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Find the Most Veteran Resources in Dallas
Jobs and Businesses, Veterans News

Find the Most Veteran Resources in Dallas

As the center of the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States, Dallas, Texas is home to more than 120,000 US military veterans, 43,000 of which are age 65 and older. These veterans, through their honorable service to their country, have earned many benefits that can make life better for themselves, their spouses,…

Famous Military Dogs: Soldier’s Best Friend
History, Veterans News

Famous Military Dogs: Soldier’s Best Friend

War dogs are not a new trend. The first historical reference to them comes from ancient Turkey around 600 BC. The first ruler, Alyattes had his soldiers release packs of dogs on rival troops during battle. The attack dogs were incredibly effective at startling and scaring the enemy cavalry horses. Beyond serving as attack dogs,…

Tax Credits for Hiring Veterans: What You Need to Know
Jobs and Businesses

Tax Credits for Hiring Veterans: What You Need to Know

The military prepares a soldier’s body and mind for battle, but it also prepares them for work outside the military. Veterans are a valuable asset for any company or corporation. Their unique discipline and experience make them an excellent hire for nearly any type of job. Many employers already understand this benefit, but do not know…

Cheers to Veteran-Owned Breweries
Jobs and Businesses, Veterans News

Cheers to Veteran-Owned Breweries

Commitment, honor, skill, and discipline are traits that make a great soldier. Coincidentally, those are the same traits that also make a great beer. Across the country, veterans are serving up some very tasty beverages. Let’s take a tour of some of the best veteran-run breweries around. Veterans Brewing Company Based in Chicago, this home-grown…

Traumatic Brain Injuries: Common Misconceptions
Tips for Caregivers and Seniors

Traumatic Brain Injuries: Common Misconceptions

Few civilians realize that each war has a trademark wound. In Vietnam it was gunshot wounds and explosion-induced missing limbs. In the recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, the wounds were a hodge-podge of gunshots, missing limbs, and the more difficult to identify, traumatic brain injury (TBI). According to the Center for Deployment Psychology, an…

Prosthetic Resources for Veterans
Tips for Caregivers and Seniors, Veterans News

Prosthetic Resources for Veterans

Over a quarter of veterans living in the United States are disabled. The VA reports that the number of veterans using prosthetics or other assistance devices has increased sharply over the past decade. To support the number of veterans requiring artificial limb support, the Veterans Benefits Administration, along with many charitable organizations offer multiple programs…

5 Fun Crafts to Help Kids Celebrate Veterans Day
Veteran Holidays

5 Fun Crafts to Help Kids Celebrate Veterans Day

Whenever an important national day of remembrance approaches on the calendar, it’s a great opportunity to ensure that the next generation of Americans truly understands the meaning behind the celebration. Veterans Day is an especially important day to help younger children process and participate in remembering and thanking members of our military who have sacrificed…

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