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A great symbol for the community (Staff Blog)


If you didn’t make it to the Veterans Day observance at Veterans Park, you missed out on an absolutely tremendous event, in spite of the sudden shower that hit the overflow crowd near the end of the ceremony.If you have been to Veterans Park, it is worth going back to again and again. If you haven’t been, it’s worth a visit. Sometimes, it’s easy to forget just how spectacular the place really is. Last Sunday ...

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Last updated 1 year, 8 months ago.
Posted in Military/Veteran Life.
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The wild blue yonder (Staff Blog)


Driving up I-95 Wednesday morning, I noticed three fighters in formation circling near the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport. At first glace, I thought it was more F-18s getting in some flight time.When I lived in Marietta, my pad was not far from Dobbins Air Reserve Base and Lockheed. The drone of F-18s overhead at 6 a.m. was my cue it was time to go to sleep (I worked nights). Sometimes I would sit on my ...

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Last updated 2 years ago.
Posted in Military/Veteran Life.
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The Case of the Missing Claim


It's been 94 days since my husband has medically retired. 94 days of calling the VA every few weeks to check on his claim just so we can track things..we get told the say thing everytime, the VA's handy dandy flow chart of time. 40 days to put the claim into the system and 30 days to mail the offical letter, why it takes 30 days to mail a letter I'm not sure..but okay.

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Last updated 2 years ago.
Posted in Military/Veteran Life.
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An Open Letter to Jack Kingston


Dear Mr Kingston,

My name is Heather Moates,I am the wife/caregiver to my husband who is a medically retired disabled vet(wounded warrior) we have 2 children and a houseful of animals. My husband is one of the over 300,000 vets who came home with PTSD and mTBI and while he looks fine on the outside the damages done to his brain have left him disabled and unfit for military duty, herein ...

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Last updated 2 years ago.
Posted in Military/Veteran Life.
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Still a trooper (Staff Blog)


To see James Sapp, and to see how he moves around and to see the ever-present twinkle in his eye, you would never know he is 90 years old.His old uniform, the one he wore as a paratrooper in World War II. He wears it when he gives talks to schools and groups. And the men who have followed in his steps in the Airborne have taken notice. Sapp got birthday greetings from Maj. Gen. ...

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Last updated 2 years, 1 month ago.
Posted in Military/Veteran Life.
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