April 2015

Researchers start program to help first responders maintain health

4/30/2015 - Researchers start program to get first responders in shape

Many first responders are not in the proper physical shape because their departments do not require them to follow strict physical standards. read more »

How can you prepare your children for your deployment?

4/30/2015 - How can you prepare your children for your deployment?

When you receive the news that you will be deployed, it is important that you act quickly in preparing your kids for your departure and the months you will be away. read more »

How can first responders manage their stress?

4/27/2015 - How can first responders alleviate stress?

The job of a first responder can be incredibly stressful and begin to take a toll on his or her well-being. read more »

5 tips for veterans trying to transition into a civilian job

4/22/2015 - 5 tips for veterans seeking employment

Veterans have multiple resources available to them that were designed to guide them throughout the job hunting process. read more »

Residents hold first-ever First Responders Appreciation Day

4/20/2015 - Community honors servicemembers with First Responders Appreciation Day

Members of the Wick Road Baptist Church organized the first-ever First Responders Appreciation Day. read more »

Beaverton, Oregon, becomes Purple Heart City to support veterans

4/17/2015 - Beaverton becomes Purple Heart City to support veterans

Beaverton, Oregon, recently announced itself as the Purple Heart City in honor of the veterans who live there. read more »

Boston thanks first responders on anniversary of marathon bombings

4/16/2015 - Civilians thank first responders on anniversary of Boston bombings

Boston held its first One Boston Day on April 15 to mark the second anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. read more »

Veterans for Hope comes to aid of homeless vet

4/16/2015 - Hope for Veterans provides home for retired Army servicemember

The Veterans for Hope program provides homeless vets with a place to live.  read more »

Florida congresswoman introduces act to aid injured veterans

4/15/2015 - Florida congresswoman introduces act to aid wounded veterans

Florida congresswomen Gwen Graham recently introduced a new plan that would help military servicemembers recovering from injuries from their time in Iraq and Afghanistan. read more »

Celebrate National Public Safety Telecommunications Week

4/15/2015 - Celebrate National Public Safety Telecommunications Week

Every year during the second full week of April, National Public Safety Telecommunications Week takes place as a way to honor first responders who handle emergency calls. read more »

New Tennessee program to aid young servicemembers

4/13/2015 - New Tennessee program to aid young servicemembers

Referred to as House Bill 8, the legislation will make sure that high school students who train their junior and senior years in the National Guard or who go on to advanced training after their senior year will be eligible to partake in the Tennessee Promise Program. read more »

Hockey match raises money for disabled vets

4/10/2015 - First responders compete in hockey game to support disabled vets

Residents from Royal Oak, Michigan, believe that disabled servicemembers should be honored for their sacrifices. This is why the city is hosting this year's Guns & Hoses hockey game for the Michigan Warriors Hockey Program. read more »

New bill may improve benefits for women veterans

4/9/2015 - New law looks to improve benefits for female veterans

Senators in Connecticut have recently announced a bill that aims to give women veterans more benefits and provide services that they can use as they transition to civilian life. read more »

First responders in Maryland honored for bravery

4/8/2015 - First responders in Maryland honored for bravery

To honor their courage and commitment to protecting the lives of others, Montgomery County presented the servicemen with an award at Montgomery County's 41st Annual Public Safety Awards. read more »

France awards WWII vets with Legion of Honor

4/7/2015 - France awards WWII vets with Legion of Honor

Created by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, the Medal of Chevalier of the French National Order of the Legion of Honor is France's highest decoration. read more »

Sen. Warren introduces bill to honor POW and MIA servicemembers

4/7/2015 - Sen. Warren pushes bill to honor POW/MIA servicemembers

U.S. senators Elizabeth Warren and Marco Rubio have introduced a bill to the Senate and House that focuses on admiring the incredible sacrifice that these soldiers have made for their country. read more »

Veteran writes book to explain PTSD to daughter

4/3/2015 - Veteran writes book explaining PTSD for his daughter

One of the struggles that military veterans face during life after service is mental illnesses like post-traumatic stress disorder. read more »

University plans veteran workshop for future care providers

4/3/2015 - University plans veteran event to educate future care providers

The University of Indiana has recently announced that it will be holding the Veterans Interprofessional Case Competition on April 7. read more »

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald recently visited Helena, Montana, to discuss health care with the area's veteran population.

4/1/2015 - VA secretary speaks to Montana vets

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald recently visited Helena, Montana, to discuss health care with the area's veteran population. read more »

The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced it would be granting $30 million to help Los Angeles area homeless veterans in their life after service.

4/1/2015 - $30 million grant announced to eradicate veteran homelessness in LA

The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced it would be granting $30 million to help Los Angeles area homeless veterans in their life after service. read more »

On Mon. March 30 the White House and the Pentagon agreed to support a proposed overhaul of military pay and benefits packages.

4/1/2015 - White House backs changes to military pay

On Monday, March 30, the White House and the Pentagon agreed to support a proposed overhaul of military pay and benefits packages. read more »