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Changes to the Family Caregivers Program

Posted in Uncategorized on November 28, 2017

The number of U.S. service men and women seriously injured Post-9/11 is slowly changing the face of caregiving in the United States, as almost 20% of the 5.5 million “military caregivers” today are caring for younger loved ones injured in conflicts over the past 16 years. While caregivers for older veterans – an estimated 4.4 Read More »

National Day of Listening to Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on November 24, 2017

A handful of hospitals within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical community recently began an experimental program called "My Story," that set up “interviews” with veterans receiving treatment. A volunteer writer spends about 30 minutes one-on-one with a veteran receiving treatment, then compiles the interview answers into a life story that is then included Read More »

Giving Thanks for Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on November 21, 2017

Fresh on the heels of Veterans Day, the U.S. celebration of Thanksgiving keeps Americans in the mindset of gratitude and encourages us to keep the 2.4 million active duty and reservists, and the 20.4 million U.S. veterans in our thoughts this season. On a holiday where most Americans are surrounded by family, food and warmth, it’s Read More »

Adopt a Military Family for the Holidays

Posted in Uncategorized on November 16, 2017

It’s a common theme in the U.S. that as soon as Halloween is over, stores start putting up their holiday decorations, filling their shelves with gift ideas and playing holiday music. While Christmas is more than a month and a half away, for one nonprofit organization, it’s the perfect time to start preparing for one Read More »

Understanding VA Disability Ratings for Diabetes

Posted in Uncategorized on November 14, 2017

Diabetes mellitus – also known as “Type II” or “adult onset” diabetes – is a growing health issue among U.S. veterans. In fact, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently listed type II diabetes as the number 9 most-prevalent disability claim among compensation recipients, with more than 431,000 veterans receiving some level of disability Read More »

Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Veterans Day

Posted in Uncategorized on November 9, 2017

November 11 is Veterans Day in the United States, and while many people have a day off, some may be struggling to find practical ways to celebrate the meaning behind the holiday. Celebrate Veterans Day Below are seven simple yet meaningful ways to honor U.S. veterans and their sacrifices and service, and keep the true Read More »

20th Anniversary of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial

Posted in Uncategorized on November 7, 2017

Standing at the ceremonial entrance of Arlington National Cemetery is the only major national memorial to honor the more than 2.5 million servicewomen who have served or are serving with the U.S. Armed Forces. The Women in Military Service for America Memorial – which includes an education center, a Hall of Honor, and an interactive Read More »

6 Ways to Serve After Being Discharged

Posted in Uncategorized on November 1, 2017

Many veterans transitioning back into civilian life may find themselves with extra time on their hands, as they decide on their next step in life, look for full-time employment or wait for college classes to start. Other veterans are older and have retired, and similarly find themselves with free time that they hope to put Read More »

Donate Your Extra Halloween Candy to Troops and Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on October 31, 2017

Halloween is just around the corner, and with it comes an influx of sugary treats, whether leftover from stocking up for your trick-or-treaters, brought home by your kids, or even filling the break room in your office. If you’re looking for a worthwhile cause and use for all those excess sweets, you should consider the Read More »

Suicide Prevention Resources for Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on October 27, 2017

The nationwide push to address veteran suicide rates continues to be a top focus for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), as it recently released updates to its latest study examining more than 55 million records, from 1979-2014, the largest data mine of its kind in the nation’s history. The latest results offer a deeper Read More »

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