Homes For Our Troops
Support Our Troops At Home! - Homes For Our Troops
Will you "support our troops" when they come home?
Here is one way you can. Donate to Homes For Our Troops, a national non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2004 and strongly committed to helping those who have selflessly given to our country and have returned home with serious disabilities and injuries since September 11, 2001.
Tinker Air Force Base website
Tinker Living. Helping you live life at Tinker Air Force Base.
The 72nd Force Support Squadron is here to let those with access to Tinker Air Force Base know about the activities and services available to them on base. These are listed below alphabetically and available to ANYONE with access to Tinker Air Force Base.
To All The Soldiers
Dedicated to all the men and women of the US Armed Forces in Afghanistan, Iraq and all the other combat zones around the world.
"Accept these words from my heart as my thanks to you/"
Veterans' Voices Public Service Announcement
I found this video on the Make The Connection youtube page and it made me think about my dad, who served in Vietnam (US Army). This is a website that is worth checking out.
Check Military By Owner when house hunting
MILITARY: CHECK MILITARYBYOWNER.COM WHEN LOOKING TO BUY OR RENT A HOME
Moving your entire life around periodically, and sometimes very unexpectedly, is a challenge that all military families share. When the time comes, it's great to have resources you can use to help alleviate some of the stress involved.
For our last two PCSs (relocations), to Montgomery, Alabama and Alexandria, Virginia, MilitaryByOwner.com was how we found great homes to rent. We also found homes to buy through the website.
Military Veterans: Check out the Veterans Job Bank
The Veterans Job Bank powered by NRD.gov provides Veterans with a central source for identifying Veteran-committed employment opportunities and assists America's employers in identifying qualified Veterans. A key part of the White House's ongoing commitment to improve access to employment opportunities for transitioning Service Members and Veterans, it facilitates access to hundreds of thousands of private-sector job openings specifically targeted at Veterans.
Military Families: Check out Project Sanctuary
I remember when the yellow "Support Our Troops" stickers and magnets were so popuplar that it seemed like they were on every other vehicle on the road. It was great to see people rally behind the troops. Now, after more than 10 years of war, we still need to support our troops - at home, as well as abroad.
What a lot of people don't realize is that the impact of deployments lasts a long time. Having to carry on with life while separated from your loved one is difficult enough. Unfortunately, many military families are destroyed during the "reintegration" of the military member back into the family.
I found the follwoing transcript from CBS about Project Sanctuary. It is "a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide therapeutic, curative, supportive and recreational activities to veterans, active military personnel, their spouses and children in a leisure environment."
Black Marine veteran, 68, shot dead by police after wearable medical alert gadget went off in error
Kenneth Chamberlain, Sr., a 68-year-old Marine veteran, was killed in his home last November by police officers in White Plains, NY.
Veterans Resource: VA News for the Week of April 2, 2012
"VA News" is a video program designed to provide timely news and information about the Department of Veterans Affairs. The weekly 15-minute newscast is co-produced by the VA Learning University and the Office of Public Affairs in partnership with the Employee Education System and other headquarters and field offices.
Veterans Affairs Websites - All 50 States
Here is a list of the Veterans Affairs websites for all 50 states.
Veterans Resource: American Legion Service Officers
Did you know that the American Legion service officers are well-trained, certified professionals who provide veteran benefit counseling in every state and beyond? They are available to help veterans and their families file VA and state veterans benefits claims and to assist with application forms and other paperwork.
Veterans Resource: AMVETS
As one of Americaâ€™s foreÂmost vetÂerÂans serÂvice orgaÂniÂzaÂtions, AMVETS (or AmerÂiÂcan VetÂerÂans) has a proud hisÂtory of assistÂing vetÂerÂans and sponÂsorÂing numerÂous proÂgrams that serve our counÂtry and its citÂiÂzens. The helpÂing hand that AMVETS extends to vetÂerÂans and their famÂiÂlies takes many forms.
Mentality Listens by Venus Angelica Perez
I was pleasantly surprised to learn today that my friend, Mrs. Venus Angelica Perez, has written and published a book - Mentality Listens. Get your copy here!
Act of Valor - Go See It!
Went to see Act of Valor at the theater last night with some guys from church. Of all the movies I have seen this year, this is one of the most memorable. Go see it. It is worth it.
Veterans Info Channel Website Soft Launch
UPDATE: The Veterans Info Channel website is now Veterans Info Site - information for US Military Veterans.
US Military Veterans Information
Find and Share Veterans Information, resources, services and products that military veterans and their families need.
US Presidents - Military Commander-in-Chief
The President of the United States is the US Commander-in-Chief. So, for you military spouses, this is your spouse's highest boss.
Missing In America Project - Veteran Recovery Program
The continued reporting about the disgraceful mishandling of remains at Arlington National Cemetery prompted me to look around for more information.
The purpose of the MIA Project is to locate, identify and inter the unclaimed cremated remains of American veterans through the joint efforts of private, state and federal organizations. To provide honor and respect to those who have served this country by securing a final resting place for these forgotten heroes.
More U.S. Soldiers Killed Themselves Than Died in Combat in 2010
Cord Jefferson, Senior Editor at Good presents some troubling numbers about the suicide rate for US Soldiers.
For the second year in a row, more American soldiers - both enlisted men and women and veterans - committed suicide than were killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Excluding accidents and illness, 462 soldiers died in combat, while 468 committed suicide. A difference of six isn't vast by any means, but the symbolism is significant and troubling. In 2009, there were 381 suicides by military personnel, a number that also exceeded the number of combat deaths.
Effects of Deployment on Military Children
There has never been a question in my mind that deployments have a tremendous impact children. Here is a video of a testimony before congress about the effects of deployment on children from military families.