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November 09, 2017 - 2:19 pm
(Photo credit KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images) By Matt Saintsing Nearly everyone has seen some form of scam in their email inboxes and voicemails. Veterans, however, are twice as likely to lose money to them. A new survey released Wednesday by AARP’s Fraud Watch Network found that 16 percent of...
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Connecting Vets
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November 08, 2017 - 2:17 pm
Courtesy of Mark Benoit By Kaylah Jackson Buying produce is part of the usual grocery trip and chances are, you might have bought a BrightFarms product for family dinner. What you might not know is one of the Head Growers behind your healthy meal is a veteran. Mark Benoit, joined the Army National...
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Connecting Vets
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November 07, 2017 - 4:05 pm
Courtesy of Xavier Chavez By Kaylah Jackson U.S. Navy 1st Class Petty officer Xavier Chavez was swayed by his wife to create a growth chart for their 2-year-old son out of wood. Like many people in this age, he watched a few YouTube tutorials. After bringing together some leftover scrap wood and...
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Matt Saintsing
November 07, 2017 - 1:02 pm
By Matt Saintsing Making the transition back to civilian life for veterans can be challenging to say the least. Some choose to move back home to pick up where they left off while others make a complete change by moving to uncharted territory. With so many options available which cities are best for...
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Connecting Vets
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November 06, 2017 - 4:53 pm
(Photo credit ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) By Matt Saintsing Celebrating its five-year anniversary, the veteran’s organization Got Your 6 is launching a new fellowship aimed at helping veterans shape a career in professional entertainment. Got Your 6 has teamed up with Veterans in Media and...
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Connecting Vets
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November 06, 2017 - 11:50 am
A soldier smokes a cigarette beside humvees as he takes part in a military drill in Yavoriv polygon, Lviv district, western Ukraine. (YURIY DYACHYSHYN/AFP/Getty Images) By Eric Dehm The Truth initiative has been around for well over a decade and their ads have certainly made a big impression,...
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Connecting Vets
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November 03, 2017 - 6:02 pm
By Matt Saintsing “There is only one thing that has made me, me, and that’s medical marijuana,” said Josh Frey, a Marine who fought in the Battle of Fallujah. Two combat veterans, and a deceased veteran’s mother, implored lawmakers and the VA to begin researching the medical benefits of marijuana...
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Connecting Vets
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November 03, 2017 - 12:16 pm
Medical marijuana is displayed at Los Angeles' first-ever cannabis farmer's market at the West Coast Collective medical marijuana dispensary. (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images) By Matt Saintsing Marijuana among vets hit a new high as a survey conducted by the American Legion, the nation’s largest...
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Connecting Vets
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November 02, 2017 - 2:45 pm
(Courtesy of Call of Duty Endowment) By: Kaylah Jackson You might be familiar with the Call of Duty franchise, debuted in 2003, and has grown to arguably one of the most popular video games of the millennium. But, many might not know that the franchise has a special place for helping veterans as...
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