By Debbie Gregory. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has launched a new online wizard that will assist veterans who are seeking to upgrade their military discharges. By going to the VA’s Vets.gov benefits website, participants go through a series of questions that guides them, step by step, through the upgrade process based on their […]
Entries Tagged ‘TBI’
By Debbie Gregory. Hundreds of thousands of military personnel have been diagnosed with some level of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the past decade, many as a result of combat injury. TBI can have long-term and often times severe effects on service members’ lives, affecting their ability to work, interact with others, manage basic living […]
By Debbie Gregory. Modern body armor better protects warfighters against shrapnel from explosive blasts. However, they still face a hidden threat — the resulting blast pressure and shock wave which could cause traumatic brain injury (TBI). Navy researchers are developing a wearable system that could help determine the severity of a brain injury, often called […]
By Debbie Gregory. Military veteran advocates are urging President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump to join forces and pardon tens of thousands of post-9/11 service members whose “bad paper” or “general” discharges were based on infractions related to mental health issues. John Rowan, the national president of the Vietnam Veterans of America says such […]
By Debbie Gregory. Transitioning from the military is an exciting time in your life, but it can also be a little intimidating. In order to help you achieve success, here are some tips to help you navigate your way into your new civilian career: Deal with issues You need to demonstrate that you are a […]
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