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February 7, 2018

Barbara Stokes of GSH Of Alabama Discusses The New Government Contract She Signed

Green Structure Homes Delivered (commonly known as GSH Of Alabama, LLC) is a company headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama. They are disaster relief construction contractors who provide housing for families and businesses after a disaster strikes a region. They recently announced that they had signed a new contract with the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) and […]

February 5, 2018

SOLDIERS HAVE FAMILIES, TOO

In an an article article published on the Huffington Post by Shad Meshad, President of the National Veterans Foundation, an 84-year-old World War II veteran from Finland summed up his experience by stating, “War changes you, there’s no denying that. It’s useless say it doesn’t or that you’ll get over it. You don’t.” I remember […]

February 4, 2018

Trump Administration Plans Improvement in Mental Health Care for Veterans

President Trump has ordered members of his cabinet to devise a plan to improve and expand mental health care for U.S. veterans. The president signed an executive order last week “supporting our Veterans during their Transition from Uniformed Service to Civilian Life.” The order instructs the secretaries of Defense, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs to […]

February 3, 2018

A Vietnam Vet Learns to Love Again Thanks to Dog

It was February of 1970 when Bob Calderon’s life changed. He was a 19-year-old Marine that had just been blasted by a grenade in Vietnam, shrapnel so embedded in his legs that doctors had to amputate them above the knee. But this didn’t stop the Vietnam veteran from living a full life. He eventually graduated […]

February 2, 2018

Trump Addresses Suicide Rates Amongst Veterans With Executive Order

United States President Donald Trump signed an executive order that will provide more support to military veterans transitioning to life as civilians. The order is a specific attempt on the part of the president to positively affect suicide rates for veterans. One in five returning veterans that have served in Iraq and Afghanistan have been […]

February 1, 2018

Guide Dogs Can Help Disabled Veterans In A Number Of Ways

It is always refreshing to read some positive, heart-warming news on the Internet. A recent news story from U.S. News & World Report tells of a disabled Vietnam veteran whose life was transformed by being introduced to a guide dog. After becoming a double amputee in the Vietnam War in 1970, former Marine Bob Calderon […]

January 31, 2018

President Trump’s Annual Physical: Will He Be Tested on Cognitive Impairment?

According to an article recently published by The Huffington Post, President Donald Trump is due to have his annual physical on Friday, January 12th. The question is, will be have the recommended screening for cognitive impairment? Thus far, the only information America has received about Trump’s state of health was that which was provided by […]

January 30, 2018

VoteVets File Suit Against Trump Administration on Behalf of Fallen U.S. Service Members

A raid by U.S. forces that ended in the deaths of five U.S. service members several weeks ago prompted VoteVets to file a law suit against the Trump administration. The group has filed for information about the lethal mishap, under the Freedom of Information Act, demanding answers for the misleading public response to the failed […]

January 29, 2018

Social Security For Veterans

As Americans celebrated Veterans Day, a forgotten matter should be discussed-Social security. The benefits of social security need to expand. Currently, they are too low. Veterans, just like the rest of Americans, receive these low but modest benefits, with each veteran getting only $1,377, translating to $16,524 per year. The work of social security is […]

January 28, 2018

Special Cellblocks for Incarcerated Military Veterans on the Rise

An increasing number of state and county correctional facilities across the nation are allocating entire cellblocks for incarcerated veterans. Eight percent of all inmates in the United States are veterans, many of whom are more prone to serious mental illnesses like PTSD as a byproduct of their military service. In the last five years, there […]