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Life Insurance for Veterans
Tips for Caregivers and Seniors, Veterans News

Life Insurance for Veterans

It is never fun to talk about life insurance. But, for veterans with families it is a very important topic. Life insurance provides financial support to family members should anything happen while a soldier is actively serving. Most active duty understand their automatic Service Group Life Insurance plan benefits (SGLI). However, once military service ends…

The Debate: Marijuana for PTSD
Tips for Caregivers and Seniors, Veterans News

The Debate: Marijuana for PTSD

The debate over the legal use of marijuana for medicinal purposes is well-known and evolving in the United States, with many states legalizing its use in recent years. These developments have raised the question of how cannabis can impact many diseases, syndromes, and injuries, including Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is a mental health problem…

The Grand Army of the Republic: 4 Things You Didn’t Know
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The Grand Army of the Republic: 4 Things You Didn’t Know

Founded in 1866, the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) was created for Civil War veterans to come together to support, share, and befriend one another. Acting initially as a fraternal order, the GAR steadily grew, with membership peaking over 400,000 in the late 1800’s. The organization had a wide influence on policies, politics, and…

What Every Veteran Should Know About Agent Orange Benefits
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What Every Veteran Should Know About Agent Orange Benefits

From 1962 to 1971 during the Vietnam War, the U.S. military conducted “Operation Ranch Hand,” spraying more than 19 million gallons of specially engineered herbicide combinations to remove trees and dense tropical foliage that provided enemy cover. The so-called “Agent Orange” herbicide was the tactical weapon of choice – receiving its nickname from the large…

The Origin of the Marine Corps
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The Origin of the Marine Corps

The early days Did you know that one of the United States’ most-respected group of servicemen actually trace its founding to a tavern in Philadelphia? More than 240 years ago, as the tension of the American Revolution brewed, a young U.S. Continental Congress realized the value of a commissioning a dedicated group of soldier seamen,…

March 30 is “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day”
Veteran Holidays, Veterans News

March 30 is “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day”

We’ve all seen the heart-warming videos of today’s soldiers returning home, walking through airports where other travelers spontaneously erupt into a well-deserved standing ovation. For many soldiers returning from the Vietnam War, however, their experience was, in fact, the very opposite. Returning to a nation in turmoil, U.S. soldiers returned from the violence and horrors…

VeteranAid.org Announces Veterans Benefits Scholarship
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VeteranAid.org Announces Veterans Benefits Scholarship

Hot off the press, VeteranAid.org has announced its first scholarship program: “VeteranAid.org is pleased to announce its first scholarship program for advancement in higher education. The Veterans Benefits Scholarship will award three $2,000 scholarships to college students enrolled in an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year…

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