The Difference Between Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day

Posted in Uncategorized on June 30, 2016
Tags: , ,

Americans enjoy several holidays with their military family and friends. Hot dogs, fireworks, flags and other summertime activities. Thanks to our veterans, we are privileged to have these special days to enjoy our freedoms, liberties and cultural values. However, many do not realize how our nationally recognized holidays were established nor understand their significance. Here Read More »

Celebrating Independence Day with Your Veteran Family and Friends

Posted in Uncategorized on June 30, 2016
Tags: , ,

  Independence Day may be the single most important holiday we celebrate as a united nation. Focused around celebrating our independence from Britain, Independence Day is the actual day the Declaration of Independence was signed. It is rumored that nearly 86 revisions were made to the famous document before it was finally adopted by the Read More »

6 Tips for Veterans Considering College

Posted in Uncategorized on June 29, 2016
Tags: , , ,

If you’re facing the transition back into the civilian world, or you know someone who is, you’ve probably been wondering if a college degree would be the right next step for you. It may be difficult to imagine sitting in a classroom after years on a battlefield, ship, or base, but the fact is that Read More »

June 28 is Operation Red Wings Observation Day

Posted in Uncategorized on June 28, 2016
Tags: , , ,

It was an operation many civilians had never heard about, until the story was made into a blockbuster movie in 2013. But the ill-fated Operation Red Wings conducted in 2005 – known to many now as the inspiration for the movie “Lone Survivor” – was actually a very impactful event, not only because of its Read More »

The World’s 5 Largest Military Vehicles

Posted in Uncategorized on June 27, 2016
Tags: , , ,

Times of conflict often push countries to the edges of innovation, as armies look for ways to out-power and out-maneuver their enemies. As a result, some truly impressive military vehicles have been created over the past 100 years, stretching the limits of engineering and machinery to lengths, weights, and capabilities previously unthinkable. Below are five Read More »

Is a Service Dog Right for Your Family?

Posted in Uncategorized on June 23, 2016
Tags: , , ,

Welcoming a serviceman home after their tour ends requires many transitions. Often, veterans come home with physical or psychological scars that require special attention. Many find comfort in support groups, medical care, but others may need a different type of assistance. This is where a constant companion, such as a service dog may fill a Read More »

Using Insurance to Pay for Long-term Healthcare

Posted in Uncategorized on June 22, 2016
Tags: , , , ,

Veterans, just like many other Americans, may feel apprehension thinking about how they will pay for health care as they age, especially if they were to get seriously ill or need assistance performing activities of daily living (ADLs).  Once you have retired, you must seriously consider your cost of living, and how it may be Read More »

Remembering Our Prisoners of War - Missing in Action

Posted in Uncategorized on June 21, 2016
Tags: , ,

It is estimated that approximately 80,000-90,000 military personnel are still missing in action. Sadly, the vast majority are presumed dead. These brave souls are likely buried in foreign unmarked graves or lost at sea. Many of the current prisoners of war or classified missing in action were lost during World World II with a smaller Read More »

Art Therapy Helping Veterans Heal Body and Mind

Posted in Uncategorized on June 20, 2016
Tags: , , , ,

Veterans return from the theater of war with many new experiences and memories. Unfortunately, many of these are traumatic, haunting, and even morally conflicting. The immediate loss of comrades, the gray area of on-the-spot decisions made in battle, and the evil they can’t ignore in a world far from home – these memories cling to Read More »

The History of the U.S. Army Nursing Corps

Posted in Uncategorized on June 17, 2016
Tags: , , ,

You might consider them unsung heroes, working behind the scenes, but American nurses have been an integral part of war, stretching back as far as the Revolutionary War. In 1775, Major General Horatio Gates and Commander George Washington asked Congress to provide nurses that would attend to the wounded, sick, and suffering American soldiers. By Read More »

1 26 27 28 29 30 38