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The Service™ is the Veterans Advantage Community blog for those who serve, those who care, and those who want to connect to all things military

Military & Veterans Life Cover Story: 57 Years Later, Reflections on the Olympics and Post-War Tokyo The global pandemic that reshaped how we function and interact as humans left no corner of the world untouched. Every aspect of our lives changed on the personal level, but the cancellation or disruption of seemingly invincible cultural touchstones like the Olympics served as stunning reminders of the uncertain times we all endured. An event that intertwines and invigorates the world once every four years is needed now more than ever after a period of such isolating international disconnect and despair. After countless fits and starts threatened to condemn the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as collateral damage of the pandemic, we will soon get to enjoy what the Japanese refer to as the “Recovery Games” After all, Japan won the right to host the Olympics on July 16, 2011 just months after 18,000 Japanese lost their lives during the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.
Scott Military & Veterans Life Scott's View: Remember the Medal of Honor This week’s “National Medal of Honor Day” was created to “foster public appreciation and recognition of Medal of Honor Recipients.” As a board member of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, this day holds special meaning for me. It is our nation’s highest military honor and represents the six values of courage, sacrifice, patriotism, citizenship, integrity, and commitment. David Semour, a West Point graduate, Army veteran, chief operating officer of American Airlines and a partner of Veterans Advantage, leads the Foundation as its Chairman.
Scott's View Military & Veterans Life Scott’s View: First Day of Fall 2020 & Preparing for the Future Can you believe the first day of fall has arrived? With hopes for a coronavirus vaccine emerging and a presidential election on the horizon, our nation is entering a period of uncertainty like nothing before in recent memory. No matter what the future holds, we’re committed to creating new offers for your lifestyle and everyday needs. Shop Veterans Advantage first by checking out our Military Discounts Marketplace daily.
Scott Higins Military & Veterans Life Scott's View: Darryl Hammond’s Story Reminds us to Take Care of our Military Families This week’s VetFamily profile of Darryl Hammond is a somber reminder of the silent casualties of war. The son of a World War II veteran, his childhood was haunted by the repercussions of dad’s PTSD that was not properly addressed. And while Hammond became a successful comedian and Saturday Night Live entertainer, he never quite escaped the chilling reminders of his youth. The good news is that he ultimately found closure and recovery after his father’s death. His story is a vivid reminder that we as a country and as individuals have a sacred obligation to address the silent illnesses of war, and find and provide the care and therapies for those in need, our military and veterans and their families.

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