Education · Family

Our Lonely Society Makes It Hard To Come Home

Sebastian Junger is a war correspondent that understands very well the trauma of PTSD, and how returning back to our unique culture can be incredibly difficult for veterans.

 

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Healthcare · Politics

Legislation Update: HR 299/S. 422 Blue Water Navy bill

We’ve all heard of Agent Orange.  The infamous defoliant used in Vietnam to kill the jungle canopy was found in the 1980s to cause cancer in humans.  But Agent Orange (AO) had a much greater reach than Vietnam, and has impacted hundreds of thousands of lives.  We spoke with James Kuiken about this very topic,… Continue reading Legislation Update: HR 299/S. 422 Blue Water Navy bill

Events · Family · Organization

Wildrock – An Escape That’s Close to Home

For many of us veterans in the Charlottesville area, we’re surrounded by the busy reality of everyday life.  As we go through our day trying to navigate the roads or weather, we also are sometimes struggling to reconnect back with the world.  Thankfully, Wildrock is a place that is close by and endeavors to help… Continue reading Wildrock – An Escape That’s Close to Home

News · Politics

Denver Riggleman – Do Veterans Make Better Elected Representatives?

Denver Riggleman is a retired Air Force Intelligence Officer, owner of Silverback Distillery (sbdistillery.com), and Congressional candidate (denverforcongress.com). But while much has been made of the Bigfoot joke in his campaign, his passion he has as a leader and servant of the people is no joke at all. We talk about whether his veteran status… Continue reading Denver Riggleman – Do Veterans Make Better Elected Representatives?

Podcast

Ben Shaw – Finding your post-military identity

Sometimes, you just gotta get on your bike and ride. We speak with Ben Shaw, Regional Director of Virginia Veteran & Family Support, who is a Marine Corps veteran that struggled with coming back from Iraq. He ended up riding over 13,000 miles and started redefining his identity. Now, his story offers hope to those… Continue reading Ben Shaw – Finding your post-military identity