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Veterans turn trailers into housing for homeless Vets in Maine

Edward Harmon works closely with homeless Veterans in Maine. He helps them connect with resources to find permanent housing. However, it can sometimes take weeks to get the paperwork filled. Furthermore, it may take longer to get the Veteran off the street. Harmon, who served in Vietnam, gathered a couple of his Veteran buddies and …

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How Veterans can make extra money during COVID-19

During the midst of the global pandemic, there are about 30 million Americans claiming unemployment. However, the world is still turning, and it’s hard to keep up. Inherently, the know-how to keep yourself afloat will allow you to push to the next objective. Here are some quick tips for Veterans to consider that will help …

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How Has Serving Impacted You?

How Has Serving Impacted You?

We all remember when the US Army tweeted a simple question. “How Has Serving Impacted You?” I thought this warranted some reflection. Especially, since hindsight is 2020 (pun intended). In one particularly popular responses, a man spoke about how his wife had 10 Jodys, and now he’s afraid of fireworks. You can’t help but feel …

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Silkies Across America

Irreverent Warriors Hike: Silkies Across America

“We bring veterans together using humor and camaraderie to improve mental health and prevent veteran suicide.” A simple motto. However, these are the principles that governs the Irreverent Warriors. If you have not heard of the group, surely you’ve heard of a silkies hike? A voluntary ruck march conducted by individuals wearing military style gym shorts. …

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Holyoke home called “death trap”: 80 deaths and counting

Holyoke Soldiers’ Home in Massachusetts is the center of a horrible situation. More than 80 aging Veterans have died from COVID-19 since March. An investigation by local news revealed the appalling sequence of events. Some of which we have been able to confirm with an anonymous source. Here’s what we know: The virus first appeared …

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Meals for Vets feeds younger generation

Are you under the age of 60 years old?  Are you struggling financially and having a hard time getting a good, hot meal?  Meals for Vets is the perfect program in this case. “Our founder, Tom Wollney, founded this program back in 2015 when he was visiting with the Veteran Services here in Fredericksburg (Texas) …

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Don’t let holiday blues exclude you

The holidays are here and, holy shit, did they get here quickly this year.  It’s a known fact the time between November to January causes the most depression, and stress, in general.  Some factors include family (or lack thereof) issues, work stress due to end of year time crunches, and general “seasonal affective disorder.”  (Read …

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Veterans will be allowed on base, some don’t have access yet

Last year, the National Defense Authorization Act passed, allowing service-disabled veterans, their authorized caregivers, Prisoners of War, and Purple Heart recipients access to base facilities in 2020.  There is one small issue to this, however.  Some of the above groups do not have appropriate identification to access military bases. Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, the aforementioned …

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LinkedIn report shows veterans are “Underemployed”

Recently, LinkedIn released their “Veteran Opportunity Report,” highlighting the fact most veterans are often underemployed.  They further defined underemployment as being employed in a position lower than qualified for.  LinkedIn stated 33% of veterans are underemployed. Through and through, transitioning out of military service into the civilian world often times leads veterans to question their …

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Military Women’s DC memorial turns 22!

Pearly white gravestones aligned perfectly for what looks like miles is an image easily conjured when referencing Arlington National Cemetery.  You have probably even seen the white granite ‘Hemicycle’ located at the main entrance of the Cemetery.  What you may not have known is that hemicycle is the Women in Military Service for America Memorial. …

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