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Oveta Culp Hobby
Oveta Culp Hobby was a boost to the nation as the first Director of the Womens’ Army Corps and as the first woman to receive the US Army’s Distinguished Service Medal, and as the first Secretary of the Dept. of Health Education and Welfare.
Like the cotton fibers which filled her childhood, Irene Trowell-Harris, RN, Ed D. USAF Major General Retired twined her dreams into a filament of education and that filament into a cord of nursing skills and that cord into a banner of distinguished military service.
The story of Molly Pitcher took on the quality of folklore, embellishing deeds here, slipping away from the facts there. But Molly Pitcher epitomized the bravery of women who fought for their country’s freedom.
Margaret Cochran Corbin
Immortalized as the first woman to receive veteran’s benefits -- what a thin epitaph to put on a woman whose entire life was a battle from which she never faltered.
The Establishment of Women into the US Military
Six years from Women's Army Auxilliary Corps to the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act, and a short thirty years until a gender-unified military: a phenomenally brief time in the span of human history.
Employability Skills for Veterans
Employability skills are those qualities which help you work with others: basic academic skills, higher-order thinking skills, and personality. If you can't apply them to your post-military career, you’re not going to get hired in this highly competitive job market.
Giving to Veteran Organizations
There are many fantastic charitable organizations to assist veterans. However, I have come to the conclusion that for every good charitable organization for veterans, there are many not-so-savory ones. Here are some simple clues to help you decide who gets your money.
The Few, the Brave, the Homeless
They are not someone else’s son or daughter, they are not fellow soldiers tortured beyond sanity by the things they have experienced, they are not actually “us”, they are “them” – the homeless.
From the Battlefield to the Homefront
The battle is over. Your hero has come home from the war. But now you can’t get him out of bed. How do you help your beloved veteran cope with the transition from the battlefield to the homefront?
Combating PTSD During the Holidays
Between the week of Thanksgiving and the sixth of January, we as social beings put ourselves through absolute emotional torture. Add to that the agony of dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and is it any wonder why so many veterans dread the holidays?
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