veteran

It's imperative to look up to and learn from army veterans; only then can we truly understand the sacrifices made by men and women in uniform.

Best Jobs for Disabled Veterans
Joining the military is an exciting and respectful way for young men and women to build their careers through job training and military service. For active duty members who become disabled during trai...
Rich Monetti24 days ago
Rain or Shine, Somers Celebrates Memorial Day
On Monday afternoon, Somers again remembered the fallen in its annual Memorial Day Parade. A lack of compliance from above did not dampen spirits either and making due was no bother for those in atten...
Sarah Phillips2 months ago
We Will Remember Them, Wherever We May Be
As I write this from a sunny but cool London morning in my office, Kiwis in my hometown of Wellington will be starting their night-time routines after what I imagine was a welcome day off work to reme...
Kathleen McGreal3 months ago
A Speck of Hope
With all of the women speaking out and telling their stories I’m inspired to reach others with mine. If my story can give just a speck of hope to another person - man, woman, adult or child, please ta...
Stephen Cleary3 months ago
Tips for Managing Transition Stress for Service Members
Stress can be crippling; and it can easily capture veterans who are transitioning back into civilian life after serving their country. Managing transition stress is overwhelming, due to the entirely n...
Rachel Blanchard4 months ago
7 Assumptions Female Veterans Hate
Veterans in general are amazing individuals who risked their lives serving our country and believing in our freedom. Going out there into battle and facing horrifying events, all veterans should defin...
Rowan Marley4 months ago
Best Resources for Veterans Returning Home
War is hell. We all know this, but no one knows it better than a veteran who has seen it personally. Those who have done their patriotic duty and are now returning home often end up feeling a new type...
Gerald Oppugne4 months ago
Reasons Why Veterans Go Back to War
Do veterans really need to reason why they go back to war? Every single vet among the myriad of unsung heroes have experienced the battlefield in different ways, few ever returning as the same person ...
Melanie Banar4 months ago
What Happened to Me?
I try to remember the turning point. No matter how hard I try, I can't seem to put my finger on one specific event or moment that changed it all. I had such lofty plans for myself. I had such hope. An...
Jenna Gomes4 months ago
Memorial Day
It’s been fifty years since I’ve really thought about him. Even the little memories got blown away with the grenade. But it’s Memorial Day and I’m grilling ribs because no one can tell me I’m too damn...
Heinz Weverink4 months ago
Marching in a Different Parade
When I was about eight-years-old, I was still living in Germany. My uncle took me to see a military parade in our town. That was almost 60 years ago. I don’t remember what the occasion was, and it lik...
Adrian Scott5 months ago
Simple Ways Veterans with PTSD Can Get Help
There are plenty of ways veterans with PTSD can get help, and starting anywhere is a start to be proud of. Coping with such an invasive disorder such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is draining, lif...
Shamus Roan6 months ago
Unsung Heroes
Rain came down in sheets, soaking everything it could at this time of year it was not expected. My colleague and I were working the front desk when a familiar face popped in, drenched but smiling. The...
Natasha Santos6 months ago
5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Joining the Army
Five things I wish I knew before joining the army:
Asia J6 months ago
We're Letting You Go!
Generally, when you enter the military you plan on making it your career. For some that enter, it means we enter as a child and leave as a more mature adult. When I look back on my time as a committed...
Kira Marie6 months ago
US Veterans
We all celebrate the Fourth of July, Veteran's Day, even Memorial Day. We like to say thank you to a gentleman or woman we see on the street displaying veteran status, or to express our appreciation t...
Ashley Bone6 months ago
20 Per Day
The other day I asked in a Veteran's group on Facebook, "Why do you think so many vets suffer from depression? Even those that did not deploy?" and the response I got was overwhelming.After reading ev...
Tim Lawson7 months ago
What Is This Journey?
I wish I could think of something quick whited to say here. I wish I could tell you exactly how this journey will go, or what direction I want to take. To be honest though, if you are reading somethin...