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When the Cupboard is Bare

Estimates show that almost 25% of Veterans living in the United States experience food insecurity. (Cohen et al., 2020) MAZON reports that: More than 1 in 4 female Veterans 67% of student Veterans 27% of Iraq and Afghanistan war Veterans struggle with food insecurity. Food insecurity is when there is…...

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It’s Tough Getting Started

Photo by Connor Kelley from Pexels The word we hear most often, especially from post 9/11 Vets, when we talk of getting to a better life, is “overwhelming”. Veterans Administration (VA) alone has so many sites and so much information that even without adding in all the local resources available…...

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Homelessness: Is There Help?

Researched by Shannon Wahler, Surekha Karudapuram, & Ruth MacDougall. Written by Ruth MacDougall. In This Article: – VA Help – Community Help – VA Employment Programs Helping Combat Homelessness The National Alliance to End Homelessness says no two people experience homelessness the same way, yet, they all have in common…...

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Veterans Helping Veterans

  Based on a KAV article by Natalie Schroeder and Andrea Bowling. Researched & written by Ruth MacDougall. For Veterans, help from other Veterans is one of the most valuable sources of help.  This is because Veterans best understand the experiences and challenges of other Veterans. Service members share a…...

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Sexual Violence, What Is It And How To Protect Yourself

The feel of his dry papery hands on the back of my neck sends cold chills down my back. I want to scream and run out his office but the hours that I have spent working keeps me in the chair. This opportunity for this promotion is with in my grasp.   When he called me…...

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Back In The Basement, And How To Get Out!

Conflicting emotions swirl as I pull into the driveway. Gratitude for having a place to live. Resentment for needing a place to live. My mom’s house. I’d lived here before enlisting. I never thought I’d be back except to visit. Yet, here I am. Finished with military service and needing…...

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How to Stretch Your Retirement Dollars

And more tips to help financial security after retirement I sip from the glass of water in front of me, uncomfortable as the only person at the table without a coffee and donut. But prices are up again. I hear the light-hearted retelling of deployment stories and bragging about grandkids.…...

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Secure Your Money Secure Your Future!

I stare at the credit card bill, then look at my bank balance on the screen in front of me. How could this be? Again, I cannot make the minimum payment. My pay shows in the transaction list. Is it the right amount? I don’t know. I’d worked overtime recently,…...

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How Mobile Technologies Can Help Our Veterans- Apps and Programs

As I look out my window across the fields, I see the lone road winding its way down the hill and past my house off into the evaporating distance. No cars pass and haven’t passed for a good hour and the gloom of evening is beginning to descend. This has…...

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Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating Among Veterans

The blinking digital numbers on the scales seem to be taking forever. I can’t believe I agreed to have dinner with my friends last night.  Now I have to get up an hour earlier so I can get in extra time working out before work.   The next morning after my workout at the gym, I…...

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