6 Tips for Veterans Considering College

Posted in Uncategorized on June 29, 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 »

What Women Should Know Before Enlisting

Posted in Uncategorized on June 10, 2016
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  According to the U.S. Department of Defense, there are more than 201,000 female active-duty military members serving our country. Today, more than 90% of the military occupations available are open to women, making it a great potential employment path for American women. Whether you want to see the world, test your discipline, or find Read More »

Remembering D-Day

Posted in Uncategorized on June 9, 2016
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This week marks the 72nd anniversary of the largest amphibious invasion in history, as more than 160,000 Allied troops invaded Western Europe to battle the entrenched German forces during World War II. Operation Overlord, or “D-Day” as it is now known, was a highly secretive operation, under development for more than two years. It proved Read More »

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