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Submitted by Veteran.com on 11 November 2013 - 2:33pm.
This is Veterans Day and we’d like to thank everyone in uniform (past and present) for defending our country and the Founder’s ideals. Now, if we could just get our elected officials to get off their butts and do the same thing.
Activities are planned around the country and special discounts abound, this should make for plenty of happy people on this Veterans Day.
Enjoy your day, Veterans!
Submitted by Veteran.com on 30 October 2013 - 9:56am.
Army announces major change to retired military customs and courtesies
WASHINGTON — Some customs and courtesies will never change, such as showing respect for the U. S. flag. However, the Army recently modified how retirees’ list their retired status. The Army published the new policy on May 17 in Army Regulation 25-50, Preparing and Managing Correspondence.
AR 25-50 says, “Retired military should follow the same rules as active personnel, except that no organization or branch of the Army will be shown. Show retired status after the grade as follows:
Submitted by jbagby175 on 29 October 2013 - 1:38am.
I'm a former Army Ranger, out for a few months now. The thing I miss the most about the military, is feeling like I'm making a difference. This desire to keep the fight going is what led me to start a business with my brother. Our company is an athletic/leisure apparel company called Chivalry Contego LLC. Contego is Latin for "to clothe" and "to protect". We aim to do this with not only our products, but with donations we will make to various charities on every sale as well.
Submitted by aksilvers on 27 October 2013 - 4:06pm.
I'm a disabled vet living in Alaska. I'm fortunate enough to be able to get around most of the time. I guide in Alaska and want to help those vets not as lucky as me. I want to provide free fishing outings for them. If I can get up and running I can keep this going for as long as I guide. I need some assistance getting started. Please check out this link and share with everyone you know. I have posted adsvon Craigs List and already have over 40 disabled vets wanting to participate. Hope you will help make this a reality for these vets and me. Thank You!
Submitted by BillHarman on 25 October 2013 - 7:31pm.
I was at Korat during early years of Vietnam war with a F105 unit TDY from Kadena AFB Okinawa. There was no plant growth any where on base. We lived in open huts very close to perimeter fence. I am looking for a "buddy" (any body) that could help to confirm the conditions. I am diagnosed with prostrate cancer, diabetes II, and various heart diseases. Don't know if they used agent orange or not for sure but the airbase was BALD enough to convince me that somethine very strong was used.
Submitted by Veteran.com on 24 October 2013 - 4:26pm.
Everyone Serves: A Handbook for Family & Friends of Service Members: During Pre-Deployment, Deployment and Reintegration [Kindle Edition]
Everyone Serves is a FREE eBook designed to help family and friends of service members manage the stresses of deployment and build resilience in ways that are valuable to themselves and their warriors long after the deployment experience is completed. It was created through extensive contributions and review from military experts, service members, military families, and mental health professionals.
This informative handbook also includes useful resources and worksheets to help military families effectively manage the issues discussed in each chapter.
Everyone Serves: A Handbook for Family & Friends of Service Members is made possible thanks to the generous support of Blue Star Families and Vulcan Productions, founded by philanthropist Paul G. Allen, in collaboration with ProSocial, a social change agency leveraging media to create public engagement and sustainable impact.
Submitted by Veteran.com on 16 October 2013 - 10:01am.
The Affordable Health Care Act (Obamacare) kicks in on 1 Jan 2014 and VA Health Care is acceptable as current insurance.
Most Honorably Discharged Veterans should qualify for VA Health Care with or without a Disability. For more info on Eligibility see http://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/resources/priority_groups.asp
Enroll at any V.A. facility or download form 1010-EZ to complete and take to your nearest V.A Clinic or Hospital to get your V.A. Health Card and be assigned a primary Health Care Doctor. You will need your original or certified copy of your DD-214 with you and an I.D.
Download 1010-EZ: https://www.1010ez.med.va.gov
VA Obamacare info: http://www.va.gov/health/aca/index.asp