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How Service Dogs Can Help Veterans with PTSD

How Service Dogs Can Help Veterans with PTSD

As veterans return home from war, many suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Some veterans can experience flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety, or depression. While therapy can be beneficial in addressing some of these symptoms, some veterans don’t have...
4 Common Myths About Veterans

4 Common Myths About Veterans

Although there are 22 million veterans in the United States and two holidays dedicated to those who have served, there are still a few myths associated with veterans. Below you can find the most popular of those myths and why they are far from the truth. Myth #1:...
3 Tips for Veterans Transitioning to a Civilian Job

3 Tips for Veterans Transitioning to a Civilian Job

Leaving the service in the pursuit of a civilian job can be daunting. After being apart of the military for quite some time it can be challenging to leave the uniform in the closet. Although employment opportunities for veterans have improved over the years, it can...
Benefits and Programs for Female Veterans

Benefits and Programs for Female Veterans

Over the years, more and more women have enlisted in the military. However, even though women make up 15% of active duty, women are still underrepresented when it comes to benefits. Within a decade the number of women veterans is expected to double in size. To ensure...
5 Ways to Give Back to a Veteran This Holiday Season

5 Ways to Give Back to a Veteran This Holiday Season

The holiday season presents a great opportunity for us to give back to those in need. One group of individuals that is more than deserving of a lending hand is the men and women who have served in the United States military. To bring the holiday spirit to a veteran...
Famous Veterans Throughout History

Famous Veterans Throughout History

We owe a large debt of gratitude to those who have served our country. While many who have served in the military now live quiet and unassuming lives, there are veterans who have gone on to make a big splash in business and in Hollywood. Montel Williams After...
Military Families Face New Obstacles

Military Families Face New Obstacles

While November is National Veterans and Military Families Months and while a lot of vets and their families will be enjoying free meals and social media posts declaring solidarity with current and former armed service members. However, at this time, many families...
4 Reasons Why Employers Are Not Hiring Veterans

4 Reasons Why Employers Are Not Hiring Veterans

Leaving the military and adjusting to civilian life is difficult, and the process becomes even more so when vets struggle to find jobs. When making the transition, it’s helpful to understand why employers sometimes hesitate to hire veterans. Understanding the...
Hurricane Florence Causes the VA to Struggle

Hurricane Florence Causes the VA to Struggle

Hurricane Florence has impacted many people throughout out the state of North Carolina. A group of veterans, many of them sick and disabled, began a return to the VA Medical Center in Hampton, Virginia on September 17th. The veterans were evacuated from the Medical...