Inspiring Dog Heroes Who Served with Bravery on the Frontlines
“Cry ‘Havoc!’, and let slip the dogs of war.” — William Shakespeare. At least as far back as ancient Rome, "man's best friend" has accompanied soldiers onto the battlefield. Here are some of the most celebrated warrior dogs of the 20th century.
Screenings On-going for Free Dental
The Free Mobile Dental Event sponsors have began to see applicants and perform screening this week. With more screening dates in the future, it is not too late to apply for FREE dental! Participants have been very pleased with the screening process and have expressed that this service was greatly needed in Clay County.
Local wounded warrior receives keys to new home in Wind Gap
Cpl Daniel Lasko's new specially adapted home provided by Homes For Our TroopsPhoto byLauren Jessop. It was a special day for a wounded warrior and his family as the Wind Gap community, government officials, veteran organizations, and other supporters helped them celebrate receiving the ceremonial keys to their new, specially adapted home.
Some Native American veterans' mortgage rates will drop due to a VA reform
terest rates on Veterans Affairs home loans for Native Americans will be cut by more than half. There will likely only be a few hundred affected veterans over the next few years due to the change. Yet, it is the most recent in a line of VA outreach initiatives aimed at underserved veteran communities and, more especially, at Native Americans, whose special circumstances often make it more challenging for them to access VA services.
Vietnam Veterans Day Ceremony to be held in Green Cove Springs
Clay County government, in partnership with Vietnam Veterans of America, will recognize “Vietnam Era” veterans and their families during a ceremony on Saturday, March 25--National Vietnam War Veterans Day.
WWII pilot who was unknown soldier is identified, brought home
A World War II pilot who was originally buried overseas as an unknown soldier has been identified by The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) as U.S. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. John F. Minogue, 24, of Richfield, California.
Country Nights- Boots on the Ground Raises Money for Veterans
Country Nights, a fundraising event for veterans, was held on Saturday, March 11, 2023, in Palm City. The event brought together members of the community and supporters of veterans' causes to raise money and awareness for the needs of those who served in the military.
Poker Run April 22 at 9am for Veterans
The Riders Group of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8255 is hosting a Poker Run fundraiser to support the establishment of a Clay County Veterans community center. If you are unable to attend the Poker Run you can still make a donation online through paypal.me/VetCouncilClayCtyFL or https://donorbox.org/clay-county-veterans-community-center . Any support is appreciated and welcome.
Are we failing our Veterans?
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is failing to provide timely and adequate healthcare to the very Veterans it is meant to serve. In 2014, reports surfaced that Veterans were being forced to wait weeks and even months for medical appointments. In Pheonix, a secret waitlist was discovered where at least 40 Veterans died while waiting for care. Despite efforts by Congress to address these issues through the VA Mission Act of 2018, the VA continues to obstruct Veterans’ access to the care they need.
Army Or Navy Debate Grows Opinions To Determine Which Is Better
For centuries, the debate has raged on about which branch of the armed services is more elite—the Army or the Navy? The answer isn’t easy since both branches are filled with soldiers who have made tremendous sacrifices for their country. Both parties have paid their dues and fought hard for our country. Serving in the United States military is both an honor and a great responsibility. This article will compare the two branches, focusing on their respective histories, strengths, and missions in order to determine which one is indeed more elite.
Clay County Veteran Services to hold free veteran appreciation event
Clay County Veteran Services, in partnership with Clay County government, are inviting veterans and their families to a free veterans appreciation event scheduled for Saturday, March 11.
From Voice Actor to eSports Ambassador: Eli Harris Partners with Veteran-Owned True Victory for a Noble Cause
Eli Harris, award-winning actor and voice actor, recently joined forces with the True Victory clothing and lifestyle brand with the common goal of transforming lives and elevating humanity.
Veteran-Owned Cannabis Company Fights for Legalization and Suicide Prevention
Veteran-owned cannabis company American Weed Co. (AmWeCo) is taking its mission to fight veteran suicide and reform federal cannabis policies to Capitol Hill. The company's founders, Ryan Brooks and Sean Gilfillan, will be meeting with lawmakers next week to urge the legalization of weed for every veteran nationwide. This comes as a new Republican majority in the US House ramps up, providing an opportunity for the passage of federal cannabis reform.
Missouri legislators consider new bill to protect veterans from eviction
JEFFERSON CITY, MO. - Missouri legislators are considering a new bill that could significantly impact the lives of veterans living in the state. The proposed legislation, Section 441.927, aims to protect veterans from eviction by landlords unless the premises are used for illegal conduct.
As a border agent, he deported thousands; then his birth certificate was deemed fake. His fight to stay had just started
“The US birth certificate he’d used for decades was fraudulent. He was an undocumented immigrant.” His father, for the first time in Raul Rodriguez’s 54 years of life, confessed that he had been born in Mexico. It was too late. The former Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agent had just been put on administrative leave, then fired in 2019 as he no longer met the citizenship requirements to be a CBP agent.
How many Oregonians served and died in the Vietnam War?
The Vietnam War was a conflict that had its beginnings for Americans in 1955 and lasted until the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975. The main timeframe of the war was after the Gulf of Tonkin incident in August 1964 until the Paris Peace Accords in January 1973.
DougCo veterans can soon seek mental health help
By Mike McKibbin / NewsBreak Denver / Feb. 22, 2023. [DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLO.] — Military veterans in Douglas County will soon be able to seek mental health counseling and related services after the county commissioners on Tuesday approved a three-year contract with a local community mental health center.
Mission Heritage Plaza in Riverside Looking for Qualified Veterans to Fill Housing
If you are a veteran looking for a new place to call home, Mission Heritage Plaza in Riverside may have just what you need. This local housing community has recently opened up six vacancies expressly set aside for veterans.
Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum
Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum in Casper, Wyoming
Oklahoma House of Representatives unites to support veterans' mental health
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK. - The Oklahoma House of Representatives is currently mullinga bill to address the issue of veteran suicides in the state. The bill, titled House Bill 1036, was introduced by Representative Rosecrants and seeks to create a Veteran Suicide Prevention Task Force to study and make recommendations about the causes and prevention of suicides among veterans.