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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 |  

It’s a steel-toed boot kind of life

It’s a steel-toed boot kind of life

According to “people with medical knowledge” or “common sense,” cardiovascular exercise is beneficial for human health. It’s good for weight …

July 14th, 2015 |  

The Pantheon of hate-ability

The Pantheon of hate-ability

The Los Angeles Clippers even less likable than the wildly unhelpful Microsoft Word mascot, Clippy. The Clippers are easier to …

July 13th, 2015 updated: July 13th, 2015. |  

VA to outsource care for veterans with Hepatitis C

The Department of Veterans Affairs is moving to outsource care nationwide for up to 180,000 veterans who have hepatitis C, …

July 12th, 2015 |  

The facts: Guns and death in South Carolina

The facts: Guns and death in South Carolina

The recent murder of nine people at Emanuel Church in Charleston has sparked many different reactions. Confederate flags are coming …

July 10th, 2015 |  

Double-nickel Obamacare?

This is an open letter to Conservatives and Republicans, which are not necessarily one and the same these days. And …

July 6th, 2015 |  

Hey, y’all — watch this!

Hey, y’all — watch this!

The Fourth of July is not just a celebration of the our nation’s independence and a reassertion of our utter …

July 3rd, 2015 |  

Dispelling myths about Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury is pervasive in both civilian and military populations. In fact, TBI in the civilian population is eight …

July 3rd, 2015 |  

Traumatic brain injury program extended through 2017

The Department of Veterans Affairs awarded 20 contracts for the Assisted Living Pilot Program for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury …

June 27th, 2015 |  

Definitive ranking of pop culture dinosaurs

Definitive ranking of pop culture dinosaurs

With people flocking to witness the latest entry into the “Jurassic Park” series, it is an important time to reflect …

June 26th, 2015 updated: June 26th, 2015. |  

Church shootings a stark look at America

Church shootings a stark look at America

The shooting in Charleston last Wednesday was a tragedy. It was a senseless, horrific act of hatred and unfortunately, in …

June 25th, 2015 |  

Time to end Confederate flag discussion

Time to end Confederate flag discussion

If the South Carolina General Assembly doesn’t get the Confederate battle flag off the Statehouse grounds after what happened in …

June 23rd, 2015 |  

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