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.
Most Important Things for Veterans to Know About GI Benefits
Those who served for our country missed out on a lot of the education that they should be gaining knowledge from. That's where the Forever GI Bill comes into play.
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Best And Worst States For Military Retirees
When you're retiring out of the military there's a lot of work to be done in connection with your personal life. Deciding on marriage, your girlfriend should know what becoming a military wife truly entails. You should also feel comfortable in rejoining the human race. What to do now? How do I move forward? And, most importantly of all, where do I go?
Best Jobs for Veterans
Getting out of the military can be a jarring experience for many of our servicemen and women. Returning to civilian life can be hard enough, and while these brave men and women are trying to get their personal lives back in order, they have to worry about something that can be extremely stressful even under the best circumstances: finding a job.
What Is Veterans Day?
Veterans Day isn't exactly one of the most easily-remembered holidays in the American calendar. Most people don't even remember what day it is, or what we're supposed to remember about it, aside from veterans who have served in a war.
Calm Before the Storm
"At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we shall remember them." From her seated position on the bench, Jenna had a fantastic view of Alexander Gardens in front of her. Situated in the centre of Cardiff, the small garden area held the city's war memorial, and it was remembrance day. Around 500 people were gathered around the memorial, some veterans, some currently serving, others just the public coming to pay their respects. Jenna in a sense was both serving and public. Where she sat she was much further from the memorial than most. However, what she was more interested in was the gun salute that would go off at precisely 1100 hours. The gun was around 400 yards in front of her, and the memorial a further 500. James stood at the gun, his hand poised in the air ready to give the signal. James was 104 Royal Regiment Artillery, and Jenna was a Probationary Instructor with the Army cadet adult volunteers. After meeting James, she'd become inspired by military service, and after realising she could never join the armed forces as her condition coeliac disease prevented her, becoming a volunteer with the cadets was the next best thing.
This Is Mike Ryan
This is Mike Ryan. Let me introduce you: Mike Ryan startled me outside of Albertsons from a dark corner when he asked me for a cigarette. I had stopped to roll myself one and hadn't noticed Mike sitting in the alcove on the sidewalk outside the Albertsons supermarket. He was wearing a camouflage canvas jacket, combat trousers and sandals on his feet. I nodded affirmatively, finished rolling and handed him the cigarette.
The Real Faces of Disabled Veterans in America
When people think about disabled veterans they assume you're speaking about old men in their 70’s who were in World War II or Vietnam, but in today's society, millennials are the new faces of the veteran community. I grew up in a middle-class family.
Rejoining the Human Race
The army changed my life forever. For the better in some ways, the opposite in more. I'm writing this so hopefully someone, somewhere, will read this and not paint the ceiling. Things do get better, no matter what. I am living proof, as is most of humanity.