life. More>>

    Fire museum now free to active duty military


    Active duty military are getting free admission to the fire museum in North Charleston this summer. More>>

    Military mom provides support to others


    May is National Military Appreciation Month. It is a time to honor those who serve on the front line and the families back at the home front. More>>

    Military working dogs show off skills in demo


    Military dogs work right along side their human counterparts in police cars and on deployments...these four-legged police are just as much a part of the security forces as their handlers. More>>

    A soldier's story, a daughter's surprise


    Talk about being upstaged. It wasn't a high school stage performance that left an audience stunned, but the surprise return of an Army Lieutenant Colonel.

    GALLERY: Soldier returns home to surprise daughter during school play

    Lowcountry soldier receives big welcome home


    A Lowcountry soldier is caught off guard Tuesday night after receiving a surprise welcome home from family and friends. More>>

    A run to remember a fallen soldier


    As others laced up their best tennis shoes, Citadel alumni and cadets trekked the 10K course in their camouflage pants and combat boots. They proudly carried the 3rd infantry flag.

    Cadets will run for fallen soldier


    CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) – A 2007 Citadel graduate will be remembered during the 36th Cooper River Bridge Run. Army Sgt. Aaron X. Wittman was killed Jan. 10 in Afghanistan when his unit was attacked by More>>

    $50,000 goes to Charleston military community


    Officials say the money will help insure the uncertain future of military operations in the Lowcountry. More>>

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