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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Help Us Provide Free Lifeline Smart Phones for Military Veterans!

TruConnectDirect will be at the GoHireAVet‘s “Military Jobs, Careers, Business Opportunities & Support Services Expo” at the Anchors Catering & Conference Center in Pt. Loma happening in October (TBA), 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

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

Navy Warship To Be Named After Legendary Marine John Basilone

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John Basilone is the only enlisted Marine to have receive both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross, the nation’s top two medals for combat valor.
A legendary and much honored figure in Marine Corps history is slated to receive another tribute next week at Camp Pendleton.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is scheduled to visit the base Tuesday to speak about a future destroyer being named after the late Marine Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone.
Later that same day, he’s expected to travel to Treasure Island to announce that an upcoming Navy replenishment oiler will be named for another departed leader — gay rights activist Harvey Milk.

Basilone already had a warship named in his honor; it was an older-generation destroyer that was decommissioned in 1977.

In addition, city leaders in Raritan, N.J., erected a statue of their hometown hero in 1948. To this day, the borough holds a parade in his honor each September.

384px-BasiloneUSMCBusiness owners in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood dedicated Piazza Basilone in 2003, a public square that memorializes Basilone in a sculpted bust and pays homage to other Italian-Americans who gave their lives defending the United States.

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Walmart Ramping Up Military Veteran Jobs Initiative

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GoHireAVet.com proudly presents...Walmart pledges to hire 100,000 veterans by 2018. There military veteran hiring initiative is one of the largest out of all companies across the country. They salute America’s heroes more than anything else. They are honored to have the opportunity to employ them, to learn from them, and to support them and their families in every way they can. Through career training and job opportunities, Walmart is helping prepare our troops for successful professional lives both during and after their service in the military.