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What the End of the VA Choice Program Might Mean for Vets

Posted in Uncategorized on October 26, 2017

More debate and discussion is on the horizon regarding the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Choice Program (VCP), after a $2.1 billion emergency spending bill signed into law by President Trump earlier this year is expected to run out of funds by the end of 2017. The emergency funds were originally estimated to Read More »

4 Tips for Understanding a Senior Veteran with PTSD

Posted in Uncategorized on October 24, 2017

While Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has gained notoriety in recent years during the global war on terror and related conflicts, the causes of PTSD have been around since the first wars were waged by man. Though many older generations never discussed much of their war experiences, and – more likely – never pursued medical assistance Read More »

New Report Shows Veterans at Increased Risk for Alzheimer’s

Posted in Uncategorized on October 20, 2017

As the overall U.S. population ages and Baby Boomers advance to their mid-60s, the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias continues its upward rise, impacting an expected 14 million by 2050. This degenerative brain disease currently affects more than 5.2 million Americans over the age of 65 – or 1 in 10 Read More »

How a Government Shutdown Could Affect Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on October 18, 2017

In Washington, tensions are increasing as the debate over immigration reform rages on and key leaders from opposing parties are preparing for yet another potential government shutdown. President Trump recently reiterated his push for a long-promised border wall, followed by an announcement that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) would no longer be accepting Read More »

How to Extend Your GI Bill Benefits

Posted in Uncategorized on October 13, 2017
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One of the most helpful benefits earned by U.S. veterans is their GI Bill, which can assist them in paying for their continuing education and make their transition into civilian life easier and more successful. That said, there are specific time limitations and other restrictions, so understanding these can impact how much a veteran can get Read More »

9 Ways Vet Tix Tickets Help Veterans and Their Families

Posted in Uncategorized on October 11, 2017
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It may seem like a small gesture – attending a favorite sporting match, sharing a fine arts event with family and friends or taking a trip – but for many veterans, the chance to make new memories can be an important step in reintegrating back into civilian life and reconnecting with loved ones. Unfortunately, such Read More »

The Makeup of the Military: Who is Serving Now

Posted in Uncategorized on October 9, 2017

It’s been more than 40 years since the end of the Vietnam War and the subsequent shift of the United States Armed Forces to an all-volunteer organization from a draft model. With the ending of the draft, it was obvious that a change in military demographics would naturally follow, and in 1974, Congress that the Read More »

Veterans Benefits and Resources in Vermont

Posted in Uncategorized on October 4, 2017
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More than 44,000 veterans live in the state of Vermont, and their honorable service to their country has earned them a long list of federal and state benefits that can help make life healthier, more affordable, and more comfortable. If you are just beginning to access your benefits, a great place to start is a Read More »

10 Largest National Veterans Cemeteries in the U.S.

Posted in Uncategorized on October 2, 2017
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The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) National Cemetery Administration maintains 135 national cemeteries in 40 states (and Puerto Rico) as well as 33 soldier's lots and monument sites. These sites range from very small – less than a half acre in size – to more than a 1,000 acres. Regardless of the size, these serene Read More »

Veterans and Service-Related Hearing Loss

Posted in Uncategorized on September 29, 2017
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For today’s veteran population, there is increasing public awareness of service-related injuries and disabilities, both for those with outward impairments – such as loss of a limb or need for a wheelchair – as well as those that are less visible – like post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, one Read More »

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