October is Agent Orange Awareness Month

Researched & written by C. Orlowski & R. MacDougall. Agent Orange is an herbicide that contains the chemical TCDD, a type of dioxin. This dioxin is highly toxic. Depending on location and conditions, it can stay in the environment over 100 years. It can stay in the human body up to 20 years. It is ... Read more

Not Too Soon to Think About the Holidays

It’s not too soon to start thinking about the winter holiday season. Many organizations have programs that offer holiday help like gifts, food, and decorations to those meeting low-income and other criteria. They start planning early to meet deadlines and provide support for as many as possible. This article presents some of the programs that … Read more

The VA Makes House Calls

  Written by Neil Lichtman – 100% Disabled Vietnam Combat Veteran & Founding Director of Know A Vet?  I’m old enough to remember when doctors would come to the house with their little black bags when you called them. That was before HMO’s and insurance companies got involved and before clinics.  I hope none of you … Read more

Mission, Purpose, & Therapy From Farming: Help for Veteran Farmers

Researched by C. Orlowski & R. MacDougall. Written by R. MacDougall Though the activities of farming can be therapeutic, an operating farm is a business.  Like with other businesses, farming requires know-how and experience. It requires developing or accessing infrastructure, production, and marketing. It requires business planning. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) says “you are … Read more

The PACT Act is Great. But there is More. So much More!

While I’m sure all you Afghan and Iraqi war Veterans have been reading about all the newly added Presumptive Illnesses in the PACT act, I hope our older Vets didn’t overlook that this act also covers more of their illnesses as well. Before I get to my main point, please let me remind everyone that … Read more

PACT ACT & Your VA Benefits

Image: The PACT Act is a new law that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans – and their survivors -exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances. President Biden signed the PACT Act into law August 10, 2022. The full name of the law is The Sergeant First Class (SFC) Heath Robinson … Read more

Mission, Purpose & Therapy From Farming: Farm Education & Training

Researched by C. Orlowski & R. MacDougall. Written by R. MacDougall. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) says Veterans bring a wide range of experiences and a strong work ethic to farming. In 2016 asked agricultural employers about challenges faced when hiring Veterans. When there were challenges, the reason given most often was that … Read more

August Is National Immunization Awareness Month

Written by Shalou Alberto. Updated August 2022 by Know A Vet? August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM).  We all need shots (vaccines) to help protect us from serious diseases. This protection is called immunization. Immunization works by helping to teach the immune system how to fight off a future infection of a particular type. … Read more

Cold Exposure as Combat Injury

    Image Credit: Media Drum World Researched & written by Know A Vet? July 27, 2022, marks the 69th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice Day. This war was fought from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953. Active fighting stopped in 1953 but Congress extended the war period to January 31, 1955.  This ... Read more

Mission, Purpose & Therapy from Farming

Researched by C. Orlowski & R. MacDougall. Written by R. MacDougall. Do you know that Veterans make good farmers? And that farming can be good for Veterans? Why Veterans make good farmers Arcadia Farm says “years of service have honed their [Veterans] ability to lead; to work independently or as part of a team; to … Read more

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