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A soldier who served 27 years in the army, Winn leads a prison in a state where more than 2,000 veterans are incarcerated. This year, Michigan became the 14th state to create a veteran-only ward, where Winn currently confines 200 inmates discharged from military service under honorable or general ...
"I don't want to say that it's a crisis, but it's a crisis when it comes to veterans and service members taking their lives. There's this unwritten rule where it's hard for people who haven't served in the military to comprehend that and feel comfortable talking to a veteran about it so it's almost easier to turn a blind ...

He holds five military occupational specialties: infantryman, cavalry scout, intelligence analyst, geospatial imagery analyst and counterintelligence special agent. In 2000, he transferred to the Georgia National Guard. McElroy received the Purple Heart Medal of Honor after the Humvee he was traveling in ...
The government shutdown will mean big changes for military members and veterans ... veteran's day parade 2017 ... Retiree pay, Veteran's Affairs disability benefits, and Survivor's Benefits Plan benefits: These plans are funded through separate money from the annually appropriated funds, so beneficiaries will still receive ...
Perhaps no group of Americans was impacted by the shutdown as much as military veterans and families. The federal government provides a ton of services to them --everything from health care to education, housing, recreation, and subsidized groceries. Military hospitals and clinics mostly stayed open, ...
These benefits include access to the GI Bill, veteran home loans, health care from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and a burial in a national cemetery. Matt Thorn, president and CEO of OutServe-SLDN, an advocacy organization for the LGBTQ military community, said the process for having one's ...
Nate and Frank realize that every story is unique and each person processes in a different way, but through their organization they hope to honor and provide a service for veterans in the State of Oregon and eventually around the country. So far they have held three VetSpeak forums with the fourth being ...
A large number of often small contributions made the opening of the now fully furnished three bedroom, two bath house decorated with military memorabilia possible, Russell said. The house is named to honor Robert "Popeye" Carter, a longtime advocate for veterans in Waco who, among other efforts, ...
In other audio unearthed by CNN, Higbie, a former Navy Seal, derided military veterans with PTSD as having "a weak mind," and said he thought a large majority of people with PTSD were being dishonest. "I'd say 75 percent of people with PTSD don't actually have it, and they're either milking something ...
Leon Magnum, a U.S. Army veteran said, "We are honored to have partnered with the Allen J. Lynch Medal of Honor veterans Assistance Program and the Union League Club of Chicago for this January 24, 2018 Event." The UWUA Power For America Trust has since expanded the UMAP Program to their ...
"I think that there is a perception that veterans have experiences that average citizens simply don't understand or can't understand," Vitalo said. From that disconnect springs a well of misperceptions. For instance, in the study, non-veterans often underestimated the education levels of their veteran ...
Eastern Kentucky University ranks seventh nationally, and tops in Kentucky, among the best colleges and universities for military veterans, according to College Choice. Last fall, EKU finished 14th nationally in the annual Military Times: Best Colleges rankings, up from 17th the previous year. In the Military ...
President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order directing government departments to try to prevent suicide among military veterans by treating mental health problems before they become more serious. Trump's order directs the departments of Defense, Homeland security and veterans ...

