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 […]

Patriots Day – “A Must-See” Movie

Patriots Day – “A Must-See” Movie

Disaster will strike. On January 13, 2017, the movie PATRIOTS DAY by Peter Berg, the director of Lone Survivor and Deepwater Horizon, hits theaters – and this is one movie that should be required viewing for all. PATRIOTS DAY is the powerful story of the Boston Marathon bombing and a community’s courage to respond and […]

Veteran IT Training Program Leads to 100% Job Placement

Veteran IT Training Program Leads to 100% Job Placement

Transitioning from active duty military back into the civilian sector often presents a number of new challenges – one being how to reposition ones’ skills, abilities, and leadership training into a well-paying civilian job. While the majority of veterans eventually land on their feet, close to 50 percent live through or experience unemployment after separation. […]

One of Country’s Top Energy Producers Seeks Veterans

One of Country’s Top Energy Producers Seeks Veterans

Imagine being a part of a team that ensures America’s energy – one of its vital resources that helps keep families warm and our communities operating – is not only produced but gets to where it needs to go. If you’ve ever worn the uniform, you likely know what it’s like to be part of […]

Company Performance Improves with Military Veterans

Company Performance Improves with Military Veterans

https://youtu.be/hyGVAkRHfWU Recent research performed by Efraim Benmelech and Carola Frydman, both associate professors of finance at Kellogg School, found “firms that are run by CEOs with military experience perform better than other CEOs.” The same holds true for companies that hire veterans as part of their overall team. While the trend in the early 2000s […]

Why Veterans Think Hillary is Pretty Amazing

https://youtu.be/99QTKUfntHA Growing up, my dad encouraged me to use the “Ben Franklin Method” when faced with difficult decisions. Most of you know this method – get a piece a paper out, write your issue at the top, draw a line down the center, write pros on one side and cons on the other. I think […]

Our Nation’s Call to Action: It’s Your Turn to Serve

Our Nation’s Call to Action: It’s Your Turn to Serve

Less than one percent of our men and women are serving this country on active duty. The all-volunteer service attracts some of our nation’s top talent and requires much from not only them but their families. And sometimes what is required is finding ways to feed their families. According to a 2015 NBC segment, “620,000 […]

Looking for a New Mission? 25000 Jobs Waiting for Veterans

Growing up, my parents and my grandparents informed me that if I wanted to eat, I best learn how to work. I clearly remember when my grandfather, who grew up through the Depression, sat me down while I waLouisville KYs finishing my final year of college and instructed me to learn a trade.

Discovery Searches for the Next ‘American Tarzan’

Discovery Searches for the Next ‘American Tarzan’

On July 6, military vet Tim Reames will compete in a new Discovery Channel series called “American Tarzan.” Unlike Spartan, which requires both individual and teamwork effort, American Tarzan features seven challengers who will attempt to conquer the island of Dominica – the first to do so will become American Tarzan. The seven competitors will […]

Military Veterans Seek to Curb Gun Violence

Americans for Responsible Solutions recently announced a new initiative “Veterans Coalition for Common Sense” to do more to “prevent gun tragedies.” Christian Science Monitor first reported on this new coalition and highlighted that the group “includes on its advisory committee Gen. David Petraeus, as well as Gen. Stanley McChrystal, former commander of US forces in […]

VA: 28 Medications in One Day or Medical Marijuana?

VA: 28 Medications in One Day or Medical Marijuana?

Video Intro Prescription drugs and medical marijuana continue to be at the center of an ongoing debate between those who are tasked with determining the best treatments for combat veterans who suffer from wartime ailments and those who have found temporary relief and even cures for Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) in medical marijuana. In the movie […]

When America Wins Benghazi – JARHEAD 3: The Siege

by Michael Schindler This movie couldn’t have come at a better time. With the recent attack in Orlando, America is reeling from getting kicked in the head one more time by cowards who prey on unassuming civilians. America needs a win and there is no question that our troops can and do win when leadership […]

Special Event on JUNE 14: When War Comes Home

Special Event on JUNE 14: When War Comes Home

There is a part of the war story we often don’t see after our troops come home. Sure, we see the homecoming hugs and the lines of people lined up at the airports cheering our returning battle-fatigued service members. But then the story goes dark. Until we see the reports on homelessness or suicide. What […]

RANGE 15 – When Veterans Take on Hollywood: A Movie for Vets by Vets

RANGE 15 – When Veterans Take on Hollywood: A Movie for Vets by Vets

What happens when a couple veterans, who have already conquered success in the apparel world, radio and podcast world, join forces and decide to take on Hollywood? They make a movie despite Hollywood shunning them. RANGE 15, a comedic, zombie-apocalypse movie, made for Vets by Vets, made its sneak peek at the Sundance Festival 2016; […]

What to Consider When Going to Graduate School

What to Consider When Going to Graduate School

Transitioning from military service to civilian life can be a bit intimidating. It can also be extremely rewarding, as discovered by United States Army Captain Ronnie Bush. Ronnie Bush, a West Point graduate who served his country honorably, was at a decision point in his career. After serving a tour in Iraq from 2010 – […]

Could America’s Decline be linked to Fewer Veterans in Office?

