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Mission, Purpose, & Therapy From Farming: The Business of Farming

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…...

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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…...

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PACT ACT & Your VA Benefits

Image: www.nd.gov 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…...

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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 AgCareers.com asked agricultural employers about challenges faced when hiring Veterans. When there were challenges, the reason…...

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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…...

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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…...

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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…...

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New Number for the Veterans Crisis Line

There’s a new, easy-to-remember way to reach the Veterans Crisis Line—Dial 988 then Press 1. On July 16th, 2022, the United States introduced ‘988’ as a three-digit phone number for 24/7 crisis care. The 988 number links to the Veterans Crisis Line through dialing 988 then pressing 1. Veterans, service…...

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PTSD Myths and Realities

Researched by Deborah Spivak & Ruth MacDougall. Written by Ruth MacDougall. Myths connected with PTSD (Post traumatic stress disorder) can be harmful to those who have it. Myths may prevent PTSD sufferers from seeking help, cause misunderstanding and resentment, and raise fears of being seen as unstable or dangerous. Here…...

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Did You Say USO or VSO?

Researched and Written by Know A Vet? We’ve talked with hundreds of Veterans and family members at events and asked if they had gone to their VSO. Almost universally the response was that they had not seen any of the VSO shows.  People had not heard of a VSO and…...

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