The New Hampshire House has passed a bill that would create a state Department of veterans and Military Affairs. The goal of the bill is to bring all ... I would think every veteran sitting at this table would want not one veteran left behind, and I've seen it too often," said Baldasaro. Opponents of the bill say ...
... meditation app for veterans, it was an especially meaningful experience for the Corey Martin and Layne Harris. Both 360i executives had served in the military. The Bravo Tango Brain Training app they helped create was developed in partnership with former Air Force psychologist and combat veteran Dr.
Above: San Antonio's VFW Post 76, a popular hangout for veterans who often prefer to socialize with each other rather than with non-veterans, is shown in this undated photo. army veteran Anthony Sadler spent more than thirty years in the military, including two deployments to Iraq. But though he's no ...
Lorrie Behl, a Black Hills National Cemetery representative, said a national law called the dignified burial act requires that every eligible veteran receive a military funeral honors ceremony, to include folding and presenting the United States burial flag and the playing of Taps. The law defines a military ...
It's an organization focused around showing appreciation for our Central Wisconsin veterans and active military members and their families. Holberg will come to the homes of any of the three and install a free house-mounted flagpole and flag. "I love doing it-- it gives me a great sense of pride to know that ...
The veterans and Military Resource Centers (VMRC) at the school have been named number one by Military Times Best for the fifth year running. CCC has a VMRC at its Columbus, Grand Island, Hastings and Kearney locations- all of which said they are highly committed to the success of their veteran students.
military veterans come home in Foreign to Myself ... They solicited stories as well as anonymous feedback and realized there weren't simple answers to who enlists and what active or veteran members of ... "Some veterans like (when people say it), and some think it's an empty platitude," Kaminstein says.
Al Miller loves to congratulate fellow veterans for their service. ... Men and a Truck franchise owners Justin Tangeman and Tyler Whalen wanting to honor a veteran with a hunting trip, she thought she'd take a chance and submit a letter. ... As his wife says, he loves seeing veterans honored for their service.
Through the tournament's partnerships with WestRock, the presenting sponsor of military initiatives, and Richmond-based Virginia Values veterans (V3), the tournament is able to deliver on several military programs, providing military men, women and their families with memorable experiences throughout ...
At AgCareers.com, we feel very strongly about promoting and celebrating the hiring of military veterans and professionals in farm organizations. It is likely you feel the same, as the practice of actively recruiting and hiring military professionals and veterans returns the favor of their service to their country.
Malta - This week, one military veteran braved the frigid air and crawled under his mobile home to inspect ductwork after his heat shut off. In early December, the strut on another veteran's car was so severely damaged that it ruined one of his tires, too. Six days before Christmas, a young military ...
"Our office is deeply committed to helping veterans repurpose their military training and skills into lucrative careers in both public and private sectors," said Travis Simpson, who is coordinator of Gwinnett Tech's Office of veterans Affairs. "Through private philanthropy, Gwinnett Tech was the first technical ...
The laws make it easier for veterans and military personnel to get cancer screenings, terminate their phone contracts during deployment, obtain specialty veterans' license plates and more. "Illinois' heroes have worked to serve and protect our democratic values and principles. It's important that we continue ...
"This designation is a tribute to the interest and support of our 800-plus military-affiliated students by our entire staff and faculty," said CTC veteran Services Coordinator Dr. Barry Munday, who is leading the college's initiative to support student-veterans and their family members. "Our challenge is great and ...
"I think that there is a perception that veterans have experiences that average citizens simply don't understand or can't understand," Vitalo said. From that disconnect springs a well of misperceptions. For instance, in the study, non-veterans often underestimated the education levels of their veteran ...
Red Cross Volunteer Opportunity: The American Red Cross needs volunteers on Fort Bragg to work with military members and veterans. To become a volunteer, apply online at redcross.org or contact Linda R. Daney at 907-6234 or Linda.Daney2@Redcross.org. Career Resource Center: The Fort Bragg ...
Vermont Business Magazine Easterseals Vermont is happy to announce a $25,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation for its Military & veterans Services program. This significant gift will allow Easterseals VT to provide Care Coordination and emergency financial assistance when no other resource is ...
The College of Saint Rose has received $100,000 to help fund a Massry veteran Scholarship program. The Massry Charitable Foundation made the donation to provide financial support for veterans and military personnel to help bridge the gap between their military benefits and tuition costs. The donation ...
(WFLA) - Making the transition from war to home is a battle in and of itself. A large number of Bay area veterans struggle every day with problems linked to their time at war, and their transition from combat to home life is far from seamless--many are struggling simply to survive. In a special report, "The ...
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Times Free Press in November 2016 published a story that included information about Vietnam veteran Stephen D. Holloway, who ... If Holloway's Purple Heart claims are true, veterans who study military awards, documents and records say, he would be the most decorated service ...
NEW BEDFORD -- A 54-year-old New Bedford man accused of assaulting and choking his girlfriend last year had his charges dismissed on a simple defense: He's a military veteran. Allan T. Santos's attorney got him cleared of the charges by invoking the state's Valor Act, which steers veterans into ...
John Katko and a Democratic colleague would enable more military service members to transfer Post-9/11 G.I. Bill education benefits to their spouses or ... Through the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, eligible personnel may receive up to 36 months of education benefits, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, a Vietnam War veteran, made a controversial remark about transgender servicemembers. veterans took issue with his statement and began sharing images of themselves in uniform with a message for Moore. Some of them expressed their support for his rival, ...
Grateful Nation: student veterans and the Rise of the Military-friendly Campus is a deep dive into just one part of our militarized and weaponized culture. Through extensive work with hundreds of veterans and a detailed investigation into veterans in college, Ellen Moore has powerfully illuminated and ...
A wounded vet herself, in 2008, Pearsall began to take photos of veterans while waiting for treatment at the VA hospital near her home and the veteran's Portrait Project was born. During her 10 years in the military, Pearsall twice won Military Photographer of the Year and has since won numerous other ...
It was at an Adkins' concert in Paducah, Kentucky when during "Still a soldier," he invited U.S. military veterans onstage to thank them for their service. While Gerwitz along with his friend, Nick May, and a retired first lieutenant who served in the Vietnam War stood onstage, the Vietnam vet called them to ...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Louisville Metro had over 100 homicides for the second year in a row, and one military veteran told WHAS11 News that it's too much. "For us to go to sleep with people within five miles of our house are being shot and killed, it needs to grab all of our attention," said retired ...
2017 was a year of frustration but also incremental progress for military veterans, veterans' organizations and supporters, as they continued to lobby federal and state politicians to expand legalized medical marijuana research -- as well as greater veteran access to legal pot for treatment of a variety of ...
Ask enough women veterans about their own experience with homelessness and you hear a consistent refrain, that they were "unprepared" for life after the military, that homelessness "surprised" them, and they were therefore unable to plan for it. In an effort to better understand the topic overall, we ...
Florida has made it a priority to help military retirees find a second career. So, lawmakers created a grant program that reimburses businesses for half of the training costs for every veteran they hire up to $8,000 per employee. And the state also started an entrepreneurship program just for veterans.
Lowe's spokeswoman Megan Lewis said the retail chain accepts both the new national id card and the VA health card as well as the Pennsylvania license with the veteran's designation and several Department of Defense IDs for military service members. veterans also can apply for the discount through ...
A veteran is generally defined as someone who served in the active military, naval or air service for 90 days or more and was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. However, a majority of national veteran suicide research only focuses on veterans who were honorably discharged and are ...
Victory Media is originator of the family of Military Friendly employment, entrepreneurship, and education resources for veterans and their families, according to a press release. For more than a decade, these ratings have set the standard for colleges demonstrating positive employment and education ...


 

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