PTSD Treatment: A Veteran’s Perspective on Medical Marijuana

PTSD Treatment: A Veteran’s Perspective on Medical Marijuana.  It’s time for the federal government to step up to the plate and allow our Veterans to choose for themselves the treatment they desire! Over 22 Veterans commit suicide EVERY Day! Enough is ENOUGH! Listen to what one veteran has to say about his choice.

Below are the answers to some questions about PTSD that are often asked by Veterans and their families.Continue reading

Veterans Advantage’s VetRewards Program Savings up to 30%!

GoHireAVet.com proudly introduces the Veterans Advantage VetRewards Program!

Veterans Advantage‘s mission is threefold:

  1. To respect our Military and Veterans’ rights to privacy and protect their personal information when redeeming military discounts.
  2. To increase public recognition of the value of our Military and Veterans and their families, their service and sacrifice, and raise public awareness of their contributions.
  3. To reward all who serve our nation with new benefits from top brands who wish to honor and thank America’s Veterans with special savings.

Try us for less than $5! 30 Day Trial to the one of the most comprehensive Military Member Plans online … just $4.95! 

Locals to Serve Veterans at Annual Christmas Day Dinner

CBS News 8 – San Diego, CA News Station – KFMB Channel 8

SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) — Are you taking a day to enjoy Christmas with your family?

Johan Engman decided the best way to spend Christmas Day is with our veterans.

Johan is the founder & owner of Rise & Shine Restaurant Group and along with Dara Morgan, a representative from Wounded Warrior Project San Diego stopped by Morning Extra to share more about the tradition of giving back.

Veterans can register for the free Christmas dinner by clicking here.Continue reading

VA Enhanced-Use Lease For Homeless Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs Enhanced-Use Lease Program (EUL) is an important component of both VA’s mission to end Veteran homelessness and the departments overall asset management program.

Through this program, VA out-leases underutilized real estate under its jurisdiction or control to the private sector for up to 75 years for the purpose of developing supportive housing for homeless and at risk Veterans and their families.

Through this innovative portfolio management tool, Veterans are provided with an expanded range of services that would not otherwise be available on medical center campuses.

Vietnam Veterans High Blood Pressure Study Findings

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Study of nearly 4,000 Veterans in the Army Chemical Corps between 1965 and 1973

By Stephanie Green Eber, MPH Health Science Specialist – Epidemiology Program VA Office of Patient Care

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

VA researchers found a link between service-related occupational exposure to herbicides and high blood pressure (hypertension) risk among U.S. Army Chemical Corps (ACC) Veterans, a group of Veterans assigned to do chemical operations during the Vietnam War. Researchers also found an association between military service in Vietnam and hypertension risk among these Veterans.Continue reading

Veterans Day Parade San Diego By IAVA

The Veterans Day Parade San Diego by IAVA (Iraq Afghanistan Veterans of America) was a great event showcasing not only the incredible support of our country’s great armed forces service personnel and the military community as a whole, especially here in San Diego, California.

 

IAVA is the leading voice of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in Washington and communities nationwide. Led by veterans, our non-partisan advocacy work ensures that Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families are supported, protected and never forgotten. Since 2004, IAVA has been a juggernaut in Washington, creating
and driving the national conversation on issues ranging from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) to women veteran issues to veteran unemployment. IAVA’s dedicated staff in Washington, D.C. leads this work, advocating on behalf of our members daily. We also train our member veterans to be powerful advocates for their community.Continue reading

Veterans for Safe Access and Compassionate Care

This PSA is in tribute to the 22 daily veteran suicides and to the countless veterans that silently suffer. Please stand with us to support veterans by supporting US Senate Bill 852 “Veterans Health Promotion Act” and US House of Representatives Bill 3516 “Veterans and Armed Forces Health Promotion Act.”Continue reading

September Is Suicide Prevention Month Be There To Help Save a Life!

Whether you have a minute or an hour, your genuine act of kindness can help someone going through a difficult time feel included and less alone. This video emphasizes that we can all play a role in preventing suicide — and that showing someone you care can be an important first step. Your actions could help save a life!

To someone going through a difficult time, a text, a call, or a visit can mean so much. And sometimes, even the smallest act has the power to change a life. That’s The Power of 1: One person, one connection, or one simple act of compassion can open the door to vital support for a Veteran in crisis.

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Join Us Today for the Marines Toys For Tots Drive at the USS Midway Today!

That’s right! Our goal is to fill a 7-ton US Marine Corps truck with toys!

A donation of two toys will receive a free guest pass to the museum, while supplies last! One pass per person.

Join us for a day of fun activities including:

  • 9 AM – 2 PM: Star 94.1 Live Broadcast, say hello to Delana and the Star Team!
  • Meet Santa Claus and take a selfie for a chance to spin and win USS Midway merchandise.
  • San Diego Jeep Club will drive through with 100+ decorated Jeeps and tons of toys!
  • Military vehicles on display.
  • 10 AM – 3 PM: Vendor booths, giveaways, contest and more.
  • Limited 15 minute parking available at no cost to attend the toy drive.
  • Skydiving Santa will be landing on the flight deck throughout the day starting at 10 AM, courtesy of Skydiving Innovations!

 

DMV Begins Offering “Veteran” Designation on Driver Licenses

Veteran Status Verification Form and Fees Required

Sacramento – Veterans can begin applying to receive the word VETERAN on their driver license or identification (ID) card starting today, November 12, 2015.  The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) wants to remind veterans that they must first obtain a Veteran Status Verification Form from a County Veteran Service Office (CVSO), BEFORE visiting a DMV office to apply for the designation.Continue reading