Getting The Most Out Of Military Benefits

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Imagine being halfway through college without cracking a textbook. Need a mentor? About 250,000 are standing by to help in your job search. Buying a home? How does no down payment sound? These are examples of the billions of dollars in military benefits available to service members and veterans. However, these extraordinary benefits often go […]


Surviving The Horrible Memories Of War

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“What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy?” Gandhi could have not been more right when he said his piece about the futility of a war that brings bloodshed and chaos. […]


Veterans And Depression The Battle To Heal The Wounds Of War

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Men who enroll in the military service are now at risk for developing different mental health disorders, according to the Institute of Medicine. According to them, military service in a war zone increases a service members’ chance of developing post-traumatic stress disorder, other anxiety disorders, and depression. Serving in a war also increases the chances […]


Suicide Rate On V A Care Vs Civilians

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The largest and most comprehensive study on veterans who sought treatment for depression in the government’s health care system was conducted by the Department of Veterans Affairs and University of Michigan. The joint effort detailed records from more than 800,000 veterans, including troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, revealed that veterans receiving treatment for depression […]


Real Life Rambos Struggle With Ptsd

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Rambo is a term that has become synonymous with gung-ho action and a persona that has become attached to the identity of movie action star Sylvester Stallone. Today, “Rambo” is a word that is used to denote military or individual aggression. It is also used to refer to a person who is heroic and, at […]


Suicide And Ptsd Post War Torture

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Three hundred miles off the Argentina coast in the South Atlantic lay the Falkland Islands, also known to the Argentines as Islas Malvinas. It consists of two main islands, East and West Falklands which lie 300 miles east of the Argentina coast. There are about 200 smaller islands that form a total land area of […]


The War For Peace Of Mind

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Whoever said “war is hell” never really considered the ramifications of peacetime. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a known problem, one that has affected countless individuals coming back from the harrows and horrors of war. There is a certain sense of overwhelming joy and euphoria associated with the soldier finally coming home after any period of […]


And War Vets Still Suffer After All

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Sleep my sons, your duty done…for freedom’s light has come. Sleep in the silent depths of the sea or in your bed of hollowed sod. Until you hear at dawn the low clear reveille of God. The poem is inscribed on the monument to the Pacific War Dead, in Corregidor, Philippines. The huge dome-shaped Pacific […]


Cremation Of Veterans Cremation Services Let S Not Forget Their Sacrifice

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Most families that do cremation on-line or seek assistance for cremation from a funeral home are not aware of veteran benefits offered after cremation. The often-used term “Final Disposition” is not exactly the case after cremation of a veteran. The Veterans Administration knowing that cremation is becoming more prevalent allows for the interment of cremated […]


Helping Americans With Spinal Cord Disabilities

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In 1946, a small group of veterans who had received spinal cord injuries on the battlefields of Europe and the Pacific during World War II created an organization called Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association. The government issued wheelchairs to these heroes but they had little else: no suitable housing to live in, no transportation to move […]


Direct Deposit Cash Advances For Recipients Of Veterans Benefits

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If you are a recipient of benefits issued by the U.S. Veterans Administration, then a direct deposit cash advance might be a helpful way to obtain when you need it quickly. Cash advances are just that – they are a loan that advance to you part or all of your next recurring benefits payment, which […]


Advantages Of Va Loans Over Conventional Loans

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Obtaining a home loan for the purchase of property can be stressful and a massive experiment in red tape. Military veterans can avoid much of this with VA loans. Advantages of VA Loans over Conventional Loans If you have not served in the military, getting a home loan can be maddening. The amount of documentation […]


The Basics Of Va Loans

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While the G.I. Bill educated millions of military veterans, VA loans give them a step up on homeownership. Here are the basics of VA loans. The Basics of VA Loans Much like a HUD, the VA does not actually issue home loans to veterans. Instead, it makes home loans easier to get by guaranteeing that […]