Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Gulf War veterans

Gulf War Veterans who develop Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) do not have to prove a connection between their illnesses and …

October 3rd, 2015 |  

Marine Corps reviewing tattoo policy

The long-awaited results of an internal review of the Corps’ tattoo policy may be pushed out to Marines as early …

October 2nd, 2015 |  

14 years of war comes at great cost

The human toll — military and civilian casualties — of U.S. military operations over the past 14 years was 6,855 …

October 2nd, 2015 |  

Do you want to change your mind?

Do you want to change your mind?

Have you seen that commercial where a middle-aged woman goes into her living room and says “Where did I put …

September 26th, 2015 |  

Like it or not, Gamecocks are in trouble

Like it or not, Gamecocks are in trouble

Last week, I reassured Gamecock Nation that the sky was not falling. When the Gamecocks went down to Georgia, they …

September 25th, 2015 |  

Veterans suffering from substance abuse need VA’s help

The recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have led to more advanced body armor, saving the lives of thousands of …

September 17th, 2015 |  

Learn to speak Chinese

Learn to speak Chinese

1. 你(nǐ) 好(hǎo) / 您(nín)好(hǎo) — Hello. The literal translation of nǐ hǎo – 你好 is “you good”. Nǐ – …

September 16th, 2015 |  

Kim Davis, marriage licenses and down the road

If you take a job for the government then you should abide by the rules of the job. If you …

September 15th, 2015 |  

Can Tigers handle Wofford on Saturday?

Can Tigers handle Wofford on Saturday?

When the Wofford Terriers enter Death Valley on Saturday, they hope to relive some of what the 2011 Wofford team …

September 4th, 2015 |  

SC’s military friendly legislation; update on TRICARE benefits

The General Assembly passed seven bills supporting the military, some in the waning moments of the legislative session. They included …

September 4th, 2015 |  

VA launches two new no-cost training programs

The Veterans Administration launched two new no-cost training programs on Aug. 5 — Accelerated Learning Programs (ALPs) and VA Learning …

August 29th, 2015 |  

Information update on Veterans Choice Program

The Veterans Choice Program is a new, temporary benefit that allows eligible veterans to receive health care in their communities …

August 26th, 2015 |  

Bill would force VA to help vets regardless of status

Sen. Patty Murray visited Tacoma on June 29 to announce a new bill that would force the Department of Veterans …

August 21st, 2015 |  

New regulation offers guidance on replacing military awards

The newly revised edition of the Army regulation for military awards, AR 600-8-22, lays out the procedures that service members, …

August 21st, 2015 |  

33% of veterans in backlog have died

More than 238,000 of the 847,000 veterans in the pending backlog for health care through the Department of Veterans Affairs …

August 21st, 2015 |  

New findings on burn pit toxic exposure

Troops who worked at burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as those exposed to multiple dust storms during …

August 16th, 2015 |  

Phrases that need some clarification

Phrases that need some clarification

I get paid to put words on a page, and that’s pretty cool. However, being a writer by trade means …

August 11th, 2015 |  

If I could walk with the animals, they’d probably mostly be jerks

If I could walk with the animals, they’d probably mostly be jerks

Recently, I watched a documentary called “Animal Odd Couples,” which despite what its title might lead you to believe, is …

July 31st, 2015 |  

This quote drives me insane

This quote drives me insane

There’s an old maxim, often wrongly attributed to Albert Einstein, that I absolutely cannot stand. Funnily enough, the prevalent misquote …

July 24th, 2015 |  

Correcting unfair sentencing laws

In becoming the first president ever to visit a prison with his trip to the medium-security El Reno Federal Correctional …

July 23rd, 2015 updated: July 23rd, 2015. |  

What’s needed for processing a VA claim

A couple of questions Veterans Service Representatives (VSRs) are often asked about claims processing – “What is evidence?” and “Is …

July 17th, 2015 |  

Turning the page – One SC

Turning the page – One SC

As these words are being written, the ceremony of lowering the Confederate flag at the capital is happening – literally. …

July 14th, 2015 |  


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