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Is National Guard Service Considered a Veteran

The Army National Guard is a unique part of the United States military that serves both the country and the community. The National Guard responds to all sorts of things, such as domestic emergencies, overseas combat missions, and reconstruction missions, to name a few. The state governor or the President of the U.S. can call on the Guard whenever they want, but National Guard members still have civilian jobs and attend college.   Becoming a member of the Army National Guard gives you the best of both worlds when it comes to serving your country, but when you are finished with your service, will you have veterans benefits? Unfortunately, the answer is that it depends.   Are National Guard Service...

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How Service Dogs Help Veterans

Nearly one-third of the people who have spent time in war zones are plagued by flashbacks, bad dreams, guilt, depression, and more. Also known as PTSD, this debilitating mental disorder leaves people feeling hopeless and worried that there’s no viable way they can live normally. In fact, less than 40% of veterans even seek treatment for their symptoms. In recent years, service dogs have grown as a common way to ease PTSD symptoms in veterans. Here’s why. How Can Service Dogs Help Veterans? They can provide emotional support. Whether you struggle with night terrors, flashbacks, or bouts of deep depression and suicidal ideation, the right service dog can soothe and reduce these thoughts. Service dogs are trained to detect and...

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Who Designed The Vietnam Veterans Memorial?

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a two-acre national memorial located in Washington DC. It honors the service members of the US Armed Forces who fought in the Vietnam War, service members who died in service in Vietnam, and service members who were unaccounted for during the war. This wall is a breathtaking piece to see in real life, but have you ever wondered how the memorial was created? The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund The Vietnam Veterans Memorial organization was founded by Jan Scruggs, who served as an Infantry Corporal during the Vietnam War. He started a charity called the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. and lobbied Congress for two acres of land to build a memorial.   The wall  ...

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Can Veterans Go to Any Hospital?

The VA is always available to veterans for medical care. However, what happens if the VA is too crowded, appointments are too spaced out, or the VA is too far away from where the veteran lives?

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What is a Protected Veteran?

Having the status of a protected veteran means you are protected by the federal government from discrimination when re-entering the civilian workforce. It means that veterans can’t be discriminated against based on their military service. It also means that if the veteran has suffered a disability during service, then reasonable requirements should be made to allow them to continue working.

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