Hero Miles: Reuniting Families of Injured Warriors

Posted in Uncategorized on May 2, 2017
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When a U.S. service member is injured or ill, he or she may need to receive treatment at a VA facility far from home, making for a long, lonely recovery process. Traveling to their treatment location can be an expensive undertaking, not to mention paying for loved ones to travel there to be at their Read More »

Veterans Benefits in Michigan

Posted in Uncategorized on May 1, 2017
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Michigan is the first state in the country to implement a regional, community-based, locally managed network of veteran services statewide. These Veterans Community Action Teams  (VCATs) are located in each of Michigan's 10 Prosperity Regions, and are comprised of federal, state, local, and faith-based organizations that support veterans in the communities where they live and Read More »

BAH Basics: Understanding Military Housing Allowance

Posted in Uncategorized on April 28, 2017
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What is the Basic Allowance for Housing? For many active members of the United States military, and some reservists and veterans, the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) helps pay for housing for the service members and his or her dependents is they are not occupying government quarters or barracks. Previously called the Basic Allowance for Read More »

Fisher Homes: Helping Military Families Stay With Their Injured Veteran

Posted in Uncategorized on April 25, 2017
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In the mid-1970s, a sailor’s wife was walking across the clinic grounds of the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda. As Pauline Trost paused, she saw a Navy helicopter land on the medical center’s helipad, and a sailor, his wife, and two small children disembark with their luggage. Knowing that they must have traveled a Read More »

How to Become a PTSD Counselor

Posted in Uncategorized on April 24, 2017
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The impact that war has on soldiers has been studied as far back as the American Civil War, when Jacob Mendez Da Costa, a cardiologist and assistant surgeon in the U.S. Army, started studying a condition in which soldiers reported a set of symptoms similar to heart disease, though no physical abnormalities could be found. Read More »

Vietnam Service and Birth Defects: Financial Help for Parents

Posted in Uncategorized on April 20, 2017
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In 1996, the U.S. Institute of Medicine concluded that there is limited evidence of an association between exposure to herbicides used in Vietnam (including “Agent Orange”) and specific birth defects in birth children of Vietnam veterans. Additionally, in 2000, an additional study expanded the impact by significantly associating a female veteran’s service in the Republic Read More »

Veteran Resources in Mississippi

Posted in Uncategorized on April 18, 2017
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More than 219,000 veterans call the state of Mississippi home, and learning about and accessing the benefits earned through honorable service is an important task for veterans and their families. Quality health care is always a primary concern for veterans of all ages, and Mississippi offers numerous locations to access care for yourself or your Read More »

Find Veteran Benefits in Florida

Posted in Uncategorized on April 17, 2017
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More than 1.5 million veterans call Florida home, thanks to its strong connection to the aerospace/aviation industry, veteran benefits, enjoyable climate, and veteran benefits. By learning about and connecting to the long list of available benefits, Florida veterans can make the most of their budgets and time, making life after their military service as enjoyable Read More »

Veteran Benefits in Maryland

Posted in Uncategorized on April 13, 2017
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More than 414,000 veterans live in the state of Maryland, enjoying its diverse landscape, historic sites, delicious seafood, and close proximity to the Naval Academy and other important cities in the nation. Maryland veterans and their families have a well-developed support system available to help them access the benefits and services their honorable service has Read More »

Veteran Benefits in Massachusetts

Posted in Uncategorized on April 12, 2017
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The history of the U.S. military traces it roots back to the Continental Army, first raised by the Massachusetts Provincial Congress in 1775. It’s no surprise that these ties to the Armed Forces remain strong to this day, and many veterans and their families call the Bay State home, enjoying several benefits earned by their Read More »