Spreading Cheer: Handwritten Letters Show Support to Troops

Posted in Military Families, Veteran Holidays on December 20, 2016
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Even in the digital age, the holiday season still means for many Americans a chance to send and receive beautiful and heartfelt notes and cards in the mail. There’s something special about the old-fashioned, hard copy letters and cards that can be saved, displayed, held in the hand, and reread at any time. Now imagine Read More »

6 Ways the National Alliance on Mental Illness Helps Military Members

Posted in Tips for Caregivers and Seniors, Veterans News on December 13, 2016
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With today’s better understanding of mental health in the military and an increased willingness for open dialog, studies have revealed that nearly 1 in 4 active duty members have experienced some sort of mental health condition, including depression at a rate five times higher than in civilian populations, and Postraumtic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which is Read More »

All the Portland Veteran Resources You Need

Posted in Tips for Caregivers and Seniors, Veterans News on December 12, 2016
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Known as the City of Roses, Portland is Oregon’s largest city and was recently ranked by the Pew Research Center as the 8th most popular American city, based on where people want to live. The city itself, along with the rest of Multnomah County, is home to more than 43,000 veterans, and Oregon as a Read More »

7 Free Must-Have Apps for Military Spouses

Posted in Entertainment, Veterans News on December 6, 2016
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Military life offers its own special brand of challenges, opportunities, and needs, and military spouses and families share this unique perspective from locations around the globe. Today’s smartphones, however, make it easier than ever to connect to other families, communicate with your loved one, and make military life easier to navigate. Below are 7 excellent Read More »

Veterans Excel in Energy Careers

Posted in Jobs and Businesses on December 1, 2016
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Around 1.5 million retirees are expected to leave the energy sector in the next decade, leaving a gap that must be filled by hard-working, self-motivated, safety-conscious employees. Organizers of a new movement, Veterans in Energy, believe that U.S. veterans are the perfect candidates to fill and excel in these roles, and is leading a nation-wide Read More »

National Festival Showcases the Best in Veterans Creative Arts

Posted in Entertainment, Veterans News on November 30, 2016
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Art can be valuable healing tool for veterans, giving them a way to share their experiences, express a wide range of emotions, and even improve physical and cognitive dexterity. Recognizing this value, many VA hospitals and clinics incorporate creative arts into their rehabilitation programs, and have in turn discovered countless true artists who once wore Read More »

Find the Most Veteran Resources in Dallas

Posted in Jobs and Businesses, Veterans News on November 28, 2016
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As the center of the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States, Dallas, Texas is home to more than 120,000 US military veterans, 43,000 of which are age 65 and older. These veterans, through their honorable service to their country, have earned many benefits that can make life better for themselves, their spouses, Read More »

Famous Military Dogs: Soldier's Best Friend

Posted in History, Veterans News on November 25, 2016
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War dogs are not a new trend. The first historical reference to them comes from ancient Turkey around 600 BC. The first ruler, Alyattes had his soldiers release packs of dogs on rival troops during battle. The attack dogs were incredibly effective at startling and scaring the enemy cavalry horses. Beyond serving as attack dogs, Read More »

Famous Military Dogs: Soldier's Best Friend

Posted in History, Veterans News on November 25, 2016
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War dogs are not a new trend. The first historical reference to them comes from ancient Turkey around 600 BC. The first ruler, Alyattes had his soldiers release packs of dogs on rival troops during battle. The attack dogs were incredibly effective at startling and scaring the enemy cavalry horses. Beyond serving as attack dogs, Read More »

Tax Credits for Hiring Veterans: What You Need to Know

Posted in Jobs and Businesses on November 23, 2016
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The military prepares a soldier’s body and mind for battle, but it also prepares them for work outside the military. Veterans are a valuable asset for any company or corporation. Their unique discipline and experience make them an excellent hire for nearly any type of job. Many employers already understand this benefit, but do not know Read More »

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