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Your Last PCS: Factors to consider when deciding where to live after you retire


by Tara Puckey You’re used to the military PCSing you every two to three years to a new location, so you’ve always had where you were going to live decided for you. But, are you preparing to separate or retire? Have you given where you’re going to live after the military much thought yet? Some […]

The Right Fit: Finding the Best Veterans Group for you


by Rachel Tringali Marston A strong bond forms with fellow military members during service. When it’s time to separate or retire, that comradery easily translates outside the military and as a result, groups and organizations are formed to bring together that brotherhood and sisterhood again. Whether you are still are serving, transitioning soon or a […]

Who Is Providing Transition Assistance to Military Families?


Transitioning servicemembers and their families just got a huge boost of assistance from two unlikely characters: Walmart and Syracuse University.  The Walmart Foundation donated $5 million to the Universities’ Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF).  Those dollars will be used to bring a “one stop shop” for military and veterans families in a growing […]

US Army sends 5000 tons of ammunition to Germany


US War With Russia? United States Army Sends Massive Ammo Shipment To Europe As Moscow Military Expansion Concerns NATO, EU BY TOM O’CONNOR The U.S. army sent its largest shipment of ammunition to Europe in two decades last month, as NATO allies attempt to bolster their forces against what they perceive as Russian aggression in […]

The impact of ‘vicarious trauma’ in military families


TORONTO — When retired soldier Jacqueline Buckley sees her four-year-old grandson get angry, she can’t help but think of her own capacity to explode with rage. She also thinks of the fury that can be unleashed by his mother, her daughter. The former sergeant believes this is the legacy of her post-traumatic stress disorder, a […]

Trump to expand Navy to 350 ships


President Trump Is Likely To Boost U.S. Military Spending By $500 Billion To $1 Trillion By Charles Tiefer President-elect Donald Trump believes the Obama administration has weakened the American military. He campaigned on a promise of greater security, particularly against terrorism; although the vast majority of military spending has nothing to do with anti-terrorism activities, that should […]

4 Ways to Make Your Resume Stand Out


by Bianca Strzalkowski Not all resumes are created equal. Living in the digital era means traditional ways of doing business often remove the face to face interactions needed to effectively market yourself — including when seeking employment. For veterans exiting the steady paycheck of the military, getting connected to a post-military career is important part […]

Should You Go Back to School?


by Tara Puckey According to the National Center for Education Statistics, more than 9.6 million older students are expected to head to campus by 2020. In 2009, more than 40 percent of all college and graduate students were aged 25 or older. Bottom line, if you’re thinking about returning to school, you’re not alone. But, […]

A Veteran Who Still Serves: Visiting Comrades In Hospice Care


By Christopher Hoffman NEWINGTON — Michael Menta served his country for 23 years in three branches of the military, the Navy, the Army National Guard and the Air Force, including three deployments to Kuwait and Iraq. During his long and varied career, Menta guided jets on the deck of an aircraft carrier, helped rebuild a […]

NATO goes on “high alert”


Nato puts 300,000 ground troops on ‘high alert’ as tensions with Russia mount ‘We have seen a more assertive Russia implementing a substantial military build-up over many years,’ Nato secretary-general says By Gabriel Samuels Up to 300,000 Nato troops have been put on alert amid rising tensions between Russia and the Baltic states. Jens Stoltenberg, the secretary-general […]