Category: Veteran Affairs

Michael G. Sheppard Vietnam's Most Decorated Unit

Remembering Vietnam: Vietnam’s Most Decorated Unit

In the history of military warfare, there are thousands of memorable battles that illustrate the incredible courage and determination of the human spirit, especially when faced with overwhelming odds. One such example is the Vietnam War’s Battle of Hill 488 and the brave men of Team 2, a Marine Recon platoon that subsequently became the war’s most decorated unit.  … Read more →

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How You Can Help Veterans With PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is something that many veterans suffer from after their return from their service. In the United States alone, eight million people suffer from it. Since the Iraq and Afghanistan War, this number has jumped to 11 to 20 percent. The disorder has the ability to make veterans feel alone and have to suffer by themselves. This couldn’t be further from… Read more →

Low-income, Underserved, & Veterans Gain Educational Opportunities in Seattle | Michael G. Sheppard

Low-income, Underserved, & Veterans Gain Educational Opportunities in Seattle

Low-income individuals, the underserved, and veterans in Seattle now have access to many more enriching opportunities.   Seattle, Washington’s South Seattle College recently opened the Education Opportunity Center (EOC). The development of the program is an example of efforts being made across the board to better the circumstances of those who served, as well those requiring assistance to become better… Read more →

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6 Important Veterans Benefits You May Not Know About

Veterans, do you know which benefits are available to you?   Veterans are individuals who’ve served in the military, amassing an enormous amount of experience in their respective field. But more than that, veterans are persons who’ve been directly exposed to acts of military conflict, stepping on the front line during times of war to service for their country.  … Read more →

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6 Employers Focused on Boosting Veterans, Hiring Them As Team Members

Service members and military veterans frequently face challenges as they transition from service to their civilian lives. For this reason, it’s necessary to identify businesses and firms invested in attracting veterans as new hires, as well as those interested in their advancement. Some things are apparent when reviewing the lives of military men and women, as they return to normalcy. Those… Read more →

8 Great Facts About Student Veterans | Michael G. Sheppard

8 Great Facts About Student Veterans

Thousands of members of the military enter service with an ultimate goal in mind: higher education. For many of these soldiers, marines, airmen, and sailors, the military has been their only job and those years of extensive training don’t necessarily translate to civilian employment.   Life can be difficult for those trained in the armed forces. They’re confronted with disorientation… Read more →