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News & Much More: Military.com

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 | Category: Advocacy/Outreach - National

Military.com posted this mission statement, accessed on October 15, 2018, on their “About” web page:

Military.com is committed to the mission of connecting the military community to all the advantages earned in service to America. Military.com is a division of Monster Worldwide.

We started Military.com in 1999 to revolutionize the way the 30 million Americans with military affinity stay connected and informed. Today, we're the largest online military and veteran membership organization — 10 million members strong.

Military.com's free membership connects servicemembers, military families and veterans to all the benefits of service — government benefits, scholarships, discounts, lifelong friends, mentors, great stories of military life or missions, and much more.

We believe that the benefits earned in the service should be easier to access and written in plain English. We're passionate about helping members make the most of military experience throughout life.

Military.com's members are sharing stories, insider tips, news from the front lines, and unique slices of military life including the tough stuff of war.

Military.com provides headline news and technology updates since our community answers the call and makes news. We also cover the rest of the military experience — from great content like our user-generated videos in our popular "Shock and Awe" feature to our military equipment guide we present what makes the military unique (and fun).

We are proud that our Military.com team is made up of more than 60 percent veterans, including active members of the National Guard, reserve, and military spouses.<

In 2004, Military.com joined forces with Monster Worldwide to accelerate our growth and change the playing field for career and educational opportunities for servicemembers, veterans and military spouses. Monster's vision is bringing people together to advance their lives, which is a great fit with Military.com's "members first" ethos and goal of connecting the military community to all the benefits of service.

Perspectives: National Geographic’s Women in Military Services

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 | Category: History/Heritage - National

National Geographic offers a spectrum of articles about women in military services, past and current times.

Perspectives: PBS Digital Library of Veteran and Military Stories of Service

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 | Category: History/Heritage - International

PBS offers a digital library of veteran stories reflecting on generations past and present.

Search “veteran” or “military” on the PBS site to view their complete digital library.

June is PTSD Awareness Month: Resources for Veterans

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 | Category: Mental Health - National

The Department of Veterans Affairs hosts the “National Center for PTSD,” a national resource for research, treatments and connections to assist individuals experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other traumatic stress. This site offers information for veterans, caregivers, family and friends.

News: U.S. Coast Guard

Friday, May 27, 2022 | Category: Department of Defense - National

Current and past U.S. Coast Guard-released news is posted on this site with search capability.

ALS Awareness Month of May: Military/Veterans at Greater Risk of Developing ALS

Friday, May 27, 2022 | Category: Health Care - International

The ALS Association’s Defense Health Research Programs office reported:

‘The ALS Association has developed a report, “ALS in the Military: Unexpected Consequences of Military Service,” that details the numerous studies that have been conducted which have found that:

Military veterans, regardless of the branch of service, regardless of the era in which they served, and regardless of whether they served during a time of peace or a time of war, are at a greater risk of dying from ALS than if they had not served in the military. The full report is available on The ALS Association’s website, www.alsa.org/Military and includes reviews of numerous studies, reports, and other evidence demonstrating the link between ALS and military service.’

ALS Awareness Month of May: ALS in the Military...Unexpected Consequences of Military Service

Friday, April 29, 2022 | Category: Health Care - National

On April 11, 2019, the ALS Association released a report, “ALS in the Military: Unexpected Consequences of Military Service,” including reviews of numerous studies, reports, and other evidence demonstrating the link between ALS and military service. In summary:

‘Existing evidence supports the conclusion that people who have served in the military are at a greater risk of developing ALS and dying from the disease than those with no history of military service. As outlined in this paper, study after study continues to demonstrate this to be true: If you serve in the military, regardless of the branch of service, regardless of whether you served in the Persian Gulf War, Vietnam, Korea, or World War II, and regardless of whether you served during a time of peace or a time of war, you are at a greater risk of dying from ALS than if you had not served in the military. The questions we are asking today are these: Why is there a greater risk of ALS with military service? And what are we, as a nation, going to do about it?

It is the goal of The ALS Association that this paper raise awareness of the important work that so far has been done on the relationship between ALS and military service. In this effort, we hope to impress upon the Congress, the Administration and the American public the seriousness of this issue and the need to act now.’

In 2008, the VA implemented regulations to establish a “presumption of service connection” for ALS. Under the regulation, the VA presumes that ALS in military veterans was incurred or aggravated by a veteran’s service in the military. Veterans diagnosed with ALS are rated 100% disabled by the VA through an expedited claims process, understanding the fast progression of the disease and the need for medical equipment and services. The disabled veteran and their survivors are eligible for “service connected” benefits.

The month of May is “ALS Awareness Month,” providing an opportunity to better understand what is known about the disease and how to help afflicted veterans and others as well as their families. A reputable starting point is the ALS Association (http://www.alsa.org/search/search.jsp?query=ALS+Military&Image2.x=0&Image2.y=0).

National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month April 2022

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 | Category: Sexual Harassment/Assault/Trauma - International

The month of April is “National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.” Sexual assault and harassment remain systemically prevalent in many institutions, including the United States military.  Long-term prevention measures are needed to effect socio-cultural attitudinal change as well as ensure safe federal work environments where employees can report incidences without fear of reprisal and/or retaliation and receive just knowledgeable and legal representation.

This link includes extensive “Military Sexual Assault” and “Military Sexual Trauma’” references.

This ongoing campaign intends to raise public awareness about sexual violence in our nation and its prevalence within federal, state, public and private institutions and businesses and societal subcultures.

Women’s History Month

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 | Category: History/Heritage - International

Every year in March, women’s continuing national and international contributions are studied, recognized and celebrated around the globe.

Go Red for Women: National Heart Month

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 | Category: Health Care - National

February is the national campaign month to raise awareness about women's heart health.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women with and without military service. Please click on link for more information.

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