Category Archives: General Messages

Happy July 4th: Our Mt. Rushmore Celebration

  For those of us who didn’t win a lottery ticket to see the fireworks, a link to the video is still up at travel South Dakota Mount Rushmore fireworks. They start at around 8-minutes in with patriotic music and … Continue reading

Posted in 4th of July, Food for the soul, Food for thought, General Messages, Guest authors, Uncategorized | Tagged | 2 Comments

Making the Most of Your Resources: Tips and Info for Senior Veterans

According to the US Census Bureau, there were more than 9 million veterans of retirement age in the United States as of 2015. If you fall into that category, you should be aware that there are many resources available to … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, DIC, Food for thought, General Messages, Guest authors, research, Tips and Tricks, VA Medical Mysteries Explained, vA news, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

DOD Holiday Traditions & something new–U.S. Space Force

Norad is tracking Santa right now! All the services have been distributing toys all over the world too. Department of Defense Establishes U.S. Space Force Today the President signed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act and with it, directed the … Continue reading

Posted in Food for the soul, Food for thought, Future Veterans, General Messages, Guest authors, Humor | Tagged , | Leave a comment

When not to “Take the Pain”–New Urgent Care benefit for VA enrollees

Bill jargon.  Yawn. But stay with me for a little while because the Urgent Care* benefit is worth knowing about– especially for veterans who only have VA health care. VA > Health Care > Community Care > Urgent Care: LINK. … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, Food for thought, General Messages, Guest authors, Medical News, non-va care, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

The Color of Kabul—Veteran artists impress

Happy Veterans Day! The VA runs social programs designed to build morale and skills by doing enjoyable things.  One just finished in Kalamazoo, Michigan (Oct. 28 -Nov.3).  It was called the National Veterans Creative Arts Competition and Festival. (LINK) The … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, Food for the soul, Food for thought, Future Veterans, General Messages, Guest authors, Uncategorized, vA news, Veterans arts, Veterans Day | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Les souvenirs de Viet-nam (1)

Sunday musings  Sometimes things I order from Amazon, perhaps a T-shirt or a kitchen towel, are tagged “Made in Vietnam.”  Here we are, decades later, and only God knows how many humans were killed during the Vietnam War, and afterward.  … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, Food for the soul, Food for thought, Future Veterans, General Messages, Guest authors, History, Uncategorized, Vietnam War history | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

“Service connection for melioidosis is granted”

Burkholderia pseudomallei, (B. pseudomallei) is a bacteria found mainly in the tropics; it  sickens and kills humans and animals.  Anyone directly exposed to tropical soil and water can become infected if there is an opening in skin; ingestion (food/fluids); inhalation … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, Blood info, BvA Decisions, General Messages, Guest authors, medical injections, Medical News, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Before and After: Hepatitis C screening

My, my, my–what a difference a few years and the new direct-acting antiviral (DAA) make in influencing public health policy.  In 2013, the U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) HCV  recommended one-free screening for Woodstock-loving Baby Boomers born between … Continue reading

Posted in General Messages, Guest authors, HCV Health, HCV Risks (documented), hepatitis, medical injections, Medical News, Uncategorized, VA Health Care, vA news, Vietnam Disease Issues | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Veterans’ Day, Centenary of WWI 1918-2018

A melange of resources: UK Royal British Legion–Poppy Legion Twitter (Link)–They went all out.  White House Twitter (Link) Battle of Belleau Wood Wikipedia (1–26 June 1918) (Link) White House Flickr photos (Link) VA Twitter (Link) It’s a big weekend in France … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, Food for the soul, Food for thought, General Messages, Guest authors, Inspirational Veterans, Uncategorized, Veterans Day | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Time to smile for Halloween DoD-style in California, Virginia and Georgia

Making happy memories for good kids–nice! Kiedove (Guest author)  

Posted in Food for the soul, Food for thought, Future Veterans, General Messages, Guest authors, Humor, Uncategorized | Tagged | 1 Comment