Debunking the VA Loan

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If you’re anything like me, the average veteran, you know nothing about the VA loan as a whole. Sure, you understand that you’re entitled to benefits and that dealing with the VA can, in some instances, be a complicated matter, but shouldn’t you take it upon yourself to better understand a program that’s been around […]

Vets finish Warrior Hike on Appalachian Trail

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MILLINOCKET, MAINE — After six months, four veterans have completed their hike of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine, ending with a celebration at the summit of Mount Katahdin. The 2,185-mile Warrior Hike, called “Walk Off The War,” gives veterans a chance to process their wartime experiences while hiking with others who have been […]

VA Loans: What Are They? What Are the Advantages?

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What Is a VA Loan? VA loans are home loans for the purchase of a primary residence available to consumers who have served or are presently serving in the U.S. military. While the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) does not lend money for VA loans, it backs loans made by private lenders (banks, savings and […]

A Gold Star Wife’s Message to Our Veterans

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Two years ago today, my beloved husband Chris was killed in Afghanistan. As I mark this sad anniversary, my heart is with his brothers in arms. I never really knew what it would be like to see him come home, experience a homecoming ceremony, run into his arms and kiss his beautiful war-torn face, or […]

How Dogs Can Help Veterans Overcome PTSD

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Going to the movies was the worst: the crowds, the dark, the whispering. “I would constantly be scanning for who was going to come stab me from behind,” says Robert Soliz, a 31-year-old former Army Specialist from San Joaquin, California. He was discharged in 2005 after serving in a heavy artillery quick-reaction force in South […]