care packages Military & Veterans Life 5 Ways to Help Our Troops, Military Families, and Veterans in Need this Holiday Season Many veterans return from duty to lead full lives with successful careers. But it’s important to keep in mind, especially during the holidays, that some military and veterans do not have a strong support system. Many of our brothers and sisters struggle with Post Traumatic Stress, are alone for the holidays or, sadly, have struggled to find employment and don’t even have a home this winter. 
POPS Christmas Concert Military & Veterans Life Scott's View: Philly POPS Salute Military and First Responders with Free Christmas Concert Last Friday, December 1st, Lin and I were lucky enough to attend the Philly POPS annual holiday benefit concert I’ll Be Home for Christmas: A Salute to the Military and First Responders, as guests of HeroVet Chuck Widger (hyperlink to Chuck’s profile) and his spouse Barbara. For the fourth year, the 65-piece POPS orchestra kicked off it’s Christmas concert season by hosting free tickets for 2,000 members of the military, veterans, police and fire departments, and their families. 
Geoff and Brandi Bell at the Harvest Festival Military & Veterans Life Member Stories: Geoff Bell, Army Vet, Helps Save Lives After Mandalay Bay Shooting in Las Vegas “We were in the VIP section on the right side of the stage. I wasn’t concerned at first because the shots sounded really high-pitched, like a Black Cat firework, not like a gun at all,” Geoff remembers. “But then the guy beside us got shot and I knew that something was going on. He [Steven Paddock] shot off 10 rounds, then another 10 rounds, and then 20 rounds, and then it sounded like he went through like a 50 round belt or 100 rounds because it just kept going.
family moving Military & Veterans Life The Ultimate Military Moving Guide for Your Next PCS When you receive a Permanent Change of Station Order (PCS), it’s time to immediately jump to action! In this guide we will cover the general things you must do to prepare for your move, as well as who you'll need to contact, entitlements you likely qualify to help you plan for your move financially, and how to navigate the many moving options available to you. You can jump in no matter how short-notice your move might be and no matter how many family members (and furbabies) you are moving. You ready? Let's get started!
David Fawcett, United Airlines Captain Military & Veterans Life United Airlines Captain David Fawcett Remembers 9/11 and Flight 93 This past Monday was the 16th anniversary of the tragic terrorist attacks that shook our nation on September 11th, 2001. Veterans Advantage posted a Facebook update on the 11th in remembrance of the Americans that lost their lives that day, thanking the firefighters and police who courageously responded, as well as those servicemembers who have continued to fight to defend our freedoms each and every day since.
Will Jean Harney, Army, during his service in Europe WWII Military & Veterans Life Member Stories: Will Jean Harney, WWII Army Veteran and Lifelong Army Reserve Member Jean Harney Jones, of Morehead, Kentucky, wrote us this week to honor the story of her late father, Will Jean Harney, who served in the Army during WWII and spent his entire life as a service member in the Army Reserve 810 Convalescent Unit. “My father’s entire life centered around his service in the Army. It was where he made his best friends, bonded with his older brothers, and found a rewarding, lifelong career,” Jean told us.

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