Healthcare · Veteran Suicide

For Many Veterans, The War Does Not Stay Overseas

By Bob Abbott   With the recent signing of the Veterans Choice Improvement Act, and the debate in Congress and the media of Veteran Affairs Healthcare program effectiveness, there is a greater awareness of veteran issues than ever before.  But for veterans, the trauma from war is a daily occurrence that rarely makes the news.… Continue reading For Many Veterans, The War Does Not Stay Overseas

Healthcare · Politics

Veteran Court Legislation Dies in Virginia General Assembly, Again

Today it is well understood that military veterans returning from war may suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.  According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, 13.8% of military members returning from Afghanistan or Iraq experience PTSD symptoms.  With just under 3 million veterans in 2016 having served in those wars, there are 412,000… Continue reading Veteran Court Legislation Dies in Virginia General Assembly, Again

Healthcare

No, Veterans Don’t Get Free Healthcare

On Wednesdays I will be trying to write about something obvious to us veterans that civilians don’t fully understand.  Today, since my shoulder hurts, let’s chat about healthcare. Contrary to memes on Facebook or emails from questionable email addresses, no, being a veteran does not entitle you to free healthcare for life. Of course there… Continue reading No, Veterans Don’t Get Free Healthcare

Healthcare · Veteran Suicide

How Hollywood is Killing Veterans

Among veterans there are a veritable litany of phrases. I got your six. Where’s your SA? Tactical trunk monkey. Slow is smooth, smooth is fast. Tragically, there’s a new phrase. A hashtag, even. #22kill. No, this isn’t a reference to a sniper count. Rather, it references the 22 veterans a day that commit suicide, and… Continue reading How Hollywood is Killing Veterans

Politics

Veteran & Business Owner Denver Riggleman Runs for Virginia Governor

Update: Since the interview with Mr. Riggleman and prior to this publication, his campaign has been suspended, citing funding difficulties. We feel this is unfortunate as he is the best candidate for Governor, and have decided to run this article regardless due to the very valid issues regarding Virginia that Mr. Riggleman brings up in… Continue reading Veteran & Business Owner Denver Riggleman Runs for Virginia Governor