Burn pits are an American scourge. Nearly 200,000 veterans have reported health problems related to burn pits to the government. The PACT Act is a piece of burn pit legislation that will expand veteran healthcare. Yet many people don't know much about it. Before you make a request for healthcare from the VA, you should inform yourself about it. What is a toxic burn … [Read more...] about Senate Passes Burn Pit Legislation for Veteran Healthcare
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Few Americans understand the risks that U.S. veterans are exposed to. Beyond bullets and mortars, these risks extend well beyond the battlefield. Did you know that 3.5 million veterans were exposed to toxic burn pits while serving in the military after September 11, 2001? One of the most egregious situations involved how the military disposed of waste in Iraq and … [Read more...] about PACT Act Bill for Veterans Blocked
Serving in the military is among the many honors that a US citizen can bestow upon their country. However, it is a calling that requires great sacrifice, not just from the service member but also from their loved ones. For military families, deployment can mean months or even years apart from their spouse or parent. And for those with small children, it can be difficult to … [Read more...] about Which Are the Top 5 US Military Bases for Families?
On January 1st, 2022, the government increased military pay by 2.7%. This pay raise benefits everyone in the military. But, exactly how much does each military member get? In this guide, we'll answer that in detail while giving you resources for learning more. Military Pay in 2022 The 2.7% military pay raise applies to all branches of … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Guide to the Military Pay Raise in 2022
While war is brutal and bloody, it has the ability to reveal truths about humanity that lie uncovered in times of peace. The nuances and complexities of war stories make them stand out on the big screen, captivating audiences across generations. With all-star casts and moving storylines, here are some of the top five military movies in cinematic history—just in … [Read more...] about The Five Best Military Movies in Cinematic History
Did you know that taking time off after giving birth not only helps the mother but the employers, as well? The odds of staying at the company for at least another year increase after maternity leave. But in 2022, plenty of different policies have been set in place regarding military maternity leave. For each branch of the military, there are different policies … [Read more...] about Military Maternity Leave: A Closer Look at 2022’s Updated Policies
When Top Gun premiered in theaters, it grossed more than $8 million during its opening weekend alone. That was back in 1986 and early in star Tom Cruise’s career. Top Gun was a pivotal film for Cruise, helping him cement his stardom and propel him to future box office hits like Jerry Maguire and the Mission Impossible films. Now, 36 years later, Cruise has another film hit to … [Read more...] about Why Top Gun: Maverick Is the Latest Military Box Office Hit
Did you know that the Veterans Health Administration is the largest health care system in the US? With that in mind, it's hard to believe how often veterans health care falls short. Our veterans made the ultimate sacrifice for us, so they deserve the very best care when they get home. The sad news is that veteran benefits and programs often fail our beloved veterans. The … [Read more...] about 9 Recently Signed Bi-Partisan Bills Improve Veterans Health Care
In a bipartisan act, Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Marco Rubio (R-Florida) have introduced legislation to create a space National Guard. If passed, the measure would bring Air National Guard members working for U.S. Space Force directly under its command. Currently, approximately 1,000 National Guard members are working on Space Force related missions, across 16 … [Read more...] about How New Legislation Is Paving the Way for a Space National Guard
In April of 2022, recruitment bonuses for U.S. military members reached an all-time high. The Army and Navy are both offering $50,000 enlistment bonuses! If that doesn't draw new recruits, then it's hard to imagine what will. Military recruitment numbers have been on the decline for a while. It's necessary for us to determine what's driving this trend and how to reverse it. … [Read more...] about An In-Depth Look at the Military Recruitment Crisis