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

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

Help Us Provide Free Lifeline Smart Phones for Homeless Veterans!

TruConnectDirect will be at the GoHireAVet‘s “Military Jobs, Careers, Business Opportunities & Support Services Expo” at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station happening in early January 2018, Seating is limited ~ you must Click Here to RSVP!

GoHireAVet is seeking Brand Ambassadors locally here in San Diego to help us in providing FREE iPhones & Android Smart Phones to Homeless & Struggling Military Veterans!

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GET A FREE IPHONE OR ANDROID SMART CELLPHONE , 100 MB OF DATA AND UNLIMITED TEXTING AND CALLS! (WIFI ELIGIBLE).

TRUCONNECTDIRECT cellphone service ~ This service provides mobile phone service to income eligible residents as part of the government-funded LIFELINE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. If you participate in any of the following public assistance programs such as:Continue reading

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

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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Hilton Worldwide’s Military Hiring Initiative: Operation Opportunity

Military veterans are a natural fit for Hilton Worldwide. We share similar Values – like integrity, ownership and teamwork – which support our company’s Mission to become the preeminent global hospitality leader. Your understanding of cultural differences and diversity is also extremely valuable here, as is your ability to lead others. Hilton Worldwide is proud to hire former military men and women and military spouses. It is our commitment to hire 10,000 veterans within the next five years, and provide the training and educational opportunities to support your transition into our organization. Learn more click here

Veteran Of The Day: Marine Corps Veteran Jason Dunham

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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps Veteran Jason Dunham.

Cpl. Jason Dunham served during the Iraq War with the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for deliberately falling on a grenade, using his own body as a shield to save him fellow marines.

Jason was born on November 10, 1981 in Scio, New York, which was coincidentally the 206th anniversary of the founding of the Marine Corps. He joined the Marine Corps after graduating from Scio High School in 2000, and served as a security force sentry at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia, until 2003. In 2004, he was deployed to Iraq and stationed in Al-Karabilah, where he served as squad leader.Continue reading