9 Ways to Support Veterans This Holiday Season

Posted in Uncategorized on December 12, 2017

As the giving season approaches, there’s no better time to reach out and support veterans as a sign of appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifices and service. The good news is that there are numerous opportunities to give back in your own community, and most only require your energy and time. Here are nine easy and Read More »

PTSD in Men vs. Women: What We Are Learning

Posted in Uncategorized on December 7, 2017

While Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is commonly associated with male combat veterans, more research is being conducted to understand why women overall are twice as likely to develop PTSD than men. Early research on the topic primarily focused on studies of Vietnam veterans, but emerging information is now proving that more understanding is needed Read More »

4 Tips for Veterans Transitioning to Government Contractors

Posted in Uncategorized on December 5, 2017

In 2016, the U.S. federal government spent more than $390 million on goods and services to support and maintain its massive infrastructure. From low-tech/no-tech goods and services that keep commissaries stocked, to super-high tech specialty skills in cyber-security, the federal government employs thousands of contractors to meet its wide range of needs. If you are Read More »

National Family Caregivers Month: Insight on Military Caregivers

Posted in Uncategorized on December 1, 2017

For the last two decades, every November has been recognized as National Family Caregivers Month, a time intended to raise awareness of caregiver issues, celebrate the efforts of caregivers, educate family caregivers on self-identification and increase support for family caregivers. Sponsored by the Caregiver Action Network, the 2017 theme for the month-long focus is "Caregiving Read More »

Changes to the Family Caregivers Program

Posted in Uncategorized on November 28, 2017

The number of U.S. service men and women seriously injured Post-9/11 is slowly changing the face of caregiving in the United States, as almost 20% of the 5.5 million “military caregivers” today are caring for younger loved ones injured in conflicts over the past 16 years. While caregivers for older veterans – an estimated 4.4 Read More »

National Day of Listening to Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on November 24, 2017

A handful of hospitals within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical community recently began an experimental program called "My Story," that set up “interviews” with veterans receiving treatment. A volunteer writer spends about 30 minutes one-on-one with a veteran receiving treatment, then compiles the interview answers into a life story that is then included Read More »

Giving Thanks for Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on November 21, 2017

Fresh on the heels of Veterans Day, the U.S. celebration of Thanksgiving keeps Americans in the mindset of gratitude and encourages us to keep the 2.4 million active duty and reservists, and the 20.4 million U.S. veterans in our thoughts this season. On a holiday where most Americans are surrounded by family, food and warmth, it’s Read More »

Adopt a Military Family for the Holidays

Posted in Uncategorized on November 16, 2017

It’s a common theme in the U.S. that as soon as Halloween is over, stores start putting up their holiday decorations, filling their shelves with gift ideas and playing holiday music. While Christmas is more than a month and a half away, for one nonprofit organization, it’s the perfect time to start preparing for one Read More »

Understanding VA Disability Ratings for Diabetes

Posted in Uncategorized on November 14, 2017

Diabetes mellitus – also known as “Type II” or “adult onset” diabetes – is a growing health issue among U.S. veterans. In fact, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently listed type II diabetes as the number 9 most-prevalent disability claim among compensation recipients, with more than 431,000 veterans receiving some level of disability Read More »

Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Veterans Day

Posted in Uncategorized on November 9, 2017

November 11 is Veterans Day in the United States, and while many people have a day off, some may be struggling to find practical ways to celebrate the meaning behind the holiday. Celebrate Veterans Day Below are seven simple yet meaningful ways to honor U.S. veterans and their sacrifices and service, and keep the true Read More »