Veterans Benefits in Louisiana

Posted in Uncategorized on June 6, 2017
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For the more than 320,000 veterans living in Louisiana, as well as their families, their service and sacrifices has entitled them to numerous support services and benefits. Knowing how and where to access these resources, however, can be a bit daunting. A great place to start is the Louisiana Veterans Affairs Department (LVDA), an office Read More »

Veterans Benefits in Montana

Posted in Uncategorized on June 1, 2017
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Montana is the United States’ fourth-largest state geographically and has one of the largest per capita veteran populations. For veterans and active duty members living here, there is a wide range of benefits their service has earned. Finding quality health care is always a primary concern for veterans and their families, and the VA Montana Read More »

Veteran Benefits in Minnesota

Posted in Uncategorized on May 16, 2017
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Almost 400,000 U.S. armed forces veterans live in the Land of 10,000 lakes, and Minnesota veterans and their families are eligible for a long list of benefits as a result of their honorable service to their country. If you are just learning about the benefits you or a loved one may be eligible to receive, Read More »

Frequently Asked Questions About CHAMPVA Insurance

Posted in Uncategorized on May 10, 2017
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The Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) is a comprehensive health care program in which the VA shares the cost of covered health care services and supplies with eligible beneficiaries. Because of it’s similar naming with TRICARE’s previous name, it can be a bit confusing as to who is Read More »

Veterans Benefits in New Hampshire

Posted in Uncategorized on May 8, 2017
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According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, the state of New Hampshire is home to more than 111,000 veterans, with almost half being over the age of 65. The state offers numerous benefits for these veterans and their families, and the State Office of Veterans Services is an excellent starting point to learning more Read More »

Honor Flights Offer Veterans One More Tour With Honor

Posted in Uncategorized on May 3, 2017
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For most World War II veterans, the idea of visiting the National WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C., is a lovely but seemingly unattainable dream. The memorial, which opened in 2004, honors the 16 million members of the U.S. Armed Forces who served in the conflict, including the more than 400,000 who died. For a senior Read More »

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 »

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 »