Jennifer Hickey could be on to something. The political analyst and Fox News contributor recently penned an article Where are the veterans in office? Path from combat to Congress fading that highlighted how rare it is to find a veteran serving in a political office – whether it be local, statewide or national. Could it […]

VA Wait Times Falsified While Veteran Suicides Climb

VA Wait Times Falsified While Veteran Suicides Climb

Last week USA Today reported that “Employees at 40 VA medical facilities in 19 states and Puerto Rico regularly “zeroed out” veteran wait times.” The manipulation of the data masked the growing demand on services, preventing a response to plus up services where needed. As a result, some veterans simply died waiting on services because […]

When Good Non-Profits Go Bad: Wounded Warriors Changes Course

When Good Non-Profits Go Bad: Wounded Warriors Changes Course

By now most know the “faults” of the Wounded Warrior Project – a nonprofit organization that has led the way in helping wounded warriors restore some dignity and get a new start in the civilian sector. What many don’t know is a bit of history behind the co-founder and former CEO Steve Nardizzi. Steve is […]

Is Wounded Warrior Project Worthy of Your Donations?

Is Wounded Warrior Project Worthy of Your Donations?

Over the past 8 years or so, I am often pulled aside and asked my thoughts on WWP – otherwise known as The Wounded Warrior Project. Their mission is sound, “To honor and empower wounded warriors” BUT their motives have led some to believe they are less then honorable. Did the organization that started out […]

Veteran-related Issues Solved by Outgoing Administration

Veteran-related Issues Solved by Outgoing Administration

The President’s final State of the Union is this Tuesday, 12 JANUARY, 6:00 pm PST / 9:00pm EST. His plan is to address the nation on what his Administration has deemed critical pathways forward: Economic Progress; Acting on Climate; Engagement in the World; Health Care Reform and Social Progress and Equality. A continual issue that […]

The FIRST Step to Making 2016 Your Year

The FIRST Step to Making 2016 Your Year

I have a confession. Yep. Instead of kicking off the New Year with a few new commitments, I’m kicking the New Year off with a confession. My “confession” is that some of my commitments weren’t commitments last year – they were “intentions” with an exit strategy. After watching the movie South Paw last year I […]

Find Your Next Mission as a Marketing Manager in 2016

Find Your Next Mission as a Marketing Manager in 2016

Transitioning from active duty to the civilian sector can be a bit like venturing into a mission assignment that has all the appearances of being simple, yet once engaged, quickly reveals a number of uncertainties. The big uncertainty for most is: “will I get hired?” What is certain is that companies, agencies and organizations are […]

More than 300,000 Veterans Died Waiting on VA Health Care

More than 300,000 Veterans Died Waiting on VA Health Care

As many Americans pause to reflect on the events that took place 14 years ago on September 11, 2001, when close to 3000 lives were lost, veterans are once again reminded of the sacrifices many of their brothers and sisters have made – off the battle field – waiting on VA healthcare benefits.

Solving Unemployment with a 21st Century Program

Solving the “jobs” issue is both a local and national concern for not only politicians but certainly for many of those out of work and those who wish to see America not buckle under the weight of its own debt. When people earn a wage, they add to the tax revenue. When they don’t work, […]

Shell Shock: A “Faction” Novel that will make you think

Shell Shock: A “Faction” Novel that will make you think

It’s summer time. And while I could certainly report on the failed efforts and initiatives of congress or which presidential hopefuls really have veterans’ initiatives at heart, I’m pausing that drama to bring you information on something far more intriguing to me at the moment – Dr. Steve Stahl’s Shell Shock.

Veterans to Benefit from Treasure

Veterans to Benefit from Treasure

The pursuit of wealth, fame and treasure in America is a staple to its history. In the early days, men and women alike flocked to the west in pursuit of gold. Today, some sue cities to gain a bit of wealth, others play lottery, and some use their elected office for personal financial gain. A […]

Holistic Healing: Can it Cure PTSD?

Holistic Healing: Can it Cure PTSD?

Thousands of service members every year are diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – a diagnosis that labels one as having either experienced or witnessed some sort of traumatic event. Often with PTSD comes a number of physical and psychological symptoms along with a social stigma that the individual has a mental illness – or in […]

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