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Women and Guns

The Meaning of Women’s Veterans Day June 12 marks the anniversary of the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act of 1948. Having served for many years in the Army, I can attest to the great and profound impact women in our armed forces have had. Women Warriors have overcome much over

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Walk For Vets: PTSD Warrior’s Walk

Cross Country Walk: Key West, Florida to San Diego, California Have you ever had a crazy idea and go for it? Well, on September 4, 2019, John Ring had an idea. It was a bit crazy, but that never stopped the Infantry before. “I’m going to walk across the country

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The History of Krav Maga

Krav Maga is made to be simple. Any sound tactical system with a worthy goal, such as self-defense, should be. In a threatening situation, a person needs as few tactics as possible to protect themselves and evade danger, which are the goals of the Krav Maga practice. Krav Maga’s history

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Veterans and the Medicare Part B Late Enrollment Penalty

Medicare, the federal health insurance program primarily for individuals aged 65 and older, is vital in ensuring access to healthcare services for millions of Americans. Part B of Medicare covers outpatient services, including doctor’s visits, preventive care, and durable medical equipment. While enrollment in Part B is crucial for accessing

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The Veteran Woman: Unseen Battle Scars

Before leaving the military, the term PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) was unfamiliar to me. I thought that was only for the guys on the front lines who saw drastic things during their time at war. What I didn’t know then were the many facets of PTSD. While serving, I

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Family Fun in the Summer Sun

For many families, Florida is synonymous with “theme park.” Most Florida theme parks offer military, veteran, and sometimes First Responder discounts, making them affordable for families. However, summer is a beautiful time to take advantage of our state’s hidden treasures, save money, entertain the kids, and even find some soul-soothing

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Without Glory – Aftermath

The members of A-Team sit around our open-bay barracks. Everyone but Billings is drinking. The mood is tense. It’s so thick that the air could be cut with a knife. No one has spoken more than a word or two in the last hour. We suffer within ourselves, unable to

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Veteran Voices

The most common mental health challenges faced by veterans, active duty, and reservists include PTSD, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and moral crises like suicide or homicide. Triggering events, nightmares, flashbacks, hypervigilance, and emotional detachment often cause us to feel ostracized or stigmatized within our peer groups. Internal struggles with trauma,

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