The United States of America is only as strong as those that protect it, and throughout history the members of the U.S. military have consistently proven their fortitude. Serving one’s country is a distinguished honor, and the skills and discipline learned during service will last a lifetime, but unfortunately there are also some health hazards that can have similar effects.
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On behalf of Project VisAbility, Sport & Health Clubs, and diamond sponsor Myzone,
we would like to invite you to participate in the second annual SWEAT for a VET event
on Saturday, November 12th from 9:30AM – 12:30PM (EST) via LIVE video link!
I would be the first to admit that as far as television shows, movies, actors and actresses go, I rank myself low in movie and celebrity recognition. One exception to this would be former “Golden Girl” actress Betty White. It’s not a surprise to hear all her many well deserved awards.
High Speed Video (HSV), a provider of software video communications company and Hire Disability Solutions (HDS) have joined together to help veteran’s with disabilities find employment. The joint venture took place at the HDS Global Veterans Career Expo in NYC this past May. HSV’s video conferencing technology (ClearVision) was used to conduct hundreds of video conference interviews during the event. The virtual expo continued afterwards across dozens of military bases in the US and across the world.
There’s a new research study on scuba diving and people with disabilities. The pilot study will take place in the Cayman Islands; and will conduct trials on 10 veterans with paralysis. The goal is to measure the neurological, psychological and pulmonary effects of scuba diving. The research process will include testing, evaluation, and data gathering to scientifically measure the efficacy of scuba diving as an activity-based therapy that benefits people with disabilities.
The state of Virginia has recently passed legislation that would mandate Virginia localities to grant a real estate tax exemption for the principal residence of a veteran, or his or her surviving spouse, if the veteran has a 100 percent, service-connected, permanent and total disability. There are hundreds of veterans that could qualify for this real estate tax exemption.
Hundreds of veterans are coming back home with disabilities and wounded. Transitioning back to life at home can be hard for some, but for those coming back with a disability, life can be incredibly difficult. Presently, there are new services and programs across the US. that are helping veterans with disabilities. These programs and services assist veterans with their recovery, rehabilitation and transition back into their new life.