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Money Waiting: Little-Known VA Benefit Helps Pay for Caregiving
Tips for Caregivers and Seniors, Veterans News

Money Waiting: Little-Known VA Benefit Helps Pay for Caregiving

Veterans and surviving spouses of veterans may be missing out on a little-known but extremely helpful benefit from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) aimed at offering an “improved pension.” Known as the Aid and Attendance (A&A) Improved Pension, this benefit is specifically designed to financially assist veterans or surviving spouses who need help with…

Sky Soldiers: Aug. 16 is National Airborne Day
History, Veteran Holidays

Sky Soldiers: Aug. 16 is National Airborne Day

  “Airborne.” “All the way.” It’s a unique greeting and response between Army paratroopers, the “soldiers of the sky.” They are considered three-time volunteers, first volunteering for military service, then volunteering to jump from a plane, and finally volunteering for combat on a recurring basis, often with little advanced notice. The first official Army jump…

August 15 is National Code Talkers Day
History, Veteran Holidays

August 15 is National Code Talkers Day

“We have an important job for you. It could save the lives of hundreds of soldiers. It will be dangerous. And you can’t tell anyone what you’re doing.” It sounds like something out of a Hollywood spy movie but in reality, it was the story of the World War II Navajo Code Talkers, whose service…

The Military’s Influence on Fashion
Entertainment, History

The Military’s Influence on Fashion

It’s hard to imagine two more opposite ends of the spectrum: fashion and the military. However, many pieces of today’s apparel are pulled directly from the battlefields. The military has had a powerful impact on the fashion industry since as early as the 15th and 16th centuries and it continues to inspire new trends even…

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