Members of the Blinded Veterans Association of Wisconsin got together in Oak Creek, Wisconsin along with members of the American Legion, Lions, CVSO Association of Wisconsin and other organizations to celebrate National Blinded Veterans Day on March 28th. The event was led by John Carter, President of BVA Wisconsin with a keynote presented by Dan […]
A small program was Thursday August 11, for Civil War U.S. Army Pvt. Garrett Butler, who is buried in the Bridgeport Cemetery. The Crawford County Veterans Service Office coordinated the historically honorable event, which was attended by Butler’s great-granddaughter Dorothy Huotari, of Sun City, AZ, among others.
Proper disposal of waste during deployment is essential to prevent health problems and protect service members. In certain situations when sanitary and waste management facilities are unavailable, this waste may be burned in an open pit. Pits used for this purpose are referred to as “burn pits.” Since any particular trash burn is made up […]
pproximately 200,000 U.S. military personnel occupied Hiroshima and Nagasaki after WWII. n additional 200,000 personnel were participants in over 235 nuclear weapons tests between 1945 and 1962, conducted in the merican West and the Pacific Ocean. The U.S. government has determined that these veterans are entitled to V health care and, in certain cases, V […]
nyone who has visited the Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison or their website (museum.dva.state.wi.us) knows they have a wealth of information available concerning Wisconsin veterans. You will find information such as Wisconsin’s contributions to military conflicts back to the Civil War and information regarding veterans’ organizations. You will also find a very interesting date base […]
s we get older many of us have difficulty getting around in our own homes. Veterans who have difficulty because of a severe service-connected disability may receive a grant from the US Department of Veterans ffairs (V) to make life a little easier. For these veterans the V offers the Specially dapted Housing Benefit for […]
Many disabled veterans may be due increased V.. compensation benefits for service-related disabilities and not be aware of it. Disability ratings are based on the limitations and symptoms the veteran had at the time the V.. last evaluated the veteran. The V.. generally does not call a veteran back in for re-evaluation more than once […]
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety condition which can develop for those who experience combat or go through almost any other traumatic event, such as physical or sexual assault, or witnessing the injury or death of another person. The symptoms of PTSD can include depression, panic, irritability, nightmares, exaggerated startle response, isolation, guilt […]