Executive Order Expands Mental Health Care Services to All Honorably Discharged Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on April 17, 2018

In the wake of the Department of Veteran Affairs’ (VA) recently released study of veteran suicide – examining more than 55 million records from the last four decades – the heat is being turned up to battle one of the leading causes of death for military members. In signing a Jan. 9 executive order, President Trump Read More »

Potential New Treatments for PTSD and TBI

Posted in Uncategorized on April 10, 2018

Given the nature of the conditions, exact statistics on veterans living with PTSD and TBI are hard to obtain. However, recent surveys suggest that approximately 20% of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have PTSD, 19% have a traumatic brain injury and 7% have both conditions. In response to these numbers and no clear path for a Read More »

Overdue Recognition for WWII Cadet Nurse Corps

Posted in Uncategorized on April 3, 2018

The United States Cadet Nurse Corps was a crucial organization in the war effort during World War II. At one time, they comprised 80% of the nurses in the United States as war called many nurses to the front and other women to other defense-minded industries. Yet, on their 75th anniversary, the Corps remains the Read More »

Honoring World War II Military Chaplains

Posted in Uncategorized on March 27, 2018

The U.S. Army Transport (U.S.A.T.) Dorchester was a World War II troop ship that was hit by a German torpedo on February 3rd, 1943. The ship’s story became very famous due to the rescue efforts of many brave men, from the crew of nearby ships in the convoy, to the brave acts of the “Four Read More »

Native American Veterans Honored With National Mall Memorial

Posted in Uncategorized on March 20, 2018

The National Mall in Washington, D.C. serves as a place of recreation and rest. It is also an iconic place to memorialize the ideals of the United States. The Mall has several monuments to groups, places and wars instrumental to the preservation of freedom. Now, a new monument to honor Native American veterans is in Read More »

Art From the Frontlines: Exhibit Tells the Stories of WWI

Posted in Uncategorized on March 8, 2018

The year 2018 marks the centennial anniversary of World War I, also known as “The Great War” and the “War to End All Wars,” reminding the world of the 16 million civilians and soldiers who died or disappeared over four years of fighting. While the war originated in Europe and the U.S. entered into the Read More »

A Century Later: Naval War College Museum Exhibit Focuses on WWI

Posted in Uncategorized on March 6, 2018

100 years ago this year, the world’s first Great War finally came to an end. Sadly, it was not the “War to End All Wars,” as many hoped, but it did mark the first coordinated alliance across the nations, with more than 70 million military personnel mobilized. While the last WWI veterans have long since Read More »

Best Military Museums in the U.S.

Posted in Uncategorized on March 1, 2018

Whether you are a veteran yourself, a family member, or a citizen who simply admires and values the heritage of the U.S. military, you will undoubtedly appreciate the interactive experiences offered at today’s top military museums. From one-of-a-kind artifacts to sensory exhibits, the country’s best military museums give full honor to the experiences, evolution and Read More »

Veterans Pensions – What Is and Isn't Taxable at the Federal and State Levels

Posted in Uncategorized on February 27, 2018

When it comes to taxes, navigating regulations and terminology are difficult, but even more so for our nation’s veterans. That’s because there are many different types of veterans benefits and pensions, and each one is treated differently at tax time. In most cases, you’ll need to know which benefits should be included as income (and Read More »

Free Weight Loss Tools Aimed at Helping Veterans Get Healthier

Posted in Uncategorized on February 20, 2018

Recent studies estimate that around 33% of all Americans are considered obese or overweight. Unfortunately, veterans seem to be at an even higher risk of struggling with their weight, with more than three-quarters of veterans falling into the obese/overweight category, according to the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). In an effort to combat this statistic, the VA Read More »

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