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A Lifeline for Troubled Veterans

A Lifeline for Troubled Veterans

After the United States withdrew troops from Iraq in 2011, thousands of combat troops were expelled from the force with less than honorable discharges as the military came under pressure to downsize quickly.

Rural Veterans and the Opioid Crisis

Rural Veterans and the Opioid Crisis

Fighting this crisis is difficult and demands action on numerous fronts – we need to focus on prioritizing and empowering the VA so that veterans have quality, affordable physical and mental health care. Our community leaders must take the steps necessary to pursue real solutions to opioid abuse.

Flu outbreak in veterans home

Flu outbreak in veterans home

Though the veterans home is still accepting visitors, there are six confirmed cases of the flu, according to the Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board.

Horses help veterans cope with trauma

Horses help veterans cope with trauma

It is possible to ride the Appaloosas that Ric Jerez uses in his equine assisted therapy, but that’s not how it works. Rather, they help people in distress get better by just being themselves.

Wounds of War Made Right by non-profit Warfighter Made

Wounds of War Made Right by non-profit Warfighter Made

Gabe Martinez did what only one percent of today’s Americans do: actively served his country in uniform. His service resulted in the loss of both of his legs after stepping on an IED in Afghanistan. Despite three out of four veterans having some sort of service-connected disability, today’s veteran is resilient. Injury – whether emotional […]

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