Posts tagged "Veterans"

Hiring Veterans Career and Education Fair October 19

Unemployment among the current generation of veterans is between 2.5% and 7% higher for our most recent vets than for the rest of the population. But how can this be when so many companies are pledging to hire veterans? The short answer is many companies that are looking for veterans aren’t getting their offers in... Read more »

Chris Kyle An American Hero

Chris Kyle, author of “American Sniper: The autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History” and another man were murdered last night. While it took a few hours for the media to break the news, the military and warrior communities were already aware and actively attempting to assist in the apprehension of the suspect.... Read more »

Inauguration Traditions are Clues to Policy

President and Mrs. Obama have given a lot of lip service to the support of our military and their families, but is it a genuine commitment or mere pandering? There is ample photographic and video-graphic proof of both the President and First Lady’s attendance at and participation in events for our military, particularly with military... Read more »
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Veterans Receive Care at VA Hospitals?

I received this letter from the wife of a highly decorated soldier. To think this is how our veterans are treated makes me sick. I’d like to say this is just one aberrant experience at one VA hospital, but anyone who has tried to receive treatment at one of these facilities knows this is closer... Read more »

The Newest Veterans

When we think of war veterans, we generally think of old men in VFW hats. What we don’t think of is nineteen year old boys, but those are the veterans I met in May of 2011. The 101st Airborne (Air Assault) out of Ft. Campbell, Kentucky was returning from a year-long deployment to Afghanistan. This... Read more »

Red Fridays - Thank You

Red Fridays - Thank You
This will be the last in the “Red Fridays” series, but I’m sure it won’t be the last time I write about our military and veterans. From the beginning, I have wanted to expose some of the issues and concerns our service members past and present face. I find it disgraceful the way our military... Read more »
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Red Fridays - Assistance Dogs help Wounded Veterans with PTSD & TBI

Red Fridays - Assistance Dogs help Wounded Veterans with PTSD & TBI
For those of us who are plugged into the military and veterans communities, it often feels as if every time you turn around, there is someone with their hand out looking for donations and support for their specific cause. We supporters are known as a generous lot and a soft touch. While most groups and... Read more »

Red Fridays

Red Fridays
Starting this week, each Friday I will post about an event, person, group or issue that is central to the questions about the war, our troops, our veterans and the direction of our national foreign policy. I will address an issue and lay out why I feel the way I do, without rancor. I will... Read more »

Who Should Be Called A Veteran?

If I see one more headline, one more article, one more empty talking head refer to Wade Michael Page as a Veteran, I just might explode. There are certain connotations that go with being called a Veteran. This is a person who solemnly swore to defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies,... Read more »
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    Born and bred in Chicago, now living in the wilds of far suburbia. I'm a Gold Star Mom, a wife and step-mom to two terrific boys. My views are generally politically and socially conservative, though I am far from a Party line Republican. I believe in this country, our Constitution and above all, in the right of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I believe our government is supposed to serve the people, not tell them how to live. To me, this is just common sense, but since it seems to be a minority opinion, it has become "Uncommon Sense".

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