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

Healthcare · Podcast

The Terrible Story of the Anthrax Vaccine Program

If you’re a veteran that deployed to Iraq, then you likely remember getting the anthrax vaccine.  We were told it was because either Al-Qaeda or local Iraqi extremists could get hold of anthrax and weaponize it.  We were told the vaccine was safe.  And we were told it was mandatory. Turns out those were lies.… Continue reading The Terrible Story of the Anthrax Vaccine Program

Healthcare · Jobs

From combat to commerce: Why stubborn, battle-hardened vets make wonderful entrepreneurs

Today’s guest blog is by Nick Karnaze, Marine Corps veteran and founder of Stubble & Stache, a premium skin and beard care company.  Follow him on Instagram and Twitter. “If you are going to be stupid, be smart about it” is one of my favorite sayings. And by all accounts, starting a business is a… Continue reading From combat to commerce: Why stubborn, battle-hardened vets make wonderful entrepreneurs

Healthcare

New Year, New Me? Not Quite…

Happy New Year.  Oh, wait, it’s the 23rd of January.  We’re already three weeks into the new year. So, Happy end of first month?  Happy something or other?  Happy I’m really late with this blog post? No.  As veterans, our attitude and demeanor doesn’t change when we get a new calendar.  Most of us don’t… Continue reading New Year, New Me? Not Quite…

Healthcare

Veteran Opiate Addiction Skyrockets As VA Keeps Prescribing

It has become a well-known fact that there is an opioid epidemic in the United States.  According to the Center for Disease Control, overdose deaths involving prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999.  Every day, over 1000 Americans are in Emergency Rooms for prescription opioid misuse.  And drug overdose, almost half involving opiate prescription medications, is… Continue reading Veteran Opiate Addiction Skyrockets As VA Keeps Prescribing

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