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The Inspiring Story of Charlie Linville

The Inspiring Story of Charlie Linville

Soldiers never give up. Charlie Linville is living proof. The ex-Marine who lost is leg has become the first wounded war veteran to scale Mount Everest, a 29,000-feet trek that took him to the top of the world’s tallest mountain.

Veteran Spotlight: Elizabeth Edison

Veteran Spotlight: Elizabeth Edison

Ticketmaster and Live Nation recognize the importance of the men and women who have bravely sacrificed and served in the Armed Forces. To do this, they have created “Hero Nation,” a group aimed at building a community within their organization and helping veterans advance their career through networking, training, and education. One of the beneficiaries of Hero Nation is US Navy Veteran, Elizabeth Edison.

Top Podcasts For Veterans, By Veterans

Top Podcasts For Veterans, By Veterans

According to 2015 statistics, that are more than 18 million military veterans living in the United States. Many veterans may not realize that there are scores of podcasts hosted by other veterans for the enjoyment of their comrades. The shows encompass a wide range of topics that include comedy performances, fitness, and self-improvement tips, as well as individual war stories.

Louisiana’s New Program: Veterans First Business Initiative

Louisiana’s New Program: Veterans First Business Initiative

The state of Louisiana has launched a new program to certify and help promote businesses that are created and owned by veterans. The Veterans First Business Initiative is a product of Louisiana’s economic development department. The initiative will make it easy for consumers and other businesses to identify businesses that are operated by veterans. This will make it easier for people to decide to help support those who have served their country.

Veteran Omar Columbus and the Use of Creativity as Therapy

Veteran Omar Columbus and the Use of Creativity as Therapy

When veterans return home from war, they tend to experience difficulties in readjusting to civilian life and coping with trauma as a result of their tours. The resources available for veterans are sparse, and identifying how to effectively manage stress and navigate ordinary life can be a challenge. For veterans like Omar Columbus, creative pursuits can be the answer.

Mission 22: A Spotlight on Veteran Magnus Johnson

Mission 22: A Spotlight on Veteran Magnus Johnson

Following their service, many veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress (PTS) and challenges with acclimating to civilian life. Due to many factors such as a lack of community support and available resources, these veterans often succumb to suicide.

A Look At American “Vetrepreneurship”

A Look At American “Vetrepreneurship”

When transitioning back to civilian life, many veterans find that they are well-equipped to become entrepreneurs. Their military experience tends to provide them with many suitable skills such as discipline, ambition, and teamwork.