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

Walmart Ramping Up Military Veteran Jobs Initiative

Veteran Jobs at Walmart

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.

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

Respite Care for Veteran Caregivers

Respite care is temporary, short-term care provided to a Veteran so that an informal or family caregiver can be relieved from the day-to-day stress and strain of caring for a loved one. Caregivers of Veterans who are on demand 24/7 truly need time away and return to their caregiving tasks refreshed and rejuvenated. Every enrolled Veteran is eligible for respite services.Continue reading

Stand Down a Veterans Villages of San Diego Event That Helps Save Lives

For 28 years now Veterans Villages of San Diego produces an event called Stand Down each summer in July that helps struggling U.S. Military Veterans get a “Hand Up & Not A Hand Out”.

I know it all too well as in 2013 I attended my first Stand Down after hitting complete bottom in life after struggling for a few years after the real estate bubble burst and the U.S. economy tanked.   I had the intention that it was going to be a weekend camping trip and then I was “checking out”, but Stand Down saved my life.

What is a Stand Down?Continue reading