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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

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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?

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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

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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

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A conversation Down Under

What is life like for veterans of other nations when they come home?  Do they have the same challenges with PTSD and VA hospitals?  What is the support structure like for them? We speak with MAJ Mathew Brooks from the Australian Army about life Down Under for veterans. https://www.crowdcast.io/e/cominghomewell9   *We had some serious technical… Continue reading A conversation Down Under