April 15, 2016
Get Ready For Tax Day On April 18

Every so often, April 15 lands on a weekend and the IRS gives us a few extra days to get our taxes done. With the 15th being on a Friday this year, the deadline for your 2015 taxes has been pushed to Monday, April 18. If you haven't done your taxes yet, this weekend is […]

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April 11, 2016
How To Help Veterans During National Volunteer Week

Men and women sacrifice family time, personal safety, wellness, education, employment opportunities and so much more when they sign up for the military. Days such as Veteran's Day and Memorial Day call attention to veterans' service, but it's important to understand these sacrifices and keep them in mind throughout the year because war should not […]

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April 1, 2016
How To Stay Aware During Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. This is an important time for veterans and their families to reflect on how much alcohol they are consuming. Another important factor in alcohol usage is why it’s being consumed. If you or the veteran who is close to you drink in order to cope with emotional or physical pain, […]

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April 1, 2016
Celebrate Children Of The Military In April

It may seem like being a kid is all fun and games, with hanging out with friends, extra-curricular activities and going to school. But the reality is, it's not that easy. If you have a parent – or parents – that are service members, it can be even more challenging. Having a parents in the […]

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March 31, 2016
April Is Counseling Awareness Month

Being in the military can create a lot of stress for service members and their families. Deployments, as well as the time before and after a deployment, can cause service members and their families to feel sad, irritable, or distressed. Even after leaving the military, veterans and their families often continue to struggle. Veterans who […]

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March 25, 2016
Celebrate Two Days Honoring Veterans This March

As March comes to an end, there are two observances that recognize the service and sacrifice of American veterans. National Medal of Honor Day takes place on March 25, and Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day is celebrated March 30. Both of these days provide an opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices veterans made to protect […]

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March 23, 2016
Top 8 Jobs For Veterans Transitioning To The Civilian Workforce

One of the main challenges veterans face when transitioning to civilian life is finding fulfilling employment. The skills used in combat, on base, or in other duties are sometimes hard to translate into marketable skills back home. Looking for a new job is always tough, but it can be even more daunting for the men […]

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March 19, 2016
5 Ways Dogs Help Veterans With PTSD

A pet can make anyone happy, but pet ownership can be especially helpful for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Many veterans returning home from overseas have experienced horrible situations that later cause PTSD. Many different types of therapy can help treat the flashbacks, anxiety, depression, numbness, nightmares and other symptoms that characterize PTSD. While […]

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March 17, 2016
Car Donation Can Improve The Lives Of Veterans With Physical Or Mental Needs

Often times, veterans return home from service with a physical or mental issue that will interfere with their daily lives or even cause difficulty transitioning back to civilian life. While physical changes may be visible immediately upon returning home, mental problems sometimes take a while to develop. According to DoSomething.org, 30 percent of soldiers develop […]

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March 11, 2016
Why Donate Your Car To Vehicles For Veterans?

Vehicles For Veterans is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization benefiting our nation’s heroes. Of the 19.6 million veterans in the United States, many require support and assistance for issues affecting physical or mental health, employment, homelessness, and more. Donating a car, truck, boat, motorcycle, or other vehicle can help to support returning veterans who are in […]

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