5 Weird Weapons of War

Posted in Uncategorized on September 7, 2016
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History has shown that war and its unique challenges can not only spark the creativity of the world’s inventors, but also open up a government’s willingness to give even the weirdest weapons a try. Below are five little-known weapons that were conceptualized, tested, and, in some cases, even deployed to try to sway the direction Read More »

The Debate: Marijuana for PTSD

Posted in Uncategorized on September 6, 2016
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The debate over the legal use of marijuana for medicinal purposes is well-known and evolving in the United States, with many states legalizing its use in recent years. These developments have raised the question of how cannabis can impact many diseases, syndromes, and injuries, including Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is a mental health problem Read More »

Aqua Therapy for Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on September 1, 2016
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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 Read More »

The Grand Army of the Republic: 4 Things You Didn’t Know

Posted in Uncategorized on August 31, 2016
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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 Read More »

The History of Victory over Japan Day

Posted in Uncategorized on August 30, 2016
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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 Read More »

Top 4 U.S. Fighter Jets

Posted in Uncategorized on August 26, 2016
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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 Read More »

Top 7 Civilian Job Categories for Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on August 24, 2016
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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 Read More »

Cameras in Combat: War Photographers Tell Stories from the Frontline

Posted in Uncategorized on August 23, 2016
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Most of us don’t think twice about where the photos of war we see on a regular basis come from. We don’t imagine a fully uniformed man or woman, weapon strapped to their side, shielding a camera lens from a dust storm to capture the image of a post-assault tank rolling through a village street. Read More »

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

Posted in Uncategorized on August 22, 2016
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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 Read More »

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

Posted in Uncategorized on August 18, 2016
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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 Read More »

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