Posts Tagged 'veterans'

Today’s Veteran’s Health Concerns

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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.

Posted by guest Sep 12, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

CLUBS, get set to… SWEAT for a VET 2011 at your own SWEAT-a-thon Event!

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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!

Posted by Jennifer Green Sep 08, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Betty White…A Class Act for Veterans

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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.

Posted by suzanne Sep 06, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Video Conferencing Help Veterans Find Employment

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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.

Posted by Jenny Carlton Jun 09, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Scuba Diving Study for Veterans with Paralysis

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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.

Posted by Jenny Carlton May 23, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Veterans with Disabilities Receive Tax Break

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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.

Posted by Jenny Carlton Apr 28, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Mono-Ski Madness

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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.

Posted by Jenny Carlton Feb 25, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Hero Building Free Homes for Wounded War Veterans

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Many men and women return injured or disabled after serving in the armed forces. They often need things for accessibility that they may never have considered before being injured. These wounded war heroes are being helped by another kind of hero.

Posted by Tessa Jan 20, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 3 Comments

Wounded Warriors Ski Competition

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Wounded Warriors, in partnership with Disabled Sports USA provide year-round sports programs for service people who were severely injured in the Iraq ad Afghanistan conflict.

Posted by Tanya Jan 13, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments