Veterans: How to Get Help When the Holidays Aren’t So Merry and Bright

Below is verbatim post on myhealth.va.gov on how to deal with the reality the holiday season. This post was worth sharing just to make sure the links were available. While I recognize some have issues with the VA (and I completely understand these issues), I do believe if you are in crisis, these links are a veteran's and a veteran's family's best bet for getting said veteran … [Read more...]

Women Veterans Just Want to be Heard

A new study commissioned by the Disabled American Veterans was released on September 24, 2015. If you are a woman veteran, whether you suffer from some of the challenges that are specific to women veterans or not, you should take a bit of time to digest what it says. At 52 pages, this is one of the most comprehensive studies I've seen yet. If you care at all about a … [Read more...]

We Are No Longer Girls, We’ve Become Military Veterans

Below is an article that shares some stunning statistics, while outlining some of the glaring challenges women veterans face. The article is found at the Daily Kos, which may, on the surface, be a bit too liberal for some of you, but try to put your politics aside for the greater good. The challenges women veterans (and all veterans) face are not Democratic or Republican … [Read more...]

Veteran Homelessness: Just getting to Zero Isn’t Enough

The good news: Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald is committed to getting the number of homeless veterans to zero. The better news: He realizes just reaching that milestone isn't enough. Read to find out what else needs to be done:VA secretary: 'We can get to zero' homeless veterans We'll work hard, but once all veterans are off the streets, we know our job still … [Read more...]