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Aqua Therapy for Veterans
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Aqua Therapy for Veterans

The tried and true method for coping with post-war trauma is a combination of physical and mental therapy. Doctors and researchers alike believe that strengthening the mind and body is the key to recovering from war-time memories and disaster. Lately, doctors are turning to alternative forms of treatment to help relieve many veteran ailments. The…

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…

The History of Victory over Japan Day
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The History of Victory over Japan Day

Many may not be able to accurately pin-point the date we claimed victory over Japan, but many will recognize the famous picture immortalizing the day forever. The famous image “V-J Day in Times Square” has become one of the most recognized and iconic post-war images to-date. It is right up there with the raising of…

Top 4 U.S. Fighter Jets
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Top 4 U.S. Fighter Jets

There’s no question that, since its inception, the use of aircraft has been an important part of warfare, stretching as far back as pre- and early-World War I, when tethered observation balloons – and later, German Zeppelins – were used for reconnaissance and artillery spotting. As the war picked up steam, the young airplane was…

Top 7 Civilian Job Categories for Veterans
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Top 7 Civilian Job Categories for Veterans

The transition to civilian life can be a mixture of excitement, trepidation, and even some uncertainty. Maybe you’ve been considering going to college, or perhaps you’re spending some time thinking about how your military skills match up to civilian jobs. Maybe you want to start your own business. The world off-Base promises unlimited opportunity but…

From Intramurals to the Olympics, Athletes Excel in the U.S. Air Force
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From Intramurals to the Olympics, Athletes Excel in the U.S. Air Force

The U.S. military makes an impressive effort to offers its soldiers, sailors, and airmen a well-rounded lifestyle outside of their daily activities and MOS responsibilities, and competitive sports plays an important role in this endeavor.  Just like the Army and Navy, the U.S. Air Force offers several opportunities for competitive sports to improve and maintain…

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

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