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Great TED Talks That Veterans Should Check Out

Great TED Talks That Veterans Should Check Out

Veterans consist of some of the greatest men and women in our country, with each giving a portion of their lives in order to protect the United States. Some see active duty, others don't, and regardless of this, veterans often struggle to transition back to civilian...

Great Books That Veterans Can Enjoy This Summer

Great Books That Veterans Can Enjoy This Summer

Memorial Day was a few weeks ago, and while this article might be a little late, I thought I'd write about a few great military books that veterans might enjoy. There are countless military books available to read out there, from exciting fictional tales to...

Great Podcasts For Veterans In 2022

Great Podcasts For Veterans In 2022

One of the best ways to keep up with what's going on with military veterans all around the country is to check out some military podcasts. If you don't know what a podcast is, it's essentially a talk radio show that you can listen to on the internet. That means all...

7 Civilian Career Paths for Veterans

7 Civilian Career Paths for Veterans

Getting back into the workforce can be a daunting task for many military veterans. One of the most common concerns they have is finding a job that honors their skills and experiences. According to Navy Federal, more than 250,000 military veterans enter the workforce...

Military Discounts When Shopping for a Car

Military Discounts When Shopping for a Car

Numerous automakers love to express their gratitude to military servicemen as well as their household members by providing special discounts on their cars. Automakers offer military benefits both domestically and abroad. If you are a former or active duty trooper, the...

How the VA was Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic

How the VA was Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Department of Veterans Affairs has never had the best reputation when it comes to delivering timely, high-quality care to America’s veterans. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the VA’s healthcare system took a massive hit, with millions of canceled or rescheduled...

Tax Breaks For Disabled Veterans

Tax Breaks For Disabled Veterans

If you’re a United States military disabled veteran, you could qualify for several tax breaks as a result. These benefits aren’t applied as a tax credit or deduction on your federal income tax return; rather, these breaks are spread across different areas, meaning...

Better Understanding Veteran Health Issues

Better Understanding Veteran Health Issues

Veterans are a unique population that incorporates loyalty, teamwork, discipline, customs, identity, and hierarchy. However, they are subject to emotional and physical concerns, which sometimes lead to adverse results. Health care professionals should familiarize...

How Disabled Veterans Benefit from The DAV

How Disabled Veterans Benefit from The DAV

Serving in the military is a challenging task. The challenges of war have led to a massive chunk of disabled veterans. The plight of these disabled veterans is often overlooked. In a bid to help disabled veterans, the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service...