The House Passes a Ton of Veterans Bills

The House has passed a large amount of Veterans bills - and there should still be more coming. You can find a decent listing of those bills at the link below. House passes flurry of veterans bills, bigger deal could be looming Lawmakers could be headed toward a veterans omnibus bill covering a host of health, education and employment issues after House members passed a … [Read more...]

Full Frontal’s Samantha Bee and IAVA: Working It For Veterans Who Also Happen To Have Vaginas

Yup! I said it. I made a distinction that we are veterans just like the guys, except for our reproductive and sexual organs. :sigh: Its a conundrum. On the one hand, we want services specific to us, on the other we don't want to be treated differently than men veterans. Maybe one day I'll find the article which shows exactly what the psychological factors are that make it … [Read more...]

Career Resources for Veterans

Happy first week of 2016! This is the time when most of us are trying to figure out what we want the new year to "be about". We set resolutions and pick life themes, hoping beyond hope, for the sake of our self-images and self-worth, that we are able to accomplish whatever we've chosen to be better at longer than we did during 2015. For some, the new year betterment … [Read more...]

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...]