Military

  Making history: Grand Strand woman becomes first female to join S.C. National Guard Infantry

  This is Carolina: Patriotic partnership puts stars around veterans’ shoulders

Study ranks South Carolina as 8th most patriotic states

  Construction underway for new veterans nursing home in Florence

  90-year-old Army veteran sinks hole-in-one on D-Day anniversary

  Benghazi survivor honored at Carolina Country Music Fest

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VA launches new healthcare options for veterans

  Navy veteran attempts to run across the world, makes stop in Myrtle Beach

  Grand Strand VA clinic hopes to start accepting patients in 2021

  American Legion Post 40 starts construction of new building after 2 disasters

  ‘It’s great to give back to him:' Myrtle Beach veteran receives new roof

  ‘Remember the ones that paid the ultimate sacrifice:’ Myrtle Beach veterans honor fallen soldiers

  Army Special Forces return to NMB for high-flying training exercises

Members of the Army’s 3rd Special Forces Group put their boots in the sand on Friday and turned the coastline into their own training grounds.

  Bikers ride nearly 200 miles to benefit veterans

Bikers from across our area took a ride on Wednesday to help give veterans a home.

HORRY’S HEROES: Horry County VA Office recognizes local military veterans

In an effort to recognize the many military veterans, the Horry County Veteran’s Affairs office will do a monthly recognition program.

  Proposed Myrtle Beach VA clinic receives final approval from city leaders

A new Veterans Affairs clinic in Myrtle Beach is closer to becoming reality after receiving final approval from city leaders.

Sailor from Aynor serves on USS John C. Stennis

  Military members marching 830 miles to honor fallen comrades

  95-year-old Normandy Beach vet honored with Myrtle Beach quilt of valor

Picture of North Carolina boys stopping to honor US flag goes viral

No pressure: The SC National Air Guard will patrol Atlanta’s skies for Super Bowl LIII

Suicide rates among Marines, Navy reached 10-year high in 2018

Veteran denied surgery for rare condition that causes constant pain, severe weight loss

After almost a decade of tests with the VA, the veteran sought outside care, but when he found a possible treatment, he was denied surgery twice.

  Embrace a Veteran: 99 year old honored at annual military ball

His daughter calls him her father and her hero. She supports him by accompanying him to his favorite hobby, military balls. He’s 99 years young and is WMBF News’ November veteran we’re honoring.

A Vietnam veteran died with no family, so other vets stepped up to remember him

The community also provided the funeral home with the proper paperwork to ensure the Marine veteran got military honors at the service.

SC girl wins award for service project, gets surprise from deployed dad

Friday was a very exciting one for a Midlands middle school student who got the surprise of her life.

Pentagon reveals cyber breach of travel records

The Pentagon says there has been a cyber breach of Defense Department travel records that compromised the personal information of military and civilian personnel

  Embrace A Veteran: Refugee shares story of survival and service as Army colonel

This time, we meet a Vietnam veteran whose knowledge of foreign language and culture was critical during his 30-plus years of service.

  Embrace A Veteran: Korean War veteran recalls helping thousands at sea

On Feb. 1, 1951, then-22-year-old John McGowan was 22 felt that he wanted to fight in the Korean War.

  Embrace A Veteran: Mission of 93-year-old WWII veteran was to get troops home

A 93-year-old World War II veteran is sharing his memories of getting troops back home after the war.

  Embrace A Veteran: Retired Marine changed military pay system during 28 years of service

A retired Marine who spent 28 years serving his country also helped change the way all soldiers get paid.

  Embrace A Veteran: Vietnam vet reflects on near-death experience, how rescue dog gives him hope

A Vietnam veteran who survived a deadly attack now gets hope from his service dog, Lucy.

  Embrace a Veteran: Former chief master sergeant reflects on 34 years of service in Vietnam, South Pole

A retired flight engineer gave 34 years of his life to the Navy and the Air Force, flying in missions over Vietnam and the South Pole.

  Embrace a Veteran: Retired Army nurse continues to donate her time

After 20 years and stints serving as a nurse in Vietnam and Desert Storm, a retired Army lieutenant colonel's service is hardly over.

  Embrace a Veteran: Merchant Mariner, 97, honored to have served in World War II, Korean War

Douglas Floyd Ponischil is a 97-year-young Merchant Mariner who served in World War II and the Korean War. He now battles dementia, but his spirit remains inspiring.

Embrace a Veteran: Korean War vet shares experience, continues to serve

At 84 years young, Korean War veteran Allen Rundall still remembers his time in the Army like it was yesterday.

A Local Veterans Story

On February 14, 2015, a local veteran started what many would deem an impossible task – walking more than 5,000 miles across the United States to raise awareness for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.  On March 19, 2016, US Marine Corps Veteran Ryan Weldon finished his walk across the country.  Ending his trip exactly 400 days after it began, his travels took him through 13 states, starting in Dover, DE all the way to Hou...

A Brief History of the Marines

The Marine Corps is one of the most elite fighting forces in the world. They take on some of the toughest missions by conducting offensive and defensive combat and by fighting our country's battles In the air, on land, and sea.    Founded in November 10, 1775, The Marine Corps has been a component of the U.S. Department of the Navy since June 30, 1834, and works closely with the naval forces.     The United ...

Embrace A Veteran: Navy veteran gives back through Rolling Thunder

WMBF News is teaming up with Embrace Hospice to bring you the stories of local heroes in our monthly series "Embrace a Veteran."

Embrace A Veteran: Marine and wife share emotional journey and honor

A Myrtle Beach area Marine who served his country shares his emotional memories and introduces us to the wife he says keeps his spirits up and his dance moves hip.

Embrace a Veteran: Army veteran’s injuries don’t hinder his patriotism

A Loris Army veteran says the war in Iraq changed his life forever, but despite the complications, he's honored to have served.

Embrace a Veteran: VFW Post 10804 members take on mission to expand, help others

They are a group of three who served in the Army and are proud members of the VFW Post 10804 in Little River, hoping to spread the word to others about how they can help.

Embrace A Veteran: Marine continues to serve

A man who served as a major in the Marine Corps is continuing his service as the chief of police at Francis Marion University.

Embrace A Veteran: Former Army pilot continues to give back

A former Army helicopter pilot who displayed courage and heart while serving is still giving back, in any way he can.